Lee DeWyze Sings At Soldier Field
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Lee DeWyze Sings At Soldier Field
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Lee DeWyze “Sweet Serendipity”
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Lee DeWyze’s First Single “Live It Up” will debut ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ October 13
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Last May, Lee DeWyze thrilled millions of fans when he was crowned the Season 9 winner of American Idol. Now the wait is over for original music from this self-taught singer, songwriter, and guitarist, who will release his major-label debut album, Live It Up, on November 16 on 19 Recordings/RCA Records. Lee’s first single “Live It Up” will debut ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ October 13.
“Putting out an album on a major label is truly a dream come true,” says 24-year-old DeWyze, a native of Mount Prospect, IL, who had built up a sizeable following on the Chicago club scene when he first auditioned for Idol in June 2009 at the urging of his bandmates. He was the only male contestant never to land in the competition’s bottom three contestants. “I’m excited for all the people who supported me throughout Idol to hear what I can do with my own songs. The album shows a whole different side of me and I’m so proud of it.”
Working with top-notch collaborators such as Toby Gad, John Shanks, and Espionage, to name a few, DeWyze co-wrote most of the songs on Live It Up, which he recorded while on the road over the summer with the American Idols Live Tour. “To see my name listed in the credits on each song was really important to me because I’m a songwriter,” DeWyze says, “I also loved working with such talented writers. They all brought so much to the table and really helped me flesh out my sound.”
Live It Up is an engaging blend of rootsy pop, rock and folk, anchored by DeWyze’s soulful, rough-edged voice and bright-sounding acoustic guitar. “I grew up listening to Simon & Garfunkel, The Mamas & the Papas, Cat Stevens, and Kris Kristofferson,” DeWyze says. “I love hard-edged vocals over pretty melodies â€” that’s what I’m about. I really admire guys like Dave Matthews and Ray LaMontagne, and to now be on the same record label as them â€” it just blows my mind.”
More details about Live It Up will be announced soon. For more about Lee, please visit www.leedewyzeofficial.com.
Posted on 09 June 2010.
From The Straits Times
LOS ANGELES – “AMERICAN Idol” winner Lee DeWyze failed to crack Billboard’s Top 10 singles and digital charts in one of the most tepid debuts yet from a champion of the top-rated reality TV show.
DeWyze’s cover version of U2′s “Beautiful Day” entered in 12th place on the digital charts with 95,000 downloads, and in 24th place on the Hot 100 singles charts, according to Nielsen SoundScan data on Thursday. Runner-up Crystal Bowersox fared no better. Her finale song last week, “Up To the Mountain”, debuted at No. 57 on the singles charts and 32nd place on the digital charts with 49,000 downloads.
The pair’s “Falling Slowly” duet from earlier in the season came in at No. 66 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts. Both DeWyze and Bowersox were overshadowed by singer Katy Perry, whose “California Gurls” retook top billing on the digital charts with 269,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Last year’s “American Idol” winner, Kris Allen, sold 134,00 digital downloads of the original song “No Boundaries” in its first week, entering at No.4. The 2008 champion, David Cook, moved 236,000 downloads and grabbed the No.1 digital spot with his single “The Time of My Life”, Billboard said.
The lukewarm reception for DeWyze and Bowersox, who both signed recording contracts with Sony Entertainment Group, follows the lowest-rated finale since 2002 for the Fox television network’s “American Idol”.
Nielsen data showed that 24.2 million viewers tuned in to Fox last week to watch the former paint salesman take the crown in the finale to a 9th season that lost some 9 per cent of its audience overall, but remained the most-watched TV show in the United States. Fans and media watchers say the format for “Idol” is showing its age, and blamed mediocre contestants and lack of chemistry on the judges panel for the dwindling audience.
Posted on 09 June 2010.
Dewyze’s Debut Album is Set for Release in Fall 2010
From the PR Newswire
LOS ANGELES, June 7 /PRNewswire/ — American Idol Season 9 winner Lee Dewyze has been signed to 19 Recordings/RCA Records. He is preparing to start work on his debut album which is due for release in fall 2010.
The 24 year old Mount Prospect, IL native impressed millions throughout the season taking home this year’s American Idol winning title. Dewyze is a self taught musician who began singing and playing guitar in his teens. Auditioned in Chicago, Dewyze was the only male contestant never to land in the bottom three during American Idol Season 9.
“Lee is the People’s choice, the working class hero who won the hearts of America to become The 9th American Idol,” says Simon Fuller – Creator of American Idol and Founder of 19 Entertainment. “Lee has a powerful voice, integrity and a passion for music that literally brought tears to his eyes. We are all looking forward so much to Lee recording his new album to be released in the late fall.”
“Lee struck a real chord with the American public this season on Idol. His humility coupled with his vast talent and musicianship should make him a big artist for a long time to come,” says Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO RCA/JIVE Label Group. “We at the RCA Label are excited to work with Lee and 19 on an album that speaks to his widespread appeal.”
“Looking back on the last few months and all I gained from my experience on American Idol, it is incredible to know that this is only the beginning for me. Being signed by 19 Entertainment/RCA Records is a dream come true,” says Lee. “I know that by working with them, I have the support that will allow me to record the best possible album I can – an album I’m proud of and confident in.”
Lee will be recording his album over the summer while on the road with the American Idol’s Live tour. The tour kicks off July 1 in Auburn Hills, Michigan and ends September 14 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Posted on 08 June 2010.