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The music world lost another beloved artist today. Beach House lead singer and musician Victoria LeGrand died Sunday morning following a battle with cancer. She was 29.
She had battled breast cancer since 2012 and announced her diagnosis on social media earlier this month. In a statement posted to Instagram, she wrote, “I’m here, I’m alive, I’m well.”
LeGrand’s death came just days after fellow musician and close friend, Dan Deacon, shared his own emotional tribute to her. He called her “the most beautiful person I’ve ever met,” adding, “she was my best friend, my partner, my lover, my rock, my everything.”
In addition to being a talented musician, LeGrand was widely known for her philanthropic work. Her family foundation, The V Foundation, supports organizations focused on supporting children, women and families affected by cancer.
– They began recording their debut album, entitled Teen Dream, independently.
– In 2007, they signed with Merge Records and toured extensively throughout North America and Europe.
– Their second full length record, titled Bloom, was released on September 18, 2008.
– On April 5, 2009, they performed live on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
– A third studio album, titled Kintsugi, was released on October 4, 2011.
– After touring for several months, the band took a break in 2012 to focus on family life.
– Beach House announced in early 2013 that they would release another album in May 2013.
2008–2010: Devotion and other projects
Beach House’s debut album, Devotion, was released on September 9, 2006. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 300,000 copies within the first week. On October 13, 2007, it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). A deluxe edition of the album was released on January 29, 2008. It includes five bonus tracks including remixes of songs off the album.
The album spawned three singles: “Lonely Boy,” “I Will Possess Your Heart,” and “Do You Ever.” All three peaked inside the Top 20 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album was reissued on vinyl in late 2010, featuring four additional bonus tracks.
On February 26, 2008, Beach House released their second full-length studio album, titled Depression Cherry. It was met with positive reviews, earning a score of 79/100 on Metacritic based on 22 professional reviews. The album debuted at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Alternative Album charts, selling over 160,000 units in its first week. The album was eventually certified Gold by the RIAA on July 10, 2013.
In early 2009, Beach House contributed a cover of “Play the Game” to the iTunes Store release of Red Hot Organization’s compilation album, Dark Was the Night. Proceeds from sales of the record benefit the charity’s campaign against AIDS. The group performed the song live on Late Show With David Letterman on April 14, 2009.
On May 19, 2009, Beach House announced their third album, Teen Dream, via MySpace. They began recording the album shortly thereafter, while touring in support of Depression Cherry. The album was released on June 16, 2010. It debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 50,000 copies in its first week.
Legrand produced the track “Two Weeks” for Grizzly Bear’s fourth album, Veckatimest, which was released on November 2, 2009. She sang lead vocals on the track alongside the band’s bassist Chris Taylor; she had previously sung backup vocals on “Two Weeks”. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2011.
On August 25, 2010, Beach House released the single “Gold Rush” from their upcoming fifth studio album, Bloom. The music video premiered on YouTube on September 15, 2010. The song reached number 12 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart and number 33 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.
2010–2011: Teen Dream
Teen Dream is Beach House’s fourth studio album, released on September 14, 2011.
The album received positive reviews upon release. The album peaked at number five on Billboard 200 chart, and topped the US Heatseekers Albums Chart. In Canada, the album reached number one on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album was certified gold in Canada within three months of its release.
In 2012, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.
On March 7, 2012, Linkin Park announced the release date of their fifth studio album, Living Things. The album was originally scheduled for release on June 11, 2011, but was pushed back to May 15, 2012. The album debuted at number one on Billboard 200, selling over 571,000 copies in its first week. In addition, it became the fastest album ever to reach 2 million downloads on iTunes.
The album features guest appearances from rapper Jay Z, singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey, rock band Foo Fighters, pop artist Lady Gaga, singer/actress Katy Perry, musician Steve Aoki, and rappers Eminem and 50 Cent.
A music video for the single “Burning in the Skies” premiered on December 12, 2012. The video was shot during a concert held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The music video was directed by Dave Meyers.
In January 2013, the band released their second live DVD, titled Livestream, which includes footage filmed during their performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 20, 2012.
Linkin Park began recording their sixth studio album in April 2013. During an interview with MTV News, Chester Bennington stated that he had written about 30 songs for the album. He added that the album would feature collaborations with artists such as Rihanna, John Mayer, and Rick Rubin.
The band released another single, “Guilty All the Same”, on August 14, 2013. They performed the track live for the first time on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on October 8, 2013.
On November 26, 2013, the band released the single “Heavy”, along with the announcement that the album would be called One More Light. The album was released on January 17, 2014. The lead single, “Talking To Myself”, was released on iTunes on December 9, 2013.