Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Born Vasiliki Karagiorgos in Darwin, Australia, soulful singer/songwriter Vassy rose to fame in 2003 after winning national radio station Triple J's Unearthed competition. Picked up by Warner Bros that year, she went on to release her debut album, My Affection, in 2005, which was preceded by the single "Wanna Fly." A U.S. distribution deal in 2006 saw Vassy's songs used in the Queen Latifah movie Last Holiday, while other tracks were aired in TV shows Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty, as well as in commercials for Sprite and Hilton Hotels, helping bring her music to a new, larger audience. 2008 saw Vassy move to the U.S. and ink a new deal with Ultra Records. Releasing her U.S. debut single in 2010 -- the Richard Vission-produced "History" -- Vassy continued to plug her music via national club tours and campaigns with Google, Victoria's Secret, and Nike. In mid-2012, she released her sophomore album, Beautiful Day, which featured production work from the likes of Tim Myers, Charlie Midnight, and Skylar "EXC" Mones, and included the 2013 Billboard chart-topping single "We Are Young." Teaming up with David Guetta and Showtek for the single "BAD" in 2014 saw Vassy's profile explode, with the track reaching the Top Ten in France, Australia, and Sweden, while also placing high in the U.K., Belgian, and Austrian singles charts.