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Colbie Caillat
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Caillat at the 2009 American Music Awards
Born
Colbie Marie Caillat

May 28, 1985 (1985-05-28) (age 35)
Other names Coco
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Years active 2004–present
Partner(s)
  • Justin Young
  • (2009–present; engaged)
Parent(s)
  • Ken Caillat
  • Diane Caillat
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • acoustic guitar
  • piano
Labels
  • Republic
  • PlummyLou
Associated acts Taylor SwiftGavin DeGraw • The Weepies

Colbie Marie Caillat born May 28, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Malibu, California. Caillat rose to fame through social networking website Myspace. At that time, she was the number-one unsigned artist of her genre. After signing with Universal Republic Records, she released her debut album in July 2007, Coco, which included hit singles "Bubbly" and "Realize", has sold 2,060,000 copies in the United States and is certified 2x Platinum. In 2008, she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, "Lucky", which won a Grammy Award. In August 2009, she released Breakthrough, her second album, which became her first album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. It has been certified Gold by the RIAA. Breakthrough was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards. She was also part of the group that won Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammy Awards for her background vocals and writing on Taylor Swift's Fearless album. In July 2011, she released her third studio album, All of You. In October 2012, she released her first Christmas album, Christmas in the Sand.

Caillat has sold over six million albums worldwide and over 10 million singles. In 2009, she was named Billboard magazine's 94th-best-selling music artist of the 2000's.

Discography

  • Coco (2007)
  • Breakthrough (2009)
  • All of You (2011)
  • Christmas in the Sand (2012)
  • Gypsy Heart (2014)
  • The Malibu Sessions (2016)

Filmography

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Três Irmãs Herself Episode: "November 13, 2008"
2009 Saturday Night Live Herself Episode: "Steve Martin/Jason Mraz"
2011 The Playboy Club Lesley Gore Episode: "An Act of Simple Duplicity"
2011 So Random! Herself Episode: "Colbie Caillat"
2011 Majors & Minors Guest mentor Episodes: "One World - Part 1" and "Fly Away"

Tours

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakthrough Artist General Nominated
Choice Music - Love Song "Bubbly" Nominated
American Music Awards T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist General Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Rising Star General Won
2009 BMI Pop Awards Songwriter of the Year Colbie Caillat Won
Song of The Year "Bubbly" Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Hook Up "Lucky" Nominated
2010 Grammy Awards Album of the Year "Fearless" (as featured artist of Taylor Swift) Won
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals "Lucky" (with Jason Mraz) Won
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals "Breathe" (with Taylor Swift) Nominated
Best Pop Vocal Album "Breakthrough" Nominated
People's Choice Awards Favorite Music Collaboration "Lucky" (with Jason Mraz) Nominated
2014 Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Visual Media "We Both Know" Nominated
2015 MTV Video Music Awards Best Video with a Message "Try" Nominated

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