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Bubbly Coco
3:16
Hold On Hold On
3:34
Brighter Than The Sun All Of You [+Digital Booklet]
3:51
I Never Told You (Album Version) Breakthrough [Deluxe Edition]
3:53
Realize Coco
4:04
I Do All Of You [+Digital Booklet]
2:53
Fallin' For You (Album Version) Breakthrough [Deluxe Edition]
3:35
We Both Know [feat. Gavin DeGraw] Safe Haven Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [+digital booklet]
3:50
When The Darkness Comes The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
4:16
I Never Told You (Album Version) Breakthrough
3:53

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Birthname: Colbie Marie Caillat
Nationality: American
Born: May 28 1985


Biography

Colbie Caillat
Christmas in the Sand

As inevitable as Christmas itself, dozens of artists in every style release collections of favorite holiday songs in the last quarter of each year. Invariably they draw on well-known material, presented in the style associated with each title. Surprises are rare, the goal being to fulfill everyone's preconceptions of snowy sleigh rides and cozy firesides.

Colbie Caillat loves the old songs as much as anyone, but with Christmas in the Sand she stands the formula on its head, with delightful results. With high-profile guests contributing to the holiday ... Read more

Colbie Caillat
Christmas in the Sand

As inevitable as Christmas itself, dozens of artists in every style release collections of favorite holiday songs in the last quarter of each year. Invariably they draw on well-known material, presented in the style associated with each title. Surprises are rare, the goal being to fulfill everyone's preconceptions of snowy sleigh rides and cozy firesides.

Colbie Caillat loves the old songs as much as anyone, but with Christmas in the Sand she stands the formula on its head, with delightful results. With high-profile guests contributing to the holiday spirit, from Brad Paisley’s fiery pickin‘ and singing to Gavin DeGraw’s playful/soulful vocals, this music is as varied as it is tuneful and rich in spirit.

But first, before you play a note, check out the cover.

"We did the photo shoot at the beach in Malibu," the young pop phenomenon said, with her usual smile. "I'm in this vintage one-piece Hawaiian print red-and-white bathing suit, with a red umbrella, a red-and-white beach ball and a red-and-white towel."

So is Christmas in the Sand about putting a tropical spin on our favorite holiday season? Not at all. Caillat's vision is more encompassing than that. "The concept of this record is that not everyone has Christmas in the snow, where they're bundled up and sitting by the fire," she says. "I'm from Southern California and I go to Hawaii all the time, and people there sometimes spend Christmas on the beach in their bathing suits."

But Caillat is no stranger to wintry wonder. "Most of my Christmases have been at my grandparents' house in Lake Tahoe Nevada, where it's always a white Christmas," she points out. "We make snow angels and have hot chocolate and sit by the fire and listen to Nat 'King' Cole and open presents under the tree. So I wanted to have both perspectives."

In these varied settings, the two-time Grammy Award winner can reflect on the many contexts of Christmas – not just geographical but emotional as well, weaving the season into tales of love and loneliness, playfulness and awareness of the less fortunate among us.

Caillat does this through original songs, created with longtime and new co-writers. Equally impressive, she finds fresh insights into the standards, interpreting them in ways both unexpected and illuminating..

Two things become immediately apparent on Christmas in the Sand. One is that Caillat has defined an identity that's easy to recognize. Her touch is light but musical and always right for the lyric and arrangement. This works well even on tunes about heartbreak, where the message comes to life through a subtle, tasteful sense of contrast.

Equally significant is the evident fact that she loves Christmas. "I wanted to do a Christmas record a long time ago," she notes. "But because of touring and my schedule, there was never enough time to do it right. I didn't want it to sound rushed. Finally, though, I knew that I was going to have four or five months off at the beginning of this year, so I could really focus on what songs I wanted to do and have time to write my own songs too."

From the start, it was essential to Caillat that she mix classic songs with her own reflections. "Everyone has their favorite Christmas songs, and I really wanted to record those songs in my style," she says. "It's refreshing to have the Christmas songs that I grew up with and have always loved, but I also wanted to write new ones."

Work began during April in, of all places, Bali, where Caillat was working and vacationing. Her father, Ken Caillat, whose resume includes co-production on the epic Fleetwood Mac albums Rumours and Tusk, was onboard as producer. Colbie picked the first round of songs to consider, did initial vocal/guitar arrangements from an iPad and then emailed the demos to her father back in Los Angeles. He then added his own ideas where they felt right, brought musicians into the studio and laid down pre-production tracks.

"He's a brilliant producer," Colbie says. "I've always been so proud of him. So I wanted him to add all the colors he wanted to. We could always take some of them off if I felt it was too much. But it was cool to have my dad produce the record and my mom being there to help with everything. They're the ones I spend Christmas with, so they really helped me make this record the best it could be.

"I wasn't against doing the older songs the same way that other artists had done them," she adds. "But my dad or I had an idea to make it different, we would change the arrangement or the instrumentation. That way, I was able to change my vocals and give it a new feeling."

Their collaboration unifies Christmas in the Sand. For all the nuances Colbie brings to her vocals, and all the expression she and her father applied to older and original repertoire, this album merits its place in the catalog of innovative and personal holiday efforts. More than that, it confirms Caillat's continuing growth as a gifted singer and writer since her ascent as a social media sensation in 2006. After receiving 14 million plays of songs she posted on MySpace while still in her teens, she was signed by Universal Republic and launched into a career whose highlights include two Grammy awards and five nominations, a double-Platinum album, a Gold album, five Platinum digital singles , BMI Pop Awards for Song and Songwriter of the Year and a performance at the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

With all that's come her way, and all that will follow with release of Christmas in the Sand, Colbie can anticipate even more success in the months and years to come. But, always, one important decision lies ahead: Where will she spend Christmas this year?

"I don't know!" she says, laughing. "We're contemplating my grandparents' house again, or my house or my parents' in Southern California. We might go visit our family in Hawaii or Northern California. Who knows? It's really up in the air right now, which is kind of exciting."

Wherever she ends up, thanks to Christmas in the Sand, there will be music to perfectly match the festivities.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Colbie Caillat
Christmas in the Sand

As inevitable as Christmas itself, dozens of artists in every style release collections of favorite holiday songs in the last quarter of each year. Invariably they draw on well-known material, presented in the style associated with each title. Surprises are rare, the goal being to fulfill everyone's preconceptions of snowy sleigh rides and cozy firesides.

Colbie Caillat loves the old songs as much as anyone, but with Christmas in the Sand she stands the formula on its head, with delightful results. With high-profile guests contributing to the holiday spirit, from Brad Paisley’s fiery pickin‘ and singing to Gavin DeGraw’s playful/soulful vocals, this music is as varied as it is tuneful and rich in spirit.

But first, before you play a note, check out the cover.

"We did the photo shoot at the beach in Malibu," the young pop phenomenon said, with her usual smile. "I'm in this vintage one-piece Hawaiian print red-and-white bathing suit, with a red umbrella, a red-and-white beach ball and a red-and-white towel."

So is Christmas in the Sand about putting a tropical spin on our favorite holiday season? Not at all. Caillat's vision is more encompassing than that. "The concept of this record is that not everyone has Christmas in the snow, where they're bundled up and sitting by the fire," she says. "I'm from Southern California and I go to Hawaii all the time, and people there sometimes spend Christmas on the beach in their bathing suits."

But Caillat is no stranger to wintry wonder. "Most of my Christmases have been at my grandparents' house in Lake Tahoe Nevada, where it's always a white Christmas," she points out. "We make snow angels and have hot chocolate and sit by the fire and listen to Nat 'King' Cole and open presents under the tree. So I wanted to have both perspectives."

In these varied settings, the two-time Grammy Award winner can reflect on the many contexts of Christmas – not just geographical but emotional as well, weaving the season into tales of love and loneliness, playfulness and awareness of the less fortunate among us.

Caillat does this through original songs, created with longtime and new co-writers. Equally impressive, she finds fresh insights into the standards, interpreting them in ways both unexpected and illuminating..

Two things become immediately apparent on Christmas in the Sand. One is that Caillat has defined an identity that's easy to recognize. Her touch is light but musical and always right for the lyric and arrangement. This works well even on tunes about heartbreak, where the message comes to life through a subtle, tasteful sense of contrast.

Equally significant is the evident fact that she loves Christmas. "I wanted to do a Christmas record a long time ago," she notes. "But because of touring and my schedule, there was never enough time to do it right. I didn't want it to sound rushed. Finally, though, I knew that I was going to have four or five months off at the beginning of this year, so I could really focus on what songs I wanted to do and have time to write my own songs too."

From the start, it was essential to Caillat that she mix classic songs with her own reflections. "Everyone has their favorite Christmas songs, and I really wanted to record those songs in my style," she says. "It's refreshing to have the Christmas songs that I grew up with and have always loved, but I also wanted to write new ones."

Work began during April in, of all places, Bali, where Caillat was working and vacationing. Her father, Ken Caillat, whose resume includes co-production on the epic Fleetwood Mac albums Rumours and Tusk, was onboard as producer. Colbie picked the first round of songs to consider, did initial vocal/guitar arrangements from an iPad and then emailed the demos to her father back in Los Angeles. He then added his own ideas where they felt right, brought musicians into the studio and laid down pre-production tracks.

"He's a brilliant producer," Colbie says. "I've always been so proud of him. So I wanted him to add all the colors he wanted to. We could always take some of them off if I felt it was too much. But it was cool to have my dad produce the record and my mom being there to help with everything. They're the ones I spend Christmas with, so they really helped me make this record the best it could be.

"I wasn't against doing the older songs the same way that other artists had done them," she adds. "But my dad or I had an idea to make it different, we would change the arrangement or the instrumentation. That way, I was able to change my vocals and give it a new feeling."

Their collaboration unifies Christmas in the Sand. For all the nuances Colbie brings to her vocals, and all the expression she and her father applied to older and original repertoire, this album merits its place in the catalog of innovative and personal holiday efforts. More than that, it confirms Caillat's continuing growth as a gifted singer and writer since her ascent as a social media sensation in 2006. After receiving 14 million plays of songs she posted on MySpace while still in her teens, she was signed by Universal Republic and launched into a career whose highlights include two Grammy awards and five nominations, a double-Platinum album, a Gold album, five Platinum digital singles , BMI Pop Awards for Song and Songwriter of the Year and a performance at the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

With all that's come her way, and all that will follow with release of Christmas in the Sand, Colbie can anticipate even more success in the months and years to come. But, always, one important decision lies ahead: Where will she spend Christmas this year?

"I don't know!" she says, laughing. "We're contemplating my grandparents' house again, or my house or my parents' in Southern California. We might go visit our family in Hawaii or Northern California. Who knows? It's really up in the air right now, which is kind of exciting."

Wherever she ends up, thanks to Christmas in the Sand, there will be music to perfectly match the festivities.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Colbie Caillat
Christmas in the Sand

As inevitable as Christmas itself, dozens of artists in every style release collections of favorite holiday songs in the last quarter of each year. Invariably they draw on well-known material, presented in the style associated with each title. Surprises are rare, the goal being to fulfill everyone's preconceptions of snowy sleigh rides and cozy firesides.

Colbie Caillat loves the old songs as much as anyone, but with Christmas in the Sand she stands the formula on its head, with delightful results. With high-profile guests contributing to the holiday spirit, from Brad Paisley’s fiery pickin‘ and singing to Gavin DeGraw’s playful/soulful vocals, this music is as varied as it is tuneful and rich in spirit.

But first, before you play a note, check out the cover.

"We did the photo shoot at the beach in Malibu," the young pop phenomenon said, with her usual smile. "I'm in this vintage one-piece Hawaiian print red-and-white bathing suit, with a red umbrella, a red-and-white beach ball and a red-and-white towel."

So is Christmas in the Sand about putting a tropical spin on our favorite holiday season? Not at all. Caillat's vision is more encompassing than that. "The concept of this record is that not everyone has Christmas in the snow, where they're bundled up and sitting by the fire," she says. "I'm from Southern California and I go to Hawaii all the time, and people there sometimes spend Christmas on the beach in their bathing suits."

But Caillat is no stranger to wintry wonder. "Most of my Christmases have been at my grandparents' house in Lake Tahoe Nevada, where it's always a white Christmas," she points out. "We make snow angels and have hot chocolate and sit by the fire and listen to Nat 'King' Cole and open presents under the tree. So I wanted to have both perspectives."

In these varied settings, the two-time Grammy Award winner can reflect on the many contexts of Christmas – not just geographical but emotional as well, weaving the season into tales of love and loneliness, playfulness and awareness of the less fortunate among us.

Caillat does this through original songs, created with longtime and new co-writers. Equally impressive, she finds fresh insights into the standards, interpreting them in ways both unexpected and illuminating..

Two things become immediately apparent on Christmas in the Sand. One is that Caillat has defined an identity that's easy to recognize. Her touch is light but musical and always right for the lyric and arrangement. This works well even on tunes about heartbreak, where the message comes to life through a subtle, tasteful sense of contrast.

Equally significant is the evident fact that she loves Christmas. "I wanted to do a Christmas record a long time ago," she notes. "But because of touring and my schedule, there was never enough time to do it right. I didn't want it to sound rushed. Finally, though, I knew that I was going to have four or five months off at the beginning of this year, so I could really focus on what songs I wanted to do and have time to write my own songs too."

From the start, it was essential to Caillat that she mix classic songs with her own reflections. "Everyone has their favorite Christmas songs, and I really wanted to record those songs in my style," she says. "It's refreshing to have the Christmas songs that I grew up with and have always loved, but I also wanted to write new ones."

Work began during April in, of all places, Bali, where Caillat was working and vacationing. Her father, Ken Caillat, whose resume includes co-production on the epic Fleetwood Mac albums Rumours and Tusk, was onboard as producer. Colbie picked the first round of songs to consider, did initial vocal/guitar arrangements from an iPad and then emailed the demos to her father back in Los Angeles. He then added his own ideas where they felt right, brought musicians into the studio and laid down pre-production tracks.

"He's a brilliant producer," Colbie says. "I've always been so proud of him. So I wanted him to add all the colors he wanted to. We could always take some of them off if I felt it was too much. But it was cool to have my dad produce the record and my mom being there to help with everything. They're the ones I spend Christmas with, so they really helped me make this record the best it could be.

"I wasn't against doing the older songs the same way that other artists had done them," she adds. "But my dad or I had an idea to make it different, we would change the arrangement or the instrumentation. That way, I was able to change my vocals and give it a new feeling."

Their collaboration unifies Christmas in the Sand. For all the nuances Colbie brings to her vocals, and all the expression she and her father applied to older and original repertoire, this album merits its place in the catalog of innovative and personal holiday efforts. More than that, it confirms Caillat's continuing growth as a gifted singer and writer since her ascent as a social media sensation in 2006. After receiving 14 million plays of songs she posted on MySpace while still in her teens, she was signed by Universal Republic and launched into a career whose highlights include two Grammy awards and five nominations, a double-Platinum album, a Gold album, five Platinum digital singles , BMI Pop Awards for Song and Songwriter of the Year and a performance at the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

With all that's come her way, and all that will follow with release of Christmas in the Sand, Colbie can anticipate even more success in the months and years to come. But, always, one important decision lies ahead: Where will she spend Christmas this year?

"I don't know!" she says, laughing. "We're contemplating my grandparents' house again, or my house or my parents' in Southern California. We might go visit our family in Hawaii or Northern California. Who knows? It's really up in the air right now, which is kind of exciting."

Wherever she ends up, thanks to Christmas in the Sand, there will be music to perfectly match the festivities.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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