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Dia Frampton began her career as an alt-rocker, logging three summers on the Warped Tour and releasing several albums as part of Meg & Dia, a duo that also featured her older sister. Formed in Draper, Utah, the group relocated to Salt Lake City in 2005, where the sisters began recruiting additional members for their live band. Meg & Dia eventually became a fairly successful indie act, prompting Warner Bros. to sign the girls and release their third album, Here, Here and Here, in April 2009. The label dropped Meg & Dia 15 months later, though, reverting the duo to indie status. Meg & Dia released an independent fourth album, Cocoon, in April 2011. Shortly thereafter, Dia Frampton began competing in The Voice, a prime-time singing competition in the vein of American Idol. Mentored by judge Blake Shelton, she became one of the season's leading contestants and wound up finishing second, losing the crown to Javier Colon during the season finale. "Inventing Shadows," a song she performed during the last episode, became her biggest single to date, peaking at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and rising to the top of the digital charts. Her full-length major-label debut, Red, followed in December of 2011.