Katja Glieson

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Katja Glieson
Katja Glieson at the Millie Thrasher's Sweet 16 Party (cropped).jpg
Glieson in June 2015
Background information
Birth name Katja-Angelique Glieson
Born 1996/1997 (age 20–21)[1]
Melbourne
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, dance-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 2013–present
Labels Unsigned
Website katjaglieson.com

Katja-Angelique Glieson, better known as Katja Glieson, is an Australian recording artist from Melbourne, Australia. Glieson first gained recognition in 2014 for playing 'Elsa' in a viral YouTube video Princess Rap Battle, where she raps with Snow White,[2] which has been featured on Perez Hilton, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, MTV, and Pop Crunch.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Early life[edit]

Katja Glieson was born Katja-Angelique Glieson in Melbourne, Australia. According to Beat 100, The Australian-born singer made a "difficult decision to move away from family and friends to pursue a career in music; she worked three jobs and saved every penny to make the move to Los Angeles in order to live out her dreams".[15] Glieson talked about struggling with shyness and bullying growing up, made worse by being an overweight kid (at one point, she was at 200 pounds). Suffering more than her fair share of ridicule and bullying in elementary school she turned to music. Singing gave her a positive outlet. "I used to sing to myself to kind of feel better and fill the void of having friends. It made me feel better," Glieson said.[16]

Career[edit]

Glieson Performing Live at Capital Pride in 2014

Glieson performed on the mainstages at LA PRIDE, OC PRIDE and CAPITAL PRIDE in 2014.[17] After appearing in the Princess Rap Battle, Glieson also released her original song "Look At Us" on YouTube, featuring Ongina from RuPaul's Drag Race and YouTuber Zedakiah. Lyrically, "Look At Us" embodies female empowerment and celebrates the idea of staying true to who you are.[18] Glieson also uploads covers to YouTube, such as "Black Widow".[19]

Songs[edit]

Katja Glieson has covered many songs including Dangerous Woman, One More Time (Ariana Grande) and Black Widow (Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora). She has 5 songs: Look at Us, I Would Kill, Ride the Wave and her recent one, Come Thru featuring Andrew Bachelor (King Bach). She has also performed a Christmas Medley.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2014 Beat100 #1 Charting Video & Gold Award for "Problem" Cover Video (won)[20]
  • 2014 Beat100 #2 Charting Video & Gold Song A&R Award, Gold Video A&R Award & Gold Favorite A&R Award for "Hot Mess" Original Video & Song (won)[21][22]
  • 2014 Beat100 Top Artist of 2014[23]
  • 2014 World Music & Independent Film Festival "Metropolis" Most Creative Music Video (nominated)[24]
  • 2014 NewFilmmakers NY "Metropolis" (nominated)[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wagner, Deborah. "Look at Katja Glieson – Exclusive Music Video Premiere!". Pop Entertainment. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Avalon, Whitney. "PRINCESS RAP BATTLE: SNOW WHITE VS. ELSA Whitney Avalon (ft. Katja Glieson)". YouTube. Whitney Avalon. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Hilton, Perez. "Princess Rap Battle". Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Stone, Avery. "Snow White Takes On Elsa In Fierce Disney Princess Rap Battle". Huffington Post. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "MTV Article". Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Rees, Alex. "These Disney Princesses Are in a Fight". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Katja Glieson appears as Queen Elsa in a Hilarious Disney Princess Rap Battle". Beat 100. Beat 100. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Metro Article". Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Smosh Article". Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Elite Daily Article". Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Daily Dot Article". Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "E-Online Article". Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Pop Crunch Article". Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Disney Blog Article". Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  15. ^ Reid, Amy. "Katja Glieson Takes Her Place Among BEAT100 Ultimate Musicians!". Beat 100. Beat 100. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  16. ^ Piccolo, Chrissy. "Interview with Rising Star Katja Glieson: Music, Bullying, and Personal Empowerment". Blog Critics. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Katja Glieson Calendar". SonicBids. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  18. ^ Jula, Stefanie. "KATJA GLIESON RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR "LOOK AT US"". PopWrapped. PopWrapped. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  19. ^ Reid, Amy. "Katja Glieson appears as Queen Elsa in a Hilarious Disney Princess Rap Battle". Beat100. Beat100. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  20. ^ Reid, Amy. "Beat100 World Music Video Chart Number One Spot Belongs to Katja Glieson". Beat100. Beat100. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Beat 100 Katja Glieson Page". Beat 100. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  22. ^ Reid, Amy. "Congratulations to the BEAT100 World Music Video Chart Winner Jeremiah Jones Closely Followed by Katja Glieson & David Lazarus!". Beat 100. Beat 100. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  23. ^ Reid, Amy. "Beat 100's Top Artist of 2014". Beat 100. Beat 100. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  24. ^ "WMIFF Winners". WMIFF. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "NewFilmmakers NY Fall Season 2014". 

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