Amanda Blank

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Amanda Blank
Amanda Blank.jpg
Amanda Blank in 2006
Background information
Birth name Amanda Mallory
Born (1983-03-21) March 21, 1983 (age 31)
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Genres Electronica, Baltimore club
Years active 2004-present
Labels Downtown Records
Associated acts Spank Rock, Sweatheart, Plastic Little
Website www.amandablank.com

Amanda Blank (born Amanda Mallory in March 1983) is an American singer[1] and member of the performance art band Sweetheart based in Philadelphia.[2]

Early life[edit]

Amanda Blank was born in Germantown, a neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1983. Amanda and her older sister were raised in a row house in Germantown by artist parents.[3]

Career[edit]

She is a collaborator with the rapper Spank Rock, most notably on the track "Blow" off of the mix CD Bmore Gutter Music and later "Bump" off the album YoYoYoYoYo released in 2006. Furthermore, she appeared on Bmore Gutter Music, which was produced by Aaron LaCrate and Low Budget of Hollertronix. Her songs have appeared in HBO's Life Support and the CSI: NY episode "Buzzkill". In 2007, she was featured on the official Eli Escobar and Doug Grayson remix for Britney Spears' hit single "Gimme More". In early 2008, Blank was described as being part of "a new crop of young, multicultural, female hip-hop acts in the wake of M.I.A. causing a stir on the internet and in indie-label conference rooms."[1] She was featured on the song "Loose" on the Spank Rock and Benny Blanco are Bangers & Cash EP. "Loose" was featured in the ABC show "Castle" episode "Lucky Stiff". It is reported that she is to make a guest appearance on Uffie's forthcoming album in 2009. Blank's song "Make It Take It" appeared in a commercial for McDonald's in 2010.[4]

Blank signed to Downtown Records in 2007.[3] She worked on her first solo album, with producers XXXChange of Spank Rock, Diplo, and Dave Sitek. The album "I Love You" was released on August 4, 2009, with her first single being "Might Like You Better".

Amanda Blank has opened for Canadian electroclash musician Peaches,[5] the Yeah Yeah Yeahs,[6] and label mate Santigold.[7]

In 2013 her song "Make It Take It" appeared in a Canadian commercial for Bailey's Irish Cream.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2005: Bmore Gutter Music (Mix CD)
  • 2006: Blow (EP)
  • 2009: I Love You

Singles[edit]

  • 2009: "Might Like You Better"
  • 2009: "Shame on Me"

Other[edit]

  • Get It Now 12"
  • Supafreak"

Featuring work[edit]

  • "Quicksand (Mad Decent 2010 Rerub)"- (with Major Lazer)
  • "A Volta" - feat. Sizzla and Lovefoxxx, on The Spirit of Apollo LP (with N.A.S.A)
  • "Bump" - 12" (with Spank Rock)
  • "Extraball" - on the Away from the Sea LP (with Yuksek)
  • Lindsay Lohan's Revenge - 12" (with Pase Rock)
  • Supahead - (Wowo Bmore Gutter Music)
  • Loose - 12" (with Bangers & Cash)
  • Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles - (with Spank Rock)
  • Sexy Motherfucker - 12" (with Pase Rock)
  • Blow Remix EP - (with Aaron LaCrate, 45 King, Dj Equalizer, Debonair Samir)
  • YoYoYoYoYo - (with Spank Rock)
  • Bmore Gutter Music - (with Aaron LaCrate, Low Budget, Spank Rock)
  • "What U Like" - (with Major Lazer)
  • "Love Thing Part 3 (Only you)" - On Eli Escobar's "Love thing" LP
  • "Psycho Killa" - On The '87 Stick Up Kids "Car Keys & Rabbit Feet" LP

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shepherd, Julianne (January 27, 2008). "Hip-Hop's Newest Faces: Indie, Fierce and Female". New York Times. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "RWD article". Rwdmag.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  3. ^ a b Downtown Records Artist Page Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Retrieved 28 April 2010". Restaurantnews.com. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  5. ^ Fragassi, Selena. "Retrieved 28 April 2010". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  6. ^ at 10:33 AM (2009-07-21). "Retrieved 28 April 2010". Brooklynvegan.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Retrieved 28 April 2010". Boston.com. 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 

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