Amy Pearson

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Amy Pearson
Birth name Amy Pearson
Born (1985-07-19) 19 July 1985 (age 29)
Origin Birmingham, England
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 2006–present
Labels Sony-BMG (2006–2010)
Website Official Site

Amy Elizabeth Pearson (born 19 July 1985) is an English singer-songwriter. Her debut album, "Who I Am", was released April 2008.

Early life[edit]

Amy Pearson

Pearson was born on 19 July 1985 in Birmingham, England. Whilst signed to a production company called P.O.E.T Productions run by ex Take That Session musician and songwriters Neil Oldfield and Neil Evington, Pearson was introduced to and began working closely with SonyBMG Australia's future A&R director, former Australian Idol judge Jay Dee Springbett. As a result, Pearson moved to Australia and signed to SonyBMG in 2004 at 18 years of age.[1] Pearson commenced work on her debut album, which was recorded across 2006 and 2007.

Music career[edit]

In 2006, Pearson recorded a song with the first Australian Idol winner, Guy Sebastian titled "We Both Know", which was featured on Home: Songs of Hope & Journey to raise funds and bring attention to beyondblue. Pearson also recorded a cover of Joy to the World for the compilation The Spirit of Christmas 2007.

In late 2006, Pearson began working on her debut album Who I Am, originally set for release in late 2007, but was pushed back to early 2008. Three singles were released from the album; "Don't Miss You" and "Not Me" in 2007, and "Ready to Fly" in 2008. "Don't Miss You" was a top 20 hit and certified Gold.

Pearson attended the world premiere for Lord Richard Attenborough's film Closing the Ring, for which she sings the main single "Lost Without Your Love", which she stated will be released in 2008.[2] Pearson is also featured on Seany B's single "B Good 2 Me".

In early 2008, Amy starred in television commercials on Australian network 7 singing "Ready to Fly". The advertisement digitally places her atop the Great Wall of China, endorsing the commencement of the 2008 Olympic Games.[1] An alternate version of Ready to Fly, a duet with Indonesian singer Rio Febrian, is available with a music video on YouTube.

The album, Who I Am, was released in Japan in late 2008, with Pearson travelling there to promote it.[3]

According to her Twitter account, she has currently been in LA working with producers The Heavyweights and Rodney Jerkins, who recently worked on Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Anastacia's fourth studio album Heavy Rotation, and Sheppard Solomon, who has worked with Natalie Imbruglia and Kelly Clarkson among others. So far two tracks have been confirmed "Doctor Love" and "Aftershock",[4] co-written with production team Dreamlab consisting of singer-songwriter Leah Haywood and her husband Daniel James.

In 2010 Amy wrote the club number 1 and ARIA top 10 smash Freefallin with Denzal Park. Performed by Zoe Badwi. Freefallin earned Amy and Denzal Park APRA Dance Work of 2011 award in June 2011 and ARIA nomination.

In December 2011 Amy joined forces with Sony/ATV publishing signing a worldwide contract and beginning a new career in the UK and most recently wrote Good Love with DEVolution and performs vocals on the track.

Song writing[edit]

A song written by Pearson called "Some Kind of Beautiful" was recorded by Canadian Idol fourth-season winner Eva Avila and was a track on Avila's debut album Somewhere Else.

Also, along with Klaus Derendorf and Tom Nichols, Pearson also shares a writing credit in British singer and actress Dani Harmer's debut single Free, which was released in the UK on 25 May 2009, taken from Harmer's upcoming album. The song was originally recorded by Pearson herself and was made an iTunes-only B-side of her single Don't Miss You in 2007.

in 2011 Pearson worked on Demi Lovato's third album Unbroken, released on September 20, 2011.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
2008 Who I Am 39[5]
2010 Aftershock

Singles[edit]

Year Song Australia ARIA Australian Chart ARIA
certification
Album
2007 "Don't Miss You" 19 2 Gold Who I Am
"Not Me" 37 9 Uncertified
2008 "Ready to Fly" 40 12 Uncertified
2009 "Butterfingers" Uncertified Aftershock

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Free Amy Pearson MP3 download". Sunday Herald Sun. 10 August 2008. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Pearson attends the world premiere of Closing the Ring". [dead link]
  3. ^ Amy Pearson Promoting Debut Album In Japan Popdirt.com Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  4. ^ Un. "Amy Pearson | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 25 January 2009.

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