Scarlett Belle

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Scarlett Belle
Origin Sydney
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–2011
Labels Def Jam Recordings
Young & Vicious·/ Sony
Website scarlettbelle.com.au
Past members Tamara Jaber
Reigan Derry
Hayley Aitken

Scarlett Belle were an Australian pop duo who consisted of Tamara Jaber and Reigan Derry. Formed in 2007, the original line-up consisted of Jaber, Derry and Hayley Aitken. However, Aitken left the group in 2008, leaving them as a duo. Scarlett Bele's debut single "Closure" was released in June 2010, and peaked within the top forty on the ARIA Singles Chart. Their second single "Freak Tonight" became a top thirty hit. In 2011, Scarlett Belle officially disbanded to pursue their solo careers.

History[edit]

Formed in 2007, Scarlett Belle were originally a trio that consisted of Tamara Jaber, Reigan Derry and Hayley Aitken.[1][2] Radio presenter Kyle Sandilands, who was Jaber's manager at the time, helped in negotiating a record deal with US label Def Jam Recordings, which signed the group in 2007.[1] After signing with Def Jam, Scarlett Belle were based between Los Angeles and Sydney and began to work on their debut album with Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg, JR Rotem, Nate Dogg and StarGate, as well as Australian producers Rudy Sandapa and Israel Cruz.[3] However, in 2008, Scarlett Belle were dropped from the label and Aitken left the group, leaving Derry and Jaber as a duo.[4]

Scarlett Belle later signed with Sony Music Australia,[5] and released their debut single "Closure" in June 2010.[6] The song served as the lead single from their self-titled debut album, which was originally scheduled for release on 3 September 2010, but changes in creative decisions led to the album being delayed.[2] Upon its release, "Closure" peaked at number 38 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[7] Scarlett Belle released their second single in August 2010, a cover of Cruz's 2009 song "Freak Tonight".[8] Featuring guest vocal appearances from Cruz and rapper Miracle, the song peaked at number 29 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[7] "Lover Boy" was released as their third and final single on 26 November 2010, but failed to impact the charts.[9]

In May 2011, Jaber announced in an interview with Australia's OK! magazine that Scarlett Belle had disbanded, and that she would be pursuing a solo career in the United States and the Middle East.[10] Jaber's manager, Mark Byrne, said there was no rift between Jaber and Derry, stating "they just wanted to go their separate ways" to "pursue their own careers".[11]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions
AUS
[7]
"Closure" 2010 38
"Freak Tonight"
(featuring Israel and Miracle)
29
"Lover Boy"
"—" denotes a single that did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos
Title Year Director(s)
"Closure" 2010 Dan Reisinger[12]
"Freak Tonight" Simon Smith[13]
"Lover Boy"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tamara Jaber gets the deal of her life". News.com.au (News Limited). 29 October 2007. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Scarlett Belle tolls for Tamara Jaber as latest album put on hold". News.com.au (News Limited). 9 September 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Biographies". ScarlettBelle.com.au. Archived from the original on 10 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Richards, Holly (22 November 2010). "The winning reality". The West Australian (Yahoo!7). Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Moran, Jonathan (11 April 2010). "Scarlett Belles strike chord in US". The Daily Telegraph (News Limited). Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Closure – EP by Scarlett Belle". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Discography Scarlett Belle". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Freak Tonight – Single by Scarlett Belle". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Lover Boy – Single by Scarlett Belle". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Life after Kyle". OK! Magazine Australia. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Belle tolls for girl pop duo Scarlett Belle". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times). 11 May 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Scarlett Belle – Closure". Vimeo. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Scarlett Belle – Freak Tonight". YouTube. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 

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