Jess Moskaluke

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Jess Moskaluke
Born Langenburg, Saskatchewan, Canada
Genres Country pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2012–present
Labels MDM Recordings
Website jessmoskaluke.com

Jess Moskaluke (born in Langenburg, Saskatchewan[1]) is a Canadian country pop singer. She released her debut studio album, Light Up the Night in April 2014, which includes the Gold-certified single "Cheap Wine and Cigarettes".

Career[edit]

In June 2011, Moskaluke won the Next Big Thing contest, sponsored by Big Dog 92.7 and SaskMusic.[2] In September 2011, she won the New Artist Showcase Award at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards.[3] She was chosen to represent Canada at the Global Artist Party at the 2012 CMA Music Festival.[4]

Moskaluke's debut single, "Catch Me If You Can", was released on June 4, 2012.[5] The song's music video received regular airplay on CMT.[6] It was followed by an EP, also titled Catch Me If You Can, which was released on September 4, 2012 by MDM Recordings and distributed by EMI Music Canada.[5] Jeff DeDekker of the Leader-Post gave the EP four stars out of five, writing that "by using the full extent of her voice and also incorporating tenderness and fragility, Moskaluke is able to cover the complete spectrum of material."[7] Casadie Pederson of Top Country also gave the EP four stars out of five, calling Moskaluke "one of the best young talents we’ve seen in a long time."[8] The EP's second single, "Hit N Run", reached the top 40 on the Billboard Canada Country chart in 2013.[9] Moskaluke was named Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2013 Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards.[10]

Moskaluke released the first single from her debut studio album, "Good Lovin'", in October 2013.[11] It became her first single to reach the top 20 on the Billboard Canada Country chart.[9] The album, Light Up the Night, was released on April 15, 2014.[12] "Cheap Wine and Cigarettes" and "Used" were both released as singles from the album in 2014.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Light Up the Night

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Catch Me If You Can
  • Release date: September 4, 2012
  • Label: MDM Recordings

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Certifications Album
CAN Country
[9]
CAN
[13]
2012 "Catch Me If You Can" Catch Me If You Can
2013 "Hit N Run" 37
"Everything Falls" N/A
"Good Lovin'" 17 Light Up the Night
2014 "Cheap Wine and Cigarettes" 11 48
"Used" 13
2015 "Night We Won't Forget" 17
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2012 "Catch Me If You Can" Jordan Eady
"Thank God for Christmas" Antonio Hrynchuk
2014 "Cheap Wine and Cigarettes" Joel Stewart
"Used" Marc André Debruyne
"O Holy Night" (with The Lovelocks) Joel Stewart
2015 "Night We Won't Forget" Amit Dabrai

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2014 Canadian Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year Won
Rising Star Nominated
Interactive Artist of the Year Nominated
2015 Juno Awards of 2015 Breakthrough Artist of the Year Nominated
Country Album of the YearLight Up the Night Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Rob (October 17, 2012). "Backstage Pass: Saskatchewan’s Jess Moskaluke a rising star, so catch her if you can". Metro International. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ DeDekker, Jeff (July 2, 2011). "The Next Big Thing is Jess Moskaluke". Leader-Post. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Province represented well at awards". The StarPhoenix. September 14, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Skates, Sarah (June 7, 2012). "Global Showcases Unofficially Kick Off CMA Music Festival". MusicRow. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Ward, Jaimie (August 8, 2012). "CCMA Winner Jess Moskaluke New EP Release". Music News Nashville. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ DeDekker, Jeff (September 27, 2012). "Jess Moskaluke bringing her music to the world". Leader-Post. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ DeDekker, Jeff (October 19, 2012). "CD REVIEW: Jess Moskaluke". Leader-Post. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ Pederson, Casadie (September 4, 2012). "Jess Moskaluke: ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Album Review". Top Country. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "Jess Moskaluke Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  10. ^ Fuller, Cam (April 29, 2012). "Parenteau, Yung win at SCMAs". The StarPhoenix. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  11. ^ Gordon, Kennedy (November 30, 2013). "Charting a course for country music success". Peterborough Examiner. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  12. ^ Robinson, Britainy (November 14, 2013). "BRIT'S PICKS: Top things to see and do this weekend". CBC News. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Jess Moskaluke Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Jess Moskaluke – Cheap Wine and Cigarettes". Music Canada. 

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