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|Birth name||Angel Mae Taylor|
March 20, 1988 |
Sylmar, California, United States
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboard|
|Associated acts||Katrina Parker|
Angel Mae Taylor is a pop singer-songwriter based out of the Los Angeles area.
Angel Taylor's debut album, entitled Love Travels was released on iTunes on March 31, 2009, through Aware/Columbia Records. An EP entitled Love Travels EP was released on iTunes in February 2009 prior to the release of Taylor's full debut album featuring several songs from the LP. Her song "Make Me Believe" was offered as the iTunes single of the week during the week of March 30, 2009. Taylor has toured with a variety of artists including Adele, Kate Voegele, Brett Dennen, Brandi Carlile and Gavin DeGraw. Taylor was a supporting artist along with Five For Fighting, Mat Kearney, and Sugar Ray at various concerts during the summer of 2009.
Taylor was also featured as one of VH1's You Oughtta Know: Artists On The Rise in 2010.
Born to mother LaTonya Taylor and an abusive father, Angel Taylor is the youngest of five sisters who had once shared a room together. Her elder sister Ebony Taylor appeared on the fifth season of America's Next Top Model. She has lived in Sylmar, California and Santa Clarita, California.
Angel's recording career began when she sent an email to producer Mikal Blue who has also worked with Colbie Caillat, Brendan James, and Jason Reeves and this resulted in an invitation to his studio, Revolver Studios. "I played two songs, 'Chai' and 'It's Easy,' and he said he wanted to work with me — I told him all I wanted to do was get my music on a CD, and asked him how long that was going to take, and he said, 'Oh no, I want to really work with you....'"
After only a matter of months, Angel Taylor took her first plane trip to the record label studio in New York and bought her first cellphone. After signing with Aware/Columbia Records she was able to move herself, her mother and two of her sisters into their first house. Angel had had no musical school and only started writing poetry because of her sister. Angel Taylor: "Ebony started writing poetry when she was 14, I was 13, and I started writing cheeseball stuff like, 'you're awesome, I think you're opossum.' It didn't really get real until a few years later, but I never took a lesson - songs happened by me banging on a piano, playing it by ear, and trying to fit my poetry in. I didn't want to be a musician, I just wanted a fun hobby...."
She was a contestant on the second season of The Voice, where she picked Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine as her coach. Later in the battle rounds she lost to Katrina Parker therefore losing her chance to perform in the live shows.
|2||Blind Auditions||"Someone like You"||
|8||"Battle Rounds||"Bleeding Love"||
- Love Travels (2009)
- Love Travels EP (2009)
- Motion EP (2012)
Taylor's song "Like You Do" was featured in the next to last episode of The CW's One Tree Hill's sixth season and a season 2 episode of VH1's Tough Love, where Taylor also performed the song. "Make Me Believe" was featured on 90210 on May 5, 2009.
She has also worked with the California-based DJ's, Mako. Additionally, in 2014 Angel Taylor is the featured vocalist on "Up All Night" by Russian DJ Arty. It became the first single off of his 2015 album Glorious. Further, in 2015 Taylor provided the vocals for "Make It Right" on Armin van Buuren's album Embrace. Also, she partnered with Tritonal on Getaway.