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Cari Elise Fletcher (born March 19, 1994), known mononymously as Fletcher (stylized in all caps), is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She made her acting debut in 2010 as the lead role of Katie Howard in the film How Katie Howard Found Herself. She auditioned for the first season of The X Factor (U.S.), and competed as a part of the group Lakoda Rayne.

Cari Elise Fletcher

(1994-03-19) March 19, 1994 (age 25)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2010–present

Her debut single, "War Paint", was released on June 17, 2015.

Early lifeEdit

Cari Elise Fletcher[1] was born on March 19, 1994, and grew up in Asbury Park, New Jersey. She began taking vocal lessons at the age of five.[2]

She graduated from Wall High School in nearby Wall Township, New Jersey in 2012, where she played women's volleyball.[3] She spends her time between Los Angeles, New York City, and her home in Wall, New Jersey.[1]


Her first big break in the music industry came in 2011, when she competed on the premiere season of the American version of The X Factor.[4] In the boot camp round, Paula Abdul paired Fletcher with Hayley Orrantia, Paige Elizabeth Ogle, and Dani Knights to form the group Lakoda Rayne.[5] They were eliminated in the fifth week of the season.[6]

Upon graduation from Wall High School, Fletcher attended the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.[2] She took a year-long leave of absence and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to collaborate with producer Jamie Kenney, during which the single "War Paint" was released. The following year, in September 2016, she released her debut EP Finding Fletcher.[7]

In 2010, at the age of 16, Fletcher landed her debut film role in the short film How Katie Howard Found Herself.[8] The film portrays Fletcher as Katie, an unconfident teenage high school girl who feels disliked by most of her peers, until a group of popular girls approach her and offer her a transformation before taking her to the weekend's biggest party. Although she revealed in an interview with Iheartradio that this was a big misunderstanding and 'How Katie Howard Found Herself' was only a school project.

On the 9th of august she revealed on her instagram that she has signed with Capitol Records which is based in Los Angeles. She now shares label with artists as Paul McCartney, Halsey, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith.

In January 2019, Fletcher released the single "Undrunk". On March 19, she made her television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In April 2019, she released "If You're Gonna Lie", marketed as a prequel to "Undrunk". Subsequently, on May 24, 2019, she released "About You", another single about an ex.[9] On August 2, 2019, Fletcher announced that her second EP, You Ruined New York City for Me (stylized in all lowercase), would be released on August 16. The EP includes "Undrunk", "If You're Gonna Lie", and "About You", along with two new songs, "All Love" and "Strangers".



Year Title Role
2010 How Katie Howard Found Herself Katie Howard


Year Title Role Notes
2011 The X Factor Herself Contestant


Extended playsEdit

Title EP details Track listings
Finding Fletcher
Track listing
  1. "Princess"
  2. "War Paint"
  3. "Over My Head"
  4. "Avalanche"
  5. "Wasted Youth"
  6. "Live Young Die Free"
You Ruined New York City for Me
Track listing
  1. "If You're Gonna Lie"
  2. "Undrunk"
  3. "All Love"
  4. "About You"
  5. "Strangers"


Title Year Peak chart positions Album


"War Paint" 2015 Finding Fletcher
"Live Young Die Free" 2016
"Wasted Youth"
"You Should Talk" 2017 Non-album singles
"I Believe You" 2018
"Undrunk" 2019 61 16 83 65 33 You Ruined New York City for Me
"If You're Gonna Lie"[15]
"About You"[16]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ a b "FLETCHER - About". Facebook. 1994-03-19. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  2. ^ a b "Fletcher: Biography & History". 1994-03-19. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  3. ^ "Cari Fletcher @ Wall High School". 2012-01-01. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  4. ^ "VIDEO: Wall High School Senior Cari Fletcher Sings On X Factor". Wall, NJ Patch. 2011-09-21. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  5. ^ "'X Factor' Redux: Simon Cowell Says Lakoda Rayne Got Voted Off For Being 'Too Pretty'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  6. ^ "The X Factor recap: Leroy Bell, Lakoda Rayne eliminated". Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  7. ^ "'War Paint' Singer FLETCHER Debuts New EP: Meet the 'Jennifer Lawrence' of Music". 2016-09-29. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  8. ^ "How Katie Howard Found Herself". 2010. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  9. ^ "FLETCHER Struggles With Thoughts Of An Ex On "About You"". 2019-05-24. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  10. ^ "Fletcher Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  11. ^ "Pop Songs Chart: April 6, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  12. ^ "Fletcher Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  13. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  14. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. March 25, 2019. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  15. ^ @findingfletcher (April 24, 2019). "To pre-save 'If You're Gonna Lie'✨" (Tweet). Retrieved April 24, 2019 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "Fletcher Tries to Extract the Memory Of Her Ex On 'About You': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-08-14.

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