Alyssa Reid

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Alyssa Reid
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Alyssa Reid performing at the 2011 Calgary Stampede
Background information
Birth name Alyssa Ashley Reid
Born (1993-03-15) March 15, 1993 (age 21)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Origin Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, student
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar, bass
Years active 2007–present
Labels Wax Records
Associated acts P. Reign, Jump Smokers, Snoop Dogg, Jesse Labelle, Emily Osment, Neverest, Hedley, JRDN, Virginia to Vegas
Website alyssareid.com

Alyssa Ashley Reid (born March 15, 1993) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Reid rose to fame in 2011, following the release of her single "Alone Again".

Early life[edit]

Alyssa Reid was born in Edmonton, Alberta on March 15, 1993 and raised in Brampton, Ontario. Reid wrote her first song at the age of 7 and started vocal lessons at the age of 9. From this early age, she has continued to work long and hard to develop her incredibly powerful voice into what has today become a singular vocal style.

Career[edit]

2008: "The Next Star"[edit]

On July 18, 2008, Reid began her career by appearing on the first season of YTV's singing competition The Next Star at age 15. Although she was one of the top 6 finalists and performed at the show's finale, she ultimately didn't win the competition. Her original song was "Gonna Make You Dance."

2010–2011: Career beginnings and "The Game"[edit]

Reid was soon discovered by writer, producer, and Wax Records co-founder Jamie Appleby, who signed her to his label after finding a parody of Justin Bieber's "One Less Lonely Girl" (titled "One Less Lonely Boy") that she had posted on YouTube, which went viral.[1]

Her single "Alone Again" featuring P. Reign, released in November 2010, uses lyrics from Heart's 1987 hit "Alone", and was co-written with Wax Records label owner Jamie Appleby, with the original 'Heart' writers Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. The song entered the Canadian Hot 100 at #79 for the week of January 1, 2011 and peaked at #11 the week of April 23, 2011. As of the week of September 24, 2011, the single has spent 39 weeks on the chart. It has on to be CRIA certified double platinum in Canada and sold over a million copies around the world.

In February 2011 she reached #1 on Billboard's "Canadian Emerging Artist" chart and held there for a record breaking 33 weeks straight. Her single "The Game" was released on May 31, 2011 and entered the Canadian Hot 100 at #89 for the week of August 3, 2011, peaking at #35 as of the week of September 24, 2011. In February 2012, "Alone Again" debuted at #2 on the charts in the United Kingdom.

On April 27, 2011 she performed her debuted track Alone Again at Chester University, along with several other covers such as Gotye.

Reid was nominated for a 2011 MuchMusic Video Award for Pop Video of the Year for "Alone Again". Alyssa's first ever visit to the UK involved in a series of interviews with BBC Radio One, Capital FM and a live interview with Fame Factor TV.

The Game is the debut studio album recorded in 2010 and released on June 21, 2011 by Wax Records. Reid worked with composers and producers such as Billy Steinberg and Jamie Appleby. The album was released in the US as a digital download on May 7, 2013.

On July 20, 2011 Reid performed at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe, England along with other acts for the Scunthorpe Telegraphs 75th Birthday and Lincs FMs 20th Birthday.

Reid performed at the 2012 Juno Awards on April 1, 2012, and was nominated in the "Best New Artist" category.

2011–present: Touring and "Time Bomb"[edit]

On October 1, 2011, Alyssa Reid began tour with Neverest for the Canadian Tour 2011. April 2012, Reid started her first UK Tour by promoting her single “Alone Again”.

Alyssa Reid along with Danny Fernandes and JRDN, joined Hedley on their Wild Live 2014 Canadian Tour, which began on February 14, 2014.

On February 11, 2014, her second studio album Time Bomb was released. It features "Hurricane" (released in the same year), and her other two singles ("Running Guns" and "Satisfaction Guaranteed") that were released a year earlier.

Personal life[edit]

Reid resides in Toronto, Ontario. She went to St. Thomas Aquinas for grades 9 and 10 and attended Chinguacousy Secondary School through to graduation.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
CAN
The Game 25
Time Bomb[2] 56

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
CAN
[3]
BEL
[4]
IRL
[5]
NL
[6]
SCO
[7]
UK
[8]
"If You Are" 2010 N/A
"Alone Again"
(featuring P. Reign)
2011 11 25 15 59 2 2[9] The Game
"The Game" 35 74
"Talk Me Down" 2012 81
"Running Guns" 2013 Time Bomb
"Satisfaction Guaranteed" 25
"Hurricane" 2014
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CAN
[11]
BEL IRL NL SCO UK
"Heartbreak Coverup"
(Jesse Labelle featuring Alyssa Reid)
2012 46 Two
"True Colors"
(Artist Against Bullying features: Lights, Pierre Bouvier from Simple Plan,

Jacob Hoggard from Hedley, Fefe Dobson, Kardinal Offishall, Alyssa Reid, & Walk Off the Earth)

2012 10 N/A
"We Are Stars"
(Virginia To Vegas featuring Alyssa Reid)
2014 16 N/A
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Nominated work Category Result
2011 MuchMusic Video Awards "Alone Again" Pop Video of the Year Nominated
2012 MuchMusic Video Awards "The Game" Most Streamed Video of the Year Nominated
Juno Awards Herself New Artist of the Year Nominated
SOCAN Urban Music Award "Alone Again" Pop/Rock Music Awards Won

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Alone Again" was credited alongside featured artist P. Reign in all countries bar the United Kingdom, where Jump Smokers appeared as the featured artist.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Goodfellow, Ashley (October 2, 2011). "Alyssa Reid plays free show at Rose". Brampton Guardian. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "After 3 years, I'm finally holding my second album in my hands. Feels SO good. #timebomb #feb11". Instagram. Alyssa Reid. 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Alyssa Reid - Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Discografie Alyssa Reid". ultratop.be/nl/ Hung Medien. 
  5. ^ "Discography Alyssa Reid". irish-charts.com/ Hung Medien. 
  6. ^ "Discografie Alyssa Reid". dutchcharts.nl/ Hung Medien. 
  7. ^ "Scottish Chart Archive > Week Ending: February 11, 2012". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Alyssa Reid featuring Jump Smokers". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "UK Chart Archive > Week Ending: February 11, 2012". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Certification Search > Alyssa Reid". Music Canada. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Jesse Labelle - Heartbreak Coverup". aCharts. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 

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