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By Veronica U.-K.

Recently, the Massachusetts native has gained some serious ground, with her hit “Fight Song,” which is currently holding the number 4 spot on iTunes’ TOP SONGS chart.

While finishing a degree in international relations from Trinity College in 2003, Platten  self-released a R&B album titled, Trust in Me. She obtained a record label internship, in 2005, while abroad in Trinidad. Determined to make a real career out of music, she moved to New York City a year later. During these years, she prepared her sophomore album, and seized every opportunity to perform, earning her spots at concerts for Regina Spektor, The Strokes, and Ziggy Marley. In 2009, her song, “Seven Weeks” appeared in the film The Good Guy. Favored by T.V. channel, ABC Family, her music has been featured in shows like Jane by Design and Pretty Little Liars. Released in May of this year, the four-track Fight Song EP is only a precursor to more of the singer/songwriter’s vibrant melodies and uplifting pop anthems needed to start off the week, as her third full-length album is expected to be released later this year.

For fans of Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, and Igrid Michaelson.