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Rachel Platten
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Rachel Ashley Platten is an American singer and songwriter. Having released independent albums and singles between 2003 and 2014, Platten signed with Columbia Records in early 2015. Wikipedia
Born: May 20, 1981 (age 35), New York City, New York, United States
Height: 1.65 m
Spouse: Kevin Lazan (m. 2012)
Albums: Wildfire, Be Here, Live, with love, from Milkboy Studios, Fight Song
Genres: Pop, soul, blue-eyed soul.
Instruments: Vocals, piano, guitar, keyboards.



She rose to fame in 2015 with the release of the single "Fight Song", which peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100, topped the UK Singles Chart and reached the Top 10 of multiple charts worldwide. Platten won an Emmy Award for the live performance of the song on Good Morning America. Her major-label debut album, Wildfire, was released in 2015 as well, being certified Gold by the RIAA and producing another successful single, "Stand by You".
Platten was born on May 20, 1981, in New York City, but grew up in Newton Centre, Massachusetts.[2] She studied classical piano from the age of 5 and then took up guitar in high school. She attended Buckingham Browne and Nichols high school, where she sang in the school's singing group. At Trinity College, she was a member of the Trinitones, the college's all-female a cappella group.
As a part of a study abroad program, she went to Trinidad to do an internship at a diplomat's office and at a record label. While she was there, she sang backup for a friend's band in front of over 80,000 people at the International Soca Monarch finals in 2002. According to Platten, from that moment on she knew she had to pursue music full-time.[3] Platten graduated from Trinity College with a degree in international relations in 2003. She then moved to New York City's Greenwich Village where she cut her teeth playing with Prince and Sly and the Family Stone cover band called Dayz of Wild. In 2012, she married Kevin Lazan.[4] She performed her solo music around the Village and eventually began touring the country. She has worked with numerous charities, Musicians on Call (where she sings bedside to hospital patients) for 11 years and she is an ambassador for Music Unites. She also works with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and was an ambassador for Live Below the Line (a call to end world poverty).

Information from: Wikipedia.com, wennermedia.com.