Becky Baeling

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Becky Baeling Lythgoe
Birth name Rebecca Bahling
Born (1977-05-01) May 1, 1977 (age 36)
Rochester Hills, Michigan, U.S
Origin New York City, USA
Genres Dance, pop
Occupations Singer, actress, producer, TV hostess
Labels Universal Records
Website beckybaeling.com

Becky Baeling Lythgoe (Born May 1, 1977) is an American singer/recording artist, actress, producer and television host.

Early life and Family[edit]

Baeling was born in Rochester Hills, Michigan, as Rebecca Diane Bahling, the daughter of Wanda (née Vincent) (November 10, 1945 - May 18, 2013)[1] and Garry Bahling, a Brigadier General F-16 fighter pilot in the Air National Guard and an expert witness in accident reconstruction. She has one older brother, Ronald Bahling. She is of Norwegian and Scottish decent. Later in life while recording her debut album, she changed one letter of her last name (the "h" to an "e") to Baeling, so that her surname would be pronounced correctly. She began taking dance lessons at the age of 6 at the Rochester School of Ballet and by the age of 12 was performing in various local and regional theaters including Stanley Hollingsworth's opera "The Selfish Giant" at Meadowbrook Theatre and singing and narrating the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall in Detroit. In high school she was part of the National Honors Society and was named "best actress" and "class clown" by her peers. Upon graduation, she went on to attend the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance and graduated with a BFA in musical theatre performance. During this time, she spent a summer singing in Chicago and a semester abroad studying drama more intensely at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England.[2]

Baeling married her producing partner, theatre and TV Producer Kris Lythgoe, on April 27, 2013, in a themed mystery wedding.[3]

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

After graduating from University, she moved to New York City and made money singing in jazz clubs, performing in regional theaters, and singing jingles for "Gatorade", "Slim Fast" and "Coca Cola" to name a few. Soon after she was offered a Demo Deal from Epic Records to do a solo album and then later signed to Universal Records under Monte Lipman and Doug Morris. She began having success on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart with her debut album, Becstasy, which was released on Universal Records in 2003. Baeling served as co- executive producer on the album, along with A&R man Lee Chesnut. Her most successful single to date has been "Getaway", which hit #1 on the U.S. billboard dance chart (produced by DJ Tony Moran), followed by "If You Love Me" which hit #3 on the U.S. Billboard dance chart (produced by Anders Bagge). By year end she was named #6 Dance Artist of the Year by Billboard Magazine and her single "If You Love Me" was #11 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play Singles of the year.[4] In 2004, Baeling's song "Without Love", was covered by Ho Yeow Sun and hit #1 on the Billboard dance chart as well. Her movie soundtrack debut, "I'm Gonna Fly", was featured in The Guru starring Heather Graham and Marisa Tomei. Her cover of "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" is featured in the film Sleepover. During her years with Universal, she was managed by Larry Rudolph (known best for handling Britney Spears career).[5]

She won the Best New Artist category at the 2004 International Dance Music Awards held in Miami, Florida.[6]

Her television debut occurred in 2003, performing "Saturday in the Park" duet with Brian McKnight on Fox.[7]

She also sung the song "My Grave" which was featured in the video game Dead or Alive 4.[8]

She sang the National Anthem at a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Race.[9]

It is rumored that she has recorded dance remixes of some old Cy Coleman tunes and that she is working on another album.[10]

TV Hosting[edit]

She is also a television host/music journalist, serving as a host for Fox TV's "Stars in Danger: The High Dive"[11] based on the long running German format "Stars in Danger".

From 2006-2008 she could be seen on virtually continuous rotation on DirecTV's The 101 program, CD:USA, sister program to the popular CD:UK series. On this show she has interviewed everyone from Jamie Foxx to Kelly Clarkson, Clive Davis to Rihanna, Jonas Brothers to The Goo Goo Dolls to name a few.[10]

She served as a host for The Mobile Fix on Sprint TV.[12]

She hosted and produced "Star! Weekly", a weekly entertainment news magazine show in Scandinavia for the E! Network,[13] and was a guest commentator for BBC3's "The Most Annoying......" series for many years, and for several other commentary based programs for Elisabeth Murdoch's company Shine Ltd. [10]

In 2008, she became the entertainment and celebrity correspondent for Discovery Planet Green's "G Word" program. During the first season, her segments included interviews with Trudie Styler about her and Sting's work with the Rainforest Foundation Fund, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his work at Green Chimneys and NFL players from the Philadelphia Eagles among others.[14]

Television Acting[edit]

After completing a US club tour for Universal Records, she moved to Los Angeles, California and has had guest starring roles on several television shows including All of Us on CW, House MD on Fox[10] and How I Met Your Mother on CBS.[15]

Producer[edit]

During her career as a television host, she began producing shows for Discovery Channel and Star! Weekly.[16] She is EVP for Magic Pictures International producing television series including "A Snow White Christmas: Opening Night" for Ovation, and "My Beautiful Game" for Fox Sports/Fox Soccer[17] and is a lead producer for Lythgoe Family Productions, bringing British Panto's to the American stage at its inception[18] along with her husband Kris Lythgoe and his Mum Bonnie Lythgoe.[19]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Becstacy (2003)
  • The Guru soundtrack (2003), "I'm Gonna Fly"
  • Sleepover soundtrack (2004), "Heaven Is a Place on Earth"
  • "Ultra Dance 04" (2004), "Getaway"
  • "Maze:Miami Beach" (2004), "If You Love Me"[20]
  • "Dance Diva's II" (2004), "Getaway"[21]

Singles[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/macombdaily/obituary.aspx?pid=164899288
  2. ^ http://www.beckybaeling.com/bb.htm biography
  3. ^ http://www.starpulse.com/news/Casey_Johnson/2013/04/29/becky_baeling_marries_kris_lythgoe
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/searchResult.jsp?No=20&exp=y&D=becky+baeling&Ntt=becky+baeling&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Keyword&an=bbcom&nor=10&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&N=0
  5. ^ liner notes of BECSTASY album, http://stuff.maxim.com/cover_girls/girl.aspx?id=336, and Billboard Magazine interview
  6. ^ http://dancemusic.about.com/cs/interviews/a/IntBeckyBaeling.htm
  7. ^ Becky Baeling at the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ http://www.chudahs-corner.com/lyrics/index.php?catalog=KWCD-1009&id=4
  9. ^ http://www.jayski.com/next/2006/2006mar1.htm
  10. ^ a b c d http://www.beckybaeling.com/bb.htm
  11. ^ http://tv.yahoo.com/news/fox-sets-hosts-celebrity-diving-special-221619562.html
  12. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGtzz6ES0y4
  13. ^ http://www.startv.nu/
  14. ^ http://www.beckybaeling.com/bb.htm and youtube.com
  15. ^ cite=http://www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/releases/view?id=34505
  16. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2068458/
  17. ^ http://www.mpient.com/shows-tv/news-tv
  18. ^ http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110803006001/en/Lythgoe-Family-Productions-Announces-Traditional-British-Pantos
  19. ^ http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-lythgoe-panto-snow-white-christmas-20121211,0,3111769.story
  20. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/searchResult.jsp?D=becky+baeling&exp=y&No=30&Ntt=becky+baeling&Ntk=Keyword&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&nor=10&an=bbcom&N=0
  21. ^ http://www.buy.com/prod/dance-divas-ii/q/loc/109/60626532.html

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