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Origin  Toronto, Canada
Occupation(s)  Musician
Years active  2010–present
Role  Singer
Genres  Soul pop
Instruments  Voice, piano
Name  Heather Russell
Albums  Phases
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Born  August 10, 2000 (age 15) (2000-08-10)
Website  www.heatherrussellofficial.com
Similar People  Heather Headley, Rob Fusari, Tyler Ward, Megan Nicole, Cubicolor
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Heather Marie Russell (born August 10, 2000) is a Canadian-born, LA-based singer-songwriter. She was signed to Syco Records at the age of 9 by Simon Cowell. Russell has written over a hundred songs including "Crazy Glue" which Jessica Sanchez, American Idol 2011 winner, covered on her debut EP. Russell is releasing her first EP in the fall of 2015 under her own label, BBox Entertainment.

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Early life

Russell was born on August 10, 2000 in Toronto, Canada. Her parents Monica Cidade and James Russell, who are also musicians, raised her with her younger brother Robin. She expressed that she wanted to be a singer/songwriter at the age of 5, when she taught herself how to play the piano and began to write songs.

Musical career

After one month on YouTube, her original song "Beautiful" garnered the attention of Rob Fusari, who then signed Russell to a production deal. Simon Cowell discovered Russell's video on YouTube and immediately summoned her and her family to London to meet. Upon meeting, and witnessing her performance, Cowell signed Russell on the spot to a recording and publishing contract with Syco Entertainment.

Russell was offered three recording contracts in addition to Simon Cowell's offer, ultimately signing with Cowell at Syco Entertainment. She then signed for talent representation with Rob Light at CAA.

Since the age of 11, Russell has worked with Grammy award-winning producers and writers Babyface,Rob Fusari, Walter Afanasieff, Evan Bogart, Neffu, Smith Carlson, Onree Gill and Howard Benson. In 2013, Russell created her own label, BBox Entertainment which then signed a distribution agreement with Kobalt Label Services in the spring of 2015. BBOX/Kobalt will release Russell's debut EP, Phases, on October 2, 2015. The video for "Got This Feeling" premiered with Tiger Beat Magazine and was featured on Us Weekly

Influences

Growing up, Russell was introduced to different genres of music including soul, R&B, pop, rock and jazz standards such as Alicia Keys, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, David Bowie, The Eagles, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Frank Sinatra, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Queen, Stevie Wonder, and Whitney Houston.

Musical style and themes

Russell is identified as a singer-songwriter. Her sound is predominantly pop/soul music.

Singles

  • "Got This Feeling" - (BBox Entertainment / Kobalt Label Services, July 24, 2015)
  • EPs

  • Phases - (BBox Entertainment / Kobalt Label Services, October 2, 2015)
  • Songs

    Got This Feeling
    Words to Say
    Girl In A Country Song
    Made of Love
    Shadows
    This Is Who I Am
    Dirty Little Secrets

    References

    Heather Russell Wikipedia


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