Pope in 2013
|Birth name||Cassadee Blake Pope|
August 28, 1989 |
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Cassadee Blake Pope (born August 28, 1989) is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of the pop punk band Hey Monday, which has been on hiatus since December 2011. With the band she released the studio album Hold On Tight and three EPs. Pope embarked on a solo career which was announced in December 2011, but reassured fans that the band had not "broken up." In early 2012, she played her first acoustic solo tour before releasing Cassadee Pope EP in May later that year. She took part in the third season of NBC's The Voice and was crowned the winner on December 18, 2012. She became the first female winner of The Voice. Her debut solo country album, Frame by Frame, was released on October 8, 2013. The album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Country Albums charts, and was preceded by Top 10 country single, "Wasting All These Tears".
- 1 Life and career
- 2 Performances on The Voice
- 3 Tours
- 4 Discography
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Life and career
2008–11: Career beginnings and Hey Monday
While in Wellington Christian 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. She had a guest appearance as herself in the Degrassi: The Next Generation TV Movie, Degrassi Goes Hollywood, along with Pete Wentz. James departed from the band at the end of 2009. Hey Monday's first EP Beneath It All was to be released in August 2010. To help promote their new album the band toured around small towns and performed at such places like Best Buy. On August 25, 2010, Cassadee and the crew performed at the Reston, VA Best Buy. While beginning to sing the song "Where is my head" she forgot the lyrics and joked about the rumors where people accused them of not writing their own lyrics. With a quick glimpse at the lyrics she continues her set and plays on with a vibrant attitude. In addition to the small towns, the band also traveled with several other groups and performed in the summers 2010 Warped Tour. The Christmas EP was released on December 6, 2011. It was followed later that month by an announcement that Hey Monday had taken an indefinite hiatus on good terms, while the band members pursue individual side projects, with Pope going solo. Also in 2010, Pope and the rest of Hey Monday along with the members from Stereo Skyline appeared on an episode of the MTV show called "Silent Library; Celebrity Edition".
Hey Monday toured with bands such as Fall Out Boy, All Time Low and Yellowcard. She has performed guest vocals live for We the Kings's song "We'll Be a Dream" replacing Demi Lovato (original vocals on the song) as well as live vocals for Yellowcard, The Academy Is..., All Time Low, Attack Attack!, The Cab, Cobra Starship, Fall Out Boy, This Providence and I See Stars. Pope is in a relationship with All Time Low's drummer Rian Dawson.
2012–2014: Solo career, The Voice and Frame by Frame
In early 2012, Pope embarked on her first solo acoustic tour across the east and west coasts. She released her debut self-titled EP (self-labeled) on May 22, 2012, featuring four songs: "Original Love", "Secondhand", "I Guess We're Cool", and "Told You So." All of the songs on the EP were written by Pope herself. She auditioned for season 3 of the popular 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 about his older brother who had died in a car accident; Pope dedicated the song to her great grandfather who passed when she was young and to whom she was very close. 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" bowed at 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, an imprint of Big Machine Records. She then performed a number of new songs from her upcoming debut album, including its lead single and Pope's debut solo single, "Wasting All These Tears", which was released on May 31, 2013. "Wasting All These Tears" 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.
On July 28, 2013, Pope performed the national anthem at the Brickyard 400. She also performed the national anthem at the 2014 NCAA Women's National Championship. Pope later confirmed the title of her debut studio album on August 3 as Frame by Frame and announced a competition for her fans to choose the album cover via her social networking pages. Once the votes were finalized and the cover was chosen, Pope announced that Frame by Frame would be released on October 8, 2013.
On November 22, 2013, she performed the debut single from Frame By Frame, "Wasting All These Tears," on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
2015–Present: Second album in process
On July 17, 2015, it was announced Pope would release a new single, "I Am Invincible", on July 24, 2015. This is the first single from her second album. Pope debuted the empowerment anthem at the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games on July 25, 2015.
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 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.”
Performances on The Voice
- – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
|Blind Audition||"Torn"||Ednaswap||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"||Keith Urban||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|
|Tour name||Participating acts||Location||Participating from – to|
|Solo Acoustic Tour||Cassadee Pope, Stephen Jerzak, Justin Young, Darling Parade, It Boys||North America||January 27 – February 24, 2012|
|Live and Loud Tour||Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Cassadee Pope||North America||May 31 – October 19, 2013|
|Crop Circles and Tractor Beams Tour||Dean Brody, Cassadee Pope||Canada||January 22 – February 22, 2014|
|Sundown Heaven Town Tour||Tim McGraw, Cassadee Pope, Kip Moore||North America||May 8 – August 24, 2014|
|Riser Tour||Dierks Bentley, Randy Houser, Cassadee Pope||North America||October 23–25, 2014|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|Frame by Frame||1||9||16||3||
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Cassadee Pope EP||
|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||60||TBA|
|"—" 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|
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|
|2014||"The Animal in Me" (featuring Robin Zander)||Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue||Big Machine|
Awards and nominations
|2014||World Music Awards||Best Album||Frame by Frame||Nominated|
|Best Female Artist||Cassadee Pope|
|CMT Music Awards||Female Video of the Year||"Wasting All These Tears"||Nominated|
|Breakthrough Video of the Year||Won|
- "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.
- Sara Toth (December 4, 2012). "'The Voice' recap: double the pressure". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- "Twitter / CassadeePope: @middlenamegame Blake!". Twitter. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
- The Voice Winner Cassadee Pope’s Boyfriend is Rian Dawson showbizdaily.net. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
- Hey Monday Announce Hiatus 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.
- "Wasting All These Tears: Cassadee Pope: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
- 08/03/2013. "Cassadee Pope Announces "Frame By Frame" Album Title PLUS Vote For the Cover! (PHOTO) | Cassadee Pope, The Voice". mjsbigblog. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
- "Cassadee's New Album, Frame By Fram Slated for Release Oct. 8 | The Official Cassadee Pope Site". Cassadeepope.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
- Harr, Dan (July 1, 2013). "Cassadee Pope Enjoying Broad Base Of Musical Influences". Music News Nashville. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "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.
- Thompson, Gayle (August 9, 2013). "Cassadee Pope Documentary Series Premiering in October". The Boot. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
- Matt Bjorke (August 13, 2014). "Country Album Sales Report – August 13, 2014". Roughstock. 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 (The Hot 100)". 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.
- "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.
- "I Am Invincible - Single by Cassadee Pope". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- "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.
- 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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