Priscilla Renea

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Priscilla Renea
Born (1988-09-14) September 14, 1988 (age 26)
Origin Vero Beach, United States[1]
Genres Pop, soul, R&B, electropop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments vocal cords Vocals, guitar[1]
Years active 2007 – present
Labels Capitol, Virgin[2]
Website www.priscillareneamusic.com

Priscilla Renea Hamilton (born September 14, 1988) is an American singer-songwriter. She is signed to Capitol Records,[3] and her debut album, Jukebox, was released on December 1, 2009 but failed to garner substantial success.[1][4] Her second album was expected to be released sometime in 2011, although no official release details have been announced. As a songwriter, she has written for Demi Lovato, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, The Saturdays, Pitbull, Cheryl Cole, Miranda Lambert, and Madonna.

Early life[edit]

Renea was born in Vero Beach, Florida in the United States on September 14, 1988. Renea's father was a member of the Navy.[5] Renea has stated that she began singing at age two but wasn't comfortable with singing around people until she was older.[1][4] She disliked music that she heard on the radio so decided to write songs that she liked, and that she wanted to hear. She later stumbled upon YouTube and began posting videos of her singing in her room. She recorded videos of her self singing the dictionary, and made her own songs Independently.[1][4] Her channel eventually received over 30,000 subscriptions and she was given the opportunity to participate in MTV's Say What? Karaoke.[4]

Career[edit]

The album was due for an October 20, 2009 release but was delayed for additional recording to occur. The album was preceded by the single "Dollhouse", which was released on August 18, 2009. The single failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100 but did reach number eleven on the Heatseekers singles chart,[6] number thirty-one on the Hot Dance Club Songs [7] becoming a mild chart success.

Renea's debut album, Jukebox, was released on December 1, 2009. The record sold a mere 1,200 copies in its first week and failed to reach the Billboard 200. However, it did reach number twenty-three on the Billboard Heatseekers album charts, staying on the chart for one week.[8] The album has sold 3,000 copies to date in the U.S. and 5,000 copies to date worldwide. Regardless of its commercial failure, the album was critically acclaimed.[9]

The second and final single, "Lovesick", was released on March 2, 2010 but failed to chart completely.[10]

Renea co-wrote four songs (including the UK number-one single "Promise This" and the UK top 10, California King Bed" a track from Rihanna's fifth studio album, Loud, released in November 2010.

She continued her songwriting career, landing credits on 2011 and 2012 albums by Rihanna, Madonna, Mika, Demi Lovato, Chris Brown, and Selena Gomez & The Scene. In 2013, Renea was featured in B.o.B's song "John Doe" from his album Underground Luxury.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, certifications, and sales
Title Sales
Jukebox
  • World: 5,000
  • US: 3,000

Writing Discography[edit]

Artist Title selected songs Label -
Priscilla Renea Jukebox All songs Capitol Wrote
Priscilla Renea Hello My Apple EP All Songs Capitol Wrote
Rihanna Loud "California King Bed" Def Jam Co-Wrote/Backing Vocals
Rihanna Talk That Talk "Watch n' Learn" Def Jam Co-Wrote
Selena Gomez & The Scene When The Sun Goes Down "Who Says", "Bang Bang Bang" Hollywood Co- wrote, Vocal, Producer, Backing Vocals
Cheryl Cole Messy Little Raindrops "Promise This", "Hummingbird", "Raindrops", "The Flood" Fascination Co- wrote, Vocal, Producer, Backing Vocals
Cheryl Cole 3 Words "Happy Hour" Fascination Co-wrote
Cher Lloyd Sticks and Stones "Superhero" Syco Co-wrote
Girlicious Girlicious "Here I Am" Geffen Co-Wrote
Big Sean Finally Famous "My Last", "What Goes Around" Def Jam Backing Vocals
Mary J. Blige My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1) "Don't Mind" Geffen Co-Wrote
Kelly Rowland Here I Am "Work It Man", "Turn It Up" Universal Motown Co-wrote
Chris Brown F.A.M.E. "Beg For It", "Wet The Bed" Jive Co-wrote
Chris Brown Fortune "Don't Wake Me Up" RCA Records Co-wrote, Additional Vocals
Greyson Chance Hold On 'til the Night "Stranded" Geffen Co-wrote
Demi Lovato Unbroken "Fix a Heart" Hollywood Co-wrote
Demi Lovato Demi "In Case" Hollywood Co-wrote
Yelawolf Radioactive "Made in the U.S.A" Shady Co-wrote, Backing Vocals
Madonna MDNA "Gang Bang", "Love Spent" Live Nation Co-wrote
Sabi All I Want "Where They Do That At?" Warner Bros. Co-wrote
Mika The Origin of Love "Popular Song" Casablanca Co-wrote, Featured Vocals
Bridgit Mendler Hello My Name Is... "All I See Is Gold", "5:15" Hollywood Co-wrote
Girls' Generation Girls' Generation II: Girls & Peace "I'm A Diamond" SM Ent. Co-wrote
The Saturdays Living for the Weekend "Gentleman", "Lease My Love" Fascination Wrote
Little Mix DNA "Turn Your Face" Syco Co-wrote
Tamar Braxton Love and War "Tip Toe" Streamline Co-wrote
K. Michelle Rebellious Soul "V.S.O.P" Atlantic Records Wrote
Pitbull Global Warming: Meltdown "Timber (feat. Ke$ha)" RCA Co-Wrote
B.o.B Underground Luxury "John Doe" Rebel Rock Featured Vocals
Miranda Lambert Platinum "Somethin' Bad" RCA Nashville Co-Wrote

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Priscilla Renea: Full Biography". MTV. MTV Networks. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Priscilla Renea Music". artist website. virginrecords.com. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Chris (16 October 2009). "MTV Discover & Download: Priscilla Renea". MTV. MTV Networks. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d Bell, Crystal (16 October 2009). "Priscilla Renea Prepares 'Jukebox' Debut". Billboard. e5 Global Media. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Album Review: Priscilla Renea’S “Jukebox”. Concreteloop.Com (2009-12-01). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  6. ^ Priscilla Renea Album & Song Chart History. Billboard.com (2009-11-07). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  7. ^ Priscilla Renea/chart-history/1118129#/artist/priscilla-renea/chart-history/1118129?f=381&g=Singles
  8. ^ Priscilla Renea Album & Song Chart History. Billboard.com (2009-11-07). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  9. ^ Priscilla Renea: Jukebox. Prefixmag.com (2009-12-01). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  10. ^ PRISCILLA RENEA / Official Website. Priscillareneamusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-12.

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