Charlie Storwick

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Charlie Storwick
Birth name Melissa Storwick
Born (1998-11-13) November 13, 1998 (age 19)
Origin Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter and Actress
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2011–present
Labels WestSonicMusic
Associated acts JD
Zuban Thakkar
Website [1]

Melissa "Charlie" Storwick (born November 13, 1998 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress. She is most notable for being the winner of The Next Star season 4, and starring the role of Piper Gray in YTV's Some Assembly Required.

Personal life[edit]

Storwick has been singing since she was young,[dubious ] and stated in an interview for The Next Star that she is inspired by all types of music. Her interests in singers are The Band Perry and Whitney Houston. Storwick currently resides in Calgary, Alberta with her family. She used to attend the Calgary Waldorf School.[1]

Career[edit]

The Next Star[edit]

In May, 2011, after hearing about the auditions from a friend, she chose to audition for The Next Star because she wanted to "take it to the next level". Out of thousands of young hopefuls, Storwick made it to the Top 16. She later made it to the Top 6, along with contestants Parker Schmidt, Milly Benzu, Shania Fillmore, April Llave, and JD Meeboer. At the finale, it was announced that she won Season 4 of The Next Star.

Throughout the season, Storwick performed a total of 12 songs. (One being her audition, and two being music videos) The first song she performed was "Stuttering" by Fefe Dobson. After meeting her music producer, Zubin Thakkar, they both created her new song titled "Good as Gone". Along with the rest of the top six, she performed a preview of her song. She later performed a battle song with contestant Parker; herself with "Sweet Escape" and Parker with "Grenade". Then for the group battle, she performed "Whip my Hair"; with April and Parker v.s. "I Love Rock and Roll" performed by Shania, JD and, Milly. Further on in the series, she performed "My Guy" for the Motown segment of the season. Storwick also performed a Motown song with contestants Shania and April titled "Baby Love". At the finale after she won, she performed Jessie J's "Price Tag".

Towards the end of the season, Storwick also created a music video titled "Good As Gone", and created a group music video, "Turn It Up Up Up" with her and the other top 6 members. On September 25, 2011, she won The Next Star Season 4, due to the spiking number of votes over the season. Her single, "Good As Gone" along with the rest of the top 6 singles are now available on iTunes and on The Next Star season 4 album.

In 2012, Storwick released her new single, "Glitter in the Sky". The music video made its first appearance on Monday, July 16 on YTV at 10:30 AST. Her other song titled "Paper Heart" was also released on July 16.

In 2012, Storwick appeared on YTV's "The Zone" with her music producer Zubin Thakkar, for an interview by host Carlos Bustamente. From there she performed an acoustic version her new singles "Glitter in the Sky" and "Paper Heart". Storwick stated in the interview that she is working on pursuing an acting career in the future.

Storwick is also the first ever contestant on The Next Star to get one million views on YouTube.[2]

Some Assembly Required[edit]

It was announced in 2012 that Storwick would be playing the role of Piper Gray in the upcoming YTV show, Some Assembly Required. The show premiered January 6, 2014.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Next Star Herself Top 6; winner
2011 MuchMusic Herself Interview
2012 YTV Herself Interview; The Zone
2014–2016 Some Assembly Required Piper Gray[4] Lead Role; YTV Original Series
premiering January 2014

Discography[edit]

Year Title Artist Producer
2011 Single: "Good as Gone" Charlie Zubin Thakkar
2011 Single: "Turn It Up Up Up" The Next Star; top 6 Jasmine Denham-Baird
2012 Single: "Glitter in the Sky" Charlie Zubin Thakkar
2012 Single: "Paper Heart" Charlie Zubin Thakkar
2015 Single: "Ghosts" Charlie
2016 Single: "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" Charlie
2018 Single: "Blackout" FAANGS
2018 Album: "Bazaar" FAANGS

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2011 "Good as Gone" Charlie #21 on MuchMusic Countdown
2011 "Turn It Up Up Up" The Next Star top 6 Aired on CMT as #69 in top 100
2012 "Glitter in the Sky" Charlie
2015 "Ghosts" Charlie
2016 "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" Charlie

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