Kerli Artist Biography

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Name: Kerli
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Biography: Kerli Kõiv (born February 7, 1987), known simply as Kerli, is an Elva, Estonian singer-songwriter. In 2002, she began competing in numerous singing competitions and winning most of them. She later moved to the United States where she was signed to Island Records by L.A. Reid. There, she worked with David Maurice on numerous songs, three of which were released on her EP Kerli. Her debut studio album Love Is Dead was released in 2008.

In 2010, she appeared on the album Almost Alice with the song Tea Party and Strange, the latter being a duet with Tokio Hotel.

In March, 2013 her second EP and third major release overall, Utopia, was released in digital form. The album peaked at #196 on the Billboard Top 200, #7 on U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Albums and #23 on the Itunes US chart. Two of the songs written by Kerli for this album - Skyscraper and I Feel Immortal have been instead recorded by artists Demi Lovato and Tarja, respectively. Kerli's version of the song Immortal was featured on another Tim Burton soundtrack, Frankenweenie Unleashed! in 2012.

Kerli's sister, Eliisa Kõiv, is also a musician, as is her best friend Vespertine.

In December 2015, Kerli announced a release of her new independent album planned for September 2016. Hew new single & CD pre-order will be available through the crowdfunding website There is no information about the new album name yet. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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