Audra Mae

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Audra Mae
Born(1984-02-20) February 20, 1984 (age 30)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
GenresFolk rock, soul, electronic dance
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
LabelsSideOneDummy Records
 
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Audra Mae
Born(1984-02-20) February 20, 1984 (age 30)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
GenresFolk rock, soul, electronic dance
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
LabelsSideOneDummy Records

Audra Mae is an American singer-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 L.A. based indie label SideOneDummy Records.

Career[edit]

2009: Haunt EP[edit]

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]

2010–12: The Happiest Lamb[edit]

Mae released her début album The Happiest Lamb 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.[6] 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–present[edit]

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" In 2013, she was featured in 3 Avicii songs that was featured on his album True. The songs are "Addicted to You", "Shame On Me", and "Long Road To Hell". Avicii announced that "Addicted to You" would receive a full single release on April 7, 2014.

Toured With[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

TitleDetails
The Happiest Lamb

Extended plays[edit]

TitleDetails
Haunt

Singles[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
DEN
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
NL
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
2014"Addicted to You"
(Avicii featuring Audra Mae)
(Officially credited only to Avicii)
534010652711514TRUE

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craig McLean, How Susan Boyle made Audra Mae rich, The Times, 30 January 2010
  2. ^ kevin (2009-10-06). "Ears Wide Open: Audra Mae —". Buzzbands.la. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  3. ^ Kaufman, Gil (2009-12-02). "Susan Boyle Songwriter Audra Mae Is Suddenly Famous". MTV.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  4. ^ http://www.uprightcabaret.com/artists/?pagenum=4[dead link]
  5. ^ "Audra Mae set to release debut album May 18th". idiomag. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  6. ^ NDR: Eurovision: Wer sind Songschreiber?
  7. ^ Peak positions in Australia:
  8. ^ Peak positions in Austria:
  9. ^ Peak positions in Denmark:
  10. ^ Peak positions in France:
  11. ^ Peak positions in Germany:
  12. ^ Peak positions in the Netherlands:
  13. ^ Peak positions in New Zealand:
  14. ^ Peak positions in Sweden:
  15. ^ Peak positions in Switzerland:
  16. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:

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