CCM musician Stacie Orrico was created March 3, 1986, in Seattle, WA, and it is among five kids of Christian missionaries. Orrico started singing young when her family members transferred to Denver, CO. She initial gained identification in 1998 at age 12 when she received the very best honor within the vocalist category on the Estes Recreation area Christian Artist Workshop. She constructed her profession from that knowledge and was agreed upon to Forefront Information. Her 2000 debut record, Genuine, is a combined mix of Christian pop with an metropolitan flare and it has been likened stylistically to both Christina Aguilera and Lauryn Hill. Three music from her debut record, like the Michael W. Smith-produced ballad “Dear Friend” as well as the disc’s initial single, “Don’t Take a look at Me,” had been created or co-written by Orrico. Another year the youthful singer released a six-song EP, Xmas Wish, and immediately after was helping Destiny’s Child on the U.S. tour (by which she fulfilled Mathew Knowles, who provided her a cope with Virgin Information in 2002). It had been her next record, a self-titled 2003 discharge, that brought Orrico to better fame, gaining her a Grammy nomination, an area on TRL, and a global tour. Still an adolescent, Orrico decided the fact that continuous pressure and fast speed from the music sector was an excessive amount of for her, therefore she took a rest from everything and moved back with her family members in Seattle, obtaining a job within a cafe. She returned towards the picture in early 2007, nevertheless, with Beautiful Awakening, an record which she co-wrote lots of the music.
Music Songs To Life, I'm Not Missing You, Stuck, I Could Be the One, I Promise, Maybe I Won't Look Back, Don't Look At Me, So Simple, With a Little Faith, That's What Love's About, Strong Enough, O Come All Ye Faithful, So Pray, Star of My Story, Restore My Soul, Easy to Luv You, Don't Ask Me to Stay, Dream You, 0.0 Baby, Dear Friend, I Can't Give It Up, Stay True, Genuine, Everything, Without Love, Is It Me, Confidant, Bounce Back, Holdin' On, Christmas Wish, Babygirl, Take Me Away
Albums Reawakened, Beautiful Awakening, Live in Japan, Stacie Orrico, Christmas Wish, Genuine, More to Life: The Best of Stacie Orrico, Cuarto álbum de estudio de Stacie Orrico
Nominations Mnet Asian Music Award for Best International Artist
Movies Stacie Orrico: Live in Japan, WOW Hits 2005
Working on her third album which is slated to be release in early 2006. [September 2005]
Parents: Dean and Patty Orrico
Hobbies: Designing clothes, Cosmetology, Baking, Shopping, hanging out in the sun, and playing football.
Was discovered at a 1998 Christian Artist Seminar winning top honors in the 12-18 age bracket
Likes shopping in Japan because she is petite, so she can fit in their clothes easily.
Her family worked as missionaries in the Ukraine when she was a child.
Has been nominated for 9 Dove Awards throughout her career.
Favorite artists: Lauryn Hill, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Billie Holiday, 50 Cent, and Stevie Wonder.
Her CD, Genuine, sold over 13,000 copies the first week making her the First New Female Christian artist with the highest sales ever! "Genuine" has sold 500,000 copies thus far, the album is certified Gold. Her sophomore effort, "Stacie Orrico" debuted at #67 on the Billboard 200 and has sold over 500,000 copies so far in the US and is certified Gold. "Stacie Orrico" has sold 600,000 in Japan and 1.5 million copies worldwide.
Was signed at 12 years old to Forefront Records in 1999 and co-signed to Virgin Records at age 16 in April 2002.
Has a recording studio in her home.
Her 10 year old cousin had her dream come true from the "Make A Wish Foundation" of meeting the Backstreet Boys before she died (from cancer). Stacie sang at her funeral.
She and Rachael Lampa are best friends.
Some of her favorite older musicians are Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, and Billie Holiday.
Her song "Ride" was recorded by another Christian R&B singer named Lori-El.
Used to have a cat named Brooky.
Had 11 fish and 2 cats.
Her favorite stores include Posh, Bebe, Diesel, Traffic, Rampage, and other little boutiques.
Has siblings: Jesse - older brother (24 years old) - a filmmaker, Rachel - older sister (22 years old) - student at Pepperdine University, Joshua & Alicia - younger twin siblings (14 years old).
Lived in Seattle until she was 9.
Has Italian/German heritage.
Has a dog named Sadie.
Attended King's Elementary and Faith Christian Academy.
Lives in Nashville, Tennesee.
Three-and-a-half octave voice.
Her single, "Don't Look at Me" held the #1 spot on the Christian Hit Radio charts for a record-breaking eight consecutive weeks.
Contemporary Christian vocalist.
performer: "THERE'S GOTTA BE MORE TO LIFE"
TV Series writer - 1 episode
TV Series performer: "My Boyfriend's Back"
The Angels' Singer
Come Together Now
Video documentary short
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade
Stacie Orrico: Live in Tokyo
Total Request Live
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
2003 Radio Music Awards
Now That's What I Call Music!: The Best Videos of 2003!
Herself (segment "[There's Gotta Be] More to Life")
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When I get home I'll still have to unload the dishwasher and clean my room. Last night my mom got so fed up of my messy floor in my room she picked it all up off the floor and put it on my bed so I would have to clean it up before I went to bed!
I have always dressed a little bit differently, even when I was in school. I would wear skirts over pants because I went to a Christian private school and wanted to wear short skirts, but we had to wear skirts below our knees, so I put on a pair of jeans underneath so I could wear the skirt, too. When you become an artist you have to be so aware of what you're wearing all the time, but I've definitely wanted to stay classy, girlie, and feminine - I won't walk around in my bra or trashy clothes. I don't feel attractive that way.
I don't want to date someone who the whole world knows. Obviously, there are guys you look at and are like, 'Aww yeah, nice,' but I definitely have an anti-celebrity dating thing.
I was in the beginning of junior high. When I was first offered the record deal, a lot of people were concerned, saying to me, "Stacie, you are so young, and you have a great talent but you don't have to do this right now." If you can do it now, you're only going to get better, you're only going to learn more, and you can do it at any point in your life.
I'm such an independent person, I always want to do everything myself.
I am very determined when it comes to my music, and I grew up just loving those singers who had that urban sort of feeling. So when it came down to making my record, I wanted to have that as well. ForeFront was really good about letting me go in that direction and then of course adding the more pop sounds. I feel very fortunate that I got to explore some unique and creative angles musically.
Overall, everyone has been respectful of my boundaries and my morals as a Christian and an artist. Sometimes I'll go to photo shoots, and they'll pull out some stuff that I'm not comfortable wearing, and I just tell them 'no'. I'm very glad God made me a person who's not afraid to say what I think. I can just go, 'No, I'm not going to wear that!'
I truly feel that this album is an expression of who I am. It is desperately an urban/R&B record, though with at least eight different writers and four producers, it show great diversity. I hope my peers can relate to it and understood that I am going through the same things as they are. - on her album
My faith plays a huge role in what I do. It is the foundation for what I do and the decisions that I make as far as what I want to sing about and what I will or won't do or will or won't wear. I don't want to do stuff for men's magazines; I don't really think that's my audience who I'm trying to reach, and I feel like it kind of degrades women. There are things that I don't want to be a part of
I think so many times we feel like we're lacking something in our lives and we try to fill it with the wrong things. Sometimes it's drugs, sometimes it's a relationship you shouldn't be in.
I don't want to shove the Bible down someone's throat with my music. That's not my goal.
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