Note-oriety

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Note-oriety
Note-oriety
Note-oriety
Background information
Also known asJMU Note-oriety, Note
OriginJames Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
GenresA cappella, collegiate a cappella
Years active1998-Present
WebsiteOfficial Website

Note-oriety an upper voices a cappella singing group at James Madison University in the United States, founded in 1998 by Kelly Myer and Bonnie Estes. The group sings in and around Harrisonburg, Virginia, tours the east coast and other parts of the United States. Note-oriety is best known for the viral video of their cover version of Beyoncé's song "Pretty Hurts".[1] The group has been featured in USA Today,[2] The Huffington Post,[3] and BuzzFeed,[4] and the group has been praised by Nicki Minaj,[5] TLC,[6] and Kelly Clarkson.[7] They have also been nominated for and received several awards from international organizations, notably, the Contemporary A Cappella Society and the Recorded A Cappella Review Board. Note-oriety has performed all over the country, including The White House, the Lincoln Center, and Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey's United State of Women Summit.

History[edit]

Note-oriety was founded in 1998 by Kelly Myer and Bonnie Estes as a sister group to the premier a Cappella group at JMU, The Madison Project. It is the first all-female group at James Madison University. The student-run musical group performs in and around Harrisonburg, Virginia and up and down the East Coast of the United States. In addition to various gigs, Note-oriety holds a concert once per semester, typically at the end of each semester. Additionally, they go on tour approximately bi-yearly.

Note-oriety has competed in several competitions throughout the years. In 2012, they won "Best Choreography" at SingStrong Aca Idol.[8] In 2013, they won 1st place at the SingStrong Aca Idol Competition as well as winning "Audience Favorite".[9] Note-oriety has also competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, most recently in 2019, where they placed third.[10]

Throughout their 20 years, Note-oriety has released several studio albums and singles. In 2015, they released their self-titled album Note-oriety. The album was nominated for numerous awards and was selected as the Recorded A Cappella Review Board's 2015 Album of the Year.[11] The group has been nominated for several CARA awards through the years, most recently winning "Best Song" in the Collegiate Female category for "Bang Bang" on Note-oriety.[12] The music video for "Pretty Hurts" from this album garnered over half a million views.[13] The video went viral after it was released, and was praised by Nicki Minaj.[14] Note-oriety's eighth album, titled XX in honor of their twentieth anniversary,[15] was released April 29, 2018.[16] Their most recent album, Note to Self, was released in July of 2020.

Note-oriety as a group works for charities as well as groups promoting Women's empowerment, and has been involved with numerous philanthropic events since its founding. In 2016, Note-oriety performed at the United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C.[17] and in 2017 the group performed at The National Crittenton Foundation's national conference "In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity, and Justice for Girls". In 2018, College Magazine named Note-oriety one of The 10 Female Groups Running the A Cappella World.[18]

Discography[19][edit]

  • Overquota (2000)
  • Lights Out (2002)
  • Fusion (2005)
  • Bettin' High (2007)
  • Get Gone (2010)
  • "Only Girl in the World" (2011)
  • I'll Never Say (2012)
  • "DNA" (2013)
  • Note-oriety (2015)
  • "Boogie Woogie/Salute" (2016)
  • XX (2018)[20]
  • "Fall in Line" (2019)
  • "God Is a Woman" (2020)
  • Note to Self (2020)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Musical awards[edit]

Note-oriety awards and nominations
Totals[a]
Wins20
Nominations14
Note
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs)
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2021 Emma Wagner for "I Don't Think About You" by Kelly Clarkson Best Upper Voices Collegiate Solo[21] Nominated
2021 Emma Wagner for "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac Best Upper Voices Collegiate Arrangement[21] Nominated
2021 Note to Self (2020) Best Upper Voices Collegiate Album[21] Nominated
2021 Sara Edwards for "Runaway" by Aurora Best Professional Arrangement for a Scholastic Group[21] Nominated
2019 Maggie Rabe for "Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man Best Female Collegiate Arrangement[22] Nominated
2016 Note-oriety (2015) Best Female Collegiate Album[23] Nominated
2016 "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Best Female Collegiate Song[12] Won
2016 Zoe Elizabeth McCray for "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Best Female Collegiate Arrangement[23] Nominated
2014 "DNA" by Little Mix Best Female Collegiate Song[24] Nominated
2013 "Earth" by Imogen Heap Best Female Collegiate Song[25] Nominated
2013 Addison Balser for "Turning Tables" by Adele Best Female Collegiate Solo[26] Nominated
2001 Mandi Meros, Overquota (2000) Best Female Collegiate Solo[27] Nominated
Recorded A Cappella Review Board (RARB)
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 Note-oriety (2015) Album of the Year[28] Won
2015 "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Track of the Year[28] Won

Selection for "Best of" compilation albums[edit]

sing
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj sing 12: This Big![29] Won
2013 "DNA" by Little Mix sing 10: Neon[30] Won
Voices Only
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 "Lies" by Marina and the Diamonds Voices Only 2015[31] Won

Competitions[edit]

Competition Placements and Awards
Year Competition Award Result
2008 ICCA Quarterfinals Outstanding Soloist: Jonnelle Morris for "Bring Me Down"[32] Won
2012 SingStrong Aca-Idol Best Choreography[33] Won
2013 SingStrong Aca-Idol Aca-Idol Overall Winner[34] 1st Place
2013 SingStrong Aca-Idol Audience Favorite[34] Won
2013 SingStrong Aca-Idol Outstanding Soloist[34] 1st Place
2013 SingStrong Aca-Idol Outstanding Vocal Percussion[34] 2nd Place
2013 SingStrong Aca-Idol Outstanding Visual Presentation[34] 1st Place
2019 ICCA Quarterfinals Third Place[35] Won
2019 Shenandoah Valley Sing-In Overall Winner Won
2019 Shenandoah Valley Sing-In Audience Favorite Won
2020 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival Third Place Won

Other Awards[edit]

A Cappella Video Awards (AVA)
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2019 "R&B Medley" Music Video Outstanding Choreography / Staging[36] Nominated
2019 "R&B Medley" Music Video Outstanding Costume / Makeup[37] Runner-up
2019 "R&B Medley" Music Video Outstanding Video Editing[36] Nominated
2019 "R&B Medley" Music Video Best Female Collegiate Video[38] Won
2019 "R&B Medley" Music Video Best R&B Video[39] Won

References[edit]

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