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Rachel Platten soared to fame with her 2015 hit "Fight Song," but the pop singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist's success hardly came out of the blue. For more than a decade, Platten had already done everything from appearing at Caribbean music festivals and playing in a Prince cover band to penning songs for hit movie and TV show soundtracks, all while recording her own albums.
Rachel Platten's background
Rachel Platten self-released her first album, a collection of demos called Trust in Me, in 2003. Her music career aspirations eventually took her to Trinidad, where she interned at a record label and sang backup for a band, a gig that found her performing in front of large crowds throughout the Caribbean. After moving to New York, Platten toured as a support act for such acts as Ziggy Marley and Regina Spektor, and performed at venues around Greenwich Village.
In 2011, Platten released her second album, Be Here, an exploration of the themes of female self-empowerment, relationships and adventure. A single from the album, "1,000 Ships," reached No. 24 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart. Platten toured in support of the album for two years. Her mainstream breakthrough came with the 2015 release of the Fight Song EP. The title track, a soaring, inspirational pop anthem, was a Top 10 hit in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, with sales eventually reaching double-platinum. The EP peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard 200.
Platten's third studio album, Wildfire, was issued in 2016, and was later certified gold. The album yielded two hit singles: "Stand by You," which made the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs chart; and "Hey Hey Hallelujah" with a cameo by Andy Grammer.
Rachel Platten's career milestones
One of Rachel Platten's earliest successes came when the 2009 romantic comedy, The Good Guy, featured her song "Seven Weeks" on its soundtrack. Since then, the hit ABC show Pretty Little Liars featured several of her songs. She also co-wrote the song "Smile" for the 2014 movie Annie.
Platten won an Emmy Award for a live performance of "Fight Song" on Good Morning America. In 2015, she was nominated at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Music: Breakout Artist and Choice Summer Song. "Fight Song" was also nominated for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards' Top Selling Song. In the same year, Platten won the American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.