Cassadee Pope

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Cassadee Pope
Cassadee Pope May 2013 cropped.jpg
Pope in 2013
Background information
Birth name Cassadee Blake Pope
Born (1989-08-28) August 28, 1989 (age 25)
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Genres Pop rock,[1] country pop,[2] power pop,[1] pop punk,[3] emo pop[4]
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, violin, drums
Years active 2008–present
Labels Universal Music Group, Republic Nashville, Decaydance
Associated acts Hey Monday, All Time Low, I See Stars, Blake Shelton
Website www.cassadeepope.com

Cassadee Blake Pope[5] (born August 28, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and is the lead vocalist of the pop punk band Hey Monday, which is currently on hiatus as of December 2011. With the band she released the studio album Hold on Tight and three EPs. Pope embarked on a solo career which was announced in December 2011, but reassured fans that the band had not "broken up." In early 2012, she played her first acoustic solo tour before releasing her debut solo EP in May later that year. She took part in the third season of NBC's The Voice and was crowned the winner on December 18, 2012. She became the first female winner of The Voice. Her debut solo country album, Frame by Frame, was released on October 8, 2013. The album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Country Albums charts, and was preceded by Top 10 country single, "Wasting All These Tears".

Life and career[edit]

2008–11: Career beginnings and Hey Monday[edit]

Main article: Hey Monday
Pope performing with Hey Monday in 2010

While in Wellington Christian School in Wellington, Florida, Pope formed the band Blake with good friend Mike Gentile. The project disbanded before being signed and in 2008, she and Gentile along with Alex Lipshaw, Michael "Jersey" Moriarty, and Elliot James founded the pop punk band Hey Monday. Hey Monday released their first studio album, Hold on Tight, in October 2008. Pope wrote two songs and co-wrote the other nine songs. She appeared in Fall Out Boy's video for "America's Suitehearts", from their 2008 album Folie à Deux. She also provided guest vocals for The Cab's remix version of their song "Take My Hand" that appeared on Fall Out Boy's mixtape, Welcome to the New Administration, and appeared in the music video for it the following summer of 2009. She had a guest appearance as herself in the Degrassi: The Next Generation TV Movie, Degrassi Goes Hollywood, along with Pete Wentz. James departed from the band at the end of 2009. Hey Monday's first EP Beneath It All was to be released in August 2010. The Christmas EP was released on December 6, 2011. It was followed later that month by an announcement that Hey Monday had taken an indefinite hiatus on good terms, while the band members pursue individual side projects, with Pope going solo. Also in 2010, Pope and the rest of Hey Monday along with the members from Stereo Skyline appeared on an episode of the MTV show called "Silent Library; Celebrity Edition".

Hey Monday toured with bands such as Fall Out Boy, All Time Low and Yellowcard. She has performed guest vocals live for We the Kings's song "We'll Be a Dream" replacing Demi Lovato (original vocals on the song) as well as live vocals for Yellowcard, The Academy Is..., All Time Low, Attack Attack!, The Cab, Cobra Starship, Fall Out Boy, This Providence, and I See Stars.

2012–present: Solo career, The Voice and Frame by Frame[edit]

Pope performing with Rascal Flatts in 2013

In early 2012, Pope embarked on her first solo acoustic tour across the east and west coasts.[6][7] She released her debut self-titled EP (self-labeled) on May 22, 2012, featuring four songs: "Original Love", "Secondhand", "I Guess We're Cool", and "Told You So." All of the songs on the EP were written by Pope herself.[8] She auditioned for season 3 of the popular singing competition, The Voice, during the summer and had all four coaches offer her a place on their teams; she ultimately picked country singer Blake Shelton. In the third live round, Pope performed "Over You," co-written by mentor Shelton about his older brother who had died in a car accident; Pope dedicated the song to her great grandfather who passed when she was young and to whom she was very close. The song reached number one on the iTunes chart, knocking PSY's "Gangnam Style" down to number two. She was the only female contestant to advance to the Top 4 round where she performed "Stupid Boy" by country singer Keith Urban, which also reached number one on iTunes. She advanced to The Voice finals, winning the title on the live finale results day in December. An album compiling her performances on The Voice entitled, "The Voice: The Complete Season 3 Collection" bowed at No. 1 on the Heatseekers and sold 11,000 copies, and 8,000 more copies in the following week. Her self-titled EP also re-entered the chart at No. 42, selling 1,000 copies.[9] Pope performed "Stand" on New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, and later performed that night with Grammy award-winning group Train at the NIVEA Kiss Stage in Times Square in New York City.[10]

In January 2013, Pope signed with country music label Republic Nashville, an imprint of Big Machine Records. She then performed a number of new songs from her upcoming debut album, including its lead single and Pope's debut solo single, "Wasting All These Tears", which was released on May 31, 2013.[11] "Wasting All These Tears" debuted at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It sold 125,000 copies in first week of release.

On July 28, 2013, Pope performed the national anthem at the Brickyard 400. She also performed the national anthem at the 2014 NCAA Women's National Championship. Pope later confirmed the title of her debut studio album on August 3 as Frame by Frame and announced a competition for her fans to choose the album cover via her social networking pages.[12] Once the votes were finalized and the cover was chosen, Pope announced that Frame by Frame would be released on October 8, 2013.[13]

On October 4, 2013, the first episode of Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame, a documentary about Pope's journey after winning The Voice, premiered on CMT.[14]

On November 22, 2013, she performed the debut single from Frame By Frame, "Wasting All These Tears," on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Pope is currently continuing her solo career.

Influences[edit]

While Cassadee Pope did spend some time with Hey Monday, she has always enjoyed listening to country music. When it comes to her influences she has said “I’m all over the place. I tend to go backwards a little bit and listen to old Shania, Michelle Branch, Avril, Blink 182…I’m kind of all over the board. And then more recently I’m into the new Blake Shelton album, not gonna lie. Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift.”[15]

Performances on The Voice[edit]

     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original Artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "Torn" Ednaswap September 25, 2012 7.6 All four chairs turned
Joined Team Blake
Battle Rounds "Not Over You" (v.s. Ryan Jirovec) Gavin DeGraw October 22, 2012 14.4 Saved by Coach
Knockout Rounds "Payphone" (v.s. Suzanna Choffel) Maroon 5 October 30, 2012 17.10 Saved by Coach
Live Playoffs "My Happy Ending" Avril Lavigne November 5, 2012 18.5 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 12 "Behind These Hazel Eyes" Kelly Clarkson November 12, 2012 21.7 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 10 "Over You" Miranda Lambert November 19, 2012 23.9 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 8 "Are You Happy Now?" Michelle Branch November 26, 2012 25.8 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 6 "Stand" Rascal Flatts December 3, 2012 27.2 Saved by Public Vote
"I'm With You" Avril Lavigne 27.11
Live Top 4 (Semifinals) "Stupid Boy" Keith Urban December 10, 2012 29.3 Saved by Public Vote
Live Finale "Over You" Miranda Lambert December 17, 2012 31.2 Winner
"Steve McQueen" (with Blake Shelton) Sheryl Crow 31.6
"Cry" Angie Aparo 31.9

Tours[edit]

Tour name Participating acts Location Participating from – to
Solo Acoustic Tour Cassadee Pope, Stephen Jerzak, Justin Young, Darling Parade, It Boys North America January 27 – February 24, 2012
Live and Loud Tour Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Cassadee Pope North America May 31 - October 19, 2013
Crop Circles & Tractor Beams Tour Dean Brody, Cassadee Pope Canada January 22 – February 22, 2014
Sundown Heaven Town Tour Tim McGraw, Cassadee Pope, Kip Moore North America May 2014 - TBA

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[16]
US
[17]
CAN
[18]
UK Country
[19]
Frame by Frame[20] 1 9 16 3

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Heat

[22]
Cassadee Pope EP
  • Release date: May 22, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Extended play
25

Singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[23]
US Country Airplay
[24]
US
[25]
CAN Country
[26]
CAN
[27]
"Wasting All These Tears" 2013 5 10 37 26 41 Frame by Frame
"I Wish I Could Break Your Heart" 2014 35 32

Promotional singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
US Country
"You Hear a Song" 2013 44 Frame by Frame
"11" 38
"Good Times" 50
"Champagne"
"—" denotes items which failed to chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2013 "Wasting All These Tears" Brian Lazzaro[31]
2014 "I Wish I Could Break Your Heart" Wes Edwards[32]

Releases from The Voice[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US
[17]
US Heat
[22]
The Complete Season 3 Collection
  • Release date: December 18, 2012
  • Label: Republic Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
125 1

Singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
US Country
[33]
US
[34]
CAN
[35]
"Over You" 2012 3 25 15 340,000[36] The Complete Season 3 Collection
"Are You Happy Now?" 95 92
"Stupid Boy" 4 40 28
"Cry" 2013 60 53
"Steve McQueen" (with Blake Shelton) 42
"—" denotes items which failed to chart.

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Band Album Song Record label
2008 The Cab Welcome to the New Administration "Take My Hand Machine Shop Production" Decaydance
2009 The Cab The Lady Luck EP "Take My Hand (Remix)" Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
2011 Vonnegutt $FREE.99 "When I Come Around" Purple Ribbon Records
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes (Acoustic) "Hang You Up" Hopeless
It Boys! Introduction "Shy" Hollywood Waste
2012 I See Stars Digital Renegade "Electric Forest" Sumerian
Yellowcard Southern Air "Telescope" Hopeless
All Time Low Don't Panic and Don't Panic: It's Longer Now! "Backseat Serenade" (backing vocals)
"So Long, Soldier" (backing vocals)
I See Stars The Hardest Mistakes – Single "The Hardest Mistakes" Sumerian

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album Record label
2014 "The Animal in Me" (featuring Robin Zander) Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue Big Machine

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Nominated work Result
2014 World Music Awards Best Album Frame by Frame Pending
Best Female Artist Cassadee Pope
CMT Music Awards Female Video of the Year "Wasting All These Tears" Nominated
Breakthrough Video of the Year Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sam Lansky (May 20, 2013). "Cassadee Pope's "Wasting All These Tears": Hear Her (Amazing) New Single". Idolator.com. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Over You - Cassadee Pope: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Kara Warner (December 19, 2012). "Cassadee Pope: Before She Was 'The Voice' - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Sara Toth (December 4, 2012). "'The Voice' recap: double the pressure". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Twitter / CassadeePope: @middlenamegame Blake!". Twitter. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  6. ^ Hey Monday Announce Hiatus Livemusicguide.com. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  7. ^ Hey Monday Guitarist Releases Statement Regarding Hiatus Alter The Press. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  8. ^ Don't Panic (2012-05-22). "Cassadee Pope – EP: Album Review". idobi. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  9. ^ Caulfield, Keith (December 27, 2012). "'Voice' Winner Cassadee Pope Debuts at No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  10. ^ Billboard Staff (January 1, 2013). "New Year's Eve 2013 Photos: Stars Ring in the New Year". Billboard. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Wasting All These Tears: Cassadee Pope: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  12. ^ 08/03/2013. "Cassadee Pope Announces "Frame By Frame" Album Title PLUS Vote For the Cover! (PHOTO) | Cassadee Pope, The Voice". mjsbigblog. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  13. ^ "Cassadee's New Album, Frame By Fram Slated for Release Oct. 8 | The Official Cassadee Pope Site". Cassadeepope.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  14. ^ http://www.cassadeepope.com/news/cmt-docu-series-cassadee-pope-frame-frame-premieres-tonight
  15. ^ Harr, Dan (July 1, 2013). "Cassadee Pope Enjoying Broad Base Of Musical Influences". Music News Nashville. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Cassadee Pope: Album & Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Cassadee Pope: Album & Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "Cassadee Pope: Album & Chart History - Canadian Albums". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "2014-05-31 Top 40 Country Artist Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  20. ^ Thompson, Gayle (August 9, 2013). "Cassadee Pope Documentary Series Premiering in October". The Boot. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  21. ^ Matt Bjorke (August 13, 2014). "Country Album Sales Report – August 13, 2014". Roughstock.  sales figures given in this link here
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  23. ^ "Cassadee Pope - Chart history (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Cassadee Pope - Chart history (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "Cassadee Pope - Chart history (The Hot 100)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  26. ^ "Cassadee Pope - Chart history (Canada Country)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  27. ^ "Cassadee Pope - Chart history (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  28. ^ Matt Bjorke (March 26, 2014). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - March 26, 2014: Florida Georgia Line #1, Luke Bryan, Dan+Shay, Jerrod Niemann, and Scotty McCreery Notables This Week". Roughstock. 
  29. ^ "American singles certifications – Cassadee Pope – Wasting All These Tears". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  30. ^ Matt Bjorke (July 30, 2014). "The Top 30 Digital Singles – July 30, 2014". Roughstock. 
  31. ^ Conaway, Alanna (July 17, 2013). "Cassadee Pope Debuts "Wasting All These Tears" Music Video". Roughstock. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  32. ^ http://www.josepvinaixa.com
  33. ^ Peak chart positions for songs charting on Billboard Hot Country Songs:
  34. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100 Week of December 8, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  35. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Week of December 8, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  36. ^ Highfill, Samantha (June 20, 2013). "Will 'The Voice' ever find a Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood?". EW.com. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jermaine Paul
The Voice (U.S.)
Winner

2012 (Fall)
Succeeded by
Danielle Bradbery
Preceded by
"I Believe I Can Fly"
The Voice (U.S.)
Winner's song
"Cry"

2012 (Fall)
Succeeded by
Born To Fly