Cassadee Pope

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Cassadee Blake Pope (born August 28, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and is the lead vocalist of the pop rock band Hey Monday, which is currently on hiatus as of December 2011. With the band she released the studio album Hold on Tight and three extended plays. Pope embarked on a solo career which was announced in December 2011, but reassured fans that the band had not "broken up." In early 2012, she played her first acoustic solo tour before releasing her debut solo EP in May later that year. She took part in the third season of NBC's The Voice and was crowned the winner on December 18, 2012. She became the first female winner of The Voice. Her debut solo album Frame By Frame is set for release on October 8, 2013.

Life and career

1989-2007: Childhood and early life

She began as a singer in the St. Ann School Jazz Band while in middle school in West Palm Beach. Pope has been dating Rian Dawson, the drummer of All Time Low, since 2009.

2008-11: Career beginnings and Hey Monday

Main article: Hey Monday
While in Wellington High School in Wellington, Florida, Pope formed the band Blake with good friend Mike Gentile. The project disbanded before being signed and in 2008, she and Gentile along with Alex Lipshaw, Michael "Jersey" Moriarty, and Elliot James founded the pop punk band Hey Monday. Hey Monday released their first studio album, Hold on Tight, in October 2008. Pope wrote two songs and co-wrote the other nine songs. She appeared in Fall Out Boy's video for "America's Suitehearts", from their 2008 album Folie Deux. She also provided guest vocals for The Cab's remix version of their song "Take My Hand" that appeared on Fall Out Boy's mixtape, Welcome to the New Administration, and appeared in the music video for it the following summer of 2009. She had a guest appearance as herself in the Degrassi: The Next Generation TV Movie, Degrassi Goes Hollywood, along with Pete Wentz. James departed from the band at the end of 2009. Hey Monday's first EP Beneath It All was to be released in August 2010. The Christmas EP was released on December 6, 2011. It was followed later that month by an announcement that Hey Monday had taken an indefinite hiatus on good terms, while the band members pursue individual side projects, with Pope going solo. Also in 2010, Cassadee and the rest of Hey Monday along with the members from Stereo Skyline appeared on an episode of the MTV show called "Silent Library; Celebrity Edition".

Hey Monday toured with bands such as Fall Out Boy, All Time Low and Yellowcard. She has performed guest vocals live for We the Kings's song "We'll Be a Dream" replacing Demi Lovato (original vocals on the song) as well as live vocals for Yellowcard, The Academy Is..., All Time Low, Attack Attack!, The Cab, Cobra Starship, Fall Out Boy, This Providence, and I See Stars.

2012-present: Solo career, The Voice and Frame by Frame

Main article: Frame by Frame (album)
In early 2012, she embarked on her first solo acoustic tour across the east and west coasts. She released her debut self titled EP (self-labeled) on May 22, 2012, featuring four songs; "Original Love", "Secondhand", "I Guess We're Cool", and "Told You So". All of the songs on the EP were written by Cassadee herself. She auditioned for season 3 of the popular singing competition, The Voice in the summer and had all four coaches offer her a place on their teams. She ultimately picked country singer Blake Shelton to be her coach. In the third live round, Pope performed "Over You", co-written by mentor Shelton about his older brother who had died in a car accident; Cassadee dedicating the song to her great grandfather who passed when she was young and was very close to. The song reached number one on the iTunes chart, knocking PSY's "Gangnam Style" down to number two. She was the only female contestant to advance to the Top 4 round where she performed "Stupid Boy" by country singer Keith Urban, which also reached number one on iTunes. She advanced to The Voice finals, winning the title on the live finale results day in December. An album compiling her performances on The Voice entitled "The Voice: The Complete Season 3 Collection" bowed at No. 1 on the Heatseekers and sold 11,000 copies, and 8,000 more copies in the following week. Her self-titled EP also re-entered the chart at No. 42, selling 1,000 copies. Pope performed "Stand" on New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, and later performed that night with Grammy award winning group Train at NIVEA Kiss Stage in Times Square in New York City.

In January 2013, Pope signed with country music label Republic Nashville, an imprint of Big Machine Records. She has performed a number of new songs from her upcoming debut album, including its lead single and Pope's debut solo single "Wasting All These Tears", which was released on May 31, 2013. "Wasting All These Tears" debuted at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It sold 125,000 copies in first week sales.

On July 28, 2013, Pope performed the national anthem at the Brickyard 400. Pope later confirmed the title of her debut studio album on August 3 as Frame by Frame and announced a competition for her fans to choose the album cover via her social networking pages. Once the votes were finalized and the cover was chosen, Pope announced that Frame by Frame will be released on October 8, 2013.

Performances on The Voice

{{colorbox}} Studio Version of song charted on the iTunes Top 10

Show Song Original artist Order Result
Blind Audition "Torn" Ednaswap 6 All 4 chairs turned
Pope chose Blake Shelton
Battle Round "Not Over You" (v.s. Ryan Jirovec) Gavin DeGraw 4 Saved by Coach
Knockout Round "Payphone" (v.s. Suzanna Choffel) Maroon 5 10
Live Playoffs "My Happy Ending" Avril Lavigne 5 Saved (Public Vote)
Top 12 "Behind These Hazel Eyes" Kelly Clarkson 7 Safe
Top 10 "Over You" Miranda Lambert 9 Safe
Top 8 "Are You Happy Now?" Michelle Branch 8 Safe
Top 6 "Stand" Rascal Flatts 2 Safe
"I'm With You" Avril Lavigne 11
Top 4 (Semi-Finals) "Stupid Boy" Keith Urban 3 Safe
Top 3 (Finals) "Over You" Miranda Lambert 2 Winner
"Steve McQueen" (w/ Blake Shelton) Sheryl Crow 6
"Cry" Faith Hill 9


Tour name Participating acts Continent Participating from " to
Solo Acoustic Tour Cassadee Pope
Stephen Jerzak
Justin Young
Darling Parade
It Boys
North America January 27 " February 24, 2012
Live and Loud Tour Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Cassadee Pope
North America June 1 - October 27, 2013


Studio albums

Title Album details
Frame by Frame
  • Release date: October 8, 2013
  • Label: Republic Nashville
  • Formats: CD, music download

Compilation albums

Title Album details Peak chart
US Heat
The Voice: The Complete Season 3 Compilation
  • Release date: December 18, 2012
  • Label: Republic Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
125 1

Extended plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Heat
Cassadee Pope EP
  • Release date: May 22, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Extended play


Year Single Peak chart positions Sales Album
US Country
US Country Airplay US
2012 "Over You" 3 "? 25 15 340,000 The Voice: The Complete Season 3 Compilation
"Are You Happy Now?" "? "? 95 92 "?
"Stupid Boy" 4 "? 40 28 "?
2013 "Cry" "? "? 60 53 "?
"Steve McQueen" (with Blake Shelton) 42 "? "? "? "?
"Wasting All These Tears" 7 25 37 41 358,000 Frame by Frame
""?" denotes items which failed to chart.

Promotional singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
2013 "You Hear a Song" 44 Frame by Frame
"11" 38
"Good Times" 50
"Champagne" "?

Music videos

Year Video Director
2013 "Wasting All These Tears" Brian Lazzaro

Guest appearances

Year Band Album title Song Record label
2008 The Cab Welcome to the New Administration "Take My Hand Machine Shop Production" Decaydance
2009 The Cab The Lady Luck EP "Take My Hand (Remix)" Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
2011 Vonnegutt $FREE.99 "When I Come Around" Purple Ribbon Records
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes (Acoustic) "Hang You Up" Hopeless Records
It Boys! Introduction "Shy" Hollywood Waste Records
2012 I See Stars Digital Renegade "Electric Forrest" Sumerian Records
Yellowcard Southern Air "Telescope" Hopeless Records
All Time Low Don't Panic "Backseat Serenade" (backing vocals)
"So Long, Solider" (backing vocals)
I See Stars The Hardest Mistakes " Single "The Hardest Mistakes" Sumerian Records

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