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Rachel Platten


Rachel Platten(born May 20, 1981) is an American pop singer-songwriter best known for her single "1,000 Ships", a top 30 hit on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart. Platten grew up in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Her second album, Be Here, was released from Rock Ridge Music in 2011. An earlier song, "Seven Weeks", was used for the film The Good Guy. Her song "Work of Art" was also used as the intro to the television series, Jane by Design which was canceled after one season. Her song 'Begin Again' was used in the 100th episode of the hit ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars, titled "Miss Me x100". Platten graduated from Trinity College with a degree in international relations in 2003. Her song "Fight Song" was used in the Christmas episode of Pretty Little Liars' fifth season.

Beautiful, but not brazen. Passionate, but never preachy. Populist, but definitely not prosaic. New York City singer-songwriter, pianist and beatboxer Rachel Platten is by no means your average headliner-in-the-making. Her Rock Ridge Music debut, Be Here, is a bewitching collection of 10 wise-beyond-their-years piano-driven pop songs that echo elements of Alanis Morissette, Carole King, Tori Amos and Regina Spektor, while retaining a singular sense of self that is rarely found in such a young performer.

Be Here was born over the course of an epic trans-Atlantic journey that took the singer-songwriter from London to Los Angeles, on to Stockholm and then back home to New York City. At each stop, she collaborated with top-tier production teams, including Fredrik Thomander (Nsync, Lady Gaga), Jerry Abbott and Grant Black (Robbie Williams, Craig David) and the Wizardz of Oz (Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne). The results are immediately appealing, spirit lifting, heartwarming and mind opening no matter where in the world you are.

Platten’s uplifting, instantly catchy anthems celebrate the love and light in the world with a passionate intensity that has been missing on the radio dial for far too long. “I write songs that are universally understandable,” says Platten. “They’re positive and poppy, without ever sacrificing the hard truths out there that we all have to live through.” A perfect example is the head bobbing, spirit raising “Nothing Ever Happens.

Rachel Platten is a New York City singer-songwriter, pianist and beatboxer
She has collaborated with top-tier production teams, including Fredrik Thomander (Nsync, Lady Gaga), Jerry Abbott and Grant Black (Robbie Williams, Craig David) and the Wizardz of Oz (Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne)
She started piano lessons when she was only four and spent her childhood soaking up a stunning spectrum of influences; everything from the Beatles to Billy Joel, Motown to Madonna and Tapestry to Graceland.
When Lauryn Hill, and later the Roots, were added into the rotation, Platten discovered beatboxing
In college, Platten began taking her first steps into the world of songwriting
She went abroad in 2005 to the Caribbean isle of Trinidad, where she landed an internship at a local record label
One of the soul- and calypso-fusing soca bands she was working with scored a hit during carnival season and Platten was recruited to sing backup on a whirlwind tour through the islands
It was her first taste of performing for huge crowds, and the experience lit a fire inside her
When she returned to the States, Platten enrolled in a songwriting course at the Berklee College of Music before heading to New York City in the fall of 2006
Over the next four years, she wrote her songs


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