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Matt White

Matt White in January 2008.
Background information
Born September 23, 1980 (1980-09-23) (age 29)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Rock, pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Singing, guitar, piano
Years active 2006–present
Labels Geffen

Matt White (born September 23, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter based in New York City. His full-length debut album, Best Days, released by Geffen Records, reached No. 4 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.



White was born in Englewood, New Jersey and raised in New York City.[1] He began playing the piano at age three and grew up playing classical music. He wrote an opera at age 11. White moved to Wisconsin in 2002 for college and began his singing career by busking in a subway station. While attending the University of Wisconsin–Madison, he learned to play the guitar when a piano wasn't available. After graduating from college, White moved back to New York City, where he continued busking, singing on street corners and in Washington Square Park. He eventually began performing in clubs like Joe's Pub and the Living Room. A fan sent an MP3 of White's song, "Miracles", to an A&R rep at Geffen Records; his music, combined with him having over 50,000 MySpace friends, led to White being offered a recording contract with Geffen. In 2006, White debuted with the EP, Bleecker Street Stories, selling 100,000 copies. His full-length album, Best Days, was released on September 18, 2007. White's music has appeared on the television series One Tree Hill, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, What About Brian, The Hills, Men in Trees, and in the films She's the Man, Little Manhattan, Shrek the Third, What Happens in Vegas, Because I Said So, Hotel for Dogs, and Over Her Dead Body.




  • Bleecker Street Stories (2006), Geffen - debut EP
  • Best Days (2007), Geffen - debut album


Year Title Chart
peak positions
Pop 100
2008 "Best Days" #90[2] Best Days


  1. ^ Miller, Jen A. "Best Days for a Debut Jersey Artist", New Jersey Monthly, January 2008. Accessed June 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Matt White > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic.


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