Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Jann Wenner, still the magazine's publisher, the music critic Ralph J. Gleason, it was first known for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content. Rolling Stone Press is the magazine's associated book publishing imprint. Straight Arrow Press was the magazine's associated book publishing imprint, Straight Arrow Publishing Co. Inc. was the publishing company that published Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone magazine was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Ralph Gleason. To get it off the ground, Wenner borrowed $7,500 from his own family and from the parents of his soon-to-be wife, Jane Schindelheim; the first issue carried a cover date of November 9, 1967, was in newspaper format with a lead article on the Monterey Pop Festival.
The cover price was 25¢. In the first issue, Wenner explained that the title of the magazine referred to the 1950 blues song "Rollin' Stone", recorded by Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan's hit single "Like a Rolling Stone": You're wondering what we're trying to do. It's hard to say: sort of a sort of a newspaper; the name of it is Rolling Stone which comes from an old saying, "A rolling stone gathers no moss." Muddy Waters used the name for a song. The Rolling Stones took their name from Muddy's song. "Like a Rolling Stone" was the title of Bob Dylan's first rock and roll record. We have begun a new publication reflecting what we see are the changes in rock and roll and the changes related to rock and roll."—Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone, November 9, 1967, p. 2 Some authors have attributed the name to Dylan's hit single: "At Gleason's suggestion, Wenner named his magazine after a Bob Dylan song." Rolling Stone identified with and reported the hippie counterculture of the era. However, it distanced itself from the underground newspapers of the time, such as Berkeley Barb, embracing more traditional journalistic standards and avoiding the radical politics of the underground press.
In the first edition, Wenner wrote that Rolling Stone "is not just about the music, but about the things and attitudes that music embraces". In the 1970s, Rolling Stone began to make a mark with its political coverage, with the likes of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson writing for the magazine's political section. Thompson first published his most famous work Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas within the pages of Rolling Stone, where he remained a contributing editor until his death in 2005. In the 1970s, the magazine helped launch the careers of many prominent authors, including Cameron Crowe, Lester Bangs, Joe Klein, Joe Eszterhas, Ben Fong-Torres, Patti Smith and P. J. O'Rourke, it was at this point that the magazine ran some of its most famous stories, including that of the Patty Hearst abduction odyssey. One interviewer, speaking for a large number of his peers, said that he bought his first copy of the magazine upon initial arrival on his college campus, describing it as a "rite of passage".
In 1977, the magazine moved its headquarters from San Francisco to New York City. Editor Jann Wenner said San Francisco had become "a cultural backwater". During the 1980s, the magazine began to shift towards being a general "entertainment" magazine. Music was still a dominant topic, but there was increasing coverage of celebrities in television and the pop culture of the day; the magazine initiated its annual "Hot Issue" during this time. Rolling Stone was known for its musical coverage and for Thompson's political reporting. In the 1990s, the magazine changed its format to appeal to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors and popular music; this led to criticism. In recent years, the magazine has resumed its traditional mix of content, including in-depth political stories, it has expanded content to include coverage of financial and banking issues. As a result, the magazine has seen its circulation increase and its reporters invited as experts to network television programs of note.
The printed format has gone through several changes. The first publications, in 1967–72, were in folded tabloid newspaper format, with no staples, black ink text, a single color highlight that changed each edition. From 1973 onwards, editions were produced on a four-color press with a different newsprint paper size. In 1979, the bar code appeared. In 1980, it became a large format magazine; as of edition of October 30, 2008, Rolling Stone has had a smaller, standard-format magazine size. After years of declining readership, the magazine experienced a major resurgence of interest and relevance with the work of two young journalists in the late 2000s, Michael Hastings and Matt Taibbi. In 2005, Dana Leslie Fields, former publisher of Rolling Stone, who had worked at the magazine for 17 years, was an inaugural inductee into the Magazine Hall of Fame. In 2009, Taibbi unleashed an acclaimed series of scathing reports on the financial meltdown of the time, he famously described Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid".
Bigger headlines came at the end of June 2010. Rolling Stone caused a controversy in the White House by publishing in the July issue an article by journalist Michael Hastings entitled, "The Runaway General", quoting criticism by General Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U. S. Forces-Afghanistan commander, about Vice President Joe Biden and oth
Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop and jazz, Mitchell's songs reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion and joy, she has received many accolades, including nine Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever", AllMusic has stated, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century". Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her hometown of Saskatoon and throughout western Canada, before busking in the streets and nightclubs of Toronto, Ontario. In 1965, she began touring; some of her original songs were covered by other folk singers, allowing her to sign with Reprise Records and record her debut album, Song to a Seagull, in 1968. Settling in Southern California, with popular songs like "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Woodstock", helped define an era and a generation, her 1971 album Blue is cited as one of the best albums of all time.
In 2000, The New York Times chose Blue as one of the 25 albums that represented "turning points and pinnacles in 20th-century popular music". In 2017, NPR ranked Blue Number 1 on a list of Greatest Albums Made By Women. Mitchell's fifth album, For the Roses, was released in 1972, she switched labels and began exploring more jazz-influenced melodic ideas, by way of lush pop textures, on 1974's Court and Spark, which featured the radio hits "Help Me" and "Free Man in Paris" and became her best-selling album. Around 1975, Mitchell's vocal range began to shift from mezzo-soprano to more of a wide-ranging contralto, her distinctive piano and open-tuned guitar compositions grew more harmonically and rhythmically complex as she explored jazz, melding it with influences of rock and roll, R&B, classical music and non-western beats. In the late 1970s, she began working with noted jazz musicians, among them Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, as well as Charles Mingus, who asked her to collaborate on his final recordings.
She turned again toward pop, embraced electronic music, engaged in political protest. In 2002, she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards. Mitchell is the sole producer credited on most including all her work in the 1970s. A blunt critic of the music industry, she quit touring and released her 17th, last, album of original songs in 2007. With roots in visual art, Mitchell has designed most of her own album covers, she describes herself as a "painter derailed by circumstance". Mitchell was born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943, in Fort Macleod, Canada, the daughter of Myrtle Marguerite and William Andrew Anderson, her mother's ancestors were Irish. Her mother was a teacher while her father was a Royal Canadian Air Force flight lieutenant who instructed new pilots at RCAF Station Fort Macleod, she moved with her parents to various bases in western Canada. After the war she settled with her family in Saskatchewan, she sang about her small-town upbringing in several of her songs, including "Song for Sharon".
At school Mitchell struggled. During this time she studied classical piano. At age nine, Mitchell contracted polio in an epidemic, was hospitalised for weeks. Following this incident she focused on her creative talent, considered a singing or dancing career for the first time. By nine, she was a smoker. At 11, she moved with her family to the city of Saskatoon, she responded badly to formal education. One unconventional teacher did manage to make an impact on her, stimulating her to write poetry, her first album includes a dedication to him. In Grade 12, she dropped out and hung out downtown with a rowdy set until deciding that she was getting too close to the criminal world. At this time, country music began to eclipse rock, Mitchell wanted to play the guitar; as her mother disapproved of its hillbilly associations, she settled for the ukulele. She taught herself guitar from a Pete Seeger songbook; the polio had weakened her left hand, so she devised alternative tunings to compensate. Mitchell started singing with her friends at bonfires around Waskesiu Lake, northwest of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
Her first paid performance was on October 31, 1962, at a Saskatoon club that featured folk and jazz performers. At 18, she widened her repertoire to include her own favorite performers like Édith Piaf and Miles Davis. Though she never performed jazz herself in those days and her friends sought out gigs by jazz musicians. Mitchell said, "My jazz background began with one of the early Lambert and Ross albums." That album, The Hottest New Group in Jazz, was hard to find in Canada, she says. "So I bought it at a bootleg price. I considered. I learned every song off of it, I don't think there is another album anywhere—including my own—on which I know every note and word of every song."But art was still her chief passion at this stage, when she finished high school at
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular
Divine Brown known as Divine Earth Essence, is a Canadian Juno Award-winning R&B and soul singer and theatre performer. Brown was born in Ontario to Jamaican parents, she first began her singing career singing in local nightclubs. A single mother, she has one daughter. Brown is known for her 2005 Canadian radio hit "Old Skool Love"; the single and video whet the appetites of U. S. Soul music fans, a Reggae remix version secured the attention of Riddim junkies in Jamaica fueling Divine to reach for something more. Without an album prior to 2005, she was invited to perform at various musical festivals around the world, her debut album Divine Brown was an underground hit and was successful in the mainstream market. She has a five-octave vocal range, her second album, The Love Chronicles, was released on August 19, 2008 and won a Juno award for best R&B/Soul album of the year in 2009. To date, three singles have been released from the album: "Lay It On the Line", "Meet Me At the Roxy", "Sunglasses". Brown grew up in Ontario.
She toured with the Backstreet Boys for their Unbreakable Tour in North America in 2008. In 2009 Divine Brown took; the series, which featured 20 Toronto artists, had Divine perform at Toronto’s Rex Hotel. In January 2011, Brown recorded a tribute to Dennis Brown, "Sitting & Watching". Brown's third album Something. After a three-year hiatus, Divine Brown marks her return to the spotlight with a collection of brand new music for her fans. Executive Produced by Divine and her manager Stephane Lecuyer, "Something Fresh" continues her commitment to the hearty soul music of yore with a bright, contemporary spin courtesy of noted songwriter/producers The Rezza Brothers of Toronto. Divine offers that the new album possesses an "old school vibe with a new school twist" and as such, "Something Fresh" draws upon the blueprint of her first two hit albums displaying her retro sensibilities while representing today through its lyrical content, musical arrangements and hip-hop inspired production values to be a decidedly fresh contemporary Soul/R&B offering.
First single "Gone" is set to release early summer. "Gone" co-written by the Rezza Brothers. In 2016, Brown performed with Gowan as backup vocalist on a small string of shows in the Toronto area. In October 2016 Divine Brown announced on social media a brand new single is set to drop titled "Love Alibi" a collaboration with Universal Music Publishing & Songwriting duo 80 Empire. Release date November 1, 2016. Brown was influenced by R&B/Soul singers such as Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle and Aretha Franklin. 2005: Divine Brown 2008: The Love Chronicles 2013: Something Fresh Divine Brown's website Divine Brown on Twitter Divine Brown on YouTube Profile and videos, on the website of MuchMusic
Unbroken (Katharine McPhee album)
Unbroken is the second studio album from American Idol season five runner-up Katharine McPhee. The album was released on January 2010 by Verve Forecast Records, her first album on the label, it debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200. As of January 2011, the album has sold 45,000 copies in the US. After McPhee was dropped from RCA Records, she was signed to Verve Forecast Records, part of the Verve Music Group under Universal Music Group. Verve Music Group president/CEO Bruce Resnikoff told Billboard, "The album she is working on will show many new sides to her talents as an interpreter and a songwriter, show everyone just how special she is." For her debut album, McPhee co-wrote three songs. She has had much more involvement in the writing process of this album, with writing credits on six of the songs. After months of recording, the album process was completed on August 21; when asked to describe the album, McPhee has been quoted as saying that an "organic," "edgy," and more "adult" sound will be prominent on the album.
Inspired by the new label and new album, McPhee traded in her long brunette hair for a short blonde do and made it part of the promotion for the album, with an exclusive "First Look" in People Magazine. Behind the scenes videos from recording at the Village have been posted on McPhee's MySpace; the album was set for release on October 6, 2009 but in September, it got pushed back to January 5, 2010 due to scheduling conflicts. "Had It All" was released as the first and only radio single from the album. It was released on McPhee's MySpace page and to iTunes for purchase on August 25, 2009, to AC and Hot AC radio on September 21, it peaked at number 22 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. The official music video premiered on the music video site Vevo on October 13, 2009. "Had It All" has sold 29,000 downloads to date in the United States. "Say Goodbye": The song was released on September 15, 2009 on McPhee's Myspace page and for purchase on iTunes and was not released to radio. On October 4, 2010, the official music video for the song premiered on the music video website Vevo.
"Say Goodbye" has sold 7,000 downloads in the United States. "Lifetime": The song was released on November 10, 2009 on McPhee's Myspace page and for purchase on iTunes and was not released to radio. "Lifetime" has sold 5,000 downloads in the United States. "How": The song was released on December 21, 2009 on McPhee's Myspace page and for purchase on iTunes and was not released to radio. "How" has sold 9,000 downloads in the United States. "Terrified" became known nationally when the song was used by finalist Didi Benami during the Hollywood round of the ninth season of American Idol on February 10, 2010 to much praise. As a result of Benami's performance, downloads of McPhee's track increased by nearly 10,000 percent, from a couple hundred the week before to nearly 20,000. On May 4, 2010, a new version of the song featuring actor Zachary Levi premiered on Entertainment Weekly's website and was made available for purchase on iTunes. On May 7, 2010, an accompanying music video for the new version premiered on the music video website Vevo.
The album version of the song has sold 41,000 downloads in the United States. "Lifetime" was used in an episode of the CBS series Ghost Whisperer, in the Season 5 episode "Dead Eye", broadcast April 9, 2010. "Lifetime" was used in the CW drama Hellcats, in the episode The Match Game, broadcast October 27, 2010. "Say Goodbye" was featured on the CBS drama CSI: NY, in the episode Prey, broadcast April 8, 2009. McPhee guest-starred as a singer and stalker victim turned murderer and sang a partial version of the song during the episode. "Say Goodbye" was used in the Christian-themed indie movie "I Am - The Movie", which premiered in 2010. Unbroken received mixed reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received a score of 58, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Allmusic stated: "On Idol, McPhee always favored middle of the road over modern, Unbroken returns her to that course, bringing her somewhere within the vicinity of Paula Cole, Rachael Yamagata and Mandy Moore's stylized ‘70s throwback, flavored with the slightest traces of modern sounds, including a vague borrowing of Beyoncé phrasing."
Billboard stated: "McPhee sounds much more comfortable amid Alagia's rootsy singer/songwriter settings than she did surrounded by the shiny R&B beats of her self-titled debut." Boston Globe said: "Unbroken is a conventional set, at times too much so, with a stripped-down musical backdrop of acoustic guitars and piano. McPhee has smartly reined in her vocal approach to find the nuances of the lyrics without trying to raise the roof." Entertainment Weekly said: "The Idolrunner-up's pleasant-but-unremarkable vocals can't elevate this tepid collection." Katharine McPhee on Myspace
Coverage is the fourth studio album by American singer Mandy Moore. It was released on October 2003 by Epic Records; the album had 12 covers of 1970s and 1980s songs, which Moore collaborated with producer and songwriter John Fields. Coverage was the first studio album by Moore in two years following her third self-titled album Mandy Moore and was preceded by its lead single, "Have a Little Faith in Me", which reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Pop 100; the album received mixed reviews from music critics when it was released. Some critics praised Moore for being experimental and leaving her teen pop style behind, but other critics felt her choice of songs to cover and her take on them caused inconsistency and lack of concentration. In June 2001, Moore released her third self-titled album, Mandy Moore, which had more adult and provocative themes along with the lead single "In My Pocket", but Moore began to get tired of her teen pop style and continuing to go in the direction of Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears.
In an interview, she said her fourth album would be more mature than her first three, that she felt more comfortable. On the red carpet of the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, she revealed that her fourth album was a cover album titled Coverage that had covers of 1970s and 1980s songs; the opening track, "Senses Working Overtime" is a cover of the English band XTC, released in 1982 and written by Andy Partridge. "The Whole of the Moon" is a cover of the band The Waterboys released in 1985. The subject of the lyrics has inspired speculation, some of, rebutted by the writer. "Can We Still Be Friends" is a cover of singer Todd Rundgren. The lyrics describe a relationship to which Rundgren and the woman to whom he is singing have given great effort, but cannot work. Rundgren explains this, but wishes to part amicably, asking several times if he and his partner can "still be friends"; the song is assumed to be about Rundgren's breakup with long-time companion Bebe Buell in 1977. "I Feel the Earth Move" is a song written and recorded by pop singer-songwriter Carole King.
"Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" is a 1972 song from the Elton John album Honky Château. It was written by Bernie Taupin and is his take on New York City after hearing a gun go off near his hotel window during his first visit to the city. "Drop the Pilot" is a song written and performed by Joan Armatrading. It was the first single to be released from Armatrading's 1983 album The Key. "Moonshadow" is a song from the album Teaser and the Firecat, released by Cat Stevens in 1971. "One Way or Another" is a song by American new wave band Blondie. Written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison for the band's third studio album, Parallel Lines, the song was inspired by one of Harry's ex-boyfriends who stalked her after their break-up; the song was released as a single in the U. S. as the follow-up to "Heart of Glass". "One Way or Another" reached #24 in the Billboard Hot 100. Although never released as a single in the United Kingdom and other countries, the song remains one of the group's most popular songs worldwide.
Rolling Stone ranked the song #298 on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. "Breaking Us in Two" is a cover of singer Joe Jackson, while "Anticipation" is a song by Carly Simon. It was the most famous track from her 1971 album of the same name; the song was used in commercials for Heinz Ketchup through the late 1970s into the 1980s. "Help Me" is a love song written and performed by Joni Mitchell, from her 1974 album Court and Spark. The song was recorded with jazz band Tom Scott's L. A. Express as the backing band. "Have a Little Faith in Me" is a song written and performed by John Hiatt that appears on his 1987 album Bring the Family. The album received mixed reviews from music critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic remarked, "With this record, she leaves dance-pop behind and heads toward mature pop... positioning herself as a pop/rock singer by covering classic singer/songwriters... hile Coverage isn't always successful, it is always admirable and likeable, puts Moore on the right path for an interesting, successful career."
The album peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200, her highest peak to date, selling 53,000 copies its first week, her highest to date. In Australia, "Have a Little Faith in Me" has only released to radio. In Australia, Moore has achieved five top 25 hits on the ARIA Singles Chart. With only one single released to radio, Coverage reached only #97 on the Australian albums chart, her lowest studio album to date. A video for "Drop the Pilot" was made, but was never released in the U. S. "Senses Working Overtime" was released in March 2004 as the official second single in the States, but failed to make a large impact. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album has sold 315,000 copies in the United States; the album was not released worldwide again, but was released in selected regions like Australia, in certain Asian and Latin American countries. It achieved Platinum status in the Philippines, where Moore performed on the country's most viewed show Eat Bulaga! and received a number of certifications from her past albums and a new one including Coverage.
All songs produced by John Fields. Jim Anton – bass Kevin Augunas – bass, engineer Tommy Barbarella – synthesizer, organ, piano Michael Bland – drums Monika Blunder – make-up D. J. Bonebrake – vibraphone Ken Chastain – bass, tambourine Julius Collins – vocals Colleen Conway – hair stylist Dorian Crozier – percu
Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer-songwriter and actress. In 1999, Moore signed with Epic Records and came to fame with the release of her debut single "Candy", which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100, her debut studio album, So Real, received a platinum certification from the RIAA. The title single from her second studio album, I Wanna Be With You, became Moore's first top 30 song in the U. S. peaking at number 24 on the Hot 100. As of 2009, Billboard reported. Moore's acting career began in 2001, when she made her feature film debut with a minor voice role in the comedy Dr. Dolittle 2, before co-starring as Lana Thomas in the comedy The Princess Diaries. In 2002, she made her starring debut. Moore voiced Rapunzel in such projects as the Disney animated fantasy musical comedy Tangled, she went on to reprise the role in the short film Tangled Ever After and the Disney Channel television series Tangled: The Series. Moore has starred as Rebecca Pearson in the NBC family comedy-drama This Is Us since 2016, was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role.
The cast won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. On March 25, 2019, she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Moore was born on April 10, 1984, in Nashua, New Hampshire, to Stacy, a former news reporter who once worked for the Orlando Sentinel, Donald Moore, a pilot for American Airlines. Moore has since developed a "hodgepodge of things" that she believes. Moore is of Russian Jewish and Irish descent, she is the middle of three children with Scott and a younger brother, Kyle. When Moore was two months old and her family moved to Longwood, Seminole County, outside of Orlando, because of her father's job, she attended Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Florida from 1998 to 1999. Moore became interested in singing and acting at a young age, called her British maternal grandmother, Eileen Friedman, a professional ballerina in London, one of her inspirations. Moore said "My parents thought, but I stuck to it and begged them for acting lessons, for voice lessons."Moore began starring in a number of local productions, performing the National Anthem at a number of events in Orlando.
She was only twelve years old when she attended the Stagedoor Manor theater camp, where other celebrities including actress Natalie Portman had once attended. Production director Konnie Kittrell said about Moore "She was a quiet, sweet girl", said that she earned a number of solos, but "She wasn't a spotlight seeker."When Moore was thirteen, she began working on music by herself. One day, while working in an Orlando studio, she was overheard by Victor Cade, a FedEx delivery man who had a friend in A&R at Epic Records. Cade sent this friend a copy of Moore's unfinished demo, Moore signed on with the label. After signing with Epic Records, Moore began working on her debut album. While recording the album, Moore had to leave Bishop Moore Catholic High School when she was only in the ninth-grade, but continued receiving her education from tutors. In the summer of 1999, Moore began touring with the boy band NSYNC; that year, Moore toured with the boy band Backstreet Boys. Moore's debut single, "Candy", was released on August 17, 1999, in the U.
S. The single was a commercial success in a number of countries, but was compared to the teen pop singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, it debuted at number 88 before peaking at number 41 on the chart. The single received a Gold certification from the RIAA, for sales exceeding 500,000 copies in the U. S; the single was the most successful in Australia, where it peaked at number 2 on the ARIA Charts and received a Platinum certification. Moore's debut studio album, So Real, was released on December 7, 1999, by 550 Music through Epic Records; the album received a limited release in only a few countries. It received mixed reviews from critics when it was released, Moore continued to be compared to other teen pop singers. Allmusic said about the album, "Fifteen-year-old Mandy Moore's debut album sounded like it was inspired entirely by listening to recent hit albums by'N Sync, the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears." Entertainment Weekly had a similar opinion about the album, gave it a C- in their review.
The album debuted at number 77 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album continued to climb the chart until it peaked at number 31, it received a Platinum certification from the RIAA, for sales exceeding one million copies in the U. S. alone. The album's second single, "Walk Me Home", was released on the same day as the album; the single did not have the same success of its predecessor, failing to appear on any major charts, but it peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart in the U. S; the third and final title single, "So Real", was released in certain territories on June 13, 2000. The single was not released in the U. S. but was released in territories such as Japan. In Australia, the single became her second Top 40 hit; the single peaked at number 18 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart. Before promotion for So Real had ended, Moore had begun working on her second album; the album's title single, "I Wanna Be with You", was released on July 11, 2000. The song became her first single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 since her debut single, "Candy".
"I Wanna Be wi