Courtlend
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Courtlend

Fort Worth, TX | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Fort Worth, TX | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Hip Hop R&B

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Courtlend Anderson was born on May 28,1996 in Fort Worth,TX, but raised in Atlanta,Ga where he found desire for art. He started rapping at about 11. Going through several hard situations at home, where he was deemed a CPS child after being took away, from his Mom & Dad for their horrible actions towards himself. But that couldn't stop Courtlend, he started off doing acoustic shows, in late 2012 shows performing to random crowds. It wasn't till early 2013, where Courtlend caught his first break after building a strong online following of 10,000 young girls around the world. He secured a spot to open up for Interscope artists Mindless Behavior, on a 2 city tour in Dallas & Oklahoma City!He won over many new fans, an synched in a bigger online following to about 20,000 followers. Focusing on school, till the Summer where he caught another break with Grammy nominated producer, Jerrin Howard (Lotus Flower Bomb) he would produce Courtlend's first radio played song "Forever Yours" which accumulated 20,000 views on YouTube, scoring his first radio interview with 97.9 The Beat of Dallas. Releasing more music, staying relevant with more performances landed Courtlend, #10 spot on the Top Digital Texas Artist of 2013, by the Independent Recording Arts Society. Courtlend released his first ever full length project, March 4th a self titled EP which did more than 4,000 downloads in a month. Buzzing hard, Courtlend was booked for the first time ever at SXSW, rocking three different stages. Landing him a entry into Lil Wayne's private Illmore party, where he met Birdman for the first time, an hung-out with his homestate friend Lil Twist. April 5th Courtlend headlined his first show in NYC, to a packed house which established him as the next up artist out of Texas. Which landed him a meeting in the Def Jam office, where he played his EP with a great response from the representatives of Def Jam. Courtlend is staying focused an graduating highschool, with plans of a tour this summer of 2014. * September update* Courtlend attended the 2014 BET awards, where he was seen with the acts of Justin Bieber, Keyshia Cole, and more in Los Angeles. He did a selection of shows in the summer, but he really broke online when he released the worldwide trending single #SkurSkur via twitter racking in more than 50,000 plays. Just a month later he followed up with another trending topic single #SwipeAndDelete, both songs recieved rather much attention going viral, as videos and tweets were posted on the daily. With plans of a debut Mixtape/ Free Album Courtlend released a new single "Kylie Jenner" dedicated to the younger sister of Kim Kardashian, who models. Within one hour, Courtlend recieved one thousand plays on SoundCloud, with his momentum bulding and buzz growing Kylie herself, posted a video promoting the song on her instagram to her 12 million followers, bringing in 420,000 likes and wonders to Courtlend. With over 200,000 + plays in total in less than a month, Courtlend plans to keep building with the single and drop a music video for it. Followed by the full project in the fourth quarter. Courtlend officially became a Billboard charted artist October 8th, debuting at #23 on the Emerging Artist charts for his single "Kylie Jenner"


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