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Christina Perri


Profil Biodata Christina Perri
Christina Perri

Profil Biodata Christina Perri | Biografi Christina Perri

Nama Lengkap : Christina Judith Perri
Nama Panggilan : Christina Perri
Tanggal Lahir :19 Agustus 1986
Tempat Lahir : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Kebangsaan : Amerika
Profesi :Penyanyi, Penulis Lagu
Populer Sejak : Merilis single "Jar of Hearts" (2010) Saudara : Nick Perri (gitaris, kakak)
Christina Perri

Christina Perri in an interview
Background information
Birth nameChristina Judith Perri
BornAugust 19, 1986 (age 26)
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresPop, piano rock, alternative rock,soul
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, guitarist, pianist
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar
Years active2010–present
Websitewww.christinaperri.com
Christina Judith Perri (born August 19, 1986)[1][2] is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Philadelphia. Her song "Jar of Hearts" charted in the United States after it was featured on the Fox television show So You Think You Can Dance in 2010. Rolling Stone named her the "Band of the Week" on October 26, 2010.[3] On May 10, 2011, Perri's "Jar of Hearts" was featured in the "Prom Night" episode of Fox musical series Glee;[4] the following month, it was featured in the episode "Dance Amongst Daggers" of ABC Family drama Switched at Birth. Perri recorded the song "A Thousand Years" for the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (2011) and it appears on the accompanying soundtrack.

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[edit]Early life

Perri grew up in Bensalem, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia) with her older brother, Nick Perri, who formerly played guitar with Shinedown,Silvertide, Perry Farrell and Matt Sorum.[5] Her father is from Italy[6] and mother from Poland.[citation needed] She attended Archbishop Ryan High School as a member of the class of 2004.[7] She taught herself how to play guitar as a 16-year-old by watching a videotape of Shannon Hoon from the group Blind Melon performing on VH1.[3]

[edit]Career

[edit]Early career

Perri moved to Los Angeles on her 21st birthday. Later that year she married and began to produce music videos. She divorced 18 months later and moved back to Philadelphia by the end of 2009; during this time she wrote "Jar of Hearts". She moved back to Los Angeles, waitressing at the Melrose Cafe during the day and recording at night.[3][8]

[edit]2010–present: lovestrong

Perri's song "Jar of Hearts" was featured on So You Think You Can Dance during the June 30, 2010 show.[9] It was featured in performance by Billy Bell and Kathryn McCormick.[10] Perri's friend Keltie Colleen passed the song to show choreographer Stacey Tookey; Perri and Colleen watched the performance in the audience.[9] Following its exposure on the show, "Jar of Hearts" sold 48,000 digital copies, debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 at #63 and reaching #28 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs.[10] Within a month, it sold more than 100,000 copies.[8] Then, her music video for "Jar of Hearts" landed on the VH1 top 20 music video countdown.
Shortly after, Perri made her debut on national day time and prime time television, performing the song live on the July 10, 2010 episode of The Early Show on CBS as well as the July 15, 2010 episode of So You Think You Can Dance[8] Perri signed a deal with Atlantic Records on July 21, 2010.[11] Roadrunner Records continue to promote "Jar of Hearts" on the radio.[12] Perri appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 29, 2010 and Conan on December 7, 2010 where she played "Jar of Hearts." In addition, "Jar of Hearts" was on the show Pretty Little Liars. "Arms" was also in the ABC Family movie Teen Spirit. Perri recorded an EP named The Ocean Way Sessions that was released on November 9, 2010.[13]

Perri singing "Distance" (left) and "Jar of Hearts" (right) at the lovestrong. tour inSan Juan, Puerto Rico.
Perri's debut album is titled lovestrong. and was released on May 10, 2011. It follows the release of "Arms", its lead single, released on March 15. She appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, playing her song "Arms". "Arms" was used in the August 26, 2011 episode of The Bold and the Beautiful and has also been used in TV spots for the Fall 2011 season of Investigation Discovery's show Disappeared.
Perri's single, "A Thousand Years", appeared on the soundtrack of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2.
On November 1, 2011 Perri appeared on ABC's Dancing with the Stars Results show to perform her song "Arms". On November 13, 2011, she also performed "Jar of Hearts" on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing results show. On February 19, she performed "Jar of Hearts" in the pre-fight buildup to Vitali Klitschko vs. Derek Chisora World Heavyweight Championship boxing contest in Munich.
On January 29, 2012, Perri performed "Jar of Hearts" live on UK ITV's Dancing on Ice show, with Jayne Torvill andChristopher Dean in a specially choreographed routine.
On April 22, 2012, Perri performed live on Australia's Dancing with the Stars.
Perri also announced in San Juan, Puerto Rico during her Lovestrong Tour that she will be releasing her second studio album in Spring 2013; also in San Juan she sang new song "Run" for the first time, which will be included on the new album.[14] In addition, in late 2012 she will be opening for Jason Mraz's concert series Tour Is a Four Letter Word across continental North America in 2012.[15]
On August 1, 2012, she announced via Facebook that she would be releasing a Christmas EP titled A Very Merry Perri Christmas and that the EP would be released on October 16, 2012. On December 12, Perri performed "Something About December", an original Christmas song from this album, on Today.[16]

About Christina

At just 24, Christina Perri has already lived a handful of lives. She's toured the world as an assistant to a rock band, spent a year at a prestigious university, became a wife and then an ex-wife, produced popular music videos, made olive oil in Italy and even served as a fashionista barrista in Beverly Hills. The whole while, music had been tapping her on the shoulder, trying to lead her down a path as a musician. It seems that fate grew tired of this shoulder-tapping approach as well and went for an old fashioned sucker punch.

On June 30th, a raw, defiant break-up song that Perri had written called "Jar of Hearts" aired on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance as a backdrop to a memorable piece choreographed by Stacey Tookey. The song struck a chord with viewers, who began downloading it from iTunes in droves, sending "Jar of Hearts" into the Top 10 on the iTunes Pop chart and into the Top 15 on the Overall chart overnight. Impressed, SYTYCD's producers invited Perri to play the song live on the show two weeks later.

Following Perri's stripped-down piano performance on July 15th, "Jar of Hearts" continued its meteoric rise. After landing at No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and at No. 1 on Amazon's digital singles chart, the track sold 200,000 downloads in three weeks. Suddenly a hot property, Perri signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and is in the studio finishing up her debut album, with an eye toward a late fall release. She will also hit the road for a handful of shows in late September to perform with Jason Mraz, one of her all-time favorite artists.

Perri feels that "Jar of Hearts" has connected because, "on a basic level, everyone has had this experience with a person who broke their heart. I'm just telling my story in a very real and direct way. This kind of slapped the crap out of everyone's hearts," she .Photos by Lani Lee June 2010 by Christina Perri

Jumat, 22 Februari 2013

KATY PERRY

Katy 
Perry
Nama asli : Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Tanggal lahir : 25 Oktober 1984
Lahir di : Santa Barbara, California, AS
Zodiac : Scorpio
Terkenal sejak merilis single "I Kissed a Girl" (2008)

Biography forKaty Perry More at IMDbPro »

Date of Birth
25 October 1984, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Birth Name
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson

Height
5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Biography
Katy Perry was born in California, the middle child of pastor parents. She has an older sister and younger brother. Raised in a deeply religious family, Perry's first experience of performing was singing in church. A passion for music grew and at the age of 15, Perry began visiting Nashville, gaining experience of song writing and recording demos.

She signed to a Christian record label, Red Hill, and recorded an album, under her birth name of Katy Hudson. The album was not a success. At age 17 she moved to Los Angeles and collaborated with producer Glen Ballard, but was not able to secure a lasting record deal. Perry did sign to Columbia Records in 2004, but again this did not prove a success, and she was dropped.

An executive at Columbia recommended Perry to the chairman of Virgin Records, Jason Flom, which resulted in her signing for Capitol Music Group. She recorded her second album, "One of the Boys" and in the Spring of 2008 released the lead single, the controversial "I Kissed a Girl". The song proved a smash, hitting the number one slot in several countries. Other hit singles followed and the album was a commercial success.

Perry was now established as a pop superstar and cemented her position with the release of her next album "Teenage Dreams", which spawned more huge hits including "California Gurls" and "Firework". Many awards and music industry records followed. In 2012 Perry made the move into movies, releasing the documentary feature film Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012).