Eamon (singer)

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Eamon
Birth name Eamon Jonathan Doyle
Born (1983-09-19) September 19, 1983 (age 31)
Origin Staten Island, New York
Genres Pop, R&B, hip hop
Occupations Singer-songwriter,Harmonicist
Years active 2003–present
Labels Jive

Eamon Jonathan Doyle, professionally known as Eamon, is an American pop and R&B singer-songwriter and harmonicist. He is 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 Eamon Jonathan Doyle in Staten Island, New York City, the son of Diane (née Zizzo), a nurse, and Walter Doyle, a counselor with a private practice.[1][2] 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,[3] 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, Australia, 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).[4] 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 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.

Later projects (2007–2014)[edit]

After Jive records failed to properly market Eamon's second album, they mutually parted ways in 2008 with the stipulation that Eamon not sign another deal during the 18 months after the contract ended. In 2010, Eamon moved to Los Angeles, California to hone his craft as a songwriter and work with a fresh group of producers. In 2011, Eamon signed to SMC Entertainment, a publicly traded independent record label. Eamon signed a 2 album deal worth $1,000,000 and began recording with Grammy winning producer Mikal Blue[5] (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz, One Republic). SMC was almost immediately delinquent on payments for musicians, studio costs, and advances. Eamon and Mikal Blue continued to record the album in spite of SMC not fulfilling their contractual obligation. Legal action was taken at the end of 2012 to resolve the issue. At that point, SMC financial backer David Levy was arrest for stock fraud. It gave Eamon more leverage in the litigation, but not enough to get him out of his contract. Levy was later sentenced to 9 years in prison in 2013. The album was finished in September 2012, and Eamon was still under contract with SMC, but could not release any music or perform for money. He could, however, collaborate with other artists. Eamon joined forces with R.A. the Rugged Man on the rapper's 2013 album, Legends Never Die. Eamon is featured on two songs: "Luv to Fuk" and "Still Get Through the Day". In May 2014, SMC settled with Eamon to release him from his 360 record deal. Most of the album he recorded with Mikal Blue could not be sold or even made public, but Eamon became a free agent.

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
[6]
US
R&B

[7]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[9]
GER
[10]
IRL
[11]
NLD
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWI
[14]
UK
[15]
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
[19]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[9]
BEL
(FL)

[20]
GER
[21]
NLD
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWE
[22]
SWI
[14]
UK
[15]
"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]

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  2. ^ "Eamon experiences stardom, defends profanity-laced songs". newstimes.com. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Eamon Biography". Sing365.com. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  4. ^ ContactMusic.com - Eamon - I have never dated Frankee
  5. ^ "Mikal Blue - Producer / Song Writer / Recording Artist". Revolver Recordings. 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Eamon – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Eamon – Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
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  15. ^ a b "Eamon". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Eamon Sharing 'Pain' On Sophomore Album". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum: Eamon". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Certified Awards" (enter "Eamon" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Eamon – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Discografie Eamon". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Eamon (Single)". charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Discography Eamon". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2004". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank: Eamon" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Austrian certifications – Eamon" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved October 29, 2013.  Enter Eamon in the field Interpret. Click Suchen
  27. ^ "(Guld & Platina) ÅR 2004" [(Gold & Platinum) Year 2004] (PDF) (in Swedish). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  28. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Eamon)". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Top 50 Singles: Chart #1403 (Sunday 18 April 2004)". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 

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