Olivia Somerlyn (born June 4, 1994) is an American pop singer-songwriter, best known for her 2014 single "Parachute".
Somerlyn was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She started writing songs when she was 13. While attending high school in San Francisco, she spent weekends in Los Angeles in an effort to meet people in the music industry. She resides in Los Angeles.
Somerlyn writes or co-writes all her own music and lyrics, and plays piano, keyboards and guitar. Her songs range from straightforward pop to danceable pop to piano ballads. Her self-titled debut EP was released in 2010. The music video for the single "I'm Just Fine" was featured on the homepages of MySpace and MySpace Music, AOL Music and JSYK.
In 2013, she released her third single, "Better With You". That year, the music video for "Before It Began" was voted the #1 video on Musiqtone's music video countdown, receiving over 2 million votes.
In 2014, she released the single "Parachute", which she co-wrote with Nick Jonas, who also produced the song. After debuting at number 45 in August 2014, the song reached number 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in October 2014, with remixes from Jose Nunez, Steve Smart and Reid Stefan. The music video for the song premiered on Billboard's website on October 20, 2014. Somerlyn did her own stunts and designed her own costume for the video, which was shot in the desert outside Los Angeles.
Also in 2014, Somerlyn was selected as one of 25 participants in Macy's third annual iHeartRadio Rising Star Program, where singers compete for the opportunity to perform at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas in September 2015. She was voted into the top five, finishing as a finalist. Also in 2015, Somerlyn released "OXO", which was her second number one on the US dance chart.
Somerlyn is managed by Kevin Jonas, Sr., and she is signed with Creative Artists Agency.
Somerlyn has toured the UK with Jessie J and Lawson, including two shows at The O2 Arena in London, and has also opened for the Jonas Brothers. She toured with Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice on Live Nation's 2013 Nickelodeon Summer Break Tour of over 30 cities in the United States. She then toured with Big Time Rush again in Central America and South America. In 2014, she was the featured performer at Sony Pictures Classics' annual Oscar Pre-Awards dinner party. She also performed at that year's New York Fashion Week, at shows for Charlotte Ronson and Isabella Rose Taylor. In 2015, she opened for Meghan Trainor in Glasgow, Manchester, London, Birmingham and also for the dates in Europe for Trainor's That Bass Tour. She also opened for Lindsey Stirling in the same year in the United States.
"I'm Just Fine" (October 27, 2010)
"Not Your Girl" (November 9, 2010)
"Only in the Movies" (December 7, 2010)
"Better With You" (June 18, 2013)
"Parachute" (May 5, 2014)
"OXO" (August 4, 2015)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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