Jillian Edwards

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Jillian Edwards
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Jillian Edwards performing at The Corner in Chesterfield, Missouri on July 25, 2015
Background information
Birth nameJillian Anita Edwards
Also known asJillian Chapman
Born (1988-11-28) November 28, 1988 (age 30)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
OriginRichardson, Texas, U.S.
GenresCCM, folk, rock, alternative rock, folk rock, indie folk, indie pop, indie rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, guitarist
Instrumentsvocals, singer-songwriter, guitar
Years active2009–present
Associated actsColony House, Jenny & Tyler
Websitejillianedwards.com

Jillian Anita Chapman (known professionally as Jillian Edwards; born November 28, 1988) is an American singer-songwriter who primarily plays indie folk and indie pop. She has released four musical works, Galaxies & Such in 2009, Headfirst in 2011, Daydream and All My Christmases in 2014.

Early life[edit]

Edwards was born Jillian Anita Edwards,[1] on November 28, 1988, in Dallas, Texas, alongside her twin brother, Cole, to father David Edwards, and mother Sandra (née, Gregg),[2][3][4] where they were raised with two older sisters[5][6] in Richardson, Texas.[7][8] After graduating from Lloyd V. Berkner High School,[9] she attended Baylor University [10] where she learned and honed her craft by performing at local coffee shops.[7]

Music career[edit]

Edwards' music recording career started in August 2009, with her self-released EP Galaxies & Such.[11] Her subsequent release, Headfirst, was released in November 2011.[12][13][14] The project was her first to chart on Billboard, where it placed on five charts: The Billboard 200 at No. 187, Folk Albums at No. 6, Rock Albums at No. 32, Independent Albums at No. 28, and Heatseekers Albums at No. 2.[15][16] In March 2014, she released the studio album Daydream with My Little Gypsy Records.[17][18] This album was placed on three Billboard magazine charts, where it peaked at No. 6 on Folk Albums,[16] No. 33 on Independent Albums, and No. 6 on Heatseekers Albums.[15] She released a Christmas EP, All My Christmases, in November 2014, by My Little Gypsy Records.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Edwards married Colony House drummer, Will Franklin Chapman, in December 2012.[20] Chapman is the son of prominent Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman. The couple reside in Nashville, Tennessee.[7] She is a Christian.[21]

Discography[edit]

List of musical works, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[15][16]
US US
FOLK
US
HEAT
US
INDIE
US
ROCK
Galaxies & Such
Headfirst 187 6 2 28 32
Daydream 6 6 33
All My Christmases

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. "A Thousand Years, Work ID No. 886673942 ISWC No. T9139102800". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved November 17, 2015. Work ID No. 442120536 ISWC No. T9020083129
  2. ^ Jillian Chapman (jillianchappy) (November 28, 2012). "We are 24 today! I love being @cole_edwards twin!! Happy birthday!". Twitter. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  3. ^ Texas Birth Index (2002). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  4. ^ Texas Birth Index (2002). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Texas Birth Index (2002). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  6. ^ Texas Birth Index (2002). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c Deming, Mark. "Jillian Edwards : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  8. ^ Palmer, Brian (April 5, 2012). "Jillian Edwards – Diving Head First". Glide Magazine. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Jillian Edwards Chapman To Perform at Berkner". risd. Archived from the original on December 2, 2015. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  10. ^ Smyers, Darryl (February 7, 2012). "Jillian Edwards Dives Head First Into Nashville". Dallas Observer. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  11. ^ Amazon MP3. "Galaxies & Such: Jillian Edwards". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  12. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Headfirst - Jillian Edwards : Review". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  13. ^ Palmer, Brian (February 17, 2012). "Jillian Edwards: Headfirst". Glide Magazine. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  14. ^ Palmer, Brian (January 10, 2012). "Jillian Edwards – Headfirst". Stereo Subversion. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  15. ^ a b c Billboard. "Jillian Edwards : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  16. ^ a b c Chart search for Jillian Edwards at billboard.com/biz
  17. ^ Andre, Jonathan (March 27, 2014). "Reviews : Jillian Edwards – Daydream". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  18. ^ Palmer, Brian (March 21, 2014). "Album reviews: Audrey Rose, Jillian Edwards, and Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes". C-Ville. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  19. ^ Andre, Jonathan (December 2, 2014). "Music Reviews: Jillian Edwards – All My Christmases". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  20. ^ Williams, Lindsay (February 6, 2014). "3 Degrees of Chapman". The Sound Opinion. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  21. ^ Whitman, Sarah (December 12, 2014). "Jillian Edwards to play Sun Dome with musical family". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 17, 2015.

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