Lolene Everett (born March 12, 1985), professionally known simply as Lolene, is a British recording artist, songwriter, record producer and performer from Bristol, England.
Lolene was raised by her mother and describes herself as "independent by default" for this reason. While in Bristol, Lolene began singing backing vocals for Martina Topley-Bird (vocalist for Tricky) and also collaborated with local drum and bass pioneer Roni Size.
On relocating to London, Lolene signed a development deal with BMG Records to front their latest girl group. She wrote the group's material, but left shortly after to pursue a solo career and focus on her songwriting. Lolene created her alter ego, Miss Foo Foo, while involved in London's club scene. She describes her created character as "the spoilt, extravert, heightened part of my existence."
Lolene moved to Los Angeles and signed to Beluga Heights/Sony ATV after being discovered by record producer J.R. Rotem (Rihanna, Britney Spears) and his manager Zach Katz. Initially hired as a writer, Lolene began developing her personal sound with the help of Rotem and other producers.
Lolene will release her debut album The Electrick Hotel in 2011.
Lolene released her debut single "Sexy People" in 2009. The track reached #5 as of Billboard Magazine's December 1, 2009 issue. The first official single from her album, "Rich (Fake It Til You Make It)" was released on April 19, 2010. An official music video was shot for the song and premiered on June 29, 2010. Lolene has mentioned in interviews that the 90s inspired "Lionheart" will be the next single.
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