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Colbie Caillat

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By age 21, vocalist Colbie Caillat had evolved swiftly from an aspiring R&B/folk singer to a pop sensation, a feat that owed as much to the marketing assistance of MySpace as the meteoric popularity of her debut single, "Bubbly." Caillat's childhood was spent in Malibu and Ventura County with her father, Ken Caillat, an established audio engineer who helped produce Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Tusk. Songs were often mixed at the console in her Malibu beach house, filling the corridors with the sounds of Billy Idol, Pat Benatar, and other '80s pop/rock staples. Caillat took piano lessons as a child, but lacked significant inspiration until she turned 11 years old and became enthralled with Lauryn Hill's performance in Sister Act 2. Immediately realizing that she wanted to be a singer, she started taking vocal lessons and soon met Mikal Blue, a producer who had previously worked with Five for Fighting and Carrie Underwood. Blue hired her to sing on several techno songs that were to be used in runway models' shows, and the two cultivated a professional relationship. At 19, Caillat picked up an acoustic guitar, and the two recorded the first song she composed. As the collaboration thickened, Jason Reeves entered the picture and lent his artistic know-how to the songwriter's developing skills. Caillat wrote the basic melodies, often composing in her bathroom due to the reverb-heavy acoustics, and would then receive artistic input from Blue and Reeves. She posted several of her finished songs on MySpace, although little response was generated until Caillat uploaded a breezy, hook-laden track named "Bubbly." As word of mouth spread, her MySpace page began pulling in a few thousand hits a day; after she had accumulated 6,240 friends, Rolling Stone highlighted her as one of the top female artists on the networking site. For four months, Colbie Caillat was MySpace's number one unsigned artist, garnering over 14 million plays in the process. With such an appealing statistic on her résumé, record labels began courting the photogenic singer, and she signed to Universal Republic as her number of online friends surpassed the 100,000 mark. In July 2007, Caillat made her major-label debut with Coco, a summertime record suitable for both the coffeehouse and the beach. "Bubbly" topped the singles charts in several formats, transforming the singer from an Internet sensation to a mainstream presence. Coco spun off two additional singles while climbing to double-platinum status, and Caillat celebrated her star success by duetting with Jason Mraz, touring with John Mayer, and collaborating with Taylor Swift. Two years after Coco's release, she returned with a second record, Breakthrough, and scored another Top 40 hit with "Fallin' for You." The album went gold and was followed two years later by All of You, another summery collection of pop songs written with the likes of Ryan Tedder, Toby Gad, and "Bubbly" co-writer Jason Reeves. "Brighter Than the Sun," the second single pulled from the album, was the record's biggest hit, topping Billboard's Adult Contemporary charts (it peaked at 47 on the Hot 100). Caillat released the holiday album Christmas in the Sand in the fall of 2012; the album reached number four on Billboard's Top Holiday Albums and 41 on the Billboard 200. Caillat began work on her next album in 2013, with the first fruit of her labor, "Hold On," appearing in November 2013. An EP called Gypsy Heart: Side A showed up in June 2014 and, as that title suggests, it was the first half of a full-length album called Gypsy Heart, which was released in September 2014. Produced in part by Babyface, the album was a conscious shift to poppier, radio-friendly material. The album debuted at 17 on Billboard's Top 200 and its biggest single, "Try," peaked at six on their adult contemporary chart. Caillat parted ways with Republic Records after Gypsy Heart and formed her own label, PlummyLou, with the intent of releasing The Malibu Sessions. Recorded prior to Gypsy Heart but rejected by Republic, The Malibu Sessions reconnected Caillat to her beachy sound, and saw release in October of 2016. ~ Jason Lymangrover
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Stations Featuring
Colbie Caillat

    Kids Christmas

    Kids Christmas
    3 songs

    Oldies Holiday

    Oldies Holiday
    8 songs

    Love Songs

    Love Songs
    4 songs

    Lite Hits

    Lite Hits
    5 songs

    Female Focus

    6 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

    Shuffle Hits

    1 song

Albums by
Colbie Caillat

Top Songs by
Colbie Caillat

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Bubbly
  3.   Fallin' For You
  4.   Realize
  5.   Winter Wonderland
  6.   The Christmas Song
  7.   Try
  8.   Silver Bells
  9.   Baby It's Cold Outside
  10.   Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  11.   Brighter Than the Sun
  12.   Santa Baby
  13.   Merry Christmas Baby
  14.   Mistletoe
  15.   I Do
  16.   Every Day Is Christmas
  17.   Oxygen
  18.   I Never Told You
  19.   The Little Things
  20.   Begin Again
  21.   Happy Christmas
  22.   Christmas In The Sand
  23.   Hold On
  24.   Battle
  25.   Auld Lang Syne
  26.   Never Gonna Let You Down
  27.   If You Love Me Let Me Go
  28.   Only You
  29.   Like Tomorrow Never Comes
  30.   Never Getting Over You
  31.   Magic
  32.   Fearless
  33.   Midnight Bottle
  34.   Don't Wanna Love You
  35.   Before I Let You Go
  36.   Tailor Made
  37.   Cruisin'
  38.   Live It Up
  39.   When the Darkness Comes
  40.   Out of My Mind
  41.   Feelings Show
  42.   Runnin
  43.   Goldmine
  44.   Blaze
  45.   What Means the Most
  46.   Shadow
  47.   Like Yesterday
  48.   Stay With Me
  49.   Don't Hold Me Down
  50.   What I Wanted to Say
  51.   Rainbow
  52.   I Won't
  53.   Turn Your Lights Down Low
  54.   Circles
  55.   Tied Down
  56.   Never Got Away
  57.   Good Thing
  58.   Floodgates
  59.   Land Called Far Away
  60.   Think Good Thoughts
  61.   Make It Rain
  62.   Favorite Song by Common
  63.   Dream Life, Life
  64.   All of You
  65.   Hold Your Head High
  66.   Never Let You Go
  67.   Breakin' at the Cracks
  68.   It Stops Today
  69.   Break Through
  70.   Runnin' Around
  71.   Droplets
  72.   Somethin' Special
  73.   One Fine Wire
  74.   Capri
  75.   In Love Again
  76.   Break Free
  77.   What If
  78.   You Got Me
  79.   Kiss the Girl
  80.   Now
  81.   Bigger Love
  82.   Nice Guys
  83.   Just Like That
  84.   Brand New Me
  85.   Tell Him
  86.   Dreams Collide
  87.   Gypsy Heart