Phoebe Ryan

Phoebe Holiday Ryan (born September 21, 1990) is an American singer and songwriter. In 2015, she released a mashup of R. Kelly's "Ignition" and Miguel's "Do You", followed by her first single "Mine" from her debut EP of the same name.[2] She signed with Columbia Records in 2015.[3][4]

Phoebe Ryan
Phoebe Ryan in 2019
Phoebe Ryan in 2019
Background information
Birth namePhoebe Holiday Ryan
Born (1990-09-21) September 21, 1990 (age 30)
Texas, U.S.
OriginRed Bank, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2013–present
LabelsColumbia,[1] Neon Gold, Independently Popular

As a songwriter, she has written for artists such as Britney Spears, Oh Honey, Zara Larsson, Melanie Martinez, and Bea Miller, and featured on songs by The Knocks, Tritonal, Skizzy Mars, and The Chainsmokers among others.[5]


Ryan grew up in central New Jersey and attended Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University, where she studied engineering, production and business. She debated between being a songwriter or an artist before deciding to do both.[6]

Music careerEdit

Ryan began writing songs for artists such as Oh Honey, rapper Skizzy Mars and Bea Miller before releasing music of her own. In 2014, she was featured on DJ duo Tritonal's single, "Now or Never", and in 2015, she released her first song as an artist, "Ignition/Do You", a mashup of "Ignition" and "Do You". Her first two original singles, "Mine" and "Dead", followed shortly thereafter[7][8]

In 2015, Ryan inked a deal with Columbia Records, with whom she released her debut EP entitled Mine.[9] Her songs have received praise from music bloggers and artists alike, with Tove Lo praising "Mine" as "GOLD", Taylor Swift including the song on a handwritten list titled "New Songs That Will Make Your Life More Awesome (I promise!)", The Fader describing it as "excellent", and Billboard calling Ryan's voice "magnetic".[2][3][7] In 2015, Nylon called Ryan a pop singer "primed for stardom".[4]

On March 4, 2016, Ryan released "Chronic", an electropop song. The music video was released in April. "Boyz N Poizn" was released as the second single on May 5, 2016, with its music video released in June.

Bea Miller's song "Young Blood", co-written by Ryan, peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs and number 40 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40.[10] It received a Radio Disney Music Award for "Best Song to Rock Out to With your BFFs".[11]

On September 29, 2016, Ryan released the song "All We Know", as part of a collaboration with The Chainsmokers. The song peaked at number 18 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and at number 24 on the UK Singles Chart. On February 3, 2017, she released a new single, entitled "Dark Side".[12]

On August 3, 2017, Ryan released the song "Forgetting All About You" featuring blackbear. It was produced by Big Taste, and serves as the lead single from her second extended play, James (2017). James was released on October 27, 2017.

In May 2019, she was announced as the opening act for the second-half of Carly Rae Jepsen's Dedicated Tour in the US.

In February 2020, Phoebe began touring with k-pop artist Eric Nam, as the opening act for his Before We Begin World Tour.


Studio albumsEdit

Album Details
How It Used to Feel
  • Released: July 31, 2020
  • Label: Independently Popular
  • Formats: Digital download, Vinyl

Extended playsEdit

Album Details
  • Released: June 9, 2015
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, Digital download, Vinyl
  • Released: October 27, 2017[13]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Digital download


As lead artistEdit

Single Year Charts Album
"Ignition / Do You..." 2015 Mine
"Chronic" 2016 Non-album singles
"Boyz n Poizn"
"Dollar Bill" (featuring Kid Ink)
"Dark Side" 2017
"Forgetting All About You" (featuring blackbear) James
"Be Real"
"James Has Changed"
"Almost Back"[16]
(with Kaskade and LöKii)
2018 40 48 Non-album single
"Middle Finger"[17]
(with Quinn XCII)
"A Thousand Ways"[18] 2019 How it Used to Feel
"Build Me Up"[19] Non-album single
"ICIMY"[20] How it Used to Feel
"Ring"[21] 2020
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

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
(Mt Eden featuring Phoebe Ryan)
2013 Walking On Air
"Now or Never"
(Tritonal featuring Phoebe Ryan)
2014 Metamorphic II EP
"The City"
(Skizzy Mars featuring Phoebe Ryan)
2015 The Red Balloon Project EP
"We Won't"
(Jaymes Young featuring Phoebe Ryan)
Feel Something
"Purple Eyes"
(The Knocks featuring Phoebe Ryan)
2016 55
"All We Know"
(The Chainsmokers featuring Phoebe Ryan)
18 8 15 15 14 185 34 14 24 24 Collage
"Heavy Eyelids"
(Danny L Harle featuring Phoebe Ryan)
2017 1UL EP

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Heart Attack"[35] 2018 Tove Lo NGX: Ten Years of Neon Gold

Songwriting creditsEdit

Year Artist Album Song
2013 Oh, Honey With Love "Be Okay"[5]
"Lonely Neighbor"[5]
"Get It Right"[5]
"Sugar, You"[5]
"It Can't Rain Forever"[5]
"Until You Let Me"[5]
Take All the Time You Need[5]
Mt Eden Walking on Air "Walking On Air"
Tritonal Metamorphic II - EP "Now or Never"[36][37]
2014 Alli Simpson -- "Guilty"[5]
Benjamin Square One "Underdogs"[5]
Bea Miller Young Blood "Young Blood"[38]
2015 Melanie Martinez Cry Baby "Teddy Bear"[5]
Skizzy Mars The Red Balloon Project "The City"[5]
2016 Benjamin Fingerprints "Young and Restless"[5]
Britney Spears Glory "Man On The Moon"
The Knocks 55 "The Key"
"Purple Eyes"
(featuring Phoebe Ryan)
Wyclef Jean Non-album single "My Girl"
(featuring Sasha Mari)
2017 The Chainsmokers Memories...Do Not Open "Bloodstream"
Danny L. Harle 1UL "1UL"
"Heavy Eyelids"
(featuring Phoebe Ryan)
Jaymes Young Feel Something "We Won't"[5]
All Time Low Last Young Renegade "Ground Control"
(featuring Tegan and Sara)
2018 LPX Junk of the Heart - EP "Might Not Make It Home"


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  15. ^ "Phoebe Ryan Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  16. ^ "Almost Back - Single by Kaskade, Phoebe Ryan & LöKii". 2018-04-27. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  17. ^ "Phoebe Ryan x Quinn XCII - Middle Finger (Official Audio)". 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  18. ^ "A Thousand Ways – Single by Phoebe Ryan". iTunes. Retrieved 2019-05-17.
  19. ^ "Build Me Up – Single by Phoebe Ryan". iTunes. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  20. ^ "ICIMY – Single by Phoebe Ryan". iTunes. Retrieved 2019-12-06.
  21. ^ "Ring – Single by Phoebe Ryan". iTunes. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  22. ^ "Fantasy – Single by Phoebe Ryan". iTunes. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  23. ^ "The Chainsmokers - Chart history". April 5, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  24. ^ Peaks in Australia:
  25. ^
  26. ^ "The Chainsmokers Discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
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  28. ^ "Discographie The Chainsmokers". (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  29. ^ "Discografie The Chainsmokers". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  30. ^ "Discography The Chainsmokers". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  31. ^ "Discography The Chainsmokers". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  32. ^ "The Chainsmokers – UK Charts". Official Charts Company.
  33. ^ "American single certifications – The Chainsmokers – All We Know". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 23, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  34. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. November 28, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  35. ^ "Phoebe Ryan and Tove Lo team up for "Heart Attack"". The FADER. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  36. ^ "Lyrics - Now or Never by Tritonal, feat. Phoebe Ryan". Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  37. ^ "Now Or Never (Radio Edit)". 2018-08-10. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  38. ^ "Phoebe Ryan Discography". Retrieved 2016-05-20.

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