Cassadee Pope

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Cassadee Pope
Cassadee Pope at Southcentre.jpg
Pope performed at Southcentre Mall in Calgary, Alberta
Background information
Birth name Cassadee Blake Pope
Born (1989-08-28) August 28, 1989 (age 27)
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • violin
  • drums
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts

Cassadee Blake Pope[5] (born August 28, 1989) is an American singer and songwriter. Pope was the lead vocalist of the rock band Hey Monday (on hiatus as of December 2011), with whom she released one studio album and three EPs. Pope embarked on a solo career in early 2012, and released Cassadee Pope EP in May 2012. She took part in the third season of The Voice and became the first female winner on December 18, 2012. Her debut solo country album, Frame by Frame, was released on October 8, 2013 to a top 10 Billboard 200 charting.[6] It debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums, with 43,000 copies sold in its first week.

Life and career[edit]

2008–11: Career beginnings and Hey Monday[edit]

Main article: Hey Monday
Pope performing with Hey Monday in 2010

While attending Wellington High School in Wellington, Florida, Pope formed the band Blake with good friend Mike Gentile. The project disbanded before being signed and in 2008, she and Gentile along with Alex Lipshaw, Michael "Jersey" Moriarty, and Elliot James founded the pop punk band Hey Monday. Hey Monday released their first studio album, Hold on Tight, in October 2008. Pope wrote two songs and co-wrote the other nine songs. She appeared in Fall Out Boy's video for "America's Suitehearts", from their 2008 album Folie à Deux. She also provided guest vocals for The Cab's remix version of their song "Take My Hand" that appeared on Fall Out Boy's mixtape, Welcome to the New Administration, and appeared in the music video for it the following summer of 2009. James left the band at the end of 2009. Hey Monday's first EP Beneath It All was to be released in August 2010; to promote the album the group toured the US and played on the 2010 Warped Tour. The Christmas EP was released on December 6, 2011, and later that month Hey Monday took an indefinite hiatus on good terms.

2012–2014: Solo career, The Voice and Frame by Frame[edit]

In January and February 2012, Pope embarked on her first solo acoustic tour across the east and west coasts.[7][8] She released her debut self-titled EP (self-labeled) on May 22, 2012, containing four songs written by Pope.[9] She auditioned for season 3 of the singing competition The Voice during the summer and had all four coaches offer her a place on their teams; she ultimately picked country singer Blake Shelton. In the third live round, Pope performed "Over You", co-written by mentor Shelton. The song reached number one on the iTunes chart, knocking Psy's "Gangnam Style" down to number two. She was the only female contestant to advance to the Top 4 round where she performed "Stupid Boy" by country singer-songwriter Sarah Buxton, which also reached number one on iTunes. She advanced to The Voice finals, winning the title on the live finale results day in December. An album compiling her performances on The Voice entitled The Voice: The Complete Season 3 Collection reached No. 1 on the Heatseekers and sold 11,000 copies, and 8,000 more copies in the following week. Her self-titled EP also re-entered the chart at No. 42, selling 1,000 copies.[10] Pope performed "Stand" on New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, and later performed that night with Grammy award-winning group Train at the NIVEA Kiss Stage in Times Square in New York City.[11]

In January 2013, Pope signed with country music label Republic Nashville; the lead single of her solo album, "Wasting All These Tears", was released on May 31, 2013. It debuted at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It sold 125,000 copies in first week of release.[12] The album, Frame by Frame, was released in October 2013.[13] Pope spent most of 2014 touring with country artists Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley. She also was featured on the Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe album where she covered The Animal In Me.[14]

2015–present: Summer EP and upcoming second studio album[edit]

Pope released the lead single, "I Am Invincible" from her upcoming second studio album. During late 2015, Pope recorded a duet with Chris Young, entitled "Think of You" for his 2016 album I'm Comin' Over. This single became Pope's first song to peak at number one on the US Country Airplay chart in May 2016.

Pope's new EP, Summer, was released on June 3, 2016 and the title track was released as a single on June 6, 2016.

On July 24, 2016, Pope sang the Star Spangled Banner, the United States national anthem, before the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


When it comes to Pope's influences she has said “I’m all over the place. I tend to go backwards a little bit and listen to Natalie Imbruglia's Left of the Middle and old Shania, Michelle Branch, Avril, Blink 182…I’m kind of all over the board. And then more recently I’m into the new Blake Shelton album, not gonna lie. Hunter Hayes and Taylor Swift.”[15] Pope also mentions Martina McBride as one of her influences.

Performances on The Voice[edit]

     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original Artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "Torn" Natalie Imbruglia September 25, 2012 7.6 All four chairs turned
Joined Team Blake
Battle Rounds "Not Over You" (v.s. Ryan Jirovec) Gavin DeGraw October 22, 2012 14.4 Saved by Coach
Knockout Rounds "Payphone" (v.s. Suzanna Choffel) Maroon 5 October 30, 2012 17.10 Saved by Coach
Live Playoffs "My Happy Ending" Avril Lavigne November 5, 2012 18.5 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 12 "Behind These Hazel Eyes" Kelly Clarkson November 12, 2012 21.7 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 10 "Over You" Miranda Lambert November 19, 2012 23.9 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 8 "Are You Happy Now?" Michelle Branch November 26, 2012 25.8 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 6 "Stand" Rascal Flatts December 3, 2012 27.2 Saved by Public Vote
"I'm With You" Avril Lavigne 27.11
Live Top 4 (Semifinals) "Stupid Boy" Sarah Buxton December 10, 2012 29.3 Saved by Public Vote
Live Finale "Over You" Miranda Lambert December 17, 2012 31.2 Winner
"Steve McQueen" (with Blake Shelton) Sheryl Crow 31.6
"Cry" Angie Aparo 31.9


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
UK Country
Frame by Frame 1 9 16 3

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country

Cassadee Pope EP
  • Release date: May 22, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Extended play
  • Release date: June 3, 2016
  • Label: Republic Nashville
  • Formats: Extended play
14 164
"—" denotes items which failed to chart.


Single Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
US Country Airplay
CAN Country
"Wasting All These Tears" 2013 5 10 37 26 41 Frame by Frame
"I Wish I Could Break Your Heart" 2014 35 32
"I Am Invincible" 2015 52 N/A
"Think of You" (with Chris Young) 2016 2 1 40 1 57 I'm Comin' Over
"Summer" 55 Summer
"—" denotes items which failed to chart or was not released to that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
US Country
"You Hear a Song" 2013 44 Frame by Frame
"11" 38
"Good Times" 50
"—" denotes items which failed to chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2013 "Wasting All These Tears" Brian Lazzaro[33]
2014 "I Wish I Could Break Your Heart" Wes Edwards[34]
2015 "I Am Invincible" Roman White[35]
2016 "Think of You" (with Chris Young) David McClister[36]
"Summer" TK McKamy[37]

Releases from The Voice[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
US Heat
The Complete Season 3 Collection
  • Release date: December 18, 2012
  • Label: Republic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
125 1


Single Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
US Country
"Over You" 2012 3 25 15 340,000[41] The Complete Season 3 Collection
"Are You Happy Now?" 95 92
"Stupid Boy" 4 40 28
"Cry" 2013 60 53
"Steve McQueen" (with Blake Shelton) 42
"—" denotes items which failed to chart.

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Record label
2008 The Cab Welcome to the New Administration "Take My Hand Machine Shop Production" Decaydance
2009 The Cab The Lady Luck EP "Take My Hand (Remix)" Decaydance, Fueled By Ramen
2011 Vonnegutt $FREE.99 "When I Come Around" Purple Ribbon Records
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes (Acoustic) "Hang You Up" Hopeless
It Boys! Introduction "Shy" Hollywood Waste
2012 I See Stars Digital Renegade "Electric Forest" Sumerian
Yellowcard Southern Air "Telescope" Hopeless
All Time Low Don't Panic and Don't Panic: It's Longer Now! "Backseat Serenade" (backing vocals)
"So Long, Soldier" (backing vocals)
I See Stars The Hardest Mistakes – Single "The Hardest Mistakes" Sumerian
2015 Chris Young I'm Comin' Over "Think of You" (duet) RCA Records Nashville

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album Record label
2014 "The Animal in Me" (featuring Robin Zander) Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue Big Machine

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Awards Result
2013 American Country Awards New Artist of the Year Herself Nominated
2014 CMT Music Awards Female Video of the Year Wasting All These Tears
Breakthrough Video of the Year Won
American Country Countdown Awards Female Vocalist of the Year Herself Nominated
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Female Country Artist Herself Nominated




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  3. ^ Kara Warner (December 19, 2012). "Cassadee Pope: Before She Was 'The Voice' – Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Sara Toth (December 4, 2012). "'The Voice' recap: double the pressure". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
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  6. ^ Jessen, Wade (Oct 26, 2013). "Pope, Rogers Debut". ProQues. Retrieved Feb 14, 2016. 
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  11. ^ Billboard Staff (January 1, 2013). "New Year's Eve 2013 Photos: Stars Ring in the New Year". Billboard. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
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  13. ^ Thompson, Gayle (August 9, 2013). "Cassadee Pope Documentary Series Premiering in October". The Boot. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
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  15. ^ Harr, Dan (July 1, 2013). "Cassadee Pope Enjoying Broad Base Of Musical Influences". Music News Nashville. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
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  26. ^ Matt Bjorke (March 26, 2014). "Country Chart News – The Top 30 Digital Singles – March 26, 2014: Florida Georgia Line #1, Luke Bryan, Dan+Shay, Jerrod Niemann, and Scotty McCreery Notables This Week". Roughstock. 
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  30. ^ Bjorke, Matt (April 4, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: April 11, 2016". Roughstock. 
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  35. ^ "CMT : Videos : Cassadee Pope : I Am Invincible". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  36. ^ "Think of You (Duet with Cassadee Pope) – Chris Young". Vevo. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  37. ^ Scott, Jason (June 3, 2016). "Watch: Cassadee Pope recalls a burning love in 'Summer' music video". AXS. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  38. ^ Peak chart positions for songs charting on Billboard Hot Country Songs:
  39. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100 Week of December 8, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
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  41. ^ Highfill, Samantha (June 20, 2013). "Will 'The Voice' ever find a Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood?". Retrieved June 14, 2013. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jermaine Paul
The Voice (U.S.)

2012 (Fall)
Succeeded by
Danielle Bradbery
Preceded by
"I Believe I Can Fly"
The Voice (U.S.)
Winner's song

2012 (Fall)
Succeeded by
Born To Fly