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Artist
Ivy Levan
   
Number of songs: 1 | Total weeks on charts: 9
Appearing in a total number of: 1 charts | Total period running: 55 days
Songs by Ivy Levan
Biography

Ivy Levan is an American pop recording artist, model and actress from Bentonville, Arkansas. Levan is currently signed to Cherrytree Records, part of Interscope Records. Levan made her acting debut starring as Cynthia in the 2010 film Drop Dead Gorgeous. Levan moved to Los Angeles at age 16 to pursue a music career. 

Levan has released an EP album in 2013 under Interscope Records titled Introducing The Dame. The EP features the single "Hot Damn", which has garnered close to a million views on YouTube. She released the first single - titled "Biscuit" - from her upcoming first studio album, on January 13, 2015. The single's music video was released on the same day. 
Her debut album, called "No Good", is set to released on August 7, 2015. 

Levan was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised in Bentonville, Arkansas. The singer moved to Los Angeles when she was 16 years old to pursue a music career. Of the experience, Levan says “I just knew I needed to get out of there as fast as I could, so two weeks before I was supposed to graduate high school, I took off for L.A. with my mama.” After experimenting with various musical styles, Levan began to use her Southern upbringing as a frame of reference, and as an influence which can be found in her music. During her career, Levan has worked with many artists of note, across genres. Among others, the singer has collaborated with Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sting, Diplo, and Tomo Miličević, of Thirty Seconds to Mars fame.
Levan has labeled her sound as 'punk/rock' and 'swamp/hop'. 

Ivy Levan has been featured in several publications in print and online. In June of 2013, Levan was interviewed for Glamour Magazine and featured on CBS News' "The Feed." On July 20, 2013, Levan was listed as number 1 on Billboard's "Next Big Sound," a measure of the fastest accelerating artists across social media. Levan was featured on MTVu's Freshman segment, securing the winning spot twice. Once for her video 'Hot Damn' in August of 2013 and again for her video 'Hang Forever' in February of 2014. MTV featured Ivy Levan as MTV Buzzworthy's Obsession. On November 1, 2013, Yahoo! Music called Levan "The New It-Girl." 

In December of 2013, Levan was featured in a television commercial for the Beats By Dre Color Solo Headphones alongside Chris Cole, Jasmine Villegas, August Alsina, Nipsey Hussle, Nyjah Huston, Serena Williams and Alex Midler. Levan made her television performance debut February 2, 2014 on the Late Show with David Letterman in which she performed Drive My Car with Sting and Mike Einziger on day two of the Late Show's Beatles Tribute Week. 

90210 (TV series) (Season 5, Episode 2): Ivy Levan - "I Don't Wanna Wake Up" 
Mob Wives (Season 4, Episode 1): Ivy Levan - "I Don't Wanna Wake Up" 
Mob Wives (Season 4, Episode 4): Ivy Levan - "Hot Damn" 
The Drama Queen (Series Premiere): Ivy Levan - "Money" 
Banshee (Season 2, Episode 1): Ivy Levan - "Money" 

In June of 2013, Levan supported Fitz & The Tantrums touring mostly the Mid-West and North-Eastern United States as well as Texas. During this tour, she also performed at clubs in support of the LGBT community. In October 2013, she supported Emeli Sandè. On April 17, 2014, Levan performed with Lisa Fischer for the 25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert. 

Discography: 
Introducing the Dame EP (2013) 
Frostbitten (2015)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia




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