[Exclusive] Meet NBC's 'The Voice' star, Dia Frampton!
Although allkpop is devoted to bringing you the best of Korean entertainment news, sometimes we can't help but share up-and-coming talents that we think our readers will love. Meet Dia Frampton, a Hapa (half-Korean, half-white) American singer rapidly on the rise.
Originally from Utah and Las Vegas, the 24 year old graduated early in order to fully concentrate on her music career. Dia has been part of the rock band 'Meg & Dia' with her sister Megan since 2003, with Dia taking on lead vocals and keyboard and Meg with vocals and rhythm guitar. (Listen to their cover of Kid Cudi's "Pursuit of Happiness" here!)
Dia Frampton has since gained national fame as a contestant of the first season of NBC's 'The Voice', advancing through the quarter-finals, semi-finals and season finale to claim the spot of runner-up. Her renditions of "Heartless", "Losing My Religion" and "Inventing Shadows" (the latter an original by Fraser T. Smith), were the highest charting digital songs on iTunes by a contestant during the voting period of the show, with "Inventing Shadows" even claiming the #1 spot on the charts. Listen to her performance below and you'll be able to see why:
Following the season finale at the end of June 2011, "Inventing Shadows" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 20 with 137,000 downloads.
Since then, Dia has headlined Blake Shelton's tour, and had multiple releases at the end of last year, notably her single, "The Broken Ones", and her first solo album, 'Red'.
The allkpop team had the honor of sitting down with Dia Frampton at the 6Theory office for an exclusive one-on-one regarding her musical roots, inspiration, challenges, future ambitions and more. Check out the interview below!
For more information, make sure to check out the links below:
Meg & Dia's Official Website
Meg & Dia's Official Youtube
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