Reinhart in April 2015
September 9, 1990 |
Wheeling, Illinois, United States
Haley Reinhart (born September 9, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and voice actress from Wheeling, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, who placed third in the tenth season of American Idol. In July 2011, Reinhart was signed to Interscope Records at 19 Recordings. Her debut album Listen Up! was released on May 22, 2012 to critical acclaim. Reinhart was dropped by Interscope Records in November 2012, but in 2015 began performing with Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox.
- 1 Life and career
- 2 Post Idol career
- 3 Discography
- 4 Videography
- 5 Filmography
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Life and career
Haley Reinhart was born in Wheeling, Illinois, on September 9, 1990, to Patti Miller-Reinhart and Harry Reinhart. Both her parents are musicians. She began singing when she was 8 years old, and she performed with her parents’ band, Midnight, which covers rock songs from the 1960s and 1970s. She attended Mark Twain Elementary School, O.W. Holmes Middle School, and Wheeling High School. After graduating from high school in 2009, Reinhart attended Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, in 2009–2010, studying jazz. She performed at the 2009 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland with her high school's jazz band and at Harper College with the college's Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Lab.
2009–11: American Idol
Reinhart first auditioned for the ninth season of American Idol, in Chicago, but did not advance to the Hollywood round, however, she returned the following year for the tenth season of Idol in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and advanced.
In the group round of the competition her group mates included fellow finalist Paul McDonald. Later in the second solo round, she performed "God Bless the Child", impressing the judges. In Vegas Round, she grouped up with fellow finalists Naima Adedapo, and Jacob Lusk, performing The Beatles's "The Long and Winding Road".
She is the only season 10 contestant who has over one million views on five of her YouTube performance videos: her renditions of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep", Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets" Ben E. King's "I (Who Have Nothing)", and her version of "House of the Rising Sun". Every video reached the one million views in less than a month. Her version of "Rolling in the Deep" reached over 2.4 million views before it was taken down, and as of now Reinhart's re-uploaded version of "Rolling in the Deep" has reached 6 million views so far. Her version of "House of the Rising Sun" reached 1.5 million views as of November 20, 2011, was taken down, and again reached over 1 million views. Her version of "I Who Have Nothing" reached 2 million views as of January 30, 2012, and her rendition of "Bennie and the Jets" reached 2 million views on April 2, 2012. All of these videos have been taken down and then put back up excluding "Rolling in the Deep". Her version of "God Bless the Child" hit 1,000,000 views in March 2014.
She was also the only contestant in season 10 who received three standing ovations from the judges in consecutive weeks: "The House of the Rising Sun", Ben E. King's "I (Who Have Nothing)" and Led Zeppelin's "What Is and What Should Never Be". Her performance of "Moanin'", with fellow contestant Casey Abrams during the Top 8 results show, also received a standing ovation from the judges and was considered one of the best duets and performances of the season. During the American Idol Finale, Reinhart sang "Steppin' Out with My Baby" alongside jazz singer Tony Bennett which also received a standing ovation.
Musician and celebrity support
She received notable musician and celebrity support from Robert Plant, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Page, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Tom Hanks, Blake Lewis, Melinda Doolittle, Kris Allen, Ellen DeGeneres, and others, who picked Reinhart as their favorite Season 10 contestant. Robert Plant and Jimmy Page contacted Idol producers and offered Reinhart the opportunity to sing a Led Zeppelin song for Top 3 week.
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"Oh! Darling"||The Beatles||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round,1||First Solo||"Breathless"||Corinne Bailey Rae||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 2||Group Performance||"Carry On Wayward Son"||Kansas||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 3||Second Solo||"God Bless the Child"||Billie Holiday||N/A||Advanced|
|Las Vegas Round||Songs of The Beatles
|"The Long and Winding Road"
with Naima Adedapo and Jacob Lusk
|Hollywood Round Final||Final Solo||"Baby It's You"||The Shirelles||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24 (12 Women)||Personal Choice||"Fallin'"||Alicia Keys||9||Advanced|
|Top 13||Your Personal Idol||"Blue"||LeAnn Rimes||7||Bottom 3[a]|
|Top 12||Year You Were Born||"I'm Your Baby Tonight"||Whitney Houston||5||Bottom 3[b]|
|Top 11||Motown||"You've Really Got a Hold on Me"||The Miracles||6||Safe|
|Top 11[c]||Elton John||"Bennie and the Jets"||Elton John||11||Safe|
|Top 9||Rock & Roll Hall of Fame||"Piece of My Heart"||Erma Franklin||2||Safe|
|Top 8||Songs from the Movies||"Call Me"||Blondie||6||Bottom 3[d]|
|Top 7||Songs from the 21st Century||"Rolling in the Deep"||Adele||3||Bottom 3[e]|
|Top 6||Carole King||Duet "I Feel the Earth Move"
with Casey Abrams
|Top 5||Songs from Now and Then||"You and I"||Lady Gaga||5||Safe|
|"The House of the Rising Sun"||Traditional||10|
|Top 4||Songs That Inspire||"Earth Song"||Michael Jackson||2||Safe|
|Leiber & Stoller Songbook||"I (Who Have Nothing)"||Ben E. King||5|
|Top 3||Contestant's Choice||"What Is and What Should Never Be"||Led Zeppelin||3||Eliminated|
|Jimmy Iovine's Choice||"Rhiannon"||Fleetwood Mac||6|
|Judges' Choice||"You Oughta Know"||Alanis Morissette||9|
- When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Reinhart was among the Bottom 3 but declared safe second, as Ashthon Jones was eliminated.
- When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Reinhart was among the Bottom 3 but declared safe second, as Karen Rodriguez was eliminated.
- Due to the judges using their one save on Casey Abrams, the Top 11 remained intact for another week, when two contestants were eliminated.
- Reinhart was saved first from elimination.
- Reinhart was saved first from elimination.
Post Idol career
2011–2013: Listen Up! and other projects
After her elimination, Reinhart had reportedly signed to Interscope Records, as per the implication of AI executive producer and director Nigel Lythgoe's tweet, which read: "Jimmy played me a song for Haley's record yesterday. Let's hope all the people that are professing love buy it and give her a great start." On May 28, 2011, Reinhart and the other American Idol top 4 performed at the opening of the new Microsoft Store at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, Georgia. On June 2, 2011, Reinhart was interviewed on Live with Regis and Kelly. She performed "House of The Rising Sun" on the show. On June 17, 2011, TVLine released an interview between Reinhart and Michael Slezak. They discussed her life before Idol, her "cannon fodder" edit on the show, her unfair treatment by the judges, her unique song choices that became known as "some of the best on Idol ever", and her future. Slezak crowned her TVLine's favorite Season 10 contestant and thanked her for "kicking ass" and being "a risk-taker and awesome". In less than a week, the article became the most commented on article on the website.
Reinhart, along with the rest of the Top 11, toured the country as a part of the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011, which ended on September 10, 2011. Reinhart, along with fellow contestants Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and James Durbin, released a Walmart Exclusive EP with her highlights from season 10 on American Idol. The tracks feature some of her popular performances such as "House of the Rising Sun" and "Bennie and the Jets" as well as a previously unreleased recording of "You Oughta Know". Reinhart's EP debuted at number 37 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 14,000.
On July 26, 2011, it was confirmed that Reinhart signed to 19/Interscope Records. On August 16, 2011, Reinhart was an artist featured in the Huffington Post's article entitled "15 New, Young Artists On The Rise". Reinhart spent 2011 and early 2012 working on her debut album, which she described as R&B/soul music with jazzy influences. For her debut album Listen Up!, Reinhart has stated that she wants to have an "organic" feel to it, stating, "I want it to be real and I want it to have substance. Depth on different levels is so important to me...I want people to be able to run away with my melodies and get lost in them and take the lyrics and be able to relate to them." She has written or co-written the tracks on her album.
Reinhart and former American Idol Season 10 contestant, Casey Abrams, recorded a holiday song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside", which released on November 21, 2011. The official video was released on November 15, 2011. The Idol duo performed "Baby It's Cold Outside" and the Beatles' "All My Loving" in The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and on Windy City Live. She performed an acoustic version of Wild Horses with Slash and Myles Kennedy on February 18, 2012 at the Power of Love Gala for Muhammad Ali. Slash tweeted "Myles Kennedy & I performing "Wild horses" w/amazing vocalist, @haleyreinhart for tonight's Ali event. Fn' cool." Reinhart also led the birthday song to Ali.
The first single of Reinhart's debut album, an elegant pop break-up song entitled "Free" was produced by Busbee and released on March 20, 2012. To promote the single, she performed "Free" and two other songs from her album, "Wasted Tears" and "Hit the Ground Running" at various venues including the Hard Rock Cafe and on the "Blue Ivy" episode of 90210. The single reached 104 in the United States, achieving significant airplay in the Adult Top 40 where it peaked at 26. "Free" also achieved some success in the Philippines.
Reinhart's debut album Listen Up! was released on May 22, 2012,. Listen Up! debuted at number seventeen in the Billboard 200, with over 20,000 copies sold. Listen Up! was highly praised by critics for its retro sound and neo-soul, funk, and jazz influences. As of November 2012, Listen Up! has sold 59,000 copies. "Free" was featured on an episode of So You Think You Can Dance, while another track from the album "Undone" was featured in Step Up Revolution and also sung by contestant Rachel Hale on the twelfth season of American Idol.
Reinhart was featured on a duet of Hit The Road Jack on fellow American Idol alumnus Casey Abrams' self-titled debut album which was released on June 26, 2012. On August 3, 2012, Reinhart performed at the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, becoming the first American Idol former contestant to do so. She performed songs from her debut album backed by her family on instrumental and backup vocals. In October 2012, she performed several jazz songs at Carnegie Hall with acclaimed jazz musician Irvin Mayfield.
In 2013, Reinhart traveled to Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia and held her mini concert and promo for the twelfth season of American Idol. In Jakarta, Reinhart was a musical guest on the X Factor Indonesia singing "Bennie and the Jets."
2014–present: EP and other projects
Reinhart announced that work had begun on EP in 2013. Her song "Listen" was used for a Showtime miniseries called Years of Living Dangerously. In October 2014, it was announced that Reinhart had signed a deal with independent management company Ole. They gained worldwide co-publishing right to existing and future work of hers and also provide support for Reinhart's upcoming EP.
Reinhart began an Indiegogo campaign in February 2014 to fund a music video for her new single, a funk-influenced dance-pop theme entitled "Show Me Your Moves". The campaign was fully funded on April 6, 2014. The video was filmed in the Mojave desert in May 2014. The single and video were released on July 30, 2014.
In December 2014, Reinhart revealed that she will be starring in the upcoming Netflix animated television series F Is for Family, in which she will be voicing a young boy named Bill Murphy. The series is slated to premiere in late 2015.
Reinhart once again collaborated with fellow Idol alumnus Casey Abrams in 2015, when she was featured as the lead high harmony—alongside several other artists—in his music video, "Great Bright Morning". This is the second time Reinahrt has collaborated with the "Orchestra of People"; she was featured as a mid harmony vocalist in Abrams' 2013 video, "Stuck in London".
In 2015, Reinhart collaborated with the popular YouTube band Postmodern Jukebox, which produces vintage-styled covers of recent pop songs. Her initial video with the band, a cover video of Tove Lo's "Habits", reached 1,900,000 views as of May 2015. Two months later, a cover of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" was released, in which Reinhart sang alongside fellow vocalists Morgan James and Ariana Savalas. This performance reached 3,600,000 views as of May 2015. In April, Reinhart and Postmodern Jukebox released a cover of Radiohead's "Radioheads 'Creep'" which quickly obtained critical acclaim, and stayed at the #1 position on the Billboard Digital Jazz Songs chart for several weeks. As of May 2015, this cover had 5,500,000 views. In May 2015, Postmodern Jukebox released Reinhart's fourth cover with the band. This cover of Lovefool once again received critical acclaim. Reinhart also toured with Postmodern Jukebox in early 2015, attending both their European tour and many dates of their American tour.
|American Idol season 10 highlights: Haley Reinhart||37||75|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Sales
||Adult Top 40
|2012||"Free"||104||26||US: 61,000||Listen Up!|
|2014||"Show Me Your Moves"||—||—||Non-album single|
|Year||Song||Peak chart positions||Sales||Album|
|2011||"Baby, It's Cold Outside"
(featuring Casey Abrams)
|120||27||30||US: 25,000||Non-album single|
|Year||Title||Other artist(s)||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2012||"Hit the Road Jack"||Casey Abrams||—||Casey Abrams|
|2014||"Leading to One"||Amd||—||AMD (Adrian and Mark Duet)|
|2015||"Habits"||Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox||12||Selfies on Kodachrome|
|"All About That Bass"||Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox||—||Emoji Antique|
|"Creep"||Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox||1|
|2015||"Lovefool"||Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox|
|2011||"Baby, It's Cold Outside" (with Casey Abrams)||Nick Spanos|
|2014||"Show Me Your Moves"||Danni G.|
Episode: "Blue Ivy"
|2012||Real Music Live||Herself||Performer
|2015||F Is for Family||Bill Murphy (voice)||Series regular|
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