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Olivia Somerlyn

Air Date: 04-17-14

Olivia Somerlyn:  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, Somerlyn has toured with not only Big Time Rush and The Jonas Brothers, but also Victoria Justice and the incomparable Jessie J.

With a wealth of videos posted to her YouTube channel, the San Francisco native makes worldwide fan engagement a top priority, the rapid growth rate of her pages being a big part of what has the industry buzzing. With over 53,000 Twitter followers, 35,000 Facebook friends, more than 29,000 Instagram followers and nine trending topics to date, it is easy to see why. Though Olivia’s fans are her #1 priority, they are by no means the only ones to take notice of the rising star. J-14 dubbed Olivia its “You’ll Love” artist in the April issue. Extra TV.com featured the “Better with You” music video, Somerlyn was named the TeenNick “Fresh Artist of the Month” on TeenNick Top 10 and MSN.com raved as well. Musiqtone featured Olivia’s song "Before It Began” in its music video countdown, which was honor enough, but Olivia was floored when the video received two million fan votes and shot to #1, beating out tracks by Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, and Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera. Meanwhile, the music video for “I’m Just Fine” was prominently featured on the homepages of MySpace and MySpace Music, as well as AOL Music and its teen blog JSYK., while top online music streaming outlet Grooveshark dedicated its homepage to Olivia and her music for the entire month of August.

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