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Colbie Marie Caillat (pronounced /kolbi kle/ (


born May 28, 1985) is an American pop

singer-songwriter and guitarist from Malibu, California. She debuted in 2007 with Coco, which included hit singles "Bubbly", "Realize", and "The Little Things". In 2008, she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, "Lucky", which won a Grammy. Caillat released her second album, Breakthrough, in August 2009. Breakthrough was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album. She was also part of the group that won Album of the Year for her background vocals and writing onTaylor Swift's Fearless. She has sold over six million albums worldwide and sold over 10 million singles. In 2009, Billboard magazine's [1] 94th-best-selling music artist of the 20002009 decade.


and career
and youth


Caillat was born in Malibu, California, and grew up in Newbury Park, California. Her father, Ken Caillat, co-produced Fleetwood Mac's Rumours(1977) and Tusk (1979) albums. When she was an infant, her parents gave her the nickname "Coco", which she would later name her debut [2] album. Caillat took piano lessons as a child, but lacked significant inspiration until she turned 11 [3] years old, when she became enthralled withLauryn Hill's performance in Sister Act 2. She realized that she wanted to be a singer, and began taking vocal lessons, performing onstage for the first time [4] in sixth grade. Since then she has covered many songs by Lauryn Hill including "Killing Me Softly" and the timeless classic "Tell Him" Caillat soon met producer Mikal Blue, who hired her to sing on techno songs used at fashion shows. [3] Caillat began playing the acoustic guitar at age 19, and Blue helped her record her first song. She auditioned for American Idol but was rejected at the pre-audition stage and was unable to sing for the [5] judges. The second time she auditioned for the show, she sang her own original song, "Bubbly", and was rejected once again. However, Caillat expressed gratitude at the judges' decision, saying "I was shy. I was nervous. I didn't look the greatest. I wasn't ready for it yet. I was glad, when I auditioned, [6] that they said no." The popularity of Caillat's MySpace profile led her to become the number-one [7] unsigned singer in her genre for four consecutive months.



Caillat performing at The Malibu Inn during theCoco Summer Tour

Caillat's debut album, Coco was released in 2007. Her debut single "Bubbly" peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Pop 100. Two other singles followed, "Realize" (#20, Hot 100) [8] and "The Little Things" (#94, Pop 100). After touring with The Goo Goo Dolls and Lifehouse in 2007, she was the supporting act for John Mayer on his 2008 Summer Tour. In 2008, Caillat recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, called "Lucky," on his album, We Sing, We Dance, [9] We Steal Things. In August 2008, Caillat released a song and video for the 2008 Beijing Summer [10] Olympics called "Somethin' Special". Caillat also sings on "You" by Schiller and appears in the music video. She has been involved in the soundtrack of the movie Imagine That; she and Mikal Blue cover the Beatles song "Here Comes the Sun". She is also featured in Colombian singer Juanes' album La vida... es un ratico (en vivo) in the song "Hoy Me Voy". In October 2008, the song "Midnight Bottle" was included in the soundtrack of Brazilian soap opera Trs Irms. She also played herself on this soap opera. Caillat provided background vocals for and co-wrote Taylor Swift's song "Breathe", on her album, Fearless.



Caillat at the 2009 American Music Awards show.

Caillat's second album, Breakthrough, was released in August 2009. Most of the album was co-written by Jason Reeves and features guitarist David Becker on two tracks. Becker has worked with the [11] Caillat's father Ken. Caillat had writer's block during the recording sessions, so she enlisted her friends Kara DioGuardi and Jason Reeves, and they went to Hawaii for three weeks, rented a beach house and wrote songs. The first single from Breakthrough, "Fallin' for You", was released in June. The second single, "I Never Told You," was released in February 2010. Caillat released two Christmas songs for the 2009 holiday season: the standard "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" [12] and the Beach Boys song "Merry Christmas, Baby". Caillat was recognized as BMI's songwriter of the year. In July 2010, Caillat performed "God Bless America" during the seventh inning stretch at the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In September 2010, Caillat performed the national anthem in the season opener game of the National Football League in New Orleans and a Monday Night Football game in Chicago. In December 2010, Caillat performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway.


All of You

Caillat's third album, All of You, was released on July 12, 2011. The first single, "I Do" was released in [13] February. The second single, "Brighter Than the Sun", was released in June. Caillat performed an acoustic version the National Anthem before the San Diego Chargers v Minnesota Vikings game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on September 11, 2011, during the day of remembrance for 9/11. Colbie Caillat performed her second single Brighter Than the Sun on Disney Channel's Original Series: So Random. Caillat appeared in the third episode of the cancelled NBC television series The Playboy Club as 1960s singer Lesley Gore. In the episode broadcast on October 3, 2011, Caillat sang Gore's 1963 [14] [15] classic hit, It's My Party. Cast for the part in August 2011, Caillat taped her portion of the episode [16] in Chicago. [edit]Tours 2008: John Mayer 2008 Summer Tour 2008: Coco Summer Tour 2008: Coco World Tour 2009/2010: Breakthrough World Tour 2011: All of You Summer Tour


and nominations

Colbie Caillat awards and nominations [hide]Awards and nominations Award

Wins Nominations


Awards won





The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Caillat has won two awards from four nominations, including Album of the Year (as featured artist).


Nominated work



2010 Breakthrough

Best Pop Vocal Album


"Lucky" with Jason Mraz Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals "Breathe" with Taylor Swift [edit]Others Year Result



awards and nominations

Award Category Nominated Work


American Music Awards

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist



Nominated Teen Choice Awards Nominated

Choice Breakthrough Artist


Choice Love Song


Won BMI Pop Awards 2009 Won

Songwriter of the Year

Colbie Caillat

Song of The Year


Nominated Teen Choice Awards

Choice Music: Hook Up



People's Choice Awards

Favorite Music Collaboration



Best Pop Vocal Album




Album of the Year

Fearless (featured artist)

Grammy Award Won

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

"Lucky" (with Jason Mraz)


Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

"Breathe" (with Taylor Swift)


Released: May 15, 2007


Released: January 29, 2008


"The Little Things"

Released: September 16, 2008


"Midnight Bottle"
Released: October 2008 (Brazil, Portugal)


Released: Cancelad


"Fallin' for You"

Released: June 30, 2009


"I Never Told You"

Released: February 16, 2010


"I Do"
Released: February 7, 2011[1]


"Brighter Than the Sun"

Released: May 23, 2011[2]