Everything You Need To Know About Rachel Platten

Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" made her one of our favorite new artists in 2015, and her new album, Wildfire, is already our soundtrack to 2016! If you're not already a Rachel devotee, you need to be, and we're here to help.

everything you need to know about rachel platten

Full name: Rachel Ashley Platten

Zodiac Sign: Taurus (Rachel says this is why she's so stubborn!)

Hometown: Newton Centre, Massachusetts

Favorite Emoji: ?

Favorite Color: Yellow

Biggest Fear: Ghost stories and scary movies

Biggest Inspiration: Malala Yousafzai

Favorite Disney Princess: Rachel told us she obsessed with Merida, but she's also an Ariel fan

Favorite Movie: Pitch Perfect (Rachel was in an a cappella group called the Trinitones in college!)

Fun Facts:

1. Rachel has been making music for most of her life. She started studying classical piano when she was just 5! She's a skilled guitarist, too.

2. "Fight Song," basically became a hit overnight after it was featured in an episode of Pretty Little Liars.

3. Rachel says "Fight Song" was inspired by all of the rejections throughout her musical career and how, in spite of it all, she kept fighting and never gave up on her dream!

4. It took Rachel a year and a half to get "Fight Song" EXACTLY right. It was clearly worth it, because it resulted in lyrics like these.

5. Rachel rescued her dog, Dino, and he is precious.

rachel platten poses with her adopted dog dino

(via Instagram)

6. Rachel has dedicated a ton of her time to reaching out to fans. This video of Rachel singing "Fight Song" with Girl Scouts is perfect.




7. Rachel is a MASTER beatboxer.

8. Rachel has some famous fans, including George Clooney, Kelli Clarkson and  Taylor Swift!

taylor swift and selena gomez this is my fight song

(via DominioPop)

9. Taylor even brought Rachel out on stage on the 1989 Tour to sing "Fight Song" with her in Pennsylvania, and the result was one of the best duets in history.

10. Rachel's fans are called Plattenums.

11. And Rachel is anything but a one-hit wonder. Her new single "Stand By You" is every bit as empowering as "Fight Song." She's out go-to lady for power anthems!


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