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Renowned Brit-Pop Modern Rock Singer Ed Hale Turns (Accidental) Adult Contemporary Star(April 19, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- Five years ago, rock star, activist, volunteer and entrepreneur Ed Hale found out that everything he owned had been stolen by his business partner and former girlfriend. The multi-talented New York City-based recording artist (www.edhale.com) kept his chin up and told his friends and family not to worry, that in less than five years he would "rebuild the empire."
Hale is now getting the last word, hanging out with superstars, seeing his name in Billboard Magazine on the Adult Contemporary charts and more -- thanks to his unexpected smash hit single "Scene in San Francisco," the second hit from his stylistic leap of faith, a toned down acoustic solo album entitled Ballad On Third Avenue.
Cracking the Top 15 on the FMQB AC40 chart puts Hale smack between Colbie Callait, Jessie J and Kelly Clarkson -- and gunning for even loftier company in a Top Ten that includes Adele, Coldplay and Maroon 5's hit "Moves Like Jagger." "Scene in San Francisco," a moody, soulful tune that Hale describes as "whisper pop," has also spent weeks in the Mediabase and R&R A/C Top 30 and has been the #1 Mediabase AC Independent Artist and Active New Release for eight straight weeks.
Prior to "Scene in San Francisco," Hale scored big with another city song, the new-folk tinged acoustic ballad "New Orleans Dreams," which reached #10 on the FMQB AC chart in the U.S. and received heavy airplay in 21 other countries. This came as a welcome surprise, even for Hale, who's been the frontman of Ed Hale and the Transcendence -- a critically acclaimed Brit pop/Modern Rock sensation for years -- touring the world, placing songs in film and TV and cracking the Top 30 on Modern and Alt rock charts multiple times.
Over the past few years, Hale has also become an official Civilian Diplomat. Hale was chosen in 2008 to attend a 15-day Peace Delegation in Iran. He and 11 other Americans -- including Rolling Stone contributing editor Robert Dreyfuss and writer Larry Beinhart ("Wag The Dog") -- were hand-picked to meet with leading government officials, including former President Mohammad Khatami and leading religious clerics and Ayatollahs to discuss ways to improve U.S./Iranian relations and increase peace between the two countries.
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