Madison Beer

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Madison Beer
Birth name Madison Elle Beer
Born (1999-03-05) March 5, 1999 (age 15)
Jericho, New York, U.S.
Genres Pop, bubblegum pop, R&B
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
Years active 2012–present
Labels
Website www.madisonbeer.com

Madison Elle Beer (born March 5, 1999) is an American singer and actress. She gained media attention after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted a link to a video of her singing. She later signed to Island Def Jam.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Beer was born on March 5, 1999, in Jericho, Long Island, New York, to Robert Beer,[3] a luxury home builder,[4] and Tracie Beer, an interior designer. She has a younger brother named Ryder.[5] Her parents are divorced, and her father has remarried. She went to Jericho Middle School before being homeschooled beginning in 2012.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Beginning in early 2012, Beer posted videos on YouTube of her singing covers of popular songs.[6] Beer finally gained the attention of pop star Justin Bieber who tweeted a link to her cover of Etta James' "At Last" to his over 25 million followers. This caused Beer to trend worldwide on Twitter and gain substantial media coverage.[7][8] Bieber signed Beer personally to the record label he's signed to, Island Records.[9] Beer is now managed by Bieber's manager Scooter Braun.

Beer partnered with Monster High, and recorded a theme song for the franchise titled "We Are Monster High". In February 2013, Cody Simpson re-released his song "Valentine" with Beer which was played on Radio Disney,[10] but was never officially released. On September 12, 2013, Beer released her debut single and music video called "Melodies" which was written by Peter Kelleher, Ben Kohn, Thomas Barnes and Ina Wroldsen.[11][12] The video featured a guest appearance by Bieber.

Beer is working on her debut album which she said has an R&B pop vibe." Beer said there will be a mixture of songs by saying, there "will be slow songs, sad songs, happy songs, songs about boys, and songs about being who you are. I'm making sure I'm happy with all of the songs, because if I am not happy with them, I can't expect anyone else to be, you know?"[13] Beer plans to release her album in 2014. She is an avid fan of Justin Bieber and quotes him as an inspiration. In April 2014 she was spotted with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez in the studio.[14] On October 26, 2014 Madison reached 900 thousand Twitter followers.[15]

"Unbreakable" is the second single from Beer's upcoming debut studio album.[16] The song was released on June 17, 2014 and was written by Jessica Ashley, Evan Bogart, Heather Miley, Matt Schwartz, Emanuel Kiriakou and Andrew Goldstein and was produced by the latter two.[17]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
US
"Melodies" 2013
  • US: 9,000 (first week sales)[18]
TBA
"Unbreakable" 2014

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Valentine"[19]
(Cody Simpson featuring Madison Beer)
2013 N/A

Other appearances[edit]

Year Title Album
2013 "We Are Monster High" Monster High

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role
2013 "Louder Than Words" Amy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Madison Beer, 13-Year-Old Singer, Discovered By Justin Bieber (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. July 19, 2012. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Peters, Mitchell (September 13, 2013). "New Signings: Island Records Inks Justin Bieber Discovery Madison Beer, Chris Brown to Resolution, SONGS Music Nabs the Weeknd". Billboard. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Twitter / RobertBeer68". Twitter. 
  4. ^ "Robert Beer Construction". Robert Beer. 
  5. ^ "This is 40". Madison Beer. 
  6. ^ Beer, Madison (Feb 29, 2012). "Madison Beer - Bruno Mars Mashup". Youtube. 
  7. ^ "Madison Beer, 13-Year-Old Singer, Discovered By Justin Bieber". Huffington Post. July 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ Woods, Casey (September 12, 2013). "Justin Bieber Introduces Madison Beer: ‘She’s Going to Be a Star’". Ryan Seacrest. 
  9. ^ "Justin Bieber Curates the 2013 Music Portfolio". Teen Vogue. 
  10. ^ "Cody Simpson And Madison Beer Record "Valentine"". Popstar!. February 11, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Bubbling Under: Justin Bieber Guests With Madison Beer; American Young Debuts". Billboard. September 20, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Cody Simpson Re-Releases “Valentine” Featuring Madison Beer". Disney Dreaming. 
  13. ^ Lewis, Casey. "What Justin Bieber Protégé Madison Beer's Doing to Prepare for World Domination". Teen Vogue. 
  14. ^ Madison Beer Hung Out With Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez? Cue Feelings!
  15. ^ Beer, Madison (October 26, 2014). "The fact that there are over 900k people following me right now...". Twitter. 
  16. ^ Madison Beer Debuts ‘Unbreakable,’ Talks Justin Bieber & Cody Simpson Studio Time - Hollywood Life
  17. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/unbreakable-mw0002689681
  18. ^ "Bubbling Under: Madison Beer, American Young, Paradise Fears, TeeFLii". Billboard. September 20, 2013. 
  19. ^ http://www.disneydreaming.com/2013/02/09/cody-simpson-re-releases-valentine-featuring-madison-beer/

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