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Colbie Caillat lists California home for $1.799M

Colbie Caillat lists California home for $1.799M

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 19 (UPI) --Singer Colbie Caillat has listed her Westlake Village home for sale for $1.799 million.
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Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- James Taylor will headline a concert at the White House next week, when the Library of Congress honors Carole King with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Obama lights National Christmas Tree

Obama lights National Christmas Tree

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- President Obama threw the switch to light up the National Christmas Tree -- a 90-year-old holiday tradition in Washington.
Macy Gray covers Metallica, Radiohead on CD

Macy Gray covers Metallica, Radiohead on CD

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. recording star Macy Gray covers songs by Metallica, Radiohead, Colbie Caillat and the Eurythmics on an album set for release this month, 429 Records said.
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Will.i.am, Hudson to mentor kids on show

Will.i.am, Hudson to mentor kids on show

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Recording stars Will.i.am and Jennifer Hudson will serve as mentors on the new U.S. music reality series "Majors & Minors," Hub TV Network said Wednesday.
'Red' tops the U.S. album chart

'Red' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Blake Shelton's "Red River Blue" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Hathaway, Washington to host Nobel concert

Hathaway, Washington to host Nobel concert

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Film stars Denzel Washington and Anne Hathaway are to serve as co-hosts of the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, E! News reported Friday.
Rod Stewart to perform on 'DWTS'

Rod Stewart to perform on 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Rod Stewart and Colbie Caillat have been booked to perform on the U.S. competition series "Dancing with the Stars," ABC said Friday.
Houston's new CD tops U.S. album chart

Houston's new CD tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Whitney Houston's "I Look to You," the singer's first new CD in six years, is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Breakthrough' tops the U.S. album chart

'Breakthrough' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Low' tops singles chart for a second week

'Low' tops singles chart for a second week

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Flo Rida's "Low" is No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart for a second consecutive week, Billboard.com reported.
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Colbie Caillat looks over the audience after performing her hit song " CoCo" during the 10th Annual Jingle Bell Bash at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington on December 4, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant).
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Colbie Marie Caillat (pronounced /ˈkoʊlbi kəˈleɪ/ ( listen); born May 28, 1985) is an American pop singer-songwriter and guitarist from Malibu, California. She debuted in 2007 with Coco, which included hit singles "Bubbly", "Realize", and "The Little Things". In 2008, she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, "Lucky", which won a Grammy. Caillat released her second album, Breakthrough, in August 2009. Breakthrough was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album. She was also part of the group that won Album of the Year for her background vocals and writing on Taylor Swift's Fearless. She has sold over six million albums worldwide and sold over 10 million singles.

Caillat was born in Malibu, California, and grew up in Newbury Park, California. Her father, Ken Caillat, co-produced Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (1977) and Tusk (1979) albums. When she was an infant, her parents gave her the nickname "Coco", which she would later name her debut album. Caillat took piano lessons as a child, but lacked significant inspiration until she turned 11 years old, when she became enthralled with Lauryn Hill's performance in Sister Act 2. She realized that she wanted to be a singer, and began taking vocal lessons, performing onstage for the first time in sixth grade.

Caillat soon met producer Mikal Blue, who hired her to sing on techno songs used at fashion shows. Caillat began playing the acoustic guitar at age 19, and Blue helped her record her first song. She auditioned for American Idol but was rejected at the pre-audition stage and was unable to sing for the judges. The second time she auditioned for the show, she sang her own original song, "Bubbly", and was rejected once again. However, Caillat expressed gratitude at the judges' decision, saying "I was shy. I was nervous. I didn't look the greatest. I wasn't ready for it yet. I was glad, when I auditioned, that they said no." The popularity of Caillat's MySpace profile led her to become the number-one unsigned singer in her genre for four consecutive months.

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