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Queen were an English rock band originally consisting of four members: vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, ba...

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{"key":"19905","name":"Queen","bio":"Queen were an English rock band originally consisting of four members: vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bass guitarist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor.The band formed in London in 1970 after May and Taylor's former band Smile split after having released an album and single. Freddie replaced lead vocalist Tim Staffell, after the latter's departure from the original trio. There was much deliberation as to what the band's name would be. May and Taylor had settled upon the Grand Dance, derived from a C.S. Lewis Trilogy of books Out Of The Silent Planet.Ultimately, the band went with Queen, a name that was entirely Freddie's. Originally Roger and, especially, Brian did not like the name, though Mercury would eventually persuade them both that it was \"right\" for the band.\"Years ago I thought up the name Queen\u2026 It's just a name, but it's very regal, and it sounds splendid. It's a strong name, very universal and immediate. It had a lot of visual potential and was open to all sorts of interpretations. I was certainly aware of the gay connotations, but that was just one facet of it. \"- Freddie Mercury.Queen went through several bass players before a young electronics major by the name of John Deacon arrived on the scene in January of 1971. \"Until John, it had been exploding bass player syndrome. If they musically worked they'd look all wrong, and if they felt all right they couldn't play. - Brian May.This quite shy guy turned up with his immaculate Rickenbacker bass and immaculate amplifier, plugged in, and as soon as he started playing we realized it was right.\" - Brian May.Later that year, the band was secured recording time at the newly built De Lane Lea studio, and used the opportunity to record several songs that would later appear on their debut album - Liar, Keep Yourself Alive, Jesus, and The Night Comes Down. The demo reel was passed around from producer to producer with little success, until a staff member of Trident records by the name of Roy Thomas Baker was introduced to the band by fellow Trident producer John Anthony. Baker dropped in to watch the band at work and, clearly liking what he heard, recommended Queen to his superiors. It was eventually agreed upon that the fledgling band could record at Trident studios, though after already-established artists had finished their work, such as the likes of Elton John and David Bowie. Relegated to the wee hours of the morning to record the remaining tracks of their first album, the band nonetheless stuck it out until they reached their ultimate goal of \"perfection\".Queen's self-titled debut album was released in 1973 and received little attention from the general public. They quickly followed it a year later with a second album, \"Queen II\" which also failed to generate much interest from music fans in Britain, despite the success of the album's single, Seven Seas of Rhye, which would reach #10 on the charts after the band's mimed appearance on Top of the Pops. The band's second album was recorded with a higher budget than the first, and the band threw everything they had into recording it. Queen II was somewhat of a \"concept album\", split into \"White Side\" vs. \"Black Side\". As was in their nature, the band pressed onward after the mediocre success of their first two albums, immersing themselves in a world-wide tour to promote Queen II. Queen played in America for the first time, as a support act for Mott the Hoople.Sheer Heart Attack would be released later that year, focusing more on being accessible to listeners, than the grand and complex ideas of the previous two albums. The recording of their third album was met with some hardships, as May fell victim to a series of illnesses brought on by an infected inoculation, required for the band's rigorous touring schedule. Sheer Heart Attack brought even more success for the band, with May's Now I'm Here and the song that would be the band's \"turning point\", the Mercury-penned Killer Queen, the latter of which would reach #2 on the UK charts.During this time, the band began developing a huge following in Japan and witnessed their popularity for themselves when they visited the country, mainly in 1975, to promote their fourth and most famous album \"A Night At The Opera\", featuring the epic \"Bohemian Rhapsody\".Queen's popularity grew steadily through the latter half of the 70s as they released hit album after hit album, reaching its peak in the mid-80s after their \"Live Aid\" appearance, and continuing into the early 90s before Mercury's untimely death on 24th November 1991. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS.Over the course of their 30 year career, the band did sound tracks for two films (\"Flash Gordon\" and \"Highlander\"), released a string of live and studio albums, and had many many fans across the world.In 1995, 4 years after Mercury's death, the band released the album \"Made In Heaven\". This album saw the surviving band members in the studio completing or reworking unused vocals, unreleased variations of Freddie solo material (a Queen version of \"I Was Born To Love You\" for example), and tracks where Brian and Roger added lyrics to flesh out a song (\"Mother Love\"). Queen have been on indefinite hiatus since 1997, when John Deacon decided to retire.Several \"Queen + \u2026\" projects have been developed in the following years, a few of them mere remixes with no artistic involvement from the band. In 1999, a \"Greatest Hits III\" album was released. This featured, among others, \"Queen + Wyclef Jean\" on a rap version of \"Another One Bites the Dust\", a live version of \"Somebody to Love\" performed by George Michael, and a live version of \"The Show Must Go On\" performed live in 1997 with Elton John.Brian May and Roger Taylor have performed together as Queen on several occasions (award ceremonies, charity concerts, and the like), sharing vocals with various guest singers. They have also recorded several covers of Queen's hits with guest vocalists, including \"We Will Rock You\" (first with Five and later Britney Spears, Beyonce, John Farnham and P!nk) and \"We Are the Champions\" (with Robbie Williams).On the 14th of May 2002 the Queen musical 'We Will Rock You' opened in the Dominion theatre in London's 'West End'. A Musical about young people in the distant future who aren't allowed to listen to music not generated by computers. Various Queen songs are used in the story, played by a live band. This live band was supported by Brian May and Roger Taylor on the premiere evening.At the end of 2004, May and Taylor announced that they would reunite and return to touring in 2005, with Paul Rodgers (founder and former lead singer of Free and Bad Company). Brian May's website also stated that Rodgers would be 'featured with' Queen as 'Queen + Paul Rodgers', not replacing Mercury. The retired John Deacon would not be participating.Between 2005 and 2006 Queen + Paul Rodgers embarked on a world tour, the first leg in Europe and the second, Japan and then the US in 2006. On 15 August 2006, Brian May confirmed through his website and fan club that Queen + Paul Rodgers would begin producing their first studio album beginning in October, to be recorded at a \"secret location\". The album, titled The Cosmos Rocks, was released in Europe on 12 September 2008 and in the United States on 28 October 2008. Following the album the band again embarked on a tour through Europe, opening on Kharkiv's Freedom Square in front of 350,000 Ukrainian fans. The show in Ukraine was later released on DVD.Queen and Paul Rodgers officially split up without animosity on 12 May 2009. Rodgers did not rule out the possibility of working together again.More information about Queen + Paul Rodgers can be found on their last.fm page.Official website: www.queenonline.comDiscography:1.- Queen (1973)2.- Queen II (1974)3.- Sheer Heart Attack (1974)4.- A Night at the Opera (1975)5.- A Day at the Races (1976)6.- News of the World (1977)7.- Jazz (1978)8.- The Game (1980)9.- Flash Gordon (1980)10.- Hot Space (1982)11.- The Works (1984)12.- A Kind of Magic (1986)13.- The Miracle (1989)14.- Innuendo (1991)15.- Made in Heaven (1995)","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19905_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Katy Perry

Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on 25 October 1984) is a singer/songwriter from Santa Barbara, California, Un...

500,000 - 1,000,000
{"key":"7513","name":"Katy Perry","bio":"Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on 25 October 1984) is a singer\/songwriter from Santa Barbara, California, United States. Since the release of her 2007 debut single \"Ur So Gay\", Perry has released two albums - 2008's \"One of the Boys\" and 2010's \"Teenage Dream\" - and has had six Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit singles.Under the name Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001, which was unsuccessful. She later recorded an album with production team The Matrix and completed the majority of a solo album from 2004\u201305, the later of which was never released. After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry and released her first Internet single \"Ur So Gay\" that November, which garnered public attention but failed to chart. She rose to fame with the release of her second single \"I Kissed a Girl\" in 2008, which went on to top international charts. Perry's first mainstream studio album One of the Boys followed later that year and subsequently became the 33rd-best selling album worldwide of 2008. It was accredited platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America, while \"I Kissed a Girl\" and her second single \"Hot n Cold\" both received multi-platinum certifications.Her second studio album Teenage Dream was released in August 2010 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album includes five Billboard chart-toppers \"California Gurls\", \"Teenage Dream\", \"Firework\", and \"E.T.\" and \"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)\", making Teenage Dream only the second album - after Michael Jackson's Bad - to have five songs reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. With \"E.T.\" at number one on the chart of May 12, 2011, Perry became the first artist in history to spend 52 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.Perry was credited as a guest judge on the seventh series of British television show The X Factor, has released a fragrance called \"Purr\", and voices Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs. Perry had a long relationship with Travie McCoy; she married Russell Brand on October 23, 2010. After 14 months of marriage, Brand filed for divorce from Perry on December 30, 2011, in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce became effective in July 2012.Prism is the fourth studio album by Perry. The album was released on October 18, 2013. Prism topped the US album charts with first week sales of 286,000 becoming Perry's best opening week to date.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/7513_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"500,000 - 1,000,000"}

Avril Lavigne

Avril Ramona Lavigne (born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada), professionally known as Avril Lavigne,...

300,000 - 500,000
{"key":"19376","name":"Avril Lavigne","bio":"Avril Ramona Lavigne (born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada), professionally known as Avril Lavigne, is a Juno award-winning and Grammy-award nominated pop rock singer, songwriter. In 2002, Lavigne reached mainstream success after her debut single, Complicated, and her debut album Let Go, gained lots of media attention and honourably earned her reputation of a 'skater punk' persona and 'pop punk princess' when she was only 17 years old. Since her professional debut, Lavigne's honors notably are 8 Grammy award nominations as well as 8 Juno awards from 24 nominations. Lavigne is one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the US, with over 11 million copies certified by the RIAA. To date, Lavigne has had 8 Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits, including the best-selling single in 2007, Girlfriend, which was released as the lead single from her third studio album, The Best Damn Thing. Lavigne has released 5 Top 5 Billboard 200 studio albums: Let Go (2002), Under My Skin (2004), The Best Damn Thing (2007), Goodbye Lullaby (2011), and Avril Lavigne (2013). As of April 2013, Lavigne has sold more than 30 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide.Personal Life - in July 2013, Lavigne married Nickelback and fellow Canadian, Chad Kroeger. The couple met in July 2012 while working on Lavigne's single \"Here's To Never Growing Up\" and Kroeger proposed 1 month later. On Sept 3, 2015, after 2 years of marriage, the couple announced that they were separating.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19376_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"300,000 - 500,000"}


P!nk is a stylisation of Pink, a pseudonym of singer songwriter Alecia Beth Moore (b. 8 Sep 1979, in Doylestown, PA, USA...

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{"key":"19381","name":"P!nk","bio":"P!nk is a stylisation of Pink, a pseudonym of singer songwriter Alecia Beth Moore (b. 8 Sep 1979, in Doylestown, PA, USA), who gained prominence in early 2000. She has sold over 10 million albums in the United States, over 32 million worldwide, and has won three Grammy awards.P!nk began her career as an RnB artist, signed to the predominately urban label, LaFace Records. She has since complained that because she chose to relinquish creative control to her record label, she did not like the type of music she was making at that time, and did not like her image, which included bright Pink hair. Her first album, Can't Take Me Home was a substantial success, going platinum, due to the huge pop and urban radio hit singles \"there you go\" and \"most girls\". Towards the end of 2001, P!nk decided to take her career in a new direction and have more creative control. Tired of being marketed as a another cookie-cutter pop act, and eager to become a more serious singer-songwriter and musician, P!nk sought the help of former 4 Non Blondes vocalist, Linda Perry. Together, P!nk and Perry co-wrote and co-produced most of the tracks on P!nk's sophomore album, M!ssundaztood, which was released in November 2001. The album's more pop rock sound could be heard immediately with its first single, the Linda Perry penned \"Get the Party Started\". \"Get the Party Started\" was a huge, commercially successful single, topping the charts in many countries. The album's other singles, \"Don't Let Me Get Me\", \"Just Like A Pill\", and \"Family Portrait\" were also radio and commercial successes.In 2003, P!nk released a new album called Try This. Eight of the thirteen tracks were co-written with Tim Armstrong of punk band Rancid. Try This reached the Top 10 on album charts in the US, Canada, UK and Australia in 2003. Though its singles \"Trouble\" and \"God Is A DJ\" didn't do as well in her home country as her previous singles, \"Trouble\" earned Pink her second Grammy award in 2003. However the singles were largely successful in the United Kingdom and Australia.P!nk's fourth album, I'm Not Dead was released in April 2006. The first single was the controversial and funny \"stupid girls\". The album had started causing controversy before it was even released: the song dear mr. president is an open letter condemning the actions of President George W. Bush. P!nk appeared on the Australian TV show \"Rove Live\", discussing the track, stating that it would never be released as a single in the United States, lest it be misinterpreted as a publicity stunt. A DVD containing concert footage of P!nk's Try This European tour was released in May 2006.Her fifth album, funhouse, was released in October 2008, preceded by her first solo number one on the Billboard Hot 100, \"So What\". The following singles from Funhouse, \"Sober\" and \"Please Don't Leave Me\", both charted well on their releases around the world.In 2010 !nk collaborated on The Imagine Project singing Don't Give Up and Imagine. She also featured in the track Won't Back Down for Enimem's album Recovery. In October 2010 she released the first single Raise Your Glass from her first compilation album Greatest Hits... So Far!!.P!nk was the voice actress of Gloria in the animated movie Happy Feet Two, which premiered in the US on November 18, 2011. She also sang the movie's theme song Bridge of Light.P!nk's sixth album The Truth About Love was first confirmed by P!nk by Twitter on February 29, 2012. The first single from this album Blow Me (One Last Kiss) was produced by Greg Kurstin and released on July 3. P!nk announced the album title the following day, along with the news of her upcoming world tour. On September 6th P!nk performed Blow Me (One Last Kiss) live at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. In February 2013 P!nk started her \"Truth About Love Tour\", which was so popular that she added additional dates for US\/Canada and Australia.During this time her track Just Give Me A Reason rose up to 9th on the Hot 100, her 14th Top 10 hit on that chart. The following week this rose up to number 5, and two weeks later it topped the Billboard Hot 100 becoming her 4th number-one single in the US. It also topped the charts in several other countries worldwide, and held the top spot on the Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks. On April 29, 2013, Just Give Me a Reason became P!nk's eighth number one on Billboard's Adult Top 40, which resulted in her becoming the record holder for most number ones on that chart, beating out Maroon 5 and Katy Perry who each have seven.In 2013, Billboard named Pink Woman of the Year, citing the success of her album The Truth About Love and of the singles \"Blow Me (One Last Kiss)\", \"Try\", \"Just Give Me a Reason\", and \"True Love\", as well as her 2013 tour, which was extended to 140 different sets due to demand. The Truth About Love earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album earlier in 2013.After releasing The Truth About Love in 2012, RCA Records has announced that they have signed Pink for a multi-album deal that will last for years to come.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19381_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982 in Fort Worth, TX) is a Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter and occasi...

400,000 - 600,000
{"key":"19377","name":"Kelly Clarkson","bio":"Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982 in Fort Worth, TX) is a Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Clarkson recorded her debut album with RCA Records after having won the highly-publicized first season of the television series American Idol in 2002. Though originally marketed as a pop musician, she eventually developed a more rock-oriented image. Her debut album, Thankful, was released in 2003 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with almost 300,000 copies sold in its first week, now certified double platinum with over 4.5 million copies sold. Her first single, A Moment Like This, broke the record for largest leap to #1, shooting from #52 to #1, where it remained for two weeks. The second single, Miss Independent, was also a success, hitting #1 on the US Top 40 Mainstream chart and remaining there for six weeks. Further singles Low and The Trouble With Love Is were released but failed to mimic the success of her previous songs. However, Low managed to become a hit in Canada and reached #2. To date, Thankful has been certified 2x Platinum in the United States, Platinum in Canada and Gold in Australia.Her second studio album, Breakaway, was released in 2004 and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and also at #3 in the UK album charts. It is her biggest selling album to date, selling over 6 million copies in the US and 15 million worldwide, making it the most successful album released so far by an American Idol alumnus. The first single in the US, Breakaway, peaked at #6 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #22 in the UK. Arguably her biggest single from the album, Since U Been Gone followed and peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the UK singles chart, marking the beginning of a successful worldwide music career for Clarkson. It won a Grammy award in 2006 for \"Best Female Pop Vocal Performance\". Behind These Hazel Eyes was the next single, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 in the UK chart. Because Of You was then released to huge sucess, hitting #1 in 5 countries, peaking at #7 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and UK singles chart. Clarkson\u2019s final single, Walk Away, peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 on the UK singles chart. The album has been certified multi-platinum in at least 6 countries, going 7x Platinum in Ireland, 6x Platinum in the US and Australia, 5x Platinum in the UK and Canada, and 3x Platinum in New Zealand. The album won a Grammy award in 2006 for \"Best Pop Vocal Album.\"Clarkson\u2019s third album, entitled My December, was released in 2007. It peaked at #2 on the US and UK album charts. Her first single, Never Again, was released worldwide and reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the UK singles chart. She then released Sober in America, which did not perform as well on the charts as Never Again, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100. One Minute was subsequently released in Australia, peaking at #36 on the Australian singles chart. Don\u2019t Waste Your Time followed, peaking at #14 on the Australian singles chart. The album's somewhat disappointing performance may be attributed to ongoing negative press and poor publicity. Nonetheless, My December has been certified Platinum in the US, Australia and Canada, and Gold in the UK and Ireland.Clarkson\u2019s fourth album titled All I Ever Wanted was released in early 2009. Debuting at #1, it received favourable reviews from critics worldwide. The lead single, My Life Would Suck Without You, advanced from #97 to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its first week of release, breaking the record for the largest leap to the position in chart history. This marks the second time Clarkson has broken that record, the first time being with her single A Moment Like This. My Life Would Suck Without You also reached #1 in the UK charts, making it her first #1 there. Her second single from the album, I Do Not Hook Up, peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #36 on the UK singles chart. The third single from the album, Already Gone, was released on August 11, 2009 in America and the 21st in Australia. It has so far peaked at #12 in Australia, #15 in Canada, #23 in New Zealand, #66 in the UK, #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 8 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary songs chart. All I Ever Wanted was announced as the fourth single from the album and was released on March 9, 2010. All I Ever Wanted has charted at #1 in the US, #2 in Australia and Canada, #3 in the UK and #6 in New Zealand, selling over 1.2 million copies worldwide so far. The album received a 2010 Grammy nomination for \"Best Pop Vocal Album.\"Mr. Know It All, the first single from Clarkson\u2019s fifth album Stronger, debuted on August 30, 2011 during a live webcast hosted by the singer. The song was sent to radio for adds immediately after and was made available for download on September 5, 2011. It has since peaked in the top 20 of singles charts worldwide, including a #1 peak in South Korea, #1 in Australia, #4 in the UK, and #10 in the US, thus becoming her ninth top ten hit overall in the US. Stronger was released worldwide on October 24, 2011, charting at #2 in the US, #5 in the UK, #3 in Australia, and #4 in Canada. Stronger is her fifth consecutive album to debut within the top 3 in the US and has sold over a million copies worldwide since its release. Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) was released in early 2012 to massive success; it became Clarkson's third #1 and tenth top-ten hit overall in the US, and likewise peaked in the top ten of countries worldwide. Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) has since become Clarkson's biggest radio hit to date in the US and even topped the Billboard Dance charts, making Clarkson the only artist in history to have a #1 on Hot 100, Pop, Country, HAC, AC & Dance charts. Dark Side has since been announced and released as the album's third single worldwide.In a career spanning over a decade, Clarkson has accumulated ninety-one number ones on the Billboard charts and eleven international number one singles, and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. She is known for her vocal versatility and range. Her music has mainly dealt with themes of heartbreak, independence, and self-empowerment for women and young teens. Apart from her work in music, Clarkson has also ventured into television and film. Clarkson's film debut was in the romantic musical From Justin to Kelly (2003) and she also appeared in American Dreams as Brenda Lee, in Reba, on The Voice as a guest advisor, on Duets as a mentor and judge. Clarkson's musical work has also gained her numerous accolades, including three Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards, and a Women's World Award. In 2012, Clarkson was ranked nineteenth on VH1's list of \"100 Greatest Women in Music.\" In 2013, Clarkson was ranked number 105 on Joel Whitburn's \"Top 500 Artists Of All Time,\" number 5 on both \"Top Billboard 200 Female Artists\" and \"Adult Contemporary Artists,\" number 27 on \"Top Billboard 200 Artists,\" and number 75 on Billboard's \"Hot 100: Top 100 Artists.\" Billboard also ranked Clarkson as the 14th-best-selling artist of the 2000s and one of the top 200 album sellers of the Nielsen SoundScan era at number 187.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19377_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"400,000 - 600,000"}

Demi Lovato

Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato (born August 20, 1992 in Albuquerque, United States) is an American singer, songwriter, p...

300,000 - 500,000
{"key":"7558","name":"Demi Lovato","bio":"Demetria Devonne \"Demi\" Lovato (born August 20, 1992 in Albuquerque, United States) is an American singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and actress. In 2002, she made her debut as child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, she came to prominence as a starring cast member in the television film Camp Rock. She signed to Hollywood Records the same year, and released her debut studio album, Don't Forget, in September 2008. The album sold 89,000 copies within its first week, debuting at number 2 on the Billboard 200 It has since been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 530,000. In 2009, Lovato was commissioned her own television series, Sonny with a Chance. That July, her second album, Here We Go Again, became her first to debut atop the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 108,000 copies in its first week and spawning the single of the same name which became her first to break the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 15.After the release of additional television films and their accompanying soundtracks in 2010, Lovato's personal struggles sent her acting career into hiatus, and saw the closure of her television show Sonny with a Chance after its second season. She released her third album, Unbroken, in September 2011. The album addresses several of her difficulties, notably her lead single \"Skyscraper\" which became her first single to be certified platinum by the RIAA. The second single, \"Give Your Heart a Break\", was later certified double-platinum in the United States. The album had been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Since 2012, Lovato has served as a judge and mentor on the American version of The X Factor. She released fourth album, Demi, in May 2013 to critical success, selling 110,000 copies within its first week, becoming her highest opening week to date. The album was preceded by its lead single, \"Heart Attack\", that February and was certified double-platinum by the RIAA. In September 2013, Lovato announced plans to go on a North American leg of her third headlining concert tour, The Neon Lights Tour in promotion of her fourth studio album Demi.Throughout her music career, Lovato has embarked on several concert tours. In 2008, she served as the opening act for the Jonas Brothers' Burnin' Up Tour and Avril Lavigne's Best Damn Tour. Later that year, she embarked on her first promotional tour, the Demi Live! Warm Up Tour. Since then she has held two headlining concert tours, Demi Lovato: Live in Concert and A Special Night with Demi Lovato. Her work has additionally earned several accolades, including one MTV Video Music Award, twenty five Teen Choice Awards nominations, eleven of which she has won, four People's Choice Awards, one ALMA award, a Billboard Touring Award and several others. In 2013, Maxim ranked her 26th on their Hot 100 while Billboard ranked her second on their Social 50 Artists of the Year. Outside of her work in the entertainment industry, Lovato is involved in philanthropic activities through charity work and various social and environmental causes. In May 2013, she was awarded for her dedication as a mentor to teens and young adults with mental health challenges at a National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/7558_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"300,000 - 500,000"}

Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942), born in Liverpool, UK, is the most successful songwriter in the histo...

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{"key":"20303","name":"Paul McCartney","bio":"Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942), born in Liverpool, UK, is the most successful songwriter in the history of popular music. McCartney is a multiple Grammy Award- and Academy Award-winning English singer-songwriter, poet, composer, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, record producer, film producer, painter, and animal rights and peace activist. He gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. After leaving The Beatles in 1970, McCartney launched a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine. He has worked on film scores and classical and electronic music, released a large catalogue of songs as a solo artist, and taken part in projects to help international charities.McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the most successful musician and composer in popular music history, with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles. His song \"Yesterday\" (credited to Lennon\/McCartney, but composed entirely by McCartney) is listed as the most covered song in history\u2014by over 3,500 artists so far\u2014and has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio. Wings' 1977 single \"Mull of Kintyre\" became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the UK, and remains the UK's top selling non-charity single. According to britishhitsongwriters.com, he is the most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history, based on weeks that his compositions have spent on the chart.Following the death of his first wife Linda in 1998, McCartney married Heather Mills in 2002. They divorced in 2008. McCartney now has Nancy Shevell as his partner. McCartney practices meditation, sometimes still using the mantra that the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi gave him when The Beatles went to a transcendental meditation seminar in 1967. McCartney is an advocate for animal rights, vegetarianism, and music education; he is active in campaigns against landmines, seal hunting, and Third World debt. He is a keen football fan, supporting both Everton and Liverpool football clubs. His company MPL Communications owns the copyrights to more than 3,000 songs, including all of the songs written by Buddy Holly, along with the publishing rights to such musicals as Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, and Grease. McCartney is one of Britain's wealthiest men, with an estimated fortune of \u00a3750 million ($1.2 billion) in 2009.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/20303_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}


McFly are a British pop band who first found fame in 2004. The band, formed in London, was founded by Tom Fletcher (lead...

75,000 - 150,000
{"key":"19898","name":"McFly","bio":"McFly are a British pop band who first found fame in 2004. The band, formed in London, was founded by Tom Fletcher (lead vocals\/guitar\/piano) and also consists of Danny Jones (lead vocals\/guitar), Dougie Poynter (vocals\/bass guitar) and Harry Judd (drums). They have released five studio albums and had seven #1 singles.They are managed by Prestige Management, and were signed to the Island Records label from their launch (2004) until December 2007, before creating their own label, Super Records. McFly is also the youngest band ever to have an album debut at #1.McFly appeared in the teen comedy film Just My Luck, starring Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine, in 2006. The band played themselves in the film and released a US album, Just My Luck, which was also used as the film's soundtrack.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19898_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"75,000 - 150,000"}

Adam Lambert

Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an actor and singer-songwriter from San Diego, California, United States...

75,000 - 150,000
{"key":"19994","name":"Adam Lambert","bio":"Adam Mitchel Lambert (born January 29, 1982) is an actor and singer-songwriter from San Diego, California, United States. He is known for his full-control three-octave (B2-B5) vocal range, expert vibrato and dynamic, piercing and robust belting and falsetto which allows him to stretch up to the fifth octave. In May 2009, he finished as the runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol, with 'The Times' and other publishers identifying Lambert as the first openly gay pop\/rock artist to launch a career on a major label in the U.S.Lambert released his debut album, 'For Your Entertainment', in November 2009, via RCA Records\/19 Recordings. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 in December 2009, selling 198,000 copies in the United States in the first week. To date, he is the first American Idol contestant to headline a world-wide tour in support of a debut album. As of January 2011, For Your Entertainment had sold more than 1.2 million copies worldwide. In 2010, Lambert was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for \"Whataya Want from Me\". His single \"If I Had You\", also from that album, has additionally received major critical and commercial acclaim, Emboldened by his passionate fan-base, Lambert released his second studio album, 'Trespassing', in the U.S. on May 15th, 2012. Lambert served as an executive producer on the album, which the Better Than I Know Myself Songfacts reports him saying that it takes his fans on \"an exciting journey through the past two years\" of his life. The American Idol runner-up added, \"It's been a transformative period and I really wanted to make music from what I've experienced. All these songs honestly explore the ups and downs of my reality.\"In terms of his vocal talents, Adam Lambert has been compared to past glam rock and hard rock legends such as Queen's Freddie Mercury, Sweet's Brian Connolly, and The Who's Roger Daltrey. British rocker Brian May has had this to say about Adam\u2019s voice: \"I\u2019m not easily moved to jelly by male vocalists\u2026 but Adam\u2019s voice reaches out with sensitivity, depth, maturity, and awesome range and power which will make jaws drop all around the world\u2026 no doubt about it. The world of Rock has a bright new star.\"Website: http:\/\/www.adamofficial.com\/us\/home","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19994_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"75,000 - 150,000"}

The Veronicas

The Veronicas is a band consisting of identical twin sisters Jessica Louise Origliasso and Lisa Marie Origliasso (born D...

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{"key":"19400","name":"The Veronicas","bio":"The Veronicas is a band consisting of identical twin sisters Jessica Louise Origliasso and Lisa Marie Origliasso (born December 25, 1984 in Brisbane, Australia). Speaking with Songfacts in a 2011 interview, Jess Origliasso explained that in 2001 she and her sister moved to Los Angeles, California, United States: \u201cWe call it our temporary home. We're children of the universe, our real home is definitely Australia. We both have homes back in Australia. But as far as where we've spent the majority of our growing-up time for the last 7 years, it's been Los Angeles.\u201d Contrary to popular belief, the band name in fact did not come from a character in Archie Comics. In an interview with MTV, the sisters explicitly stated this about the band name:\"The name is something we thought about for a long time, and we wanted it to be a girl's name, but we didn't want it to be 'the Jesses. We were very conscious of not wanting to make it a twin thing, because we think that's really tacky. So one day we saw the movie 'Heathers,' and there's a line where one girl asks, 'Are you a Heather?' and Winona Ryder's character answers, 'No, I'm a Veronica,' and so we went with that, because she was this kind of cool, unique chick with an attitude.\"Born to Italian (Sicilian) parents on Christmas Day 1984, they grew up in Albany Creek, (northwest of Brisbane, Australia) where they attended Ferny Grove State High School and Wavell State High School. At an early age the girls expressed interest in performing; they participated with small local papers in shows on television, radio and horses.The girls were picked up by Warner Bros. Records\/Reprise Records' Sire Records label in 2004, for a reported sum of 2 million dollars. The girls write their own songs, and have also written songs for other artists like t.A.T.u.'s \"All About Us\" and Australian Idol winners Casey Donovan's \"What's Going On\" & Kate DeAraugo's \"Faded\".The Veronicas dislike being called a female duo. \"We like being called a band or group. We don't want to be a pop duo group with two girls singing about relationships, we have everything that a rock band would have, so we are a band,\" says Lisa. The rest of the band consists of:Jungle George - GuitarSherman - BassVik Foxx - DrumsThe Veronicas debut album, entitled \"The Secret Life of...\", was released in Australia on October 17, 2005, entering the ARIA Album charts at the position of #7. Since then, it has peaked at #2 and gone 4x Platinum. Due to the success of the album, five singles have been released in Australia.The band's lead single \"Hook Me Up\" from their second album was added to Australian radio on August 27, 2007. \"Hook Me Up\" was produced by Greg Wells (Timbaland, Mika, OneRepublic). The Veronicas' second album, also titled \"Hook Me Up\", was released on November 3, 2007, containing 12 tracks. The album in its entirety was leaked on the internet 8 days before its initial release. \"Untouched\" is the second single off the album, and was made available in stores and online on December 8, 2007.Lisa has previously dated singer Ryan Cabrera and recently her engagement to former Australian Idol contestant Dean Geyer was broken off.Jess is currently dating Azaria from Sydney band The Follow, but has been spotted kissing with MTV VJ Ruby Rose, although it is reported that it was only a stunt.Official site: www.theveronicas.com","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19400_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

The Zombies

The Zombies was an English pop rock/psychedelic rock bandThe band started in 1961 in St Albans, England and gained its i...

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{"key":"19995","name":"The Zombies","bio":"The Zombies was an English pop rock\/psychedelic rock bandThe band started in 1961 in St Albans, England and gained its initial reputation playing the Old Verulamians Rugby Club in that town. It was formed whilst the members were at school; Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson and Hugh Grundy attended St Albans School, and Colin Blunstone, and Chris White attended St Albans Boys' Grammar School. The Zombies signed to Decca and recorded their first hit, \"She's Not There\" after winning a beat-group competition sponsored by the London Evening News. \"She's Not There\" was released in mid-1964 and peaked at number twelve in the U.K., where it would be their only top-forty hit. It was first aired in the United States in early August 1964, on New York City rock station WINS by Stan Z. Burns, who debuted the song on his daily noontime \"Hot Spot\" segment during which new songs were played. The tune began to catch on in early Autumn and eventually climbed to number two.In early 1965, \"Tell Her No\" became another big seller in the United States but had failed to make the Top 40 in the band's native U.K Subsequent recordings such as \"I Love You\" (which became a hit for People! in 1968), \"Indication\", \"Whenever You're Ready\", and \"Is This the Dream\" failed to achieve the success of the previous two singles.Their first LP, Begin Here (1965), was a collection of early singles, half a dozen original songs combined with several R&B covers. The Zombies signed to CBS Records for one final LP in 1967. The resulting album, Odessey and Oracle, was one of the very first to utilise a Mellotron keyboard, as the band's budget did not allow for the hiring of session musicians. The band discovered too late that \"odyssey\" had been misspelled by the cover designers and were reportedly deeply embarrassed.By the time Odessey and Oracle was released in April 1968, the band had broken up. The album sold little, and was only released in the U.S. because musician Al Kooper vouched for it. It has since gone on to be recognized as one of the greatest albums of all time, with Rolling Stone ranking it eightieth on its 500 Greatest Albums list. An album track called \"Time of the Season\" was released as a single. and eventually (1969) it became a huge nationwide hit (Billboard number three) after a radio DJ discovered it and put it on heavy rotation.After The Zombies disbanded, Rod Argent formed a band called Argent; Colin Blunstone started a solo career. In1991 Blunstone, Grundy, and White briefly reunited as The Zombies with guitarist Sebastian Santa Maria, and recorded the album New World.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19995_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

The Nearly Deads

Nashville-based alternative rock outfit The Nearly Deads are primed and ready to explode. The band has created a buzz of...

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{"key":"71248","name":"The Nearly Deads","bio":"Nashville-based alternative rock outfit The Nearly Deads are primed and ready to explode. The band has created a buzz of their very own, mixing the polished pop vocals of singer Theresa Jeane with the aggressive grunge-inspired instrumentals of Steve Tobi, Javier Garza, Josh Perrone, and Kevin Koelsch. The Nearly Deads have managed to create a truly unique genre that not only gives a nod to gritty grunge, but brings it back in a way never heard before. Imagine Kelly Clarkson as front-woman of the Foo Fighters.The band, originally formed in Tampa, FL, filmed a zombie-themed music video for their song \u201cNever Look Back\u201d. That video lead to a viral outbreak creating over 6 million views on YouTube, and was also featured in Journey's stores nationwide. Not only did Nashville producer Jon King (Augustana, 3 Pill Morning, Darling Parade) record and produce their EP, he also directed the video. The buzz continues to grow every day, partly due to the social networking prowess of the band members themselves. The Deads are truly connected to their fans, and they have built up a \u201czombie nation\u201d of die-hard supporters.After years of extensive DIY touring and appearances at notable festivals including Summerfest, Journey's Backyard BBQ, and The Vans Warped Tour, The Nearly Deads are excited for everything to follow. Their second EP, \u201cSurvival Guide\u201d, is available now, and the band is currently working on their first full length to follow. What makes The Nearly Deads so likable is not just their undeniably catchy songwriting, but the fact that they are down to earth and passionate about what they do. \u201cSurvival Guide\u201d is available at iTunes, Amazon and other fine digital retailers. Their debut full-length \"Invisible Tonight\" will be released this summer!","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/71248_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Michelle Branch

Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch (named after the song "Michelle" by The Beatles) was born in Phoenix, Arizona, United S...

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{"key":"19900","name":"Michelle Branch","bio":"Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch (named after the song \"Michelle\" by The Beatles) was born in Phoenix, Arizona, United States on the 2nd of July, 1983. She is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. She received a guitar from her parents for her 14th birthday. Three years later, after sending a demo tape to Hanson and opening for them on tour, had signed a deal with Maverick Records. She subsequently had four top ten hits. The inspiration for writing her own songs can be found by The Beatles and other bands. Songs like \"Something To Sleep To\" are musically inspired by The Beatles. She made her debut in 2000 and released the platinum-selling albums The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper in later years. The Spirit Room was released in 2001. The album, which was produced by John Shanks (Melissa Etheridge, Chris Isaak), was an immediate hit. The Spirit Room sold 2.5 million copies and earned Branch a Grammy and an MTV Viewer\u2019s Choice Award. The album also spawned three top ten hits. Michelle performed a duet with Carlos Santana on the album Shaman. The single \u201cThe Game of Love\u201d became an international hit. On June 23, 2003, Branch released her second album, Hotel Paper.In 2004 she formed the band The Wreckers with fellow musician Jessica Harp. Their album \"Stand Still Look Pretty\" was also released on Maverick Records, although the Wreckers' country sound shocked many of Branch's old fans.Stand Still, Look Pretty spawned four singles, including \u201cLeave the Pieces,\u201d which reached #1 on the U.S. country chart and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Citing creative differences, the duo have since put the project on hold to work on their own solo projects. Branch's latest album, Everything Comes and Goes, has been released on August 30th 2010, it's a Six Pak mini album containing only 6 songs that she wrote and finished about 2-3 years ago. The first single from the album is \u201cSooner or Later.\u201dThe Loud Music Songfacts reports that the first single from singer-songwriter Michelle Branch's third studio album, West Coast Time was titled \"Loud Music.\" It finds her singing about a rocker beau and referencing Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. The song was released on June 14, 2011 via her own label, Sticks n' Stones Recordings Ltd.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19900_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"40,000 - 75,000"}

Sunrise Avenue

SUNRISE AVENUE BIOGRAPHY, APRIL 2011It’s like a reflex these days. You see a band name, you notice how they’re chart...

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{"key":"19899","name":"Sunrise Avenue","bio":"SUNRISE AVENUE BIOGRAPHY, APRIL 2011It\u2019s like a reflex these days. You see a band name, you notice how they\u2019re charting in their own country and across Europe, and check their resum\u00e9 to see which talent contest or reality show they graduated from. Not this time. Welcome back to the old-fashioned type of reality, via the music of Sunrise Avenue. With half a million album sales already to their name, the Finnish pop-rock band are back with their third album \u2018Out Of Style,\u2019 and the only thing you can pick them up on is that the title couldn\u2019t be further from the truth. Even before the album was out, its lead single \u2018Hollywood Hills\u2019 was doing the thing Sunrise Avenue are always so good at: breaking down the country barriers with their ultra-melodic music, as the track soared into the top three in Germany. That\u2019s just one of the many countries to fall under the spell of the band from Helsinki led by songwriter, vocalist and frontman Samu Haber. After the multi-platinum sales of their 2006 album \u2018On The Way To Wonderland\u2019 and the success of its 2009 sequel \u2018Popgasm,\u2019 the quartet are ready to share the results of an intense year of creativity. \u2018Out Of Style,\u2019 made with regular collaborator Jukka Backlund and new producer Jukka Immonen, is the sound of a band totally confident about the strength of their sound and their songs. Just try getting one of them out of your mind when you\u2019ve heard it a few times. Haber laughs at how surprisingly calm he\u2019s stayed in what could have been the nerve-wracking lead-up to the new album release. \u201cI\u2019ve done this twice before and I still sleep well,\u201d he says. \u201cI\u2019m really happy with the results. You write the songs, some of them get selected, you produce and rearrange, and by the time you approve the final mix at the very end, the number of times you\u2019ve heard the tracks is going to be four digits. But the moment when you actually put the disc into your car CD player, it\u2019s pretty exciting.\u201d The Sunrise Avenue founder\u2019s feelgood factor comes from knowing that the band are back doing what they do best: making a record based on gut feeling and passion, not on over-analysis. \u201cThis time,\u201d he says, \u201cwe decided to forget about expectations. When we make decisions, like sounds and arrangements, whatever we picked was always the choice of what would work on stage, which is pretty much where we\u2019ve been for the last five years. It sounds like Sunrise Avenue to me, but I think it\u2019s the most pure album we\u2019ve made.\u201d The past five years are crammed with national and international achievements by the band, from gold and platinum certifications and NRJ Music Awards to Finnish Grammys, as well as sellout tours and appearances at Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park and other huge events. But beneath the surface of that success lies a story of fierce determination, an epic tale of survival that would put those graduates of music TV to shame. \u201cI\u2019m not saying I\u2019m any more \u2018real\u2019 than those artists,\u201d says Haber, \u201cbut I still believe in that traditional road, that you play shows for your friends at the beginning, and then if it works you go onto the next level, and then at least you\u2019ve studied the whole way it works.\u201d Haber started that process the best part of 20 years ago. He formed the original, acoustic version of the group, then called just Sunrise, in 1992. \u201cThe most important thing we did was that we played a lot of shows, because that\u2019s what it all comes down to. That helped us understand what we wanted to do with the band. Our strengths are the melodies.\u201d Along the way, 17 members have been among the group personnel, and Haber spent some four years gathering more musical evidence and experience living in Spain. Back in Helsinki, he remembers, \u201cin 2004, \u201905, \u201906, nobody wanted to sign us. We went to record companies more than 100 times. It was actually visit No.102 that we got a deal from a small Scandinavian label called Bonnier. We had to start studio work on our own and we were almost done when the deal was done, and I think that worked for us.\u201d After local hits with the opening singles \u2018All Because Of You\u2019 and \u2018Romeo,\u2019 Sunrise Avenue unveiled the album \u2018On The Way To Wonderland\u2019 and watched it exceed all their expectations. It reached No. 2 in Finland, No. 1 in Greece, made the top ten in Austria and Sweden and top 20 in Germany and Switzerland, producing several more chart singles. \u2018Popgasm\u2019 continued the momentum in 2009 with top ten chart placings as well as singles like \u2018The Whole Story\u2019 and \u2018Welcome To My Life,\u2019 as the band\u2019s gigging capacity continued to grow, by now to audiences that had climbed to the 2,000 mark. Sunrise Avenue then took things back to their roots with an acoustic tour in 2010 and an album to commemorate it. Samu, a self-confessed Beatles nut, always had the tenacity that this life would require. \u201cThey kicked me out of high school after two years, with all the playing and dreaming and partying the night away,\u201d he remembers. \u201cIt didn\u2019t become a full-time job until after we released the first album. \u201cThose are sweet days when you have no pressure whatsoever, you just enjoy the show and you get like 100 Euros, it\u2019s kind of a hobby. But now, if I\u2019m a guy from Helsinki and I get to tour in ten countries already, I should be happy.\u201d So to a new album that does the thing Sunrise Avenue do best: the simple but often neglected art of unpretentious song craftsmanship. A busy year of delivering those songs on stages across Europe is already under way. \u201cWe still have our story,\u201d says Haber. \u201cEven when you have a hangover, you\u2019re tired or you\u2019re low, we can still say to the mirror, \u2018Hey, I made this happen.\u2019\u201dLine-Up:Samu Haber: Vocals, GuitarsRiku Rajamaa: Guitars, Backing VocalsRaul Ruutu: Bass, Backing vocals Sami Tapio Osala - drums","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19899_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

The Cab

The Cab is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Their debut album, Whisper War, was released on April 29, 2008....

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{"key":"19862","name":"The Cab","bio":"The Cab is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Their debut album, Whisper War, was released on April 29, 2008. They have been called \"The Band You Need to Know 2008\" by Alternative Press magazine. They were also featured in the '100 Bands You Need To Know in 2010' by the magazine and were one of the three bands featured on the cover page, along with Never Shout Never and Hey Monday. Their second album Symphony Soldier was released on August 23, 2011, with its first single \"Bad\" released to iTunes July 11, 2011 and announced by the band on July 18. The Cab funded the entire album by themselves and left their Fueled by Ramen\/Decaydance label, self-releasing Symphony Soldier. AbsolutePunk gave an extremely positive review with a rating of 95%, calling the album a \"masterpiece.\"In 2008, Alternative Press said that The Cab were \u201c(a) band you need to know.\u201dIn 2010 AP said it again. In 2012 the Nevada based punk rockers recorded their Universal Republic debut. By 2013 The Cab will definitely prove that not everything that happens in Vegas should stay there.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19862_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Matty Mullins

His voice rings loud from car stereo speakers, from headphones, from the Vans Warped Tour’s mainstage. Each phrase dee...

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{"key":"148748","name":"Matty Mullins","bio":"His voice rings loud from car stereo speakers, from headphones, from the Vans Warped Tour\u2019s mainstage. Each phrase deeply connects with a disenfranchised generation who feels cast aside, abandoned and looked down upon. His face graces the covers of magazines like Alternative Press, Big Cheese and HM. Memphis May Fire\u2019s official videos have racked up over 40 million views and their frontman\u2019s collaborations with Sleeping With Sirens, For Today, and Hands Like Houses account for 5 million more. Memphis May Fire\u2019s last album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Over 2 million fans follow his band on social media. The temptation to use that influence for self-promotion, for vanity, or for profit, is a great burden to anyone blessed with even an ounce of fame. But MATTY MULLINS is putting his unique gift as a singer, songwriter, youth culture ambassador and relatable public figure to work for a purpose much higher than himself. The powerful frontman whose motivational metalcore commands the crowds at prestigious festivals like Riot Fest (US), Download (UK) and Soundwave (Australia) has crafted a debut solo album harnessing melody, harmony, top-tier pop grooves with a heartfelt, worshipful devotion to his Christian faith. The electrifyingly diverse 11-song record explores a different side of the multitalented singer, as it hearkens even further back than his most cherished heavy music influences like Blindside or Underoath, to the Christian Contemporary rock and pop his mother took him to see as a kid. \u201cI\u2019m super thankful for everything I\u2019ve gotten to do in Memphis May Fire and everything we\u2019ve done as a band,\u201d Mullins explains. \u201cThe musical opportunities for me to share my message came from metalcore and heavier stuff like that. I love playing heavy music; I think I always will. But as long as I\u2019ve been in music, I\u2019ve wanted to make a record like this, too.\u201d Mullins cites familiar Christian Contemporary Music touchstones like Australian pop-rockers The Newsboys; Grammy winners Audio Adrenaline; multiplatinum hit-makers MercyMe; and 40-year-strong hard rockers Petra. These CCM groups shaped his early childhood, setting the stage for when harder edged sounds would enthrall him as a teenager. His solo album \u2013 simply entitled Matty Mullins \u2013 shares a deep fellowship with those roots. \u201cDC Talk is one of the greatest groups of all time,\u201d the singer declares enthusiastically. \u201cI love Tenth Avenue North. I love everything Toby Mac does. And I have so much respect for singers like Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman; musicians who put so much positivity out there.\u201d From a songwriting and production standpoint, Matty Mullins solo work is refreshingly modern, yet effortlessly timeless in its earnest sensibility. Longtime collaborator Cameron Mizell, the producing maestro behind records from Memphis May Fire contemporaries like Sleeping With Sirens, Capture The Crown and The Word Alive, took on the instrumental and programming portion. His music runs the gamut from dance floor worthy beats to something one might hear from singer\/songwriter Phil Wickham. The duo first got together to hash out an EP. But after blazing through a half dozen tracks in as many days in Seattle, they felt so enlivened by the process they decided to write enough for a full-length album. The rest of the record was made in Nashville, where Mullins and his wife now reside. \u201cI took the remainder of the recording budget from the EP and had a studio built in my house,\u201d he explains. \u201cI flew Cameron to Nashville. It was literally just he and I writing and recording together. We put together a really solid record that I\u2019m so proud of and I\u2019m so excited to share with the world.\u201d Mullins was emphatic that their pop songs be free of boundaries. \u201cCameron has so much talent, it\u2019s crazy. People don\u2019t realize how much of the stuff he co-writes when he produces. He\u2019s got a huge passion for pop music. He made songs that would sound like hip-hop tracks if I weren\u2019t singing over them. It\u2019s all over the place, but just really tasteful from start to finish.\u201d Lyrically, the album\u2019s declaration of love and devotion is clear from the first song. \u201cSee You in Everything\u201d is a shot across the bow at the superficial. Instead of demanding supernatural miracles, the song implores the listener to take comfort in what God is already demonstrating everyday. \u201cA thankful heart and someone that shows a lot of gratitude with everything in their life, I think that that is the ultimate cure for depression,\u201d Mullins explains. \u201cWhen I stop seeing things through worldly eyes, and allow myself to see the beauty in Creation, that\u2019s when I really start to see God in everything.\u201d Songs like \u201c99% Soul\u201d follow suit thematically. It\u2019s the singer\u2019s confession that he, like anyone, can get caught up in worldly desires that detract from the soul\u2019s true destination: eternity. It\u2019s one of the most blatantly pop songs on the record, with catchy and easy to remember melodies that put a strong emphasis on the lyrics. \u201cMy Dear\u201d is a reminder that the Christian faith isn\u2019t about rules, or earning the way into heavenly rewards. What Jesus offers is free; one must only reach for Him, trust, and commit to Him.\u201cWhat God really wants isn\u2019t \u2018religion.\u2019 It\u2019s relationship,\u201d Mullins says simply. \u201cThe song is basically saying that all God ever wanted is a relationship. The rest will be up to Him. If we just trust Him, he will make sure we feel loved, like we have purpose. He\u2019s there. He\u2019s enough. But the biggest, boldest decision we have to make as human beings is whether we really want to trust God or not. \u2018My Dear\u2019 is about trusting in God.\u201d As the singer for an increasingly popular screamo\/metalcore band, the smart \u201ccareer move\u201d for Mullins would be to shy away from such bold declarations. But that\u2019s the beauty of where he\u2019s found himself at age 26; with a renewed purpose for himself, with the ability to make a solo record in the first place, and with the drive to lay his faith on the line for his fans. \u201cThe thing I\u2019m most excited about with this record is that it\u2019s a blatant representation of my faith. Nothing makes me feel stronger in my faith than sharing it with other people. The world is so hardened, it\u2019s hard to talk about your faith. But the more you speak encouragement into other people\u2019s lives, the more you tell them how Jesus fills the void in your life, that following Him isn\u2019t a \u2018task,\u2019 it\u2019s transforming and liberating\u2026 This record is blatantly about Jesus and who He is to me and who I know he can be for the world, a world that is hurting and looking for something bigger.\u201d","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/148748_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Alex Clare

Alex Clare is a British singer and musician from south-west London now living in north-west London, UK. The Too Close So...

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{"key":"8480","name":"Alex Clare","bio":"Alex Clare is a British singer and musician from south-west London now living in north-west London, UK. The Too Close Songfacts says that he took up the trumpet and drums as a youngster, but as he grew older he graduated to guitar-based songwriting, playing open-mike nights with original material. Clare dated Amy Winehouse for a year during these early days, after meeting her during a performance at The Hawley Arms in Camden, North London. A demo earned him a deal with the Island label in the U.K. His debut album, from which he has released the track 'Up All Night', has been produced by Diplo and Switch. He has released three videos, for 'Up All Night' for 'Relax My Beloved' and for 'Too Close.'","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/8480_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"40,000 - 75,000"}

5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer (also known as 5SOS) are a 4-piece Australian pop rock/pop punk band. Formed in Sydney, New South Wa...

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{"key":"21073","name":"5 Seconds of Summer","bio":"5 Seconds of Summer (also known as 5SOS) are a 4-piece Australian pop rock\/pop punk band. Formed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 2011, the band consists of Luke Hemmings (lead vocals, guitar), Michael Clifford (guitar, vocals), Calum Hood (bass guitar, vocals) and Ashton Irwin (drums, vocals). The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists in 2011. From there, they gained a small following in 2012 after posting a series of cover versions of popular songs onto YouTube, then rose to international fame when One Direction invited them on their Take Me Home Tour.The group have been referred to as a boy band in the media. In February 2014, they released \"She Looks So Perfect\" as their debut worldwide release. It topped the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Their self-titled debut studio album was released in June 2014, which peaked #1 in 11 countries.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/21073_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"500,000 - 1,000,000"}

Aly & AJ

Aly & AJ (once known as 78violet) are an American pop duo consisting of sisters Alyson Renae "Aly" Michalka and Amanda ...

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{"key":"632","name":"Aly & AJ","bio":"Aly & AJ (once known as 78violet) are an American pop duo consisting of sisters Alyson Renae \"Aly\" Michalka and Amanda Joy \"AJ\" Michalka. They were born in Torrance, California. They are both actresses, singer-songwriters, guitarists and pianists. The duo's debut album Into The Rush was released in 2005 and charted at #36 in the US. Holiday album Acoustic Hearts Of Winter followed in 2006 before their second studio album Insomniatic in 2007. In July 2009, the duo announced that they had officially changed their name to 78violet and would be introducing a more mature sound to their music. They self-produced the music video for the lead single of their upcoming record as 78Violet's, Hothouse, in January. The music video will be uploaded and the single was sent to iTunes on July 8th, 2013.On December 9, 2015, they announced that they are again Aly & AJ","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/632_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Tonight Alive

Tonight Alive are an Australian 5 piece pop-punk band from Castle Hill, New South Wales. The band consists of bassist Ca...

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{"key":"19870","name":"Tonight Alive","bio":"Tonight Alive are an Australian 5 piece pop-punk band from Castle Hill, New South Wales. The band consists of bassist Cameron Adler, guitarist Jake Hardy, vocalist Jenna McDougall, drummer Matty Best and guitarist\/vocalist Whakaio \"Whak\" Taahi. Forming in 2008, the band worked up a strong following in Australia's pop-punk scene, playing shows with bands such as Fireworks, Heroes for Hire and The Wonder Years; before gaining a substantial international profile through extensive touring of North American and Europe.In 2010, the band released an EP, All Shapes and Disguises as well as a 7-inch entitled Consider This with three new songs. The band released four singles - \"Breaking and Entering,\" \"Starlight,\" \"Listening\" and \"Let It Land\" - from their debut album, What Are You So Scared Of?, which was released in Australia on October 14th, 2011. The record was officially released in the UK and US on October 2012, a year after its initial release in Australia.A new single, \"Breakdown,\" was released at the start of 2013 and featured vocals from Good Charlotte's Benji Madden. This was a standalone single, and did not appear on the band's second studio album, The Other Side. The album was released in September 2013 and featured three singles - \"The Ocean,\" \"Come Home\" and \"Lonely Girl,\" the latter of which has amassed over one million views for its video clip on YouTube.In March 2014, the band released a new single, \"The Edge.\" It is the lead single from the soundtrack to The Amazing Spider-Man 2; and features footage from the movie in its video.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19870_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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