Shiloh Hoganson (born April 25, 1993), known by her stage name as Shiloh, is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter. Shiloh has performed with Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Stereos, Hedley, Theory of a Deadman, Marianas Trench, and Faber Drive.
Shiloh was born in Abbotsford, British Columbia and was raised in several locations in Saskatchewan as well as Edmonton, Alberta. Growing up, Shiloh entered many singing contests and competitions, including a radio contest for The Bounce (91.7 CHBN-FM) in Edmonton, Alberta, which she won.
Picture Imperfect (2008-2009):
Shiloh travelled to Vancouver, British Columbia to work with songwriting-production team Hipjoint Productions who wrote and produced seven songs on her debut album Picture Imperfect including the Canadian Platinum-selling single "Operator (A Girl Like Me)".
She signed to Universal Music Canada in 2008 and released her debut album, Picture Imperfect, on August 18, 2009. As a songwriter, Shiloh signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Ole/Tanjola.
Shiloh released her debut album Picture Imperfect in Canada on August 18, 2009. The album has yielded three singles so far which have received airplay on MuchMusic and Family Channel.
Shiloh also signed an American deal with Universal Republic in 2009.
"Operator (A Girl Like Me)" was the first single from Picture Imperfect. It charted on the Canadian Hot 100 and listed her as Billboard Canada's #1 Emerging Talent Artist as of December 19, 2008. The song is also included on Much Dance 2009 CD. Shiloh appeared on MuchOnDemand on June 4, 2009, and performed "Goodbye, You Suck". She was a nominee for the 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards as well as being an announced performer. She performed "Operator (A Girl Like Me)" at the MuchMusic Video Awards on June 21, 2009, but lost in both categories she was nominated in: Pop Video of the Year to Danny Fernandes and UR Fave: New Artist to The Midway State.
Shiloh appeared on YTV's The Zone segment and was interviewed by Carlos, answering viewer questions that had been submitted by e-mail and performing. She also appeared on season two of The Next Star, meeting the six finalists.
Shiloh's songs have been heard in various television shows, including Gossip Girl, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, Mr. Troop Mom, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Majority Rules and What Happens in Vegas.
"Can't Hold On" and forthcoming studio album (2010-present):
On November 9, 2010 Shiloh released the single "Can't Hold On".
Shiloh says that her idol is Michael Jackson. She has been performing Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" from his album, Bad on her tour. Like Jackson, she donates money made from shows to charities. On August 27, 2009, at the Hamilton Place Theatre, Shiloh said that the money made from that show would go to World Vision and a child she sponsored, Fabrizio. In an interview with Young Hollywood (June 29, 2009) Shiloh stated that Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion were also major influences to her music and strongly inspired her love of music.
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