Auburn (singer)

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Auburn
Birth name Auburn Williams
Born (1990-12-02) December 2, 1990 (age 23)
Origin Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Genres Pop, R&B, hip hop, urban
Occupation(s) Singer, rapper, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels Beluga Heights, Def Jam, Warner Bros., TM3 Records, Atlantic
Associated acts Iyaz, Jason Derulo, Sean Kingston, Mann, Traphik
Website http://www.callmeauburn.com

Auburn (born Auburn Williams on December 2, 1990 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American urban pop artist. She first sang in church at the age of 9 and began writing her own material soon after. She has posted her work on social networking sites, as a means of promotion. Auburn released an independent debut album, Same Girl in 2007, which spawned the underground hit "Ewww Ewww". The song reached no. 6 on DJ Booth's Underground chart. She then signed to Warner Brothers and Beluga Heights in early 2008 and released her first official single "La La La" in mid-2010. Her debut album is currently due for release in 2013.

Career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Auburn began singing at a young age but didn't aspire to be a professional singer until 2009. She began using Myspace.com to share her music with her friends. She started gaining a big fan base and in late 2007, she released her independent debut album Same Giirl, which gained some buzz, and also the attention of J.R. Rotem, owner of the record label Beluga Heights. The album was preceded by a single, "Ewww Ewww", featuring Chellii-B, which reached number six on the underground hip-hop chart at DJBooth.net. In addition to singing, Auburn has also showcased her ability to direct and produce videos by posting homemade creations on YouTube.NyKhaila Guy a close relative of hers always pushes her to be her best she says.[1]

Record deal and debut major album[edit]

Auburn gained the attention of J.R. Rotem with her first independent album. In early 2008, Williams signed to Beluga Heights with full contract with TM3 Records (2011), and distribution from Warner Brothers and Universal as the label's first female artist. She subsequently began work on her mainstream debut album.

Auburn's first official single, "La, La, La" featuring Iyaz, was released on June 1, 2010. The single debuted at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 2010 and peaked at #51 on the chart.[2][3] Her mainstream debut album is currently due for a release in 2013.

Auburn was the opening act for Jason Derulo's tour in the fall of 2010.[4] Her second single entitled "All About Him" was released on November 26, 2010.[5] This song became a big hit in the Philippines. A remix to the song, titled "All About Him (Pt. 2)", features American rapper Tyga and was released for digital download on February 15, 2011.[6] "Perfect Two" was confirmed as the third single from her debut album and was released for digital download on April 29, 2011.[7] Auburn also later confirmed via Twitter[citation needed] that she had left Beluga Heights and was now an independent artist.[citation needed] On January 12, 2013, Auburn released her fourth single "My Baby" for digital download.[8] She also made the song Perfect Two which has a breakup and best friends version.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak
position
US
Same Girl

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
Digital
US
Heat
US
Pop
US
Radio
US
Rhythmic
2010 "La, La, La"
(feat. Iyaz)
51 39 1 22 74 36 18 Mordians
"All About Him"
"Best Friend"
2011 "Perfect Two" (Breakup Version)
2012 "Incredible"
2013 "My Baby" N/A
"Love Calling"
"Deep"
2014 "Honor" Cocoon
"The Birds"
(feat. TryBishop)
"Pilgrim"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Auburn Williams Bio. Kidzworld.com (2011-09-09). Retrieved on 2011-09-19.
  2. ^ "Top40 about the single 'LaLaLa'". Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Billboard about 'Lalala'(feat. Iyaz)". Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  4. ^ [1] SingersRoom – Auburn to be special guest at Jason Derulo's fall tour 2010
  5. ^ All About Him: Auburn: MP3 Downloads. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-19.
  6. ^ Connecting to the iTunes Store. Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-19.
  7. ^ Perfect Two (Acoustic): Auburn: MP3 Downloads. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-19.
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-baby/id598658168?i=598658505

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