Growing up in Boston, Rachel Platten recalls harmonizing with her family to finely crafted pop songs—from Sam Cooke to the Beatles—that dominated her parents’ vinyl collection. After finishing college, Rachel immediately set out for New York City to embark on her music career—taking up residence in the very apartment building on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village where Bob Dylan once lived—and started performing in clubs around the city.
Rachel would find her first big spark with “Fight Song,” which took two years for the singer/songwriter to complete, telling her own story through the song. “With its empowering and resilient message of never giving up, “Fight Song” is certified 3x platinum and sold more than four million downloads worldwide; the single topped countless radio and iTunes charts around the globe before being succeeded by Rachel’s platinum-certified hit, “Stand by You.” Her gold-certified, major label debut album, Wildfire, was released by Columbia Records in 2016. Her latest album, Waves, was released in October 2017, includes the rallying pop hit “Broken Glass,” and features Ms. Platten as a co-writer on all thirteen songs.
Praised for her vocals and powerful live performances, Rachel Platten has toured with artists including Andy Grammer, Colbie Caillat, and Christine Perri. Her multiple awards include the 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical Performance in Talk Show/Morning Program for her television debut performance of “Fight Song” (Good Morning America).