Monroe Jackson Rathbone V is an American actor and musician known for his role as Jasper Hale in The Twilight Saga series. Rathbone was born in Singapore, the son of American parents Randee Lynn and Monroe Jackson Rathbone IV, his great-grandfather, Monroe Jackson Rathbone II, was the chairman of Standard Oil of New Jersey, which became Exxon. Because of his father's job at Mobil Oil, Rathbone has lived in places ranging from Indonesia to Midland, Texas, he attended Trinity School of Midland, a college preparatory school, started out in local theater in Midland with the youth actors program "The Pickwick Players" doing musical theatre. For his junior and senior years of high school, Rathbone attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, a private school for the arts in Michigan, where he majored in acting. After graduation, he had planned to go to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, but went instead to Los Angeles to experiment with film acting. After being in Los Angeles for a short time, Rathbone was cast in Disney 411, where he interviewed up-and-coming personalities like Hilary Duff and the sister duo Aly & AJ.
He had guest roles on The O. C. and Close to Home. His film roles include work in Molding Clay, Pray for Morning, Travis and Henry. In 2005, he got the role of Nicholas Fiske in ABC Family's original series Beautiful People. In a 2008 interview, he stated it was his first leading role and was his most difficult role to fit into. Rathbone played a role in Criminal Minds as Adam and Amanda. In 2008, he played Jasper Hale in the film Twilight, based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer, he reprised his role in the sequels to Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. In 2009, Rathbone played Jeremy in S. Darko. In addition to that role, he won kudos for his performance as a serial killer on Criminal Minds. Rathbone played the role of Sokka in a 2010 film based on the animated series. Though the film was a commercial hit, it was universally panned by critics for Rathbone as a white actor-playing the role of Sokka, who in the TV series was Inuit.
Rathbone appeared in an episode of No Ordinary Family on November 9, 2010. In November 2010, it was reported he had been cast in the Warner Premiere and Dolphin Entertainment action comedy web series Aim High alongside Aimee Teegarden; the show in which he portrays Nick Green, a high school junior who's just starting a new school year as one of the country's 64 trained teenage operatives, premiered on October 18, 2011, on Facebook being the first "social series" created. In May 2011, Rathbone began shooting Live at the Foxes Den, a film in which he plays the lead role of lawyer Bobby Kelly. In November 2014, Rathbone joined the cast of Pali Road. Rathbone has a production company, PatchMo Entertainment, a record company, Happy Jack Records. Rathbone enjoys music, writing and producing, he performed in a band called 100 Monkeys with two friends whom he met in high school at Interlochen Arts Academy, Ben Graupner and Ben Johnson, as well as close friends Jerad Anderson and M. Lawrence Abrams; the band released three albums in 2009.
In December 2009, 100 Monkeys began a 100-city tour that took them to nearly every state in the US by mid-2010. The band continued to tour into 2011 to coincide with the release of their new album, Liquid Zoo, released in June; the band headed overseas for their first international dates in winter 2011. Rathbone resides in Los Angeles. Rathbone and his girlfriend, Sheila Hafsadi, had a son, Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, on July 5, 2012. Close friend and Twilight co-star Nikki Reed is the godmother, he and Hafsadi married on September 29, 2013. On May 31, 2016, he and Hafsadi welcomed their second child, a daughter named Presley Bowie Rathbone. On September 18, 2014, Rathbone was on board JetBlue Flight 1416 en-route from Long Beach, California to Austin, Texas when its engine exploded; the plane returned to Long Beach and performed an emergency landing with all passengers surviving and four injuries. Rathbone is an honorary board member for Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit that works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged U.
S. public schools. He has shown support for the organization in several ways, including donating a signed Twilight script for auction, visiting a Little Kids Rock classroom, delivering instruments to students. Official website Jackson Rathbone on IMDb
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (soundtrack)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the official music for the 2010 film Eclipse, released on June 8, 2010. The soundtrack was once again co-produced by Alexandra Patsavas, the music supervisor for the previous two films; the track list for the album was revealed in a special MySpace revelation on May 12, 2010. The third soundtrack in the The Twilight Saga series, the album debuted at number two on the U. S. Billboard 200 albums chart with sales of 146,000 copies; the score for film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, released on June 29, 2010, was composed and conducted by Academy Award winner Howard Shore. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse generated three singles. "Neutron Star Collision", by British band Muse, was released on May 17, 2010. The second single "Eclipse", by Canadian band Metric, released on May 25, 2010. While the third and final single, "Heavy in Your Arms", by English indie rock band Florence + the Machine, was released on November 15, 2010; the track list was revealed during a special all-day reveal event on the album's MySpace page.
It followed the formula of the previous albums, including the songs used in the film ended off by one score track from the score album. Just like in the soundtracks for both "Twilight" and "New Moon", the band Muse features on the album, along with artists such as Sia, The Black Keys and Cee Lo Green being included. According to Metacritic, the soundtrack has received a weighted mean of 76, indicating "generally favorable reviews", it has been better reviewed than the soundtrack for New Moon, which received a score of 70, Entertainment Weekly gave New Moon a grade of A, whereas Eclipse was given a B+. Conversely, Allmusic gave the soundtrack for Eclipse a better rating than that for New Moon, awarding it 4 stars out of 5 rather than the previous soundtrack, which received only 2; the soundtrack debuted at number two on the U. S. Billboard 200 albums chart behind Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals with sales of 146,000 copies, making it the second soundtrack in the Twilight series that did not debut at number one on the U.
S. Billboard 200, the first that never hit number one, it peaked at #4 on the German albums chart. In Mexico, the album peaked at # 4 at # 7 on the overall chart; as of December 2010, the album has sold 517,000 copies in the U. S. and more than one million copies worldwide. 2010 Teen Choice Awards: Teen Choice Awards for Choice Love Song: "Neutron Star Collision" by Muse 2010 American Music Awards: American Music Awards: Soundtracks – Favourite Album Howard Shore composed the score for the film, following Alexandre Desplat, who scored New Moon, Carter Burwell, who scored Twilight. "Eclipse" from the soundtrack is included on the score album as part of the cue, "Wedding Plans". The score album debuted and peaked at #20 on Billboard 200, higher than the previous The Twilight Saga score albums. Official website The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at MusicBrainz The Twilight Saga.
Peter Gene Hernandez, known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, dancer. He is known for his stage performances, retro showmanship and for performing in a wide range of musical styles, including R&B, pop, reggae, hip hop, rock. Mars is accompanied by his band, The Hooligans, who play a variety of instruments, such as electric guitar, piano, keyboards and horns, serve as backup singers and dancers. Born and raised in Honolulu, Mars moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue a musical career. After being dropped by Motown Records, Mars signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2009. In the same year, he co-founded the production team The Smeezingtons, responsible for various successful singles for Mars himself and other artists. Mars rose to fame in 2010 with the release of the successful singles "Nothin' on You" by B.o. B and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy, both of which featured his vocals on the hooks, his debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and reached number one in Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
It spawned the international number-one singles "Just the Way You Are", "Grenade", "The Lazy Song". The former won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In 2011, Mars recorded the single "It Will Rain" for the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. Mars' second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, peaked at number one in the US, Canada and the UK, winning a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, its singles "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man", reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2014, Mars collaborated with Mark Ronson on "Uptown Funk", which topped many music charts worldwide, including the US, Canada, New Zealand, the UK; the song won Record of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the Grammys. In 2016, Shampoo Press & Curl replaced The Smeezingtons on the composition of Mars' third studio album, the R&B-focused, 24K Magic; the record debuted at number two in the United States, Canada and New Zealand and received seven Grammy Awards, winning the major categories of Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year.
The album yielded the successful singles "24K Magic", "That's What I Like", "Finesse". Mars has sold over 180 million singles and 26 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time, he has released seven number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 since his career launched in 2010, attaining his first five faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley. As a songwriter, he was included in Music Week and Billboard magazine as one of the best songwriters of 2011 and 2013, respectively. Mars has received several awards and nominations, including 11 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, nine American Music Awards, 10 Soul Train Awards and holds three Guinness World Records, he has appeared in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011 and Forbes magazine's lists of'30 under 30' in 2013, the world's most powerful celebrities in 2014, Celebrity 100 in 2018. Peter Gene Hernandez was born on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, was raised in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu.
His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent, is from Brooklyn, New York. His mother emigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii as a child, was of Filipino, some Spanish, ancestry, his parents met while performing in a show in which his mother was a hula dancer and his father played percussion. At the age of two, he was nicknamed "Bruno" by his father because of his resemblance to professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino. Mars is one of six children and came from a musical family which exposed him to a diverse mix of music genres, including reggae, hip hop, R&B, his mother was both a singer and a dancer, his father performed Little Richard rock and roll music. Mars' uncle was an Elvis impersonator, encouraged three-year-old Mars to perform on stage. Mars performed songs by artists such as Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers, The Temptations. At the age of four, Mars began performing five days a week with his family's band, The Love Notes, became known in Hawaii for his impersonation of Elvis Presley.
In 1990, Mars was featured in the Hawaiian tabloid shopper MidWeek as "Little Elvis", appeared in a cameo role in the film Honeymoon in Vegas, performed in the halftime show of the 1990 Aloha Bowl. When Mars was 12 years old, his parents divorced, thus ending The Love Notes act and a steady source of income, he moved out of their parents house along with his father. They lived in the back of a car, on rooftops, in an abandoned bird zoo, Paradise Park, where Mars' father worked before it closed; the time Mars spent impersonating Presley had a major impact on his musical evolution and performing techniques. He began playing guitar after being inspired by American rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. In 2010, he acknowledged his Hawaiian roots and musical family as an influence, explaining: "Growing up in Hawaii made me the man I am. I used to do a lot of shows in Hawaii with my father's band. Everybody in my family sings, everyone plays instruments... I've just been surrounded by it." When he attended President Theodore Roosevelt High School in Honolulu he performed in a group called The School Boys.
After Mars' sister in Los Angeles, California played his demo for Mike Lynn, Lynn summoned Mars to
Angus & Julia Stone
Angus & Julia Stone are an Australian folk and indie pop group, formed in 2006 by brother and sister Angus and Julia Stone. Angus & Julia Stone have released four studio albums: A Book Like This, Down the Way, Angus & Julia Stone, Snow. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2010, they won five awards from nine nominations: Album of the Year, Best Adult Alternative Album, Best Cover Art and Producer of the Year for Down the Way, Single of the Year for "Big Jet Plane"; the siblings have issued two solo albums each. Angus and Julia Stone were born in John Stone in 1986 and 1984, respectively. Kim was a marine biologist and high school teacher, she spent 20 years in institutional funds management. She now serves as a non-executive board director. John Stone was high school teacher, as well as a musician in his own right. Kim and John were a folk duo before Angus and Julia's older sister, was born in October, 1982. Catherine and Angus grew up in the suburb of Newport on Sydney's Northern Beaches, they attended Newport Primary School and Barrenjoey High School.
They were all taught by their father with their mother singing to them, which helped them develop their musicality. At family gatherings, when the Stones performed, Catherine was on saxophone, Julia on trumpet and Angus on trombone. During their teen years, their parents separated amicably; the children spent equal time with their mother and father, as both parents lived in the same suburb. During this time, Angus started writing pop songs. After finishing school, Angus worked as a labourer. Angus learned guitar and while recuperating from a snowboarding accident and Angus travelled to South America to join Julia and go on to meet Catherine, travelling in Italy. Angus returned to Australia. Julia recalled, " was writing amazing songs... had shown me how to play guitar in Bolivia, those songs had gotten me through that year". She elaborated, "At that time the guitar was a new thing for me. I'd just bought it. So we're in the middle of the jungle in Chalalan with this guitar and Angus was playing us these songs he'd been writing.
I hadn't been around him that much for the last couple of years – once I finished school I moved in with my boyfriend and Angus was off surfing and skating – and all of a sudden we're in the middle of the jungle and he's singing these songs that are so beautiful - so I asked him to teach me some songs and, the start of learning guitar and our friendship, I suppose, the start of us having this amazing experience". When Julia returned to Australia, she encouraged Angus to start performing. By 2005 Angus was playing at open mic nights. For their first such gig, at the Coogee Bay Hotel, they performed Angus' track, "Tears". By that time, Julia was writing her own material and they played split sets, with each providing backing vocals for the other's material; the siblings decided to collaborate on their musical endeavours as a duo in early 2006. In terms of composing material, they each write on their own work together on structure and harmonies. Australian music journalist, Ed Nimmervoll, described their songwriting as: "Julia with her romantic confessional relationship songs, Angus with his more guarded lyrically, more directly pop-oriented songs".
Julia related her process as, "The songs and the writing happens all over the place and from all different sources of inspiration. It can be a combination of a place, a person and the emotions that you're going through in relation to those things, and there's the people around you who you're leaving with and the lover you've left at home and the fact it's your mom's birthday next week and you're not going to be there". They have distinctive vocal styles, according to The Sydney Morning Herald's Bernard Zuel, "er voice has a fractured feel like Jolie Holland. While Nimmervoll offered, "Angus has a Paul Simon style voice, in the high register as suited to lead and harmony. Julia's is one of those girly, fragile theatrical voices much in vogue in alt-folk these days. She'd struggle to distinguish herself against the competition, but alternating with Angus gives her the necessary platform of variety, just as well, because the songs she takes charge of are such wonderful tales of forlorn reflection".
United Kingdom journalist Johnny Sharp of Mojo stated, "ost impressive, are the songs – simple but blindingly effective acoustic compositions, warm boy-girl harmonies and delicate, less-is-more arrangements. Resistance is futile". Lewis Bazley of inthenews.co.uk felt they had a "winning mix of Angus’ Damien Rice-like lilting vocals and Julia's Bjork-esque warbling creating a sonic combination that lulls the listener into wistful contentment". In March 2006 Angus & Julia Stone began recording their debut extended play and Cigarettes, with Julia on vocals and trumpet; the EP's title was provided by Julia, "I like both... But I'm trying to not like cigarettes. I only smoke now after I play gigs". Connelly, Julia's then-boyfriend, MacDonald had permanently left their band, The Beautiful Girls, to back the duo for live performances, their first single, "Paper Aeroplane", from the EP was played on Australian radio in April including on FBI. That same month Angus & Julia Stone played at Th
William Martin Hunt is an American drummer, who has played for many bands, including Evanescence, Dark New Day, Black Label Society, Crossfade, Rival City Heights, as a touring member for Staind and Static-X. One of Will's earliest bands was in Axe Attack around 1988 in Tallahassee, Fl. Will was the second drummer in Tallahassee band, Witt's End, a cover band that played several club gigs; this was the first band for all the members of Witt's End that got paid, making it the first'pro' band for all of them. Amongst sitting in with other local North Florida bands, he was in the band Eli and recorded "Push It Hard" in 1990. Hunt while recording the debut album Indestructible loved the direction the album was going and Phillip Calfy vocalist for Scars of Amber had asked Hunt about taking up permanent member status in the project and Hunt Agreed. Hunt would bring in fellow Device band mate Virus on guitar who has played for Dope and Lords of Acid and on bass Dave Benedict from the Canadian band Default mention of Baxter Teal deepfield on guitars and Phillips brother Steven Calfy Ronin Starr on bass and Guitar back ups.
The Debut album was released on November 24, 2015 Hunt's first band was the nu metal band Skrape. The band was released two albums, New Killer America and Up The Dose. In 2004, the band was dropped from RCA Records, disbanded shortly afterward. Hunt helped form Dark New Day in 2004, their debut album Twelve Year Silence, was released in 2005. They recorded their second album, Hail Mary in 2008, although due to band members' involvement with other projects, the album was not released until 2013; the group is inactive, with no known plans of returning. Hunt has been involved with several bands on a temporary basis as live member. During 2007, Hunt recorded with bloodsimple and Static-X. In 2008, Hunt filled in for Tommy Lee in Mötley Crüe for several dates when Lee suffered from tendinitis. Hunt joined Tommy Lee's rap metal side-project Methods of Mayhem as the drummer for their 2010 A Public Disservice Announcement album. Though he was set to appear with the band on tour promoting the album, he was replaced with Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose.
It was announced in 2010 that Hunt would be the new drummer for Crossfade's third album, We All Bleed. It was confirmed Hunt's involvement was only temporary due to Crossfade's announcement of Mark Castillo joining on drums. On December 10, 2010 Hunt was named as the new Drummer for Eye Empire, he replaced original Empire drummer Garrett Whitlock, but left in 2011. In May 2011, it was announced that Hunt would be taking over drumming duties for the scheduled Staind tour dates, taking place of the original drummer, Jon Wysocki, who had left. In February 2013, he recorded with the band SOiL for their 2013 album Whole Hunt has played live with Slaughter, Vince Neil. Hunt recorded drums on Stryper front man Michael Sweet's 2016 solo album One Sided War. In May 2007, Hunt was named as a replacement for the departed Rocky Gray of Evanescence, remained with the group through their The Open Door album tour, which ended in December 2007, he remained active with Dark New Day. Hunt performed with Evanescence in their 2009 one-off show at the Maquinaria Festival in São Paulo, Brazil.
On February 2010, Hunt rejoined Evanescence when the band started pre-production of their third album. After touring in 2011 and 2012, Evanescence decided to take an extended break before returning to the stage in 2016 and beginning work on a new studio album. Synthesis was released in 2017 and Hunt embarked on tour with the band throughout 2018, including a joint tour with violinist Lindsey Stirling. Hunt was a member of Black Label Society from 2010 to 2011, recording Order of the Black with the band. In 2011, he left due to his commitment to Evanescence, it was announced in January 2013 that Hunt would be a band member for David Draiman's new project, Device. The band is no longer active as of January 2015. In 2013, Hunt contributed drums to White Noise Owl's EP Until We Meet Again, produced by Ben Grosse and features musicians Pete Murray of Lo-Pro on vocals, John Fahnestock on bass, Chris Shy on guitar; the EP was released on March 11, 2014. On 1 March 2014, Hunt joined the Vasco Rossi band for the live tour Live Kom014 - Cambia-menti.
On February 14, 2016, Hunt joined Jeff Gutt's band Rival City Heights for the tour with Trapt. Hunt uses Vater drum sticks, Zildjian cymbals and Remo drumheads. DRUM SETUP Drums Pearl Masterworks 26" x 16" Bass Drum 14" x 6.5" Reference or Ultra-Cast Snare 12" x 9" Tom 16" x 16" Floor Tom 18" x 16" Floor TomZILDJIAN CYMBALS Cymbals Zildjian Z3 14" Hi-Hat 18" Medium Crash 12" Splash 18" Rock Crash 21" Mega Bell Ride 19" Medium Crash 19" Thrash Ride 18" ChinaElectronics PD-8 Pad FD-8 Pedal Push It Hard New Killer America Up the Dose Never a Dull Moment Twelve Year Silence Black Porch Hail Mary B-Sides New Tradition Red Harvest Order of the Black A Public Disservice Announcement We All Bleed Evanescence Synthesis Until We Meet Again One Sided War Fearless DarkNewDay.com EyeEmpire.com
Angus Stone is an Australian folk singer-songwriter and record producer-engineer. He is the brother half of duo Angus & Julia Stone, his debut solo album, Smoking Gun, was issued in April 2009 under the pseudonym Lady of the Sunshine, reached the top 50 on the ARIA Albums Chart. His second solo album, Broken Brights, was issued on 13 July 2012 and peaked at No. 2. Angus Stone grew up in Sydney, his parents and Kim Stone, were both folk musicians. John was a builder and became a music teacher, who performs in a covers band, Backbeat. Kim has an Honours degree in Science, worked as a marine biologist, high school teacher and singer, spent 20 years as Head of E-marketing and Investor Communications in institutional funds management until commencing a career as a Non Executive Director. Stone's older sisters are Julia Stone. Stone attended Barrenjoey High School. At primary school he joined the school band with his sisters accompanying. At family gatherings when the children performed, Stone played trombone, Catherine on saxophone and Julia on trumpet with Kim singing and John on keyboard or guitar.
At about the age of 14 years his parents soon after he started writing pop songs. Stone joined a band in high school as lead singer playing original songs; the band performed at numerous local community events. While on a holiday with his sister to South America, Stone showcased his musical side to Julia, " was writing amazing songs... had shown me how to play guitar in Bolivia, those songs had gotten me through that year". By 2005 Stone was playing at open mic nights, sometimes Julia performed backing vocals – their first such gig, at the Coogee Bay Hotel, they performed "Tears". After playing split sets with each singing backing vocals to the other's material, in 2006, they formed a duo, Angus & Julia Stone. In March that year the pair recorded their debut extended play and Cigarettes, released in August. Since the group has released five EPs, a compilation album and two studio albums. In April 2009, after touring for over a year in support of the duo’s first studio album, A Book Like This, Stone released his debut solo album, Smoking Gun, under the pseudonym, Lady of the Sunshine.
It was recorded over six weeks during 2008 with Finn – who provided drums and bass guitar – in a converted old water tank on Finn's property in North Queensland. In an interview on national radio station, Triple J, with Richard Kingsmill, Stone said that the album came out of “growing an appetite for wanting to rock out". Stone explained that he had played in rock bands while in high school, they covered material by Rage Against the Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers – these influences are loosely present on Smoking Gun. To accompany the album Stone wrote "Every emotion in my head has its own voice and this record is what came of them.... I wanted these songs to have their own style. I enjoyed watching how the songs took on their own ride, most from the simplest of ideas"; the album reached the top 50 on the ARIA Albums Chart. One of his tracks, "Big Jet Plane", from Smoking Gun was re-recorded by Angus & Julia Stone and released by the duo as a single in May 2010. In March 2010 the duo's second album, Down the Way, debuted at No. 1.
By 2011 it was certified 3× platinum by ARIA. It was the highest-selling album by an Australian artist in 2010. Down the Way stayed in the top 200 for 86 weeks. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2010 the duo won'Album of the Year' for Down the Way and'Single of the Year' for "Big Jet Plane", their single "Big Jet Plane" was voted No. 1 in the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2011. After a world tour promoting Down the Way and his sister parted ways, according to Stone with a "tip of the hat and strolled in different directions". In a Rolling Stone interview, Julia revealed the duo had started recording tracks for a third album, in January 2011, but shelved them indefinitely: "It was too much to think we could only pick six songs each… We were both in a place where we wanted creative space to go in whatever direction we wanted so we were like'let’s just take a year out'", she elaborated that those songs were unlikely to be heard, but maintained the pair would reunite after their solo projects. In late 2011 Stone began working on Broken Brights.
He told Surfing World Magazine, “ecording with Julia is cool but we both have our hands on the wheel. This was an opportunity to grab the wheel and do some burn-outs", it was released in Australia on 13 July 2012 which peaked at No. 2. The title track from the album was released as the lead single in March that year as a free download on Triple J’s Home and Hosed; the second single, "Bird on the Buffalo", is a metaphor for a musing relationship between lovers. and the video features the actress Isabel Lucas. According to Indie London's Jack Foley, the third single, "Wooden Chair" is "mesmerising in a low-key, effortlessly brilliant manner that manages to include an intoxicating background whistle. It’s breezy and romantic without even trying to be", it was featured in the US TV show, Private Practice, in Season 6, Episode 3 "Good Grief". The fourth single, "Monsters", had its video premiered on The Huffington Post; the album was built upon childhood influences such as Bob Dylan and The Eagles, the end result being Dylanesque, laid-back with some rockier elements.
When speaking to the Vancouver Weekly about the creation of Broken Brights he said he "discovered a lot about time". Further elaborating, he said, "Just in general. To t
Christina Judith Perri is an American singer and songwriter from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. After her debut single "Jar of Hearts" was featured on the television series So You Think You Can Dance in 2010, Perri signed with Atlantic Records and released her debut extended play, The Ocean Way Sessions, her debut studio album, followed soon after and has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Perri gained recognition for writing and recording "A Thousand Years", the love theme for the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which appears on the accompanying soundtrack; the song went on to sell over 4 million copies in the United States. She released her second extended play, A Very Merry Perri Christmas, followed by her second studio album, Head or Heart. Perri was born in Bensalem, the daughter, younger child of Mary and Dante Perri, she has an older brother, Nick Perri, who played guitar with Shinedown, Perry Farrell and Matt Sorum and cousin Dominic Perri Her father is from Italy and her mother from Poland.
She graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School in 2004. 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, she attended college as a communication major for a year before dropping out to pursue a music career. She sang and acted in musical theatre as a child. Perri claims to have learned to play piano and guitar because she missed hearing music being played in the house when she moved away. According to Perri, whenever she played the guitar or piano, she would sing and "all of a sudden these songs would appear." Perri moved to Los Angeles on her 21st birthday. According to Perri, she felt terrified of being over 3000 miles away from her family, saying that she "cried eyes out every day"; that year she married and began to produce music videos for a living. She divorced 18 months and moved into a small apartment on her own to focus on working on music, she moved back to Philadelphia by the end of 2009. She moved back to Los Angeles, working as a waitress at the Melrose Cafe during the day and recording at night.
Perri's song "Jar of Hearts" was featured on So You Think You Can Dance during the show of June 30, 2010 in a performance by Billy Bell and Kathryn McCormick. Perri's friend Keltie Knight passed the song to show choreographer Stacey Tookey, as Perri was unsigned at the time. Perri and Knight watched the performance in the audience. Following its exposure on the show, "Jar of Hearts" sold 48,000 digital copies in its first week, debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 63 and reaching No. 28 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs. Within a month, it had sold more than 100,000 copies; the song peaked at number 17 on the Hot 100. Following the success of "Jar of Hearts", Perri signed a deal with Atlantic Records on July 21, 2010, she recorded an EP titled The Ocean Way Sessions, released on November 9, 2010. The second single from Perri's debut album, "Arms", was released on March 15, 2011, she released her debut album, Lovestrong, on May 10, 2011. It debuted at number 4 with first-week sales of 58,000 copies.
In the United Kingdom, Lovestrong was the thirteenth highest selling debut album of 2011. In July 2011, Perri embarked on her first world tour, the Lovestrong Tour, which lasted for exactly a year and consisted of 71 dates. Perri released her single "A Thousand Years", which appeared on the soundtrack of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, on October 18, 2011; the song debuted at number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 31, but has been certified 4× platinum with over 4 million sales in the US alone since. The song is Perri's most successful single to date; the album's third and final single, "Distance", was released on March 20, 2012. Perri announced in San Juan, Puerto Rico during her Lovestrong Tour that she had begun to work on her second studio album. In addition, in late 2012 Perri was the opening act for Jason Mraz's concert tour, the "Love Is a Four Letter Word Tour", across continental North America in 2012. On August 1, 2012, she announced via Facebook that A Very Merry Perri Christmas EP would be released on October 16, 2012.
The album consisted of one original song, "Something About December", which served as the lead single, as well as four covers. Perri re-recorded "A Thousand Years" for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 soundtrack with guest vocals from Steve Kazee, titled "A Thousand Years, Pt. 2". On May 14, 2013, she received the BMI award for her song "A Thousand Years" at the 61st annual BMI Pop Awards held in Beverly Hills, California. In 2013, Perri began tweeting and posting pictures on Instagram regarding her second studio album's progress using the hashtag "#albumtwo". In February, Perri partnered with the non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms on a three-stop tour to raise money for the charity and debuted a brand new song from her second studio album, titled "I Believe", at the shows. On June 21, Perri tweeted announcing. On November 11, 2013, Perri announced that her first single from her new album is called "Human"; the song was released on November 2013, on iTunes. Perri performed the song on The Queen Latifah Show the same day.
On November 28, 2013, Perri revealed that her second studio album would be titled Head or Heart and it was released on April 1, 2014. On May 29, it was announced. Perri announced that her second concert tour woul