Eamon (singer)

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Eamon
Birth name Eamon Jonathan Doyle
Born (1983-09-19) September 19, 1983 (age 30)
Origin Staten Island, New York
Genres Pop, R&B, hip hop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 2003–2013
Labels Jive

Eamon Jonathan Doyle, professionally known as Eamon is a former American pop and R&B singer-songwriter. He was known for his hit single, "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)".

Some of the songs written by Eamon are in the style called Ho-Wop, which "blends the smoothness of R&B with the grittiness of hip hop". Eamon's songs are typically soft ballads mixed with aggressive lyrics in the theme of infidelity.[1]

Early years[edit]

Eamon was born in Staten Island, New York City. He is of Italian and Irish descent. His father is a counselor with a private practice and his mother is a nurse.[1] His father was a member of a doo-wop group by the name of "The Elations". He began singing at age nine and touring and performing with his father's group at the same age. At fifteen, while working in a music studio,[2] he caught the attention of songwriter/producer Milk Dee, who had worked with musicians such as MC Lyte, Janet Jackson, and Mary J. Blige. Dee and his co-producer Mark Passy helped refine Eamon's sound. Eamon was eventually signed to Jive Records.

Music career[edit]

I Don't Want You Back (2003-2004)[edit]

Eamon's debut single, "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" immediately caught the attention of urban, rhythmic, pop radio stations when it was released in the U.S. in late 2003. Jive fast-tracked the release of a music video for the song and commissioned an album for release in early 2004. The single reached the top twenty of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and the popularity of the song helped his album, I Don't Want You Back, debut in the top ten of the U.S. Billboard 200. The success of the song prompted Jive to release the song internationally where it reached number one in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Sweden. In Italy his single was such a big hit that he sang an Italian version, called "Solo". The success of the single and the controversial nature of its lyrics prompted production of an answer single, "F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back)", by unknown female singer Frankee who had claimed to be Eamon's ex-girlfriend (which later turned out to be a lie).[3] The song also earned Eamon a Guinness World Record for "the most expletives in a #1 song".

After the success of "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)", Eamon released a second single, "I Love Them Ho's (Ho-Wop)". The song performed well on the charts but did not match the success of its predecessor - although it was a top ten hit in Denmark, where it peaked at number seven on the Danish Singles Chart. "I Love Them Ho's (Ho-Wop)" also had a remix and video featuring fellow Staten Island resident Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah. In return Eamon appeared on Ghostface's album More Fish.

Britney Spears Onyx Hotel Tour Cancellation (2004)[edit]

Eamon was to be the opening act for the second North American leg of Britney Spears's Onyx Hotel Tour from June to August 2004. However, Spears injured herself during the making of her music video "Outrageous", and cancelled her tour.

Love and Pain (2006)[edit]

On September 15, 2006, Eamon released his first single from his upcoming second studio album, Love & Pain, titled, (How Could You) Bring Him Home. Love & Pain was released on December 5, 2006.

Final projects (2007-2013)[edit]

In 2007, Eamon announced a musical hiatus and how he would feature on other artists' songs. Eamon collaborated with R.A. The Rugged Man on the rapper's 2013 LP, Legends Never Die. Eamon is featured on two songs: "Luv to Fuk" and "Still Get Through the Day". They were his final and only featuring artist songs.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[4]
US
R&B

[5]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[7]
GER
[8]
IRL
[9]
NLD
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
I Don't Want You Back 7 3 34 21 13 27 22 16 17 6
Love & Pain
  • Released: December 5, 2006
  • Label: Jive
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[17]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[7]
BEL
[18]
GER
[19]
NLD
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[20]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
"Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" 2003 16 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I Don't Want You Back
"I Love Them Ho's (Ho-Wop)" 2004 24 51 57 55 22 27
"(How Could You) Bring Him Home" 2006 61 Love & Pain
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eamon: Ho-Wop Sinsation
  2. ^ "Eamon Biography". Sing365.com. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  3. ^ ContactMusic.com - Eamon - I have never dated Frankee
  4. ^ "Eamon – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Eamon – Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
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  8. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Eamon / Longplay". musicline.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Discography Eamon". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Discografie Eamon". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Discography Eamon". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Discography Eamon". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Eamon". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Eamon Sharing 'Pain' On Sophomore Album". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum: Eamon". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "Certified Awards" (enter "Eamon" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Eamon – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Discografie Eamon". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Eamon (Single)". charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Discography Eamon". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2004". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank: Eamon" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Austrian certifications – Eamon" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved October 29, 2013.  Enter Eamon in the field Interpret. Click Suchen
  25. ^ "(Guld & Platina) ÅR 2004" [(Gold & Platinum) Year 2004] (PDF) (in Swedish). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  26. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Eamon)". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Top 50 Singles: Chart #1403 (Sunday 18 April 2004)". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 

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