|Date of Birth:||1981 January 0|
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Rachel Platten, a versatile American singer, and songwriter was born on May 20, 1981. Best known for her album “Wildfire”, she is a very popular and amazing singer with a great voice. She is also the songwriter of the hit song “1000 Ships” which was listed in a top twenty-five hit on the Billboard Adult charts.
Talking about her early life, Rachel Platten was born in New York City to Jewish parents. Her father is Paul Platten and mother is Pamela Platten. Even though she was born in New York, Rachel spent her childhood in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. She went to Buckingham Browne and Nichols high school for her study. Later she joined Trinity College and became a member of the Trinitones. It was the college’s all female a cappella group. She went abroad for her study program and joined Trinidad to do an internship at a diplomat’s office and also at a record label. During her stay in 2002, she performed in front of more than 80000 people at the International Soca Monarch finals as a backup for her friend’s band. That’s when she realized the passion she had for music. So she decided to give full-time for music and singing. In 2003, Rachel completed her masters from Trinity College with major International relations . After completing the graduation, she moved to New York City’s Greenwich Village. There she started to sing for the cover band Dayz of Wild and did many solo kinds of music around the Village. Slowly she started to gain popularity and later she started touring the country doing the shows.
Rachel started her career by debuting her first studio album “Trust me” in the year 2003. People loved her voice and singing. After many years of gaping, she released her second album “Be Here” from Rock Ridge Music. From that album one of the hit songs “1000 Ships” was written by Rachel herself. The song climbed to the number 24 on the list of US Billboard Adult Top 40 Chart. The song was played on various radio stations. Currently, she has signed with Columbia Records with an official Vevo account. In 2015, she released the single “Fight Song” from Wildfire. The single was ranked number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Not only in the US, but the song rocked in many charts in many countries like Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada and much more. The single was sold more than 2 million copies.
Talking about her personal life, Rachel Platten is a married person. From the insiders, it has been revealed that she has been married to Kevin Lazan in a Jewish ceremony. Despite this, there is no any news of her marriage. Being a popular singer and songwriter, she has managed to keep her personal life very low profile. She has posted her happiness on the social networking site Facebook, expressing how happy she is for joining the Columbia Records. This shows that she is very active on her facebook and other social networking sites. Recently she has been in the number 1 spot for the highest paid singers for 2016. She has estimated combined earnings of $96 million. Her net worth is estimated to be more than $275 million (2016).