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Amanda Blank
Birth name Amanda Mallory McGrath
Born (1983-03-10) March 10, 1983 (age 40)
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Years active 2004–present
Labels Downtown Records
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Amanda Blank (born Amanda Mallory McGrath; March 21, 1983) is an American singer, rapper and member of the performance art band Sweatheart based in Philadelphia.

Early life

Amanda Blank was born in Germantown, a neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1983. Amanda and her older sisters were raised in a row house in Germantown by artist parents. Blank based her stage name on Strangers with Candy character, Jerri Blank, played by Amy Sedaris.

Career

She is a collaborator of rapper Spank Rock, most notably on the track "Blow" on the mix CD Bmore Gutter Music and later "Bump" on the album YoYoYoYoYo released in 2006. Further, she appeared on Bmore Gutter Music, which was produced by Aaron LaCrate and Low Budget of Hollertronix. Her songs have appeared in HBO's Life Support and the CSI: NY episode "Buzzkill". In 2007, she was featured on the official Eli Escobar and Doug Grayson remix for Britney Spears's hit single "Gimme More". In early 2008, Blank was described as being part of "a new crop of young, multicultural, female hip-hop acts in the wake of MIA causing a stir on the internet and in indie-label conference rooms." Blank's song "Supafreak" appeared in the movie Observe and Report in 2009. She was featured on the song "Loose" on the Spank Rock and Benny Blanco are Bangers & Cash EP. "Loose" was featured in the ABC show Castle episode "Lucky Stiff". Blank's song "Make It Take It" appeared in a commercial for McDonald's in 2010.

Blank signed to Downtown Records in 2007. She worked on her first solo album, with producers XXXChange of Spank Rock, Diplo, and Dave Sitek. The album "I Love You" was released on August 4, 2009, with her first single being "Might Like You Better".

Amanda Blank has opened for Canadian electroclash musician Peaches, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and label mate Santigold. Since 2013 she had been working in collaboration with Spank Rock.

On May 16, 2019, she released a new song called "Put Me Out."

Personal life

Blank is currently in a relationship with Arctic Monkeys drummer, Matt Helders.

Discography

Albums

  • 2005: Bmore Gutter Music (Mix CD)
  • 2006: Blow (EP)
  • 2009: I Love You
  • TBA: The Ruiner

Singles

  • 2009: "Might Like You Better"
  • 2009: "Shame on Me"
  • 2019: "Put Me Out"
  • 2020: "Oh Man"
  • 2021: "Love You Again"

Other

  • Get It Now 12"
  • Supafreak"

Featuring work

  • "Foul Mouth" – on Dimensional People LP (with Mouse on Mars)
  • "Quicksand (Mad Decent 2010 Rerub)"- (with Major Lazer)
  • "A Volta" – feat. Sizzla and Lovefoxxx, on The Spirit of Apollo LP (with [[N.A.S.A. .....
  • Blow Remix EP – (with Aaron LaCrate, 45 King, Dj Equalizer, Debonair Samir)
  • YoYoYoYoYo – (with Spank Rock)
  • Bmore Gutter Music – (with Aaron LaCrate, Low Budget, Spank Rock)
  • "What U Like" – (with Major Lazer)
  • "Love Thing Part 3 (Only you)" – On Eli Escobar's "Love thing" LP
  • "Psycho Killa" – On The '87 Stick Up Kids "Car Keys & Rabbit Feet" LP
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