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Auburn
Birth name Auburn Williams
Born (1989-12-02) December 2, 1989 (age 34)
Origin Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels
Associated acts

Auburn Williams (born December 2, 1989), known mononymously as Auburn, is an American singer-songwriter. She released an independent debut album, Same Giirl in 2007, which spawned the underground hit "Ewww Ewww". The song reached number six on DJ Booth's Underground chart. She then signed to Warner Bros. and Beluga Heights in early 2008 and released her first official single "La La La" (sample of ATC's 2000 song) in mid-2010. She then went on to release "Leaked" in 2016.

Life and career

1989–2007: Early life

Auburn began singing at a young age but didn't aspire to be a professional singer until 2009. She began using Myspace.com to share her music with her friends. She began gaining a big fanbase and in late 2007, she released her independent debut album Same Giirl, which gained some buzz, and also the attention of J.R. Rotem, owner of the record label Beluga Heights. The album was preceded by a single, "Ewww Ewww", featuring Chellii-B, which reached number six on the underground hip-hop chart at DJBooth.net. In addition to singing, Auburn has also showcased her ability to direct and produce videos by posting homemade creations on YouTube.NyKhaila Guy a close relative of hers always pushes her to be her best she says.

2008–present: Beginnings

Auburn gained the attention of J.R. Rotem with her first independent album. In early 2008, Williams signed to Beluga Heights with full contract with TM3 Records (2011), and distribution from Warner Bros. and Universal as the label's first female artist. She subsequently began work on her mainstream debut album.

Auburn's first official single, "La La La" featuring Iyaz, was released on June 1, 2010. The single debuted at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 2010 and peaked at #51 on the chart.

Auburn was the opening act for Jason Derulo's tour in Fall 2010. Her second single entitled "All About Him" was released on November 26, 2010. This song became a big hit in the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. A remix to the song, titled "All About Him (Pt. 2)", features hip-hoprapper Tyga and was released for digital download on February 15, 2011. "Perfect Two" was confirmed as the third single from her debut album and was released for digital download on April 29, 2011. Auburn also later confirmed via Twitter that she had left Beluga Heights and was now an independent artist. On January 12, 2013, Auburn released her fourth single "My Baby" for digital download. She also made the song Perfect Two which has a breakup and best friends version.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak
position
US
Same Giirl
Cocoon
Leaked (EP)
  • Release date: July 15, 2016
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: Streaming
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Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US US
Digital
US
Heat
US
Pop
US
Airplay
US
Rhythmic
2010 "La, La, La"
(feat. Iyaz)
51 39 1 22 74 36 N/A
"All About Him"
"Best Friend"
2011
2012 "Incredible"
2013 "My Baby" Leaked
"Love Calling"
"Deep"
2014 "Honor" Cocoon (*No Record of this album*)
"The Birds"
(feat. TryBishop)
"Pilgrim"
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