Singer: Stacie Orrico Song: Maybe I Won’t Look Back Album: Stacie Orrico (2003) Birth name Stacie Joy Orrico Born March 3, 1986 (1986-03-03) (age 24) Origin Seattle, Washington, United States Genres Pop, Cristhian Music, R&B Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress Instruments vocals, piano/keyboards Years active 1998 present Labels ForeFront (1998 – 2005) Virgin, EMI (2002 – 2007) Website http://www.stacieorrico.com
Stacie Joy Orrico (born March 3, 1986) is an American pop and R&B singer-songwriter and occasional actress. In 1998, she signed to ForeFront Records when she was 12 years old, and recorded her first album Genuine (2000), which sold 13,000 in the first week of release. The singles “Genuine” and “Everything” never charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
After her first album she signed to a new record label, Virgin Records, and started to record her self-titled album Stacie Orrico (2003). The album, which debuted at #59 on the Billboard Hot 200, was certified gold with over 500,000 sales in the U.S. The first single “Stuck” reached number #52 on Billboard Hot 100], but worldwide a bigger success. Her second single “(There’s Gotta Be) More to Life” debuted at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her self-titled album has achieved sales worldwide of over 3.5 million. In the same year, she made her first television appearance as an actress in two episodes of American Dreams.
She lost her label ForeFront Records in 2005 after 7 years and decided to concentrate on her music career and began writing her third album, Beautiful Awakening (2006). The first single “I’m Not Missing You” was released in August 2006. The second single, “So Simple”, is the last single from her third album which never charted in the U.S.
She is currently working on her fourth studio album, which is due for release in mid-2010.
Early life Stacie Orrico was born in Seattle, Washington to Italian-American parents. The family later moved to Denver, Colorado. Orrico is the middle child of five children; her siblings are Jesse, Rachel, Alicia, and Joshua. Both parents, Dean and Patti, loved to travel; requiring the family moved frequently. Orrico visited, among other places, Ukraine and Hawaii. At present (conditions: July 2008) Stacie lives in Seattle, Washington. She grew up influenced by a wide-range of musical styles and was a member in the church choir; ofttimes accompanying on the piano as the family sung Christian Hyms. At the age of 6 Stacie wrote her first song entitled ‘Always Answer’.
Stacie Orrico Album After the first Genuine album,her next effort, the more mainstream and self-titled album Stacie Orrico, was released in 2003 and charted in the U.S. Billboard Top 200 (debuting at #67), Australian ARIAnet and the United Kingdom albums charts. The first mainstream single from this album was “Stuck”, which became a worldwide hit, reaching the Top 5 on the majority of the world’s charts. This was followed by the single “(There’s Gotta Be) More to Life”, widely considered to be written about her failed relationship with Matt Neth. “(There’s Gotta Be) More to Life” peaked in the Top 20 in Australia (#11) and the UK (#12), although, overall, “Stuck” charted better; the exception being in the US. This was then followed by “I Promise”, written by Arianna Burmeister and performed by Jack O’Hue and Stacie Orrico(top 30 in the UK), and the final mainstream single “I Could Be the One” (top 40 in the UK on June 2004). Both singles were given limited releases and limited promotion, meaning they did not fare as well as the first two singles. The last three singles were only released to Christian radio in addition to “Strong Enough”, which reached #1 as the CD’s very first single. Stacie Orrico sold over 500,000 copies in the U.S., enough sales for a Gold certification. The album also sold 600,000 in Japan and an estimated 3.4 million copies worldwide.
In 2004, Orrico’s songs “(There’s Gotta Be) More to Life” and “Stuck” appeared on the Barbie Hit Mix.
She was nominated in 2004 for the first time at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in the categorie Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, but has give the award to Michael W. Smith.
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