| Lolene Ebony Everett|
| 12 March 1985 (age 30)
Bristol, United Kingdom (1985-03-12) |
Drums, oboe, flugelhorn
J.R. Rotem, Nellee Hooper, Martina Topley-Bird
Donnie Klang, Blake McGrath, 4 Tomorrow, Melody Thornton, Day26
Lolene Everett (born 12 March 1985), professionally known simply as Lolene, is a British recording artist, songwriter, record producer and performer from Bristol, England.
Lolene was raised by her mother and describes herself as "independent by default" for this reason. While in Bristol, Lolene began singing backing vocals for Martina Topley-Bird (vocalist for Tricky) and also collaborated with local drum and bass pioneer Roni Size.
On relocating to London, Lolene signed a development deal with BMG Records to front their latest girl group. She wrote the group's material, but left shortly after to pursue a solo career and focus on her songwriting. Lolene created her alter ego, Miss Foo Foo, while involved in London's club scene. She describes her created character as "the spoilt, extravert, heightened part of my existence."
Lolene moved to Los Angeles and signed to Beluga Heights/Sony ATV after being discovered by record producer J.R. Rotem (Rihanna, Britney Spears) and his manager Zach Katz. Initially hired as a writer, Lolene began developing her personal sound with the help of Rotem and other producers.
Lolene released her debut album The Electrick Hotel in 2012.
Lolene released her debut single Sexy People in 2009. The track reached No. 5 as of Billboard Magazine Dance Club Chart 1 December 2009 issue. The first official single from her album, Rich (Fake It Til You Make It) was released on 19 April 2010. An official music video was shot for the song and premiered on 29 June 2010. Lolene has mentioned in interviews that the 90s inspired Lionheart will be the next single.
A new EP named She's Got a Pulse was released on 12 December 2012. Lolene describes it as a collection of songs celebrating the fact she is musically alive.Sample credits
"I Wish" contains a sample from "Whip My Hair" as performed by Willow Smith.
"Slippy Heights" contains a sample from "Born Slippy .NUXX" as performed by Underworld.
Lolene sings background vocals on the Rick Ross featuring T-Pain single "The Boss". Lolene has collaborated with award winning writers Chris Braide (Cheryl Cole, Jesse McCartney) Andreas Carlsson (Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion) with whom she wrote "Heartache on the Dance Floor" for Janet Leon. She writes with Makeba Riddick (Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce), Evan Bogart (Beyonce, Leona Lewis), Danja (Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado), Harvey Mason, Jr. (Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks), Elva Hsiao ("Wow", "Loving you") "Life is a Dance Floor" for Latin artist Pee Wee and Christina Milian with whom she wrote Teairra Mari's track "Diamonds" featuring Kanye West and write with Christina Milian for a track titled "Invisible". On 8 July, a demo written by Lolene and recorded by Lindsay Lohan called "Too Young To Die" was leaked through the gossip website Perez Hilton.Studio albums
The Electrick Hotel (2012)
She's Got a Pulse (2012)
Cracked Not Broken (2010)