Colbie Marie Caillat Better known as Colbie Caillat is an American singer, songwriter, actress, guitarist and pianist from Malibu, California. Caillat rose to fame through social networking website Myspace. It has been certified Gold by the RIAA. Breakthrough was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards. Caillat has sold over six million albums worldwide and over 10 million singles. In 2009, she was named Billboard magazine’s 94th-best-selling music artist of the 2000s.
Early Life Colbie Caillat
Caillat was born in Malibu, California, and grew up in Newbury Park, California. Her father, Ken Caillat, co-produced Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (1977) and Tusk (1979) albums. Caillat took piano lessons as a child, but lacked significant inspiration until she turned 11 years old, when she became enthralled with Lauryn Hill’s performance in Sister Act 2. Caillat soon met producer Mikal Blue, who hired her to sing on techno songs used at fashion shows. Caillat began playing the acoustic guitar at age 19, and Blue helped her record her first song.
Career Of Colbie Caillat
Caillat’s debut album, Coco, was released on July 10, 2007 in Australia and Asia and a week later in North America. The album was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA with shipments to U.S. retailers of 2,000,000 units. The album’s first single, “Bubbly”, peaked at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Pop 100. It also topped the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks charts for 19 and 14 weeks, respectively.
“The Little Things”, was released as the third single in Germany on March 7, 2008 and in United States in October 2008. The single did not chart well in the US, and was her weakest charting single from the album, peaking at number seven on US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100.
On June 14, 2016, it was announced that Caillat would go on an acoustic tour for her new album, The Malibu Sessions. On July 22, 2016, the first single from the album, “Goldmine”, was released.
Since 2009, Caillat has been in a relationship with singer Justin Young. The two got engaged in May 2015.