Robyn Adele Anderson (born February 19, 1989), is a multilingual vocalist based in New York City. She is a cast member and featured artist for Postmodern Jukebox with over 145 million YouTube views of her music videos. She is credited with the band's breakthrough cover of "Thrift Shop" and "We Can't Stop" in 2013. Anderson also performed lead vocals for performances on Good Morning America (ABC) in 2013, and TEDx in 2014.
Robyn Adele Anderson was born in Albany, NY. She grew up in Glenmont, NY with her mother, father, and half-sister. She is of German, Dutch, English, Scottish and Native American descent. Anderson attended Bethlehem Central High School where she played clarinet in the Wind Ensemble and sang in several choral groups.
She graduated from Binghamton University in 2011, with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science and Arabic, and concentrations in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs. She studied at the University of Seville in Spain for a semester in 2009 and subsequently became a study-abroad peer adviser. Her academic accomplishments won her the distinguished Dr. Israel J. Rosefksy Language and Culture Scholarship and the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence in 2011. She was also selected as the intern for Binghamton's Planet Library project, an internationalization effort.
From 2012 to 2015, Anderson worked for the ANSOB Center for Refugees, a non-profit organization in Astoria, NY that assists refugees in obtaining legal and social services.
In February 2013, Anderson began collaborating with American pianist and musical arranger Scott Bradlee. In 2013, Anderson’s vocal contributions to the Postmodern Jukebox cover of 'Macklemore & Ryan Lewis', Thrift Shop (2012) helped skyrocket the group to viral success, racking up 1 million views in its first week and 4 million in its first year.
After serving as Postmodern Jukebox' primary vocalist for two years, Anderson branched off to create her own YouTube videos and pursue other musical endeavors.As of March 14th, 2017 her channel has over 130,000 subscribers and 6.9 million views, due in large part to her first viral cover, a 1940s version of Gorillaz’ “Clint Eastwood” which has over 1 million views. In January 2014, she became a staff writer for the online K-pop magazine KpopStarz. In 2015, Anderson was cast as Lilyan Tashman, in Cynthia von Buhler's Speakeasy Dollhouse: Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic at the Liberty Theatre. In 2016, she played the part of Lucile in FlexCo.’s production of The Flying Doctor at the Central Booking Art Space in the Lower East Side. On occasion, Anderson is a guest vocalist for the NYC-based musical duo The Skivvies comprised of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley.
As of December 12, 2016, music videos featuring Anderson account for 145 million of Postmodern Jukebox' 447 million total YouTube viewcount.
Anderson became a founding member of Postmodern Jukebox alongside American pianist and musical arranger Scott Bradlee. In 2011, Anderson’s vocal contributions to the Postmodern Jukebox cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis', "Thrift Shop" (2012) that helped skyrocket the group to viral success, racking up 1 million views in its first week and 4 million in its first year.TEDx Talks: "A bizarro world of pop music | Postmodern Jukebox | TEDxFoggyBottom"
Good Morning America (ABC)