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1. Say Something
|Artist:||A Great Big World|
|Born:||10 in New York City, NY|
Melodic singer/songwriting duo A Great Big World features the talents of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino. Formed while Axel and Vaccarino were music business students at New York University, the duo toured in 2011 playing their own songs, as well as covers by such artists as Ingrid Michaelson and Five for Fighting. In 2012, they officially adopted the name A Great Big World and released a Kickstarter-funded self-titled EP. In 2013, the duo’s profile was raised significantly after their song, “This Is the New,” was covered on the Fox TV-show Glee and licensed for use on various other TV shows. That same year, A Great Big World signed to Epic and released the three-song EP, This Is the New Year, which featured the single “Say Something.”
2. Gravity (The X Factor USA Performance)
|Artist:||Alex & Sierra|
3. Timber (feat. Ke$ha)
|Born:||ary 15, 1981 in Miami, FL|
When the Southern-flavored party rap called crunk took over urban radio in 2004, Miami rapper Pitbull decided it was time to seek stardom. The way Pitbull saw it, “crunk ain’t nothin’ but bass music slowed down.” Miami bass music, that is, the kind Pitbull grew up on. His parents were first-generation Cuban immigrants who didn’t let their son forget about his culture. They required him to memorize the works of Cuban poet José Martí, and Pitbull understood the power of words right away. Southern acts like Poison Clan and Luther Campbell were early influences, but as he grew, the young rapper got turned on to the G-funk sound of the West Coast and the New York City point of view Nas brought to the game.
4. Hallelujah (The X Factor USA Performance)
5. Counting Stars
|Born:||02 in Colorado Springs, CO|
Featuring the anthemic songwriting of Ryan Tedder, OneRepublic rose to prominence in 2007, when “Apologize” began its reign as the most popular digital download in American history. Although the song proved to be a quick success, OneRepublic had spent five years touring the musical minor leagues before its release, with Tedder splitting his time between the band’s work and production gigs for other artists. Tedder and Zach Filkins formed the band in 2002 and relocated to Los Angeles shortly thereafter, adding keyboardist Drew Brown, bassist/cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher to the lineup in the process. OneRepublic then signed with Sony BMG’s Columbia label in 2003; three years later, however, the bandmates returned from a performance at Coachella to find themselves dropped from Columbia’s roster.