Born Vasiliki Karagiorgos in Darwin, Australia, soulful singer/songwriter VASSY rose to fame in 2003 after winning national radio station Triple J's Unearthed competition. Picked up by Warner Bros that year, she went on to release her debut album, My Affection, in 2005, which was preceded by the single "Wanna Fly." A U.S. distribution deal in 2006 helped bring her music to a new, larger audience; VASSY's songs were used in the Queen Latifah movie Last Holiday and the television shows Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty, as well as in commercials for Sprite and Hilton Hotels. The year 2008 saw VASSY move to the U.S. and ink a new deal with Ultra Records. Releasing her U.S. debut single in 2010 -- the Richard Vission-produced "History" -- VASSY continued to plug her music via national club tours and campaigns with Google, Victoria's Secret, and Nike.
In mid-2012, she released her sophomore album, Beautiful Day, which featured production work from the likes of Tim Myers, Charlie Midnight, and Skylar "EXC" Mones. One of its singles, "We Are Young," topped Billboard's dance chart. Teaming up with David Guetta and Showtek for the single "BAD" in 2014 saw VASSY's profile explode, with the track reaching the Top Ten in France, Australia, and Sweden, while also placing high in the U.K., Belgian, and Austrian singles charts. Her 2015 collaboration with Tiësto and KSHMR on the single "Secrets" proved to be another dance smash in multiple counties. That same year she released We Are Young, an album that fused pop and R&B with bright electronica. A pair of collaborative singles followed in 2016: first "Hustlin'," with Crazibiza and Dave Audé, then "Nothing to Lose" featuring another production job from Tiësto. ~ Rich Wilson