Lolene

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Lolene
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Lolene in New York City for Fashion Week, 2010
Background information
Birth nameLolene Ebony Everett
Also known asLolene (Lolene Belcroft)
Born (1985-03-12) 12 March 1985 (age 33)
Bristol, United Kingdom
OriginBristol, UK
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Music Executive, songwriter, manager and former music artist
InstrumentsVoice
Years active2004–present
LabelsIsland Def Jam 21:12 Entertainment BMG Records, 300 Entertainmnet
Associated actsNova Miller J.R. Rotem, Nellee Hooper, Martina Topley-Bird, Nasri, The Messengers, Roni Size, Christopher Rojas, Spike Stent, Kanye West, Sam Sparro, Scott Cutler
Websitehttp://www.21:12Entertainment.com

Lolene Everett (born 12 March 1985), professionally known simply as Lolene is a British former recording artist, songwriter and Performer turned music executive. Lolene is founder of record label 21:12 Entertainment from Bristol, England. Lolene discovered, created and signed Swedish teen artist Nova Miller to her label 21:12 Entertainment who she continues to manages and act as CEO.

Early life[edit]

Lolene was raised by her mother and describes herself as "independent by default" for this reason. While in Bristol, Lolene began singing backing vocals for Martina Topley-Bird[1] (vocalist for Tricky) and also collaborated with local drum and bass pioneer Roni Size.

On relocating to London, Lolene signed a development deal with BMG Records to front their latest girl group. She wrote the group's material, but left shortly after to pursue a solo career and focus on her songwriting.

Lolene moved to Los Angeles and signed to Beluga Heights/Sony ATV after being discovered by record producer J.R. Rotem (Rihanna, Britney Spears) and his manager Zach Katz. Initially hired as a writer, Lolene began developing her personal sound with the help of Rotem and other producers.[2] Lolene went on to sign an artist contract with Capitol records and released critically acclaimed songs such as 'Sexy People' and 'Rich' ( Fake it til you make it)

Music career[edit]

2009: The Electrick Hotel and Cracked Not Broken[edit]

Lolene released her debut album The Electrick Hotel in 2012 with Capitol records USA.

Lolene released her debut single Sexy People in 2009. The track reached No. 5 as of Billboard Magazine Dance Club Chart 1 December 2009 issue.[3] The first official single from her album, Rich (Fake It Til You Make It) was released on 19 April 2010. An official music video was shot for the song and premiered on 29 June 2010. Lolene has mentioned in interviews that the 90s inspired Lionheart would be the next single.[4] After leaving Capitol shortly after the company merger with EMI Lolene relocated back to Europe to focus on songwriting and business.

"21:12 Entertainment"[edit]

Lolene launched her own Stockholm based record label and media group l 21:12 Entertainment in 2013 as an opportunity to sign and develop new talent. Lolene discovered Swedish teen artist Nova Miller at a dance rehearsal and signed her as the first artist. Lolene gave Nova her name as she felt it was more international than her birth name Fanny Granström and she reminded her of an exploding star. Lolene signed a collaboration with Universal records for Nova and wrote her singles 'Supernova' 'Singin in the rain' 'So Good' and 'My Perfect Christmas' Lolene continues to manage and develop Nova Miller. In May 2016 Lolene released the summer hit single 'So Good' for Nova Miller exclusively on 21:12 Entertainment which went viral with over 750,000 streams in first release. In 2017 Lolene entered into a partnership with BMG records to release Nova and her other artists music. Nova Miller is fast becoming one of the biggest new pop artists in Sweden and Lolene continues to expand her roster and media enterprises which include original TV formats and fashion. In Dec 2018 Lolene and 21:12 Entertainment parted ways with BMG Sweden and signed a collaboration with 300 Entertainment USA For Nova Miller after the CEO Kevin Liles signed her on the spot

The Electrick Hotel track listing[edit]

No.TitleMusicProducer(s)Length
1."Intro (Welcome to the Electrick Hotel)"Lolene, Tom MeredithTom Meredith0:47
2."Sexy People"Lolene, Christopher Rojas, Nasri, Christina MilianChris Rojas4:05
3."Rich (Fake It Til You Make It)"Lolene, Adam Messinger, Nasri, Damon SharpeThe Messengers3:58
4."Lionheart"Lolene Tom Meredith, Sheppard SolomonTom Meredith4:35
5."Ordinary Girl"Lolene, Nellee Hooper, Rune WestbergNelle Hooper4:00
6."Under The Bus" (featuring Sam Sparro)Lolene, Sam Sparro, Jesse RoggSam Sparro4:20
7."Interlude (Room Service)"Lolene, Tom MeredithTom Meredith0:44
8."Carousel"Lolene, Mushtaq Omar 3:26
9."Radio Radio"Lolene, Josh Abraham, Oliver GoldsteinJosh Abraham, Oliver Goldstein4:15
10."Just for the Record"Lolene, Tom MeredithTom Meredith3:50
11."Limousine Luva"Lolene, Luciana, Richard Vission, Chico BennettRichard Vission, Chico Bennet3:30
12."Die Without Love"Lolene, Damon Sharpe, Carl RydenCarl Ryden, Damon Sharpe3:52
13."Bang Bang"Lolene, Josh Abraham, Oliver GoldsteinJosh Abraham, Oliver Goldstein3:10
14."Messed Up"Lolene, Warren FelderOak3:58
15."Beautiful Disaster"Lolene, Chris BraideChris Braide4:14
16."Dancing on Diamonds (Bonus)"Lolene, Chris Rojas, Alex JamesChris Rojas3:36
17."Zoo (Bonus)"Lolene, Chris Rojas, Alex JamesChris Rojas2:51

Cracked Not Broken track listing[edit]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Lolene Intro" 1:15
2."I Wish"Lolene vs. Skee-lo vs. Willow Smith1:51
3."Leave Your Girl"Lolene vs. Dizzie Rascal vs. Calvin Harris vs. Greg Ogan3:32
4."Super Trouper"Lolene vs. ABBA vs. Dr. Dre2:51
5."Electrick Dreams"Lolene vs. Cory Heart vs. Damon Sharpe4:11
6."Boujis Baby"Lolene vs. Mr. DJ3:35
7."Slippy Heights"Lolene vs. Kate Bush vs. Underworld3:20
8."In Your Head Zombie"Lolene vs. The Cranberries3:34
Sample credits

She's Got a Pulse track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Drum Dumb"3:35
2."Oh Lola!"3:43
3."Shake the Building (feat. Mic Righteous)"2:44
4."Black Rainbow"3:27
5."Even Angels Cry"3:56
6."Universe Cries"3:38
7."Miracle"4:06
8."Destroy the Disco"3:48
9."Bite Your Tongue"3:17
10."My Boyfriend Wants to Kill Me"1:56
11."One Blood"3:12
12."Kiss My Revolution"3:42

Collaborations[edit]

Lolene sings background vocals on the Rick Ross featuring T-Pain single "The Boss".[5] Lolene has collaborated with award-winning writers Chris Braide (Cheryl Cole, Jesse McCartney) Andreas Carlsson (Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion) with whom she wrote "Heartache on the Dance Floor" for Janet Leon. She writes with Makeba Riddick (Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyoncé), Evan Bogart (Beyoncé, Leona Lewis), Danja (Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado), Harvey Mason, Jr. (Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks), Elva Hsiao ("Wow", "Loving you") "Life is a Dance Floor" for Latin artist Pee Wee and Christina Milian with whom she wrote Teairra Mari's track "Diamonds" featuring Kanye West and write with Christina Milian for a track titled "Invisible".[citation needed] On 8 July, a demo written by Lolene and recorded by Lindsay Lohan called "Too Young To Die" was leaked through the gossip website Perez Hilton.

Lolene sings back grounds and co wrote 'Supernova' 'Singin in the rain' and 'So Good' and 'My Perfect Christmas' and 'Anything For U' for Swedish teen sensation Nova Miller

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • The Electrick Hotel (2012)
  • She's Got a Pulse (2012)
Mixtapes
  • Cracked Not Broken (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martina Topley-Bird – Quixotic, Discogs". Retrieved 18 April 2009.
  2. ^ "'Awkward pop' singer signs deal – Bristol Evening Post". Archived from the original on 13 November 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2009.
  3. ^ "'Billboard Dance Chart'". Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  4. ^ "'WAPS interviews Lolene'". Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  5. ^ "'Rap-Up.com – Unwrapped: British Songstress Lolene'". Retrieved 4 December 2009.

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