V. Rose

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V. Rose
Birth name Vienna Rose Dare
Born (1989-01-09) January 9, 1989 (age 28)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Genres Christian electronic dance music
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004 (2004)–present
Labels Clear Sight, Inpop, Spechouse
Associated acts Harmony
Website vroseonline.com

Vienna Rose Dare (born January 9, 1989), is better known by her stage name V. Rose, is an American Christian electronic dance music singer. Formerly signed to Clear Sight Music, she released three studio albums under that label, V. Rose in 2011 and Forever After in 2014, the latter of which charted at No. 28 on the Billboard Top Christian chart, and No. 16 on the Heatseekers. V. Rose was re-released with a bonus disc in 2013 and titled The Electro-Pop Deluxe. She currently is signed to Inpop Records, where they released, Young Dangerous Heart, on April 22, 2016.

Biography[edit]

V. Rose was born Vienna Rose Da Re on January 9, 1989 in Sacramento, California.[1][2][3] At age 6, Dare started singing, but by age eight asked God to help her compose music.[4] In her teenage years, Dare and a childhood friend started a group called Harmony. When Dare was 15, producer SPEC signed the group to Spechouse Media, but Harmony soon folded in 2005.[3][4]

After the disbandment of Harmony, Dare signed to Spechouse as a solo artist, and she eventually appeared on two songs by FLAME on his album Captured.[3][5] She was subsequently signed to FLAME's Clear Sight label, releasing her self-titled debut album on August 16, 2011; however, the album did not garner any commercial charting successes.[4] It was well received by music critics, with CCM Magazine calling the album an "upbeat pop production set to spiritually-grounded lyrics."[6] On the other hand, Dare's sophomore studio album with Clear Sight Music, entitled Forever After and released on May 20, 2014, met with greater commercial success, charting on both the Christian Albums and Heatseekers Albums charts at Nos. 28 and 16 respectively, for the charting week of June 7, 2014.[7][8] On February 18, 2015, the website Rapzilla reported that Dare has signed to the Nashville-based Inpop Records.[9]

Musical style[edit]

Dare's musical style has been labeled as a mixture of pop, hip hop, R&B, rock, and electronic dance music.[10][11] Jesus Freak Hideout in a review of V. Rose stated that the pop, R&B, and rock sound on the album's opening track is used much throughout the entire release, and said that Dare "should soon find herself among the elite in that great radio-play-type of girl-power-pop sound."[5] New Release Tuesday considered V. Rose to range from "rock to pop to R&B to rap to straight-up, old-school Gospel."[10] Rich Smith of Louder Than the Music reviewed a re-release of V. Rose, entitled The Electro-Pop Deluxe, that featured six extra tracks. In keeping with the title, the extra tracks feature an electro pop sound, and three of these were in the EDM vein.[11] Smith found the original part of V.Rose heavily pop-oriented, slightly teen pop in places, but with some dance and more soulful elements.[11]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
CHR
US
HEAT
As Herself
V. Rose[5][10]
The Electro-Pop Deluxe (re-release of V. Rose with bonus disc)
Forever After 28[7] 16[8]
Young Dangerous Heart 31 12

Extended plays[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • "Surrender" – Flame
  • "Beautiful Life" – Trip Lee

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dare Vienna Rose. "Battery (Work ID-884786873)". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Work ID-884786873. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Vienna Rose Dare, Born on January 9, 1989 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Vrose (October 10, 2010). "Vrose – About". Facebook. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Jones, Kim. "Christian Singer V. Rose Shares Her Thoughts on Halloween". About.com. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Hoskins, Kevin (September 14, 2011). "V.Rose, "V.Rose" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ Argyrakis, Andy (December 1, 2011). "V.Rose: V.Rose (Infinity Music Distribution)". CCM Magazine. p. 50. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Billboard (June 7, 2014). "Christian Albums : June 7, 2014". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Billboard (June 7, 2014). "Heatseekers Albums : June 7, 2014". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ Daniels, David (February 18, 2014). "V.Rose signs with Newsboys-founded Inpop Records". Rapzilla. Philip Rood and Chad Horton. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c Hathcock, Marcus (August 17, 2011). "V.Rose is Moving Christian Music Forward". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c Smith, Rich. "V.Rose – The Electro-Pop Deluxe". Louder Than the Music. Dave Wood and Jono Davies. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Jesus Freak Hideout. "V. Rose Discography, V. Rose Lyrics, V. Rose Artist Database, V. Rose, VRose". John DiBiase. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 

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