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September 3, 1976 |
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
|Occupation||songwriter, singer, actress|
Rebekah Johnson, also credited as Rebekah and Rebecca Jordan (born September 3, 1976), is an American singer-songwriter and actress from Ohio. She wrote the song "Beautiful Disaster" for Kelly Clarkson who loved the song so much she recorded it on two albums.
Life and career
In 1998, she released Remember to Breathe on Elektra Records, the radio singles were "Sin So Well" (No. 80 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart) and "Hey Genius". Rebecca sought and was eventually granted a release from the label due to creative differences. She then signed with Clive Davis' J Records, but did not complete or release an album, and after 3 years requested a release.
In 2005, under the name Rebekah Jordan, she financed, produced and released an EP through her own Tea Party Records. The 6 song EP, titled The Trouble With Fiction included 5 original songs and what is becoming a signature interpretation of the Stevie Nicks classic, "Dreams". The featured musicians were: Butch on drums and percussion (from The Eels, Rufus Wainwright, Tracy Chapman), John Ballinger on guitar and clarinet (from Rufus Wainwright) and Jessica Catron on cello.
In 2006, Butch, John Ballinger, Jessica Catron, and Rebecca formed a new band, "Dreaming Ferns". They made a limited edition EP titled You're A Spark, which was only available at live shows.
In 2009, Rebecca relocated to Brooklyn, NY and was signed to Imagem Music as a songwriter. Rebecca began writing with John Legend and Alice Smith, and in 2010 was given the Abe Olman Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Rebecca's Souvenir EP, produced with Thad DeBrock, was nominated for an Independent Music Award in 2011. She was featured as a guest vocalist on the 2011 Wax Poetics release Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn, on the songs "Midnight Blue", "First Step On The Moon", and "It's Me".
Rebecca was also featured as a vocalist and writer on the Rockie Fresh mixtape Driving 88 on the song "No Worries" and on The KickDrums Follow The Leader mixtape on the song "Lights" in 2012.
In 2013, Rebecca was invited to perform at The Kennedy Center for the ASCAP Foundation's Contemporary Composer Series.
Rebecca has had major acting roles in two films, Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights and in the 2003 gay romantic drama Latter Days where she sings three songs: "More", "Another Beautiful Day" and "Tuesday 3:00am".
- Remember to Breathe (1998)
- The Trouble With Fiction (2005)
- You're A Spark (2007)
- Souvenir (2011)
- "Rebekah - Remember To Breathe (CD, Album) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
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