Megan Nicole

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Megan Nicole
Megan Nicole Show Videodays 2014 01.JPG
Personal information
Born Megan Nicole Flores
(1993-09-01) September 1, 1993 (age 23)
Katy, Texas, US
Website www.megannicolemusic.com
YouTube information
Channel megannicolesite
Subscribers 4.0 million
(June 2017)
Total views 815 million views
(June 2017)
Associated acts Tiffany Alvord, Boyce Avenue, Jason Chen, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Sam Tsui, Dave Days, Madilyn Bailey, Tyler Ward
Musical career
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active 2010–present
Labels Hume Records![1] Bad Boy Records

Megan Nicole Flores (born September 1, 1993), simply known as Megan Nicole, is an American singer-songwriter and actress who debuted on YouTube in 2009.[2]

Early life[edit]

Megan Nicole was born in Houston, Texas to parents Tammy and Frankie Flores, she has a sister named Maddie Taylor.[2] She was raised in Katy, Texas and became interested in music around age 10, when her father purchased a karaoke machine for her.[2] Nicole also participated in her church's music programs, taking part in a church band during high school and choir during middle school.[2]

Career[edit]

In 2009, Nicole uploaded her first video to YouTube, her cover of "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon.[3] She followed with more covers on her YouTube channel, which includes songs by Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Lorde and other artists.[2][3] She has several collaborations from fellow YouTube artists such as Tiffany Alvord, Alyssa Bernal, Madilyn Bailey, Tyler Ward, Dave Days, Conor Maynard and Lindsey Stirling.

Nicole released her first original song, "B-e-a-utiful", on July 15, 2011.[3] Written by Nicole, Lairs Johnston, Stephen Folden, and Tom Mgrdichian,[4] the "pop ditty" received one million hits after two days and had 27 million hits by November 2013.[3]

In August 2012, Nicole signed with Bad Boy Records.[3][5] In September 2012, Nicole reached number 29 on the Billboard Social 50 in her fourth week on the popularity chart.[6]

An April 2014 article in The News Tribune said that on YouTube, Nicole had 1.5 million subscribers and 350 million video views.[7] She also performed at the Pre-Show Party for the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards.[8]

On August 19, 2014 Megan Nicole released her single "Electrified". This was her first single off of her debut album Escape,[9] which is an independent release on Hume Records, following her departure from Bad Boy Records. Escape has 5 new, original songs all co-written by Nicole and Mgrdichian and is released on October 14, 2014.[1] The 80's-inspired music video for "Electrified" premiered on People.com on September 16, 2014.[10]

Nicole then starred in her first feature film Summer Forever alongside Alyson Stoner and Anna Grace Barlow, it was released on September 4, 2015, through video on demand.[11]

Discography[edit]

EP[edit]

EP and studio album Information
ESCAPE
  • Released: October 14, 2014 (U.S.)
  • Label: Hume Records
  • Produced by: Tom Mgrdichian
  • Album Type: Studio Album
  • Track listing:
    • 1. Electrified
    • 2. Fun
    • 3. Alright
    • 4. Escape
    • 5. Courageous

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album/EP
"B-e-a-utiful"[12] 2011 Non-album singles
"Summer Forever"[13] 2013
"Never Wanna Let You Go"[14] 2014
"Never Have I Ever"[15]
"Electrified"[16] Escape
"Fun"
"Escape"
"Look at Whatcha Done" 2015 Non-album singles
"Into the Fire"
"Silver Medal"
"Safe with Me"
"Fever"
"Mascara"
"Play It Cool" 2016 Non-album singles

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Title Album
2015 "Legendary" Summer Forever (soundtrack)
"Never Say Never" with Alyson Stoner and Anna Grace Barlow
"Lovesick Undercover"
"Weekend Warriors" with Alyson Stoner and Anna Grace Barlow
"Ours To Lose" with Alyson Stoner, Anna Grace Barlow and Ryan McCartan
"About Tonight" with Ryan McCartan
"Make An X" with Alyson Stoner and Anna Grace Barlow
"Summer Forever" (2015 version)

Videography[edit]

Title Year Director
"B-e-a-utiful" 2011 Kurt Hugo Schneider
"Summer Forever" 2013 Joseph Levi
"Snapshots (Best Days of Our Lives)"
"Never Wanna Let You Go" 2014
"Never Have I Ever" Joseph Levi
"Electrified"
"Alright"
"Fun" Hannah Lux Davis
"Escape" 2015 Young Astronauts
"Look At Whatcha Done"
"Silver Medal" Joseph Levi
"Safe with Me" Joseph Levi
"Fever" Sean Willis
"Mascara" 2016 Joseph Levi

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Summer Forever Sydney Lead Role

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 10 Days of Megan Nicole herself 10 episodes
2014–present Let's Be Friends with Megan Nicole herself 5 episodes
2016 Roommates[17] Megan 5 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "iTunes – Music – Escape – EP by Megan Nicole". iTunes. October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014.  EP released on Hume Records.
  2. ^ a b c d e Piña, Kimberly (August 16, 2011). "Katy teen breaks into music industry". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Hadi, Eddino Abdul (November 14, 2013). "YouTube pop princess goes unplugged". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "B-e-a-utiful – Megan Nicole – Credits – AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ McGloster, Niki (August 29, 2012). "YouTube Sensation Megan Nicole Signs to Bad Boy". VIBE Vixen. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ Gruger, William (September 14, 2012). "Psy Still No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, 50 Cent Makes 'Sexy' Return". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 22, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Sailor, Craig (April 9, 2014). "YouTube sensation Megan Nicole to appear at NW Family Expo in Tacoma". The News Tribune. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "ARDY's Pre-Show Party – RDMA 2014 – Disney Video". Disney.com. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Megan Nicole Releases Electrified AND Its Lyric Video". Fanlala.com. August 19, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ Corriston, Michele (September 16, 2014). "Megan Nicole Premieres '80s-Inspired Music Video for 'Electrified'". People.com. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ Watch 'Summer Forever' Trailer: The Movie Releases On iTunes Friday, September 4. RedCarpetCrash.com (August 26, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-10-17.
  12. ^ "iTunes – Music – B-E-A-Utiful – Single by Megan Nicole". iTunes. August 21, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ "iTunes – Music – Summer Forever – Single by Megan Nicole". iTunes. May 28, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ "iTunes – Music – Never Wanna Let You Go – Single by Megan Nicole". iTunes. March 18, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ "iTunes – Music – Never Have I Ever – Single by Megan Nicole". iTunes. June 10, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ "iTunes – Music – Electrified – Single by Megan Nicole". iTunes. August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Roommates". YouTube. Jeenyus Entertainment network. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 

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