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Elizabeth Mencel (born April 14, 1993), better known by her stage name Rozes (stylized as ROZES or R O Z E S), is an American musician, singer and songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is best known for her 2015 collaboration, "Roses", with duo The Chainsmokers. She also featured in Galantis' song "Girls on Boys".

Rozes
Rozes performing in 2016.jpg
Rozes performing in 2016.
Background information
Birth nameElizabeth Mencel
Born (1993-04-14) April 14, 1993 (age 26)
Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Years active2014–present
Associated acts
Websitewww.rozessounds.com

Early yearsEdit

A native of Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, Mencel grew up in a gospel-influenced home and first studied piano at age six.[1] Eventually she also became proficient in clarinet, saxophone, guitar, violin, flute, and trumpet.[2]

Mencel first started her musical career at North Penn High School.[3] Soon after, she earned an associate degree from Montgomery County Community College and then transferred to Temple University in Philadelphia. After one year at Temple, Mencel chose to pursue music as a full-time career and left university.[1]

CareerEdit

In October 2014, under her professional moniker Rozes, Mencel was featured on and wrote Just a Gent's "Limelight", reaching #1 on Hype Machine[4] and has over 2 million plays on SoundCloud.[5][6]

Mencel was featured on The Chainsmokers' 2015 hit, "Roses", which she co-wrote with Andrew Taggart, one half of The Chainsmokers.[7][8] Released on June 16, 2015, the single peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100,[9] as well as number one on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for the week of January 9, 2016.[10]

Rozes' debut EP, Burn Wild, was released on February 14, 2016.[11]

In 2017, Rozes signed a deal with Photo Finish Records.[12] where she released singles "Where Would We Be" with Nicky Romero, "Canyons", and "Famous". Her debut EP under Photo Finish "i don't know where i'm going, but i'm on my way" was released on August 24, 2018.[13]

In 2019, Rozes released her track "Halfway There", which became the official anthem to the 2019 Women's March on NYC via The Women's March Alliance.[14]

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Burn Wild
I Don't Know Where I'm Going, But I'm On My Way
A Very Rozes Christmas
  • Released: November 30, 2018
  • Label: Photo Finish Records
  • Format: Digital download

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
Dance

[15]
2015 "R U Mine" Burn Wild
"In n Out"
2016 "Fragile"
"Hangin' On" Non-album singles
"Under the Grave"
2017 "Matches"
(with Cash Cash)
38
"Canyons" I Don't Know Where I'm Going, But I'm On My Way
"Famous"
2018 "Where Would We Be"
(with Nicky Romero)[16]
"Demons"
(with Felix Snow)
Non-album singles
"Mean to Me"
(with Stayloose)[17]
2019 "Halfway There" TBA
"Call Me"
"Walls"
(with Mat Kearney)
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

As a featured artistEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[9]
US
Elec.

[10]
AUS
[18]
CAN
[19]
DEN
[20]
FIN
[21]
NL
[22]
NOR
[23]
SWE
[24]
UK
[25]
2014 "Limelight"
(Just a Gent featuring Rozes)
Non-album single
2015 "Roses"
(The Chainsmokers featuring Rozes)
6 1 5 6 30 18 28 8 13 16 Bouquet
2016 "All of Me"
(Big Gigantic featuring Logic and Rozes)
19 Brighter Future
2019 "One Day"[30]
(Sam Feldt and Yves V featuring Rozes)
Non-album single
"Chains"[31]
(Fractures featuring Rozes)
TBA
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional singlesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
SWE
Heat.

[32]
AUS
[33]
US
Dance

[34]
2017 "Girls on Boys"
(with Galantis)
3 96 32 The Aviary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ROZES - "Burn Wild"". Hillydilly.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  2. ^ "MH Goes Behind the Music with ROZES!!! - Montco Happening". Montco.happeningmag.com. 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  3. ^ "MH Goes Behind the Music with ROZES!!!". 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  4. ^ "Limelight (feat. R O Z E S) by Just A Gent, posted on music blogs / Hype Machine". Hypem.com. 2015-11-07. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  5. ^ "Just A Gent - Limelight (feat. ROZES) by Just A Gent | Free Listening on SoundCloud". SoundCloud.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  6. ^ "Alt-Pop Singer Songwriter ROZES Releases FREE & NEW Single "R U Mine"". Ventsmagazine.com. 2015-07-14. Archived from the original on 2016-04-07. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  7. ^ "ROZES | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  8. ^ McCaskill, Clark (2015-06-16). "The Chainsmokers flourish in new original "Roses" ft. Rozes". Earmilk.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  9. ^ a b "Rozes Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  10. ^ a b "The Chainsmokers Chart History: Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  11. ^ "ROZES".
  12. ^ "HITS Daily Double : Rumor Mill - PHOTO FINISH SNAPS UP ROZES".
  13. ^ i don't know where i'm going, but i'm on my way - EP by ROZES, retrieved 2019-02-04
  14. ^ "Meet The Singer Behind The Official Anthem Of The 2019 Women's March". Bustle. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  15. ^ "Dance/Electronic Songs Charts (April 1, 2017)". Billboard.com. 2017-05-01. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
  16. ^ Bein, Kat (2018-02-16). "ROZES Enlists Nicky Romero On Nostalgia Trip 'Where Would We Be': Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-02-18. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  17. ^ Oh, Lindsey (2018-08-21). "StayLoose and Rozes share their latest collaboration, 'Mean To Me'". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  18. ^ "Discography The Chainsmokers". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  19. ^ "The Chainsmokers Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  20. ^ "Discography The Chainsmokers". danishcharts.dk. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  21. ^ "Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Suomen virallinen lista - Artistit". Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  22. ^ "Discografie The Chainsmokers". dutchcharts.nl.
  23. ^ "Discography The Chainsmokers". norwegiancharts.com.
  24. ^ "Discography The Chainsmokers". swedishcharts.com.
  25. ^ "Rozes > UK Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  26. ^ "American single certifications – The Chainsmokers". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 12, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  27. ^ Ryan, Gavin (March 5, 2016). "ARIA Singles: Lukas Graham Is No 1 for Third Week". Noise11. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  28. ^ "The BPI". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
  29. ^ "Canadian single certifications – The Chainsmokers". Music Canada. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  30. ^ "One Day (feat. ROZES) - Single by Sam Feldt & Yves V on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  31. ^ "Chains (feat. ROZES) - Single by Fractures on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  32. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 36, 8 september 2017". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  33. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #437". auspOp. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  34. ^ "Galantis – Chart history (Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 April 2018.

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