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Mandy Moore

Although she never reached the commercial heights of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore proved to be one of the more resilient members of the late-'90s teen pop explosion. Making her studio debut at the age of 15, Moore initially modeled her music after her teenaged contemporaries, a formula that yielded moderate chart success but little credibility. She widened her range at an early age, however, outshining her pop peers' acting ability with a confident performance in A Walk to Remember and, beginning with the 2003 album Coverage, prizing mature songcraft above commercial dance-pop. As the 2000s progressed and numerous teen idols struggled with the transition into adulthood, Moore smoothly evolved from adolescent starlet to mature songwriter, continuing to distance herself from the scene that had launched her career one decade prior. Amanda Leigh Moore was born in Nashua, NH, on April 10, 1984. After her family moved to the suburbs of Orlando, FL, she took an interest in theater and starred in several local productions. Moore also began performing the National Anthem at Orlando-based sporting events, thus raising her profile in a town populated by music executives and producers. Epic Records took notice and brought her aboard their roster in 1999, hoping to penetrate the teen pop scene with a superstar of their own. Moore's debut album, So Real, arrived in December 1999, just several months after the multi-platinum releases of Britney Spears' ...Baby One More Time and Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut. Although the album spawned a Top 40 hit with "Candy" and went platinum within three months, such success was trivial compared to the overwhelming popularity of teen pop's biggest stars. Epic responded in May 2000 by releasing I Wanna Be with You, a retooled version of Moore's debut with remixed tracks and scant new material. The title track peaked at number 24 on the singles charts, giving Moore another hit but failing to gain her admittance into pop's inner circle. A proper sophomore effort, 2001's self-titled Mandy Moore, suffered a similar fate, yet Moore bounced back the following year by landing a leading role in A Walk to Remember, a popular film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' book. Additional film roles followed in 2003, as did the release of Coverage. Featuring covers of songs by Carole King, Joe Jackson, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon, the album represented a leap forward for the maturing singer. Sales were low, however, prompting Epic to drop Moore from their roster. To fulfill her contract, the label released several compilations during the following years; meanwhile, Moore launched a clothing line and focused on her acting career, turning in humorous performances in American Dreamz and the indie film Saved! She also made forays into television with roles in Entourage, The Simpsons, and Scrubs. Although Moore had originally signed with Sire Records after leaving Epic's roster, no albums appeared during her two-year stint with the label. She ultimately left Sire in May 2006 and partnered with EMI, who allowed her more artistic control. For the first time in her career, Moore began writing original material, collaborating with the likes of Lori McKenna, Rachael Yamagata, the Weepies, and Chantal Kreviazuk. She then decamped to upstate New York in late 2006 to record Wild Hope, which received a warm critical reception upon its release in 2007. Subsequent tours alongside the likes of Yamagata, Ben Lee, Paula Cole, and Vanessa Hudgens helped Moore reestablish herself as an adult artist, and she returned two years later with Amanda Leigh, a reflective album that took its title from Mandy's original name. Co-written and produced by power pop powerhouse Mike Viola, the album was also informed by Moore's fondness for Todd Rundgren, Joni Mitchell, and CSNY. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Mandy Moore

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Albums by
Mandy Moore

Top Songs by
Mandy Moore

  1.   Song
  2.   Candy
  3.   When Will My Life Begin
  4.   I Wanna Be With You
  5.   Cry
  6.   Help Me
  7.   Crush
  8.   Only Hope
  9.   Senses Working Overtime
  10.   Have a Little Faith in Me
  11.   Moonshadow
  12.   Breaking Us in Two
  13.   So Real
  14.   Merrimack River
  15.   Indian Summer
  16.   Wild Hope
  17.   Drop the Pilot
  18.   Can We Still Be Friends?
  19.   The Whole of the Moon
  20.   It's Gonna Be Love
  21.   In My Pocket
  22.   Love You for Always
  23.   Quit Breaking My Heart
  24.   Walk Me Home
  25.   Can't You Just Adore Her?
  26.   17
  27.   Life After Happily Ever After
  28.   Wind in My Hair
  29.   Song About Home
  30.   Love To Love Me Back
  31.   Ladies' Choice
  32.   Slummin' in Paradise
  33.   Secret Love
  34.   It Only Took a Minute
  35.   Your Face
  36.   Saturate Me
  37.   I Could Break You Heart Any Day of the Week
  38.   Fern Dell
  39.   Everblue
  40.   Latest Mistake
  41.   Few Days Down
  42.   One Way or Another
  43.   I Feel the Earth Move
  44.   Top of the World
  45.   When I Talk to You
  46.   Split Chick
  47.   Turn the Clock Around
  48.   Not Too Young
  49.   Pocket Philosopher
  50.   Nothing Everything
  51.   Most of Me
  52.   Yo-Yo
  53.   The Way to My Heart
  54.   Want You Back
  55.   Love Shot
  56.   Let Me Be the One
  57.   Someday We'll Know by Jon Foreman
  58.   Gardenia
  59.   Looking Forward to Looking Back
  60.   Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  61.   You Remind Me
  62.   What You Want
  63.   Extraordinary
  64.   From Loving You
  65.   One Sided Love
  66.   Everything My Heart Desires
  67.   Lock Me in Your Heart
  68.   Telephone (Interlude)
  69.   I Like It
  70.   All Good Things
  71.   Nothing That You Are
  72.   Anticipation
  73.   Bug
  74.   The Tear Heals
  75.   Audio track by track
  76.   Willin'

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