Audra Mae

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Audra Mae
Born (1984-02-20) February 20, 1984 (age 30)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Genres Folk rock, soul, electronic dance
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Labels SideOneDummy Records

Audra Mae is an American singer-songwriter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, born on February 20, 1984. She is the great-great-niece of Judy Garland, and a great granddaughter of Garland's sister Jimmie.[1][2] Since arriving in California in 2007, she has signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, and sang Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" on the television series Sons of Anarchy. In 2009 she signed to L.A. based indie label SideOneDummy Records.

Career[edit]

2009: Haunt EP[edit]

She released a digital EP Haunt on October 20, 2009 and then went on the road as part of Chuck Ragan's Revival Tour. That year, Audra also wrote a song for Britain's Got Talent runner up Susan Boyle's début album.[3] "Who I Was Born to Be" was the only original track on Susan Boyle's chart-topping, 9 million- selling I Dreamed a Dream album. Audra Mae has performed as a member of The Upright Cabaret.[4]

2010–12: The Happiest Lamb and Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound[edit]

The Happiest Lamb was released on May 18, 2010.[5] The album was recorded with her friends including stand-up bassist Joe Ginsberg, guitarist Jarrad Kritzstein, pianist Frank Pedano and drummer Kiel Feher, who have played live with her in a series of residencies around the L.A. area. Together with Ferras Alqaisi she wrote "Good News", which was one of the songs that competed in Unser Song für Deutschland, the German selection process to select the song that Lena Meyer-Landrut will sing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. "Good News" also serves as the title track of Meyer-Landrut's eponymous 2011 album.

Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound was released on February 13, 2012.[6] The album featured main and background vocals, percussion, production and composition work from Mae and also credited many other artists, including up-right bassist Joe Ginsberg, electric and rhythm guitarist Jarrad Kritzstein and organ and piano playing by Frank Pedano.[7][8] In 2012, her cover of Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" was featured in two episodes of The Good Wife, "Another Ham Sandwich" and "Live from Damascus." She also is featured on Flo Rida's track, "Run," with Redfoo of LMFAO, and on All American Rejects "Kids in the Street" released March 2012.

2013–present[edit]

Mae provided background vocals for The All-American Rejects (who also originated in Oklahoma) in their fourth studio album, Kids in the Street. She can be heard in "Fast & Slow", "Kids in the Street", and "Beekeeper's Daughter"[9] In 2013, she was featured in 3 Avicii songs that were featured on his album True. The songs are "Addicted to You", "Shame on Me", and "Long Road To Hell".[10] Avicii announced that "Addicted to You" would receive a full single release on April 7, 2014.[11] She is featured in one of Jon Bellion's songs called "Luxury," which was released on 9/2/2014.[12]

Toured with[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
The Happiest Lamb

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Haunt

Singles[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[18]
AUT
[19]
DEN
[20]
FRA
[21]
GER
[22]
NL
[23]
NZ
[24]
SWE
[25]
SWI
[26]
UK
[27]
2014 "Addicted to You"
(Avicii featuring Audra Mae)
(Officially credited only to Avicii)
5 3 40 10 6 5 27 11 5 14 TRUE

Guest vocals[edit]

Year Title Album Artist
2012 "Run" Wild Ones Flo Rida feat. Redfoo
"Beekeeper's Daughter" Kids in the Street The All-American Rejects
"Kids in the Street" Kids in the Street The All-American Rejects
"Fast & Slow" Kids in the Street The All-American Rejects
2013 "How I Feel" The Perfect 10 Flo Rida
"Addicted to You" True Avicii
"Shame On Me" True Avicii
"Long Road To Hell" True Avicii
2014 "Tree" Idris Elba Presents mi Mandela Idris Elba
"Luxury" The Definition Jon Bellion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craig McLean, How Susan Boyle made Audra Mae rich, The Times, 30 January 2010
  2. ^ kevin (October 6, 2009). "Ears Wide Open: Audra Mae —". Buzzbands.la. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  3. ^ Kaufman, Gil (December 2, 2009). "Susan Boyle Songwriter Audra Mae Is Suddenly Famous". MTV.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  4. ^ http://www.uprightcabaret.com/artists/?pagenum=4[dead link]
  5. ^ "Audra Mae set to release debut album May 18th". idiomag. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  6. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/audra-mae-the-almighty-sound-mw0002290927/releases
  7. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/audra-mae-the-almighty-sound-mw0002290927/credits
  8. ^ NDR: Eurovis<ion: Wer sind Songschreiber?
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/511126/the-all-american-rejects-return-on-set-at-their-beekeepers-daughter-video-shoot
  10. ^ http://kroq.cbslocal.com/2014/06/05/rubin-interviews-addicted-to-you-vocalist-audra-mae-backstage-at-kroq-weenie-roast-2014/
  11. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a551326/avicii-premieres-new-single-addicted-to-you-music-video-watch.html
  12. ^ http://hypetrak.com/2014/09/jon-bellion-featuring-audra-mae-luxury/
  13. ^ a b http://cleveland.eventful.com/events/revival-tour-chuck-ragan-jim-ward-austin-bob-/E0-001-025595928-6
  14. ^ a b http://www.last.fm/music/Audra+Mae/+events/2009
  15. ^ http://www.last.fm/music/Audra+Mae/+events/2010
  16. ^ http://www.last.fm/music/Audra+Mae/+events/2011
  17. ^ a b http://www.last.fm/music/Audra+Mae/+events/2012
  18. ^ Peak positions in Australia:
  19. ^ Peak positions in Austria:
  20. ^ Peak positions in Denmark:
  21. ^ Peak positions in France:
  22. ^ Peak positions in Germany:
  23. ^ Peak positions in the Netherlands:
  24. ^ Peak positions in New Zealand:
  25. ^ Peak positions in Sweden:
  26. ^ Peak positions in Switzerland:
  27. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:

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