Haley Reinhart, 26, is a singer/songwriter who is currently recording her third studio album. Her sophomore album, Better, released in 2016 – was a follow up to 2012’s Interscope Records debut, Listen Up! Both releases have garnered significant critical acclaim – Listen Up! debuted at #17 on the Billboard 200 chart, while her recent single “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” off Better was featured in the popular Extra gum commercial “The Story of Sarah and Juan.” The song earned Reinhart her first certified Gold single status by the RIAA and has amassed 54 million Spotify streams. Haley completed her first solo headlining tour of the U.S. in June 2016, and she will embark on her first solo headlining international tour in 2017, visiting 7 countries across Europe.
Reinhart grew up in Chicagoland, born into a world of music. Singing at the young age of 7, she began to take the stage alongside her parents and their band of 30 years: Midnight. Thanks to her parents’ diverse musical taste, Reinhart became heavily influenced by a wide variety of genres, including rock ’n’ roll, funk, pop, jazz, and the blues. She hit the big stage with the Wheeling High School jazz band, which toured across Europe in 2009, performing at both the Montreux Jazz Festival and Umbria Jazz Festival. Reinhart continued to study jazz in college, forming several bands and side collaborations. In 2011, she competed on Season 10 of landmark TV singing competition series American Idol, eventually finishing in third place.
Since then, she has seen her songs featured in a variety of other TV and film projects, including James Cameron’s HBO documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, a recent Chase Bank commercial, and the film Step Up Revolution. Reinhart has built up a strong and devoted fanbase of “Haliens” thanks to live performances at festivals such as Lollapalooza and the New Orleans Jazz Fest. She has also collaborated live with some of the biggest names in the business, including Tony Bennett, Slash, David Foster, and Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Over the past two years, Reinhart has premiered cover songs with YouTube sensation Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox which have collectively amassed over 110 million video views to date.
In addition to singing, Reinhart made her voiceover debut in 2015 as a little boy named Bill in the Netflix original animated series F Is for Family, produced by Bill Burr, Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsly, and Michael Price. The show has recently been picked up for a second season which will premiere May 30, 2017.