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 simply known for her stage name VASSY is an Australian singer, songwriter and producer.[2] 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 Charts making her the first Australian Artist to go No. 1 with her solo single debut release.[6]

VASSY is a certified RIAA Platinum and Gold[7] recording artist. Her song collaboration "Bad" with David Guetta and Showtek is certified 7 times platinum. VASSY won a 2015 IDMA Award for Best Featured Vocalist Performance for "Bad."[8] The song has over 590 million views on YouTube,[9] it has been downloaded over 2 million times and has over 200 million streams on Spotify.[10]

Her latest collaboration with Tiësto & KSHMR on their track "Secrets," hit over 100 million Spotify plays[11] and 125 million YouTube views.[12] "Secrets" went straight to number #1 in 20 countries and reigned atop the Billboard Club Charts and Beatport charts. "Secrets" won a 2016 IDMA Award for Best Electro/Progressive House Track.[13]

In popular culture[edit]

Her song was featured in Tina Fey film, Admission, Disney's Oscar winning movie Frozen, and in the recent "Gok Loves" campaign for Target Australia.[14] VASSY’s songs have also been featured in EA Games, Nickelodeon, Sketchers, Victoria’s Secret, Pepsi commercials, and Grey’s Anatomy.[15]

Philanthropy[edit]

VASSY is an ambassador for the NOH8 campaign[16] and a spokesperson for Green IT.[17] She also volunteers and teaches music workshops at AVIVA in Los Angeles.[18]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • My Affection (2005)[19]
  • 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)

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
[20]
AUT
[21]
BEL
[22]
FRA
GER
[23]
NLD
[24]
SWE
[25]
SWI
[26]
UK
[27]
US
[28]
"BAD"
(David Guetta and Showtek featuring Vassy)
2014 5 15 6 6 19 13 2 28 22 113
  • ARIA: Gold[29]
  • IFPI SWE: 2× Platinum[30]
  • IDMA: Best Featured Vocalist Performance - Title, Vocalist/Artist, 2015[31]
Listen
"Today"
(Scooter featuring Vassy)
75 The Fifth Chapter
"Secrets"
(Tiësto and KSHMR featuring Vassy)
2015 55 31 27 21 24 31
  • IDMA: Best Electro/Progressive House Track, 2016[32]
Club Life: Volume Four New York City
"Satisfied"
(Showtek featuring Vassy)
"Radiate"
(Scooter featuring Vassy)
58 The Fifth Chapter
"—" 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[33])

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. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards - Winter Music Conference 2016 - WMC 2016". Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  9. ^ David Guetta (2014-04-10), David Guetta & Showtek - Bad ft.Vassy (Lyrics Video), retrieved 2016-05-27 
  10. ^ "Spotify". play.spotify.com. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  11. ^ "Spotify". play.spotify.com. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  12. ^ Spinnin' Records (2015-03-18), Tiësto & KSHMR feat. Vassy - Secrets (Official Music Video), retrieved 2016-05-27 
  13. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards - Winter Music Conference 2016 - WMC 2016". Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  14. ^ 3 January 2013 (2013-01-03). "Hellenic Society of Constantinople to Honor Vassy at Annual Gala". USA.GreekReporter.com. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  15. ^ "VASSY's TV, Film & Ad Placements". 
  16. ^ VASSY (2010-06-22), I am Human NOH8 Campaign PSA, retrieved 2016-05-09 
  17. ^ "Vassy Interview - International Green IT Awareness Week". 
  18. ^ "Residential Treatment - Aviva Family and Children's Services". Residential Treatment - Aviva Family and Children's Services. 
  19. ^ Crossen, Louise (7 January 2006), "My Affection review", The Courier-Mail 
  20. ^ Peak chart positions for singles as lead artist in Australia:
  21. ^ "David Guetta & Showtek feat. Vassy – Bad (Song)". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  22. ^ "Ultratop: Discografie David Guetta (Charts for Wallonia)". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  23. ^ Peak position for:
  24. ^ "Top 40 artiest: David Guetta" (select individual songs for chart information) (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "Discography David Guetta". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  26. ^ "David Guetta & Showtek feat. Vassy – Bad". swisshcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  27. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the United Kingdom:
  28. ^ "David Guetta – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  30. ^ "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
  31. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards - Winter Music Conference 2016 - WMC 2016". Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  32. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards - Winter Music Conference 2016 - WMC 2016". Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  33. ^ "Dance Songs: Top Dance Music Chart | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 

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