Alicia Atout

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Alicia Atout
Alicia Atout BCBP.jpg
Atout in April 2019
Birth nameAlicia Claire Atout
Born (1995-06-01) June 1, 1995 (age 24)[1]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Websiteamusicblogyea.com
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Alicia Atout
Alicia A
Billed fromToronto, Ontario, Canada

Alicia Claire Atout[2] (born June 1, 1995)[1] is a Canadian journalist and YouTube personality, best known for her work in the music and professional wrestling industries. She is currently signed to the American All Elite Wrestling (AEW) promotion as an interviewer and backstage correspondent.[3][4][5] Atout also runs her own music-orientated blog A Music Blog, Yea? (AMBY), as well as her own YouTube channel where she interviews music and wrestling personalities.

Atout previously worked for the Canadian professional wrestling promotion Impact Wrestling[6] and was the MC for professional wrestler Mick Foley's 20 Years of Hell speaking tour. She has also worked as the backstage interviewer for numerous independent wrestling promotions, most notably appearing at the 2018 All In pay-per-view event.[7]

Early life[edit]

Atout was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario and later graduated from Dunbarton High School.

Career[edit]

Work with AMBY[edit]

The website A Music Blog, Yea? (AMBY) was founded by Atout in 2013 at the age of 17. She has since interviewed numerous musicians and bands for AMBY including Dua Lipa, Bring Me The Horizon, Mac DeMarco, Melanie Martinez, One Ok Rock and Greta Van Fleet. In its first year, AMBY won three music awards: the Canadian Weblog Awards for Best Media and Journalism Blog and Best Arts and Culture Blog, and the MiB Award for Best Canadian Art and Culture/Music blog.[7] With the rising popularity of AMBY videos on YouTube, Atout was able to expand her blog into covering other interests and soon began interviewing wrestling personalities such as Rey Mysterio, Paige, Chris Jericho, The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega.[8]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Atout signed with the Impact Wrestling promotion in 2018. In Impact, she served as a backstage interviewer on the promotion's flagship Impact! television series, and co-hosted the weekly Behind The Lights web series on Impact's Twitch channel alongside Anthony Carelli.[6]

In September 2018, Atout participated in the All In pay-per-view event, co-promoted by Cody Rhodes. In 2019, after completing her contractual obligations with Impact Wrestling, she was contacted by Rhodes[9] and offered a position as backstage correspondent for the new All Elite Wrestling (AEW) promotion. Atout debuted for the promotion (using the ring name "Alicia A") at AEW's inaugural event Double or Nothing.

Other ventures[edit]

Atout has participated on various committees for national music award shows in Canada and the United States, working as a jury member for JUNOS, Polaris Music Prize Grand,[10] Prism Prize,[11] and the East Coast Music Association. Atout also currently works for Budweiser and Hot Topic, serving as the Chief Music Officer for the former and Music Influencer for the later.[7]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Canadian Weblog Awards
    • Best Media and Journalism Blog (2013)[7]
    • Best Arts and Culture Blog (2013)[7]
  • Feedspot
    • AMBY ranked No. 68 on the 2016 Feedspot Top 100 Music Blogs, Websites & Newsletters list[7][12]
    • AMBY ranked No. 3 on the 2017 Feedspot Top 50 Toronto Music Blogs list[7][13]
    • AMBY ranked No. 23 on the 2017 Feedspot Top 75 Canadian Music Blogs & Websites & Newsletters list[7][14]
  • FYI Music News
    • AMBY was included on the 2017 FYI Canadian Music Blogs You Should Be Following list[7][15]
  • MiB Awards
    • Best Canadian Art and Culture/Music Blog (2013)[7]
    • Best Canadian Arts and Entertainment Blog (2014)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I turn 22 today. Thanks for the birthday messages, you gems. 🎉". Instagram.com. Alicia Atout. June 1, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Alicia Atout - AMBY Interviews (14 March 2019). "Welcome to My Channel - "The Interview Queen" Alicia Atout" – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Quarrinton, Norm (3 April 2019). "All Elite Wrestling Adds More Talent To Its Broadcast Team".
  4. ^ "Alicia Atout named backstage correspondent for AEW". 3 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Alicia Atout, Justin Roberts, Excalibur, & Alex Marvez Join AEW Broadcast Team - Fightful Wrestling". www.fightful.com.
  6. ^ a b "Alicia Atout". IMPACT Wrestling. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "About AMBY Owner, Alicia Atout – Alicia Atout". Amusicblogyea.com. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  8. ^ "Alicia Atout - AMBY Interviews". YouTube.
  9. ^ Atout, Alicia (27 May 2019). "The Boss! Being a part of @AEWrestling's debut event was hands down the highlight of my career. The vibe, talent, and positivity backstage was unlike anything I've ever experienced and I'm so grateful to have been there with so many amazing people. Thank you, @CodyRhodes. #AEWpic.twitter.com/2LnOsCjKD4".
  10. ^ "Jury". Polaris Music Prize.
  11. ^ "The Prism Prize Jury". Prism Prize.
  12. ^ "Top 100 Music Blogs, Websites & Newsletters". Feedspot Music. 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  13. ^ "Top 50 Toronto Music Blogs and Websites On The Web". Feedspot Music. 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  14. ^ "Top 75 Canadian Music Blogs & Websites & Newsletters". Feedspot Music. 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  15. ^ FYI staff (January 5, 2017). "Canadian Music Blogs You Should Be Following". FYI Music News. Retrieved June 2, 2019.

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