Plumb (singer)

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Plumb
Birth nameTiffany Arbuckle
Born(1975-03-09) March 9, 1975 (age 37)
OriginIndianapolis, Indiana, United States
GenresAlternative rock, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary Christian music, dance, electronica, pop, soft rock
Years active1997–present
LabelsWarner/Essential, Curb
Websitewww.plumbinfo.com
 
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Plumb
Birth nameTiffany Arbuckle
Born(1975-03-09) March 9, 1975 (age 37)
OriginIndianapolis, Indiana, United States
GenresAlternative rock, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary Christian music, dance, electronica, pop, soft rock
Years active1997–present
LabelsWarner/Essential, Curb
Websitewww.plumbinfo.com

Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (born March 9, 1975[1]) is a Contemporary Christian[2][3] singer-songwriter who uses the stage name Plumb. She has performed several different genres of music, including alternative rock and Christian alternative rock and a few of her remixes have appeared on dance charts.

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1997-2000: Band years

In 1997, Plumb released her self-titled debut album Plumb. In 1999, she released her second studio album candycoatedwaterdrops, which won the 2000 Dove Award for "Modern Rock Album of the Year". Two tracks from it were hits for other artists; "Stranded" was a hit for Jennifer Paige, and "Damaged" was a big dance hit in 2003 in the United Kingdom for Plummet.

Plumb was marketed as a band during the first three album releases on Essential Records. The band was named after the Suzanne Vega song "My Favorite Plum".[3][4]

2000-present: Solo career

Plumb wanted to leave the music industry after the 2000 album. Lee received a note from a girl a few hours before what she thought to be her final concert. The letter was about the Plumb song "Damaged" that Arbuckle Lee had written and recorded about a girl coping with being molested as a child. The note said "'Whatever you do, I just want you to never forget that you have changed someone's life." The note inspired Arbuckle Lee to remain in the music industry.

In order to leave Essential Records, Plumb had to fulfill her contract obligations, and this led to The Best of Plumb record in 2000 despite the fact she had only released two albums previously. She signed to Curb Records as a solo artist in 2003, releasing the album Beautiful Lumps of Coal. The lead single, called "Real", peaked at No. 41 in the UK Singles Chart.[5]

Her album Chaotic Resolve entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart at No. 177 on March 9, 2006. "Better" reached No. 1 on the U.S. Christian airplay chart. The Bronleewe & Bose remix of her follow-up, "Cut", hit No. 1 on XM's dance hits channel BPM, and No. 5 on Billboard's Dance Charts Hot Dance Airplay.

Her third solo album Blink was released on October 9, 2007. "In My Arms", the first single off the album, was remixed by Kaskade, Scotty K, Bronleewe & Bose, Gomi, and Bimbo Jones and hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Dance Charts.

On May 19, 2009 she announced that she was recording a new album titled Beautiful History due out later in the year.[6] The first single from Beautiful History, "Hang On" reached number one in US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play in 2009 and additionally became the first single of 2010 to reach the top spot in Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart.

Plumb's music has been heard on major film soundtracks (Bruce Almighty, Just Married, View from the Top, Brokedown Palace, Drive Me Crazy, The Perfect Man, Mom at Sixteen, etc.) and TV series (Dawson's Creek, Felicity, ER, Roswell, One Tree Hill, The Vampire Diaries, etc.).

She has also written and co-written songs with artists such as Michelle Branch,[citation needed] Krystal Meyers, Kimberley Locke, Mandy Moore and Paul van Dyk. Amy Lee (no relation) of Evanescence mentioned that Plumb was one of her inspirations.[7]

Personal life

Arbuckle Lee is married to Jeremy Lee (founder of FlatRock Management). They currently reside in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee with their three children.[8]

Discography

Studio albums

References

  1. ^ "Plumb: Songs, Albums, Pictures, Bios". Amazon.com. 1975-03-09. http://www.amazon.com/Plumb/e/B000APYECA. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Biography at". Cmcentral.com. http://www.cmcentral.com/artists/29.html. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  3. ^ a b Biography at christianitytoday.com[dead link]
  4. ^ Interview at Jesus Freak Hideout.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 429. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  6. ^ "Music News, May 2009: PLUMB ANNOUNCES FALL RELEASE OF "BEAUTIFUL HISTORY"". Jesusfreakhideout.com. 2009-05-14. http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/news/2009/05/14.PLUMB%20ANNOUNCES%20FALL%20RELEASE%20OF%20BEAUTIFUL%20HISTORY.asp. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  7. ^ ""Pre-Evanescence" at". Christianitytoday.com. http://www.christianitytoday.com/music/interviews/2006/plumb-0406.html. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  8. ^ Interview with C89.5, 10/23/2009
  9. ^ "The album title has...". Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/plumbmusic/posts/155445554510973. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 

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