Amanda Blank

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Amanda Blank
Amanda Blank.jpg
Amanda Blank in 2006
Background information
Birth nameAmanda Mallory
Born (1983-03-21) March 21, 1983 (age 35)
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresElectronica, Baltimore club
Years active2004–present
LabelsDowntown Records
Associated actsSpank Rock, Sweatheart, Plastic Little

Amanda Blank (born Amanda Mallory on March 21, 1983) is an American singer,[1] rapper and member of the performance art band Sweatheart based in Philadelphia.[2]

Early life[edit]

Amanda Blank was born in Germantown, a neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1983. Amanda and her older sisters were raised in a row house in Germantown by artist parents.[3]


She is a collaborator with the rapper Spank Rock, most notably on the track "Blow" on the mix CD Bmore Gutter Music and later "Bump" on the album YoYoYoYoYo released in 2006. Further, she appeared on Bmore Gutter Music, which was produced by Aaron LaCrate and Low Budget of Hollertronix. Her songs have appeared in HBO's Life Support and the CSI: NY episode "Buzzkill". In 2007, she was featured on the official Eli Escobar and Doug Grayson remix for Britney Spears's hit single "Gimme More". In early 2008, Blank was described as being part of "a new crop of young, multicultural, female hip-hop acts in the wake of M.I.A. causing a stir on the internet and in indie-label conference rooms."[1] She was featured on the song "Loose" on the Spank Rock and Benny Blanco are Bangers & Cash EP. "Loose" was featured in the ABC show Castle episode "Lucky Stiff". Blank's song "Make It Take It" appeared in a commercial for McDonald's in 2010.[4]

Blank signed to Downtown Records in 2007.[3] She worked on her first solo album, with producers XXXChange of Spank Rock, Diplo, and Dave Sitek. The album "I Love You" was released on August 4, 2009, with her first single being "Might Like You Better".[5]

Amanda Blank has opened for Canadian electroclash musician Peaches,[6] the Yeah Yeah Yeahs,[7] and label mate Santigold.[8] Since 2013 she had been working in collaboration with Spank Rock.[9][10]



  • 2005: Bmore Gutter Music (Mix CD)
  • 2006: Blow (EP)
  • 2009: I Love You


  • 2009: "Might Like You Better"
  • 2009: "Shame on Me"


  • Get It Now 12"
  • Supafreak"

Featuring work[edit]

  • "Quicksand (Mad Decent 2010 Rerub)"- (with Major Lazer)
  • "A Volta" - feat. Sizzla and Lovefoxxx, on The Spirit of Apollo LP (with N.A.S.A)
  • "Bump" - 12" (with Spank Rock)
  • "Extraball" - on the Away from the Sea LP (with Yuksek)
  • Lindsay Lohan's Revenge - 12" (with Pase Rock)
  • Supahead - (Wowo Bmore Gutter Music)
  • Loose - 12" (with Bangers & Cash)
  • Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles - (with Spank Rock)
  • Sexy Motherfucker - 12" (with Pase Rock)
  • Blow Remix EP - (with Aaron LaCrate, 45 King, Dj Equalizer, Debonair Samir)
  • YoYoYoYoYo - (with Spank Rock)
  • Bmore Gutter Music - (with Aaron LaCrate, Low Budget, Spank Rock)
  • "What U Like" - (with Major Lazer)
  • "Love Thing Part 3 (Only you)" - On Eli Escobar's "Love thing" LP
  • "Psycho Killa" - On The '87 Stick Up Kids "Car Keys & Rabbit Feet" LP


  1. ^ a b Shepherd, Julianne (January 27, 2008). "Hip-Hop's Newest Faces: Indie, Fierce and Female". The New York Times. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  2. ^ "RWD article". Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  3. ^ a b "Downtown Music - Amanda Blank". 2009-05-21. Archived from the original on May 21, 2009. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  4. ^ "Retrieved 28 April 2010". 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  5. ^ "Amanda Blank - I Love You". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  6. ^ Fragassi, Selena. "Retrieved 28 April 2010". Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  7. ^ "Retrieved 28 April 2010". 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  8. ^ "Retrieved 28 April 2010". 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  9. ^ "Spank Rock / Amanda Blank: "We Can Go All Night Long"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  10. ^ "Premiere: Listen to Spank Rock's "Assassin" f/ Amanda Blank". Complex UK. Retrieved 2015-11-11.

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