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Anna Nalick (born March 30, 1984, in Temple City, California) is an American platinum-selling singer and songwriter. In addition to writing all of her own music, Nalick has been writing for other artists since the age of 15. Starting in 2003, Nalick released her first studio produced album, entitled: "Wreck of the Day" in 2005. It featured the hit single "Breathe (2AM)" under the SonyMusic label. The song propelled to the top of the charts and sent Anna on a nearly four year tour around the world. Featuring her third hit single "Shine," Nalick and SonyMusic released "The Shine EP." Both "Wreck of the Day" and "The Shine EP" can still be heard widely on radio and television today, with "Breathe" being featured twice on the hit television drama "Grey's Anatomy." Wanting to pursue a musical style free of label influence, Nalick decided to part ways with SonyMusic in 2010 and in 2011, released her first independently produced album: "Broken Doll & Odds & Ends". Nalick describes the album as: "mostly acoustic with haunting and unusual instrumentation. I wanted to release the songs I wrote while I was with Sony before I move on to all new material. I liked the songs too much to just leave them all behind. Now I'm ready to explore new territory." Utilizing the unique sounds of toy piano, sitar, glockenspiel, oud, mandocello and sweeping string arrangements, "Broken Doll & Odds & Ends" features a wide range of instruments, performed by a very talented collection of musicians. Nalick's unique storytelling ability and timeless sense of melody has gained even more notoriety with fans, selling over 30,000 copies during the album's first month. Presently, Nalick is dedicating the majority of her time to writing for her next project. Unlike the acoustic feel of "Broken Doll & Odds & Ends," Nalick's next album is planned to be an electric collection of songs, featuring a full band and a bigger sound than previously produced.

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Reviews

Anna Nalick - Wreck of the Day (from Entertainment Weekly)

Nalick's debut album didn't have to be a Wreck of the Day. Though the 20-year-old'slyrics tend toward the insipid ("If this is giving up/Then I'm giving upon love"), she has a great pop voice — passionate but velvety smooth. It'sher best asset. Unfortunately, it's buried under layers of syntheticcheese whipped up by producers Christopher Thorn and Brad Smith(founding members of Blind Melon). They make her sound like an AlanisMorissette wannabe without the jagged edges. Read More »

Anna Nalick - Wreck Of The Day (from Rolling Stone)

Twenty-year-old Cali cutie Anna Nalick has a strong voice that summons comparisons to Fiona Apple and Alanis Morissette, and her songwriting has enough depth to be taken seriously but is light enough to make it on the radio. Wreck of the Day, her eleven-song debut, never quite leaves the coffee shop, stylistically -- guitars are strummed, not crunched; drums are brushed, never pounded... Read More »

News

Enter The May/June 2013 Lyric Contest

Dannay has over 20 years experience in the music industry, including 15 years at Sony Music, as an A&R executive for both Epic and Columbia Records. At Sony, Lee signed, developed and worked with a variety of artists including John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Five For Fighting, <span>Anna Nalick</span>, General Public and Train, and worked on numerous soundtracks, catalog compiliations and event records. Lee is currently VP of A&R for Warner/Chappell Music, working with both heritage and developing artists and writers. Her diverse and celebrated roster includes Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, Brandi Carlile, Iron Read More »

The March/April 2013 Lyric Contest Deadline Is Tonight

Dannay has over 20 years experience in the music industry, including 15 years at Sony Music, as an A&R executive for both Epic and Columbia Records. At Sony, Lee signed, developed and worked with a variety of artists including John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Five For Fighting, <span>Anna Nalick</span>, General Public and Train, and worked on numerous soundtracks, catalog compiliations and event records. Lee is currently VP of A&R for Warner/Chappell Music, working with both heritage and developing artists and writers. Her diverse and celebrated roster includes Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, Brandi Carlile, Iron Read More »

Enter The March/April 2013 Lyric Contest

Dannay has over 20 years experience in the music industry, including 15 years at Sony Music, as an A&R executive for both Epic and Columbia Records. At Sony, Lee signed, developed and worked with a variety of artists including John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Five For Fighting, <span>Anna Nalick</span>, General Public and Train, and worked on numerous soundtracks, catalog compiliations and event records. Lee is currently VP of A&R for Warner/Chappell Music, working with both heritage and developing artists and writers. Her diverse and celebrated roster includes Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, Brandi Carlile, Iron Read More »

Deadline Approaching for January/February 2013 Lyric Contest

Dannay has over 20 years experience in the music industry, including 15 years at Sony Music, as an A&R executive for both Epic and Columbia Records. At Sony, Lee signed, developed and worked with a variety of artists including John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Five For Fighting, <span>Anna Nalick</span>, General Public and Train, and worked on numerous soundtracks, catalog compiliations and event records. Lee is currently VP of A&R for Warner/Chappell Music, working with both heritage and developing artists and writers. Her diverse and celebrated roster includes Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, Brandi Carlile, Iron Read More »

Meet The New Judges For Our Amateur Lyric Contest

Dannay has over 20 years experience in the music industry, including 15 years at Sony Music, as an A&R executive for both Epic and Columbia Records. At Sony, Lee signed, developed and worked with a variety of artists including John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Five For Fighting, <span>Anna Nalick</span>, General Public and Train, and worked on numerous soundtracks, catalog compiliations and event records. Lee is currently VP of A&R for Warner/Chappell Music, working with both heritage and developing artists and writers. Her diverse and celebrated roster includes Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, Brandi Carlile, Iron Read More »

Enter The January/February 2013 Lyric Contest

Dannay has over 20 years experience in the music industry, including 15 years at Sony Music, as an A&R executive for both Epic and Columbia Records. At Sony, Lee signed, developed and worked with a variety of artists including John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Five For Fighting, <span>Anna Nalick</span>, General Public and Train, and worked on numerous soundtracks, catalog compiliations and event records. Lee is currently VP of A&R for Warner/Chappell Music, working with both heritage and developing artists and writers. Her diverse and celebrated roster includes Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, Brandi Carlile, Iron Read More »

Hanson Hosts SXSW4Japan Re-Stream Event

Watch live streaming video from sxsw4japan at livestream.com As the world was gripped by news of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan last month, SXSW Showcasing Artist Hanson joined the SXSW4Japan effort during our festival by hosting a 12-hour live streaming telethon, featuring Michael Stipe, Ben Folds, <span>Anna Nalick</span>, Charlie Mars, the North <span>Mississippi</span> All-Stars and many more artists. The full 12-hour event, with additional artists participating, will be re-streamed starting ... Hanson Hosts SXSW4Japan Re-Stream Event Read More »

SXSW 4 Japan Telethon

performances and appearances include Michael <span>Stipe</span> of REM, John "JoJo" Hermann of Widespread Panic, North Mississippi Allstars, The Boxer Rebellion, Hanson, Johnny Polygon, Andy Grammer, Stephen Kellogg, <span>Anna Nalick</span>, Jackson Harris, Charlie Mars, Bowling For Soup, An Horse, AWOLNATION, The Parlotones, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Rayland Baxter and many more. Watch live streaming video from sxsw4japan at livestream.com All proceeds from the event will go directly to the American Red Cross. Featured songs from ... SXSW 4 Japan Telethon Read More »

SXSW 4 Japan Telethon

donate to the American Red Cross. (Watch embed below or click here to watch).Scheduled performances and appearances include Michael Stipe of REM, John "Jo ... Jo" Hermann of Widespread Panic, North Mississippi Allstars, The Boxer Rebellion, Hanson, Johnny Polygon, Andy Grammer, Stephen Kellogg, <span>Anna Nalick</span>, Jackson Harris, Charlie Mars, Bowling For Soup, An Horse, AWOLNATION, The Parlotones, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Rayland Baxter and many more.All proceeds from the <span>event</span> will go directly to the American Red Cross. Featured songs from the <span>event</span> will be sold as a Read More »