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A commanding voice combined with a charismatic stage presence.

This statement best describes Rachel Woznow a 20 year old Billboard Top 40 Pop Recording Artist. Her unique sound is vibrant and infectious with a distinctly soulful quality. Rachel sings with a sincerity and maturity rarely found in such a young performer.

In 2011 Rachel won YTV’s “Virtual Next Star Competition.” She was chosen from over 3000 competitors as the winning vocalist in the Canada-wide competition and received over 150 000 votes from across Canada! As the winner, she was flown out to Toronto to appear on the live finale show.

Since then, Rachel’s distinctive voice and effervescent personality have attracted the attention of highly respected songwriters and producers such as Rob Wells (Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez), Matthew Tishler (Disney/Nickelodeon), Tyson Kuteyi (Juno Award winning producer – Nelly Furtado, Keshia Chante), SA Trackworks (Elise Estrada, Laura Pausini), and Vincent Degiorgio (N Sync) of Chapter 2 Productions. Her powerful vocals have been likened to many seasoned performers such as Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Jessie J, and most recently as “an intriguing combination of Avril Lavigne and Icona Pop.”

Rachel is as entertaining to watch as she is to listen to. An award-winning dancer with 15 years performance experience, Rachel infuses her live performances with a bold, youthful energy that captivates her audiences. Performing since the age of 9 and winning her first regional vocal competition by age 10, Rachel has never looked back! With multiple wins at both local and national vocal competitions, Rachel’s talent has been highlighted in the press with features in the Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Woman Magazine, FYI Music News, Examiner, Metro Magazine, Canadian Music Blog, and Canadian Beats. Rachel has performed in front of thousands across Alberta at numerous venues: conference centres, exhibition halls, sports arenas, theatre stages, and coffee houses.

In 2014 Rachel was nominated for 2 Edmonton Music Awards: Rising Star and Pop Recording of the Year (for her track “Spotlight (Radio Remix)” – written and produced by acclaimed Edmonton production duo Dan Davidson and Ari Mastoras of Hands Up! Music). “Spotlight (Radio Remix)” was also selected to be one of the featured tracks on The 2014 Edmonton Music Awards Compilation C.D.

Rachel collaborated with chart-topping producers SA Trackworks and Canadian singer/songwriter and BCCMA Hall of Fame member Ron Irving on her single Big & Loud which was released to international radio. Big & Loud garnered airplay across Canada, the U.S., Europe, and South Korea. Big & Loud was added to the winter 2014 playlist of Italian Retailer Brandy Melville at their flagship Canadian store in West Edmonton Mall. This track reached the DMDS Musical Charts as one of the Top Ten Most Active Indies and Downloads for the week of October 6th, 2014. In November 2015, Big & Loud entered the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Indicator Chart where it remained for 10 weeks peaking at #30. Rachel was the #1 independent artist at U.S. Top 40 radio during this period.

Rachel’s vocal talents continue to be highlighted in 2015 and 2016. She has been selected as the winner of Yangaroo DMDS, RDR Music Group, and Canadian Music Week’s Street Idol 2015 – “The Search for the Most ‘Radio Friendly’ Canadian Recording” (for Big & Loud). This opportunity enables Rachel to release her new material in both the Canadian and U.S. markets. Rachel has also been chosen as one of the top 5 winners of HOT 107 Edmonton’s HOT Factor 2015. She has received promotion on HOT 107 and has performed at the annual HOT Factor Block Party opening for Kardinal Offishall and Mia Martina. Rachel was nominated for 2 Edmonton Music Awards in 2015: Rising Star and Pop Recording of the Year (for Big & Loud). In 2016, Rachel received an Edmonton Music Award nomination for People’s Choice.

Rachel released her next single Firestorm to positive reviews in both Canada and the U.S. in September 2016. Firestorm was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday Canada and Pop All Day playlists. Firestorm debuted in the U.S. at #1 on the Top40 Up & Coming New Music Weekly Chart, #2 on the Top40 Most Added New Music Weekly Chart, and Firestorm was Chartbound on New Music Weekly’s AC/HOT AC Chart. Firestorm entered New Music Weekly’s Top40 Chart at #37 and continued to climb peaking at #16. Firestorm debuted at #70 on the Mediabase Top 40 Activator Chart and continued to climb peaking at #43. Firestorm debuted on the U.S. Billboard Top 30 Pop AC Chart at #29 and peaked at #23. Once again Rachel was the #1 independent artist at U.S. Top 40 radio.

With the signing of a major licensing/distribution deal with ToCorea Music & Entertainment (South Korea), multiple U.S. Top 40 Billboard charting singles, and numerous awards recognizing her exceptional talent, Rachel’s musical momentum is building as she continues to establish herself as “one of the best rising pop stars in the whole country.” (Canadian Music Blog)

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2017


 

January 2017

Firestorm is the #1 independent record (making Rachel the #1 independent artist) at U.S. Top 40 radio.

Firestorm debuts on the U.S. Billboard Top 30 Pop AC Chart at #29 and Peaks at #23.

 


 

2016


 

November 2016

Firestorm debuts at #1 on Top40 Up & Coming New Music Weekly Chart.

Firestorm debuts at #2 on Top40 Most Added New Music Weekly Chart.

Firestorm is Chartbound on New Music Weekly’s AC/Hot AC Chart.

Firestorm debuts at #37 on New Music Weekly’s Top40 Chart and Continues to Climb Peaking at #16.

Firestorm debuts at #70 on the Mediabase Top 40 Activator Chart and Continues to Climb Peaking at #43.

September 2016

Firestorm is featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday Canada and Pop All Day Playlists

April 2016

Rachel receives a 2016 Edmonton Music Award nomination for People’s Choice.

January 2016

Big & Loud spends 10 weeks on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Indicator Chart peaking at #30. Rachel is the #1 independent artist at U.S. Top 40 radio.

 


 

2015


 

November 2015

Rachel’s segment on Edmonton Unplugged can be seen daily on Shaw TV.

Big & Loud moves up 4 spots on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Indicator Chart (11/21/2015) to #34. Big & Loud is also the #1 indie song at U.S. Top 40 radio.

Big & Loud debuts on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Indicator Chart (11/14/2015) at #38 and is named the highest debut of the week.

October 2015

Big & Loud has garnered play across the U.S. airwaves – KKCK (99.7 FM), Z95.5, KISR 93.7 FM, 97.9/105.5 Kiss – FM, 97.5 KOOL FM, Today’s Hit Music 101.5 CIL – FM, KQID – FM, Beach 101.7, Mix 101.5, Z1075 FM, Q101, 103.3 KISS FM (MIDLAND/ODESSA), VFX – 94.5 & 98.3, 94 Rock, and The Hot 93.7.

Big & Loud has received international play in Spain, Italy, Britain, Denmark, Australia, and Belgium.

September 2015

Big & Loud is officially released to U.S. radio.

Rachel’s feature in Edmonton Woman Magazine is now on newsstands.

Big & Loud is the #2 most downloaded song on DMDS.

August 2015

Rachel attends the 2015 MTV VMA’s in Los Angeles representing Canada as Yangaroo DMDS, RDR Music, and Canadian Music Week’s Street Idol.

Big & Loud is one of the top 3 DMDS music releases.

Big & Loud is the #1 music release on DMDS.

July 2015

Rachel opens for Mia Martina and Kardinal Offishall at HOT 107 Edmonton’s HOT Factor Block Party.

June 2015

Rachel’s single Big & Loud has been heard on HOT 107 FM Edmonton.

Rachel is the recipient of a FACTOR grant for Juried Sound Recording.

Rachel has been selected as one of the top 5 winners of HOT 107 Edmonton’s HOT Factor 2015 with her single Big & Loud.

May 2015

Rachel has been named the winner of Yangaroo DMDS, RDR Music Group, and Canadian Music Week’s Street Idol 2015 for her single Big & Loud.

April 2015

Rachel has been chosen as one of the Top Ten artists for HOT 107 Edmonton’s HOT Factor 2015 with her single Big & Loud.

Rachel has been nominated for two 2015 Edmonton Music Awards – “Rising Star” and “Pop Recording of the Year” for her single Big & Loud.

January 2015

Rachel has signed a major licensing/distribution deal with ToCorea Music & Entertainment (South Korea) for the international release of Big & Loud.


 

2014


 

December 2014

Rachel has been selected as the 99.1 FM CKXS Emerging Artist of The Month with Big & Loud.

November 2014

Big & Loud was added to the winter 2014 playlist of Italian Retailer Brandy Melville at their flagship Canadian store in West Edmonton Mall.

October 2014

Big & Loud reached the DMDS Musical Charts as one of the Top Ten Most Active Indies and Downloads for the week of October 6th, 2014.

Fall 2014

Big & Loud has garnered play across the Canadian airwaves – shoutout to BIG 105 (Red Deer, AB), KRAZE 101.3 (Red Deer, AB), K 94.5 (Moncton, NB), 105.3 KISS FM (Ottawa, ON), HOT 105.5 (Charlottetown, PEI), 99.1 FM CKXS (Wallaceburg, ON), THE MIX (Saskatoon, SK), MIX 103.7 (Fort McMurray, AB), and GIANT 101.9 (Sydney, NS).

September 2014

Rachel’s new single Big & Loud has been released to Canadian radio and is now available on iTunes and online music stores!


 

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