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Fefe Dobson - Biography
|last update : 09-10-2009 09:58|
|Fefe Dobson is a Juno nominated Toronto-based songstress who brokered demo recordings and a series of solid industry showcases into a deal with Island/Def Jam, which issued her self-titled debut album in October 2003. The album showcased Dobson's brassy vocals over a pop-alternative, radio-ready groove skating between styles and incorporating plenty of electric guitar dynamics. For her part, the then 18-year-old cited vocal and songwriting influences ranging from Judy Garland to Kurt Cobain. As lead single "Take Me Away" began to make noise online and at radio, Dobson participated in Camplified 2003, a tour of East Coast youth camps that also featured fellow up-and-comer Skye Sweetnam.
Her videos for Take Me Away and Everything became hit on MTV's popular music chart TRL. She was also popular on the show making multiple appearances in the studio as guest as well as a co-host. In Feburary 2004, she was awarded the title of 'Best New Artist' on 2nd Annual TRL Awards.
She was nominated for two Juno awards in '05 for 'Album of the year' and 'New Artist Of the year.'
After gaining recognition in the US, she started working on her second album 'Sunday Love.' The first official single off the album was "Dont Let It Go To Your Head" which was released in July 2005 accompanied with music video. Despite being a catchy uptempo number, the single failed to make impact on charts. The second single decided was "This Is My Life" and after several foward dates, the release for the album was abruptly cancelled and Dobson parted ways with Island records in the summers of 2006.
Despite being dropped from her record label, the optimistic Dobson has dilligently worked on her next music. She co-wrote a song for Miley Cyrus second album called "Start All Over." Her third album and technically second is also on its finishing touches.
Her song 'Dont Let It Go To Your Head' was covered by American Idol sixth season winner Jordin Sparks for her second studio album "Battlefield."
"As A Blond" was also covered by Selena Gomez for her debut album "Kiss and Tell."