by CHAIMAE EL ADLOUNI and ASHLEY LEUNG
Karen Lucille Hale aka Lucy Hale (actress, singer)
Born:June 14, 1989
Home-town: Memphis, Tennessee
Genre(s): Country, Pop rock
We all know her as Aria Montgomery on the ABC family series Pretty Little Liars, but who knew this amazing actress was a singer too! A native to Tennessee who enjoyed her days taking acting and singing lessons.The song was written by Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey, and sung by Hale. Hale starred in some series before Pretty Little Liar, but once the show had aired no one was taking their eyes off of her. The gripping story of Aria Montgomery is still capturing hearts of fans everywhere. In love with singing as child, Hale had hoped to become a singer but was detoured by her love for acting. Her debut single “You sound good to Me” has hit 21 in the U.S country songs and has gotten 3 million views on her Youtube page “Lucy Hale Vevo”, and not to mention the fact it was released on the same day as Pretty Little Liars, more to look for in the week. She announced the Album will be called the “Road Between” and will be released sometime in June.
ASTR (duo: Zoe Silverman and Adam) (Singers)
Hometown: Zoe - NYC
Adam - Boston
Working in NYC, ASTR is a newly formed 90’s RnB duo that is rapidly gaining recognition from the public. The duo consists of Zoe and Adam, who met in a yoga class and quickly learned about the mutual love of songwriting they shared, and decided to work together to create music. They recently debuted with the EP “Varsity” on January 21, and they are already starting to go on tour.
Sam Smith (Singer, Songwriter)
Born: May 19, 1992
Hometown: Primrose Hill, London
First rising to fame with his feature on Disclosure’s single “Latch,” Sam Smith has been rapidly getting recognition from the public with his voice. He released his debut single “Lay Me Down” in February 2013, and was featured in Naughty Boy’s single “La La La.” On May 26, 2014, he will release his debut EP “In The Lonely Hour” that will also have his previously released singles on it as well.
Naughty Boy (Shahid Khan) (DJ, Songwriter, Record Producer, Musician)
Birthday: January 1, 1985
Shahid Khan, more known by his artist name Naughty Boy, is a British singer-songwriter. He is also a record producer who even runs his own music production company called Naughty Boy Recordings. His debut album “Hotel Cabana”, released in 2013, had featured many top name artists in it, such as Sande, Ed Sheeran, and many others. One of Naughty Boy’s most famous songs, “La La La”, which featured Sam Smith, won ‘Best Song’ and ‘Best Video’ at the MOBO Awards’ 18th Anniversary.