TEEN - 10 Things You Need to Know About Singer Olivia Somerlyn by Olivia Somerlyn

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BY: KAITLIN CUBRIA

Jessie JBig Time RushJonas Brothers. You’ve probably heard of all ‘em before. (Right??) And if you’re a fan of any of the aforementioned music acts, then you’re totally going to appreciate our latest featured artist for The Next Big ThingOlivia Somerlyn.

Not only has she toured with each of the talents mentioned above, she was also recently dubbed one of Macy’s iHeartRadio Program’s Rising Stars and released a single with Nick Jonas titled, “Parachute.” Yeah, it’s safe to say she’s going places. To learn more about here, click through our gallery of exclusive quotes from the singer here:

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SECRET FAN GIRLS - ARTIST TO WATCH, MUSIC, SECRET FANGIRLS OLIVIA SOMERLYN: SOMERLOVER MEETUP IN NYC! by Olivia Somerlyn

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OLIVIA SOMERLYN: SOMERLOVER MEETUP IN NYC!

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Attention NYC SomerLovers:  Olivia Somerlyn is having a meetup in NYC this Friday, June 20th!

Olivia’s music is super fun to dance to and definitely the perfect summer soundtrack.  Her new single “Parachute” (co-written/produced by none other than Nick Jonas) is out now oniTunes and Amazon.
Come out to a Somerlover meet up and you’ll know why Olivia is the sweetest popstar to emerge in recent years!

We hope you’ve been voting for Olivia in the Macy’s and iHeartRadioRising Star Contest — this is the final week to vote!

Be sure to follow Olivia Somerlyn Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

 

 

FANLALA - Olivia Somerlyn Collaborates on "Parachute" with Nick Jonas! by Olivia Somerlyn

If you’re a fan of the Jonas Brothers, then there’s a really good chance that you’ve heard the music of Olivia Somerlyn. She’s been a long time friend, and now Olivia is taking on the music scene with her own music!

“Parachute” is the brand new single from Olivia Somerlyn, and the second we heard it for the first time, we knew we’d be hooked! If you were ever wondering how Olivia’s music would evolve as she grows up, this is it! There’s a very dancefloor feel to this song, but what sets it apart from the rest are the lyrics that really make us feel something.

What makes “Parachute” even more special is that Olivia collaborated with her longtime friend Nick Jonas in writing the song. With Nick teaming up with Olivia, you know this song is going to be just amazing. You can download it on iTunes today!

And make sure to check out Fanlala Radio for all of your favorite tunes! Download the app today :)

POPCRUSH - LISTEN TO OLIVIA SOMERLYN’S NEW SINGLE ‘PARACHUTE’ by Olivia Somerlyn

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by Michelle McGahan

Last week, PopCrush exclusively announced Olivia Somerlyn’s new single, ‘Parachute’ — and now you can listen to it here!

The fun and summery track — co-written by Nick Jonas — features a bumping background beat full of handclaps that just make you want to dance. But while the background of the tune has a club-like vibe, Olivia’s silky vocals infuse the song with a quality of sweetness and spunkiness.

Of course, the lyrics have their own element of sauciness, as Somerlyn sings on the track “You lift me up, then let me go / I’ve had enough, I’m gonna jump / Before you push me.”

One of the coolest elements of the song is that there a “whooshing” sound in the chorus, which almost sounds like wind blowing, evoking the image of a skydiver.

“Freefallin’,” Somerlyn sings on the chorus. “You’re the parachute / I’d rather crash than reach for you.”

We love it! Listen to Olivia Somerlyn’s new single ‘Parachute’ below.

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POPCRUSH - Olivia Somerlyn + Nick Jonas Announce Her New Single ‘Parachute’ [EXCLUSIVE] by Olivia Somerlyn

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by Michelle McGahan

Get ready for news that will make your year, Somerlovers and Jonas fans! Olivia Somerlyn and Nick Jonas have collaborated together on Somerlyn’s new single, ‘Parachute’ — and PopCrush has the exclusive details!

Somerlyn and Jonas co-wrote ‘Parachute’ together, and Jonas also produced the tune. The duo were psyched to work together, as Somerlyn has been a longtime fan of the Jonas Brothers and is also managed by their father, Kevin Jonas, Sr.

“Working with Nick was amazing. He is an incredibly talented writer and producer,” Somerlyn gushes about the collab. “My new single is a fun, powerful and empowering song, and I’m so excited to share it!”

And it looks like the (formerly) curly-haired singer feels the exact same way.
“I had a great time working on this song with Olivia,” Jonas reveals to PopCrush. “I love that the song has this emotional pull while still feeling upbeat and high energy.”
With a powerhouse collaboration like that, you know the single will be amazing — and we can’t wait to hear it! Keep this date etched in your mind: ‘Parachute’ is set to drop on May 5.

 

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KISSFM - LA's Top 40 Radio Station KISS FM's 'Next Up Artist' by Olivia Somerlyn

WHO: Our Next Up Artist of the Week is Olivia Somerlyn!

WHY:  Singer/song-writer and San Francisco native, Olivia Somerlyn is just 19-years-old and already on her way to the top. You may recognize Olivia from her recent tour with Big Time Rush & Victoria Justice but if not, now is your chance to get to know her! 

Olivia's single "Better With You" was featured on the TeenNick Top 10 and we were lucky enough to have Olivia perform it for us live in studio. Check out that intimate performance below! 

[PHOTOS] Olivia Somerlyn Stops By The Studio! 

FUN FACT: Olivia is managed by The Jonas Group AKA the Jonas Brothers' dad!

SOUNDS LIKE: Taylor Swift meets Sarah McLachlan. 

[WATCH] JoJo In A Car with Olivia Somerlyn 

Get to know Olivia a little bit better in the exclusive interview with Sisanie & Freddy Rivera! 



JUSTJAREDJR. - Emblem3 & Olivia Somerlyn: iHeart Radio Music Awards 2014! by Olivia Somerlyn

by Beatrice Miller

Emblem3 catches up with Beatrice Miller on the red carpet Selena Gomez poses for some photos backstage at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday night (May 1) in Los Angeles.

The guys — Wesley and Keaton Stromberg, and Drew Chadwick — reunited with their former X Factorbuddy ahead of the show.

Also spotted on the carpet is Macy’s New Rising Star contestant Olivia Somerlyn and Modern Family‘sNolan Gould.

“#SomerLovers! BIG news! @iHeartRadio & @Macys have included ME in their #RisingStar contest! Get ready to vote NEXT week! We can do this!” Olivia tweeted, hyping up her fans.

ALL ACCESS - Olivia Somerlyn A Finalist In Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star Program by Olivia Somerlyn

OLIVIA SOMERLYN has been chosen as one of the Top 25 artists to participate in the third annual MACY'S iHEARTRADIO Rising Star Program. Over the next six weeks, SOMERLYN will competes for the winning spot, which includes the opportunity to perform at next SEPTEMBER’s iHEARTRADIO FESTIVAL in LAS VEGAS.

Fan voting opens on MAY 5th, the same day SOMERLYN will release new single ‘PARACHUTE,’ which she co-wrote with and is produced by NICK JONAS. ‘PARACHUTE’ will be in rotation on MACY’s iHEARTRADIO MSTYLE station, which also plays in MACY’s stores across the country. (Listen here.)

"I had a great time working on this song with OLIVIA,” JONAS said. “I love that the song has this emotional pull while still feeling upbeat and high energy."

"I'm so honored to be part of the iHEARTRADIO rising star contest," SOMERLYN said. "It's such a great opportunity to reach more listeners than ever before. My new single is a fun, powerful and empowering song, and I'm so excited to share it!"

 


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KISSFM - JoJo In A Car with Olivia Somerlyn by Olivia Somerlyn

[RELATED] Check out Olivia Somerlyn on iHeartRadio's Next Up!  

It's not everyday you interview someone in a car...especially when you have a driving record like JoJo but hey...what the heck! This past week Olivia Somerlyn stopped by for the latest episode of JoJo In A Car! 

[WATCH] Olivia Somerlyn performs "Better With You" with JoJo In A Car!

Get to know Olivia Somerlyn in the interview below! 

BroadwayWorld - OLIVIA SOMERLYN to Perform at Annual Oscars Pre-Awards Dinner Party by Olivia Somerlyn

Just back from opening for super group Big Time Rush on the band's South American tour, Olivia Somerlyn is honored to have been asked to perform at Sony Pictures Classics' Annual Oscar®Pre-Awards dinner party hosted by STK, Moet & Chandon and Fiji Water.

For Olivia, this is just the newest addition to an already impressive resume. The fresh-faced 19-year-old singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist created some serious buzz in 2013; Armed with a dedicated fan base of "Somerlovers," a group constantly growing in number, and backed by some music industry heavyweights (she is managed by Kevin Jonas Sr.), Olivia has toured with Jessie J, Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice and The Jonas Brothers, to name a few. With a wealth of videos posted to her ownYoutube channel, the San Francisco native makes worldwide fan engagement a top priority, and with almost 53,000 Twitter followers, over 35,000 Facebook friends and more than 29,000 Instagram followers, it shows. With numbers like these, it is easy to see why Olivia is regularly a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

Sure to be documenting the experience on her impressive social media pages, this weekend will find Olivia performing for all of SPC's nominees and invited guests, a group led by its Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominees Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins, respectively, for their performances in Woody Allen's BLUE JASMINE. SPC will also honor Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke for Best Adapted Screenplay for BEFORE MIDNIGHT and Michael O'Connor, nominated for Best Costume Design for THE INVISIBLE WOMAN. Other invited celebrities and VIP guests will complete the intimate guest list including SPC Co-Presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard.

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Sweetyhigh - Olivia Somerlyn On Touring With BTR & More! by Olivia Somerlyn

Written by: Veronica

Olivia Somerlyn is a singer and songwriter originally from San Francisco. We spoke with her on the phone when she was arriving for her first day on her latest tour with Big Time Rush!

It was a sort of reunion for Olivia, as her first tour ever was the 2013 Summer Break Tour with Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice.

“There are such great memories of my first tour ever and it will always be one of the most special tours to me,” she said. “This is kind of like getting to relive it. I’m walking to the venue, and the guys are sound checking. I can’t wait to do it all over again.”

2013 was a super busy year for Olivia. She also joined The Jonas Brothers during the last three days of their summer tour last year.

“My friends and I were really big Jonas Brothers fans before I was even friends with them,” she said. “It was so cool to actually have my friends in the audience and hang out with the band after the show.”

She was also a part of a U.K. tour with Jessie J. Olivia said that was a completely different and unreal experience.

“She’s such an idol for me,” Olivia explained. “She’s so talented as a singer, as a songwriter, and as a performer, so it was really inspiring and such a learning experience to actually be able to watch her every night.”

Olivia admitted that she was so nervous meeting Jessie J. that she tripped over her chair!

“But she was really sweet,” Olivia said. “We talked for a while and she gave me some advice, so it was really unbelievable.”

Jessie J. is a huge inspiration to Olivia not only for her music and songwriting, but also for her healthy and positive lifestyle.

“I just feel like I can really relate to that about her and how she interacts with her fans and audience on the stage,” she said.

Still, her most memorable touring experience happened on the last day of the Summer Break Tour.

“The Big Time Rush guys all came out on stage with me during my single ‘Better with You’” Olivia explained. “They let me use their confetti cannon, and right before the last chorus the confetti went off! It was so unreal and they are so sweet.”’

Before she set off on tour with Big Time Break last year, she was contacted by TeenNick.

They gave Olivia her first opportunity on television and made her the Fresh Artist Of the Month for May 2013!

“That was really cool because Cher Lloyd had just done it as well as Little Mix,” Olivia said “Four or five episodes aired in the month of May on TV, so every Friday I’d gather around the TV and watch my Twitter blow up.”

Olivia’s musical influences include not only Jessie J., but also Coldplay and Katy Perry.

“I am really inspired by her attitude and her personality and of course her songs,” Olivia said of Perry, “especially the way she’s able to have her really upbeat, fun, carefree songs but also some really intimate and melancholy, more thoughtful songs.”

Olivia also looks up to her mom for inspiration in the non-musical aspects of her life.

She told us that she tends to write songs on the piano. She says that more melancholy ballads come naturally to her. When she wrote her single “Better With You” she set out to do something different.

“I sat down with a guitar, wanting to write something more fun and upbeat, because my personality isn’t really melancholy at all,” she said. “I just wanted to write a song about how different people in your life, like your friends, family, even your pets, really make your life better.”

To Olivia, the song has come to be about her fans, who are called SomerLovers, or anyone who is in the audience listening to the song.

“I have them sing along there’s this ‘Yeah, yeah’ part that I teach them before I play,” she said. “They really make the song so much better and it’s so fun to play that song live.”

Last year, Olivia was also invited to attend big awards shows including the People’s Choice Awards and the American Music Awards, which was her first-ever awards show.

“The person in the car with me was was like ‘Oh my gosh, are you excited to see all these celebrities? Who are you excited to see?’” Olivia said. ‘And I just said ‘I just don’t want to see Katy Perry because I love her so much. I’m too nervous to actually see her.’”

When Olivia and her friend arrived, they were in for a shock when Katy was posing right behind her on the red carpet.

“I’d never seen her in person, never even seen her in concert, and I had to go compose myself and take pictures right next to her,” Olivia said. “It’s just amazing to be in the room with so many amazing people that I look up to so much and in all these different industries.”

She especially loved the People’s Choice Awards because she got to meet people in the movie and television industries as well as other musicians.

Celebuzz even named her as one of the best dressed stars at the 2013 American Music Awards!

“It was a very surreal experience to look at a gallery and see ‘Best Dressed: Taylor Swiftand Olivia Somerlyn,’” she said. “It’s funny because that dress is something that I’ve had for a while, and I didn’t decide I was going to wear it until the last minute. I style myself to do those awards shows so it’s really nice when it’s acknowledged.”

Another of Olivia’s favorite musical moments was her two nights at the O2 Arena in London.

“It is such a famous venue and it’s the biggest one I’ve ever performed at. There’s really nothing quite like it,” she said. “I’ve always visualized that moment since I was younger, I was really fascinated by what that it must feel like to look out at the audience.”

At one point in Olivia’s onstage performance, she has an instrumental break during a song in which she plays the piano.

“I’m able to take a minute to look out and enjoy the view just looking around, without singing, and that always just takes my breath away,” Olivia said. “It’s probably my favorite view in the world.”

Olivia is also involved with a number of charities. She started working with the United Nation’s female empowering campaign Girl Up back home in San Francisco a couple of years ago.

“We were trying to find another another way for me to be involved and it worked out perfectly because Victoria Justice is one of their ambassadors,” Olivia explained. “We all went on tour together and it was almost like fate. We all connected together again.”

She has also been involved with PAWS, or Pets Are Wonderful Support, which aims to help preserve the bond between hum as and animals.

“They help people who have difficulty taking care of their pets or keeping their pets, whether somebody is elderly or sick or anything else,” Olivia explained. “It sounds like it’s all about helping the animals but I think it’s really about helping people too.”

One of Olivia’s favorite parts of working with the charity involved dropping of packages of food, treats and toys for pets around the holidays.

She’s a firm believer in the healing qualities of pets, especially because of her 20-pound Yorkie named Lukie.

“He’s the cutest thing on the planet and he’s the thing that I miss most while touring,” she said. “There’s nothing quite like petting him for a few seconds. It’s the biggest relief.”

Now, Olivia is about to head to South America on her tour with Big Time Rush and is excited to be able to get back in the studio and write more original music for her fans! We wish her the absolute best for the future!

Curious about the rest of Olivia Somerlyn’s musical journey? Make sure to check out her social channels below, and join us at Sweety High for information on how to pursue your own music career!