Alyssa Reid

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Not to be confused with Alex Reid (disambiguation).
Alyssa Reid
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Alyssa Reid performing at the 2011 Calgary Stampede
Background information
Birth name Alyssa Ashley Reid
Born (1993-03-15) March 15, 1993 (age 22)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Origin Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Genres Contemporary R&B, Hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, student
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar, bass
Years active 2007–present
Labels Wax Records
Associated acts P. Reign, Jump Smokers, Jesse Labelle, Snoop Dogg, Emily Osment, Neverest, Hedley, JRDN, Virginia to Vegas

Alyssa Ashley Reid (born March 15, 1993) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Reid rose to fame in 2011, following the release of her single "Alone Again".

Early life[edit]

Alyssa Reid was born in Edmonton, Alberta on March 15, 1993 and raised in Brampton, Ontario, although her family moved around Canada often - Reid has stated she is glad this happened as it gave her the life experience she needed to make it in the music industry. Reid wrote her first song at the age of 7 and started vocal lessons at the age of 9. From this early age, she has continued to work to develop her voice into what has today become a singular vocal style. She is of Scottish and Polish[1] heritage.


2008: "The Next Star"[edit]

On July 18, 2008, Reid began her career by appearing on the first season of YTV's singing competition The Next Star at age 15. Although she was one of the top 6 finalists and performed at the show's finale, she ultimately didn't win the competition. Her original song was "Gonna Make You Dance."

2010–2011: Career beginnings and "The Game"[edit]

Reid was soon discovered by writer, producer, and Wax Records co-founder Jamie Appleby, who signed her to his label after finding a parody of Justin Bieber's "One Less Lonely Girl" (titled "One Less Lonely Boy") that she had posted on YouTube, which went viral.[2]

Her single "Alone Again" featuring P. Reign, released in November 2010, uses lyrics from Heart's 1987 hit "Alone", and was co-written with Wax Records label owner Jamie Appleby, with the original 'Heart' writers Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. The song entered the Canadian Hot 100 at #79 for the week of January 1, 2011 and peaked at #11 the week of April 23, 2011. As of the week of September 24, 2011, the single has spent 39 weeks on the chart. It went on to be CRIA certified double platinum in Canada and sold over a million copies around the world.

In February 2011 she reached #1 on Billboard's "Canadian Emerging Artist" chart and held there for a record breaking 33 weeks straight. Her single "The Game" was released on May 31, 2011 and entered the Canadian Hot 100 at #89 for the week of August 3, 2011, peaking at #35 as of the week of September 24, 2011. In February 2012, "Alone Again" achieved major success in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, beaten to the summit by "Titanium" by David Guetta featuring. Sia.

On April 27, 2011 she performed her debuted track "Alone Again" at Chester University, along with several other covers such as "Gotye".

Reid was nominated for a 2011 MuchMusic Video Award for Pop Video of the Year for "Alone Again". Alyssa's first ever visit to the UK involved in a series of interviews with BBC Radio One, Capital FM and a live interview with Fame Factor TV.[3]

The Game is the debut studio album recorded in 2010 and released on June 21, 2011 by Wax Records. Reid worked with composers and producers such as Billy Steinberg and Jamie Appleby. The album was released in the US as a digital download on May 7, 2013.

On July 20, 2011 Reid performed at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe, England in the United Kingdom along with other acts for the Scunthorpe Telegraphs 75th Birthday and Lincs FMs 20th Birthday.

Reid performed at the 2012 Juno Awards on April 1, 2012, and was nominated in the "Best New Artist" category.

2011–present: Touring and Time Bomb[edit]

On October 1, 2011, Alyssa Reid began tour with Neverest for the Canadian Tour 2011. Reid started her first UK Tour in April 2012 by promoting her single "Alone Again". During this time, Reid was also featured on Wax Records label-mate Jesse Labelle's 2012 single "Heartbreak Coverup".

Reid, along with Danny Fernandes and JRDN, joined Hedley on their Wild Live 2014 Canadian Tour, which began on February 14, 2014.

On February 11, 2014, her second studio album Time Bomb was released. It features "Hurricane" (released in the same year), and her other two singles ("Running Guns" and "Satisfaction Guaranteed") that were released a year earlier. Reid went across Canada alongside label-mate Virginia to Vegas for her "The Time Bomb Tour", which began October 16, 2014.

On July 10, 2015, Reid released a new single titled "Dangerous" which features the band called The Heist. She released a song titled "Tomorrow" that was released on November 2 of the same year. Reid's album third album Phoenix was released on November 27, 2015 and features ten songs.

Personal life[edit]

Reid resides in Toronto, Ontario. She went to St. Thomas Aquinas for grades 9 and 10 and attended Chinguacousy Secondary School through to graduation.


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
The Game 25
Time Bomb
  • Released: February 11, 2014
  • Label: Wax
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Released: November 27, 2015
  • Label: Wax
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album


"If You Are"[12] 2010 Non-album single
"Alone Again"
(featuring P. Reign)[A]
11 25 15 59 2 2 The Game
"The Game" 2011 35 74[B] 69[B]
"Talk Me Down" 2012 81
"Running Guns"[14] 2013 Time Bomb
"Satisfaction Guaranteed" 25
"Hurricane"[16] 2014 49
(featuring The Heist)
2015 63 Phoenix
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album


Hot AC

"Heartbreak Coverup"
(Jesse Labelle featuring Alyssa Reid)
2012 46 14 12 MC : Gold[22] Two
"We Are Stars"
(Virginia to Vegas featuring Alyssa Reid)
2014 14 13 11 14 MC: Gold[23] Vol. I
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Nominated work Category Result
2011 MuchMusic Video Awards "Alone Again" Pop Video of the Year Nominated
2012 MuchMusic Video Awards "The Game" Most Streamed Video of the Year Nominated
Juno Awards Herself New Artist of the Year Nominated
SOCAN Urban Music Award "Alone Again" Pop/Rock Music Awards Won



^[A] "Alone Again" was credited alongside featured artist P. Reign in all countries bar the United Kingdom, where Jump Smokers appeared as the featured artist.
^[B] "The Game" did not enter the Ultratop 50 but peaked at number 24 on the Flemish Ultratip chart (equivalent to a position of 74 on the Ultratop 50)[6] and at number 19 on the Walloon Ultratip chart (equivalent to a position of 69 on the Ultratop 50).[7]


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  2. ^ Goodfellow, Ashley (October 2, 2011). "Alyssa Reid plays free show at Rose". Brampton Guardian. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Fame Factor TV
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  7. ^ a b "Discographie Alyssa Reid". Hung Medien. 
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  10. ^ "Scottish Chart Archive > Week Ending: February 11, 2012". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Alyssa Reid featuring Jump Smokers". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  12. ^ "If You Are (EP) : Alyssa Reid". Archambault. Quebecor Media. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Certification Search > Alyssa Reid". Music Canada. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Running Guns – Single by Alyssa Reid". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. 
  16. ^ "Alyssa Reid "Hurricane" (Video Premiere)". josepvinaixa. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  17. ^ "New Single out NOW". Alyssa Reid (Official Site). Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  18. ^ Canadian Hot 100 featured singles references:
  19. ^ Canada AC featured singles references:
  20. ^ Canada CHR/Top 40 featured singles references:
  21. ^ Canada Hot AC featured singles references:
  22. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Jesse Labelle – Heartbreak Coverup". Music Canada. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Listen—Virginia To Vegas Releases New Single 'Colourful'". Popdust. 

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