Sophie Ellis-Bextor was born on April 10, 1979 in London, England as Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor. She has been married to Richard Jones since June 25, 2005. They have four children.

Actress (36 credits)
 2018 LCAW Feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Hummingbird (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor (voice)
 2017 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Death of Love – Mariachi Version (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2017 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Death of Love (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2017 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Wild Forever (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2016 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Crystallise (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2016 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Come with Us (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2014 Psychobitches (TV Mini-Series)
Nancy Mitford

Episode #2.1 (2014) … Nancy Mitford
 2014 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: The Deer & the Wolf – Acoustic Version (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2014 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: The Deer & the Wolf (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2014 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Love Is a Camera (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2014 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Runaway Daydreamer (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2013 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Young Blood (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2012 Mathieu Bouthier Feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Beautiful (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor (voice)
 2012 Bob Sinclar Feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor & Gilbere Forte: Fuck with You (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor (voice)
 2011 The Feeling Feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Leave Me Out of It (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2011 Life’s Too Short (TV Series)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Episode #1.7 (2011) … Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2011 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Starlight (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2010 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Bittersweet (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2008 The Town That Boars Me (Short)
Scared Piano Player
 2007 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Today the Sun’s on Us (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2007 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Me and My Imagination (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2007 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Catch You (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2005 Busface Feat. Mademoiselle E.B.: Circles (Just My Good Time) (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor (as Mademoiselle E.B.)
 2003 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: I Won’t Change You (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2003 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Mixed Up World (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2002 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Music Gets the Best of Me – Version 1 (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2002 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Music Gets the Best of Me – Version 2 (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2002 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Get Over You (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2002 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Move This Mountain (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 2001 Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Take Me Home (A Girl Like Me) (Video short)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
 1996 Frontiers (TV Series)
Rosie Jarrett

Palmer Is Found Murdered (1996) … Rosie Jarrett
Cheerleader Murder (1996) … Rosie Jarrett
Two Teenagers Kidnapped (1996) … Rosie Jarrett

Self (99 credits)
 2018 Jeremy Vine (TV Series)
Herself – Panellist

Episode #1.34 (2018) … Herself – Panellist
 2001-2018 Blue Peter (TV Series)
Herself – Musical Guest / Herself

Big 60th Birthday (2018) … Herself – Musical Guest
Episode dated 7 December 2001 (2001) … Herself
 2016-2018 Lorraine (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

Episode dated 25 September 2018 (2018) … Herself – Guest
Episode dated 28 October 2016 (2016) … Herself – Guest
 2018 The One Show (TV Series)
Herself – Performer

Episode dated 21 September 2018 (2018) … Herself – Performer
 2018 Zoe Ball on … (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

Sunday 15 (2018) … Herself – Guest
 2014-2018 Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (TV Series)
Herself – Performer / Herself

Episode #15.2 (2018) … Herself – Performer
Episode #11.1 (2014) … Herself
 2017 Room 101 (TV Series)

Bonus Bellyaches (2017) … Herself
 2017 Eurovision: You Decide (TV Special)
 2013-2016 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (TV Series documentary)
Herself / Herself – Friday Panel

Episode #13.10 (2016) … Herself – Friday Panel
Episode #10.60 (2013) … Herself
Episode #10.58 (2013) … Herself
Episode #10.55 (2013) … Herself
Episode #10.49 (2013) … Herself
 2016 Quotidien (TV Series)

Episode dated 28 September 2016 (2016) … Herself
 2016 Pointless Celebrities (TV Series)
Herself – Contestant

Strictly (2016) … Herself – Contestant
 2014-2016 Weekend (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

Episode #3.41 (2016) … Herself – Guest
Episode #1.1 (2014) … Herself – Guest
 2007-2016 Loose Women (TV Series)
Herself / Herself – Performer

Episode #20.125 (2016) … Herself
Episode #18.188 (2014) … Herself
Episode #18.121 (2014) … Herself – Performer
Episode #18.62 (2013) … Herself
Episode #14.170 (2010) … Herself
 2015 Tim Rice: A Life in Song (TV Movie)
Herself (as Sophie Ellis Bexter)
 2015 Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song (TV Special)
Herself – Performer
 2015 Greatest Disney Songs (TV Movie)
 2013-2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series)
Herself – Contestant / Herself – Audience Member

Christmas Special 2014 (2014) … Herself – Contestant
Christmas Special (2013) … Herself – Audience Member (uncredited)
Week 13: The Grand Final Show Two (2013) … Herself – Contestant
Week 13: The Grand Final Show One (2013) … Herself – Contestant
Week 12: The Semi-Final Results (2013) … Herself – Contestant
 2014 Sunday Brunch (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

Episode #1.126 (2014) … Herself – Guest
Episode #1.96 (2014) … Herself – Guest
 2014 Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose (TV Series)

Episode #1.7 (2014) … Herself
 2014 Britpop at Maida Vale (TV Short)
 2014 The BRIT Awards 2014 (TV Special)
 2011-2014 Daybreak (TV Series)
Herself / Herself – Fashion Judge

Episode dated 31 January 2014 (2014) … Herself
Episode dated 26 May 2011 (2011) … Herself – Fashion Judge
Episode dated 25 May 2011 (2011) … Herself – Fashion Judge
Episode dated 23 May 2011 (2011) … Herself
Episode dated 5 May 2011 (2011) … Herself
 2013 The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (TV Special)
 2013 Alan Carr: Chatty Man (TV Series)

Episode #11.6 (2013) … Herself
 2012 Squeeze Take Me I’m Yours (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 All Star Family Fortunes (TV Series)

Episode #7.5 (2012) … Herself
 2011 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (TV Series)

Episode #3.17 (2011) … Herself
 2011 The Rob Brydon Show (TV Series)

Episode #2.3 (2011) … Herself
 2011 Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model (TV Series)
Herself – Guest Judge

Episode #7.5 (2011) … Herself – Guest Judge
 2011 Popstar to Operastar (TV Series)
Herself – Musical Guest

The Semi-Final: The Results (2011) … Herself – Musical Guest
 2011 Breakfast (TV Series)
Herself – Singer

Episode dated 14 June 2011 (2011) … Herself – Singer
 2011 Britain’s Got More Talent (TV Series)

Episode #5.11 (2011) … Herself
 2011 That Sunday Night Show (TV Series)

Episode #1.8 (2011) … Herself
 2011 Brit Awards 2011 (TV Special)
 2011 Michel Roux’s Service (TV Series)

Episode #1.7 (2011) … Herself
 2010 The Million Pound Drop Live (TV Series)

Episode #3.1 (2010) … Herself
 2010 The 5 O’Clock Show (TV Series)

Episode #1.33 (2010) … Herself
 2010 Koko Pop (TV Series)

Episode #1.5 (2010) … Herself
 2010 Justin Lee Collins: Good Times (TV Series)

Episode #1.5 (2010) … Herself
 2009-2010 Xposé (TV Series)

Episode #4.92 (2010) … Herself
Episode #3.232 (2009) … Herself
Episode #3.204 (2009) … Herself
Episode #3.192 (2009) … Herself
 2009 Toy Stories (TV Series documentary)

Plasticine (2009) … Herself (uncredited)
 2009 T4 on the Beach 2009 (TV Movie)
 2009 Heston’s Feasts (TV Series documentary)

Heston’s Tudor Feast (2009) … Herself
 2008 2008 World Music Awards (TV Special)
 2008 Twiggy’s Frock Exchange (TV Series)

Episode #1.3 (2008) … Herself
 2008 Visionaries (TV Series)

Chopin vs Verdi (2008) … Herself
 2008 London 2012 Party (TV Movie)
 2008 The Great British Menu (TV Series)

 2008 Guilty Pleasures (TV Movie)
 2001-2008 Richard & Judy (TV Series)

Episode dated 7 March 2008 (2008) … Herself
Episode dated 29 November 2001 (2001) … Herself
 1998-2008 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series)

Episode #21.10 (2008) … Herself
Episode #4.4 (1998) … Herself (as Sophie Ellis Bextor)
 2007 The Wright Stuff (TV Series)
Herself – Guest Panelist

Episode dated 23 July 2007 (2007) … Herself – Guest Panelist
 2007 Let’s Dance (TV Series)

2. Show: Rumba oder Quickstep (2007) … Herself
 2007 The Dame Edna Treatment (TV Series)

Episode #1.6 (2007) … Herself
 2007 Deadline (TV Series)

Episode #1.2 (2007) … Herself
 2007 Brit Awards 2007 (TV Special)
 2007 Happy Hour (TV Series)

Episode #1.4 (2007) … Herself (uncredited)
 2007 Tubridy Tonight (TV Series)

Episode #3.15 (2007) … Herself
 2006 New Year Live (TV Movie)
 2005 Celebrate the Sound of Music (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Liquid News (TV Series)

Episode dated 23 March 2004 (2004) … Herself
 2004 Brit Awards 2004 (TV Special)
 2003 CD:UK (TV Series)

Episode dated 6 December 2003 (2003) … Herself
 2001-2003 GMTV (TV Series)

Episode dated 5 December 2003 (2003) … Herself
Episode dated 14 June 2002 (2002) … Herself
Episode dated 4 January 2002 (2002) … Herself
Episode dated 4 December 2001 (2001) … Herself
 2003 On Tour Diary (Video documentary short)
Herself (uncredited)
 2003 Sophie Ellis Bextor: Interview (Video short)
Herself (uncredited)
 2003 Watch My Lips (Video)
Herself – Vocals (as Sophie Ellis Bextor)
 2003 Children in Need (TV Series)

Episode #1.24 (2003) … Herself
 2003 TV total (TV Series)

Episode dated 30 October 2003 (2003) … Herself (as Sophie Ellis Bextor)
 2003 The Late Late Show (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

Episode dated 24 October 2003 (2003) … Herself – Guest
 2000-2003 Top of the Pops (TV Series)

Episode dated 24 October 2003 (2003) … Herself
Episode dated 21 December 2001 (2001) … Herself
Episode dated 14 December 2001 (2001) … Herself
Episode dated 25 December 2000 (2000) … Herself (as Spiller)
Episode dated 1 September 2000 (2000) … Herself (as Spiller)
 2002-2003 V Graham Norton (TV Series)

Episode #5.4 (2003) … Herself
Episode #1.19 (2002) … Herself
 2003 The Kumars at No. 42 (TV Series)

Episode #4.5 (2003) … Herself
 2003 British Style Awards 2003 (TV Special)
 2003 On a tout essayé (TV Series)

 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 (TV Special)
Herself – Presenter
 2002 The National Music Awards 2002 (TV Special)
Herself – Performer
 2002 The Frank Skinner Show (TV Series)

Episode #6.11 (2002) … Herself
 2002 Música sí (TV Series)

Episode dated 16 November 2002 (2002) … Herself
 2001-2002 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series)

Episode #3.4 (2002) … Herself
Episode #1.7 (2001) … Herself
 2002 Tout le monde en parle (TV Series)

Episode dated 2 November 2002 (2002) … Herself
 2002 RI:SE (TV Series)

Episode #1.133 (2002) … Herself
Episode #1.25 (2002) … Herself
 2002 Hyper show (TV Series documentary)

Episode dated 12 September 2002 (2002) … Herself
 2002 Maru a la tarde (TV Series)
Herself – Musical Guest

Episode dated 30 August 2002 (2002) … Herself – Musical Guest
 2002 Party in the Park 2002 (TV Special)
 2002 Mgp 2002 – de unges melodi grand prix (TV Special)
Herself – Performer (performing ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’)
 2002 Söndagsöppet (TV Series)

Episode #24.5 (2002) … Herself
 2002 Brit Awards 2002 (TV Special)
Herself – Presenter
 2001 Boy George: One on One (TV Series)
Herself – Guest (as Sophie Ellis Bexter)
 2001 The Saturday Show (TV Series)

Episode dated 24 November 2001 (2001) … Herself
 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards 2001 (TV Special documentary)
Herself – Presenter
 2001 Breakfast with Frost (TV Series)

Episode dated 2 September 2001 (2001) … Herself
 2001 T4 (TV Series)
Herself – Performer

Episode dated 15 July 2001 (2001) … Herself – Performer
 2001 Top of the Pops Plus (TV Series)

Episode #1.38 (2001)
 2001 The Big Breakfast (TV Series)

Episode dated 15 June 2001 (2001) … Herself
 2001 100 Greatest Number One Singles (TV Special documentary)
 2000 Spiller: Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) (Video short)
 1998 T in the Park (TV Series)

Episode dated 5 August 1998 (1998) … Herself (as Theaudience)

Sophie Ellis-Bextor discography

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor discography
A British woman stands on a stage, wearing a black dress and holding a microphone in her left hand.

Ellis-Bextor performing at
The Mall, London
Studio albums 6
Compilation albums 1
Video albums 1
Music videos 25
EPs 1
Singles 31
Remix albums 1

The English singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor has released six studio albums, one extended play, one video album, twenty-one singles (including eight as a featured performer) and seventeen music videos. Ellis-Bextor debuted in 1997 as frontwoman of the indie music group theaudience, whose single “I Know Enough (I Don’t Get Enough)” reached the top twenty-five on the United Kingdom singles chart.[1]

Her solo debut album, Read My Lips, was released in September 2001. The album reached number two on the UK Albums Chart and was certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).[2][3] The record experienced international success; it sold more than 1.5 million albums worldwide.[4] It produced four singles, three of which reached the top three in the UK.[5] Ellis-Bextor’s second album, Shoot from the Hip, was released in October 2003. The album reached number nineteen in the UK and produced two top ten singles.[2][5] Trip the Light Fantastic, her third album, was released in May 2007. It album reached number seven in the UK.[2] The album produced three singles, one of which reached the top ten in the UK.[5]

In 2009, Ellis-Bextor collaborated with dance music group Freemasons on the single “Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)“, which reached the top 20 in the UK.[5] Her fourth studio album, Make a Scene was released in 2011, charting at number 33 on the UK Albums Chart.

For her fifth studio album, Wanderlust, Ellis-Bextor moved to a different style. The album, filled with ballads and folk songs, was released on 20 January 2014 and debuted at number 4 in the UK and at number one on the UK Indie Albums chart. The lead single, “Young Blood“, also made the top forty on the Official Singles Chart and top five on the Indie Chart.[6]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
Read My Lips 2 9 18 33 10 13 10 7 9 26
Shoot from the Hip
  • Released: 27 October 2003 (UK)[20]
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, digital download, Digital Audio Tape
19 99 84 39 35
  • BPI: Silver[3]
Trip the Light Fantastic
  • Released: 21 May 2007 (UK)[21]
  • Label: Fascination
  • Formats: CD, digital download, Digital Audio Tape
7 81 87 93 28
Make a Scene
  • Released: 12 June 2011 (UK)[22]
  • Label: EBGB’s, Universal
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Released: 20 January 2014[23]
  • Label: EBGB’s
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
  • BPI: Silver[3]
  • Released: 2 September 2016[24]
  • Label: EBGB’s
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Remix albums[edit]

List of remix albums
Title Album details
  • Released: 3 November 2014[25]
  • Label: EBGB’s
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
The Song Diaries[26]
  • Release: Autumn 2018[27]
  • Label: EBGB’s
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Details
iTunes Festival: London 2009[28]
  • Released: 30 July 2009 (UK)[28]
  • Label: Fascination
  • Formats: Digital download


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Take Me Home 2001 2 79 6 79 18
  • BPI: Silver[3]
Read My Lips
Murder on the Dancefloor 2 3 10 7 5 11 2 7 2 7
Get Over You” / “Move This Mountain 2002 3 4 35 36 23 28 11 13 3 15
Music Gets the Best of Me 14 28 54 25 76 25 53
Mixed Up World 2003 7 32 44 58 69 26 76 45 Shoot from the Hip
I Won’t Change You 9 53 80 40
Catch You 2007 8 44 57 29 84 92 Trip the Light Fantastic
Me and My Imagination 23 59
Today the Sun’s on Us 64
Bittersweet 2010 25 53 Make a Scene
Off & On 2011
“Revolution” 2012
Young Blood 2013 34 Wanderlust
Runaway Daydreamer 2014
Love Is a Camera
The Deer & the Wolf
“Come with Us” 2016 Familia
“Wild Forever” 2017
“Death of Love”
Love Is You 2018 The Song Diaries
Take Me Home(Orchestral version)
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)
(Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2000 1 1 16 13 17 14 1 13 1 5
  • BPI: Platinum[3]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[37]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[38]
non-album single
Circles (Just My Good Time)
(Busface featuring Mademoiselle E.B.)
2005 96 63 Devils, Sharks & Spaceships
Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)
(Freemasons featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2009 13 51 33 38 85 Shakedown 2
Can’t Fight This Feeling
(Junior Caldera featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2010 13 Début
Not Giving Up on Love
(Armin van Buuren vs. Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
165 26 8 Mirage
“Leave Me Out of It”[39]
(The Feeling featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2011 Together We Were Made
“Fuck with You”
(Bob Sinclar featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Gilbere Forte)
35 144 Disco Crash
(Mathieu Bouthier featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2012 non-album single
“Back 2 Paradise”[41]
(Guéna LG & Amir Arfagan featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2014 Momentum
“Only Child”[42]
(DedRekoning featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
non-album single
(LCAW featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2018 Meet in the Middle EP
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
If I Can’t Dance 2008 Trip the Light Fantastic

Other appearances[edit]

List of non-single appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album / Release
“Black Holes for the Young”[44]
(Manic Street Preachers featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
1998 “The Everlasting” single
“Johnny A (Remix)”[45]
(Departure Lounge featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2000 Out of There
One Way or Another[46] 2002 The Guru soundtrack
“Want You More”[47] 2004 Suzie Gold soundtrack
“Dear Jimmy”[48] 2006 Popjustice: 100% Solid Pop Music
Jolene[49] 2008 Beautiful People soundtrack
“Rebellion (Lies)”[50] 2011 Songs to Save a Life: In Aid of Samaritans
“Save Myself”[51]
(Brian Cross featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2013 Pop Star: The Album
“True Faith”[52] 2014 BBC Radio 2: Sounds of the ’80s – Unique Covers of Classic Hits

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details
Watch My Lips[53]

Music videos[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of music videos as lead artist, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
“Take Me Home” 2001 Sophie Muller[54]
“Murder on the Dancefloor”
“Move This Mountain” 2002
“Get Over You” Max & Dania (as “MAD”)[54]
“Music Gets the Best of Me” (version 1) Sophie Muller[54]
“Music Gets the Best of Me” (version 2)
“Mixed Up World” 2003 Rupert Jones[55]
“I Won’t Change You” Trudy Bellinger[56]
“Catch You” 2007 Sophie Muller[57]
“Me and My Imagination” Nima Nourizadeh[58]
“Today the Sun’s on Us” Sophie Muller[59]
“Can’t Fight This Feeling” 2010 Jelle Posthuma[60]
“Bittersweet” Chris Sweeney[61]
“Starlight” 2011 Robin Bextor[62]
“Young Blood” 2013 Sophie Muller[63]
“Runaway Daydreamer” 2014
“Love Is a Camera”
“The Deer & the Wolf” Harry Cauty
“Come with Us” 2016 Sophie Muller
“Wild Forever” 2017
“Death of Love”

As featured artist[edit]

List of music videos as featured artist, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
“Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)”
(Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2000 Frank Nesemann[54]
“Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)”
(Freemasons featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2009 Chris Sweeney[64]
“Not Giving Up on Love”
(Armin van Buuren vs. Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2010 Sophie Muller[65]
“Back 2 Paradise”
(Guena LG & Amir Afargan featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2014 Svenno Koemans
(LCAW featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
2018 Tomek Ducki


Nancy Wilson (jazz singer)

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Wilson, 1968.
Background information
Birth name Nancy Sue Wilson
Born (1937-02-20)February 20, 1937
Chillicothe, Ohio, U.S.
Died December 13, 2018(2018-12-13) (aged 81)
Pioneertown, California, U.S.
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1956–2011
Associated acts

Nancy Sue Wilson (February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018) was an American singer whose career spanned over five decades, from the mid–1950s until her retirement in the early–2010s. She was notable for her single “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” and her version of the standard “Guess Who I Saw Today“.

Wilson recorded more than 70 albums and won three Grammy Awards for her work. During her performing career Wilson was labeled a singer of blues, jazz, R&B, pop, and soul, a “consummate actress”, and “the complete entertainer”. The title she preferred, however, was “song stylist”.[1] She received many nicknames including “Sweet Nancy”, “The Baby”, “Fancy Miss Nancy” and “The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice”.[2]

Early life[edit]

Nancy Sue Wilson was born on February 20, 1937 in Chillicothe, Ohio,[3][4] the first of six children of Olden Wilson, an iron foundry worker, and Lillian Ryan, a maid.[5][6] Wilson’s father would buy records to listen to at home. At an early age Wilson heard recordings from Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole, and Jimmy Scott with Lionel Hampton‘s Big Band. Wilson says: “The juke joint down on the block had a great jukebox and there I heard Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, LaVerne Baker, Little Esther“.[7] Wilson became aware of her talent while singing in church choirs, imitating singers as a young child, and performing in her grandmother’s house during summer visits.[6] By the age of four, she knew she would eventually become a singer.

At the age of 15, now attending Columbus, Ohio’s West High School, Wilson won a talent contest sponsored by the local ABC television station WTVN. The prize was an appearance on a twice-a-week television show, Skyline Melodies, which she later hosted.[8] She also worked clubs on the east side and north side of Columbus, Ohio, from the age of 15 until she graduated from West High School at age 17. Unsure of her future as an entertainer, she entered college to pursue teaching. She spent one year at Ohio’s Central State College (now Central State University) before dropping out and following her original ambitions. She auditioned and won a spot with Rusty Bryant‘s Carolyn Club Big Band in 1956. She toured with them throughout Canada and the Midwest in 1956 to 1958.[9] While in this group, Wilson made her first recording under Dot Records.[6]


With Lloyd Haynes in a guest appearance on TV’s Room 222 (1970)

When Wilson met Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, he suggested that she should move to New York City, believing that the big city would be the venue in which her career could bloom. In 1959, she relocated to New York with a goal of obtaining Cannonball’s manager John Levy as her manager and Capitol Records as her label.[10] Within four weeks of her arrival in New York she got her first big break, a call to fill in for Irene Reid at “The Blue Morocco”. The club booked Wilson on a permanent basis; she was singing four nights a week and working as a secretary for the New York Institute of Technology during the day. John Levy sent demos of “Guess Who I Saw Today“, “Sometimes I’m Happy“, and two other songs to Capitol. Capitol Records signed her in 1960.

Wilson and Danny Kaye, 1965

Wilson’s debut single, “Guess Who I Saw Today“, was so successful that between April 1960 and July 1962 Capitol Records released five Nancy Wilson albums. Her first album, Like in Love, displayed her talent in Rhythm and Blues. Adderley suggested that she should steer away from her original pop style and gear her music toward jazz and ballads.[6] In 1962, they collaborated, producing the album Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley, which propelled her to national prominence with the hit R&B song, “Save Your Love For Me“, and Wilson would later appear on Adderley’s live album In Person (1968). Between March 1964 and June 1965, four of Wilson’s albums hit the Top 10 on Billboards Top LPs chart. In 1963 “Tell Me The Truth” became her first truly major hit, leading up to her performance at the Coconut Grove in 1964 – the turning point of her career, garnering critical acclaim from coast to coast.[10] TIME said of her, “She is, all at once, both cool and sweet, both singer and storyteller.”[11] In 1964 Wilson released what became her most successful hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am“, which peaked at No. 11. From 1963 to 1971 Wilson logged eleven songs on the Hot 100, including two Christmas singles. However, “Face It Girl, It’s Over” was the only remaining non-Christmas song to crack the Top 40 for Wilson (#29, in 1968).

Wilson in March 1968

After making numerous television guest appearances, Wilson eventually got her own series on NBC, The Nancy Wilson Show (1967–1968), which won an Emmy.[6] Over the years she has appeared on many popular television shows from I Spy (more or less playing herself as a Las Vegas singer in the 1966 episode “Lori”, and a similar character in the 1973 episode “The Confession” of The F.B.I.[12]), Room 222, Hawaii Five-O, Police Story, The Jack Paar Program, The Sammy Davis Jr. Show (1966), The Danny Kaye Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Kraft Music Hall, The Sinbad Show,[6] The Cosby Show, The Andy Williams Show, The Carol Burnett Show, Soul Food, New York Undercover, and recently Moesha, and The Parkers.[10][13] She also appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The Tonight Show, The Arsenio Hall Show and The Flip Wilson Show.[6] She was in the 1993 Robert Townsend‘s The Meteor Man and in the film, The Big Score. She also appeared on The Lou Rawls Parade of Stars and the March of Dime Telethon.[6] She was signed by Capitol Records in the late 1970s and in an attempt to broaden her appeal she cut the album Life, Love and Harmony, an album of soulful, funky dance cuts that included the track “Sunshine”, which was to become one of her most sought-after recordings (albeit among supporters of the rare soul scene with whom she would not usually register). In 1977 she recorded the theme song for The Last Dinosaur, a made-for-TV movie which opened in theaters in Japan.

An undated photo of Wilson from the National Archives of Brazil.

In the 1980s, she recorded five albums for Japanese labels because she preferred recording live, and American labels frequently did not give her that option. She gained such wide popularity that she was selected as the winner of the annual Tokyo Song Festivals.[6]

In 1982 Wilson recorded with Hank Jones and the Great Jazz Trio. In that same year she recorded with the Griffith Park Band whose members included Chick Corea and Joe Henderson. In 1987 she participated in a PBS show entitled Newport Jazz ‘87 as the singer of a jazz trio with John Williams and Roy McCurdy.[9] In 1982 she also signed with CBS, her albums here including The Two of Us (1984), duets with Ramsey Lewis produced by Stanley Clarke; Forbidden Lover (1987), including the title-track duet with Carl Anderson; and A Lady with a Song, which became her 52nd album release in 1989. In 1989 Nancy Wilson in Concert played as a television special.[6] In the early 1990s, Wilson recorded an album paying tribute to Johnny Mercer with co-producer Barry Manilow entitled With My Lover Beside Me. In this decade she also recorded two other albums, Love, Nancy and her sixtieth album If I Had it My Way.[6] In the late 1990s, she teamed up with MCG Jazz, a youth-education program of the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild,[14] nonprofit, minority-directed, arts and learning organization located in Pittsburgh, PA.

In 1995, Wilson performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the San Francisco Jazz Festival in 1997.[9] In 1999, she hosted a show in honor of Ella Fitzgerald entitled Forever Ella on the A & E Network.[6] All the proceeds from 2001’s A Nancy Wilson Christmas went to support the work of MCG Jazz.[15] Wilson was the host on NPR‘s Jazz Profiles,[16] from 1996 to 2005. This series profiled the legends and legacy of jazz through music, interviews and commentary. Wilson and the program were the recipients of the George Foster Peabody Award in 2001.[17] Wilson’s second and third album with MCG Jazz, R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal) (2005), and Turned to Blue (2007), both won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. On September 10, 2011, she performed on a public stage for the last time at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. According to Wilson, “I’m not going to be doing it anymore, and what better place to end it than where I started – in Ohio.”[18]

Awards and honors[edit]

Wilson in 1997

In 1964, Wilson won her first Grammy Award for the best rhythm and blues recording for the album How Glad I Am. She was featured as a “grand diva” of jazz in a 1992 edition of Essence.[19] In the same year, she also received the Whitney Young Jr. Award from the Urban League. In 1998, she was a recipient of the Playboy Reader Poll Award for best jazz vocalist.[6]

In 1986, she was dubbed the Global Entertainer of the Year by the World Conference of Mayors. She received an award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in 1993; the NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award in 1998, and was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1999. She received the Trumpet Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1994.[19] Wilson received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990, at 6541 Hollywood Blvd.[20] She received honorary degrees from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Wilson has a street named after her in her hometown of Chillicothe, Ohio. She co-founded the Nancy Wilson Foundation, which exposes inner-city children to the country.[19] Wilson was the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships award in 2004, the highest honors that the United States government bestows upon jazz musicians.[21] In 2005 she received the NAACP Image Awards for Best Recording Jazz Artist. She received the 2005 UNCF Trumpet Award celebrating African-American achievement, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP in Chicago, and Oprah Winfrey‘s Legends Award.[22]

In September 2005, Wilson was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Wilson was a major figure in Civil Rights Movement. Wilson said, “This award means more to me than anything else I have ever received.”[23], August 20, 2006: “It’s been a long career for the polished Wilson, whose first albums appeared in the 1960s, and she faces that truth head-on in such numbers as ‘These Golden Years’ and ‘I Don’t Remember Ever Growing Up’. Shorter breathed these days, she can still summon a warm, rich sound and vividly tell a song’s story. With a big band behind her in ‘Taking a Chance on Love‘, she also shows there’s plenty of fire in her autumnal mood”.[24] At the Hollywood Bowl, August 29, 2007, Wilson celebrated her 70th birthday with an all-star event hosted by Arsenio Hall. Ramsey Lewis and his trio performed “To Know Her Is To Love Her“.

Personal life[edit]

Wilson married her first husband, drummer Kenny Dennis, in 1960. In 1963, their son, Kenneth (Kacy) Dennis Jr., was born, and by 1970, they divorced. On May 22, 1973, she married a Presbyterian minister, Reverend Wiley Burton. She gave birth to Samantha Burton in 1975, and the couple adopted Sheryl Burton in 1976. As a result of her marriage, she abstained from performing in various venues, such as supper clubs. For the following two decades, she successfully juggled her personal life and her career. In November 1998, both of her parents died; she called this year the most difficult of her life.[6]

In August 2006, Wilson was hospitalized with anemia and potassium deficiency, and was on I.V. sustenance while undergoing a complete battery of tests. She was unable to attend the UNCF Evening of Stars Tribute to Aretha Franklin and had to cancel the engagement. All of her other engagements were on hold pending doctors’ reports.[25][26]

In March 2008, she was hospitalized for lung complications, recovered, and claimed to be doing well.[25][26] In the same year, her husband, Wiley Burton, died after suffering from renal cancer.[27]

On December 13, 2018, Wilson died at her home in Pioneertown, California after a long illness. She was 81 years old.[28]

Grammy history[29][edit]

  • Career Wins: 3
  • Career Nominations: 7 (Note: In a 2007 interview, Wilson stated that she had been nominated more than 20 times.[30] However, the official Grammys website credits her with only 7.)
Nancy Wilson Grammy History (Wins Only)
Year Category Genre Title Label Result
2007 Best Jazz Vocal Album Jazz Turned to Blue MCG Jazz Winner
2005 Best Jazz Vocal Album Jazz R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal) MCG Jazz Winner
1965 Best Rhythm & Blues Recording R&B “How Glad I Am” Capitol Winner

Selected discography[edit]


DVD concert films[edit]


Zara Larsson

Zara Larsson

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Birth name Zara Maria Larsson
Born (1997-12-16) 16 December 1997 (age 20)
Solna, Sweden
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2008–present
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Zara Maria Larsson (/ˈzɑːrə/, Swedish pronunciation: [²sɑːra ˈlɑːʂɔn]; born 16 December 1997) is a Swedish singer and songwriter. At the age of 10, she achieved national fame in Sweden for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the Swedish version of British TV’s Got Talent.[1] Four years later, in 2012, Larsson signed with the record label TEN Music Group and released her debut EP album Introducing in January 2013. The single “Uncover” topped the music charts in Scandinavia: Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.[2] In February 2013, “Uncover” was certified Platinum by Universal Music Sweden.[3] In July 2013, her EP Introducing was certified 3× Platinum in the country.[4] Larsson signed a three-year contract with Epic Records in the United States in April 2013.[5] In 2016, she performed at the opening and closing ceremonies for UEFA Euro in France.[6]

Four years after her first album, Larsson’s debut international album So Good was released on 17 March 2017 and entered at number seven on the UK Albums Chart. It produced eight singles: “Lush Life“, “Never Forget You“, “Ain’t My Fault“, “I Would Like“, “So Good“, “Don’t Let Me Be Yours“, “Only You“, and “Symphony“, a collaboration with Clean Bandit. Almost all the album’s singles reached the top 15 in the UK. “Never Forget You” peaked in the United States at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, giving Larsson and English singer MNEK their first entries on the chart. Similarly, “Symphony” became Larsson’s first number one single on the UK Singles Chart.

In October 2018, Larsson released “Ruin My Life“, the lead single from her upcoming third album.

Early life[edit]

Larsson was born at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden, to Agnetha and Anders Larsson.[7][8] In an interview with Svenska Dagbladet, she said that she was born “dead” due to a lack of oxygen from nuchal cord.[8] She has a younger sister, Hanna, who is also a singer and a member of the band Hanna & Andrea.[9]

In a 2015 interview, Larsson said that she was accepted into the Adolf Fredrik’s Music School, but declined because she did not want to sing in a choir.[10]


2008–2011: Career beginnings[edit]

Larsson won the 2008 season of Talang, the Swedish adaptation of Got Talent, at the age of 10,[11] winning 500,000 kronor.[12][13]My Heart Will Go On“, originally sung by Celine Dion, was later released as Larsson’s debut single.

2012–2014: Breakthrough with 1[edit]

Larsson at Allsång på Skansen in June 2013

Larsson signed with TEN Music Group in 2012 to record her debut extended play. Larsson’s debut EP, Introducing, was leaked on 9 December 2012 through a preview of “Uncover” on YouTube. The five-song album was released on 21 January 2013.[14] “Uncover” was released as the album’s lead single. It peaked at number one on both the Sverigetopplistan and DigiListan charts,[15] as well as reaching number one in Norway and peaking at number three in Denmark,[16][17] and by 25 February 2013, the song was certified Platinum in Sweden by Universal Music Sweden.[3] The song entered the Svensktoppen track lists.[2] In July 2013, at Sommarkrysset in Gröna Lund, she received a 3× Platinum award for Introducing.[4][18]

On 27 March 2013, Larsson’s next EP was revealed through a preview of “She’s Not Me (Pt. 1)”.[19] The five-song EP, Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself, was released on 5 July 2013.[20] The double-single “She’s Not Me” (consisting of “She’s Not Me (Pt. 1)” and “She’s Not Me (Pt. 2)”) was released on 25 June 2013.[20] On 3 April 2013, Larsson revealed on her blog that she had signed a three-year contract with Epic Records in the United States.[5][21] On 11 December 2013, Larsson performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo.[22] On 1 October 2014, Larsson released her debut studio album 1, including the songs “Uncover”, “Bad Boys” and “She’s Not Me” (Pt. 1 and Pt. 2). The album went Platinum in Sweden. Larsson was an opening act for British singer Cher Lloyd‘s I Wish Tour.[23]

2015–2017: So Good and international success[edit]

Larsson at Sommarkrysset in Gröna Lund in 2015.

On 5 June 2015, Larsson released the single “Lush Life” from her upcoming second studio album. The song became her second number one single and was certified 4× Platinum in Sweden. The song reached the top five in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.[24][25][26]

On 22 July 2015, Larsson released her collaboration with British singer MNEK, the single “Never Forget You“.[27] The song reached number one in Sweden, number three in Australia.[28] and number five in the United Kingdom,[29][30] The song was certified Platinum in Sweden after two weeks.[31]

In February 2016, Tinie Tempah released “Girls Like” featuring Larsson.[32] Larsson was later featured in the official song of UEFA Euro 2016, David Guetta‘s “This One’s for You“.[33]

On 1 September 2016, Larsson released “Ain’t My Fault“, the third single taken from her upcoming album.[34] On 22 October 2016, Larsson was named one of Times “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016”.[35] She released “I Would Like“, the fourth single from her upcoming album, on 11 November 2016.[36] It peaked at number two in the United Kingdom[37] and at number four in Sweden.[38]

In January 2017, Larsson released “So Good“, featuring American rapper Ty Dolla Sign. The single served as the fifth single from her second album of the same name, which was released on 17 March 2017.[39] The album features other collaborations with Wizkid and Clean Bandit titled “Sundown” and “Symphony” respectively.[40] The latter track was released as a single on the same date and became Larsson’s fifth number one single in her home country[41] and first number one single in the United Kingdom.[42] The album became her second number one album in Sweden and peaked in the top ten in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway[43] and the United Kingdom.[44]

On 12 May 2017, Larsson released a music video for “Don’t Let Me Be Yours” as the sixth single from So Good,[45] with “Only You” being released as the seventh single from the album on 11 August 2017.[46]

2017–present: Upcoming third studio album[edit]

In September 2017, Larsson announced that she had started work on her third studio album saying in an interview she had wrote two new songs with MNEK. On 11 December 2017, Larsson once again performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, this time alongside American singer John Legend.[47]

In January 2018, Larsson was named to Forbes30 Under 30 Europe” list in the entertainment category.[48]

A year after she had first anticipated her third studio album, in September 2018 she announced via a tweet that she would be releasing a new single, “Ruin My Life” soon. The month after Larsson announced the artwork for the single and the release date of 18 October 2018.

Personal life and views[edit]

Larsson, a self-proclaimed fan of Beyoncé, identifies as a feminist and models herself an “activist” after the singer.[49] She attributes her openness of opinion on social media and within interviews to her parents, claiming: “Both my parents are very educated when it comes to social issues and being woke about what’s going on in the world, and they’ve been very supportive of me having a voice”.[49] Larsson says she “has received a lot of hate” for her feminist opinions, including being called a “man hater”. She accepts the label and has added that she “doesn’t care”, because “it doesn’t really hurt men if I hate them”.[50]

Larsson has grown increasingly vocal with her impressions of other artists and industry workers with whom she works and admires. While she has high praise for performers such as Beyoncé,[49] she is equal in her opposing views of such artists like Dr. Luke[51] and Chris Brown.[52]

Since 2017, she has been dating British male model Brian H. Whittaker, whom she tweeted in 2015, but didn’t meet until 2 years later.[53][54]


Zara Larsson is mainly a pop[55][56][57] and R&B[58][59] singer, She also does electropop,[60] house,[61] and dance music.[62]

Her biggest influence is Beyoncé.[63]


Concert tours[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Swedish singer Zara Larsson has received multiple awards and nominations. She has won a Government’s Music Export Prize, four Grammis Sverige, three MTV European Music Awards and eight Rockbjörnen

Actress (18 credits)
 2018 Swoon
 2016 Zara Larsson: Ain’t My Fault (Video short)
 2016 Tinie Tempah Feat. Zara Larsson: Girls Like (Video short) (voice)
 2015 Jonas & Van Geel (TV Series)
Guest Performer
 2015 Zara Larsson: Uncover (Video short)
 2014 Zara Larsson: Weak Heart (Video short)
 2014 Zara Larsson: Rooftop (Video short)
 2014 Zara Larsson: Carry You Home (Video short)
 2013 Zara Larsson: Bad Boys (Video short)
 2013 Zara Larsson: Love Again (Video short)
Soundtrack (35 credits)
 2018 Eat Well for Less? (TV Series documentary) (performer – 1 episode)

Episode #5.7 (2018) … (performer: “Symphony” – uncredited)
 2018 Etam Live Show 2018 (TV Special) (performer: “Lush Life”)
 2018 Love in the Countryside (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Episode #1.3 (2018) … (performer: “Symphony” – uncredited)
 2018 Nightmare Pets: SOS (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer – 1 episode)

Episode #1.2 (2018) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
 2017 The Bold Type (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Carry the Weight (2017) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
 2017 GMB Today (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Episode #1.9 (2017) … (performer: “Symphony”)
 2017 Tattoo Fixers on Holiday (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Episode #2.1 (2017) … (performer: “Symphony” – uncredited)
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer – 3 episodes, 2016 – 2017) (writer – 1 episode, 2016)

Salma Hayek/Mike Birbiglia/Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson (2017) … (performer: “Symphony”)
Harry Connick Jr./Michael Phelps/Zara Larsson (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life”)
Amy Schumer/Richard Linklater/Zara Larsson (2016) … (performer: “Never Forget You (Live)” – uncredited) / (writer: “Never Forget You (Live)” – uncredited)
 2017 Formula 1: Ten Sport (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

2017 Australian Grand Prix – Race Day (2017) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
 2016 The X Factor (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Live Results Show 7 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
 2016 Verified (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode)

Zara Larsson “Never Forget You” (2016) … (writer: “Never Forget You”)
 2016 V Festival 2016 (TV Mini-Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Episode #1.1 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life”)
 2016 Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (performer – 2 episodes)

Episode dated 29 July 2016 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
Episode dated 28 July 2016 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
 2016 The Hot Desk (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Zara Larsson (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
 2016 Match of the Day: Euro 2016 (TV Mini-Series) (performer – 14 episodes)

Portugal vs. France (2016) … (performer: “This One’s for You” – uncredited)
Wales vs. Northern Ireland (2016) … (performer: “This One’s for You” – uncredited)
Switzerland vs. Poland (2016) … (performer: “This One’s for You” – uncredited)
Iceland vs. Austria (2016) … (performer: “This One’s for You” – uncredited)
Romania vs. Albania (2016) … (performer: “This One’s for You” – uncredited)
 2016 Wimbledon (TV Series) (performer – 9 episodes)

2016: Day 11 – Women’s Semi-Finals, Part 1 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
2016: Day 7 – People’s Sunday, Part 1 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
2016: Day 6, Part 2 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
2016: Day 6, Part 1 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
2016: Day 5, Part 3 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
 2016 ITV Sport: Euro 2016 (TV Mini-Series) (performer – 22 episodes)

France vs. Iceland (2016) … (performer: “This One’s for You” – uncredited)
Highlights: Germany vs. Italy (2016) … (performer: “This One’s for You” – uncredited)
Highlights: Wales vs. Belgium (2016) … (performer: “This One’s for You” – uncredited)
Poland vs. Portugal (2016) … (performer: “This One’s for You” – uncredited)
Germany vs. Slovakia (2016) … (performer: “This One’s for You” – uncredited)
 2016 C à vous (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Episode dated 3 June 2016 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life (Live)”, “Uncover”, “This One’s for You”)
  The Voice (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode, 2016) (performer – 1 episode, 2016)

The Battles, Part 2 (2016) … (writer: “Never Forget You”)
Blind Auditions 4 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
 2016 Britain’s Got More Talent (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Episode #10.12 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
  The Late Late Show with James Corden (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode, 2016) (writer – 1 episode, 2016)

Elizabeth Olsen & Anthony Mackie/Cyndi Lauper/Zara Larsson (2016) … (performer: “Never Forget You (Live)” – uncredited) / (writer: “Never Forget You (Live)” – uncredited)
  Today (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode, 2016) (writer – 1 episode, 2016)

Episode dated 13 April 2016 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life”, “Never Forget You (Live)” – uncredited) / (writer: “Never Forget You (Live)” – uncredited)
 2016 The Women’s Football Show (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Episode #4.1 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
 2016 Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Aaron Paul/Zendaya/Zara Larsson & MNEK (2016) … (performer: “Never Forget You (Live)” – uncredited)
 2016 Live! with Kelly (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Jussie Smollett/Holly Robinson Peete/Zara Larsson (2016) … (performer: “Never Forget You (Live)” – uncredited)
 2016 Sunday Brunch (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Episode #5.12 (2016) … (performer: “Lush Life”, “Lush Life (Live)” – uncredited)
 2015 Popvilla Sessions (TV Series short) (performer – 1 episode)

Zara Larsson: Lush Life (2015) … (performer: “Lush Life”)
 2015 Zara Larsson: Lush Life (Video short) (performer: “Lush Life”)
 2013-2015 Gomorron (TV Series) (performer – 3 episodes)

Episode dated 7 June 2015 (2015) … (performer: “Lush Life” – uncredited)
Episode dated 28 September 2014 (2014) … (performer: “Uncover”, “Rooftop (Live)”)
Episode dated 17 February 2013 (2013) … (performer: “My Heart Will Go On”, “Uncover”, “Delirious (Live)” – uncredited)
 2015 Hellenius Hörna (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Zara Larsson (2015) … (performer: “Diana” – uncredited)
 2014 Cool Kids Don’t Cry (performer: “Cash Me Out”)
 2013 Go’kväll (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)

Episode dated 23 February 2013 (2013) … (performer: “Under My Shades”, “Uncover (Live)”)
 2013 QX Gaygalan 2013 (TV Special) (performer: “Uncover”)
 2013 Zara Larsson: Under My Shades (Video short) (performer: “Under My Shades”)
 2001 Samurai Jack (TV Series) (performer: “Never Forget You”)


Lauren Samuels

Lauren Samuels

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Lauren Samuels





Lauren Samuels
Lauren Bonner[1] (1988-03-26) 26 March 1988 (age 30)
Occupation Actress and singer
Years active 2010–present
Website Page at BBC

Lauren Samuels (born 26 March 1988) is an English singer/actress and was a contestant on the 2010 BBC UK TV series Over the Rainbow. Since appearing on the show she has gone on to appear in West End theatre, including playing the lead role of Sandy in Grease.


Samuels was born Lauren Bonner but adopted the stage name Lauren Samuels for her elder brother, Samuel.[2] She was born with a condition that seriously affected her hearing, causing her to have to wear two hearing aids. However, her hearing completely returned to normal at the age of 18.[3]

She started ballet lessons at the age of two, began private tutorials at the Hinckley Speech and Drama Studio at seven and started singing lessons at thirteen.[3] She studied BTEC National Diploma Performing Arts at Stratford-upon-Avon College[4], was a member of Youth Music Theatre UK in 2005 [5]and also studied at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating in 2009.[6]

Over the Rainbow[edit]

Samuels was a contestant on the 2010 BBC show Over the Rainbow: a talent contest to find an actress to play Dorothy in a West End revival of The Wizard of Oz. Samuels made it through to the final eleven girls who would compete for the public vote through individual performances. Despite coming in the bottom two for votes on three occasions, Samuels made it through to the final, where she ultimately came third to runner-up Sophie Evans and winner Danielle Hope.[3]

Solo performances[edit]

Solo Song
Week one (03/04/10) Run(Snow Patrol)[7]
Week two (10/04/10) I’ll Never Fall in Love Again(from Promises, Promises)[8]
Week three (17/04/10) Sway(Dean Martin)[9]
Week four (24/04/10) Nobody Knows(Pink)[10]
Week five (01/05/10) The Man that Got Away(from A Star Is Born)[11]
Week six (08/05/10) Being Alive(from Company)[12]
Week seven (semi-final) (15 May 2010) Heaven(Bryan Adams)[13]
Week eight (final) (22 May 2010) I Could Have Danced All Night(from My Fair Lady)[14]


Samuels, along with the other two finalists of Over the Rainbow, recorded a version of “Over the Rainbow” with the intention of the eventual winner’s song being made available for purchase shortly after the finale. Hope’s recording was originally the only version released, but both Evans’ and Samuels’ versions of the song were ultimately made available for download on 6 June 2010. She also appeared with the other contestants in a Wizard of Oz medley featured as a b-side on the CD single of Hope’s “Over the Rainbow.”[15] Samuels also recorded “Someone You’d Be Proud Of” for the concept album of “The In-Between”. The album was released in early 2012.[16] In 2017 she recorded two songs for the album Wit & Whimsy – Songs by Alexander S. Bermange (one solo and one featuring all of the album’s 23 artists), which reached No. 1 in the iTunes comedy album chart.


Samuels’ first major stage role was playing Wendy in a 2009-2010 production of Peter Pan at the Curve, Leicester.[17]

On 26 July 2010, she made her West End debut as Sandy in the London production of Grease, replacing Siobhan Dillon.[18] She played Cathy in a production of the two-character musical The Last Five Years, which ran at the Tabard Theatre, Chiswick from 9 February to 5 March 2011.[19]

Samuels played the role of Scaramouche in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre in London from late 2011.[20] Following this she starred as the title character in Vampirette the Musical at the Manchester Opera House in May 2012.[21] She reprised her role in We Will Rock You for its 10th anniversary tour, which commenced on 25 February 2012

In June 2015, Samuels began playing the role of Jules, in the new West End musical Bend It Like Beckham.[22

Actress (1 credit)
 2014 Sex, Drugs & Veggie Spring Rolls (TV Series)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (3 credits)
 2015 The Women’s Football Show (TV Series)
Herself – Interviewee

Episode #3.7 (2015) … Herself – Interviewee
 2010 Over the Rainbow (TV Series)
Herself – Potential Dorothy

Grand Final: Show One (2010) … Herself – Potential Dorothy
Show 9: Results (2010) … Herself – Potential Dorothy
Show 9 (2010) … Herself – Potential Dorothy
Show 8: Results (2010) … Herself – Potential Dorothy
Show 8 (2010) … Herself – Potential Dorothy
 2010 The One Show (TV Series)

Episode dated 21 May 2010 (2010) … Herself


[West End]
Original West End Production, 2015
[West End]
Original London Production, 2002
Scaramouche [Replacement]



Justine Skye is an American musical artist and known for her role on The Fashion Fund, during which she acted as a model for Gypsy Sport. The Fashion Fund is a documentary-style TV show featuring behind-the-scenes action from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Vogue Competition for young designers.
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Actress (2 credits)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (8 credits)
 2018 2018 Soul Train Awards (TV Special)
 2018 Soul Train Awards: Red Carpet Special (TV Special)
 2018 Soul Train Awards Post Show (TV Special)
Herself – Guest
 2018 Wild ‘N Out (TV Series)
Herself – Team Captain / Performer

Justine Skye/Vic Mensa (2018) … Herself – Team Captain / Performer
 2018 Droppin’ Cash: Los Angeles (TV Series)
 2016 Wonderland (TV Series)

 2016 The Fashion Fund (TV Series)

 2013 Today (TV Series)

Episode dated 17 April 2013 (2013) … Herself



List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Extended play details Peak chart positions



Everyday Living 44[9] 23[10] 22[11]
Emotionally Unavailable
  • Released: June 23, 2015
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download
37 14 13
8 Ounces
  • Released: December 23, 2016
  • Label: Republic
  • Format: Digital download

Studio Albums[edit]

List of Albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions



List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
[citation needed]

“Everyday Living” 2013 Everyday Living
“Hard Work”
(featuring Tyga)
2014 38 N/A
“Bandit” 2015 5 Emotionally Unavailable
“A Train”
“I’m Yours”
(featuring Vic Mensa)
“U Don’t Know”
(featuring Wizkid)
(featuring Wale)
8 Ounces
“Back for More”[13]
(featuring Jeremih)
“Don’t Think About It” 2018
(featuring Arin Ray)
“—” denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

As a featured artist[edit]

List of songs as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
“Beautiful Day”
(TheGoodPerry featuring Lil Yachty, Kylie Jenner, Justine Skye and Jordyn Woods)
2016 Burberry Perry
(Schoolboy Q featuring Miguel and Justine Skye)
50 Blank Face LP
“—” denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.


The Liverpool-born singer Gerry Marsden, whose ’60s band Gerry and the Pacemakers shared a manager and producer with the Beatles, has announced his retirement after six decades in the music business. The British Invasion group’s top 10 singles in the U.S. included the ballads “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” and “Ferry ’Cross the Mersey” and the rocker “How Do You Do It?,” the latter also recorded (but not released) by the Beatles.
Gerry Marsden MBE
Gerry Marsden-bw.jpg

Marsden in 2011
Background information
Birth name Gerard Marsden
Born (1942-09-24) 24 September 1942 (age 76)
Toxteth, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Genres Merseybeat, rock, pop,
British rock and roll
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter,
Television personality
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1959–66 (group)
1966–2018 (solo)
Labels Columbia (UK)
Laurie Records (US)
Associated acts Gerry and the Pacemakers
The Crowd (1985)
Website Official site

Gerard Marsden MBE (born 24 September 1942) is an English musician and television personality, best known for being leader of the Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers.


Marsden was born at 8 Menzies Street, Toxteth, Liverpool, and his interest in music began at an early age. He remembers standing on top of an air raid shelter singing “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” and getting a great reception from onlookers.

Gerry and the Pacemakers was the second group signed by Brian Epstein and remained among his favourite artists. Their first single was “How Do You Do It,” recommended by George Martin after it was initially given to the Beatles. This was the first number one hit for the Pacemakers. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and was released on EMI’s Columbia label. Marsden said the recording took four or five takes. The group’s second number one was “I Like It“, followed by “You’ll Never Walk Alone“. Other singles included “It’s Gonna Be Alright”, “I’m the One”, “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” and “Ferry Cross the Mersey“.

In 1965 Gerry married Pauline Behan and they have two daughters, Yvette and Victoria.[1]

After leaving the Pacemakers—his brother Fred Marsden, Les Maguire and Les Chadwick—Gerry Marsden maintained a low-key career on television, and starred in the West End musical Charlie Girl alongside Derek Nimmo and Anna Neagle.

He is most remembered for the song “I Like It” and his rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, which has been adopted as an anthem of several football clubs, the most notable being Liverpool, the club Marsden supports. He sang the song at Wembley Stadium when Everton faced Liverpool at the 1989 F.A. Cup final shortly after the Hillsborough disaster.

Marsden returned to No. 1 in the charts twice during the 1980s with re-recordings of two of his old hits, with all profits going to charity. In 1985 after the Bradford Football Club stadium tragedy in which 56 were killed, he formed a group called “The Crowd”, which included other musicians, singers and radio disc jockeys, to produce a new version of “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” On 18 April 1989, three days after the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool F.C. fans ultimately died as a result of their injuries, he joined forces with Paul McCartney, the Christians, Holly Johnson and his production trio Stock, Aitken & Waterman on a new version of “Ferry Cross the Mersey”.[2]

In 1993, Marsden published his autobiography, I’ll Never Walk Alone, co-written with former Melody Maker editor Ray Coleman. On 15 September 2003, Marsden had triple bypass heart surgery at Broad Green Hospital in Liverpool. He had a second heart operation in 2016, and announced his retirement in November 2018.[3]


  • Please Let Them Be/I’m Not Blue (CBS, March 1967)
  • Gilbert Green/What Makes Me Love You (CBS, August 1967)
  • Liverpool/Charlie Girl (released as Gerry Marsden & Derek Nimmo, CBS, April 1968)
  • In The Year of April/Every Day (NEMS, Nov. 1968)
  • Every Little Minute/In Days of Old (NEMS, May 1969)
  • I’ve Got My Ukulele/What a Day (Decca, May 1971)
  • Amo Credo / Come Break Bread (Phoenix, April 1972)
  • They Don’t Make Days Like That Any More / Can’t You Hear the Song? (DJM, August 1974)
  • Your Song / Days I Spent With You (DJM, April 1975)
  • My Home Town / Lovely Lady (DJM, September 1976)
  • The Rose b/w You Are My Everything (PACE 100, September 1988)
  • Ferry Cross the Mersey (with Paul McCartney, the Christians, Holly Johnson, & Stock Aitken Waterman, 1989)
  • He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (as part of the Justice Collective, 2012)

Dodie Clark

Dodie Clark

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British singer-songwriter, author and YouTuber
Dodie Clark
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Clark performing at La Madeleine in Brussels, February 2018
Background information
Birth name Dorothy Miranda Clark
Born (1995-04-11) 11 April 1995 (age 23)
Enfield, London, England[1]
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • YouTube personality
  • Vocals
  • ukulele
  • piano
  • guitar
Labels Independent
Associated acts
Residence London, England
Nationality British
Home town Epping, Essex
YouTube information
Also known as dodie
Years active 2011–present
Subscribers 1,698,230 (main channel subscriber count)[2]
Total views 345 million views (rounded all channels)[3][4][5]

YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2015
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2017
Subscriber and view counts updated as of 21 August 2018.

Dorothy Miranda dodie Clark[6] (born 11 April 1995) is an English singer-songwriter, author and YouTuber from Epping, Essex. Clark posts both original songs and cover songs on her main YouTube channel “doddleoddle” and posts vlogs on her side channel “doddlevloggle”. Clark is known for her piano and ukulele covers as well as her original songs. As of July 2018, she has over 160 videos, over 1.7M[4] subscribers, and over 200 million views on her main channel. On her side channel, she has 350+ videos, over 870K[3] subscribers, and over 100 million views. On 9 December 2016, she released the first video on her Vevo channel, dodieVEVO, where she has over 11.8 million views and over 372K subscribers. She has collaborated with many other YouTube artists including Tessa Violet, Julia Nunes, Lauren Aquilina , Orla Gartland, Thomas Sanders, Jon Cozart, Emma Blackery, Flashback and more.[7]

Clark has released two independent extended plays, Intertwined and You, both of which charted within the top 40 of the official UK Albums Chart at numbers 35 and 6, respectively.[8]


Dodie’s first channel was called “Dodders5”, now known as the “Alice and Dodie show!”, which was created on 1 August 2007 and shared with her friend Alice Webb.[9]

Clark’s main channel “doddleoddle” was created on 7 February 2011; her first video on that channel, an original song called “Rain”, was uploaded on 14 April that year. In addition to her main channel, Clark has a VEVO channel, “dodieVEVO”,[10] and a side channel, “doddlevloggle”.[11]

On 18 November 2016 Clark self-released her first EP, Intertwined.[12] Despite its unsigned status, the EP reached number 35 on the official UK album charts during its first week of release.[13]

Clark also co-hosted Coca-Cola‘s CokeTV alongside fellow YouTuber Manny Brown, where they took part in various activities.[14]

Dodie’s second EP, You, was released on 11 August 2017. In its opening week of release, the EP debuted at number 6 on the official UK Albums Chart—29 places higher than the peak of Intertwined, thereby marking a new personal best for Clark.[15] It also debuted at number 55 on the US Billboard 200.[16]

In June 2017, Dodie announced that she was writing a book.[17] On 2 November 2017, Clark published her autobiographical book titled Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions and Life Lessons.

Dodie has also been featured on lyric annotation website Genius where she analysed her single “Party Tattoos”.[18] In 2018, she was featured in a collaboration with Faultline, a cover of the song All I Do Is Dream of You which was featured in an advertising campaign by Audi in the United Kingdom.[19][20]

Dodie announced on 18 September 2018 that she has a new EP to be released in January 2019 entitled “Human” with the title track being the lead single released on 21 September.[21]


In 2014, Clark joined fellow YouTuber Bry on his national tour of the UK and rejoined him on his Australian and New Zealand tour in 2015. In January 2015, she supported Bethan Leadley (MusicalBethan) on her UK Tour. She toured with Tessa Violet twice over the period of 2015-2016, as well as with Jon Cozart and Rusty Clanton in 2016.[22]

She toured the UK for her EP, Intertwined, in March 2017, with Rusty Clanton as her opening act and Orla Gartland as her guitarist.[23][24] Dodie also toured her You EP, during October 2017, again with Orla.[25] Dodie toured Europe in February and March 2018.[26] She also had her 3rd UK tour, titled ‘The Spring Tour’,[27] where she was supported by the acts Fenne Lily and Skinny Living. Dodie also frequently performs at YouTube-related and musical festival events.[28][29][22] Dodie toured with Tessa Violet in the US in September 2018.[30][31][32]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominee Result
2017 Shorty Awards – YouTube Musician Dodie Clark Won[33]
2017 Summer in the City Awards – Breakthrough Award Dodie Clark Won[34]
2017 Summer in the City Awards – Song of the Year Dodie Clark Nominated
2017 Streamy Awards – Breakthrough Artist Dodie Clark Nominated


Clark in 2016.


List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Indie[39] US Heat[40] US Folk[41]
Intertwined 35 153 10 1 5
You 6 17 34 55 2 3
Human TBA
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Title Year Album
“Sick of Losing Soulmates” 2016 Intertwined
“6/10” 2017 You
“Party Tattoos” 2018 Non-album single
“All I Do Is Dream of You” (with Faultline) TBA
“Human” (feat. Tom Walker) Human
“If I’m Being Honest” [42]

YouTube songs[edit]

All original songs and covers uploaded on Dodie’s YouTube channels.

‘Original songs[edit]

Title Year Album
“Rain” 2011 N/A
“A song about a song” N/A
“The ill ukelele song” 2012 N/A
“You’re Just A Dream” N/A
“The YouTube Song” N/A
“Fickle” N/A
“Stuck The Way We Are” N/A
“From Braces to Lipstick” N/A
“A Permanent Hug From You” N/A
“Absolutely Smitten” 2013 Intertwined
“Paint” N/A
“Little Mosquito” N/A
“There’s A Storm Coming Tonight” N/A
“Christmas Time” N/A
“Social Dance” 2014 N/A
“Adored By Him” N/A
“She” Human
“Little Room” 2015 N/A
“Pas De Deux” N/A
“An Awkward Duet” (feat. Jon Cozart) N/A
“One For the Road” N/A
“The Flat’s a Mess”(feat. Evan Edinger) N/A
“Down” N/A
“The Slowest Man Alive” N/A
“Sick of Losing Soulmates” Intertwined
“Freckles and Constellations” N/A
“Gold Star For Me” (feat. Carrie Hope Fletcher) 2016 N/A
“My Face” N/A
“Intertwined” Intertwined
“I’ve Been Busy” N/A
“this is for me” N/A
“I won’t be done” N/A
“Tell Me A Story” (feat. Evan Edinger) N/A
“Human” (feat. Jon Cozart) Human
“Would You Be So Kind?” You
“when” Intertwined
“Dear Happy” (feat. Thomas Sanders) N/A
“Secret for the mad” You
“I Knew You Once” 2017 N/A
“you” You
“Instrumental” N/A
“no words” N/A
“party tattoos” Party Tattoos
“6/10” You
“in the middle (acoustic)”
“burned out” Human
“bitter content” (feat. Dom Fera) 2018
“Far Away” N/A
“Rainbow” N/A
“why the rainbow is ours!” N/A
“air so sweet” (demo) N/A
“human” (acoustic version) Human


Title Original Artist Year
“The Break Up Song” Rhett & Link 2011
Us Regina Spektor
Fairytale of New York The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl
Turning Tables Adele 2012
“Sherlocked” Dodie’s Mother
Nobody’s Perfect Jessie J
“Somebody that I Used to Know” Gotye
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
“The Ground” Orla Gartland
Your Song Elton John
“Devil on My Shoulder” Orla Gartland
Daydreamer Adele
I’m a Believer(feat. Bry) Neil Diamond
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Judy Garland
I Want to Hold Your Hand(feat. Tom Law) The Beatles 2013
Kiss You One Direction
“Ukulele summer mashup!” (Walking on Sunshine, Twist and Shout, Five Years Time, Year 3000) Katrina and the Waves, The Beatles, Noah and the Whale, Busted
Cups Anna Kendrick
Roar Katy Perry
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah(feat. GaryC) Song of the South 2014
Hey There Delilah Plain White T’s
La Vie en Rose Edith Piaf
“Broken Record” (feat. Tessa Violet) Tessa Violet
Toothpaste Kisses The Maccabees
Shake It Off Taylor Swift
Daisy, Daisy Harry Dacre
Dream a Little Dream of Me(feat. Hazel Hayes) Ozzie Nelson
On My Own Les Misérables
“The Chain” (feat. Orla Gartland & Lauren Aquilina) Ingrid Michaelson
All About That Bass(feat. Bry) Meghan Trainor
Blank Space (song) Taylor Swift
The Christmas Song Nat King Cole
Thinking Out Loud(feat. Bry) Ed Sheeran 2015
“Facing West” The Staves
“Novels” (feat. Rusty Clanton) Rusty Clanton
Pop Party Mashup” (Rude, Boom Clap, This Is How We Do, Chandelier, Sing, All About That Bass) MAGIC!, Charli XCX, Katy Perry, Sia, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor
Riptide Vance Joy
“FourFiveSeconds” (feat. Jack Howard) Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney
I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair) Sandi Thom
All About You(feat. Bry) McFly
“A Song About Acne” (feat. Charlie McDonnell) Charlie McDonnell
Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
Drag Me Down One Direction
“Goner” Twenty One Pilots
Can’t Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley
“Miss Jackson” Panic! at the Disco
I Feel Fine The Beatles
Pop Party 15 Mashup!” (Levels, One Last Time, She’s Kinda Hot, Wake Up, Glitterball, Cool For the Summer, Best Summer Ever) Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, The Vamps, Sigma ft. Ella Henderson, Demi Lovato, Teen Beach 2
“Crazy Toxic mashup” (Toxic/Crazy) Britney Spears/Gnarles Barkley
Happy Ending(feat. NotJustBlonde & Melanie Baker) MIKA
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?(feat. Emma Blackery) Ella Fitzgerald
“YEARS YEARS BEARS” (with Tom Rosenthal) Tom Rosenthal 2016
Love Yourself (Swing Cover)” (feat. Andie Isalie) Justin Bieber
“Drive” Oh Wonder
“Can’t Feel My Superbass” (Can’t Feel My Face, Magic, Decode, Misery Business, Baby, Super Bass) (feat. Andie Isalie & Orla Gartland) The Weeknd, Coldplay, Paramore, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj
Bring It All Back(feat. Sarah Close) S Club 7
Death of a Bachelor Panic! at the Disco
“My Anthem” Christina Grimmie
Into You Ariana Grande
Somebody Else The 1975
“Taking Back My Heart” (feat. Tessa Violet) Rusty Clanton
“a love song/a non love song” (feat. Jon Cozart) Jon Cozart
Baby It’s Cold Outside(feat. Lewis Watson) Neptune’s Daughter
City of Stars(feat. Jon Cozart) La La Land 2017
“Someone In the Crowd” La La Land
Lollipop MIKA
“mashup!” (Stay With Me, Pompeii, She Looks So Perfect, Budapest Sam Smith, Bastille, 5 Seconds of Summer, George Ezra
I Want Candy The Strangeloves
“Come Together” (feat. Jon Cozart) Musica Nuda
New York, New York(feat. Thomas Sanders) Billy Joel
“Birds” (feat. Thomas Sanders) Ultimate Storytime Musical
“words ain’t enough” (feat. Tessa Violet) Tessa Violet
Havana(feat. FLASHBACK) Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug 2018
God Is a Woman(feat. Julia Nunes & Orla Gartland) Ariana Grande
My Favourite Things The Sound of Music
Hakuna Matata(mini-cover) The Lion King
I Have a Dream(mini-cover) ABBA
“Too Shy to Take a Shine”(mini-cover) Darwin Deez
raindrops (an angel cried)(mini-cover) Ariana Grande
“Crush” (mini-cover) Tessa Violet
“Crazy Human Psycho Crush – mashup” (Human, I Go Crazy, Crush, Psycho) (feat. Orla Gartland, Tessa Violet, & Lauren Aquilina dodie, Orla Gartland, Tessa Violet, Lauren Aquilina

Music videos[edit]

Title Director Year
“Sick of Losing Soulmates” Sammy Paul 2016
“Intertwined” Sammy Paul 2017
“6/10” Sammy Paul
“You” Bertie Gilbert
“In the Middle” Tom Brennan
“Secret For the Mad” Hannah Jacobs 2018
“Human” Hazel Hayes
“If I’m Being Honest (Live Session)”[43] Sammy Paul

Personal life[edit]

Clark is bisexual, and came out openly in 2016.[44] She has since been celebrated as a prominent bisexual role model and campaigner.

In 2018, Clark voiced her support for student-led political campaign group For our Future’s Sake (FFS), who advocate a people’s vote on the Brexit deal.


Bea Miller is an American musician and actress from Maplewood, New Jersey. Beatrice has two moms, Hilery Kipnis, a former producer for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and Kim Miller, a former stage manager for CBS. She lived in Maplewood with her moms and her twin sisters (Georgia and Esther), and now lives in LA. Bea was signed to Syco Music and …
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Actress (17 credits)
 2009-2018 Wonder Pets! (TV Series)
The Angel Choir / Baby Munchkin / Cubby

Wonder Pets and the Tales of the Losting Dragon (2018) … The Angel Choir (voice)
In the Land of Oz (2013) … Baby Munchkin (voice, as Beatrice Miller)
Join the Circus (2009) … Cubby (voice, as Beatrice Miller)
 2017 Please Stand By
Tracy (uncredited)
 2015 Come on #MakeItHappy (Short)
Bea Miller
 2013 Mary and Martha (TV Movie)
Funeral Singer (as Beatrice Miller)
 2013/II Officer Down
Lanie Callahan (as Beatrice Miller)
 2012 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Katrina Sadler

A Man in the Woods (2012) … Katrina Sadler (as Beatrice Miller)
 2012 Lifted (Short)
Sara (as Beatrice Miller)
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
Buffett’s Great Grandkid (as Beatrice Miller)
 2010 Toy Story 3
Molly (voice, as Beatrice Miller)
 2010 Hens and Chicks (Short)
Hanna (as Beatrice Miller)
 2009 Yuppie Federation (Short)
Waitress (as Beatrice Miller)
 2009 Yes, Virginia (TV Short)
Virginia O’Hanlon (voice, as Beatrice Miller)
 2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Additional Voice (voice, as Beatrice Miller)
 2009 Tell Tale
Angela Bernard (as Beatrice Miller)
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic
Shoestore Girl (as Beatrice Miller)
 2008 Teddy Grams (Short)
Grace (as Beatrice Miller)
 2008 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Kid on ‘The Dakota Fanning Show’

Ellen Page/Wilco (2008) … Kid on ‘The Dakota Fanning Show’ (uncredited)

Bea Miller

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Bea Miller
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Miller in 2017
Background information
Birth name Beatrice Annika Miller
Born (1999-02-07) February 7, 1999 (age 19)
Maplewood, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts

Beatrice Annika Miller (born February 7, 1999) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She came in ninth place on season two of The X Factor(US) when she was 13 years old. She is currently signed to Hollywood Records. Her debut EP was released in 2014, and her debut album Not an Apology was released on July 24, 2015. In 2016, she released her single “Yes Girl“. In early 2017, she began releasing the EPs Chapter One: Blue, Chapter Two: Red, and Chapter Three: Yellow. The three EPs, along with five additional songs, were collected as her second studio album, Aurora.


2012: The X Factor (US)[edit]

Miller was a contestant on season two of The X Factor, finishing in ninth place.[1][2] She performed the following songs on the show:

Episode Theme Song[citation needed] Original artist Order Result
Audition Free choice Cowboy Take Me Away Dixie Chicks N/A Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Solo performance Not viewed Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Group performance Not viewed Advanced
Bootcamp 3 Duet performance Pumped Up Kicks
(with Carly Rose Sonenclar)
Foster the People Advanced
Judges’ houses Free choice Titanium David Guetta and Sia Advanced
Week 1 Made in America I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz 11 Advanced
Week 2 Songs from movies Iris Goo Goo Dolls 5 Safe (10th)
Week 3 Divas Time After Time Cyndi Lauper 4 Safe (8th)[3]
Week 4 Giving Thanks Chasing Cars Snow Patrol 7 Bottom three (8th)[4]
Week 4 Survival Singing for Survival White Flag Dido 2 Eliminated[4]

2013–2015: Record deal and Not an Apology[edit]

On April 11, 2013, it was officially announced that she was signed to Syco Music and Hollywood Records, marking the first collaborative arrangement between these two labels.[5] Shortly after the ending of the second season of The X Factor, Miller changed her name to simply Bea Miller.[6] Her album was released in 2015 with the lead singles being “Young Blood” and “Fire n Gold”. The cover art is a picture of Miller, sitting down holding a sharpie, stylized with sharpie marks around her.[7] She uploaded her new song “Rich Kids” to YouTube in 2014, and it was included in her 2015 album Not an Apology. Her single, “Young Blood”, received over 150,000 views in less than a week.[8] She released a clip of a new song called “Enemy Fire”.[9][when?]

“Enemy Fire” premiered on her own Vevo channel in April 2014. She worked with busbee, Jarrad Rogers, Mike Del Rio, and other noteworthy producers for her album. Her debut EP Young Blood was released on April 22, 2014,[10][11] with the lead single “Young Blood“. Her EP peaked at No. 2 on the iTunes pop albums chart. Her EP had a debut peak on Billboard 200 at No. 64. She contributed her voice towards the audio book for Jennifer Donnelly‘s new book, Deep Blue: Songspell and a promotional song for it called “Open Your Eyes”. Miller opened up for Demi Lovato on select cities for her Demi World Tour.[12]

In December 2014, she was picked as Elvis Duran‘s Artist of the Month and was featured on NBC‘s Today show hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, where she performed live her single “Young Blood“.

In 2015, Miller was named Radio Disney‘s newest Next Big Thing artist. She appeared on Disney Channel many times with it and promoted her album with it as well. Her debut single “Young Blood” won the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards for “Best Song to Rock Out to With Your BFF”.[13]

Miller released her debut album, Not an Apology, on July 24, 2015, on Hollywood Records. The album peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. On April 24, 2015, it was announced that Miller would accompany Debby Ryan and Natalie La Rose as opening acts for the summer leg of Fifth Harmony‘s The Reflection Tour, which began on July 15 in Louisville, Kentucky.[14] Miller finished the tour in late August.[citation needed] In July 2015, she was chosen by public vote to be the next Vevo Lift artist.

2016–2018: Chapter One: Blue, Chapter Two: Red, Chapter Three: Yellow, Aurora[edit]

On April 20, 2016, it was announced that Miller would join Selena Gomez on her Revival Tour as an opening act along with DNCE.[15] The tour ran from May throughout the summer. Miller also announced that she would be hosting meet and greets titled “Tea With Bea”.[16]

Miller released a non-album single “Yes Girl” on May 20, 2016.[17] She performed “Yes Girl” and “Song Like You” numerous times on the Revival Tour. Her song “This Little Light of Mine” was featured in a 2016 advertising campaign for 3 Musketeers.[18] On February 24, 2017, she released the first part of a three-EP project, Chapter One: Blue. On March 30, 2017, she performed “Song Like You” on The Late Late Show with James Corden. It was her first late-night talk show appearance.[19] On June 2, 2017 she released the second part of her three-EP project, Chapter Two: Red.[20] The final EP, Chapter Three: Yellow was released on October 6, 2017.[21]

In August 2017, Miller’s single “Brand New Eyes” was featured in the trailer to the film Wonder, directed by Stephen Chbosky and starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.[22]

Miller’s second full-length album and debut international album Aurora was released on February 23, 2018. It includes all the songs from the three previous extended plays (dubbed as “chapters”), along with five new tracks.[23] Miller had a hand in writing all but one of the songs on Aurora, on topics about “everything from existential boredom to slut shaming”.[23] She performed “S.L.U.T.”, the album’s lead single, on MTV‘s TRL on February 12, 2018.[24] She conceived of the song as a way to reclaim the word’s negative connotations as the positive acronym “sweet little unforgettable thing”.[23]

She was featured on vocals on the 2018 NOTD single “I Wanna Know”, released in March 2018.[25] The song went Gold in the US and is Platinum in several countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Sweden. She performed the song live on Today in June 2018.[26] As well as promoted the single at multiple shows and acoustic sets.

Personal life[edit]

Miller is the daughter of two mothers, and has two adopted younger siblings.[27][28][29]

In 2015, Miller began dating American singer Jacob Whitesides.[30] The couple broke up in May 2016, after one year of dating.[31]

Miller is an ambassador for the anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label.[32]



List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Not an Apology 7
  • Release: February 23, 2018
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: digital download

Extended plays[edit]

List of EPs, with selected details, chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Young Blood
  • Released: April 22, 2014
  • Label: Syco, Hollywood
  • Format: Digital download
Chapter One: Blue
  • Released: February 24, 2017
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Format: Digital download
Chapter Two: Red
  • Released: June 2, 2017[34]
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Format: Digital download
Chapter Three: Yellow
  • Released: October 6, 2017
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Format: Digital download


As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Young Blood 2014 [A] 40 Not an Apology
Fire n Gold[38] 2015 78
Yes Girl 2016 Non-album single
“Song Like You”[39] 2017 Aurora
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album


“I Wanna Know”
(NOTD featuring Bea Miller)[47]
2018 23 18 14 69 40 18 28 46 Non-album single
“Waste of Time”
(LostBoyCrow featuring Bea Miller)

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
“Open Your Eyes”[48] 2014 Non-album singles
“Brand New Eyes”[49] 2017

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director Ref
“Young Blood” 2014 Mark Pellington [50]
“Fire n Gold” 2015 Black Coffee [51]
“Yes Girl” 2016 Aya Tanimura [52]
“Song Like You” 2017 Kyle Cogan [53]
“Burning Bridges” [54]
“I Can’t Breathe” [55]
“Like That” Miles & AJ [56]
“Buy Me Diamonds” [57]
“Warmer” [58]
“Repercussions” [59]
“To The Grave” (feat. Mike Stud) [60]
“S.L.U.T” 2018 [61]


Year Title Role Notes Ref
2008 Saturday Night Live Kid on “The Dakota Fanning Show” Appearance [62]
2008 Teddy Grams Grace Short film [63]
2008 Yes, Virginia Virginia O’Hanlon Lead role [64]
2009 Wonder Pets Cuby / Baby Munchkin 2 episodes [65]
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Shoestore girl [64]
2009 Tell-Tale Angela Bernard [64]
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Additional voice [66]
2009 Yuppie Federation Waitress [citation needed]
2010 Hens and Chicks Hanna Short film [67]
2010 Toy Story 3 Molly Davis Voice role [68]
2011 Too Big to Fail Buffett’s Great Grandkid [69]
2012 Lifted Sara Short film [citation needed]
2012 Unforgettable Katrina Sadler [70]
2012 The X Factor Herself [1]
2013 Officer Down Lanie Callahan [70]
2013 Mary and Martha Funeral singer [66]
2017 Please Stand By Tracy [71]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2015 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Song to Rock Out to With your BFFs “Young Blood” Won [13]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Next Big Thing Herself Won [72]
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Breakout Artist Nominated [73]


Headlining Act

  • Troubadour Los Angeles
  • Anaheim
  • Great American Music Hall
  • Youtube Space LA

Opening act

Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara

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Background information
Birth name Alessia Caracciolo
Born (1996-07-11) July 11, 1996 (age 22)[1]
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Origin Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • instrumentalist
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • ukulele
  • piano
Years active 2014–present

Alessia Caracciolo (Italian: [aˈlɛssja kaˈrattʃolo]; born July 11, 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara (/əˈlɛsiə ˈkɑːrə/[3]), is a Canadian singer and songwriter.[4][5] After producing acoustic covers, she signed with EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings in 2014 and released her debut single the following year. “Here” reached number 19 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart and was a sleeper hit in the United States, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[6][7]

Cara’s debut studio album, Know-It-All, reached number 8 on the Canadian Albums Chart and number 9 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. The album’s third single, “Scars to Your Beautiful“, reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016. In 2017, Cara collaborated with DJ and producer Zedd to create the single “Stay“, and with rapper Logic to feature in his song 1-800-273-8255. Cara has received nominations for four Grammy Awards, including a win for Best New Artist in 2018.[8]

Cara’s second studio album, The Pains of Growing, will be released on November 30. Four singles have been released to promote the album: “Growing Pains,” “A Little More,” “Trust My Lonely,” and “Not Today.”

Life and career[edit]

1996–2013: Early life[edit]

Alessia Caracciolo hails from Brampton, Ontario, where she attended Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School.[9] Her family is from Calabria. Her father was born in Canada to Italian parents and her mother is an Italian immigrant.[4][10] She can speak Italian.[11] As a child, she wrote poetry and did theatre.[12] She began playing guitar at the age of 10 and taught herself how to play various songs.[12] At the age of 13, she began her own YouTube channel where she posted covers of songs that she performed.[12]

2014-2017: Career beginnings and Know-It-All[edit]

Promotional photograph of Cara from 2015

In 2014, she signed a management deal with EP Entertainment.[13][14][15] In April 2015, Cara released her official debut single through Def Jam.[16] Titled “Here“, it was described by MTV as “a song for everyone who secretly hates parties.”[14] Produced by Pop & Oak and Sebastian Kole, the song is her personal experience with going to a party and being super uncomfortable at it.[6] On May 5, 2015, the song was chosen as the “can’t-miss” track by Spin,[5] as well as being listed as a “must hear song” by Cosmopolitan.[17] The song was also named one of the best Canadian songs of April by Complex[18] and included on Billboards “20 Pop Songs You Need For Your Summer Playlist” in June 2015.[19] Rolling Stone later ranked “Here” at number 21 on its year-end list of the 50 best songs of 2015.[20] On July 29, 2015, Cara made her television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[21] “Here” then received a nomination for “Original Song” at the Streamy Awards.[22] She released the EP Four Pink Walls, containing five songs, including her debut single. Her debut album, Know-It-All, was released on November 13, 2015.[23][24]

She was short-listed for the BBC Music Sound of… award for 2016 and finished as the runner-up.[25] Cara was awarded as Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2016 Juno Awards.[26] On March 7, 2016, Cara released a music video for “Wild Things.”[27] In April 2016, Cara was announced to be one of the supporting acts of British alternative rock band Coldplay in the European and North American legs of their A Head Full of Dreams Tour, alongside British singer songwriter and Grammy winner Foxes.[28] On June 23, 2016, Cara was featured in a re-released version of the song “Wild” by Troye Sivan. The music video was released on July 22, 2016.[29] She played Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2016, in the John Peel tent. The music video for Cara’s single “How Far I’ll Go“, from the Disney film Moana, was released on November 3, 2016, and since then has received over 200 million views on YouTube.[30] The song was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, produced by Oak Felder, and the video was directed by Aya Tanimura.[31] On December 15, 2016, Cara released a music video for “Seventeen.”[32]

Cara performed as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live as on February 4, 2017.[33] On April 18, 2017, the music video of the song “Stay” by Zedd featuring Cara was released. Cara featured on the song “1-800-273-8255” from Logic‘s Everybody album. The song was released as a single on April 28, 2017 and also features American singer-songwriter Khalid. Cara also made an appearance in the video, which was released on August 17, 2017.[34]

2018: The Pains of Growing[edit]

Cara performing in Sydney, Australia in 2018.

On January 28, 2018, Cara was named the Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammy Awards, making her the first Canadian artist to win this award.[35] On June 1, 2018, Cara released a teaser video following a week of cryptic Twitter posts.[36] On June 9, she posted lyrics to a new song on her social media accounts for fans to piece together. Once completed, she announced the single’s cover and name on June 11.[37] The single, entitled “Growing Pains“, was released on June 15, 2018.[38] Its music video was released on June 20, 2018,[39] and was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 2018 MTV VMAS.

On July 10, 2018, Cara announced that she would be releasing a song she made in her basement, written and produced by her, the next day, as a small gift for her birthday. The single, titled “A Little More”, was released on July 11, 2018, with the music video also released the same day.[40][41][42][43] On September 29, 2018, the Canadian Football League announced that Cara would be the halftime performer at the 106th Grey Cup.[44] On October 5, 2018, Cara released another song, entitled “Trust My Lonely”. A music video for the song was released the same day.[45][46] On November 8, 2018, a music video for the song “Babies” by Kyle featuring Cara was released.[47] On November 13, 2018, Cara released another song, entitled “Not Today.”[48] The release date coincides with the three-year anniversary of the release of her debut album. Cara’s second studio album, The Pains of Growing, will be released on November 30, 2018.[49]


Cara is an R&B[50] and alternative R&B[51] singer. She also creates music in the pop, soul, and indie pop genres.[52][53]

Her influences include Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Pink, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas,[54] Drake and Ed Sheeran.[55]

Personal life[edit]

Cara has been dating singer-songwriter Kevin Garrett[56] since 2016. However, according to a recent article, some of the writing from her upcoming album comes “from the collapse of a two-year relationship.”[57] It is unknown whether or not this is referencing a breakup with Garrett.

Actress (10 credits)
 2018 Alessia Cara: Growing Pains (Video short)
Alessia Cara
 2017 Logic: 1-800-273-8255 Ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid (Video short)
Alessia Cara
 2016 Alessia Cara: Seventeen (Video short)
Alessia Cara
 2016 Alessia Cara: How Far I’ll Go (Video short)
Alessia Cara
 2016 TeenNick Top 10 (TV Series)
Guest Host

Episode #7.1 (2016) … Guest Host
 2016 Alessia Cara: Scars to Your Beautiful (Video short)
Alessia Cara
 2016 Much Office Sessions (TV Series)

Alessia Cara (2016)
 2015 Alessia Cara: Here (Video short)
Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara discography

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Alessia Cara discography
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Alessia Cara in 2015
Studio albums 1
Music videos 12
EPs 1
Singles 9

Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara has released one studio album, one extended plays, six singles and six music videos. She is signed to EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings. Cara released her debut single, “Here“, in April 2015. The song became a sleeper hit, reaching the top five in the United States and the top 20 in Canada. She released her debut studio album, Know-It-All, on November 13, 2015. In 2016, Cara found greater success in the release of her third single, “Scars to Your Beautiful“. The single reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the US pop radio charts. In November 2016, she released a single named “How Far I’ll Go” for Disney animated film Moana. In 2017, Cara collaborated with producer Zedd to create the single “Stay“, which reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. She also collaborated with rapper Logic to feature in his single 1-800-273-8255, which reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
Know-It-All 8 16 19 99 52 34 26 21 14 9
The Pains of Growing
  • Released: November 30, 2018
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Formats: CD, digital download
To be released

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
Four Pink Walls
  • Released: August 28, 2015
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Format: CD, digital download
11 21 31


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Here 2015 19 12 58 59 71 26 15 62 28 5 Know-It-All
Wild Things 2016 14 25 76 66 58 12 61 63 50
Scars to Your Beautiful 14 8 37 19 35 30 15 10 55 8
How Far I’ll Go 46 15 29 53 26 26 3 7 49 56 Moana
(with Zedd)
2017 9 3 12 13 8 11 9 9 8 7
  • MC: 4× Platinum[11]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[30]
  • BPI: Platinum[12]
  • BVMI: Gold[25]
  • GLF: 2× Platinum[20]
  • IFPI DEN: Platinum[31]
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[14]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[32]
Everything, Everything
Growing Pains 2018 36 87 [A] 65 The Pains of Growing
“Trust My Lonely” 78 [B]
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
(Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara)
2016 72 26 [C] Blue Neighbourhood
(Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid)
2017 6 5 2 45 9 23 6 4 9 3
  • MC: 4× Platinum[11]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[38]
  • BPI: Platinum[12]
  • BVMI: Gold[25]
  • IFPI DEN: Platinum[39]
  • RIAA: 5× Platinum[40]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[41]
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album

“A Little More”[43] 2018 The Pains of Growing
“Not Today” 16

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album


“I’m Yours” 2017 46 Know-It-All
Cuore nerd
(J-Ax and Fedez featuring Alessia Cara)
44 Comunisti col Rolex
“The Other Side” 10 The Get Down Part II

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Main artist Album
“I Can Only” 2016 JoJo Mad Love[47]
“Remember Home” Sebastian Kole Soup[48]
“Cuore Nerd” 2017 J-Ax and Fedez Comunisti col Rolex
“The Other Side” N/A The Get Down Part II
I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues 2018 N/A Revamp: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
“Babies” Kyle Light of Mine

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Other artist(s) Director(s) Ref.
As lead artist
“Here” 2015 None Aaron A [49]
“I’m Yours” Alessia Cara [50]
“Wild Things” 2016 Aaron A [51]
“Scars to Your Beautiful” JoJo (cameo) [52]
“How Far I’ll Go” None Aya Tanimura [53]
“Seventeen” Alessia Cara, Aaron A [54]
“Stay” 2017 Zedd Tim Mattia [55]
“Growing Pains” 2018 None Alan Masferrer [56]
“A Little More” Alessia Cara [57]
“Trust My Lonely” Aaron A [58]
“Not Today” [59]
As featured artist
“Wild” 2016 Troye Sivan Malia James [60]
“1-800-273-8255” 2017 Logic, Khalid Andy Hines [61]
“Babies” 2018 Kyle Christo [62]


  1. Jump up ^ “Growing Pains” did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number five on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[33]
  2. Jump up ^ “Trust My Lonely” did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 25 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[34]
  3. Jump up ^ “Wild” did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[36]

Reparata and the Delrons

Reparata and the Delrons

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Reparata and the Delrons


Classic line-up, 1965–1969: (l-r) Lorraine Mazzola, Nanette Licari, Mary “Reparata” Aiese
Background information
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Pop
Years active 1962–2000
Labels Laurie Records
World Artists
Stateside (UK)
RCA Records
Mala Records
Bell Records (UK)
Kapp Records
Avco Embassy
Big Tree Records
Dart Records (UK)
North American Music Industries
Polydor Records
Perfection Sound
Ace Records
Past members Reparata (Mary Aiese O’Leary)
Nanette Licari
Regina Gallagher
Anne Fitzgerald
Sheila Reilly
Carol Drobnicki (deceased)
Kathy Romeo
Marge McGuire
Lorraine Mazzola
Cooky Sirico
Lauren Stich
Judy Jae

Reparata and the Delrons was an American girl group. They are best known for their 1965 recordings “Whenever A Teenager Cries” and “Tommy”, for the 1968 European hit “Captain of Your Ship” and for Reparata’s 1975 solo hit “Shoes“.


Beginnings (1962–1963)[edit]

The group started out as a five-piece high school harmony group called the Delrons, formed in 1962 at St. Brendan’s Catholic School in Brooklyn, New York by the lead singer Mary Aiese.[1] The other original members included Nanette Licari, Regina Gallagher, and Anne Fitzgerald, but they were soon replaced by Sheila Reilly, Carol Drobnicki and Kathy Romeo. Romeo was replaced by Marge McGuire, but McGuire herself then left the group.

Early years (1964–1965)[edit]

As a trio, Aiese, O’Reilly and Drobnicki were spotted by record producers Bill and Steve Jerome. They asked Mary Aiese to choose a stage name to make the group name more interesting and marketable. She chose Reparata, her confirmation name, which she had taken from one of her favorite teachers at Good Shepherd Catholic grammar school.[2]

The Jeromes recorded them in 1964 first for Laurie Records, then on the Pittsburgh-based World Artists label with Ernie Maresca‘s song “Whenever a Teenager Cries”. The song became a regional hit and reached #60 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up, “Tommy,” co-written by Chip Taylor, reached #92. Writing about “Tommy” in her 2003 memoir A Misfit’s Manifesto: The Spiritual Journey of a Rock-and-Roll Heart, journalist and sociologist Donna Gaines comments:

“What better focus for saintly feminine devotion than the sullen “Tommy”, who once treated our girl with consideration, respect, and tenderness? But then Tommy starts acting like a dick. Still, she won’t give up on him. Her response to her callous indifference is to love him even more. I ached to love a boy like that, only in dreams.”

He’s not so sweet and he’s far from polite,
Hardly ever calls me
And comes to pick me up late every night.”[3]

The 1965 album Whenever a Teenager Cries showcased the singles, and included covers of popular hits by “British invasion” groups including The Beatles‘ “If I Fell” and Manfred Mann‘s “Doo Wah Diddy Diddy“.

The group opened for the Rolling Stones at the Philadelphia Convention Hall and Civic Center on their Spring 1965 North American tour.[4]

The group became more widely known when they were invited to tour nationally with Dick Clark‘s Caravan of Stars on two occasions during 1965. However Sheila Reilly and Carol Drobnicki left the group just before the second tour began, and Reparata performed solo on the tour, with backing vocals from the wings.[5] The next two singles were credited only to Reparata: “A Summer Thought” and “I Found My Place”.

Success in Europe (1965–1969)[edit]

When Reparata and the Delrons signed with RCA in 1965, new Delrons were needed. Original member Nanette Licari was brought back. “I Can Tell”, the first single for RCA needed a third vocalist, and although it has been reported that Lesley Gore sang on the track,[6] it was actually session singer Lesley Miller, while Gore recorded her own version of the song.[7] 18-year-old Lorraine Mazzola was soon recruited to join the group.

This line-up of Reparata, Licari and Mazzola became the group’s best-known and most prolific, although ironically they never released an album and none of their dozen singles ever made the US national charts. Their 1967 release “It’s Waiting There For You” became a minor hit in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with airplay on KYSN, 1460-AM. After several unsuccessful releases in a style similar to the Shangri-Las, including Jeff Barry‘s “I’m Nobody’s Baby Now,” and “I Can Hear the Rain” which featured the then-unknown Melba Moore,[6][7] the group moved again to Mala Records.

In 1968 they released the up-tempo “Captain of Your Ship“, co-written by Kenny Young. Although the song missed the U.S. national charts, it became their biggest ever hit when it made #13 in the UK Singles Chart,[8][9] and the group toured there. The trio’s backing group on this tour was Clouds. “Saturday Night Didn’t Happen” and “Weather Forecast” were also issued as singles, but did not repeat the success of “Captain of Your Ship”. Young said[10] of this period: ‘”They were responsible for me moving to England. I accompanied them to Top Of The Pops…[and]…attended the reception for their hit single “Captain Of Your Ship”, along with John Lennon and Ringo at the Revolution Club in London. I met half the Beatles at our own reception…”.

“Captain Of Your Ship” was popular in many European countries, and was released in Australia[11] and Rhodesia.[12] Footage of the group performing the song live on the Beat-Club show on German television, introduced by Dave Lee Travis and available on video sharing websites, appears to be the only archive television footage of the group, except for some cable spots from much later in their career. The Beat Club clip shows that Reparata sings lead on the song, not Lorraine Mazzola as reported in some histories of the group.[6][13][14][15][16] The record’s success in Europe led to the group being invited to perform at the Interfestival in Poland in August 1968 alongside British act Julie Driscoll with the Brian Auger Trinity, and Austrian Udo Juergens as well as acts from Poland, USSR, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia.[17]

The B-side “Toom-Toom is a Little Boy” gave the group the unusual accolade of a release in pre-revolutionary Iran in 1968, on an EP alongside tracks by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, Otis Redding and Tommy James.[18]

In 1969 the group provided backing vocals for the Rolling Stones‘ single “Honky Tonk Women“, recorded at Olympic Studios in London, and for the Ox-Bow Incident cover of The Four Tops‘ “Reach Out“.

The Delrons without Reparata (1969–1973)[edit]

Reparata married in 1969. She took her husband’s name and became Mary O’Leary.[19] She decided to stop doing live shows and to concentrate on starting a family and on her separate career as a schoolteacher.[20]

Reparata agreed that Lorraine Mazzola and Nanette Licari would carry on without her doing live shows as The Delrons. They recruited Helaine Tobias, who performed as Cooky,[21] and with Lorraine Mazzola on lead vocals they performed Reparata and the Delrons’ back catalogue. The musicians who played with the live group from this time included Dave Camacho (keyboard), Augie Ciulla (drums), Frank Franco (guitar), Frankie Pelligrino (sax) and Cooky’s future husband Joe Sirico (bass).

Reparata had already recorded some lead vocals for the group’s second LP, 1970 Rock’n’Roll Revolution,[19] which is a collection of covers of pop standards songs of the 1950s and 1960s, and these tracks were included on the album. The album cover artwork shows the new line-up without Reparata,[15] and the other band members also took some lead vocals on the album. The vocal arrangements on the album are credited to Lorraine Mazzola.

During her time as lead singer with The Delrons, Lorraine Mazzola began to introduce herself as Reparata. The live shows stopped in 1973 when Mazzola joined Barry Manilow‘s back-up singers Lady Flash.[22] In Lady Flash, Mazzola began to use the stage name “Reparata Mazzola”, and has done so ever since. For clarity, in this history of the group Reparata always refers to Mary Aiese O’Leary.

Cooky Sirico and Nanette Licari did not continue with the group after Lorraine Mazzola left, and Reparata and the Delrons went on hiatus as a live act in 1973.

Reparata records solo (1971–1974)[edit]

While The Delrons played live shows without her, Reparata continued to release new singles produced by Steve and Bill Jerome, who had worked on all the group’s records since 1964.

“There’s So Little Time” was released as Big Tree 114 in 1971, written by Rupert Holmes and Danny Jordan. The B-side is “Just You” written by the Jeromes and K. Stella.[23][24]

In February 1972, Reparata signed a three-year contract with Dart Records, a UK-based label.[25] Dart quickly released “Octopus’s Garden” (Dart ART 2006), a cover version of The Beatles song. The recording is credited to Reparata and the Delrons, although only Reparata is featured, not any of the Delrons who were still playing live in the US at that time.[26] The B-side is “Your Life is Gone”, a dramatic story song similar to The Shangri-La’s‘ “Leader of the Pack“. In the US, it was released on Laurie Records, who had released the Delrons first single back in 1964. The production of “Octopus’s Garden” uses some vocal effects and sound effects to recapture the quirky mood and sound of the groups’ earlier recordings like “Captain of Your Ship” and “Weather Report”, and “Your Life is Gone” includes some car-crash and ambulance sound effects like “Leader of the Pack“. References to the Beatles and the Shangri-Las, and allusions to the group’s own previous hits, seemed dated in 1972, and the record was not a hit.

To capitalize on Reparata’s new material for Dart, the group’s 1968 UK hit “Captain of Your Ship” / Toom Toom Is a Little Boy (Bell Records BL 1252) was re-released there in July 1972, but it did not make the charts this time.[27]

In 1974 a remake of the group’s 1964 hit “Whenever a Teenager Cries” was released as on the North American Music Industries label as NAMI 2024. As ever, it was produced by the Jeromes and arranged by John Abbott. It has a mono recording on one side and a stereo recording on the other. It featured only Reparata,[28] although credited to the group.[29] It may have been the original vocal with an overdubbed country guitar.[30]

“Shoes”, two Reparatas (1974–1976)[edit]

On 18 October 1974 Reparata released a solo single “Shoes“, backed with “A Song for All”, as a UK-only promo on Surrey International Records as SIT 5013.[31] Reparata’s contract with Dart Records ended in February 1975, and “Shoes” was then given a commercial release on her new label Polydor in the summer of that year. While the single was drawing praise for its catchy and unique sound, promotion and distribution were hampered by two legal disputes.

First, there was a dispute over the name Reparata. Mary O’Leary had used the name since her confirmation as a teenager, and as her stage name since 1964, first as lead singer of Reparata and the Delrons until 1969, then afterwards as a solo performer. Former bandmate Lorraine Mazzola was now also using the name, having taken over from O’Leary as lead singer at live shows between 1969 and 1973. After this line-up disbanded, Mazzola continued to use the name when working as Barry Manilow‘s back-up singer, giving the impression that Mazzola had been the lead voice of the still fondly-remembered girl group Reparata and the Delrons.

When Mary O’Leary released her latest Reparata solo single “Shoes” in 1975, with Mazzola now singing with Barry Manilow also as Reparata, this caused a problem. In a 2005 radio interview, Mary O’Leary explained that this seriously affected the success of “Shoes” because the record had to be removed from sale during the case: “When the record came out, being done by Reparata, the record was squashed because, quote unquote, Reparata was with Barry Manilow. Believe me, it’s a whole big megillah…”.[32] O’Leary won the case when Mazzola did not come to the hearing.[19][33]

Second, and separate from the dispute over the name Reparata, Dart Records disputed Polydor’s right to the master tapes of “Shoes”, which had been recorded during Reparata’s contract with Dart.[34] This dispute was settled out of court and the single was eventually released on 8 August 1975 on both Dart and Polydor with one catalogue number.

“Shoes” did become a “turntable hit” in both the US and the UK. In August 1975 it reached #92 in the Billboard Hot 100,[35] while in the UK it reached #43 in October 1975.[9] The record’s biggest chart success was in South Africa, where it made the Top 10 in early 1976.

After Mary O’Leary won the right to perform as Reparata, Lorraine Mazzola changed her legal given name from Lorraine to Reparata and therefore she could continue to use the name.[36] This has continued to cause confusion down the years, with Lorraine Mazzola often assumed to be the person who led the group Reparata and the Delrons throughout its recording career, when in fact all recordings feature Mary O’Leary’s lead vocal, except for some tracks on “1970 Rock and Roll Revolution” when all group members took turns singing lead.

Some examples of the confusion:

  • The Discogs listing shows a photo of Lorraine Mazzola, but has information about Mary O’Leary,[37]
  • The Bubblegum Timemachine website says that Mazzola recorded “Shoes” (it was Mary O’Leary).[38]
  • An otherwise comprehensive review of the 2005 Best of Reparata and the Delrons compilation says that O’Leary joined Lady Flash (it was Mazzola).

Reparata’s late recordings (1975–1976)[edit]

Billboard reported in November 1975 that Reparata was making a solo album with the Jeromes and Lou Guarino, for release in early 1976.[39] The album was not released, but some of the recordings have subsequently appeared as singles or on compilations. Her version of Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans 1963 hit “Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts” was included on the 2004 Ace Records compilation, Where The Girls Are Volume 6.[40]

In March 1976, following the success of “Shoes” in the UK, and capitalising on recent success of a reissue of The Shangri-La’sLeader of the Pack“, Reparata’s former UK label Dart Records re-packaged the 1972 single which had featured the Beatles cover “Octopus’s Garden” on the A-side, and the Shangri-La’s-like “Your Life Is Gone” on the B-side. Dart reversed the A- and B-sides, changed the credit from Reparata and the Delrons to simply Reparata, and assigned a new catalogue number ART 2057.[41]

At the same time as “Your Life is Gone” was re-released on Dart, Reparata released another original single on Polydor, number 2058688, in the UK only, called “Jesabee Lancer (The Belly Dancer)”. Like “Shoes”, it is an Eric Beam song originally recorded by his group Felix Harp in the early 1970s. Their original was called “Savait”,[42] and was about Jessica Lancer, not Jesabee Lancer. Also like “Shoes”, it has a Middle Eastern or Turkish pop sound[43] which echoes the song’s lyrics about a belly dancer. In contrast, the B-side is a religious ballad called “We Need You”. The record did not make the UK singles charts, and it has been rarely heard since.

Reformed, re-releases (1976–1990)[edit]

The group’s 1965 album Whenever a Teenager Cries continued to be sold throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The group’s biography on the MTV website comments that the album was

… a low-level collectable piece that was easily found in record store used bins (especially in the northeast) well into the ’80s and, in contrast to most other original girl group LPs, only cost $15 to $20. Thus, for 20 years after that album’s release, Reparata & the Delrons’ music, easier to find and less expensive than, say, originals by the Crystals or Darlene Love, was frequently a first-purchase by lots of people getting into the girl group sound.

In the late 1970s, several of the group’s 1960s singles including “Panic” and “It’s Waiting There For You” became favourites on the Northern soul scene in England. “Panic” was re-released in the UK in 1978 on an EP of Northern Soul classics which also featured tracks by Gerri Granger and James & Bobby Purify.[44]

That same year, Mary O’Leary asked Nanette Licari and Cooky Sirico to reform the group with her. All three were now in their mid-30s, with jobs outside the music industry: O’Leary was a schoolteacher, Licari a cashier at a Brooklyn department store, and Sirico a secretary at a brokerage stock cage.[6] The group became a part-time project for the trio, and they performed approximately once a month on the oldies circuit, and at club gigs and private functions in the New York City and New England areas for over twenty years.

In 1979, the group contributed vocals to Gary Private’s EP Private, on the songs “Caught Up In Los Angeles” and “Rumor Has It”.[45] Private commented that “my producer Fred Munao knew them from other sessions so we brought them in. I was thrilled as I grew up to their voices.”.[46]

In 1981, they released a privately pressed LP called On the Road Again on the Perfection Sound label, and they appeared on Don K. Reed’s radio show Doo Wop Shop in 1982 singing a cappellaThe Book of Love“, “So Young” and “Brooklyn”.[19][47]

“Captain of Your Ship” remained a popular oldie in the UK, and it was re-released as a B-side in January 1985 on the Old Gold label as OG 9504, with the A-side “Keep On” by Bruce Channel.[48]

In June 1985, the group joined James Brown and many other ’50s and ’60s artists to record the Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll Against Famine charity single “Our Message to the People (For The Children)”.[49] It was released in November 1986 and sales benefited the UNICEF World Hunger campaign.[50]

Nanette Licari left the group in the late 1980s and Lauren Stich took her place. With this line-up, the group made a second appearance on Don K. Reed’s Doo Wop Shop in 1988, performing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy“.

Reparata says in a 2016 interview that the live performances of this period were the group’s best, especially compared to the hops and club gigs of their early career, when they would either lip sync or work with a house band that was not familiar with their material:

“When we started singing again in the 80s and the 90s, we really had a good act…. We rehearsed religiously, we had our own band, we kept with the times in terms of technology and so on, with sound equipment and amplification, and we really put on a really good show.”[51]

Later years (1990–2000)[edit]

Captain of Your Ship” was adapted for a 1990 UK TV commercial for Müllerice,[52] and the same year it was sampled by Betty Boo on her single “Doin’ The Do”.

In the early 1990s Lauren Stich returned to her main career as a horse-racing journalist and handicapper. Judy Jae joined Reparata and Cooky Sirico in what would be the group’s final line-up.

A budget Best Of compilation, called Whenever a Teenager Cries like the group’s original 1965 LP, was released in 1993 on the Collectable label.

During the 1990s the group was managed first by Mary O’Leary’s husband Jon, then by Vito Picone. The group recorded tracks for a Christmas CD in the mid-1990s. It was not released, but their version of “Winter Wonderland” appeared on the 2010 compilation “Christmas Harmonies”,[53] and is available via Soundcloud.[54]

In 1996 the group performed on Art Loria’s cable show Twilight Time. The clip is available on YouTube. The following year, Ace Records included an unreleased track “Look in My Diary” on the compilation Where the Girls Are, vol. 1.[55]

In 2000, Mary O’Leary retired from teaching and decided it was time to also disband the group for good, almost 40 years after she formed the group as a high school student.

Recent activities[edit]

Reparata and the Delrons’ recordings are regularly featured on compilations of songs by girl groups, 1960’s records and Northern Soul favourites. Since 2000 they have been featured on at least 16 such anthologies (see Discography).

In May 2003, Mary O’Leary was a guest speaker at “Italian Americans and Early Rock and Roll”, a symposium presented at Queens College, City University of New York by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and the university’s Newman Center.[56]

Licensing tracks for a Best Of compilation was always going to be logistically difficult. In their twelve-year recording career, Reparata and the Delrons recorded for more than twelve different labels. There had been an unauthorised Best Of compilation in 2001, but it was not until 2005 that an authorised Ace Records compilation The Best of Reparata and the Delrons was released. The compilation included most of the singles, and some rarities, B-sides and unreleased material.[57] It was accompanied by a comprehensive illustrated booklet, with some new commentary by Mary O’Leary.

Also released in 2005, the Rhino Records box set One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds – Lost & Found (Rhino R2 74615) featured “I’m Nobody’s Baby Now” and “Saturday Night Didn’t Happen”.[58] Mary O’Leary and Nanette Licari were guests at the album launch at The Cutting Room in New York City.[59] The same month, Mary O’Leary gave an extended radio interview about her career to Alex McNeil, host of the Lost and Found show on the MIT college radio station WMBR.[60]

A Facebook page launched in 2008 as a community for group members, musicians, friends, family and fans. Mary O’Leary, Cooky Sirico, Lauren Stich, Judy Jae and some of the group’s musicians are active participants. There is also an unofficial MySpace page (/reparatathedelrons), now inactive, and a Twitter feed (/thisisreparata) linked to the Facebook page.

In summer 2011, Nanette Licari was invited to perform some of the group’s songs at the event “She’s Got the Power”, a celebration of the girl group sound at New York City’s Lincoln Center.[61] The supergroup formed for the event continues to perform occasionally as the Super Girls Group in New York and Connecticut, with members of The Chantels, The Toys, The Jaynetts, The Exciters and The Cookies forming a changing line-up at different shows.

The UK Northern Soul record label Outta Sight released “Panic” and “Captain of Your Ship” as a vinyl 45 in March 2016.[62]

Mary O’Leary gave an interview in June 2016 to Arnie Amber on the WMBS show “Oldies Unlimited”, where she spoke about her career, her theories about why the group did not make it bigger, and current interest in the group on social media.[51]


The group had only one real hit in Europe with “Captain of Your Ship”, and only a minor early hit in the US with “Whenever a Teenager Cries”. In a 2016 radio interview, Reparata explains why she thinks the group did not have more commercial success:

“I believe that our follow-up songs in each case were misguided. We had “Whenever a Teenager Cries” and followed it up with “Tommy”, which was a very different kind of song. I believe if you have a hit, you have to stick with that feel, that style of song. You can’t go off in a completely different direction and expect to have any staying power. At least your second song has to mirror the first. And it was the same thing with “Captain of Your Ship” … The follow-up should have been a song called “Weather Forecast”, which was similar, but instead we came out with “Saturday Night Didn’t Happen”…. At the time we had very little say on what was going to be released.” [51]



Year A-side B-side Artist Label and number Chart position
May 64[63] Your Big Mistake Leave Us Alone The Delrons United States Laurie 3252[64]
United States Dec 64
United Kingdom Australia 29 Jan 65
Whenever a Teenager Cries He’s My Guy Reparata and the Delrons with Hash Brown and his Orchestra United States World Artists 1036
United Kingdom Stateside SS382
Australia Stateside OSS-162[65]
United States #60[66]
United Kingdom
United States Mar 65
United Kingdom Australia May /65
Tommy Mama Don’t Allow Reparata and the Delrons with Hash Brown and his Orchestra United StatesWorld Artists 1051
United Kingdom Stateside SS414
Australia Stateside OSS-175[65]
United States #92[67]
1965 A Summer Thought He’s the Greatest Reparata with Hash Brown and his Orchestra[68] United States World Artists 1057
1965 I Found My Place The Boy I Love Reparata United States World Artists 1062
Dec 65 I Can Tell Take a Look Around You Reparata and the Delrons United States RCA 47-8721
Apr 66 I’m Nobody’s Baby Now Loneliest Girl in Town Reparata and the Delrons with Hash Brown and his Orchestra United States RCA 47-8820
Aug 66 He Don’t Want You Mama’s Little Girl Reparata and the Delrons with Hash Brown and his Orchestra United States RCA 47-8921
Feb 67 The Kind of Trouble That I Love Boys and Girls Reparata and the Delrons United States RCA 47-9123
1967 I Can Hear The Rain Always Waiting Reparata and the Delrons United States RCA 47-9185, Kapp 1691
United Kingdom RCA 1691
Sep 67 I Believe It’s Waiting There For You Reparata and the Delrons United States Mala 573
Jan 68
Australia May 68
Captain of Your Ship Toom Toom (Is a Little Boy) Reparata and the Delrons United StatesGermany Mala 589
United KingdomNorway Bell BLL1002 1
Netherlands Stateside HSS-1265
Australia Stateside OSS-8333[65]
Belgium Stateside RSS-124[65]
France Stateside FSS-567[65]
Netherlands Stateside HSS 1265[65]
Sweden Stateside KSS-1044[65]
Zimbabwe Stateside JSS-1172[65]
United States #127
United Kingdom #13
United States May 68
United Kingdom 31 May 68
Saturday Night Didn’t Happen Panic Reparata and the Delrons United Kingdom Bell BLL 1014
United States Mala 12000
United Kingdom Bell BLL 1014
Germany Bell 12000[65]
United Kingdom FranceJul 68
United States 8/68
Weather Forecast You Cant Change a Young Boys Mind Reparata and the Delrons United Kingdom Bell BLL 1021
United States Mala 12016
France Stateside FSS 598[69]
Sweden Stateside KSS-1048[65]
Zimbabwe Stateside JSS-1184
Australia Nov 1968
Heaven Only Knows Summer Laughter Reparata and the Delrons United States Mala 12026
Australia Stateside OSS-8558
Netherlands Stateside HSS 1315[65]
Apr 69 (That’s What Sends) Men to the Bowery (That’s What Sends) Men to the Bowery Reparata and the Delrons United States Kapp 989[70]
May 69 Hold the Night San Juan Reparata and the Delrons United States Kapp 2010
Sep 69 Walking in the Rain I’ve Got An Awful Lot Of Losing You To Do Reparata and the Delrons United States Kapp K2050[71]
Apr 71 There’s So Little Time Just You Reparata United States Big Tree 114
28 Apr 72 Octopus’s Garden Your Life is Gone Reparata and the Delrons United KingdomNetherlands Dart ART 2006
New Zealand Family 1006
Germany Odeon/Electrola 1C 006-93 451
France Spotlite 40017
United States Laurie 3589
Norway Philips 6015-056[64]France Spot ST-40017[65]
21 Jul 72 Captain of Your Ship Toom Toom (Is a Little Boy) Reparata and the Delrons United Kingdom Bell BL1252
1974 Whenever a Teenager Cries Whenever a Teenager Cries Reparata and the Delrons United States NAMI 2024
8 Aug 75 Shoes A Song for All Reparata United Kingdom Dart / Polydor
2066 652
United States Polydor 14271
United Kingdom #43
United States #92[72]
South Africa #6
27 Feb 76 Jesabee Lancer (The Belly Dancer) We Need You Reparata United Kingdom Polydor 2058688
6 Feb 76[73] Your Life is Gone Octopus’s Garden Reparata United Kingdom Dart ART 2057
1976 Panic Saturday Night Didn’t Happen Reparata and the Delrons United States Eric Records 5010[74]
1978 I Go To Pieces Panic / Shake a Tail Feather Gerri Granger, Reparata and the Delrons, James and Bobby Purify United Kingdom Casino Classics CC3
1980s Whenever A Teenager Cries Tommy Reparata and the Delrons United States Collectables COL 3187[75]
Jan 1985 Keep On Captain of Your Ship Bruce Channel / Reparata and the Delrons United Kingdom Old Gold 9504
Nov 1986 Our Message To The People (For The Children) (vocal) Our Message To The People (For The Children) (instrumental) Roots of Rock’n’Roll Against Famine United States Downtown Records 1003
Mar 2016 Panic Captain of Your Ship Reparata and the Delrons United Kingdom Outta Sight OSV153


Year Title Label
1965 Whenever a Teenager Cries World Artists WAM 2006[76]
1970 1970 Rock and Roll Revolution Avco Embassy[77]
1981 On the Road Again Perfection Sound [78]
1993 Whenever a Teenager Cries [anthology] Collectables [79]
2001 Magical Musical History Tour [anthology] Mo-Banana 1001[80]
2005 Best of Reparata and the Delrons [anthology] Ace Records[81]
2012 The Best of Reparata and the Delrons [anthology] Masters Classics[82]


This is an incomplete selection of compilation albums and CDs which feature tracks by Reparata and the Delrons, or Reparata solo. [83]

Year Title Track Label and number
1969? Top 4 sampler (Iran)[84] Captain of Your Ship Top 4 EX-4261
1975 20 Blazing Bullets[85] Shoes Ronco RTL2012
1976 Super Disco [86] Shoes Polydor 2413 805
1976 Disco Explosion Vol. 1[87] Shoes Pickwick SHM 903
1976 20 Original Hits.[88] Shoes Polydor 2413 804
1976 Hit Action[89] “Jesabee Lancer (The Belly Dancer)” Polydor 2413 306
1980 Star Power[90] “Captain of Your Ship” Pickwick SSD 8036
1985 Stop Look Listen “Your Big Mistake” ACT001
1989 20 Collector’s Records of the 50s and 60s, Vol. 2 “Your Big Mistake” LCD4094
1991 The Spirit of the 60s: 1968 – The Hits Don’t Stop[90] “Captain of Your Ship” TL531/18
1995 Early Girls Vol. 1 “Whenever a Teenager Cries” CDCHD 608
1997 Where the Girls Are Vol 1[55] “Look in my Diary” CDCHD 648
2000 Hits Hits Hits 60s 70s Captain of Your Ship 74321793042
2000 The Original Wanderer “Your Big Mistake” CDCHD 762
2004 1968 The Soundtrack Captain of Your Ship
2004 Where the Girls Are Vol. 6 “Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts” CDCHD1032
2005 Phil’s Spectre II: Another Wall of Soundalikes “I’m Nobody’s Baby Now” CDCHD 1059
2005 One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found”[58] “Saturday Night Didn’t Happen”, “I’m Nobody’s Baby Now” CDCHD 1229
14/9/2007 Testament van den 60s[90] Captain of Your Ship USM 984 812-8
15/10/2007 100 Hits 60s[90] Captain of Your Ship Demon DMG 100 001
2009 Wild Thing: The Songs of Chip Taylor “Tommy” CDCHD 1229
2009 The Laurie Records Story Vol. 3: Girls and Girl Groups “Your Big Mistake”, “Your Life is Gone” CDCHD 1231
2009 Northern Soul Movers Vol. 3[91] “Panic” Vintage Saint Records
2009 100 Hits: Northern Soul “Panic” 100 Hits
2010 Holiday Harmonies[92] Winter Wonderland Landlord Records
2011 The Best of the Northern Soul Story “Panic” 88697816382
2011 Mad Men[93] Doo Wah Diddy Golden Lane records
2011 Sugar Sugar: The Birth of Bubblegum Pop[94] Captain of Your Ship Sony TV
2011 Sounds of the Sixties Captain of Your Ship EMI TV
2012 Be My Baby: The Girls of the Sixties[95] Captain of Your Ship
2015 Girl Crazy![96] “Panic” Ace Records HIQLP 038
Rock ‘n’ Roll Lollipop“, “Be My Baby[97] 86 913 XBT

Group member biographies[edit]

Several of the group’s former members and musicians, as well as fans, friends and family, are active on the Reparata and the Delrons Facebook page.[98]

Mary Katherine Aiese was born on December 31, 1947. She formed the group as a high school student in 1962. She led the group throughout its existence, except for 1969–1973 when she stopped performing live, although she continued to record. She married Jonathan O’Leary in 1969 and took his name. They have two children Nicole and Jonathan Jr,[20] and four grandchildren Analiese, Nicholas, Jonathan III and Ava. Mary taught fifth and sixth grade for 32 years. In 1975 she had an unexpected solo hit in the UK and South Africa with “Shoes“. Around this time, she also won a legal dispute with former bandmate Lorraine Mazzola over the right to perform as Reparata. O’Leary reformed the group in 1978 as a part-time project, finally disbanding the group in 2000 when she retired from teaching. She lives in Neponsit, Queens[19] and works as an estate agent and a personal tutor.

Nanette R. Licari, born 24 May 1947, was in the earliest iteration of the group at high school from 1962–1963, then she rejoined in 1965. Nanette continued to perform with the group until the late 1980s. During the 5-year period when the group was inactive from 1973, she worked as a cashier at a Brooklyn department store. She later became an elementary school teacher[99] and worked at a Catholic school in Brooklyn, from where she is now retired.[100] In summer 2011 she performed at the event “She’s Got the Power”, a celebration of the girl group sound at New York City’s Lincoln Centre.[61] She continues to perform occasionally in the Long Island area as a member of oldies group the Tercels[101] and at nostalgia gigs with other former members of 1960s girl groups. Nanette lives in Ozone Park, Queens with her husband Robert Salerno, where she occasionally makes the local news as a high-profile animal lover and rescuer of stray cats.[102]

Lorraine Marie Mazzola, born 25 February 1947, joined the group in 1965. She became lead singer in 1969 when Mary Aiese decided to stop doing live shows, and informally called herself Reparata. Mazzola left the group in 1973 to form Barry Manilow‘s backing group Lady Flash, staying with them until 1979.[22] After losing the 1975 court case to Mary O’Leary over the sole right to the stage name Reparata, Mazzola formally changed her given name to Reparata.[103] She co-wrote the book Mafia Kingpin: the True Story of Sonny Gibson (1981),[104] and she wrote and acted in a film with Gibson called Dark Before Dawn (1988).[105] More recently, she has been developing the book into a movie.[106] She was nominated for an Emmy as writer-producer of an informational series for WCBS-TV in New York.[107] In May 2001 she pleaded guilty to being involved in a fraudulent investment scheme with Gibson.[108] Mazzola contributed an essay to the 2007 book Women’s Poker Night,[109] and for five years she was a contributing editor for Poker Pro magazine.[110] She was Events and Operations director for WriteGirl, a programme in creative writing for at-risk young women in Los Angeles[111] and continues to work in the entertainment field.[107][112] Mazzola brought her experience as a writer and fundraiser for non-profits to her work as Secretary for the Gate Community, a spiritual organisation of entertainment professionals.[106] She and her partner Chef Gordon Smith published Save the Males: A Kitchen Survival Cookbook in 2013.[113] In 2017 she was running the social media campaign for the upcoming Ed Wood: The Musical.[114] She lives in Los Angeles.

Cooky Sirico was born Helaine F. Tobias on 2 February 1948[115] She first became a Delron in 1969 when Mary O’Leary stopped performing live. Originally known by the mononym Cooky, in November 1971 she married the group’s bass player Joe Sirico (born 29 November 1946) and took his name. When the live group became inactive in 1973, Cooky became a secretary at a brokerage stock cage.[6] Cooky rejoined the group when they reformed as a part-time project in 1978 and performed with them for the next 22 years until they disbanded in 2000. Cooky and Joe continue to perform in the tri state area in the oldies groups The BeBops, Johnny and the Raybands, and Just Friends.[116] Cooky also performs with The Remnants[117] and with Witness,[118] and Joe plays with the Brooklyn Keys. Cooky and Joe have two adult daughters, Jackie and Stephanie.

Carol Dorothy Drobnicki, born 13 February 1947[119] was in the group 1962–1964. She married Frank Barsh in September 1965, and later remarried and was known as Carol Scordilis. She died from cancer in December 1980 at the age of 33.[119][120]

Sheila Reilly was a Delron from 1963–1965. She became a teacher, and taught at St Thomas Aquinas School in Brooklyn. She later moved to Seattle, Washington and became a school principal.

Judy Jae was in the final line-up from 1992 to 2000. She went on to record four CDs of original country-crossover material in Nashville, and continues to perform in Manhattan and on Long Island, and to write music under the name Judy Rae Jae.[121]

Lauren S. Stich was born on Christmas Day 1951.[122] She joined the group for a year in the late 1980s. Lauren continues to sing occasionally, but works more behind the scenes as the founder and director of a talent agency.[123] Lauren also has a separate career as a respected writer on horse racing, and she also breeds horses. She wrote a weekly column for the Daily Racing Formand is now a racing handicapper and analyst for the Racing Digest.[124][125] Lauren lives in Las Vegas.

Kathy Romeo was in the group from 1962–1963. She still lives in Brooklyn.[78] She is a widow with two grandchildren.[126]

Anne Fitzgerald and Regina Gallagher were in the group from 1962–1963, and Marge McGuire was a member from 1963–1965.

Drummer Augie Ciulla recorded with his nephews’ band The Infinite Staircase,[127] and was featured on their debut album The Road Less Taken, which was released in early 2009. Keyboard player Dave Camacho performs with the Borinquen Blues Band.[128]