Aimee Allen

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Aimee Allen
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Aimee Allen
Background information
Birth nameAimee Elizabeth Allen
GenresPop rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2002–present
LabelsElektra
Side Tracked
Associated actsScott & Aimee
Unwritten Law
Websitehttp://www.aimeeallen.com/

Aimee Allen is an American pop/rock singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, California.[1][2] She is known for her work on the dance song "Cooties" made for the soundtrack of the 2007 version of the movie Hairspray.[3] She was previously signed to Elektra Records and her album I'd Start a Revolution If I Could Get Up in the Morning, featuring tracks produced by Mark Ronson and Don Gilmore, was never released due to a corporate merger.[4][5] The label did, however, release her first single "Revolution" which was a featured rock video on MTV, appeared in the soundtrack of the film Storm, and was the theme for the WB Television Network series Birds of Prey[2][6][7][8] In 2007 her song "Stripper Friends" was re-worked and recorded by Kevin Michael featuring Lupe Fiasco as the hit single "We All Want the Same Thing," released by Downtown Records on the debut album Kevin Michael. That same year the song was also covered by celebrity Tila Tequila for her MTV reality show A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.

Allen contributed to the writing of Unwritten Law's album Here's to the Mourning, released in February 2005. She co-wrote lyrics for the entire album with Unwritten Law singer Scott Russo and also co-wrote the hit single "Save Me (Wake Up Call)" along with Russo and Linda Perry. Allen and Russo began a romantic relationship that resulted in a side project called Scott & Aimee.[9] Their album Sitting in a Tree was released in 2007 by Side Tracked Records.

Aimee supported presidential candidate Ron Paul during the 2008 primary season by recording an "unofficial Ron Paul Anthem" including a music video. She also performed at many events during the 2008 campaign of Ron Paul. One of the performances was at the Ron Paul: Rally for the Republic on 2 September 2008 in which she performed the song Ron Paul Anthem and also sang a request for Ron Paul "Universal Soldier" as well as a great set of her own music.

Allen was also a judge for the 8th annual Independent Music Awards. Her contributions helped assist the careers of upcoming independent artists.[10][11]

Allen released a new album called A Little Happiness on July 21, 2009, on Side Tracked Records with ADA/Warner Brothers.[12] She also contributed to the soundtrack for the film, Sorority Row. Her record "A Little Happiness" debuted at #27 on the Billboards Heatseekers chart. In support of the record, she appeared in nationwide shows with The Dirty Heads, Sugar Ray, Fastball, The Telacasters and Dave Barnes. The first single from the record was "On Vacation" and it reached #49 on the Billboard Hot AC charts. Her songs "Save Me" and "Crazy" from "A Little Happiness" have been featured on demo iPads and iPhones in the Apple Stores.[13] The music video for “On Vacation” was picked for the Freshman 5 on Vh1.com [14] and was the #1 video for 8 weeks on the California Music Channel. Aimee was featured on Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Grammy Award nominated album Repentance.

She also appeared on The Sundance Channel's "Elvis Costello's Inspiration Sessions" sharing her songwriting techniques along with Elton John and Nelly Furtado.[15]

"On Vacation" has been used frequently as the boarding song and featured in flight music for Delta and Continental Airlines.[16]

Her song "Calling the Maker" is on Apple's iPhone Application Tap Tap Revenge 3.

QVC uses "On Vacation" for their Bose product features on air and Bose is using "On Vacation" for all of their in store displays and demos and at Best Buy and Target.

"On Vacation" is also currently in a South Korean Commercial [17] where Aimee has seen a lot of success.

In 2011, Allen's song with members of The Black Eyed Peas "Days like This" was featured in the film Mean Girls 2[18] In April 2011, Allen collaborated on Sublime with Rome's upcoming CD.[19]

Discography

Solo albums
With Scott & Aimee
Guest appearances
Singles
  • "I'm Here" (2008)
  • "On Vacation" (2009,#49 Billboard Hot AC)
  • "No More" (2011)

References

  1. ^ Aimee Allen
  2. ^ a b William Morris Agency
  3. ^ Hairspray (2007)
  4. ^ I'd Start a Revolution If I Could Get Up in the Morning – Aimee Allen
  5. ^ Google Music: Aimee Allen
  6. ^ Videos by Aimee Allen | MTV
  7. ^ Aimee Allen | Watch Online Music Videos on the VSPOT | VH1.com
  8. ^ "Birds of Prey" (2002) – Soundtracks
  9. ^ Levitan, Corey (2004-12-03). "Unwritten Law shakes off the past, moves forward in a classic direction". signonsandiego.com. Retrieved 2007-08-02.
  10. ^ PRLog
  11. ^ Independent Music Awards – 8th Annual IMA Judges
  12. ^ http://www.aimeeallen.com
  13. ^ http://www.apple.com
  14. ^ http://www.vh1.com Template:WebCite
  15. ^ http://www.sundancechannel.com/spectacle/inspiration-sessions/
  16. ^ http://msp.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vds10/i3/p124
  17. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju2Hyx-v7KU
  18. ^ http://msoundtracks.blogspot.com/2011/01/mean-girls-2-full-soundtrack-download.html
  19. ^ http://twitter.com/#!/Romemusica

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