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Katelyn Tarver
Birth name Katelyn Tarver
Born November 2, 1989 (1989-11-02) (age 20)
Origin Glennville, Georgia
Genres Bubblegum pop
Occupations Singer, Model
Labels TC Music (2004-2007)

Wright Entertainment Group(2007-present)

Website Official Website

Katelyn Tarver (born November 2, 1989) is an American singer/songwriter, who is a native of Glennville, Georgia.[1] She came to fame in 2003 as an American Idol spinoff American Juniors finalist and released her debut album Wonderful Crazy in 2005 by an independent record label, TC Music. She is also a model, represented by Wilhelmina Models[1] and modeled for such magazines as COSMOgirl! and Teen People.[2]


Singing career

Tarver took part in the only season of the reality television program American Juniors.[3] Competing against thousands of others who auditioned for the show, she succeeded in making it to the finals (top ten), but did not win a spot on the five member band.

By the end of 2005, she released under the TC Music record label, her first maxi single, "I'll Make It Real", which includes the b-side "Lover Boy" plus some remixes of the b-side and later released her debut album, Wonderful Crazy.

Tarver's debut music video "Wonderful Crazy" was released in 2006 and heavy rotation on numerous CCM outlets in United States, peaking at #1 on the national CCM chart in CRW magazine. Her song "Something In Me" was also included in the TV series South of Nowhere.

In 2006 she began touring the U.S. with the Radio Disney IncubaTor Tour and also joined The Jonas Brothers on a portion of Radio Disney's Jingle Jam Tour in the fall 2006. She filmed a new TV ad campaign for the Gospel Music Channel and co-host the Miss Freedom Pageant with MJ Garrett from MTV's The Real World.

Her debut album was re-released, under the name "Brand New Day", which includes her new single, called "Chasing Echoes" which was produced by Andy and Adam, the writers and producers of Jesse McCartney's #1 hit "Beautiful Soul". This will only be available in Japan for 2006 and in the United States soon. To promote the album, Tarver was in Japan and the Philippines for a 2-week promotional tour, starting on October 18 in Japan and then continuing in the Philippines on October 24 with numerous live performances, interviews and television appearances.

In 2007 Tarver signed to management with Johnny Wright and Wright Entertainment Group. Wright Entertainment Group has worked with artists such as Justin Timberlake, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Jonas Brothers and Britney Spears. At the end of 2007, Tarver worked with hit songwriter/producer, Eddie Galan of Mach 1 Music and Mach 1's Steven "Stizzle" Schneider. Eddie Galan co-wrote and produced Tarver's newest songs (up on Katelyn's Official Myspace page), "Again," and "Why." [4]

Katelyn sang the national anthem at the MLS home opener for the New York Red Bulls soccer team on April 5, 2008.

Other Projects

In addition to singing, Katelyn is a model. She is represented by Wilhelmina Models (New York).[1] She has modeled for such magazines as COSMOgirl! and Teen People.[2]

Katelyn is currently featured in the Nickelodeon Pilot show entitled "Big Time Rush"

Using motion capture Tarver acted as the title character in the direct-to-video movie The Barbie Diaries, released in 2006.[5] Sensors recorded her movement, so her movements would control the movement of the animated figure of Mattel's Barbie.

She also starred played the lead role in Mitchel Musso's single The In-Crowd and is featured on the duet "Us Against The World" on Mitchel Musso's album. This opportunity came as she was in the studio working on a track entitled Fastlane when Mitchel came early to his session. When it was Mitchel's turn to record he finished the song and his dad Sam suggested trying it as a duet and since Katelyn was there, she was the obvious choice. [6]




Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
2005 Wonderful Crazy[7]
  • Released: November 8, 2005
  • Label: TC Music
2007 Chasing Echoes EP[8]
  • Released: March 6, 2007
  • Label: TC Music


Year Single Chart Positions Album
2003 "One Step Closer" (with American Juniors) American Juniors: Kids in America
2005 "I'll Make It Real" Wonderful Crazy
2006 "Wonderful Crazy"
2007 "Chasing Echoes"
2008 "Again" Released via Myspace Music
"My Mistakes"
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or not released

Other Songs

Year Title
"Can't Stop now"
"You're Gone"
2008 "Again"
"My Mistakes"
2009 "Us Against the World" (duet with Mitchel Musso)


  1. ^ a b c "Katelyn Tarver Inks Deal" Christian Activities, November 8, 2005.
  2. ^ a b Montague, Joe, "Katelyn Tarver",; URL accessed April 24, 2006.
  3. ^ Lo Grasso, Sandy, "Katelyn Tarver: American Junior to Idol", StarShine Magazine, November 28, 2005.
  4. ^ Tarver, Katelyn, [1], Katelynn Tarver Official Myspace, December 9, 2007.
  5. ^ Montague, Joe. "Katelyn Tarver". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved 2006-06-18.  
  6. ^ Tommy2.Net [2], Daily News, February 8, 2009.
  7. ^ "Wonderful Crazy by Katelyn Tarver". Retrieved 2009-06-08.  
  8. ^ "Chasing Echoes EP by Katelyn Tarver". Retrieved 2009-06-08.  

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