Shiloh (singer)

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Shiloh in February 2011
Background information
Birth name Shiloh Hoganson
Born (1993-04-25) April 25, 1993 (age 24)
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Origin Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Genres Pop rock, Pop punk, Emo Rock, Ska
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2008-present
Labels Universal Music Canada, Universal Republic

Shiloh Hoganson (born Shiloh Hoganson April 25, 1993),[1][2] known by her stage name Shiloh, is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter. Shiloh has performed with Stereos, Hedley, Marianas Trench, and Faber Drive.


Early life[edit]

Shiloh was born in Abbotsford, British Columbia and was raised in several locations in Saskatchewan as well as Edmonton, Alberta.[3] Growing up, Shiloh entered many singing contests and competitions, including a radio contest for The Bounce (91.7 CHBN-FM) in Edmonton, Alberta, which she won.

Picture Imperfect (2008-2009)[edit]

Shiloh travelled to Vancouver, British Columbia to work with songwriting–production team Hipjoint Productions[4] who wrote and produced seven songs on her debut album Picture Imperfect including the Canadian Platinum-selling single "Operator (A Girl Like Me)".

She signed to Universal Music Canada in 2008 and released her debut album, Picture Imperfect, on August 18, 2009.[5] As a songwriter, Shiloh signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Ole/Tanjola.[6]

Shiloh released her debut album Picture Imperfect in Canada on August 18, 2009. The album yielded three singles which have received airplay on MuchMusic and Family Channel.

Shiloh also signed an American deal with Universal Republic in 2009.[7]

"Operator (A Girl Like Me)" was the first single from Picture Imperfect. It charted on the Canadian Hot 100 and listed her as Billboard Canada's #1 Emerging Talent Artist as of December 19, 2008.[8] The song is also included on Much Dance 2009 CD. Shiloh appeared on MuchOnDemand on June 4, 2009, and performed "Goodbye, You Suck". She was a nominee for the 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards as well as being an announced performer.[9][10] She performed "Operator (A Girl Like Me)" at the MuchMusic Video Awards on June 21, 2009, but lost in both categories she was nominated in: Pop Video of the Year to Danny Fernandes and UR Fave: New Artist to The Midway State.

Shiloh appeared on YTV's The Zone segment and was interviewed by Carlos, answering viewer questions that had been submitted by e-mail and performing. She also appeared on season two of The Next Star, meeting the six finalists.

Shiloh's songs have been heard in various television shows, including Gossip Girl, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, Mr. Troop Mom, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Majority Rules, in Whitney Port's spinoff of The Hills, The City[disambiguation needed], and What Happens in Vegas.

"Can't Hold On" and forthcoming studio album (2010-present)[edit]

On November 9, 2010 Shiloh released the single "Can't Hold On". In 2016, Future 5th took over Shiloh's management from Tanjola.


Shiloh says that her idol is Michael Jackson. She has been performing Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" from his album, Bad on her tour. Like Jackson, she donates money made from shows to charities. On August 27, 2009, at the Hamilton Place Theatre, Shiloh said that the money made from that show would go to World Vision and a child she sponsored, Fabrizio.[11] In a 2009 interview with Young Hollywood, Shiloh stated that Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion were also major influences to her music and strongly inspired her love of music.[12]


Shiloh performing in Edmonton


Year Album details Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
2009 Picture Imperfect 10


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated Work Award Category Result
2009 Operator (A Girl Like Me) MuchMusic Video Awards Pop Video of the Year Nominated
Goodbye, You Suck UR Fave: New Artist Nominated
2010 Juno Award New Artist Nominated


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Shiloh: Biography", Billboard. Retrieved July 16, 2011.
  2. ^ Birchmeir, Jason. "Shiloh: Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Sandra Sperounes (January 13, 2009). "Shiloh on the verge of pop-punk stardom". National Post. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
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  5. ^ Kate Harper (Oct 30, 2008). "Shiloh Signs With Universal". CHARTattack. Retrieved Jan 30, 2009. 
  6. ^ title=ole Signs Shiloh to Worldwide Co-Publishing Deal| date=Jul 21, 2008| accessdate=Jan 30, 2009
  7. ^ "ole TANJOLA’S SHILOH SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC". Majorly Indie. February 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  8. ^ date=Dec 18, 2008| accessdate=Jan 30, 2009|
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  12. ^ "YH Buzz Meter: Shiloh". Retrieved 2011-02-26. 

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