Wendy Starland was named VH1’s “Best Emerging Artist.” Starland was also honored by The Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame for her top 10 hit song, Dancing With the Sea. Her self-written & produced single was released in Europe alongside multi-platinum artists, Norah Jones, Feist, and Edie Brickell, to name a few. Her song landed at #8 on the charts, giving her opportunity to tour throughout Europe to thousands of fans. She was the opening act for Sheryl Crow, the Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, and Jack White of the White Stripes. She also performed at the Toronto International Film Festival, at the premiere of Entourage star, Adrian Grenier’s movie, Teenage Papparazzo. On the publishing side, Wendy Starland is signed to BMG Chrysalis.
She is a lead vocalist on multi-platinum artist Moby’s Grammy nominated album, Last Night, which went to #2 on the Billboard charts. She has written and recorded duets with Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Ben Lee, The Wu Tang Clan, and Capone of Island Def Jam’s Capone & Noriega. Starland has collaborated with Grammy winners such as: Stephen Bishop, Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta.
Starland was solely responsible for discovering multi-Grammy winner, Lady Gaga, and landed her a production deal with Rob Fusari (Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, Whitney Houston, etc.) that resulted in Gaga signing major label record and publishing deals. Wendy and Lady Gaga have written songs together over the years while Starland was also helping to develop Lady GaGa’s creative and marketing strategy.
Her songs have been heard in countless movies and TV shows, including MTV’s hit series’ “The Hills,” “Jersey Shore,” the lead promos for 2 NBC primetime series, “Las Vegas” and “Hawaii,” “Daily 10,” E! News Live,” and “E! True Hollywood Story,”and ABC’s “Regis and Kelly.”
Wendy is not only an extraordinary singer, producer, song writer and developer of talent; she’s also a top model and corporate spokesperson. And if it wasn’t for Wendy Starland, millions of us wouldn’t know her today as the outrageous platinum blonde phenomenon that is Lady GaGa.
I will proclaim my loyalty and eternal thanks to the incredible Wendy Starland for discovering me. Wendy Starland changed my life. “Without Wendy’s remarkable ears, hearing through my rough-around-the-edges college band, the eyes to see through 15 pounds I would lose over the next three months, and the heart to reveal to me one of her most credible contacts, I may never have become Lady GaGa.