Vassy (singer)

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VASSY
VASSY at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles in 2014.jpg
VASSY at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles in 2014
Background information
Birth name Vassy Karagiorgos
Born Darwin, Northern Territory[1]
Origin Australia
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, producer
Years active 2003–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website vassymusic.com

Vassy Karagiorgos, known professionally as Vassy (frequently stylised as VASSY), is an Australian singer, songwriter, and producer.[2]

Biography[edit]

Vassy, whose parents are both from Greece,[3] was discovered by Australian Radio Station Triple J after she won song of the year.[4][5] Her single "We Are Young" reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Dance Chart, making her the first Australian Artist to go No. 1 with her solo single debut release.[6] She is a certified RIAA Platinum and Gold[7] recording artist.

In 2014, Vassy collaborated with David Guetta and Showtek on their song "Bad", which became 7 times double platinum and established her in the electronic dance music scene. In 2015, she collaborated with Tiësto and KSHMR on their track "Secrets", which reigned atop the Billboard Club chart and Beatport charts, and went straight to number No. 1 in 20 countries. In 2016, she released her single "Nothing to Lose" through Musical Freedom Records, co-produced by Tiësto.

Vassy's music incorporates dance, reggae and soul as a base for her vocal styling. Her music has received an array of accolades, including ARIA awards and IDMA awards.

In popular culture[edit]

Her song was featured in the Tina Fey film Admission, Disney's Oscar-winning film Frozen, and in the campaign Gok Loves for Target Australia.[8] Vassy's songs have also been featured in EA Games, Nickelodeon, Sketchers, Victoria's Secret, Pepsi commercials, and Grey's Anatomy.[9]

Philanthropy[edit]

Vassy is an ambassador for the NOH8 campaign[10] and a spokesperson for Green IT.[11] She also volunteers and teaches music workshops at AVIVA in Los Angeles.[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • My Affection (2005)[13]
  • The Acoustics EP (2011)
  • Beautiful Day (2012)
  • We Are Young (2015)

Singles[edit]

  • "I Can See Clearly Now" (with Jazibel)
  • "Cover You In Kisses"
  • "Get Busy" (with Katalyst)
  • "Wanna Fly" (featuring Mozim)
  • "Loverman"
  • "Kick My Ass"
  • "History"
  • "Desire"
  • "Could This Be Love"
  • "We Are Young" (No. 1 Hot Dance/Club Songs)
  • "MAD" (No. 7 Hot Dance/Club Songs)
  • "Hustlin'" (featuring Crazibiza and Dave Audé) (No. 1 Hot Dance/Club Songs)
  • "T.U.T.P (Turn Up The Party)" (DirtyFreqs + VASSY) (No. 6 Hot Dance/Club Songs)
  • "Nothing To Lose" (produced by Tiësto) (No. 1 Hot Dance/Club Songs)

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[14]
AUT
[15]
BEL
[16]
FRA
GER
[17]
GRE NLD
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
UK
[21]
US
[22]
"Bad"
(David Guetta and Showtek featuring Vassy)
2014 5 15 6 6 19 95 13 2 28 22 113
  • ARIA: Gold[23]
  • IFPI SWE: 2× Platinum[24]
  • IDMA: Best Featured Vocalist Performance - Title, Vocalist/Artist, 2015[25]
Listen
"Today"
(Scooter featuring Vassy)
75 The Fifth Chapter
"Secrets"
(Tiësto and KSHMR featuring Vassy)
2015 55 31 27 35 21 24 31
  • IDMA: Best Electro/Progressive House Track, 2016[26]
Club Life: Volume Four New York City
"Satisfied"
(Showtek featuring Vassy)
"Radiate"
(Scooter featuring Vassy)
58 The Fifth Chapter
"I Should Have Said"
(Playmen featuring Vassy)
2016 4
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

  • "Spotlight" (Victor Magan featuring Vassy and Juan Magan)
  • "Miss Automatic" (Mark Angelo and Vassy featuring Epsilon) (84 # Greek Digital Songs)
  • "TOKYO STYLE" (FUTURE BOYZ featuring Dave Audé and Vassy)
  • "Burn" (Scooter and Vassy, 2016, in Ace)
  • "T.U.T.P." (DirtyFreqs and Vassy, 2016, Billboard Top 25 Dance Charts[27])

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 WDM Radio Awards[28] Best Electronic Vocalist Herself Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palinnt, Megan (31 July 2014). "Darwin's Vassy Karagiorgos catapulted into stardom by David Guetta track". NT News. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Vassy's star on rise", Darwin Palmerston Sun, 21 December 2005 
  3. ^ "Roll up for new Aussie sensation". Birmingham Mail. 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  4. ^ "New stars unearthed", Sunday Territorian, 20 September 2003 
  5. ^ "Darwin star releases EP", Darwin Palmerston Sun, 19 January 2005 
  6. ^ "Chart Highlights: P!nk Ties Katy Perry For Most Adult Pop Songs No. 1s". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  7. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  8. ^ 3 January 2013 (2013-01-03). "Hellenic Society of Constantinople to Honor Vassy at Annual Gala". USA.GreekReporter.com. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  9. ^ "VASSY's TV, Film & Ad Placements". 
  10. ^ VASSY (2010-06-22), I am Human NOH8 Campaign PSA, retrieved 2016-05-09 
  11. ^ "Vassy Interview - International Green IT Awareness Week". 
  12. ^ "Residential Treatment - Aviva Family and Children's Services". Residential Treatment - Aviva Family and Children's Services. 
  13. ^ Crossen, Louise (7 January 2006), "My Affection review", The Courier-Mail 
  14. ^ Peak chart positions for singles as lead artist in Australia:
  15. ^ "David Guetta & Showtek feat. Vassy – Bad (Song)". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "Ultratop: Discografie David Guetta (Charts for Wallonia)". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  17. ^ Peak position for:
  18. ^ "Top 40 artiest: David Guetta" (select individual songs for chart information) (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Discography David Guetta". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "David Guetta & Showtek feat. Vassy – Bad". swisshcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  21. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the United Kingdom:
  22. ^ "David Guetta – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  24. ^ "Sverige Toplistan: Sök". Sverige Toplistan (in Swedish). Retrieved 2014-06-27. Note: To retrieve the certifications, type in David Guetta in the upper right box "Sök", and then click on "Visa" of the desired album/single
  25. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards - Winter Music Conference 2016 - WMC 2016". Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  26. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards - Winter Music Conference 2016 - WMC 2016". Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  27. ^ "Dance Songs: Top Dance Music Chart | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  28. ^ "Nominados a los WDM Radio Awards". LOS40. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 

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