Rachel Platten Biography

Rachel Platten is a famous American singer and songwriter. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her life.

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Also Known As: Rachel Ashley Platten

Famous as: Singer

Nationality: American

Birth Date: May 20, 1981

Age: 36 Years

Sun Sign: Taurus

Height: 1.65 m

Born in: New York City, New York, U.S

father: Paul Platten

mother: Pamela Platten

siblings: Melanie (sister)

Spouse/Partner: Kevin Lazan (husband)

City, States, Provinces & Districts: New Yorkers

Net worth: $4 million as of Dec 20, 2016

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education: Mason-Rice Elementary School, Buckingham Browne and Nichols high school and Trinity College

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Rachel Ashley Platten is a famous American singer and songwriter who is currently signed to Columbia Records. She is best known for her singles ‘Fight Song’, ‘Better Place’ and ‘Stand by You’ as well as for her album ‘Wildfire’. Besides being an amazing singer, the talented lady also possesses a talent for songwriting. She wrote and sang the song ‘1000 Ships’ that became a huge hit and was listed on the Billboard Adult charts. Interested in music since childhood, the Emmy Award winner had never thought that she would be such a successful singer one day! Well, the mission of Platten is to connect people through her music. The American star believes that bringing people together is the most important thing one can do in their life. Coming to Platten’s popularity on social media, she is immensely popular on social networking sites like Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. As of June 2017, the singer and songwriter has about 440k and 142k followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively. Besides this, she has over 949k subscribers on her YouTube channel.

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  • Rachel Platten started showing interest in music from her childhood. At the age of five, she began learning classical piano. After this, she learnt guitar in high school. On completion of her graduation, she moved to Trinidad for internship at a record label and at a diplomat's office. While she was residing there, she got the opportunity to perform in a friend's band at the 2002 International Soca Monarch finals. After this, she moved on to pursue music full time. In 2003, the American singer released her debut studio album titled ‘Trust in Me’ which was followed by another album ‘Be Here’ in 2011.
  • Next, she released her self-written song ‘1,000 Ships’. This song debuted at # 24 on US Billboard Adult Top 40 chart. In 2015, Platten’s track ‘Fight Song’ from her album ‘Wildfire’ was released. This song generated double platinum sales in USA and it also peaked at #6 on US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It even became the official anthem for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton! The same year, the singer released her singles ‘Stand by You’ and ‘Better Place’ respectively.
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Personal Life
  • Rachel Ashley Platten was born on May 20, 1981 in New York City, to parents Paul and Pamela Platten. She has a sister named Melanie. She attended Mason-Rice Elementary School followed by Buckingham Browne and Nichols high school. After this, she studied at Trinity College. There she became a part of an all-female a cappella group, Trinity College Trinitones. After graduating in 2003, she moved to Greenwich Village.
  • In the year 2012, Rachel Platten married Kevin Lazan. The American singer is also known for her benevolent nature and is associated with several charities, such as Musicians on Call, Music Unites, Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Live Below the Line.

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- June 23, 2017

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