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Lucy Woodward (born October 27, 1977) is a singer/songwriter commonly known for the Top 40 hit "Dumb Girls", released in February 2003. After the single's release, Woodward toured around the world in support of her debut album 'While You Can' (2003). Soon after, Atlantic Records merged and dropped many mid-level artists from their label, including Woodward.

Woodward was born in London, but was raised in Amsterdam and New York City. She has a very musical background: her British father is a composer and conductor and her New Yorker mother is a musicologist and an opera singer. Woodward attended a public high school in the Bronx. She started off singing in jazz cafes and singing for tips or dinner. "You sing with a piano player and a tip jar on top of the piano," she said in an interview on NZGirl. [1] With a unique sound, the artist contributes some of her influences to singers Etta James and Betty Hutton.

In 2005, Woodward proved there is life after labels when she won a BMI Pop Award for writing the hit single "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life" featured on Stacie Orrico's self titled album. She also recently appeared on the major motion picture soundtracks 'What a Girl Wants', 'Ice Princess' and collaborated with David Schommer on the soundtrack for 'Accepted'.

Woodward's most recent accomplishment is the release of her first independent album: "Lucy Woodward... is Hot and Bothered" which can be heard on iTunes. The single 'Use What I Got' has been featured on the 2007 Lifetime Television movie 'Write and Wrong' starring Kirstie Alley. The physical CD is exclusively available through Barnes & Noble stores and Barnes & Noble.com.

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Influences

Although classically trained, Lucy cites Debbie Gibson as an early influence. "I was amazed that she sang and wrote, and that she had written and produced and played on everything herself. And I was blown away by that." [2]

One of her early musical influences was her grandmother who used to sing a Yiddish lullaby her kids and grandchildren. Woodward took this melody and made this lullaby into a love song about desire.

Discography

Albums

Year Title US Heatseekers Top Internet Albums Top Canadian Albums
2003 "While You Can" 136 8 91 66
2008 "...Is Hot and Bothered" - - - -

Singles

Year Title US US Pop 100 US Hot Dance Music/Club Play Top Canadian Singles Album
2003 "Dumb Girls" 106 88 - 40
While You Can
"Blindslided" - 94 - 61
2004 "The Trouble With Me" 124 - 44 51
2008 "Slow Recovery" - - - -
...Is Hot and Bothered

Other Works

  • She appeared on the Rainbow Media-owned cable network, WE: Women's Entertainment with a promo song.

Soundtrack/Miscellaneous Appearances

  • "More To Life" ("Dumb Girls" B-Side, 2003)
  • "Vine To Vine" ("Dumb Girls" B-Side, 2003)
  • "What's Good For Me" ("What a Girl Wants" soundtrack, 2003)
  • "Free" ("First Daughter" soundtrack, 2004)
  • "It's Oh So Quiet" ("Ice Princess" soundtrack, 2005)
  • "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (with David Schommer) ("Accepted" soundtrack, 2006)
  • "Willing To Try" (with Richie Sambora & Travis Tritt) ("Randy Jackson's Music Club, Volume One", 2008)
  • "Use What I Got" ("A Musical Tribute to the Olympics", 2008)

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