About Hailey Knox
Singer and songwriter Hailey Knox first built a following with acoustic guitar-and-loop-pedal meditations on hits by artists including Adele, the Weeknd, and Justin Bieber in the mid-2010s. Accompanying her guitar performances was a soulful voice that quickly drew comparisons to artists like Sheryl Crow and Ingrid Michaelson. She released her debut EP, A Little Awkward, in 2016 as she formulated a more sophisticated, full-band sound.
The New York-based Knox rose to popularity with her online pop covers as a teen, but the social media star began singing long before that, taking on the Beatles as a toddler and performing as a duo with her sister Samantha in her preteen years. It wasn't until 2014, when she posted her first cover -- a rendition of A Great Big World's "Say Something" -- that she gained a larger audience that included industry vets and even pop singer Meghan Trainor. She signed a deal with S-Curve Records in late 2015, and by the following year, she had racked up over two million views and was nominated for a video platform's artist of the year at the 2016 Shorty Awards.
Her debut EP, A Little Awkward, arrived on S-Curve in June of 2016. It included a bright mix of guitar-based tunes produced by Michael Mangini (Joss Stone), Peter Zizzo (Jason Mraz, Vanessa Carlton), and Steve Greenberg (Andy Grammer), including "Geeks," a song she co-wrote with singer Imani Coppola. The acoustic song "Hardwired" and misleadingly titled Hardwired Mixtape -- an 11-song debut album -- followed in 2018.
After touring with Corinne Bailey Rae and returning to the studio, Knox came back in 2020 with the song "A Boy Named Pluto." ~ Neil Z. Yeung
HOMETOWNNew York, NY
BORNMarch 14, 1999