Chloe Flower

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Chloe Flower
Chloe Flower in 2013
Chloe Flower in 2013
Background information
Birth nameChloe Won
Born (1985-08-06) August 6, 1985 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresClassical music
Classical-Crossover
Contemporary instrumental
Pop
Instrumental Pop
Hip hop
Occupation(s)Composer, Writer, Producer, Classical Pianist
Instrument(s)Piano
Years active2010–present
LabelsIsland Records, Sodapop
Websitechloeflower.com

Chloe Won (born August 6, 1985) who is known professionally as Chloe Flower is an American composer, writer, producer and classical pianist.[1][2][3] She studied at Manhattan School of Music Pre-College and later at Royal Academy of Music in London.

Career[edit]

In early 2011, Flower was discovered by producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds before signing to the Island Def Jam Records department, Sodapop. Her album, categorized as Contemporary Classical, was not released until 2021 on Sony Masterworks and features spoken word by author and public speaker Deepak Chopra.

In 2011, Flower opened the North American tour for Italian operatic pop trio, Il Volo.[4]

In 2012, Flower was featured on Nas’ eleventh studio album, Life Is Good where she performed on, A Queen’s Story, produced by Salaam Remi. In November 2013, Flower was featured on Celine Dion’s eleventh English-language studio album, “Loved Me Back to Life” on “Lullaby.” In the same month, Flower was featured on the lead single “Know Bout Me” from American hip-hop producer Timbaland’s third studio album, Opera Noir.

In 2014, Flower scored the music for the short film I Choose directed by AnnaLynne McCord. In 2015, she scored "A Ballerina's Tale," a documentary on American Ballet Theatre Ballerina, Misty Copeland, directed by Nelson George.[5] In July 2015, Flower scored the music for Nike and Kevin Hart's Health is Wealth campaign.[6]

At the 2015 TCA Press Tour, Netflix announced its “Mike Epps: After Dark” Special. The sold-out special was filmed live at the historic Orpheum Theatre featuring Flower’s live classical music with Epps’ stand-up comedy.

In July 2015, Flower gave her Walt Disney Hall debut to a sold out audience. The closing song featured a historic classical version of Eric Clapton’s hit song, Change the World which she performed with her producing partner, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.

In February 2019, Flower became an instant viral sensation for a spirited performance of the song "Money" by Cardi B at the Grammys. She performed the piece on a crystal piano on loan from the Liberace Museum.[7]

In August, 2019, she was selected as a Steinway Artist.

In July 2021, Flower released her debut album, Chloe Flower, with critical acclaim. The album debuted at #4 on the Classical Billboard Charts.

Flower has co-produced songs for 2Chainz (Pretty Girls Like Trap), Celine Dion (Love Me Back to Life), Swae Lee (Christmas at Swae’s), Questlove, Babyface, Nas (Life is Good) and Johnny Mathis. She has also performed as a feature performer with Meek Mill to a sold-out audience at Madison Square Garden, Cardi B, and Becky G.

In 2022, Flower became the first classical instrumentalist to perform as a soloist for Disney’s Holiday Special and Magical Christmas Day Parade.

Flower has composed for Kevin Hart, Misty Copeland, Krug Champagne, The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, and her music was part of the soundtrack for Paramount+ feature film, On the Come Up.

Discography[edit]

Year Title Label
2021 Chloe Flower Sony Masterworks


Philanthropy[edit]

Since 2006 Flower has been working with The Somaly Mam Foundation, an organization that rescues children aged 3–17 from sex slavery. She works closely with AFESIP, an organization based in Cambodia that works to care for and secure the rights of those victimized by sex slavery and human trafficking. She also works closely with CAST LA, which assists persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and works toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.[8]

In August 2012 Flower and Deepak Chopra, performed for a room full of patients in New York City as part of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center A-List program created by Tory Burch.[9]

In 2013, Flower performed and served as a panelist on music education and human trafficking for the United Nations’ CTUAN Conference. Then in 2014, Flower partnered with LA county detention, probation, and foster promoting music education and anti-slavery for at-risk youth and performs regularly at Eastlake Detention Center. On July 30, 2014, Flower partnered with The United Nations Office of Drug and Crime on the launch of the first UN recognized World Day Against Trafficking of Persons. Flower performed and spoke alongside Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and the President of the General Assembly, John Ashe.[10]

In 2015, Flower partnered with Art for Amnesty, a division of Amnesty International, which brings together world-renowned artists for musical projects that benefit Amnesty International.

Flower is an artist ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime as well as the youngest board member of The Liberace Foundation. She has also partnered with Compton Unified School District to help bring awareness to Music Education.

Awards[edit]

In May 2013 Jada Pinkett Smith and Lisa Ling presented Flower with the Creative Impact Award from the Cast LA in recognition of her work in music education and in countering human trafficking by .[11][12]

In October 2022, Chloe received The Last Girl’s Impact Award by Aapne Aap and Gloria Steinham for her work in anti-human trafficking.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arrivals At Tracy Anderson's Method Pregnancy Project Event | Christy Turlington Video Video". Contactmusic.com. 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
  2. ^ "Hill Harper's Girlfriend Chloe Flower". BallerWives.com. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Chloe Flower "Revolution"". Global Grind. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Somaly Mam and all the Girls". Vogue India. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Musician Chloe Flower talks scoring 'A Ballerina's Tale' at TFF 2015". Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  6. ^ "PRE-SUPER BOWL EVENTS ROUND UP: Lil Wayne, Drake, John Legend, Nick Cannon, Ludacris, Kevin Hart & More Party It Up In Arizona". Theybf.com. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  7. ^ Gonzales, Erica. "Everyone Is Freaking Out About Cardi B's Fierce Pianist at the Grammys". Harper's Bazaar. Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  8. ^ "BEHIND THE SCENES – Chloe Flower". Regard Magazine. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Deepak Chopra Serenades Cancer Patients - Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island". Dnainfo.com. 2011-08-17. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
  10. ^ "Human trafficking has no place in modern world, General Assembly President says". United Nations. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  11. ^ Coleman, Christina (2013-05-14). "Pianist Chloe Flower Talks Human Trafficking & Saving Our Youth With GlobalGrind". Global Grind. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
  12. ^ "Modern-Day Slavery - It Ends With Us". Castla.org. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.

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