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Gavin DeGraw

Years before "I Don't Want to Be" propelled him to pop/rock success, songwriter Gavin DeGraw began honing his piano skills at the age of eight, followed by his participation in several cover bands with his older brother in upstate New York. After a brief stint at the prestigious Berklee School of Music -- where he rubbed shoulders with future singer/songwriter contemporary John Mayer -- DeGraw decided to take his original songs to New York City. He arrived during the late '90s and steadily expanded his audience with a series of buzzworthy shows, one of which was captured on the concert recording Gavin Live. The steady buzz led to offers from major labels, and DeGraw eventually signed a record deal with Clive Davis and his J Records imprint (home of Santana, as well as R&B mainstays Alicia Keys and Angie Stone). DeGraw's debut album, Chariot, arrived during the summer of 2003. Like the singer's early days in New York City, Chariot slowly built momentum and earned the young DeGraw a small but fervent following. By 2004, the leadoff single "I Don't Want to Be" had become a Top Ten hit, and the album itself was soon re-released in expanded form under the title Chariot + Chariot Stripped. DeGraw's next single, the titular "Chariot," was also met with positive response and climbed the charts in 2005, pushing the album to double platinum sales. DeGraw took five years to release a self-titled sophomore album, which appeared in 2008, initially charting higher than Chariot but failing to spawn any comparable singles (although "In Love with a Girl" did peak at number 24). DeGraw shifted gears for his next release, the looser and seemingly less labored Free, which appeared only a few months later in early 2009. DeGraw took more time to release his fourth album. Co-writing with other artists for the first time, he spent two years workshopping the songs eventually featured on Sweeter. The album was released in fall 2011, several months after "Not Over You" -- a song co-written with Ryan Tedder -- returned DeGraw to the charts. "Not Over You" was DeGraw's biggest hit since "I Don't Want to Be," and it helped send Sweeter into the Billboard Top Ten upon its release. Over the next year, DeGraw supported the album with promotional appearances and a tour, the latter of which was documented on the live album Sweeter: Live, released in December of 2012. DeGraw returned in October of 2013 with Make a Move, and in 2016 he issued Something Worth Saving, his sixth studio long-player. ~ Wade Kergan & Steve Leggett
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Gavin DeGraw

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Albums by
Gavin DeGraw

Top Songs by
Gavin DeGraw

  1.   Song
  2.   Not Over You
  3.   I Don't Want to Be
  4.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  5.   In Love with a Girl
  6.   Chariot
  7.   The Christmas Song
  8.   She Sets the City on Fire
  9.   Belief
  10.   Fire
  11.   Best I Ever Had
  12.   Sweeter
  13.   (Nice to Meet You) Anyway
  14.   Crush
  15.   Finest Hour
  16.   Just Friends
  17.   We Are the Champions
  18.   Soldier
  19.   Make a Move
  20.   You Got Me
  21.   More Than Anyone
  22.   Kite Like Girl
  23.   Let It Go
  24.   Every Little Bit
  25.   Everything Will Change
  26.   I'm Gonna Try
  27.   Stay
  28.   Follow Through
  29.   Something Worth Saving
  30.   You Make My Heart Sing Louder
  31.   Leading Man
  32.   Heartbreak
  33.   Run Every Time
  34.   Mountains to Move
  35.   Lover Be Strong
  36.   Cop Stop
  37.   Chemical Party
  38.   Say I Am
  39.   Harder to Believe
  40.   Different for Girls
  41.   Who's Gonna Save Us
  42.   Where You Are
  43.   Radiation
  44.   Candy
  45.   Dancing Shoes
  46.   We Belong Together
  47.   Untamed
  48.   She Holds a Key
  49.   Young Love
  50.   I Have You to Thank
  51.   Cheated On Me
  52.   Next to Me (Wait a Minute Sister)
  53.   Silver Bells
  54.   Meaning
  55.   Over-Rated
  56.   Jealous Guy
  57.   Medicate the Kids
  58.   New Love
  59.   How Lucky Can a Man Get
  60.   Making Love With the Radio On
  61.   Need
  62.   Stealing
  63.   Spell It Out
  64.   Waterfall
  65.   Free
  66.   Relative
  67.   You Know Where I'm At
  68.   Why Do the Men Stray
  69.   Indian Summer
  70.   Glass
  71.   Annalee
  72.   I Need a Dollar/Chemical Party

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