Faye Webster

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Faye Webster
black-and-white image of Faye Webster singing and playing guitar onstage
Webster performing in 2019
Background information
Born (1997-06-25) June 25, 1997 (age 26)
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2013–present
Labels
Websitefayewebster.com

Faye Webster (born June 25, 1997) is an American singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. She has released five studio albums: Run and Tell (2013), Faye Webster (2017), Atlanta Millionaires Club (2019), I Know I'm Funny Haha (2021), and Underdressed at the Symphony (2024).

Early life[edit]

Faye Webster was born in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] She had music in her family; her grandfather, named Corbin, was a bluegrass music guitarist in Texas, her mother was a guitarist and fiddle player, and her oldest brother played in a rock band in high school. By age 14, she was writing music. She attended Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta,[2] where she and a group of friends formed a rap group. After watching her perform at open mic nights, her dad advised her to record her music so that people could take it home with them.[1]

Career[edit]

At the age of 16, on October 30, 2013, Webster self-released her debut album, Run and Tell.

After graduating high school, she enrolled in Belmont University in Nashville to study songwriting, but soon dropped out and moved back to Atlanta after deciding that she was "wasting time and money".[3][1] She made a deal with her parents that she would live at home for a year and if she was not successful as a musician, she would return to college.[3]

Soon after dropping out, in 2017, Webster signed to Awful Records.[4]

In April 2017, she embarked on a 12-city tour with Sean Rowe[2] followed by the release of her second album, the self-titled Faye Webster in May 2017.[5][6]

Webster signed to the Secretly Canadian record label in late 2018.[7]

Webster released her third full-length album, Atlanta Millionaires Club, in May 2019 via Secretly Canadian.[8][9][10][11][12] The album is named after her father's group of grad-school friends who compete in everything from doughnut-eating contests to 5k races.[13]

In March 2019, Webster's song "Room Temperature" was featured in a Rolling Stone article.[14]

In April 2020, Webster released the single "In a Good Way".[15]

Her song "Better Distractions" was featured in an article in Pitchfork in September 2020[16] and was chosen by President Barack Obama in December 2020 as one of his favorite songs of the year.[17]

In April 2021, she released the single "Cheers" and announced her fourth studio album I Know I'm Funny Haha, which was released on June 25, 2021.[18]

In October 2021, Webster released an EP titled Live at Electric Lady, as part of a Spotify exclusive series of the same name. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the EP features live recordings of songs from her previous two studio albums, as well as a cover version of the song "If You Need to, Keep Time on Me" by Fleet Foxes.[19]

In December 2021, she was announced to be one of the opening acts on an upcoming tour by Haim.[20]

In June 2023, Webster released the single "But Not Kiss" and declared tour dates for her upcoming tour.

In September 2023, she released the single "Lifetime" and announced her UK/European tour dates for her tour in 2024.[21][non-primary source needed]

In March 2024, Webster released her fifth studio album, Underdressed at the Symphony.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Webster is passionate about the Atlanta Braves, would leave school early to attend baseball games, and wears team jerseys regularly. She had a crush on Ronald Acuña Jr., a Braves player the same age as her, which inspired her to write at least one song, but the crush dissipated after a meeting with him was "anticlimactic".[3][23] She got to sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" at a Braves game. Her other hobbies include Pokémon and yo-yo; she has attended the World Yo-Yo Contest. Webster has even designed and sold her own custom yo-yo.[24][25] Her photography of local rappers, including classmate Lil Yachty and Shelley FKA DRAM, has been published in media outlets including Billboard, Rolling Stone, and Spotify.[2]

Webster is dating Boothlord, a member of Danger Incorporated, a rap duo based in Atlanta. They met when they were both signed to Awful Records and they moved in together during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discography[edit]

Faye Webster discography
Studio albums5
EPs2
Singles14

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected information
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Folk

[26]
US
Heat

[27]
US
Sales

[28]
NZ
[29]
Run and Tell
Faye Webster
  • Released: May 12, 2017
  • Label: Awful, Secretly Canadian
  • Formats: LP, CD, music download, streaming media
Atlanta Millionaires Club
  • Released: May 24, 2019
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Formats: LP, CD, music download, streaming media
25
I Know I'm Funny Haha
  • Released: June 25, 2021
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Formats: LP, CD, music download, streaming media
10 9 35
Underdressed at the Symphony
  • Released: March 1, 2024
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Formats: Music download, streaming media
37

EPs[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected information
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Sales

[28]
Live at Electric Lady
  • Released: October 14, 2021
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Formats: Streaming (Spotify exclusive)[19]
Car Therapy Sessions
  • Released: April 29, 2022[30]
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Formats: Vinyl, digital download, streaming
100

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected peak chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Rock

[31]
"Wrong People" 2013 Faye Webster
"She Won't Go Away" 2017
"Both All the Time" 2019 I Know I'm Funny Haha
"In a Good Way" 2020
"Better Distractions"
"Cheers" 2021
"I Know I'm Funny Haha"
"A Dream with a Baseball Player"
"Car Therapy" 2022 Car Therapy Sessions
"Suite: Jonny"
"But Not Kiss" 2023 Underdressed at the Symphony
"Lifetime"
"Lego Ring"
(with Lil Yachty)
2024 47
"Feeling Good Today"[32]

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Rollin' "
(Ethereal featuring Faye Webster)
2017 Mankind
"Friendster"
(Wieuca featuring Faye Webster)
Local Celebrity
"No Way"
(Ethereal and Lord Narf featuring Faye Webster)
2018 Non-album single
"Strange"
(Ethereal featuring Faye Webster)
2020 E2
"Go On"
(Harolddd featuring Faye Webster)
Non-album single
"IfUwanted"
(Ethereal featuring Faye Webster)
HeatDeath4Prelude
"Sagittarius Superstar"
(COIN featuring Faye Webster)
2021 Green Blue + Indigo Violet

Other charted songs[edit]

List of other charted songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Bub.

[33]
US
Rock

[34]
UK
Indie
Break.

[35]
NZ
Hot

[36]
"Kingston" 2019 Atlanta Millionaires Club
"I Know You" 2023 18 9 19 Faye Webster
"Underdressed at the Symphony" 2024 34 Underdressed at the Symphony

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Vitagliano, Joe (June 25, 2021). "Faye Webster Knows She's Funny". American Songwriter.
  2. ^ a b c Daunt, Lesley (February 10, 2017). "Atlanta's Faye Webster talks shooting D.R.A.M., Offset and Lil Yachty and new music with Awful Records". HuffPost.
  3. ^ a b c Lochrie, Conor (June 29, 2021). "Faye Webster is devoted to more than just music". The Line of Best Fit.
  4. ^ Manning, Emily (June 15, 2017). "faye webster is the alt-folk standout on atlanta's awful records". Vice.
  5. ^ Wicker, Jewel (March 7, 2019). "Get to Know Faye Webster, Who Makes Retro R&B for Homebodies". Pitchfork.
  6. ^ Cusumano, Katherine (May 10, 2017). "Meet Teenage Musician and Photographer Faye Webster, Atlanta's New Double Threat". W Magazine.
  7. ^ Johnson, Ellen (November 14, 2018). "Faye Webster Signs to Secretly Canadian, Shares Video for New Song "Kingston"". Paste.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "New Mix: Faye Webster, Khiis, The Quiet Temple, mxmtoon, More". All Songs Considered. May 7, 2019.
  9. ^ Melis, Matt (May 21, 2019). "Album Review: Faye Webster Invites You to Join Her Atlanta Millionaires Club". Consequence of Sound.
  10. ^ Kaye, Ben (March 6, 2019). "Faye Webster announces new album, Atlanta Millionaires Club, shares "Room Temperature": Stream". Consequence of Sound.
  11. ^ Torrey, Owen (May 21, 2019). "Faye Webster: Atlanta Millionaires Club". Exclaim!.
  12. ^ Bloom, Madison (March 6, 2019). "Faye Webster Announces New Album, Shares New Video: Watch". Pitchfork.
  13. ^ "Atlanta musicians Yung Baby Tate, Mattiel Brown, and Faye Webster show off spring's fashion". October 20, 2023.
  14. ^ Martoccio, Angie (March 28, 2019). "Song You Need to Know: Faye Webster, 'Room Temperature'". Rolling Stone.
  15. ^ "Faye Webster- "In A Good Way"". Stereogum. April 15, 2020.
  16. ^ Bloom, Madison (September 16, 2020). "Faye Webster Shares Video for New Song "Better Distractions"". Pitchfork.
  17. ^ Iasimone, Ashley (December 19, 2020). "Barack Obama Reveals His Favorite Songs of 2020: Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & More". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Faye Webster announces new album 'I Know I'm Funny haha'". DIY. April 27, 2021.
  19. ^ a b "Faye Webster Releases 'Live At Electric Lady' EP". Secretly Canadian. October 14, 2021.
  20. ^ Breihan, Tom (December 6, 2021). "HAIM Announce North American Tour With Waxahatchee, Faye Webster, SASAMI, More". Stereogum.
  21. ^ "Faye Webster Shares Video for New Song "Lifetime" and Announces New UK and EU Tour Dates". undertheradarmag.com.
  22. ^ Gordon, Arielle (March 1, 2024). "Faye Webster: Underdressed at the Symphony". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 2, 2024.
  23. ^ Sodomsky, Sam (June 30, 2021). "Faye Webster on How a Shade of Blue, Her Boyfriend, and This One Animal Crossing Song Inspired Her New Album". Pitchfork.
  24. ^ "Faye Webster talks music, yo-yos, and flossing".
  25. ^ Rossignol, Derrick (June 24, 2021). "Faye Webster Does A Bit Of Everything On 'I Know I'm Funny Haha' And Beyond". Uproxx.
  26. ^ "Faye Webster Chart History: Americana/Folk Albums". Billboard.
  27. ^ "Faye Webster Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard.
  28. ^ a b "Faye Webster Chart History: Top Album Sales". Billboard.
  29. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. March 11, 2024. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  30. ^ Spinelli, Adrian (April 13, 2022). "Faye Webster Announces The 'Car Therapy Sessions' EP Of Songs Backed By A Full Orchestra". Uproxx. Retrieved April 13, 2022.
  31. ^ "Hot Rock & Alternative Songs: Week of January 27, 2024". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2024.
  32. ^ "New Music Friday 9 February 2024 – New releases from The Dead South to Faye Webster". Happy Mag. February 9, 2024. Retrieved February 9, 2024.
  33. ^ "Faye Webster Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2023.
  34. ^ "Faye Webster Chart History: Hot Rock & Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2023.
  35. ^ "UK Independent Singles and Albums Breakers Chart". Official Charts Company. August 4, 2023. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  36. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. March 11, 2024. Retrieved March 8, 2024.
  37. ^ "American certifications – Faye Webster". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 1, 2023.

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