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Audra Mae is an American singer and songwriter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, born on February 20, 1984. She is the great-great-niece of Judy Garland, and a great granddaughter of Garland's sister Jimmie.[1][2] Since arriving in California in 2007, she has signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, and sang Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" on the television series Sons of Anarchy. In 2009, she signed to Los Angeles based indie label SideOneDummy Records.

Audra Mae
Born (1984-02-20) February 20, 1984 (age 35)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
LabelsSideOneDummy

CareerEdit

2009: Haunt EPEdit

She released a digital EP Haunt on October 20, 2009 and then went on the road as part of Chuck Ragan's Revival Tour. That year, Audra also wrote a song for Britain's Got Talent runner up Susan Boyle's début album.[3] "Who I Was Born to Be" was the only original track on Susan Boyle's chart-topping, 9 million- selling I Dreamed a Dream album. Audra Mae has performed as a member of The Upright Cabaret.[4]

2010–2012: The Happiest Lamb and Audra Mae and the Almighty SoundEdit

The Happiest Lamb was released on May 18, 2010.[5] The album was recorded with her friends including stand-up bassist Joe Ginsberg, guitarist Jarrad Kritzstein, pianist Frank Pedano and drummer Kiel Feher, who have played live with her in a series of residencies around the L.A. area. Together with Ferras Alqaisi she wrote "Good News", which was one of the songs that competed in Unser Song für Deutschland, the German selection process to select the song that Lena Meyer-Landrut will sing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. "Good News" also serves as the title track of Meyer-Landrut's eponymous 2011 album.

Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound was released on February 13, 2012.[6] The album featured main and background vocals, percussion, production and composition work from Mae and also credited many other artists, including up-right bassist Joe Ginsberg, electric and rhythm guitarist Jarrad Kritzstein and organ and piano playing by Frank Pedano.[7][8] In 2012, her cover of Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" was featured in two episodes of The Good Wife, "Another Ham Sandwich" and "Live from Damascus." She also is featured on Flo Rida's track, "Run," with Redfoo of LMFAO, and on All American Rejects "Kids in the Street" released March 2012.

2013–presentEdit

Mae provided background vocals for The All-American Rejects (who also originated in Oklahoma) in their fourth studio album, Kids in the Street. She can be heard in "Fast & Slow", "Kids in the Street", and "Beekeeper's Daughter"[9] In 2013, she was featured in 3 Avicii songs that were featured on his album True. The songs are "Addicted to You", "Shame on Me", and "Long Road To Hell".[10] Avicii announced that "Addicted to You" would receive a full single release on April 7, 2014.[11] She is featured in one of Jon Bellion's songs called "Luxury," which was released on September 2, 2014.[12] Mae also co-wrote the song "Somebody loves somebody" for Celine Dion, which was featured on Dion´s album "Loved me back to life".

American country artist Miranda Lambert covered Mae's "Little Red Wagon" for her 2014 album, Platinum, and released it as the album's third single in January 2015. It became a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. In 2015 she teamed up with Avicii once again to sing the cover by Avicii of "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone.

Toured withEdit

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details
The Happiest Lamb
Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Haunt

SinglesEdit

As featured artistEdit

Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[18]
AUT
[19]
DEN
[20]
FRA
[21]
GER
[22]
NL
[23]
NZ
[24]
SWE
[25]
SWI
[26]
UK
[27]
"Addicted to You"
(Avicii, with uncredited vocals by Audra Mae)
2014 5 3 40 10 6 5 27 11 5 14
  • GLF: 3× Platinum[28]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum
  • BPI: Silver
  • BVMI: Gold
  • IFPI AUT: Gold
True

Guest vocalsEdit

Year Title Album Artist
2011 "Forever Young" Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1-4 Audra Mae and the Forest Rangers
"Everyday People"
"The Unclouded Day"
"We Are Not Broken" Same Something Different Jake Walden
"For Alice"
2012 "Run" Wild Ones Flo Rida feat. Redfoo
"Beekeeper's Daughter" Kids in the Street The All-American Rejects
"Kids in the Street"
"Fast & Slow"
2013 "How I Feel" The Perfect 10 Flo Rida
"Addicted to You" True Avicii
"Shame On Me"
"Long Road To Hell"
2014 "Tree" Idris Elba Presents mi Mandela Idris Elba
"Luxury" The Definition Jon Bellion
2015 "Feeling Good" Feeling Good Avicii
2016 "He Is The Same"
(with uncredited vocals by Audra Mae)
The Human Condition Jon Bellion
2019 "Heavy With Hoping" Good Faith Madeon

Writing CreditsEdit

Title Album Artist
"These Wings" My Wildest Dreams Claire Richards
"Fall in Line"
(featuring Demi Lovato)
Liberation Christina Aguilera
"Woman (Oh Mama)" Venus Joy Williams
"Heartbeat Song" Piece By Piece Kelly Clarkson
"Didn't I" Meaning of Life
"Little Red Wagon" Platinum Miranda Lambert
"Two Young Hearts" Eyes Wide Open Sabrina Carpenter
"Eyes Wide Open"
"Something New" Little Secret Nikki Yanofsky
"Long Road To Hell" True Avicii
"Shame On Me"
"Sing You Home" Sing You Home Xenia
"Bring Back My Love" Bring Back My Love Clay Aiken
"Passenger" Made In London Noemi
"Who I Was Born To Be" Who I Was Born To Be Susan Boyle
"Sleep" Allen Stone Allen Stone
"Contact High"
"Somebody Loves Somebody" Loved Me Back to Life Celine Dion
"Good News" Good News Lena
"Even Angels Cry" Change Colours Reece Mastin
"The Real Thing" Christina Aguilera
"Shotgun"
"Water" Pentatonix Pentatonix
"Take Me Home"
"Light in the Hallway"
"Ugly" The Definition Of... Fantasia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Home Page – The TLS". The-tls.co.uk. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  2. ^ kevin (October 6, 2009). "Ears Wide Open: Audra Mae —". Buzzbands.la. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
  3. ^ Kaufman, Gil (December 2, 2009). "Susan Boyle Songwriter Audra Mae Is Suddenly Famous". MTV.com. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "Upright Cabaret » Artists". July 17, 2011. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  5. ^ "Audra Mae set to release debut album May 18th". idiomag. Retrieved March 12, 2010.
  6. ^ "Audra Mae & the Almighty Sound - Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound, Audra Mae - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "Audra Mae & the Almighty Sound - Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound, Audra Mae - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  8. ^ NDR: Eurovis<ion: Wer sind Songschreiber?
  9. ^ "The All-American Rejects Return: On Set at Their 'Beekeeper's Daughter' Video Shoot". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  10. ^ Rubin, Rich (June 5, 2014). "Rubin Interviews "Addicted To You" Vocalist Audra Mae Backstage At Weenie Roast 2014". Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  11. ^ Corner, Lewis (February 14, 2014). "Avicii premieres new single 'Addicted To You' music video - watch". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on September 2, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  12. ^ "Music - HYPEBEAST". Hypebeast.com. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Eventful: The Revival Tour with Chuck Ragan, Jim Ward, Austin & Bob Lucas, and Audra Mae". Cleveland.eventful.com. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Audra Mae tours, tickets, shows". Last.fm. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  15. ^ "Audra Mae tours, tickets, shows". Last.fm. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  16. ^ "Audra Mae tours, tickets, shows". Last.fm. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Audra Mae tours, tickets, shows". Last.fm. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  18. ^ Peak positions in Australia:
  19. ^ Peak positions in Austria:
  20. ^ Peak positions in Denmark:
  21. ^ Peak positions in France:
  22. ^ Peak positions in Germany:
  23. ^ Peak positions in the Netherlands:
  24. ^ Peak positions in New Zealand:
  25. ^ Peak positions in Sweden:
  26. ^ Peak positions in Switzerland:
  27. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
  28. ^ "Avicii – Addicted To You" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved December 23, 2014.

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