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Jessica Lynn

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Jessica Lynn
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performing at NAMM, January 2017.
Background information
Born 1990 (age 26–27)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer
Instruments Lead vocals, guitar, piano, drums
Years active 2006–present
Labels Daydreamer Records
Associated acts Phil Vassar, Jo Dee Messina, Loretta Lynn, Shenandoah

Jessica Lynn (January 6, 1990) is a country music singer and songwriter.

Early life[edit]

Jessica Lynn was born in Brooklyn, New York[1] and attended Lakeland High School in Westchester County.[2] While in college at Pace University in nearby Pleasantville, New York, Lynn received her bachelor’s degree in Adolescent Education and Mathematics and her master’s degree in Special Education and graduated with honors while being a member of The Mathematics Honor Society Kappa Mu Epsilon.[3]


In her early teens, Lynn formed her first band and began performing professionally throughout Manhattan. She began playing the piano in middle school and taught herself the guitar and drums in high school.[4]

At sixteen, Lynn penned a song about Alzheimer’s disease, entitled “Your Favorite Stranger,” which aided in her becoming a published ASCAP writer in the same year. Lynn performed “Your Favorite Stranger” on her father’s nationwide PBS television special, Cal – Forever and Beyond…Live In Concert,[5] which was a No. 2 ranked PBS concert.[6]

In 2014 she appeared on television in Jessica Lynn: This Much Fun – Live from the Winery at St. George.[7][8] In the summer of 2014 she performed at the Country Jam USA,[9] Headwaters Country Jam,[10] and Taste of Country Festival.[11] Lynn was signed to Round Hill Music in 2014 by Jonnie “Most” Davis as a songwriter and artist where she traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to write and record with some of the most influential songwriters and producers in the industry, such as Clay Mills, Wade Kirby, Trey Bruce, Rachel Proctor, Mike Mobley, Bryan White, and Greg Bieck.[12]

In 2015, in support of her second PBS television special, Lynn went on her second nationwide tour, sharing the bill with major country music talent, such as Keith Urban,[13] Thompson Square,[14] and Clint Black.[15] Lynn also went on tour with country music artist Jo Dee Messina.[16]

In 2016 Lynn performed with country music artist and songwriter Phil Vassar at Ridgefield, Connecticut’s Ridgefield Playhouse.[17] Lynn also released her first single and music video, “Not Your Woman,” which is the lead single off her debut self-titled studio EP.[18] Lynn’s third national tour will begin this summer, where she will perform with country music icons Trace Adkins,[19] Shenandoah,[20] and Loretta Lynn,[21] preceded by her first international tour, where she headlined the American Journeys festival in Cambrai, France.[22]

Television specials[edit]

Following Lynn’s 2014 PBS special and its success, she was invited to return to the network with a 2015 program.[23] Lynn filmed and recorded her second PBS television special Jessica Lynn- Takin’ Over : Live at The Paramount, which aired nationwide that same year, making its debut in her home state on PBS WNET.[24] Lynn was also featured on the CBS Evening News.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Performing in 2014.

On December 19, 2014 Lynn got engaged to her lead guitarist Steven Sterlacci,[26] with whom she co-wrote the tracks “Can’t Get Enough” and “Told Me Yesterday” from her first television special. Lynn’s father and manager, Peter Calamera, plays bass guitar in her band while her mother, Victoria Calamera, is a background vocalist.[27]



Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Heatseeker
Jessica Lynn EP
  • Release date: June 21, 2016
  • Label: Daydreamer
  • Formats: CD, music download
  • US: N/A


Year Single Peak
2016 “Not Your Woman” N/A

Alexa Goddard

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Alexa Goddard

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Alexa Goddard
Born (1988-12-21) 21 December 1988 (age 28)
Origin Blackwater, Hampshire
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2003–present
Labels Roc Nation
Associated acts Wiley, Brett Domino, Conor Maynard

Alexa Goddard (born 21 December 1988) is an English pop and R&B singer from Blackwater, Hampshire signed to Roc Nation. Born in Camberley, Surrey, Goddard attended Yateley School before being spotted singing at a talent contest at the age of 14. From 2007 she featured on three consecutive winter tours of the United States and Canada with American band Trans-Siberian Orchestra and performed a solo on “Child of the Night”, a track from the band’s 2009 album Night Castle.

In March 2010, Goddard created a YouTube channel with the username “AlexaMusicTV”. She uploaded to this channel various videos of her own covers of R&B hits. She released four cover versions as singles, using social media such as Twitter to promote them. The biggest-selling of these was her version of “Turn My Swag On“, which charted at Number 20 on the UK Singles Chart and Number One on the UK Indie Chart.

Life and music career[edit]

Goddard was born and raised in Blackwater, Hampshire.[1] She attended Yateley School from the age of 11 and was spotted singing at a talent contest when she was 14.[2] As a result of her performance at this talent show, she began singing professionally[1] and made regular recording sessions at a Sony subsidiary in Berlin.[2]

In 2008, at the age of 17, Goddard was invited to join the American progressive rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra on their winter tour of the United States and Canada.[1] On 29 June 2008, she featured as one of approximately 400 performers at the UEFA Euro 2008 Final, where she sang “Off the Rails” and her first single, a cover of “Speechless” by The Veronicas. “Speechless” was released through the iTunes Store on 8 August, and was used to soundtrack a German advert for Ferrero Raffaello. Goddard was again invited back to perform on Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s 2008 and 2009 winter tours, and featured on their 2009 multi-platinum selling album Night Castle, where she had a solo on “Child of the Night” as well as providing backing vocals for other tracks.

On 13 March 2010, Goddard registered a YouTube channel under the username “AlexaMusicTV” with her manager and producer Stewart “Stew Mac” McLean.[3] She uploaded to this channel videos of her own versions of well-known R&B songs—her first uploads included her version of “Speechless”, as well as covers of “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan, “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake and “Sweet Dreams” by Beyoncé. Within a month, Goddard’s videos had received over 1.5 million views and “AlexaMusicTV” had garnered over 7,000 subscribers. By April 2011, the channel had over 11 million views and 56,000 subscribers, being one of the most subscribed music channels in British YouTube history.

Goddard’s second single was a cover of “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz, which was released through the iTunes Store by McLean’s label IdleIDOL Records on 18 October 2010[1]—this was then followed on 12 November by a release of her cover of “Whip My Hair” by Willow Smith. Just over two weeks later, on 29 November, Goddard released her fourth single through iTunes, a cover of Keri Hilson‘s remix of “Turn My Swag On” by Soulja Boy. The track was mainly promoted through word of mouth and use of social media, such as Twitter and Facebook.[4] After being downloaded nearly 14,000 times in the UK, Goddard’s single charted at Number 26 on the UK Singles Chart.[5] The following week, the single climbed to Number 20 on the UK Singles Chart,[5] and topped the UK Indie Chart.[6] In December 2010, Goddard provided the female vocals on Brett Domino‘s cover of “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues.[7] The single peaked at Number 32 on the UK Indie Chart.[8]

In March 2011, British rapper Wiley‘s single “Seduction”, which features Goddard, premiered on radio; a video was shot two weeks later. The single was released on 2 May 2011.[citation needed] On April 22, 2014, Goddard unveiled the lyrics video for her debut single, “Marilyn”, which is due to be released later in the year.

On April 29, 2014, it was announced that Goddard had signed a five-album record deal with Roc Nation.



Year Title Chart peak positions Album
UK indie
2010 Turn My Swag On 20 1[6] Non-album single
2014 “Marilyn”
“So There” 67 TBA
“We Broke the Sky”

Other appearances[edit]

The following songs have been officially released, but do not feature on an album by Goddard.

Year Song Album Notes
2009 “Child of the Night” Night Castle Collaboration with Trans-Siberian Orchest

Amy Macdonald



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Amy Macdonald
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Macdonald performing live in Stockholm, 2010.
Background information
Birth name Amy Elizabeth Macdonald
Born (1987-08-25) 25 August 1987 (age 29)
Origin Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboard
Years active 2007–present
Labels Virgin EMI, Vertigo, Mercury, Melodramatic Records

Amy Elizabeth Macdonald (born 25 August 1987) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist. She has sold over 9 million records worldwide.[citation needed] Macdonald released her debut album This Is the Life in 2007. The singles “Mr. Rock & Roll” and “This Is the Life” from it were chart hits. The latter charted at number one in six countries, while reaching the top 10 in another 11 countries. The album reached number one in four European countries–the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland–and sold three million copies worldwide.[1] Moderate success in the American music market followed in 2008. She was a guest on shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, where she performed two singles from the album, and This Is the Life reached number ninety-two on the Billboard 200.

Macdonald’s second album, A Curious Thing, was released on 8 March 2010.[2] Its lead single “Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over” was released in March 2010; it peaked at number forty-five on the UK Singles Chart, and also went on to perform well in other European countries. Five singles have since been released from A Curious Thing. Macdonald is one of the artists who appeared with Ray Davies on his 2010 album See My Friends; she sang with him on a cover of The Kinks’ 60s hit “Dead End Street“. Her third album, Life in a Beautiful Light, was released on 11 June 2012.[3] It supplied three singles: “Slow It Down“, which became a number forty-five hit on the UK Singles Chart; “Pride“, and “4th of July“.

On 17 February 2017, Macdonald released her fourth studio album Under Stars which entered at number two on the UK Album Chart and peaked within the top ten of the album charts in Germany and New Zealand.

Early life[edit]

Amy Elizabeth Macdonald attended Bishopbriggs High School in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland.[4] After being inspired by Travis at the T in the Park Festival in 2000, she heard Travis’ song “Turn” and wanted to play it herself.[5] She bought a Travis chord book, and started playing on her father’s guitar, teaching herself how to play at only 12 years old.[6] Soon afterward she began composing her own songs, the first being called “The Wall”.[6][7] She started playing in pubs and coffee houses around Glasgow at the age of 15,[8] including the Brunswick Cellars on Sauchiehall Street.[9]



Macdonald on stage at T on the Fringe After Party at The Caves, Edinburgh.

Macdonald sent a demo CD in response to an advertisement placed in the NME[8] by a new production company set up by songwriters Pete Wilkinson and Sarah Erasmus.[10]

In an interview with HitQuarters, Wilkinson said he was “literally aghast” at her songwriting abilities when first he heard Macdonald play the songs “This Is the Life” and “Mr Rock n Roll”.

I said, “Amy, who wrote those songs?” And she said, “I did.” I said, “No, you didn’t,” giggling, hoping she really did. She said, “I bloody well did!” I told her she was extraordinarily talented, and the moment she sang those songs I remembered her voice and the hooks, which out of 500 [demos submitted] was a very good sign.

— Pete Wilkinson, [10]

Wilkinson then spent around eight or nine months recording demos with Macdonald at his home studio with a view to securing a record deal for his new client. In 2007 she signed a contract with Vertigo.

Macdonald received her first major press coverage when she questioned whether the 2007 winner of The X Factor, Leon Jackson, was suffering from tonsillitis, referring to it as “lazyitis”. Macdonald had tonsillitis at the same time but still performed at Glasgow and at the BBC’s Hogmanay Live show the same night.[11]

2007–09: This Is the Life[edit]

Macdonald performing in 2009

In 2007, Macdonald released her debut album, titled This Is the Life. The album sold 3 million copies, and reached No. 1 in the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Denmark.[12][13]This Is the Life reached No. 92 on the US Billboard 200.[14] The single, “This Is the Life” reached No. 25 on the US Billboard Triple-A radio airplay charts.[15]

The first single from the album, “Poison Prince“, was only a limited release. The second single, “Mr. Rock and Roll“, became Macdonald’s first top 40 song charting at No. 12 in the United Kingdom. However the third single, “LA“, missed the top 40 at No. 48.

The fourth and most successful single, “This Is the Life“, charted at No. 28 in the UK, and was No. 1 in five other European countries[citation needed]. The single was awarded Platinum in Germany and Belgium and Gold in Spain and Switzerland. It was also chosen as the theme song for the Polish legal drama series “Prawo Agaty” (Agatha’s Law). The fifth single, “Run“, gave Macdonald her second lowest chart position in the UK at No. 75. However, “Run” charted at No. 36 in Germany. The sixth and final single was the re-release of “Poison Prince“; it charted at No. 148 in the UK, Macdonald’s lowest chart position.

The album’s track “Youth of Today” was chosen as the first single featured on Bebo/iTunes’ “Free Single of the Week” program.[16]

She appeared as a musical performing guest on British and foreign shows including The Album Chart Show, Loose Women, Friday Night Project, Taratata (France), and This Morning. She won the best newcomer award at the Silver Clef Awards.[17] She has appeared on several US talk shows such as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2008), where she performed “Mr. Rock and Roll” and also The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2008) where she performed her hit single, “This Is the Life“.[18]

2010–11: A Curious Thing[edit]

Macdonald outside the O2 Academy in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2010.

Macdonald began writing songs for her second album in spring 2009, in a brief break from her touring commitments. For the first time she began poring through her old notebooks, looking at song ideas, unlike her debut which consists mainly of songs that she wrote straight away.[19] Many of the tracks were inspired by real-life personalities or events from her everyday life. Contrary to some reports, she did not write “Spark” for murdered toddler James Bulger after watching a TV programme on his murder.[20] “What Happiness Means to Me” is dedicated to her footballer fiancé Steve Lovell,[21] while “An Ordinary Life” is inspired by the “Z-list celebs” she saw flocking around Scots-born Hollywood actor Gerard Butler at a party he held in Glasgow late 2009 to mark the opening of his film Law Abiding Citizen.[19] There is also a track about Michael Jackson and one dedicated to her late grandparents.[21] The tracks were recorded at Paul Weller’s BlackBarn Studios in Surrey.[22]

Macdonald started working on her second album in the year of 2009.[23] She said “Some of the sounds are just amazing and we’ve managed to persuade one of my favourite artists to whack some stuff down on them, but you’ll have to wait and see.”[24] The second album, titled A Curious Thing, was released on 8 March 2010.[25]

It was preceded by the release of the first single, “Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over“, a week earlier on 1 March 2010. The single was released to UK radio on 11 January. Amy performed the new single on the Simon Mayo Show on BBC Radio 2 on the same day.[26] “Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over” has been released to radio in countries like UK, Switzerland, Germany and France.[27] The album’s second single “Spark” was released on 10 May 2010[28] on digital download format. Macdonald also confirmed that she would tour the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe in 2010.[29]

The album’s third single “This Pretty Face” was released on 19 July 2010. Also, Macdonald confirmed she would embark on a tour, entitled The Love Love Tour. Amy MacDonald is one of a number of artists who appear with Ray Davies in his 2010 album See My Friends. She sings with him on “Dead End Street“.

2011–15: Life in a Beautiful Light[edit]

Macdonald’s third album, Life in a Beautiful Light, was released on 11 June 2012.[3] Three songs from the album were released as singles: “Slow It Down“, “Pride” and “4th of July“.[3] She told BBC News that Pride was written to describe her feelings about performing Flower of Scotland at Hampden Park prior to Scotland international football matches.

Macdonald wrote the last track on the album, In The End, at the end of her previous tour and Life in a Beautiful Light was then recorded in Surrey. It was produced by Pete Wilkinson and mixed by Bob Clearmountain, who previously worked on her debut album.[citation needed] On 2 June 2012 she sang her song “Slow It Down” with the finalist of the second season of the Polish version of The X Factor, a girl group The Chance.

2016–present: Under Stars[edit]

In November 2016 Macdonald announced her new album Under Stars would be released on 17 February 2017. A video of an acoustic version of new album track Down By The Water was also released. She performed live on BBC Scotland‘s Hogmanay 2017 show where she debuted her upcoming single “Dream On”.

Musical style[edit]

Reviewers have described Amy as softly spoken but with a booming singing voice.[30] Her vocal range is contralto.[31]

Macdonald cites Travis as her biggest influence.[32] Other influences include The Killers[33] and the Libertines.[34]

Personal life[edit]

On 18 July 2008, Macdonald became engaged to football player Steve Lovell and consequently attended many Falkirk matches, as he was playing with the club at that time.[13][32][35] The wedding was postponed so that Macdonald could focus on her music career.[36] The couple split amicably in June 2012.[37] Macdonald is a Rangers supporter. [38] Macdonald announced in January 2016 that she was engaged to former Aberdeen, Rangers and current St Johnstone footballer Richard Foster.[39]

Macdonald is also a supporter of Scottish Independence.[40]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Macdonald won Best Newcomer at the 2008 Tartan Clef Awards[41] and Best Newcomer at the 2008 Silver Clef Awards.[42] In December 2008 she was voted “Scottish person of the year” by The Daily Record.[43]

Macdonald performed, along with U2, at the German 2009 Echo Awards, where she won an award in the category “Best International Newcomer”.[44][45] She also won Best International Album and Best International Song at the 2009 Swiss Music Awards.[46]

In 2010 Macdonald won “best album” for A Curious Thing, at the annual Tartan Clef awards on 20 November in Glasgow.[47] Also, Macdonald won “best international album Rock/Pop” with A Curious Thing at the Swiss music awards in March 2011.[48] Furthermore, Macdonald won “best international Rock/Pop Female” at the Echo Awards.[49]

On 23 August 2013 she performed at the 46th Sopot International Song Festival in Poland with her songs “This Is The Life” and “Slow It Down”. She was awarded there a special prize by the Radio RMF FM.[50]

In 2013 Macdonald was shortlisted for the Scottish Fashion Awards “Scottish Fashion Icon 2013”.[51] She was shortlisted again in 2014 and won the award.[52]

Year Award Category Result
2015 Scottish Music Awards King Tut’s Songwriting Award Won
2014 Scottish Fashion Awards Scottish Fashion Icon Won
2013 Scottish Fashion Awards Scottish Fashion Icon Nominated
2013 Echo Awards Best International Rock/Pop Female Nominated
2011 Swiss Music Awards Best International Album Rock/Pop – ‘A Curious Thing’ Won
2011 Echo Awards Best International Rock/Pop Female Won
2010 Tartan Clef Award Best Album – ‘A Curious Thing’ Won
2009 Swiss Music Awards Best International Album – ‘This Is The Life’ Won
Best International Song – ‘This Is The Life’ Won
Echo Awards Best Newcomer International Won
Best International Female Nominated
Single of the Year for “This Is the Life Nominated
NRJ Music Awards International Album of the Year for This Is the Life Nominated
International Revolution of the Year Nominated
2008 Daily Record Scottish Person of the Year Won
2007 Silver Clef Award Best Newcomer Won


Maren Morris

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Maren Morris

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Maren Morris
Birth name Maren Larae Morris
Born (1990-04-10) April 10, 1990 (age 27)
Arlington, Texas, US
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, US
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 2005–present
Labels Columbia Nashville
Associated acts

Maren Larae Morris (born April 10, 1990) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released four studio albums. Her 2015 extended play, Maren Morris, charted on two Billboard charts. Her major label debut album, Hero, reached number five on the Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Top Country Albums chart.[1]

Her debut single, “My Church“, hit number one on the Country Digital Songs chart in 2016 and reached the top five on the US Hot Country Songs chart.[2]

Morris is the reigning 2016 CMA New Artist of the Year and was nominated for four awards, including Best New Artist, at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, where “My Church” won the award for Best Country Solo Performance.[3][4]

Early and personal life[edit]

Maren Larae Morris[5] was born on April 10, 1990,[6][7] in Arlington, Texas, the daughter of Scott and Kellie Morris (née Pellam),[8] where she was raised with a younger sister, Karsen.[9] She is presently based in Nashville, Tennessee for her country music singing and songwriting career. She is engaged to fellow country music singer Ryan Hurd.


Music career[edit]

Her music recording career started in 2005, with her debut studio album, Walk On, was released on June 14, 2005, by Mozzi Blozzi Music.[11] Her subsequent release, All That it Takes, was released on October 22, 2007, by Smith Entertainment.[11] Her third release, Live Wire, was released in 2011, by Mozzi Blozzi Music.[11] Her major label debut album Hero was released to critical acclaim in 2016.[12] Maren spent several years in Nashville writing songs for other artists, including “Last Turn Home” on Tim McGraw‘s 2014 album Sundown Heaven Town,[13] and “Second Wind”, which Kelly Clarkson sang on her 2015 album Piece by Piece.[14]

2015: Maren Morris EP[edit]

Morris initially self-released five songs as an eponymous extended play, Maren Morris, on Spotify in August 2015.[15] The songs gained 2.5 million streams on Spotify in a month, with three songs appearing on Spotify’s US and Global “Viral 50” chart. The success of Morris’ EP attracted the interest of major labels, and she became signed to Columbia Nashville in September 2015.[16][17] The label re-released the five-song EP, on November 6, 2015, with “My Church” the lead single.[18] Following airplay on country radio, along with several in-studio appearances on satellite radio, this EP charted on two Billboard charts—number 27 on the Country Albums chart and number one on the Top Heatseekers chart[19]—and sold 2,400 copies in its debut week.[20] “My Church” reached number five on the Hot Country Songs chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA.[21]

2016: Hero[edit]

With the success of “My Church”, Morris released her major label studio album on June 3, 2016, the week she started a tour with Keith Urban.[17] The album debuted and peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 chart, and number one on the Top Country Albums chart.[1]

Her debut single from the project, “My Church”, hit number one on the Country Digital Songs chart in 2016 and reached the top five on the US Hot Country Songs chart.[2]

Hero earned Maren Morris four Grammy Award nominations at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The album was nominated for Best Country Album, “My Church” won Best Country Solo Performance and was nominated for Best Country Song. Morris was also nominated for the all-genre honor of Best New Artist.[3]

Morris was honored at Billboard Women in Music 2016 with the Breakthrough Star Award,[22] and she is set to receive the Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2017.[23]

Morris is currently on the road with her headlining 2017 The HERO Tour.[24] She joins Sam Hunt for his 15 in a 30 Tour later in 2017.[25][26]

In March 2017, it was revealed that a deluxe edition of the project would be released, featuring the songs “Bummin’ Cigarettes,” “Space” and “Company You Keep.”[27]




List of musical works, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[19] Sales

Walk On
All That It Takes
  • Released: October 22, 2007
  • Label: Smith
  • CD, digital download
Live Wire
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Mozzi Blozzi
  • CD, digital download
Hero 1 5 69 14
“—” denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

List of musical works, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales


Maren Morris EP
  • Released: November 6, 2015
  • Label: Columbia Nashville
  • CD, digital download
22 96 1


As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
US Hot Country
US Country Airplay
CAN Country
2016 My Church 5 9 50 3 64 Hero
80s Mercedes 11 12 74 17
2017 I Could Use a Love Song 25 25 [A] 33
“—” denotes releases that did not chart

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[45][46] Certifications Sales Album
US Hot Country US Country Airplay US CAN Country CAN
2017 Craving You
(Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris)
3 1 39 1 61 TBA
“—” denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak

2016 “I’ll Be the Moon”
(with Dierks Bentley)
40 Black
2017 “Once” 37 Hero

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2016 “My Church”[48] Rachel McDonald
“80s Mercedes”[49] Alon Isocianu
“Once” (Live from RCA)[50] Justin Key
2017 “Craving You” (with Thomas Rhett) TK McKamy

Writing credits[edit]

Year Title Artist Album
2014 “Last Turn Home” Tim McGraw Sundown Heaven Town
“Blind” Aubrey Peeples N/A
2015 “Second Wind” Kelly Clarkson Piece by Piece
“Clint Eastwood” Jessie James Decker N/A
“This is Real Life” Connie Britton and Lennon & Maisy The Music of Nashville: Season 3, Volume 2
“Shoot Out the Lights” Caitlyn Shadbolt Caitlyn Shadbolt – EP
“Wake Up When It’s Over” Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio N/A
“Mess Worth Making” Aubrey Peeples
2016 “Greener Pastures” Brothers Osborne Pawn Shop
“The Book” Aubrey Peeples N/A
“Caged Bird” The Music of Nashville: Season 4, Volume 2
“Boomtown” Hayden Panettiere and Will Chase
“Jesus or a Bullet” The Henningsens World’s On Fire
“Your Whiskey” Kree Harrison This Old Thing
2017 “Out for Love” Bridgit Mendler N/A
“Shoot Out the Lights” Jessie James Decker Gold
“Too Young to Know”

Awards and nominations[edit]

Morris was nominated for four Grammy Awards at the 2017 Grammy Awards. She led as the most-nominated country artist: Best New Artist, Best Country Song for “My Church”, Best Country Album for Hero and Best Country Solo Performance for “My Church”, the latter of which she won.[3]

Year Award show Category Nominated work Result
2016 Country Music Association Awards[51] New Artist of the Year Maren Morris Won
Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year Hero
Song of the Year My Church
Single of the Year
British Country Music Association Awards[52] International Song of the Year Nominated
2017 Grammy Awards[3] Best New Artist Maren Morris Nominated
Best Country Album Hero Nominated
Best Country Solo Performance “My Church” Won
Best Country Song Nominated
iHeartRadio Music Awards[53] Best New Country Artist Maren Morris Nominated
ACM Awards[54] New Female Vocalist of the Year Maren Morris Won
Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year Hero Nominated
Single Record of the Year “My Church” Nominated
Radio Disney Music Awards[55] Best New Country Artist Maren Morris Won
Favorite Country Song 80s Mercedes Nominated
CMT Music Awards[56] Female Video of the Year “80s Mercedes” Nominated
Performance of the Year “80s Mercedes” (with Alicia Keys on CMT Crossroads) Nominated

Television appearances[edit]

Year Series Role Notes References
2016 Saturday Night Live Herself Musical guest[57]
2016 CMT Crossroads Herself (with Alicia Keys)
2017 NCIS: New Orleans Herself Episode: “Pandora’s Box, Part II”

Chyler Leigh

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Chyler Leigh

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Chyler Leigh
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Leigh in 2011
Born Chyler Leigh Potts
(1982-04-10) April 10, 1982 (age 35)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
  • actress
  • singer
  • model
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Nathan West (m. 2002)
Children 3
Awards Young Hollywood Awards[1]
Musical career
Also known as WestLeigh (with Nathan West)
  • Vocals
Associated acts

Chyler Leigh West (pronounced /ˈklər/; née Potts; born April 10, 1982), known professionally as Chyler Leigh, is an American actress, singer and model, best known for her portrayals of Janey Briggs in Not Another Teen Movie and Dr. Lexie Grey in the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. In October 2015, she began starring, in a lead role, in the CBS/CW show Supergirl as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers.

Early life[edit]

Leigh was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the daughter of Yvonne Norton and Robert Potts.[2][3] Leigh was raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where her parents ran a weight-loss business.[4] However, when Leigh was eight, the business went bankrupt and at the age of twelve, following the break-up of her parents’ marriage, Leigh moved with her mother and brother to Miami where her mother remarried her first husband. Following her parents’ divorce, Leigh was estranged from her father for many years, but the two have since reconciled.[4]

While in eighth grade, she started modelling. She soon began acting by appearing in local television commercials and a syndicated teen news show called Hall Pass. In 1999, Leigh and her mother relocated to Los Angeles in order for Leigh to develop a career in acting. At age 16, Leigh took and passed the California High School Proficiency Exam.[5]

Drug addiction and recovery[edit]

At age 16, Leigh met her future husband, 20-year-old Nathan West, when they both attended auditions for the pilot of an unsuccessful WB series titled Saving Graces.[6] The two began a relationship, and Leigh left home to move in with West. Leigh and West, both having had troubled family lives and difficult upbringings, were described by Leigh as being “broken”.[4] This led to abuse of drugs such as cocaine, which quickly escalated into addiction. The catalysts for change eventually came in 2001, when Leigh, in the throes of addiction and barely eating, was told by the director of Not Another Teen Movie that she looked unhealthily thin.[4] Around that time, she and West also attended a Christian church service, at the invitation of a friend, which helped them break free of their addiction. In 2002, the couple, now clean and sober, were wed in Alaska, surrounded by their closest family and friends.[4]


Leigh started acting at an early age and debuted in the film world at age 15 in 1997’s Kickboxing Academy. She started hosting in local TV shows and modeling; in 2001, Leigh nabbed the lead role in the box-office success Not Another Teen Movie as Janey Briggs. She also appeared in Marilyn Manson‘s music video “Tainted Love“, a song which appeared in the film. She was ranked #65 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2002.[7] In 2002, Leigh was cast in two short-lived TV series: Girls Club, in which she played lawyer Sarah Mickle, and That ’80s Show, in which she played punk rocker June Tuesday. She then became a series regular on the ABC legal drama The Practice, but was let go at the end of the season due to budget cuts. Following that, she joined the cast of Reunion in September, 2005.

In ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Leigh first appeared as a woman in Joe’s bar who was noticed by Derek Shepherd while in the third-season finale, it was revealed that she was Lexie Grey.[8] She was made an official series regular for season four, and remained so until the eighth-season finale.[9]

Chyler Leigh also makes music with her husband Nathan West (East of Eli), under the name “WestLeigh”. They have performed covers and originals songs. In 2015, for their thirteenth anniversary they wrote “Love Lit The Sky”.[10][11] On Saint Valentine’s Day 2017 they released a single “Nowhere” and then she take part in tours.[12][13][14][15]

In October, 2015, she began starring, in a lead role, in the CBS/CW show Supergirl as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, who is the sister of Supergirl.

Personal life[edit]

Chyler Leigh in 2006

On July 20, 2002, Leigh married fellow actor Nathan West in Alaska[16]. The couple worked together in 2000 on the television series 7th Heaven, playing Mary Camden’s (Jessica Biel) troubled friends Frankie and Johnnie. Leigh and West have three children – a son and two daughters: Noah Wilde (born December 2003), Taelyn Leigh (born September 2006),[17] and Anniston Kae (born May 7, 2009).[18]

Leigh has said that she and her husband have a pact in which the person who guesses the baby’s sex correctly gets to choose the name. When pregnant with Noah, she guessed she was having a boy so she chose the first name and Nathan gave him his middle name. For Taelyn, Nathan correctly guessed it was a girl, so he named her. Their third child, also a girl, was guessed correctly by West; he chose the name Anniston Kae.[19][20]

Leigh is a Christian and credits her faith and a “really awesome church” with giving her and her husband “a reason to live”.[21][22] She also supports The Thirst Project, a non-profit organization in America which aims to bring safe drinking water to communities around the world.[23]

Leigh is best friends with actress and co-star Melissa Benoist[24][25] and Chyler Leigh’s kids call Melissa Benoist “aunt Melissa”.[26][27]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Hall Pass Co-Host
1997 Kinetic City Super Crew unknown
Kickboxing Academy Cindy
1999 Saving Grace Grace Smith unknown episodes
Safe Harbor Jamie Martin Main cast member, 10 episodes
2000 M.Y.O.B. unknown 1 episode
7th Heaven Frankie 3 episodes
Wilder Days Rip unknown episodes
2001 Not Another Teen Movie Janey Briggs
2002 That ’80s Show June Tuesday 13 episodes
Girls Club Sarah Mickle 9 episodes
2003 The Practice Claire Wyatt
2004 North Shore Kate Spangler 1 episode
2005 Rocky Point Cassie
Reunion Carla Main cast member, 13 episodes, 2005–2006
2007–2012 Grey’s Anatomy Dr. Lexie Grey Guest (Season 3)
Main Cast (Season 4–8): 112 episodes
2010 The 19th Wife Queenie Alton
2012 Private Practice Dr. Lexie Grey 1 episode
Brake Molly Reins
2013 Window Wonderland Sloan Van Doren TV Movie
2014 Taxi Brooklyn Detective Caitlyn ‘Cat’ Sullivan 12 Episodes
2015–present Supergirl Alexandra “Alex” Danvers Lead Role

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Ref
2001 Tainted Love Marilyn Manson [28]

Soundtrack performances[edit]

Year Song(s) Other notes
2008 Like a Virgin
2011 Breathe (2 AM)
“Running on Sunshine”
How to Save a Life

Music performances[edit]

Year Song(s) Other notes
2015 “Love Lit The Sky” With Nathan West (East of Eli)
2017 “Nowhere”


Year Title Notes Ref
2012 Brake Co-producer [29]


Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2002 Young Hollywood Awards Exciting New Face-Female Herself Won [1]

Chloe Bennet

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Bennet at the 2016 Wondercon
Born Chloé Wang
(1992-04-18) April 18, 1992 (age 25)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Other names
(Chinese; pinyin: Wāng Kěyíng)[1][2]
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2010–present

Chloe Bennet (born Chloé Wang, April 18, 1992)[3] is an American actress and singer. She is commonly known for her role as Daisy Johnson (formerly known as Skye) in the ABC spy-fi series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Early life

Bennet was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States,[3][4] the daughter of Stephanie Lynn Crane, an internist, and Bennet Wang,[5] an investment banker.[6]

Her father is Han Chinese and her mother is Caucasian-American.[7] She has six brothers: three biological, two foster and one adopted; two are African-American and one is Mexican-Filipino.[5] She attended St. Ignatius College Prep.[5] At 15, she moved to China to pursue a singing career,[6] under the name Chloe Wang ().[2]


While in China, Bennet lived with her Shanghainese paternal grandmother in Shanghai,[3] and studied Mandarin.[6] She performed as a singer and then moved to Los Angeles, California.[6] Her first on-screen appearance was as a host for the short-lived TeenNick summer dance series The Nightlife. She appeared in the 2011 music video for South Korean band BIGBANG‘s extended play musical recording Tonight.[8]

While pursuing an acting career in Hollywood, she changed her name to “Chloe Bennet”, after having trouble booking gigs with her last name.[7] According to Bennet, using her father’s first name rather than his last name avoids difficulties being cast as an ethnic Asian-American while respecting her father.[7]

From 2012-13, she played a recurring supporting role in the ABC drama series Nashville as Hailey.[9] In December 2012, she was cast as a series regular on the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.[9][10][11] which premiered on September 24, 2013, where she portrays the character Daisy “Skye” Johnson/Quake.[12]

In 2017 she was cast in the MGM’s musical remake of the 1983 Martha Coolidge film, Valley Girl as the “Queen Bee” Karen.[13]


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Nostradamus Lane Fisher Short film
2015 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Chase (Voice) Voice, direct-to-video
2018 Valley Girl Karen Filming Finished
Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Nightlife Herself / Host As Chloe Wang
2012 Intercept Tess Unsold ABC Family pilot
2012–13 Nashville Hailey 4 episodes
2013–present Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Daisy “Skye” Johnson / Quake Main; 88 episodes
2014 The Birthday Boys Verna Episode: “Love Date Hump”
2015 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Swifty (Voice) Voice; Episode: “Flight of the Feathers/Captain Hookity Hook”
2016 Talking Dead Herself Discussion of The Walking Dead episode “The Well”



  • “Uh Oh” (English Version) (2011)
  • “Uh Oh” (Chinese Version) (2011)
  • “Every Day in Between”[14] (2011)

Regina Lund

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Regina Lund (2013)
Born Regina Charlotta Theodora Lund
(1967-07-17) 17 July 1967 (age 49)
Vaasa, Finland
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1979–present

Regina Charlotta Theodora Lund (born 17 July 1967) is a Swedish actress and singer. She is the daughter of actress Sonja Lund.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born to director Christian Lund (1943–2007) and actress Sonja Lund (f. 1942) in Vaasa, Finland, Regina grew up in Gävle with her grandparents.[2]


She started her acting career in a non-speaking role in the television movie Den nya människan in 1979, directed by her father.[2] She made her big breakthrough as Laila Klang, a housewife in Tierp in the radio show Klang & Co in 1993 and as the secretary Mona in the television series Rederiet, a role she played between 1994–1995 and again in 2001.[3] In 1995 Lund was awarded the Guldmasken (in English: The Golden Mask) award for Best female lead in a musical for her role in I hetaste laget.[4]

In 2004 she was one of the hosts of Sommar, talking about her life and her career up to that point.[1] In 2007 she performed the song “Rainbow star” in Melodifestivalen 2007 but was eliminated in the first round in one of the semifinals.[5] She voiced the role of Gloria the Hippopotamus in the Swedish dubbed version of DreamWorks film Madagascar.[6]

Lund launched her acting career in the 1996 film Harry & Sonja, where she played a lifeguard at a swimming pool with Stellan Skarsgård.[7] She had the leading role in the 1999 thriller film Sjön.[8] After that she had more leading roles in Hassel – Förgöraren and had a part in Once in a Lifetime (Livet är en schlager), a comedy film about the Eurovision Song Contest.[9] In 2004 she appeared in the controversial film Kärlekens språk and she also starred in the film Göta kanal 2 – Kanalkampen.[10]


Lund made her musical debut on the 1997 Johan Norberg album 5 Hours 4 Months and a Day.[11] Norberg later appeared on Lund’s debut solo album Unique and also her second music album Year Zero, released in 1997 and 2000 respectively.[11]

Theater and musical work[edit]

Lund made her stage debut in 1991 in Malmö as Curley’s wife in John Steinbeck‘s Of Mice and Men.[12] She also had the part of Ophelia in Jan Bergman’s Hamlet at Riksteatern in Stockholm in 1992.[12] The same year she acted as Beth in Sam Shepard‘s Den innersta lögnen (English: The Innermost Lie).[12][13] The year after that she played a part in the musical I hetaste laget (English: Too Hot to Handle) at Cirkus, Stockholm.[12][13]

In 1996 she acted as the character Lola in the play Blå Ängeln, and also had a role in Censorn in Gothenburg.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Lund has a son, born in 1999. She was married to actor Jonas Malmsjö between 2000 and 2002. Between 2006 and 2008 she lived in Copenhagen.[14] In 2013 Lund revealed to Aftonbladet newspaper that she had been diagnosed and operated for cancer in her breasts and lymph nodes.[15][16] In early 2014 Lund revealed that she was cancer free.[17][18]

Theater work[edit]

  • 1992 – HamletOfelia
  • 1993 – Häxjakten – Abigal
  • 1994 – I hetaste laget
  • 1995 – Moder Svea – ett äkta svenskt självmord
  • 2003 – GGGreta Garbo
  • 2003 – Victor/Victoria
  • 2008 – Blodsbröder – Mrs Lyons
  • 2010 – Liket som visste för mycket – Maria Nylén (Dröse & Norberg)[19]





  • 1997 – “Unique” / “One Day Jesus”
  • 1998 – “Silent Green” (inh. Stonebridge Radio Version, Red Mecca Remix, StoneBridge Full Version, Album Version)
  • 2000 – “Miss Colourful” (inh. Miss Colourful, Johnny’s Having a Breakdown)
  • 2003 – “Önska” (Carlsohn feat. Regina Lund) (inh. Radiomix, Orkestermix, Klubbmix, Musikvideo)
  • 2004 – “Too Small”
  • 2007 – “Rainbow Star” (inh. Radio Version, Oscar Holter Remix, Karaoke Version)
  • 2009 – “On the Waterfront” (w/ Raymond Watts)
  • 2010 – “All Over My Body” (w/ Conny Bloom)
  • 2011 – “In the Atmosphere”
  • 2011 – “Living in Airports”
  • 2011 – “Starlight” (w/Mmadcatz)


  • 2005 – Diktsamlingen Förlåt! Nej, jag menar aj!
  • 2009 – Romanen Nothing but the Veil
  • 2011 – Diktsamlingen Laserstrålar

Sabrina Bryan

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Sabrina Bryan

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Sabrina Bryan

Bryan backstage in 2012
Background information
Birth name Reba Sabrina Hinojos
Born (1984-09-16) September 16, 1984 (age 32)
Yorba Linda, California, U.S.[1]
  • Singer-songwriter, dancer
  • actress
  • author
  • choreographer
  • fashion designer
  • television personality
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1996–present
Labels Walt Disney (2005–2006)
Sony (2005–2006)
Hollywood (2006–2009)
Associated acts The Cheetah Girls (2005–2008)

Reba Sabrina Hinojos (born September 16, 1984), better known by her stage name Bryan, is an American singer, actress, author, songwriter, fashion designer, choreographer, dancer, and television personality best known as a member of the girl group The Cheetah Girls, and for starring in the Disney Channel Original Movie of the same name and its sequels, The Cheetah Girls 2 and The Cheetah Girls: One World. Before she appeared on television, Bryan was a dancer, and trained at Hart Academy of Dance, located in La Habra, California.

The Cheetah Girls[edit]

In 2003, Bryan starred as Dorinda “Do” Thomas in the Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls, a musical comedy based on the bestselling series of young adult books of the same name by Deborah Gregory. The film depicts four best friends (Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, and Bryan) who form a pop group in their freshman year of high school for a talent show and reach unexpected success. Prior to The Cheetah Girls, two of Bryan’s castmates Bailon and Williams were members of R&B girl group 3LW. The Cheetah Girls premiered on August 15, 2003 to 6.5 million viewers, a huge ratings’ success.[2]

Due to the popularity of the film, Bryan and her other bandmates achieved mainstream pop music success as members of the official Cheetah Girls group. The movie’s soundtrack reached #33 on the Billboard 200 and was certified double-platinum, selling more than 2 million copies in the United States alone.[3][4] It is one of the best selling albums from Walt Disney Records, alongside the soundtrack to High School Musical. In November 2005, the group released their Christmas album, Cheetah-licious Christmas, and toured the US on their Cheetah-licious Christmas Tour.

The Cheetah Girls 2 premiered on the Disney Channel on August 25, 2006. Its premiere received the highest ratings of all Disney Channel Movies at its time, bringing in a total of over 8.1 million viewers, beating both the premiere ratings of High School Musical (7.7 million) and the previous highest rated DCOM record holder, Cadet Kelly (7.8 million). The film would also become the highest rated Cheetah Girls movie in the trilogy.[5] The sequel’s plot followed the Cheetah Girls as they become largely successful and take a tour of Spain. The film’s soundtrack was released on August 15, 2006.[6] It debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, and has moved over 1.4 million copies to date, achieving platinum status.

After the release of Cheetah Girls 2, Bryan, along with her fellow Cheetah Girls, toured the United States on their The Party’s Just Begun Tour from September 2006 to March 2007. While touring, The Cheetah Girls began work on their official debut studio album. Bryan was interviewed by Billboard magazine, where she stated that the group was eager to showcase a “more mature” sound to gather an audience of older fans, while still keeping the lyrics clean for the younger fanbase as well. Williams was quoted as saying that the band members co-produced and co-wrote a “good portion” of the album.[7] On September 25, 2007, TCG was released by Hollywood Records, with a debut of #44 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It was the first album by the group to not be released by Walt Disney Records. 126,000 copies have been sold to date.[8][9]

The third and final part of the franchise, The Cheetah Girls: One World, premiered on August 22, 2008, the only release to not feature Raven Symoné. The film revolves around the three remaining Cheetah Girls visiting India to appear in a Bollywood musical. The movie premiered to over 6.2 million viewers, and reached 7 million viewers in its final half-hour.[10] One World’s soundtrack was released three days prior to the film’s release, on August 19, 2008. It peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200. The Cheetah Girls kicked off their One World Tour on October 8, 2008 in Corpus Christi, Texas, and concluded on December 21, 2008 in San Diego, California.

In early 2009, The Cheetah Girls officially announced that they had disbanded, in favor of pursuing solo projects.

Bryan and former Cheetah Girl bandmate and close friend Kiely Williams continued their creative collaboration with the development of a web series talk show, Dinner with Friends.[11] The first episode premiered on July 1, 2011 on YouTube.[12] The series ran for nine episodes, concluding on August 28, 2011.[13][14][15]

Television and film appearances[edit]

Bryan has acted in several TV shows, with notable guest appearances in several episodes of the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. She also appeared in two series pilots, King’s Pawn and Driving Me Crazy, neither of which made it to air. She then had guest appearances in shows like The Geena Davis Show and The Jersey. She also appeared in the TV series, Grounded For Life, before her rise to stardom in The Cheetah Girls.[16] She had a small supporting role as Mrs. Murray in the 2008 straight-to-DVD film Mostly Ghostly, and stars in the comedy film Help Me, Help You (formerly titled If It Ain’t Broke, Break It).[17] Sabrina is the voice of Pamela Hamster in the animated Disney channel series Fish Hooks appearing in two episodes “Hooray for Hamsterwood” and “Pamela Hamster Returns”. Since, Kiely Williams and Sabrina Bryan will both co-star on the web series “Dinner With Friends”, “March Moms”, and “Bad Sex With Good People”.[18]

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

Sabrina competed in the 5th season of Dancing with the Stars. Sabrina and her professional dancing partner, Mark Ballas, received a score of 26 out of 30, at the time the highest score earned in the first week by any contestant. On Week 4 of the show, they set another record by receiving a 30/30 from the judges for their paso doble, making her the first contestant to have received a perfect score that early in the show’s history. Bryan led all contenders in judges’ scoring in Weeks 1, 3, and 4.

Bryan received her lowest score, a 25 for a foxtrot, during Week 6, in which shelso performed a Rock ‘n’ Roll routine with the other contestants. That week, she was voted off. The announcement was met by shock and tears from the show’s judges, contestants and live audience, since she and Ballas were favored by many to win the competition. An AOL poll voted their elimination “2007’s most shocking TV moment.” The next week, the remaining dancers and celebrities showed their continued support and affection for Bryan by donning her signature cheetah paw-print tattoo. For the penultimate week, Bryan and Ballas were invited back to the show to perform, another first for any couple as previously non-competition dances had only been performed by pro dancers. For the 100th show, their Paso Doble was chosen as number 9 on the top 10 dances of the first five seasons. Bryan and Ballas were the only couple in the top 10 that did not make it to the finals.

In 2012, Bryan was chosen by the public to compete on the fifteenth season of the show as one of the All-Stars contestants. She was partnered with Louis Van Amstel.[19] She was eliminated sixth from the show, despite receiving a perfect 30 for her Rumba and topping the leaderboard for two consecutive weeks. Coincidentally, she was eliminated on October 30, 2012, exactly five years to the day she was voted off the first time and in the 6th week.

Dancing with the Stars performances[edit]

Season 5: With Mark Ballas:

Week # Dance/Song Judges’ score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / “Don’t Cha 9 8 9 Safe
2 Quickstep / “They’re Red Hot 9 8 9 Safe
3 Jive / “Shake, Rattle and Roll 9 9 9 Safe
4 Paso Doble / “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) 10 10 10 Safe
5 Rumba / “Me and Mrs. Jones 9 9 10 Safe
6 Foxtrot / “I’m a Woman
Rock ‘n’ Roll / “Rockin’ Robin
9 8 8 Eliminated

Season 15: With Louis Van Amstel:

Week # Dance/Song Judges’ score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / “What Makes You Beautiful 7.5 7.5 7.5 Safe
2 Quickstep / “Black Betty 9 8.5 8.5 Safe
3 Paso Doble / “Free Your Mind 8.5 8.5 8.5 Bottom Two
4 Disco / “You Should Be Dancing 9 9 *8.5 / 9 Safe
5 Waltz / “So This Is Love
Team Freestyle (Shawn) / “Call Me Maybe
No Elimination
6 Rumba / “Wanted
Country-Western / “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy“, “I Play Chicken with a Train”
10 10 10 Eliminated

She was featured in the Soft Scrub Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. She danced with Derek Hough (while Mark was injured), then with Mark, until her last show on January 13, 2008, when she departed for India to film The Cheetah Girls: One World.

She was one of the featured celebrity dancers in the Live Dancing with the Stars Las Vegas show, running 14 April through 5 August 2012 at the Tropicana Resort and Casino theater.

She has been a celebrity correspondent for the behind-the-scenes look at season 8 of Dancing with the Stars for E! News, and TV Guide show Reality Chat. For season 9 of Dancing with the Stars, she co-hosted TV Guide show Reality Chat and hosted backstage at Dancing with the Stars on Bryan was asked back to co-host backstage at Dancing with the Stars for the 10th through 12th seasons. She has interviewed season 10 winner of the series Nicole Scherzinger, country singer Reba McEntire, Evan Lysacek, Erin Andrews, Kate Gosselin, and many more.


Healthy Kids Challenge[edit]

In 2008, it was announced that Bryan would be partnering with Mission Foods as the spokesperson for the Healthy Kids Challenge. One of Bryan’s many roles is to provide information to help educate kids on easy ways to stay healthy through nutrition and keeping active.

Solo projects[edit]


Bryan released a DVD workout entitled Byou in December 2005. The workout is especially geared towards young girls with a tagline that reads “Be Happy, Be Healthy – BYOU!”. More than a quarter million DVDs have been sold. A soundtrack to the DVD was also released which included the song “Byou”, performed by Bryan, as well as other songs by her and other artists. The song “Byou” was also featured on the Radio Disney: Move It! CD which was released in 2006. Bryan released Byou 2, on January 13, 2009.[20] Byou 2 features one exclusive track by Bryan called “C’mon”.

Princess of Gossip[edit]

Bryan teamed up with popular author Julia DeVillers to write the book Princess of Gossip, the story of an ordinary girl with an extraordinary secret. Princess of Gossip was released on October 8, 2008.[21] It is currently being considered for a possible movie.


Year Film Role Notes
2009 Help Me, Help You Sandy Independent Feature Film
2017 Dance Night Obsession Kate Independent Feature Film
Television Films
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Mr. Santa Claus Fritzie Television Movie
2003 The Cheetah Girls Dorinda Thomas Disney Channel Original Movie; filmed in Canada.
2006 The Cheetah Girls 2 Disney Channel Original Movie filmed in Spain
2008 The Cheetah Girls: One World Disney Channel Original Movie filmed in India
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Byou Herself Workout DVD
2008 Mostly Ghostly Mrs. Murray horrorfantasy movie[22]
2009 Byou 2 Herself Workout DVD
2014 The Next Dance Ivy Workout DVD
Year Title Role Notes
1999 King’s Pawn Kelly Unaired TV Pilot
2000 Driving Me Crazy Terry Unaired TV Pilot
2004 The Cheetah Girls Dorinda Thomas ABC pilot; never picked up.
2015 I Think My Babysitter’s An Alien Senator Grant
Television guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Grounded for Life Suzy Guest Appearance
2001 The Jersey Angelina Renard Guest Appearance
2001 The Geena Davis Show Tina Guest Appearance
2002 The Bold and the Beautiful Alisa Cordova 7 Episodes[23]
2007 Dancing with the Stars Herself — Season 5 Television Series, Eliminated 6th.
Disney Channel Games Herself Yellow Team
2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Herself (with The Cheetah Girls) Guest star; 1 episode
Studio DC: Almost Live Guest star
Disney Channel Games Herself The Comets/Yellow Team
2009 E! News Herself (Correspondent) Correspondent for the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars
2010 American Broadcasting Company Herself (Correspondent) Correspondent for the 9, 10, 11th season Dancing with the Stars
2010–2012 Fish Hooks Pamela Hamster Animated Disney Channel Original Series, 2 Guest Appearances
2011 American Broadcasting Company Herself (Correspondent) Correspondent for the 12th season Dancing with the Stars
2012 Dancing with the Stars Herself Season 15 Television Series – All Stars Eliminated 6th
2013 Supah Ninjas Andrea Season 2 episode 14 Guest Appearance


Albums with the Cheetah Girls[edit]

The Cheetah Girls Soundtrack

Cheetah-licious Christmas

The Cheetah Girls 2 Soundtrack

In Concert: The Party’s Just Begun Tour


  • Released: September 25, 2007 (U.S.)
  • Peak Position: #44 (U.S.)
  • Record Company: Hollywood Records

The Cheetah Girls: One World Soundtrack

Solo album[edit]


  • Released: January 17, 2006 (U.S.)
  • Record Company: Sony/BMG Special Marketing

Byou 2

  • Released: 2009 (U.S.)
  • Record Company: Sony/BMG Special Marketing


  • “Byou”
  • “Just Watch Me”[24]
  • “C’mon” (Alternate version featured in Byou 2)
  • “Just Getting Started”
  • “Crazy on the Dance Floor” (from The Cheetah Girls: One World soundtrack)

Music Video[edit]

  • 2006: “Byou”
  • 2010: “Byou 2”


Kreesha Turner

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Kreesha Turner

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Turner in 2009
Background information
Born (1985-06-10) June 10, 1985 (age 32)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003–Present
Labels EMI Music Canada (2006–2013)
Capitol (2006-2013) (US) Republic (2014–present)
Associated acts Kardinal Offishall, Wally Lopez, Delerium

Kreesha Turner (born June 10, 1985) is a Canadian/Jamaican recording artist and songwriter, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Raised in both Canada and Jamaica, she began her musical career after a successful audition with Virgin Records. She signed a record deal with the Capitol Music Group, under which the Virgin imprint operates. Concurrently, EMI Music Canada signed her in order to more effectively tap into the Canadian market.

She has released two albums in Canada. Her first album Passion (2008) spawned singles “Bounce With Me,” “Lady Killer” and “Don’t Call Me Baby“. The latter became the #1 most played song (by a Canadian) on Canadian radio in 2008 and became her very first number one single on Billboards U.S. Hot Dance Club Play. During this year, she was nominated for two Juno Awards for “Best New Artist” and “Best Pop Album of The Year.” Her second double disc studio album, Tropic Electric (2011) saw Turner alter her public image and return to her original sound. She released three moderately successful singles “Rock Paper Scissors,” “I Could Stay,”[1] and “Love Again.”[2] which gained her another Juno Award Nomination for “Best R&B Album.”

Turner is currently finished recording her third album entitled Evolution Inevitable with a new direction of her sound infused with Dancehall, Hip Hop and R&B.

Throughout Turner’s career, she has been well known for her style and image. She’s been ranked on Complex magazine list of “25 Sexiest International Singers You’ve Never Heard Of” and Much Music‘s “Sexiest Girls list” in 2008. She has been featured on multiple major Canadian magazine covers and starred in a national Kit Kat campaign. Her music has been featured on major network television shows such as, “Entourage“, “Desperate Housewives“, “Ugly Betty“, “Gossip Girl“, “The Hills“, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians“, “Smash“, “Lipstick Jungle” and “Brothers & Sisters“.


Early life[edit]

The oldest of three children born to a Canadian father of Scottish ancestry and a Jamaican mother of African and Chinese descent, Turner was born in Edmonton, Alberta.[3] Her mother arrived in Canada in 1978 with absolutely nothing. “Now she owns an industrial engraving company she feels like she has accomplished the impossible.” As a young child, Turner danced in her bedroom to music by jazz musician Oscar Peterson.[4] Turner has always mentioned jazz[5] as an inspiration, especially artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday[6] and Peggy Lee.

In 2000, when Turner was 15, her mother sent her to Jamaica[7] to live and experience Jamaican culture. Turner quickly learned that singing is a big part of everyday life in Jamaica, particularly at the Pentecostal church. Friends convinced her to audition for the youth choir despite her own belief that she could not sing. On the strength of her rendition of Canada’s national anthem, Turner was accepted into the choir and began singing gospel songs at the Faith Temple Tabernacle in Bayside, Portmore.[8] Turner says this is the time she realized she loved to sing. She went to Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada prior to her high school years in Jamaica. Turner attended Wolmer’s Girl School in Kingston, Jamaica from 2000 – 2002. She attended Harry Ainlay Composite High School in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada after returning from Jamaica which she then graduated from in 2003.

Musical beginnings[edit]

In 2003, immediately after graduating from high school, Turner became an active member in the underground urban/hip-hop community. Writing, recording and performing all her own material, she aggressively began pursuing her musical career. Turner quickly gained attention from her peers, developing an underground fan base that had a number of industry insiders excited. Turner performed on any and every stage she could, entering and winning several competitions, but it was not until a couple of years later that she was successful.

In 2005, Turner won a talent contest in Edmonton organised by local radio station The Bounce (91.7 FM). Winning the contest allowed her to record four studio tracks in Vancouver with songwriting/production team, Hipjoint Productions,[9] the most important to Kreesha’s career being “Bounce With Me”.[10] This was noticed by urban and R&B music manager and Canadian entertainment mogul Chris Smith (Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson, Tamia) and led to the start of her mainstream music career.

2007–2010: Passion[edit]

Turner at the 2009 Juno Awards

After a successful audition with Virgin Records, she signed a record deal with the Capitol Music Group, under which the Virgin imprint operates. Concurrently, EMI Music Canada signed her in order to more effectively tap into the Canadian market.

Before her mainstream success, the singer’s song “Bounce With Me” was heard as early as spring 2006 on Vancouver stations but was not officially released as a single until 2007. Her first official video was for, “Bounce With Me”, which was released to iTunes on December 4, 2007. This single was eventually used as ‘The Free Song of the Week’ on iTunes and it became her first song to enter the charts, peaking at number 53 on the Canadian Hot 100. Her follow-up single, “Don’t Call Me Baby“, was released to radio in April 2008 and on iTunes May 20, 2008. It eventually rose in the Canadian Hot 100 from #41 to #8,[11] making “Don’t Call Me Baby” her first Canadian Top 10 single. “Don’t Call Me Baby” reached #1 on the Canadian sub HOT AC Charts and remained there for eight consecutive weeks.

On August 5, 2008, Turner’s debut album, Passion, was made available for advanced streaming on[12] On August 12, 2008, Passion was released in Canada.

On November 22, 2008, Turner had her first US number-one with her single “Don’t Call Me Baby” on the US Billboard Dance Charts. [13]

After a year of success, Turner was ranked 16th on MuchMusic‘s 2008 Sexiest Girls list.[citation needed] Turner performed some of the year’s biggest hits in a live, national broadcast from Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on New Year’s Eve.[citation needed]

On March 13, 2009, Turner received an award for “Best New Group/Solo Artist (Rhythmic/Dance/Urban)” at the Canadian Radio Music Awards in Toronto, Canada – her first award for her musical contribution. Turner was nominated for two Juno Awards: New Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year. Leading up to the 2009 Juno Awards, Turner appeared in a number of heavily aired Nestle Kit Kat Senses commercials, which feature the singer and her hit song “Bounce With Me”. The commercials still air to this day.

Turner returned to Hipjoint Productions in Vancouver in spring 2009 to sing on “Dust in Gravity”, a song by alt-pop band Delerium which was featured on a new remix collection released in 2010. “Dust In Gravity” featuring lead vocals by Turner reached number-one on The US Billboard Dance Charts on June 5, 2010, giving Turner her second number-one in the US.[14]

2011–2012: Tropic Electric[edit]

On July 5, 2011, Kreesha premiered her new single, “Rock Paper Scissors“. In September of that year, Turner premiered another new single, “I Could Stay”, on Canadian radio. Turner released her second album, Tropic Electric in November 2011. She released it as a double disc, one side Tropic, and the other Electric. The Tropic side was recorded in Jamaica, to capture a new type of genre, a mix of reggae and pop music. The Electric side of the album is dedicated to fans who enjoyed the vibe on her previous album, Passion. The third single from the album is “Love Again“, which was released in April 2012. In May 2012, Kreesha provided vocals for Spanish DJ Wally Lopez’s debut single “Keep Running the Melody”. The song was written by Eritza Laues, Angel David Lopez Alvarez & Ian Alec Harvey Dench. After premiering May 18, 2012, after a series of previews being released onto Lopez’s YouTube channel, the song reached #1 on the iTunes sales charts within 3 hours of its release. The track later reached #1 on multiple charts in Spain, and was a summer hit across the country.[15]

Turner performed her song “Love Again” on the Much Music Video Awards pre show.

2013-Present: Evolution Inevitable[edit]

Turner in Santa Monica performing for MAC Cosmetics

In February 2013, Kreesha appeared on two tracks from rapper DeStorm Power‘s mixtape “King Kong”, titled “Scattin’ On Me” and “Fuckin’ Wit Me”. Also in February, producer Young Yonny along with Kreesha began dropping hints about their new project, tweeting to the hashtag “#EvolutionInevitable”. Kreesha later revealed this would be her upcoming EP‘s title, and on March 22, 2013, she premiered its first single release, titled “Gimme’ Dat”. The song was released for free download on SoundCloud the following day. The song is a significant departure from her previous sound, incorporating Hip-Hop and Dancehall. A music video was filmed on April 22, 2013, and a behind the scenes video was released on May 29, 2013, revealing that the song would feature guest verses from rapper Kardinal Offishall, as well as new vocals from Kreesha.[16][17] On April 12, 2013, Kreesha premiered a new song sung to the instrumental of Lil Wayne‘s “Mo’ Fire”, titled “Mo’ Fire (Remix)”.[18] A music video for the song premiered on April 17, 2013.[19]

Turner announced in an interview that the album is now finished and will be released this year. Turner describes her new album as, “aggressive and in your face, full of sass and completely swagged out. The overall energy is different from my earlier albums. It’s very hip hop.”[20] The first single from the album is “MJ” and will be available on ITunes internationally. The music video will be premiering on VEVO May 13, 2014. The album features Kardinal Offishall, while rappers King Chip and Ty Dolla $ign are rumored to be included as well.


Billie Holiday (left), Jill Scott (middle) and Erykah Badu (right), among others, are cited as inspirations by Kreesha Turner.

Musical style and voice[edit]

Turner possesses the vocal range of Jazz and soprano. She spoke of her beginning with understanding music by stating “I started doing everything I possibly could: I did vocal, guitar, piano, music theatre, acting; I was a part of a gospel choir, jazz choir, I started writing, recording my own material. It was about increasing my odds, and also, increasing my knowledge.” On Passion, Kreesha co-wrote just five songs, among them, the album’s title track. That first time out, she went into every writing session with the mindset of a student. “I’d work with a songwriter and they’d ask ‘how do you want to approach this? And I’d say, ‘no, how do you work as a songwriter?’ I wanted to learn, to gain tools to put into my own songwriting tool kit.” In early 2010, when Kreesha began the writing/recording process for Tropic Electric, she brought that tool kit to work every day. “Last time I watched them build the house. This time I felt I could grab the tools and do it myself. I was there for the creation of every song and influenced every element.


Turner cites the country Jamaica music scene as her inspiration in embarking on a music career. Also, Turner has mentioned jazz[5] as an inspiration, especially artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday[6] and Peggy Lee. Turner’s musical tastes developed when she discovered the music of Erykah Badu,[6] Jill Scott[6] and D’Angelo, A Tribe Called Quest, Kylie Minogue, Grace Jones, Andre 3000, Common, the Foo Fighters and Our Lady Peace. Turner’s early musical expression was through modern, tap, jazz, hip-hop and African dance.

Personal life[edit]

She owns a pet Shiba Inu named “Panda” due to her strong affinity of Panda’s.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result
2009 Juno Award for Best New Artist Nominated
Juno Award for Pop Album of The Year Nominated
Canadian Radio Music Awards Best New Group/Solo Artist Won
MuchMusic Video Awards for International Video of the Year by a Canadian Nominated
2012 MuchMusic Video Awards for Cinematography Video of the Year Nominated
2013 Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording of The Year Nominated
2015 Juno Award for Reggae Recording of The Year Nominated


Studio albums
  • The Body: Part 1 (2015)


List of singles as guest artist, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions [21] Certifications Album
Bounce With Me 2007 53 Passion
Don’t Call Me Baby 2008 8 1
Lady Killer 54
Passion 2009
Dust In Gravity 2010 1 N/A
Rock Paper Scissors 2011 Tropic Electric
I Could Stay 59
Love Again 2012 86
Keep Running The Melody 1 N/A
Gimme’ Dat 2013 Evolution Inevitable
MJ 2014
Sexy Gal (Feat. T.O.K) 2015 N/A
“—” denotes releases that did not chart

Collaborations and Features[edit]

Dust In Gravity (2010) – Delerium featuring Kreesha Turner

Keep Running The Melody (2012) – Wally Lopez featuring Kreesha Turner

Scattin’ On Me (2013) – DeStorm Power featuring Kreesha Turner

Fuckin’ Wit Me (2013) – DeStorm Power featuring Koowplayy and Kreesha Turner

Like Me Like Dem (2014) – Yonni featuring Rock City and Kreesha Turner

Champagne Dreams (2015) – Ky-Mani Marley featuring Kreesha Turner

Can’t Wait (2016) – Kreesha Turner featuring Konshens

Reggae Dancer (2016) – Kreesha Turner (credited simply as Kreesha) featuring Shaggy and Costi

Amina Annabi

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Amina Annabi

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Amina Annabi
Born (1962-03-05) 5 March 1962 (age 55)
Carthage, Tunisia
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress
Years active 1978–present

Amina Annabi (Arabic: أمينة العنابي‎‎, Amina Al-Annabi) (born 5 March 1962, Carthage, Tunisia) is a French-Tunisian singer-songwriter and actress, most famous for finishing second in the tied 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Rome. Amina finished second after a countback,[1] scoring equal 146 points alongside Carola from Sweden.

Early life[edit]

Amina was born into a family of musicians. Her father is Tunisian and her mother is French. Her grandmother was a musician and one of her uncles was involved in setting up the Tabarka Festival in Tunisia, so Amina got the chance to see a number of music stars, going along to concerts by Joan Baez, James Brown and the famous Algerian diva Warda. It was at the Tabarka music festival that Amina would get to meet the young Senegalese star Wasis Diop. They became friends and they had the opportunity to work together some years later. In 1975, Amina and her mother, a talented musician and composer, moved together to Paris.

Three years later Amina formed her own group, after showing her talent in singing and dancing a variety of music styles, from soul to traditional aigypt songs. The group made appearances in many local schools but it was in 1982 when Amina started to build her solo career. By that time she got involved with Radio Nova, Paris’ leading radio station in world music. One of the producers of the station was Martin Meissonnier. He started to work with Amina and soon they became a couple—their daughter was born in 1986. In 1983 she won a music contest with a rap song, “Shehérazade”, influenced by Arab rhythms. It was released as a CD single. Amina began performing in Paris around this time.



After recording an album with the Japanese musician Yasuaki Shimizu, she became extremely popular in Japan where she even toured in 1987. She did backing vocals on an album by Haruomi Hosono and she launched a career in cinema. In 1989 she played a supporting role in the film Maman and in 1990 she worked with Bernardo Bertolucci for his movie The Sheltering Sky.

The same year she recorded her debut album, Yalil (Night). The album gained excellent reviews and it was released in 22 countries around the world. It was also released in the USA where it peaked at #5 at the Billboard world music charts.


In 1991, Amina won ‘Le prix Piaf’ as Best Female Singer of the Year, then she went on to get involved in Peter Gabriel‘s peace project during the Gulf War. Joining a host of international stars in the studio, Amina took part in the recording of an EP which featured a new version of Lennon‘s “Give Peace a Chance”. The same year she participated in the Eurovision Song Contest held in Rome with one song of her own, entitled Le Dernier qui a parlé…. She tied with the Swedish participant for the first place but due to EBU‘s rules, the French entry ranked 2nd and the award went to Sweden.

She read the French jury’s votes during the final of Melodifestivalen 2010.

Music and Cinema[edit]

Right after the Eurovision Contest, Amina recorded her second album, Wa di yé (Love is Unique) and she toured around France to promote it. In 1993 Amina got to play the lead female role opposite Spanish star Miguel Bosé in La Nuit sacrée. Later that year she got involved with an English film entitled The Hour of the Pig. Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky chose Amina to play in his film Ulysse, which was broadcast on US networks.[citation needed]

In 1994 Malcolm McLaren asked Amina to guest on his album, Paris, along with Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Hardy. After that Amina took a long break travelling to her homeland and she was back in 1999 with new albums and concerts around the globe.[citation needed]


  • 1990, Yalil
  • 1992, Wa di yé
  • 1999, Annabi
  • 2001, Nomad
  • 2015, Unveil


  • 3ada El Ghazal
  • Alguien canto
  • Annabi
  • Allah Ya Moulena
  • Atame
  • Belly dance
  • C’est le dernier qui a parlé
  • Diki diki
  • Dis moi pourquoi
  • Ederlezi
  • Ezzayakoum
  • Habibi
  • La mauvaise graine
  • Lirrili
  • Mektoubi
  • My Man
  • Waadileh
  • Ya baba
  • Zahra