Rachel Crow

Rachel Kelly Crow[1] (born January 23, 1998) is an American singer and actress. Born in Mead, Colorado, she participated in the first season of the American version of The X Factor in 2011, where she finished in fifth place.[2] Following her elimination, she contacted Walt Disney for possible roles in future Disney productions.[3] This resulted in her starring in multiple television shows and films, including BrainSurge, Inside Edition, Big Time Rush, Figure It Out, The Wendy Williams Show and Fred: The Show.[4] Crow released her first and eponymous extended play (EP) in June 2012.

Rachel Crow
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Crow performing in 2019
Born
Rachel Kelly Crow

(1998-01-23) January 23, 1998 (age 23)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active2005–present
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Labels

CareerEdit

2011: The X FactorEdit

Crow auditioned for the first season of the US version of The X Factor in 2011 with the song "Mercy" (2008) by Duffy. She reached the live shows and finished in fifth place in the quarter-final after competing in the sing-off with Marcus Canty and when the result went to deadlock.[citation needed]

2012–present: Music debutEdit

In February 2012, it was announced that Crow signed a music deal with Columbia Records and a television deal with Nickelodeon for her own show.[5] She was also featured on Big Time Rush's Summer Tour 2012 along with Cody Simpson, and starred on a two-part episode of Fred: The Show.

In June 2012, Crow announced via Twitter that she would be releasing a five-song EP, featuring one song co-written by Crow herself.[6] She later announced via her website that it would be released on June 26, 2012 and would be self-titled. The lead single is "Mean Girls," which Crow co-wrote with Toby Gad. Gad also produced the song. The four other songs are "Rock With You" featuring rapper Mann, "Lemonade," "My Kind of Wonderful" and "What A Song Can Do." She has also worked with producer Jonas Jeberg, who has worked with singers such as The Wanted.[7]

In his review of 'Mean Girls', The Re-View complimented Crow's "intelligence and aspirations" and finished his article saying of the singer: "I don't doubt that her vocal ability to out-diva some of the best singers will lead to even greater things in the future."[8]

In September 2017, she was picked as Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month and was featured on NBC's Today show and broadcast nationally where she performed live her single "Dime".

Television and acting careerEdit

Rachel Crow appeared on a few Nickelodeon shows in the early 2010s such as Fred: The Show, and Big Time Rush and had signed a series development deal with the network, though this did not result in an aired series.[9][10] Crow said that she would have wanted to duet with Eminem if she had a series.[9]

Crow voiced Carla in the film Rio 2, which was released in 2014. Crow also provided the voice of Gratuity "Tip" Tucci on the Netflix cartoon Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh.

In 2017, Crow starred alongside Ashleigh Murray in the Netflix original film Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, which holds a 92% "certified fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[11]

Rachel Crow also currently stars in ABC's Schooled as recurring character "Felicia Somers". Crow appears in 4 episodes of the first season.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Rio 2 Carla Voice
2015 Invisible Sister Nikki
2017 Deidra & Laney Rob a Train Laney
2018 Bumblebee Liz Uncredited and appears in deleted scenes

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Three Wise Guys Girl Uncredited
2006 In from the Night Little Girl in Doctors Office Uncredited
2010 Pizza & Karaoke Darla TV Movie
2011 BrainSurge Herself Contestant
The X Factor USA Contestant
2012 Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 2012
Big Time Rush Winnie Episode: "Bel Air Rush"
Fred: The Show Starr Recurring role; 8 episodes
2013 The Office Gabriella Episode: "A.A.R.M."
Figure It Out Herself 6 episodes
2016–2018 Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Tip (voice) 19 episodes
Main role
2018 The Goldbergs Felicia Somers Episode: "The Goldbergs: 1990-Something"
2019–2020 Schooled Felicia Somers 6 episodes
2019 The Lion Guard Imara Voice Role; "Return to the Pride Lands"
2019 Timeline Dee Lead role

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Heat

[12]
Rachel Crow 14

SinglesEdit

  • "Mean Girls" (2012)
  • "Solo" (2017)
  • "Dime" (2017)
  • "Coulda Told Me" (2018)
  • "Up All Night" (2019)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Twitter / iamrachelcrow: @CassidyCrow kelly". En.twitter.com. Archived from the original on December 18, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  2. ^ "Rachel Crow". Buddy TV December 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Benson, Kirstin (December 12, 2011). "Rachel Crow Is 'Perfect' For Disney — Casting Director & Talent Manager Agree". hollywoodlife.com. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  4. ^ Silberman, Lindsay (February 22, 2012). "X Factor Finalist Rachel Crow Lands Nickelodeon Series". TV Guide. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Rachel Crow Talks Up 'Amazing' Post-'X Factor' Career". MTV. February 22, 2012.
  6. ^ "Rachel Crow: EP In June". Dream Magazine. May 18, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  7. ^ "RACHEL CROW TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED EP ON COLUMBIA RECORDS/SYCO AVAILABLE JUNE 26 | The Official Rachel Crow Site". Rachelcrowofficial.com. June 4, 2012. Archived from the original on August 29, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  8. ^ "Rachel Crow debuts official music video for 'Mean Girls'".
  9. ^ a b Garibaldi, Christina (March 9, 2012). "Rachel Crow Wants Eminem On Her Nickelodeon Show - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  10. ^ "Rachel Crow to Star on Nickelodeon Series". The Hollywood Gossip. February 22, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  11. ^ "Deidra and Laney Rob a Train". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  12. ^ "Rachel Crow - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.

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