Beverley Mahood

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Beverley Mahood
Born (1974-11-02) 2 November 1974 (age 39)
Origin Belfast, Northern Ireland
Genres Country, Pop
Occupations singer/songwriter
Years active 1996–present
Labels Spin Records
BPM Entertainment Corp.
Website beverleymahood.com

Beverley Mahood (born 2 November 1974 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a country music singer-songwriter and television host in Canada. Beverley emigrated from Belfast to Canada[1] as a child. She is also formerly part of the all-female trio Lace, produced by the renowned Los Angeles producer, David Foster. From 2004 to 2005, she co-hosted the Citytv Vancouver morning show, Breakfast Television. Mahood was then named to co-host CMT Canada's flagship show, CMT Central. She starred as the anchor judge on the series "CMT Chevy Karaoke Star." Other hosting duties have included the reality series Project Mom/Project Dad and Pick a Puppy and the countdown program Ultimate.

Mahood has a business partnership with Canadian entrepreneur W. Brett Wilson. Together they have formed BPM Entertainment Corp. to pursue creative investment opportunities in the entertainment world. Mahood attended Saunders High School in London.

Biography[edit]

Music career[edit]

Mahood has been building her profile in the music scene throughout Canada and the United States since her debut album, Girl Out of the Ordinary, was released in 1998. The album garnered multiple radio singles and music videos. She signed with 143 Records, a record label owned by record producer David Foster. With Foster, she was part of the female trio, Lace, releasing an album, Lace, in 1999. The first single, "I Want a Man", went to number 7 on the charts in Canada and was a number one video on CMT's Chevy Top 20. A second solo CD, Moody Blue, was released in 2004, receiving recognition with another number one CMT video for the single "The First Day You Wake Up Alone."

In addition to her own recorded material, Mahood co-wrote the hit single "Come to Me," recorded by Celine Dion on her 2005 Miracle album. She also wrote "Good to Be Alive," the theme for the CMT reality series' Project Mother and Project Dad, which was released to radio in 2007 with an accompanying music video airing on CMT. In May 2008, Mahood marked her return as a recording artist with the release of the song, "This Girl." A second single, "Rewrite History," was released in October 2008. Mahood's new album, Unmistakable, was released on 18 November 2008. Her most recent Christmas album, This Christmas Celebrate Me Home, was on 4 November 2008. In May 2013, Mahood released a new single, "Hope & Gasoline," to Canadian country radio. Mahood's fourth album was released to iTunes on November 12, 2013, with a physical CD release in early 2014.

Mahood is also known for being an enthusiastic Toronto Maple Leafs fan. She has sung the national anthems at numerous home games for both the Leafs and the Nashville Predators.

Acting career[edit]

In 2006, Mahood contributed her name and image to the Bootlegger Jean print campaign with her image appearing in stores across North America. As an actress, she has performed in The Vagina Monologues (2004), the stage production Heartthrobs (2003) and Castle Rocks (Young People's Theatre, 1998).

Mahood was cast to be the singing superheroine Dazzler in X-Men: The Last Stand. However, she did not shoot any scenes as her character (and many others) were cut from the film.

Charity work[edit]

Mahood hosted for the sixteenth consecutive time in 2013 on the Saskatchewan-based telethon Telemiracle. Her hosting duties include introducing talent and speaking with various people who have raised funds. She also performed at The Bohemian Ball in Toronto on 20 February 2009. The 2009 Bohemian Ball, organised by the Canada Czech Republic Chamber of Commerce, was held in support of the SickKids Foundation and the Hospital for Sick Children.

Mahood is a supporter of the following initiatives: the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Alberta's Children's Hospital, the David Foster Foundation and the CIBC Run for the Cure. She is also the spokesperson for the Pink Mitten Campaign, which raises money for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
Girl Out of the Ordinary
  • Release date: 3 February 1998
  • Label: Spin Records
Moody Blue
  • Release date: 23 March 2004
  • Label: Spin Records
Have a Little Faith
  • Release date: 2006
  • Label: Spin Records
This Christmas Celebrate Me Home
  • Release date: 4 November 2008
  • Label: BPM Entertainment
Unmistakable
  • Release date: 4 November 2008
  • Label: BPM Entertainment
Hope and Gasoline
  • Release date: 12 November 2013
  • Label: Spin Music

1990s singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN Country
1997 "Girl Out of the Ordinary" 10 Girl Out of the Ordinary
"Hook, Line and Sinker" Get the Net
"A Little Thing Called Love" 12 Girl Out of the Ordinary
1998 "Let's Kiss and Make Up" (with Ken Munshaw) 17
"Radio 101" 17
1999 "I Love How You Listen to Me" 23
"The Way a Woman Feels" 38
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2002 "Absolutely" single only
2003 "The First Day You Wake Up Alone" Moody Blue
2004 "I Like That Shirt"
2005 "End of a Long Goodbye"
"My Wheels Got Wings"
"Making It Up as You Go"
2007 "Good to Be Alive" Unmistakable
2008 "This Girl"
"Rewrite History"

2010s singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN Country
[3]
2013 "Hope and Gasoline" 16 Hope and Gasoline
"I Can't Outrun You" 48
2014 "Sunday I'm an Angel"A 46 TBD
  • ACurrent single.

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Album
1999 "Which Way Is Love" John Landry Forever Took Too Long
2001 "Couple on the Cake" Steve Fox Small World

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1997 "Girl Out of the Ordinary" Terrance Odette
"Hook, Line and Sinker"
"A Little Thing Called Love"
"All Through the Night"
1998 "Let's Kiss and Make Up" (with Ken Munshaw)
"Radio 101"
1999 "The Way a Woman Feels"
"Which Way Is Love" (with John Landry)
2001 "Couple on the Cake" (with Steve Fox) Terrance Odette
"Christmas Lullaby"
2002 "Absolutely"
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
2003 "The First Day You Wake Up Alone" Steven Goldmann
2007 "Good to Be Alive" Warren P. Sonoda
2008 "This Girl" Margaret Malandruccolo
"Freckles"
2012 "Taking Care of Christmas" (with Randy Bachman)
2013 "Hope and Gasoline" Jeth Weinrich
"I Can't Outrun You"
2014 "Sunday I'm an Angel"

Awards[edit]

  • CCMA Independent Female Artist – 2004, 1999, 1998
  • OCMA: Rising Star, Female Vocalist, Group or Duo, Single, 1998
  • RPM Big Country Awards: Rising Star 1998
  • RPM Big Country Awards: Group of The Year (with Lace) 1999
  • OCPHA: Group of the Year (with Lace) – 2002, 2000
  • OCPHA: Vocal Collaboration (with Steve Fox – Couple on the Cake) 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strauss, Neil (24 December 1998). "THE POP LIFE; Seeking Models Who Can Sing". The New York Times. p. 3. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.pinkmitten.com/
  3. ^ "Beverley Mahood Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 

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