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Brooke Hogan

Background information
Birth name Brooke Ellen Bollea
Born May 5, 1988 (1988-05-05) (age 21)
Origin Tampa, Florida
Genres R&B, pop, hip hop
Occupations Singer, Television personality
Years active 2002–present
Labels Trans Continental (2004)
Storch Music Company (2006-2007)
SoBe Entertainment (2006–2009)
Fontana Records (2007-present)
Website Official Website

Brooke Ellen Bollea (born May 5, 1988[1]), better known by her stage name Brooke Hogan, is an American singer, actress, model, socialite, and television personality, and the oldest child of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan (Terry Gene Bollea). She appeared on the reality-television series Hogan Knows Best, which focused on her family, and which premiered on July 10, 2005 on VH1. Since the cancellation of Hogan Knows Best, she's starred in a spin-off reality series called Brooke Knows Best which focuses on her life now independent from her parents and living with two roommates. She released her debut album Undiscovered in 2006. In 2009, she released her second studio album, The Redemption, and appeared in a second season of Brooke Knows Best. A third season is scheduled for Spring 2010 and will coincide with the release of Hogan's third studio album.


Early life

Brooke was born in Tampa, Florida, the older child of Hulk Hogan (Terry Gene Bollea) and Linda Bollea. She has one younger brother, Nick Hogan (Nick Bollea).

In high school, she took dance classes, voice lessons, piano lessons, and gymnastics. She joined the cheerleading squad of her Clearwater, Florida school, Clearwater Central Catholic, in her freshman year. Hogan graduated from high school at the age of sixteen.[2]



Hogan was signed to Trans Continental Records in 2002.[3] Some early music was produced with the help of Rich Cronin.[4] Her first song in the United States singles charts was "Everything to Me". Produced and written by Shep Goodman and Kenny Gioia as part of her album This Voice, the single was released in July 2004. It appeared at #97 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales,[5] but dropped off the chart in a few weeks. The album was planned for release September 21, 2004,[6] but this never happened. Hogan opened for Hilary Duff in support of her unreleased debut. She sang the national anthems before Game 7 of the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals on June 7, 2004. During this time manager Larry Rudolph helped her rise to fame as well as work on her debut album.

In 2006, Hogan changed record labels and became the first artist signed to Scott Storch's label, initially called Storchaveli Records,[7][8] but later named Storch Music Company. She also signed with SoBe Entertainment. Hogan's first single, "About Us", premiered on the season two finale of Hogan Knows Best. The album, Undiscovered, was released October 24, 2006. The album debuted at #28 on the Billboard 200, selling 30,000 copies in its first week.[9] The album went on to sell 127,000 copies. In 2006 Hogan won a Teen Choice Award for Best Choice Grill for the music video for "About Us".

In December 2006, Hogan began working on new material but stated that she was only doing this for fun. Then in January 2007, her label decided that they would re-release her debut album the next month. Hogan decided not to and opted to record her second album. By August 2007, Hogan confirmed that she would be departing from one of her labels, SMC, and soon confirmed that she had signed a dual contract with SoBe Entertainment and Fontana Records and was at work on her second album. The album was released in July 2009. Hogan stated that the second season of Brooke Knows Best would premiere around the same time of the album's release.

On March 31, 2009, she released the lead single from her second album, "Falling", featuring Stacks. She revealed during a visit to Power 96 in March that the name of her second album would be The Redemption. Hogan later stated the album was due for a June 30, 2009 release, and that the second single would be released on June 9 and would be "Hey Yo!". The second single was later released on June 30, 2009 instead and the album was announced for a July 21, 2009 release. The album was released to mixed reviews and sold 3,381 copies in its first week, debuting at #144 on the Billboard 200.

She was released from her four year contract with SoBe Entertainment a year early after the promotion for the album concluded. She is now only signed to Fontana Records. To date, she is the only artist signed to the label.

On November 10, 2009, Brooke Hogan released a new song 'User Friendly' on her youtube account, BrookeStarTV.[10]

Hogan announced on Brooke Knows Best that she moved to Los Angeles, California. In the newest season she will begin recording her third studio album with a targeted release of Spring 2010.


Hogan appeared with her father in an hour-long profile on VH1, (Inside) Out: Hulk Hogan, Stage Dad. The success of this special spawned an entire series. Hogan Knows Best debuted in July 2005 and was the highest-rated series premiere in VH1's network history. The series, which helped her become a household name,[11] was according to Hulk Hogan intended in part to promote Brooke's music career.[2]

Hogan Knows Best presented her father as strict with her dating. On the show, Hulk placed a GPS tracker on Brooke's vehicle that enables him to track her whereabouts and can even remotely shut down the engine of his daughter's car if he feels the need to do so. However, Brooke said in a later interview that her father loosened up after her eighteenth birthday.[12]

Hogan appeared as a panel judge in America's Prom Queen in early 2008. A spin-off series of Hogan Knows Best called Brooke Knows Best premiered on July 13, 2008 on VH1.[13] The series has consisted so far of two seasons with a third planning to air in 2010 (see Brooke Knows Best)

Hogan will be making her film debuts in two films in 2009 including the Indie Horror film Devour alongside Kelly Osbourne and in the animated film Little Hercules in Disney Digital 3-D.

In November 2009 Hogan was featured in Toni Braxton's music video for "Yesterday Ft.Trey Songz" playing the girl that Toni Braxton Boyfriend is cheating with.[14]

In February 2010 Digital Spy reported that Hogan had been cast in a romantic comedy film entitled The One, For Now to be released in 2011.


Hogan appeared in the November 2006 edition of FHM,[15] becoming the first FHM Cover Model under 21-years-old. As a result, the November issue had no liquor advertising: "In the very rare instance that you might have a cover star under the age of 21, they don't want to be in the position of seeming to market to anyone under age."[16]


Hogan made a special appearance with her father on Saturday Night's Main Event on July 15, 2006, shortly before the release of her first album. On the program, her father was challenged to a match by Randy Orton at SummerSlam, who had previously mentioned Brooke in a sexual manner on WWE television.

In January of 2010, Hogan also appeared on TNA Impact! and at Final Resolution in support of her father, who was making his first appearances with the company. Hogan was also in attendance on Monday March 8 edition of Impact! and was concerned about her fathers career before he faced Flair and Styles.



Year Film Role Notes
2009 Little Hercules in 3-D Unknown Role
2011 Devour Britney Baer
2011 The One, For Now Unknown
Year Film Role Notes
2005-2007 Hogan Knows Best Herself
2007 Wild 'n Out Herself
2008 American Prom Queen Herself/Panelist
2008-present Brooke Knows Best Herself


  1. ^ Hogan confirmed a May 5, 1988 date of birth during a Jay Leno interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, see also: Her birthday is sometimes [incorrectly] listed as May 2, for instance:
  2. ^ a b Interview on Larry King Live. (July 28, 2005) CNN. Accessed 2007-02-23.
  3. ^ Jason Genegabus (October 27, 2006). Sistas are da bomb! Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Accessed 2008-01-12.
  4. ^ Brandee J. Tecson (January 3, 2006). LFO Singer In Remission After Chemo Treatment; Working On Solo LP. MTV. Accessed 2008-05-02.
  5. ^ Jonathan Cohen (December 23, 2005). Brooke Hogan busy with debut album. Billboard. Accessed 2008-07-23.
  6. ^ Joe D'Angelo (July 29, 2004). Brooke-Amania: Hulk Hogan's Daughter Shoots For Pop Stardom. MTV. Accessed 2008-05-02.
  7. ^ Brooke Hogan gets Signed to Storchaveli records. Accessed 2006-07-26.
  8. ^ Interview. (August 17, 2006) Accessed 2007-02-23.
  9. ^ Chris Harris (November 1, 2006). Hannah Montana Rains On My Chemical Romance's Parade MTV. Accessed 2009-08-28.
  10. ^ ">Brooke releases a NEW song through her Youtube page.
  11. ^ Interview. (December 12, 2006) Accessed 2007-02-23.
  12. ^ Allison Kugel (October 1, 2006). Brooke Hogan blows up. Accessed 2007-01-01.
  13. ^ Brooke Knows Best. VH1. Accessed 2008-07-12.
  14. ^
  15. ^ Brooke Hogan. FHM. Accessed 2006-10-20.
  16. ^ Lia Miller (October 9, 2006). Under-Age Cover Girl? Farewell, Liquor Ads. The New York Times. Accessed 2006-10-20.

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Brooke Hogan (born May 5, 1988 in Tampa, Florida) is an American singer, actress and model who currently has her own show on VH1 and MuchMore called Brooke Knows Best it is a spin-off of the show her parents were on called Hogan Knows Best. Her father is semi-retired professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. She released her debut album in 2006 entitled Undiscovered.

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