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Birth name
  
Jane de Jong

Years active
  
2008–present

Occupation(s)
  
Singer-songwriter

Role
  
Singer · rubyfrost.com


Genres
  
Indie pop electronic

Name
  
Ruby Frost

Origin
  
Auckland, New Zealand

Labels
  
Universal Music

Reality show
  
The X Factor

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Albums
  
Volition, Comeback Queen EP, Moonlight

People also search for
  
David Dallas, Stan Walker, Jordan Luck

Associated acts
  
Mt Eden, Flight of the Conchords

Profiles


Record label
  
Universal Music Group

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Ruby Frost (born 1987) (born Jane de Jong) is a New Zealand singer and songwriter from Auckland. In 2009, she won the nationwide music competition MTV 42Unheard, giving her a recording contract with Universal Music New Zealand. Since then she has performed showcases at CMJ in New York and The Viper Room in LA; toured with Mt Eden, Cut Copy, Evermore and Van She; and opened for acts including Diplo, Nero, Kimbra, Digitalism and Garbage. She was one of the four judges in season one of The X Factor NZ, and was the runner-up mentor when her act Whenua Patuwai came second in the competition.

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Early singles

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In December 2011, Ruby Frost released her debut single "Moonlight" on bFM, which went to #1 and stayed in the radio station's top 10 for 10 consecutive weeks. The accompanying video was directed by Veronica Crockford-Pound.

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Ruby Frost's song "O That I Had" (off her debut, self-released EP) was remixed by Mt Eden in 2010, receiving over one million views on YouTube

Songwriting competitions

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In 2010, Ruby won the Grand Prize of the Pop category in the international John Lennon Songwriting Contest: Section I. This was for her demo "Hazy".

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Ruby also came in third place in the Pop/Top 40 category of the International Songwriting Competition (2011), for "Hazy".

In 2012, Ruby's song "Water to Ice" was shortlisted in the Top 20 for the NZ APRA Silver Scrolls.

Debut album

Frost's debut album Volition was produced in New York by Chris Zane and was released in New Zealand on 8 June 2012 by Universal Music New Zealand. Physical copies of the album came complete with abstract short stories written by Ruby.

The album was critically well received.

Singles

Ruby released "Water to Ice" in New Zealand in April 2012. The single was playlisted by New Zealand mainstream radio stations The Edge and ZM, and peaked at #3 in The Official New Zealand Music Chart's NZ Singles category. The single's video clip was directed by Joel Kefali and Campbell Smith of Special Problems, and was featured on the frontpage of Vimeo as a Staff Pick on 8 August.

Her next single "Young" was released in New Zealand in September 2012, with a video clip made by Sam Kristofski. Home Brew Crew remixed the song, and it charted in the The Edge's Fat 40 for two months, sparking off a national house party tour that the radio station sponsored (along with Vodafone and Glassons).

Ruby was also featured on the Flight of the Conchords single "Feel Inside", which was released to raise money for the children's charity Cure Kids.

In 2013, Ruby co-wrote 'The Wire', the second single on David Dallas's album "Falling Into Place". She also sang guest vocals on his song 'The Gate'.

In 2014, she released her first single from her time in Stockholm - "Comeback Queen".

References

Ruby Frost Wikipedia


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