Sarah Hudson (singer)
|Born||1984 (age 29–30)
Los Angeles, California
|Labels||EMI / S-Curve|
|Associated acts||Ultraviolet Sound|
Sarah Theresa Hudson (born 1984) is an American pop singer-songwriter, and creator of the club-pop music project Ultraviolet Sound. Her father is record producer and 1970s television personality-pop singer Mark Hudson.
Sarah Theresa Hudson was born in 1984 to record producer and 1970s television personality-pop singer Mark Hudson (of the Hudson Brothers), and established dancer Wendy Gotelee. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Hudson grew up doing dance and musical theater. As a teenager Hudson did extensive guest and background vocal work for many established pop artists and began writing her own songs at the age of 18. Hudson has trained professionally from the age of 3 under voice instructors Mary Drummond, Elisabeth Howard, and Dena Murray.
2005–2006: Debut album
Hudson's previous record label, S-Curve Records, folded before her debut album, Naked Truth (2005), was officially released. Collaborators include Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian, Billy Mann, Ozzy Osbourne and Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler. Hudson has been featured in Interview, Women's Wear Daily, YM, Seventeen, Teen Vogue and Elle.
2007–2011: Ultraviolet Sound
Work began in late 2008 on Hudson's new "club pop" music project under the name Ultraviolet Sound. The group, also known as UVS, released their first full length record, O.C.D. (Obsessive Compulsive Dancing), in April 2009 independently. The band secured sponsorship of O.C.D from Adidas Originals and garnered a total of 135,000 downloads.
Among UVS's highlights for 2009 were being on tour for most of the year, a show in Toronto at Circa with the DJ superstars SebastiAn and Kavinsky, a 35-city tour with Atlanta-based crunk-rockers Family Force 5, a show in Vegas with Lady Gaga, a SXSW performance on a bill with Robyn, N.E.R.D, Dragonette, Katy Perry, and other top artists, multiple posts from celebrity blogger and tastemaker Perez Hilton, hearing their cover of "Two of Hearts" in rotation on top dance stations and more. Ultraviolet Sound took their music international in March 2009 with a 20-date U.K. tour which included stops in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Brighton and Nottingham.
UVS released their new album worldwide on April 12, 2011. Their first single "Suck My Kiss" was released digitally on iTunes along with three remixes. Followed by the release of their second single "Girl Talk" which was the #1 release at Top 40 radio from an independent label in 2011, playing on over 50 Top 40 stations in the country and still in heavy rotation on Sirius XM's Hits1 and 20on20.
2011–Present: Songwriting and Solo Project
Sarah is currently working on her solo project due out in 2014. She recently had a featuring and co-write on EDM artists Kill The Noise and Brillz's record "Saturn" which was released on Skrillex's label OWSLA, featured in Rolling Stone Magazine and continues to be played by high profile DJ's around the world. In 2011, Sarah linked up with LA artist, Ferras and began collaborating on songs which caught the attention of Capitol Records where he is now signed and currently making his record. Recently, she has written with Greg Wells, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Cirkut, Katy Perry, and many more. Her co-write with Katy Perry entitled "Dark Horse" was voted a "fan favorite" and was released on iTunes September 17, 2013 and on Katy's upcoming album Prism. Since the release, the song became Perry's third single off her album. "Dark Horse" has been a commercial success, charting at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and on the Canadian Hot 100.
Hudson was featured on Frontline in its report "The Way The Music Died." She has also appeared on a Season 1 episode of Project Runway, during a challenge where the contestants had to design a rocker fashion with which she would portray her image. She was touted as an "up and coming rock star".
- 2005: Naked Truth
- 2009: O.C.D. (Obsessive Compulsive Dancing) under Ultraviolet Sound
- 2011: Ultraviolet Sound under Ultraviolet Sound
- 2014: TBA under Minxx
- 2007: Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control - EP under Ultraviolet Sound
- 2011: Suck My Kiss under Ultraviolet Sound
- 2011: Girl Talk under Ultraviolet Sound
- 2012: Neon Child under Ultraviolet Sound
|2008||"Girl On The Verge"||Naked Truth|
|"Gimme My Electro"||Fast, Cheap and Out of Control|
|2009||"O.C.D. (Obsessive Compulsive Dancing)"||O.C.D. (Obsessive Compulsive Dancing)|
|2011||"Suck My Kiss"||Ultraviolet Sound|
- "Ultraviolet Sound - "Suck My Kiss" Music Video "". Retrieved 2011-03-07.
- "Ultraviolet Sound UVS 2011 Video Megamix". Retrieved 2011-03-07.
- "Ultraviolet Sound - "Girl Talk" Music Video "". Retrieved 2011-07-19.
- Ultraviolet Sound
- PBS Frontline page for "The Way the Music Died"
- Ultraviolet Sound at Odds On Records