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eleveneleven was a record label founded in 2010 by Mike Hamlin, Ellen DeGeneres and her production company, A Very Good Production, in association with longtime affiliate Warner Bros. DeGeneres announced it on her talk show, saying that the label would concentrate on lesser known artists and that she had been looking for videos of performances on YouTube. DeGeneres explained her choice of name, claiming that she often sees the number 11:11 when looking at her clocks, that she found Greyson Chance on the 11th, and that the singer's soccer jersey has the number 11.[1] All of the artists on the label have been distributed via Interscope Geffen A&M.

eleveneleven
TypePrivate
IndustryMusic
FoundedMay 2010
FounderMike Hamlin
Ellen DeGeneres
Defunct2012
FateDefunct
HeadquartersUnited States
Key people
Ellen DeGeneres
ProductsMusic
OwnersA Very Good Production
Warner Bros.
ParentEllen Digital Ventures

ArtistsEdit

  • The first act to be signed to the label was Greyson Chance, who gained fame after his cover of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" performed at a school in Edmond, Oklahoma went viral.[2]
  • On September 16, 2010, DeGeneres announced her label's second signed artist, Tom Andrews, from the United Kingdom.[3]
  • In the fall of 2010, the label signed Jessica Simpson. She released her first album under the label called Happy Christmas in November 2010.
  • In March 2011, DeGeneres announced that she had signed Savannah Robinson to her label and had her on the show to perform a duet with Jennifer Hudson.[4]
  • In October 2011, DeGeneres announced that she had signed Charlie Puth and Emily Luther to her label after seeing their cover of Adele's "Someone Like You". Puth & Luther performed the song on the show. On January 25, 2012, they came back to The Ellen DeGeneres Show and performed Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" and an original written by Puth titled "Break Again" (co-written with Robert Gillies).[5] Puth is no longer a part of the label.[6]

The eleveneleven section on her official website shortlisted the four most popular acts from the web and asked for a democratic voting from her community to help her make an informed choice on the next artist to be signed to the label.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ellen Explains Her New eleveneleven Record Label". EllenTV. Archived from the original on 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
  2. ^ "Ellen Degeneres Starts Own Record Label". Yahoo Music. 2010-05-26. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2010-05-26.
  3. ^ "TomAndrews". EllenTV.
  4. ^ "Jennifer Hudson sings with Savannah Robinson". Archived from the original on 2011-04-02. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  5. ^ "Break Again (Legal Title)". Broadcast Music, Inc. Archived from the original on 2016-02-10. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
  6. ^ Anderson, Trevor. "Charlie Puth Talks Meghan Trainor Duet 'Marvin Gaye' & His Plea to James Taylor". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  7. ^ Ebenezer (September 20, 2010). "Ellen DeGeneres is on a roll, with her new enterprise, eleveneleven and its shining stars, Greyson Chance and Tom Andrews". wowelle.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-03-15.

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