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|Born||January 1, 1997|
Noah Kahan (born January 1, 1997) is an American singer-songwriter of folk-infused pop who signed to Republic Records in 2017. Kahan released his first single, "Young Blood" in January 2017 and released four other singles over the course of 2017. Kahan made his television debut in 2018 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert performing the single "Hurt Somebody". Kahan released his debut Extended Play (EP) carrying the same name in January 2018, including an updated version of titular song featuring fellow Republic Records artist Julia Michaels.
At age 17, Kahan began working with school friend music producers (Cwenga Matanzima). This attracted the attention of his current manager Drew Simmons of Foundations Artist Management. His music also caught the attention of songwriters such as Dan Wilson known for his work with Adele, Scott Harris, Carrie Underwood, among others. Kahan deferred his admission to Tulane University to pursue his developing music career. Kahan has said that two career goals he wished for were to be verified on Instagram and to have a Wikipedia page.
2017–present: music career
In 2016, Kahan signed to Republic Records and he began working with producer Joel Little, known for his work with Lorde and Khalid, with whom he recorded six songs. Kahan released his first single "Young Blood" in January 2017 and gained over 9 million streams.
In September 2017, Kahan released "Hurt Somebody", the lead single from his forthcoming debut extended play of the same name. "Hurt Somebody" was re-recorded later in 2017 featuring Grammy nominated artist Julia Michaels. Hurt Somebody was released in January 2018.
On April 8, 2019, Kahan announces his debut full-length studio album entitled Busyhead, and includes the duet version of "Hurt Somebody" as well as two other singles "False Confidence" and "Mess". It is scheduled for release on June 14, 2019.
Kahan opened for Ben Folds and Anderson East in the United States in February 2017 and then went on to open for Milky Chance in March 2017. Later opening on an East Coast tour with The Strumbellas that began on October 12, 2017, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and concluded on November 14, 2017, in Buffalo, New York. He performed at Billboard's Industry Night on November 16, 2017, at the Ludlow House in New York City, showcasing his pop-folk song "Fine". In April and May 2018, Kahan supported George Ezra on his North American tour and then directly after embarked on his own tour, headlining shows across Europe. Kahan then embarked on a world tour with Dean Lewis in support. He is currently on a North American tour with James Bay as the opening act.
- Busyhead (2019)
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Hold it Down"||—||—||—||Non-album single|
(solo or with Julia Michaels)
|14||29||88||Hurt Somebody and Busyhead|
|"Come Down"||2018||—||—||—||Non-album single|
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