Spotlight on Colbie Caillat

colbie-caillat-400ds0615.jpgColbie Caillat (pronounced "Kole-bee Kal-lei") (born Colbie Marie Caillat on May 28, 1985 in Newbury Park, California) is an American pop singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Malibu, California. Caillat is noted for her MySpace profile which led her to become the number-one unsigned singer in her genre for four months. Her popularity on the social network was partially due to her song "Bubbly". Her profile has garnered over thirty-one million plays. For the week of July 17, 2007, "Bubbly" was featured on the iTunes Store as the free "Single of the Week". The promotion coincided with the release of Coco, her debut studio album.

According to her MySpace profile, Caillat was first inspired to start singing at age eleven when she first heard the Fugees’ 1996 version of the song “Killing Me Softly”, made famous by Roberta Flack in 1973. Her MySpace profile also cites that, though trained at piano from an early age, Caillat did not begin playing guitar until age nineteen.

Caillat did duet with Jason Mraz on his new album, We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things, on a song called “Lucky.” Jason Mraz’s album, which features Caillat, will be released on May 20th, 2008. Her father, Ken Caillat, co-produced Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tusk albums;

Colbie is coming to Manila on March 11 to 13, 2008. She will be doing tours in Ayala Malls to promote her platinum album Coco.

Mark your calendar!

March 11 (Tuesday) : Glorietta
March 12 (Wednesday) : Trinoma
March 13 (Thursday): To be announced

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