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NEW MUSIC NOW > Is LP Better Off as a Solo Artist or a Song Writer to Rihanna?

New Music Now! 2012/05/03 23:26:33
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Meet SodaHead's new favorite artist! This week, we've really been digging LP, a breakout singer-songwriter from New York City. Laura Pergolizzi has actually been making music for a while now, but only recently began seeing mainstream success. Her first two solo releases, 2001's "Heart-Shaped Scar" and 2004's "Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol," were well-received, but didn't generate much career momentum. But her new live EP, "Into the Wild," is blowing up.

But first, a little background. After her first two albums fell flat, Pergolizzi briefly worked as a writer for Island Def Jam, run by Grammy-winning producer and "X Factor" judge L.A. Reid, and SoBe Entertainment. At both labels, she wrote songs with some of the best pop writers in the business, but it wasn't until she joined up with RedOne's 2101 Records that she finally got her break. There, she co-wrote Rihanna's "Cheers" and a song on Christina Aguilera's "Burlesque" soundtrack called "Beautiful People." When "The Voice" finalist Vicci Martinez performed a song she helped write, it sent her over the moon.

Now LP is hard at work on her next album and expectations are high. She's been making the rounds, including a successful stint at this year's SXSW, and released a five-song live EP called "Into the Wild" through Warner Bros. The title track shows off her incredible performing ability, and the video is well worth checking out. So, do you think she's better off as a solo artist, or should she stick to the shadows of big pop stars like Rihanna?

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  • Deb Thiessen 2012/05/04 15:46:37
    Solo Artist
    Deb Thiessen
    +5
    Solo artist or a write in Rihanna's shadow? Hmmmmmm..... since she clearly has more talent in her pinky finger than Rihanna and her stage lap dances, then I'll say ...... SOLO ARTIST please. Can you tell I don't like Rihanna much?

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  • weirdchickalert 2012/06/04 06:17:56
    Solo Artist
    weirdchickalert
    She should do both cause shes got talent. Not much people can compose and sing a song.
  • apostate 2012/05/07 11:23:12
    Song Writer
    apostate
    My personal aspirations here.

    Better to gain profit without direct scruple from fans/haters than release works thyself.
  • P. Sturm 2012/05/06 09:29:41
    Solo Artist
    P. Sturm
    +1
    Her lyrics are excellent. She doesn't need Rihanna, or anyone else.
  • Resp 2012/05/06 05:11:17
    Solo Artist
    Resp
    LP is a "breakout artist"?? How can we get her to break back in.
  • Vieuphoria 2012/05/05 19:03:50
    Solo Artist
    Vieuphoria
    She sounds really good. Plus anything is better than associating ones self with Rihanna
  • Veritas 2012/05/05 17:21:26
    Solo Artist
    Veritas
    She will have a richer career . . .
  • LaiLaiHart 2012/05/05 15:11:42
    Solo Artist
    LaiLaiHart
    I believe he could do well as a song writer. Mariah Carey was dicsovered singing back up for Puerto-Rican-American pop star Brenda K.Starr in the late 1980s, use what you have to get what you want.
  • Bruce 2012/05/05 15:02:34
  • CREW grand 2012/05/05 14:55:16
    Solo Artist
    CREW grand
    Laura?
    So it's a woman?

    Don
  • Cognito22 2012/05/05 13:13:00
    Song Writer
    Cognito22
    She looks like Ann Dunham . . . Obama's mother.
  • Wanderer 2012/05/05 08:38:52
    Solo Artist
    Wanderer
    Wow! she most certainly should go solo and should have long ago,that's great and here's one person that will be buying anything she puts out and queing to get tickets if she tours.
  • HarrekkiDragon 2012/05/05 05:53:11
    Solo Artist
    HarrekkiDragon
    A songwriter? F*ck songwriting! I always had been thinking that a singer sholud write his songs by himself. And this girl, she's great! I love her music.
  • harasnicole 2012/05/05 05:50:46
    Solo Artist
    harasnicole
    Never even heard of her.
  • Kibelle 2012/05/05 03:45:50
    Solo Artist
    Kibelle
    Her song 'Into the Wild' is quite good. : )
  • blackrings70 2012/05/05 02:43:00
    Solo Artist
    blackrings70
    I love her music:D
  • apaтнeтιc lycanтнrope 2012/05/05 02:22:50
    Solo Artist
    apaтнeтιc lycanтнrope
    +1
    She's rather refreshing. :D I like it!
    shes refreshing
  • Osaka 2012/05/05 00:48:58
    Solo Artist
    Osaka
    Being in ones shadow is not fun, especially when you put a lot into helping then suddenly mess up and they seek to destroy you if. If you get too loud about the way they treated you.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/05/05 00:25:36 (edited)
    Solo Artist
    Tennessee3501
    When Dolly Parton decided to leave Porter Wagoner's Radio Program and go solo in 1973, she wrote him the song "I Will Always Love You." She made the right career move and the song earned her millions even before Whitney Houston sang it 20 years later and earned her millions more. You have to "strike while the iron is hot."
  • Gregaj7 2012/05/04 23:21:06
    Solo Artist
    Gregaj7
    Nobody needs to be around her.
  • IndyLinda 2012/05/04 23:09:50
    Solo Artist
    IndyLinda
    Laura is fabulous! Thanks for introducing me. Heading over to iTunes now to buy everything she's done.
    I do not nor will I ever own anything by Beyonce.
  • ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/05/04 22:56:13 (edited)
    Solo Artist
    ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★
    I first heard of her when she sing in jimmy kimmel live. She's was awesome.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...


  • smidget101 2012/05/04 21:12:51
    Solo Artist
    smidget101
    She has serious talent that she shouldn't be wasting making sellouts more popular than they already are. If she wanted she could top them easily
  • kerrtoons 2012/05/04 20:54:29
    Solo Artist
    kerrtoons
    What a wow. I have never heard her before
  • Kerymi 2012/05/04 19:46:31
    Solo Artist
    Kerymi
    She's got great vocals.
  • Lisa 2012/05/04 19:07:40
    Solo Artist
    Lisa
    +1
    She seriously needs to get recognized. Her and Gary Clark Jr. are two artists that I really hope will eventually end up at the top
  • Fergie Lisa 2012/05/04 20:45:34
    Fergie
    +1
    They definitely will :)
  • Kira 2012/05/04 18:05:13
    Solo Artist
    Kira
    [...]hes hotter than hell, he'd probably make a great bf too
  • smidget101 Kira 2012/05/04 21:13:46
    smidget101
    She's... Well a she
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/05/04 17:53:37
    Solo Artist
    Inquisitve Kat
    No one should be writing for Rihanna... let her sink.
  • Elz 2012/05/04 17:47:00
    Solo Artist
    Elz
    +2
    i only heard one song from her and i liked it.
  • Fergie 2012/05/04 17:21:08
    Solo Artist
    Fergie
    +3
    LP is so amazing. Her vocals are killer.
  • Joe77 2012/05/04 17:04:12
    Solo Artist
    Joe77
    +1
    That's talent
    =)
  • AdriHead 2012/05/04 16:34:17
    Solo Artist
    AdriHead
    +2
    I love this song! LP is so much more talented than Rihanna will ever be...
  • Deb Thiessen 2012/05/04 15:46:37
    Solo Artist
    Deb Thiessen
    +5
    Solo artist or a write in Rihanna's shadow? Hmmmmmm..... since she clearly has more talent in her pinky finger than Rihanna and her stage lap dances, then I'll say ...... SOLO ARTIST please. Can you tell I don't like Rihanna much?
  • geneticmistake 2012/05/04 14:31:08
    Solo Artist
    geneticmistake
    +2
    I heard Into The Wild quite awhile ago and liked the song. The tune briefly got some mainstream radio play in the NYC area. Maybe I'll check YouTube for more.
  • Fergie genetic... 2012/05/04 17:59:31
    Fergie
    She just released her EP!
  • genetic... Fergie 2012/05/04 21:01:00
    geneticmistake
    +1
    Yeah, I was wrong about the radio. Back in January the song was used in a Citi Bank commercial. I knew I had heard Into The Wild (part of it actually) many times so assumed the radio. Listened to the whole song on YouTube due to the commercial.
  • Fergie genetic... 2012/05/04 21:17:58
    Fergie
    nice! ya I meant that she just released her EP so now she has more songs out :)
  • genetic... Fergie 2012/05/04 23:03:40
    geneticmistake
    Ok. I listened to a lot of her on YouTube. Definitely thumb up icon thumb up icon . Really like Someday. Have to catch L. P. when she plays around NYC. The live videos are very good.

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