Fan 3 (rapper)

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Fan 3
Birth name Allison Jayne Lurie
Also known as Allison Jayne, Fann, Fannius III
Born (1987-12-04) December 4, 1987 (age 30)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Genres Hip Hop, Pop, Alternative, Indie
Occupation(s) Rapper, Singer, Actress, Realtor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Website thisisfann.com

Allison Jayne Lurie (born December 4, 1987) in Sherman Oaks, California, is an American rapper, singer, producer, and actress, better known under the stage name Fan 3.[1] She released several songs in 2004, 2005,[2] 2009[3], and 2010[4] though she never released a full-length album.[1]

Career[edit]

2000: Discovery[edit]

When she was 13, Lurie cut several songs at her home studio; one of them, "What They Gonna Think," was chosen to be included on the Lizzie McGuire soundtrack.[5] She was subsequently signed to Geffen Records.

2004-2005: Early Career[edit]

Music[edit]

In 2004, Fan_3 began releasing songs. One song she recorded, "Digits," was featured on the soundtrack for Shark Tale.[6] In December 2004, Radio Disney's "Jingle Jams" album featured a Christmas song by her, titled "I Love Christmas."[7] She also performed on the Radio Disney Jingle Jams tour with Aaron Carter.[8] In 2005, her single "Geek Love," was a modest success, reaching number 68 on Billboard's Hot Single Sales chart[9] and being featured on a Radio Disney compilation.[10] Fan_3 recorded "Boom" for the movie Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen starring Lindsay Lohan.

Acting[edit]

Fan_3 appeared in the television series "Darcy's Wild Life," playing herself in one episode.[11] She also recorded the show's theme song. Lurie also appeared in "Rap-Off," an episode Romeo!, as herself.[12]

Shelved Album[edit]

Plans were made for Fan_3 to release an album, tentatively titled "Let Me Clear My Throat," on March 19, 2005. A sampler of the album was released in late 2004, but the full-length album was never released, as she was dropped from her label prior to its release.[13]

2008-present: Shut Up Stella and new solo music[edit]

In 2008, Lurie formed Shut Up Stella, a pop/rock group, with Jessie Malakouti (AKA Eden XO) and Kristen Wagner.[14] She left the group after they were dropped by their record label.[15]

Fan_3 announced in 2010 that she is working on new music.[15] She began releasing covers and original music under her given name, Allison Jayne, through Vimeo,[16] MySpace,[17] and YouTube.[18]

Influences[edit]

Lurie has cited TLC, Destiny's Child, and Alanis Morissette[5] as some of her influences. She commented in an interview with PBS Kids that she got her stage name because she likes groups with 3 people in them.[5] Her music has drawn comparisons to Luscious Jackson, The Beastie Boys, and Fannypack.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Lurie's parents divorced when she was a child; she wrote her song "Broken Home" about the experience.[5] She came out as bisexual in 2009,[15] and graduated from Calabasas High School.[15]

Discography[edit]

Songs[13]

  • "What They Gonna Think"
  • "Digits"
  • "Boom"
  • "I Love Christmas"
  • "Geek Love" (#68 US Sales)[9]
  • "Hey Boy"
  • "Broken Home"
  • "Let Me Clear My Throat"
  • "It's a Small World" (Disneymania 3)
  • "Shiny Things"

Singles, EPs, etc.[13]

  • "Geek Love" CD Single
  • "Let Me Clear My Throat" EP
  • "Shiny Things"


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Allison Lurie". IMDb. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "allison lurie". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Connor Hesketh (2008-04-02), Light It Up- Shut Up Stella, retrieved 2018-06-10 
  4. ^ "fanniusIII". YouTube. Retrieved 2018-06-10. 
  5. ^ a b c d "It's My Life: fan_3". PBS Kids. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Shark Tale review". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Disneymania Presents: Wow! Christmas". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Fan_ 3 to join Aaron Carter on Radio Disney's 'Jingle Jam' Tour". Top40-Charts.com. Retrieved 2018-06-10. 
  9. ^ a b "Chart Search". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 7 review". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Darcy's Wild Life (2004–2006) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "Rap Off". IMDb. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  13. ^ a b c "Fan_3 – Let Me Clear My Throat". Discogs. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  14. ^ "Shut Up Stella profile page". Facebook. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Allison Lurie - Biography". IMDb. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  16. ^ "Allison Jayne "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" Cover". Vimeo. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  17. ^ "Allison Jayne". MySpace. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  18. ^ "Semi Precious Weapons - Allison Jayne". YouTube. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  19. ^ "fan_3". Napster. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 

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