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Encyclopedia > Ayla Brown
Ayla Brown

Ayla in a June 2007 photoshoot. Courtesy of Shannon Power.
Background information
Birth name Ayla Marie Brown
Born July 28, 1988 (1988-07-28) (age 19)
Origin Flag of the United States Wrentham, Massachusetts
Genre(s) Pop
Years active 2004–present
Label(s) Double Deal Brand Records

Ayla Marie Brown (born July 28, 1988) is an American NCAA basketball player and recording artist from Wrentham, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Massachusetts State Senator Scott P. Brown (R-Wrentham) and WCVB-TV reporter Gail Huff. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wrentham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... Wrentham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... Scott P. Brown is a Republican Massachusetts State Senator representing the Norfolk County, Massachusetts, and Middlesex districts since 2004. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... WCVB-TV, channel 5, is an ABC-affiliated television station in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

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Biography

Ayla Brown finished her high school career as one of the top female basketball players in Massachusetts history, scoring 2,358 career points. This made her the sixth place all-time leading scorer in Massachusetts basketball history, male or female.[1] In addition, she is a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year, named as the top female basketball player in Massachusetts.


Brown finished her senior season as the captain of the Noble and Greenough School girls' basketball team, missing her last few games to compete on the fifth season of American Idol.[2] The Noble and Greenough School, popularly referred to as Nobles, is a coeducational, nonsectarian day and boarding school for students in grades seven through twelve. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


Brown was scouted by the staff at Boston College beginning at the age of 15. She made a commitment to the school, and went on to attend BC on a full athletic scholarship. Currently in her sophomore year, she plays the forward position for the Boston College Lady Eagles, wearing jersey #1. Brown's nickname given to her by her teammates is "Downtown Ayla Brown" because of her ability to sink 3-pointers and lengthy shots. For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation)#Education. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


American Idol

Brown auditioned for American Idol in Boston. She was eliminated from the show on March 9, 2006. AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... “Boston” redirects here. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


For her audition song, Brown sang "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Randy Jackson said she had a good, though undistinguished voice. Paula Abdul also thought Brown was a good singer, but that she favored vocal power over dynamics. Simon Cowell accused Brown of being "robotic and somewhat empty." In the end, Jackson and Abdul (who made the final judgment) sent Brown through to the Hollywood rounds. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American multi-platinum selling Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ... Simon Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom, but is known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ...


During the Hollywood rounds, Brown sang "Reflection" by Christina Aguilera, and was one of 24 semi-finalists of the fifth season of American Idol. Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American pop singer and songwriter. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


Performances

Top 24 - February 22, 2006 – "Reflection" (Christina Aguilera) is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American pop singer and songwriter. ...


Jackson said he was "pleasantly surprised." Abdul liked it, and Cowell commented that the song showed the limits of her voice. However, he said it also showed emotion and that she was improving.


Top 20 - March 1, 2006 Р"I Want You to Need Me" (Celine Dion) is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... C̩line Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian pop singer and occasional songwriter. ...


Abdul thought Brown had improved from the previous week, and had showed conviction. Jackson was similarly impressed. Cowell said Brown's performance was good, and that he was impressed with her work ethic but described her performance as "somewhat mechanical."


Top 16 - March 8, 2006 – "Unwritten" (Natasha Bedingfield) is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born 26 November 1981) is an English singer and songwriter who debuted in the 1980s as a member of the Christian dance/electronic group The DNA Algorithm with her siblings Daniel Bedingfield and Nikola Rachelle. ...


Jackson was thought it was okay, while Abdul gave Brown credit for handling a then-popular song. Cowell thought Brown was "actually pretty good," but not great. Brown was eliminated from American Idol after performing this song.


post-American Idol

Following her departure from Idol, Brown made hundreds of personal appearances in 2006, most covered by local or national media and drawing as many as 500 to 2,000 or more fans. She appeared at the Kiss 108 Concert in Mansfield, Mass. in front of 20,000 people on May 20, performing four songs in addition to introducing Natasha Bedingfield. Brown sang the national anthem on July 4 with the Boston Pops in front of hundreds of thousands of people. Brown's performance featured a multiple F-16 fly-over and was televised by WBZ-TV, Boston's CBS affiliate. Brown appeared at Fenway Park on July 12 and she also performed six shows over three days at the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) in W. Springfield, Mass. from September 15-17. An idol is a man-made object that is venerated in some way. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WXKS (1430 AM Everett), WKOX (1200 AM Framingham), and WXKS-FM (Kiss 108, 107. ... Mansfield is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born 26 November 1981) is an English singer and songwriter who debuted in the 1980s as a member of the Christian dance/electronic group The DNA Algorithm with her siblings Daniel Bedingfield and Nikola Rachelle. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boston Pops Orchestra was founded in 1885 as a subsection of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. ... WBZ-TV is the CBS owned-and-operated television station serving the Boston, Massachusetts television market. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... “Fenway” redirects here. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as New Englands Great State Fair. It is the 6th largest agricultural fair in the United States, and the largest in the northeastern portion of the country. ... The Town of West Springfield (familiarly known as West Side) is a city[1] in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. ...


Brown was asked once again to perform with the Boston Pops at the Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass. on September 29, where they performed a full orchestrated version of her title track "Forward" as part of B.C.'s parents' weekend celebration. Brown was also featured in the November 2006 issue of American Idol Magazine. Conte Forum is a 8,606-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 67 die and about 300,000 people are affected by floods in Ethiopias Somali Region of Ogaden after the Shabelle River bursts its banks. ... American Idol Magazine is the official fanzine for the television show American Idol; containing news, gossip and adverts relating to the American Idol franchise, including articles about former participants. ...


In 2007, Brown appeared at many events including the annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast in South Boston on March 18 and the Crocker Field Sunset Concert Series on September 16 in Fitchburg, Mass. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... St. ... South Boston is a heavily populated neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Forward

Brown's debut album, Forward, was released on October 17, 2006. The album was recorded in New York at Tonic Studios, Raw Sugar Studios in Pawling, N.Y., and Double Deal Studios in Chappaqua, N.Y.. The tracks were mixed at A-Pawling Studios by Peter Moshay. Brown began recording the vocals for the album immediately after signing her contract on Aug. 24, and in just over a week, the recording sessions were completed. The reason for the hurried recording schedule was that Brown had to meet NCAA compliance deadlines and finish recording her album before beginning her career at Boston College. is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pawling, in Dutchess County, New York, United States of America, may refer to: the Town of Pawling, New York the Village of Pawling, New York the Metro-North train station in Pawling, New York This article consisting of geographical locations is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise... This article is about the hamlet; for the film, see Chappaqua (film). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation)#Education. ...


The title track, "Forward," received airplay at Mainstream AC radio. It peaked at #34 on Billboard's AC chart.


Boston College Lady Eagles

Brown's career with the Lady Eagles began in the 2006-07 season, her freshman year. During the season she averaged 8.2 points per game, the second-highest average on the team.[3] The Lady Eagles finished one game below .500 for their overall record and failed to make post-season play (NCAA or WNIT) for the first time in several years. The team lost key seniors at the end of the season, including forward Kathrin Ress, and guards Sarah Marshall and Kindyll Dorsey.[4] The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ... The Womens National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) is a college basketball tournament with a preseason and postseason version played every year. ... Kathrin Ress (born June 26, 1985 in Salomo, Italy) is a professional basketball player in the WNBA, currently playing for the Minnesota Lynx. ...


Discography

Albums

Cover Information
Forward
  • Released: October 17, 2006
  • Label: Double Deal Brand
  • Peak U.S. Billboard: TBA
  • U.S. sales: 2,800
  • RIAA certification: TBA

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For The Abyssinians album, see Forward (The Abyssinians album). ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 Ti // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ...

Singles

Year Title Album U.S. AC Idol Waves
2006 "Know You Better" Forward - 1
2006 "I Quit" Forward - -
2007 "Forward" Forward 34 *1
2007 "Falling Into You" Forward - 7
  • "Forward" was #1 for four weeks on Idol Waves.[5]

Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks (formerly known as Adult Top 40) is a variation on the United States Billboard charts. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 Ti // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Ayla Marie Brown (born July 28, 1988) is an American NCAA basketball player and recording artist from Wrentham, Massachusetts. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 Ti // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Ayla Marie Brown (born July 28, 1988) is an American NCAA basketball player and recording artist from Wrentham, Massachusetts. ... See also: 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop Musical groups established in 2007 Record labels established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... See also: 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop Musical groups established in 2007 Record labels established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ...

References

  1. ^ Brown is quick to join 2,000-point club in Nobles's victory BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved on 16 January 2007.
  2. ^ Brown moves ahead TheSunChronicle.com. Retrieved on 16 September 2007.
  3. ^ Boston Coll. Eagles Stats Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved on 16 September 2007.
  4. ^ Maryland deflates BC seniors BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved on 16 September 2007.
  5. ^ Idol Waves' Top 20 Countdown IdolWaves.com. Retrieved on 14 September 2007.

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