Bones Single Artwork
|Birth name||Virginia Blackmore|
|Born||6 March 1986 (age 29)
Auckland, New Zealand
|Genres||Pop, rock, R&B|
|Website||Ginny Blackmore Official Website|
Virginia Blackmore, better known by her stage name Ginny Blackmore, is a singer and songwriter from Auckland, New Zealand. Blackmore's song Bones has received regular airplay throughout the United States and she has also performed the song on Weekend Mixtape and the Ralphie Show on 95.5 WPLJ. The song also entered the Billboard Music Charts at No. 40 for Adult Pop Songs in March 2013, reached No. 1 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart in July 2013 and certified platinum in the first week of August 2013.
Blackmore left school at the age of 16 to become a musician. It was her principal who encouraged her to leave school and focus on her career which was also said to be supported by her parents. She began her career in London where she secured a publishing deal as a songwriter. She has previously written songs for artists such as Christina Aguilera and Adam Lambert but decided that she wanted to sing the songs herself. She then wrote and performed the songs SFM and Bones. She was said to have impressed music manager Mark Sudack and later signed with Epic Records. Blackmore performed "Bones" on Live with Kelly and Michael in June 2013. She opened for OneRepublic's concerts in Auckland and Wellington in November 2013.
Blackmore is currently signed by Epic Records and appeared at a showcase with L.A. Reid in Los Angeles, California held in her honour. In March 2015, Blackmore made an appearance on the second season of the New Zealand version of The X Factor, serving as a guest mentor for Stan Walker's category (Girls), and performing her song "Love Me Anyway" on the second live results show.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Over the Moon||25||—|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions|
|2014||"Holding You" (with Stan Walker)||1||—|
|2015||"Love Me Anyway"||31||—|
|"Under My Feet"||—||—|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart in that country.|
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- "Hot AC Most Added". BDS Radio. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
- "Weekend Mixtape With Ginny Blackmore". 102.7 KIISFM Weekend Mixtape. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
- Ginny Blackmore, Ralphie Aversa (8 March 2013). 95.5 PLJ: Ginny Blackmore – Bones Acoustic (Radio Show). 95.5 WPLJ.
- Caulfield, Keith (28 March 2013). "Bubbling Under: Gorgon City, Ginny Blackmore, Weston Burt, Adrian Marcel". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
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- Hay, Carla (8 February 2013). "L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger at Ginny Blackmore Showcase in Los Angeles". The Examiner.
- "GINNY BLACKMORE IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
- "Bubbling Under: Gorgon City's 'Real' Big Start". Billboard. Retrieved 20 December 2013.