Pope performing in 2017
|Birth name||Cassadee Blake Pope|
August 29, 1989 |
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Cassadee Blake Pope / /; born August 28, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. 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. It debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums, with 43,000 copies sold in its first week.
- 1 Life and career
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Performances on The Voice
- 4 Discography
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 Tours
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Life and career
2008–11: Career beginnings and Hey Monday
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
In January and February 2012, Pope embarked on her first solo acoustic tour across the east and west coasts of the United States. She released her debut self-titled EP (self-labeled) on May 22, 2012, containing four songs written by Pope. 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. 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.
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. The album, Frame by Frame, was released in October 2013. 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.
2015–present: Summer EP and upcoming second studio album
Pope released the lead single, "I Am Invincible" from her upcoming second studio album. During late 2015, Pope recorded a duet with Chris Young, titled "Think of You" for his 2015 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. In March 2017, Pope travelled to London and performed several times as part of the C2C: Country to Country festival line-up, including an appearance on the main stage with Young.
Pope and her duet partner Chris Young were nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their hit song "Think of You", making her first contestant from The Voice to receive a Grammy nomination.
In July 2017, Pope parted ways with BMLG records.
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.” Pope also mentions Martina McBride as one of her influences.
Beginning on January 5, 2010, Pope was in a relationship with Rian Dawson, the drummer of All Time Low. On February 10, 2017, the pair were engaged. The two publicly announced their separation on July 9, 2017. Pope has been estranged from her father, Lenny Pope, since her parents' divorce. Since winning The Voice, they have come back into contact.
Performances on The Voice
- – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
|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|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|Frame by Frame||1||9||16||3||
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|"—" denotes items which failed to chart.|
|Single||Year||Peak chart positions||Sales||Certifications
|US Country Airplay
|"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||—||—||—||
|"Think of You" (with Chris Young)||2016||2||1||40||1||57||
||I'm Comin' Over|
|"—" denotes items which failed to chart or was not released to that territory.|
|Single||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"You Hear a Song"||2013||44||Frame by Frame|
|"—" denotes items which failed to chart.|
|2013||"Wasting All These Tears"||Brian Lazzaro|
|2014||"I Wish I Could Break Your Heart"||Wes Edwards|
|2015||"I Am Invincible"||Roman White|
|2016||"Think of You" (with Chris Young)||David McClister|
Releases from The Voice
|Title||Album details||Peak chart
|The Complete Season 3 Collection||
|Single||Year||Peak chart positions||Sales||Album|
|"Over You"||2012||3||25||15||340,000||The Complete Season 3 Collection|
|"Are You Happy Now?"||—||95||92||—|
|"Steve McQueen" (with Blake Shelton)||42||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes items which failed to chart.|
|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|
|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|
|2014||"The Animal in Me" (featuring Robin Zander)||Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue||Big Machine|
Awards and nominations
|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|
|2017||Grammy Award||Best Country Duo/Group Performance (with Chris Young)||Think of You||Nominated|
- Live & Loud Tour (2013) with Rascal Flatts & The Band Perry
- Sundown Heaven Town Tour (2014) with Tim McGraw & Kip Moore
- Riser Tour (2014) with Dierks Bentley & Randy Houser
- Southern Style Tour (2015) with Darius Rucker & David Nail
- I'm Comin' Over World Tour (2016) with Chris Young
- "Over You – Cassadee Pope: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
- Sam Lansky (May 20, 2013). "Cassadee Pope's "Wasting All These Tears": Hear Her (Amazing) New Sincougle". Idolator.com. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- Kara Warner (December 19, 2012). "Cassadee Pope: Before She Was 'The Voice' – Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- "Hey Monday Bio". AllMusic.
- "Twitter / CassadeePope: @middlenamegame Blake!". Twitter. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
- Jessen, Wade (Oct 26, 2013). "Pope, Rogers Debut". ProQues. Retrieved Feb 14, 2016.
- Hey Monday Announce Hiatus Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine. Livemusicguide.com. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
- Hey Monday Guitarist Releases Statement Regarding Hiatus Alter The Press. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
- Don't Panic (2012-05-22). "Cassadee Pope – EP: Album Review". idobi. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
- Caulfield, Keith (December 27, 2012). "'Voice' Winner Cassadee Pope Debuts at No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
- Billboard Staff (January 1, 2013). "New Year's Eve 2013 Photos: Stars Ring in the New Year". Billboard. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
- "Cassadee Pope – Chart history (The Hot 100)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
- Thompson, Gayle (August 9, 2013). "Cassadee Pope Documentary Series Premiering in October". The Boot. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
- "Mötley Crüe, Various – Nashville Outlaws (A Tribute To Mötley Crüe)". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
- Harr, Dan (July 1, 2013). "Cassadee Pope Enjoying Broad Base Of Musical Influences". Music News Nashville. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "'The Voice' Winner Cassadee Pope Is Engaged to Rian Dawson". Us Weekly. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
- Swirsky, Jen (July 9, 2017). "Cassadee Pope and Rian Dawson Announce Amicable End to Relationship". Nashville Gab.
- Dukes, Billy (August 27, 2013). "Cassadee Pope Shares Story of Parents' Divorce in '11'". Taste of Country. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- "Cassadee Pope: The Voice Helped Her Bond With Her Father". CMT News. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
- "Cassadee Pope: Album & Chart History – Country Albums". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
- "Cassadee Pope: Album & Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- "Cassadee Pope: Album & Chart History – Canadian Albums". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
- "2014-05-31 Top 40 Country Artist Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- Matt Bjorke (August 13, 2014). "Country Album Sales Report – August 13, 2014". Roughstock. Archived from the original on August 14, 2014. sales figures given in this link here
- "Cassadee Pope: Album & Chart History – Heatseekers Albums". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- "Cassadee Pope – Chart history (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
- "Cassadee Pope – Chart history (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
- "Cassadee Pope – Chart history (Canada Country)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- "Cassadee Pope – Chart history (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
- 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. Archived from the original on March 27, 2014.
- "American singles certifications – Cassadee Pope – Wasting All These Tears". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
- Matt Bjorke (July 30, 2014). "The Top 30 Digital Singles – July 30, 2014". Roughstock. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06.
- http://www.roughstock.com, Roughstock -. "The Top 30 Digital Singles: December 14, 2015 | RoughStock". RoughStock. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- Bjorke, Matt (November 1, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Singles Sales Report: November 1, 2016". Roughstock.
- "American single certifications – Chris Young". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
- "Champagne – Single by Cassadee Pope". iTunes Store (New Zealand). Apple Inc. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- Conaway, Alanna (July 17, 2013). "Cassadee Pope Debuts "Wasting All These Tears" Music Video". Roughstock. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
- "CMT : Videos : Cassadee Pope : I Am Invincible". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
- "Think of You (Duet with Cassadee Pope) – Chris Young". Vevo. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
- Scott, Jason (June 3, 2016). "Watch: Cassadee Pope recalls a burning love in 'Summer' music video". AXS. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
- Peak chart positions for songs charting on Billboard Hot Country Songs:
- "Hot Country Songs Week of December 8, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
- "Hot Country Songs Week of December 29, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
- "Hot Country Songs Week of January 5, 2013". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
- "The Billboard Hot 100 Week of December 8, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
- "Canadian Hot 100 Week of December 8, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
- Highfill, Samantha (June 20, 2013). "Will 'The Voice' ever find a Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood?". EW.com. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
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