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Jocelyn Alice
Jocelyn Alice
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Jocelyn Alice at Rum Runners in London, ON. December 2015
Background information
Jocelyn Alice Strang
BornCalgary, Alberta, Canada
Genres
  • Singer
  • songwriter
2011-present
Labels
Websitejocelynalice.com

Jocelyn Alice is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Formerly one half of Canadian indie soul pop duo Jocelyn & Lisa from Calgary, Alberta, Alice began performing as a solo artist in 2015. Her debut single, the 2015 summer hit "Jackpot", was certified Platinum in Canada in September 2016[1] and reached the top 15 on multiple Canadian commercial radio charts. Alice's second single, "Feels Right", was certified Gold in Canada in February 2018.[2] In December of 2018, Jocelyn Alice received official Gold certification for "Bound To You".[3]

Alice received Canadian Radio Music Awards nominations in 2016 for Best New Group or Solo Artist: AC and Best New Group or Solo Artist: CHR. She also received Canadian Music Week Indie Awards nominations in 2016 for Pop Artist of the Year and Single of the Year.

Career

Early Work

Alice began her singing career at age 16 as a runner-up in Canada's Popstars.[] Her performances were inspired by her role models Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill.[] She then went on to work with producers Stacy Jones,[4] Russell Broom, and Mitch Lee. Jocelyn has co-written music featured in the TV shows One Tree Hill and Pretty Little Liars,[2] the movie Dear Santa, and a television commercial in Canada for Shaw TV. In addition, she was the vocalist in a USA nationwide television commercial for Target,[5] which featured a cover of the song "Reach Out of the Darkness".

Alice approached Lisa Jacobs in 2011 and suggested they write a song together.[6] In early 2012, the pair decided to collaborate, birthing jocelyn & lisa. The pair charted #2 and #5 with their debut EP Weary Warrior,[7] and were featured in numerous videos.[8][9]

Solo career

In 2014, Alice co-wrote "Jackpot" with Hello Moth. It was released on YouTube on December 25, 2014. The song reached #43 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart the week of July 25, 2015,[10] and climbed to #38 the following week.[11] Jackpot was #9 on Spotify's 10 most viral tracks in the United States that same week.[12]

In December 2015, Alice signed a record deal with Sony affiliate Disruptor Records, where she has teamed up with producer Ryan Guldemond. Alice released her debut EP Little Devil in 2018.

Controversy

During her rendition of "O Canada" prior to the MLB All-Star game in Miami on July 11, 2017, Alice suddenly giggled after singing the line "God keep our Land," prompting a startled response from some players and fans in attendance.

Alice received severe backlash from news outlets and online commenters, with several observing that she had disrespected and "butchered" the anthem, dubbing the rendition an "absolute disaster" and "one of the worst attempts in recent memory"[13][14] and criticizing her singing in general. Alice later tweeted that the reason she had giggled was because she had seen some fellow Canadians on the big screen and was "overcome with excitement."[15]

Alice's bungled rendition came one year after another controversy regarding the anthem, when Remigio Pereira of The Tenors sang "We're all brothers and sisters. All lives matter to the brave," instead of the proper "With glowing hearts we see thee rise. The True North strong and free", prompting his split with the group.[16][17]

Discography

Extended plays

Title Details
Little Devil

Singles

As lead artist

Year Single Peak positions Certifications Album
CAN
[18]
CAN AC
[19]
CAN CHR
[20]
CAN Hot AC
[21]
US Dance Air.
[22]
2015 "Jackpot" 38 12 14 13 37 Little Devil
2016 "Feels Right"[A] -- 34 32 31 --
2017 "Bound to You" -- 16 42 18 --
2018 "I Know" -- 41 35 24 --
"Still Wondering" -- 46 32 49 --
2019 "Sweetheart" -- -- -- -- -- TBA
"The Dark" -- -- -- -- --
"--" denotes a recording that failed to chart.

Notes

  1. ^ Only the Galloway remix of "Feels Right" is included on Little Devil.

As featured artist

Year Single Album
2017 "I'm on Somethin'"
(with BRKLYN)
Non-album single
2018 "Radio Silence"
(with R3hab)
The Wave
2019 "Cannonball"[24]
(with Vanic)
Non-album singles
"Never Been Hurt Before"
(Tep No featuring Jocelyn Alice)
"Red Flags"
(with Nick Bateman and Elijah Woods)

Awards and nominations

Alice was nominated for two 2016 Canadian Radio Music Awards, Best New Group or Solo Artist: AC; and Best New Group or Solo Artist: CHR.[25] She was also nominated for Pop Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at CMW's 2016 Indie Awards.[26]

Alice received a Pop/Rock Award for "Jackpot" at the 2016 SOCAN Awards.[27]

Alice received a No.1 Song Award from SOCAN for co-writing the chart-topping song "The Drugs" by Mother Mother.[28]

Alice received official Platinum certification for "Jackpot" in September 2016.[29] Alice received official Gold certification for "Feels Right" in February 2018.[30] Alice received official Gold certification for "Bound To You" in December 2018.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Jocelyn Alice Wins Big at First Calgary Music Awards". musiccanada.wordpress.com. 2016-09-26. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "#FeelsRight is Canadian singer-songwriter @iamjocelynalice second track to be officially certified #GoldInCanada!". twitter.com. 2018-02-14. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "Canadian Certifications-Jocelyn Alice". Music Canada. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Metro Minute with Jocelyn Alice". Metro. 2010-08-06. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Jocelyn Alice & Right the Stars Get 'So Groovy' In Target Threshold Commercial". Diffuser.fm. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Bell, ,Mike. "Opposites attractive in the Calgary soul-pop pairing of Jocelyn & Lisa". www.calgaryherald.com. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "CJSW".
  8. ^ jocelynandlisa (2013-01-26), jocelyn & lisa - Open Wide, retrieved
  9. ^ "Newsroom". www.calgaryeconomicdevelopment.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Canadian Music: Top 100 Songs Chart | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Canadian Music: Top 100 Songs Chart | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Entertainment Index". ABC News. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Canadian anthem gets butchered at All-Star Game with bizarre giggle". Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Calgary's Jocelyn Alice answers critics after O Canada giggle gaffe at all-star game". Retrieved .
  15. ^ http://www.torontosun.com/2017/07/12/canadian-singer-jocelyn-alice-butchers-o-canada-at-mlb-all-star-game-appears-to-giggle-midway-through
  16. ^ "Canadian singer Jocelyn Alice butchers O Canada at MLB All-Star Game; Appears to giggle midway through". Toronto Sun.
  17. ^ "Calgary Herald".
  18. ^ "Jocelyn Alice Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "Jocelyn Alice Chart History (Canada AC)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ "Jocelyn Alice Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  21. ^ "Jocelyn Alice Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ "Jocelyn Alice Chart History (Dance/Mix Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  23. ^ a b c "Canadian certifications - Jocelyn Alice". Music Canada. Retrieved 2018.
  24. ^ "Cannonball (feat. Jocelyn Alice) - Single by Vanic on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved .
  25. ^ "CMW Presents the 2016 Canadian Radio Music Awards - May 6. Nominees and Performers Announced - 2016 Canadian Music Week May 2-8, 2016". 2016 Canadian Music Week May 2-8, 2016. 2016-03-17. Retrieved .
  26. ^ "2016 INDIE Awards Nominees Announced - 2016 Canadian Music Week May 2-8, 2016". 2016 Canadian Music Week May 2-8, 2016. 2016-04-13. Retrieved .
  27. ^ "SOCAN Awards Celebrate Great Canadian Songwriters, Composers, Film Scorers, Music Publishers". newswire.ca. 2016-06-20. Retrieved .
  28. ^ "Jocelyn Alice honoured for co-writing "The Drugs"". socan.ca. 2017-12-01. Retrieved .
  29. ^ "Jocelyn Alice Wins Big at First Calgary Music Awards". Music Canada. Retrieved 2019.
  30. ^ "#FeelsRight is Canadian singer-songwriter @iamjocelynalice second track to be officially certified #GoldInCanada!". twitter.com. 2018-02-14. Retrieved .

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