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When Stacie Orrico’s career first started, she found success on the Christian music with her debut ‘Genuine’, an album of inspirational songs. Fans of her first album ‘Genuine’ now think the singer is a phony! Stacie tells about her situation to J-14: “The pop market goes, ‘She’s a Christian artist-her music must be lame,’ and on the Christian market side, it’s like, ‘She’s making music that’s also going to go to people who are outside of the church: She’s a sellout’.”
Stacie Orrico will sign autographs and perform an acoustic set 1 p.m. Sunday (August 10) at the Nordstrom store at Bellevue Square. Orrico is a native of neighboring Seattle.
Teen People asked Stacie Orrico for her most embarrassing moment. The singer said, “I was in the fifth grade. [One time] after gym, I handed my uniform to my friend, not realizing my clothes were in the bathroom. So I’m in my underwear running down the hall, and the guy who I liked was standing right there!”
MTV News caught up with Stacie Orrico who spoke about working with music legend Diane Warren, the woman behind the singer’s third single from her latest self-titled album, ‘I Promise’. “We listened to 40 or 50 songs,” Orrico recalled of the day she spent with Warren. “It was really cool; some of the stuff was just incredible. The biggest thing was, you listen to all the songs and you know they’re a #1 hit, so musically I obviously liked it, but lyrically was where I looked for a connection.” Read more.
Stacie Orrico chatted with Michael Herman of Christianity Today and addressed talk that she’s abadoning her faith-based music after signing with a major label and getting MTV airplay. “I’m always asked, ‘Are you going secular?’ ‘Are you still a virgin,’ ‘Are you abandoning your faith, your fans, the Christian market …’ Some people assume that the day I signed with Virgin Records, I threw everything my life was based on out the window,” she said. “I want people to know that the experiences I’ve had over the last couple of years were the most amazing times of my life. I’ve had the opportunity to talk to teenage girls about their relationships, their families, and the issues they deal with. Those issues range from eating disorders to problems at home or with guys, to girls who just found out they’re pregnant and don’t know what to do. I’ve talked with girls who ran away from home and don’t know if they should go back, and other girls who’ve talked about suicide. It’s sad to talk with girls who have no one to support them. I mean, when I need something or when I’m hurting, I can think of 10 people right now that I would trust to talk to and to receive good advice from. So many of these girls have no one to trust. All that to say, I really appreciate the support that the Christian market has given me. I will continue and continue to thank them because they’re like my family. And the more I spread out, the more I feel safe and at home in the Christian market. So many people have stuck by me and have been encouraging me and praying for me.”
The full story at christianitytoday.com has since been removed.
Pop acts making the television rounds this week include Lisa Marie Presley, who appears on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday and Live with Regis and Kelly on Tuesday; Natalie Imbruglia, who appears on The View on Monday; Hanson, who perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday; 98 Degrees star Nick Lachey, who appears on MTV’s Total Request Live on Tuesday; Mandy Moore, who appears on the Late Show on Wednesday, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and TRL on Thursday, and Live with Regis and Kelly on Friday; Frenchie Davis, who appears on The View on Wednesday; and Stacie Orrico, who appears on TRL on Thursday.
Lauren McMenemy of The Advertiser reviewed Stacie Orrico’s self-titled effort, giving it 2 1/2 stars. She says, “She might not be breaking new ground, but it’s refreshing to hear a pop album made with love, showcasing a big voice and not just a pretty young thing cooing and flaunting for the cameras. Her genuine nature and striking voice make her a talent to watch.”
Stacie Orrico is hoping to present a new kind of role model for girls who look to pop stars for inspiration. “Young female artists in our generation have kind of made young women like myself feel like the only thing that we have is our sexuality, and if we’re not beautiful and we don’t have a perfect body then we’re worthless,” she tells Nekesa Mumbi Moody of the Associated Press. “And I think that’s sad because it’s so not true.”
Quddus chatted with Stacie Orrico on MTV’s Total Request Live on Wednesday, where Stacie was guest hosting. Asked about the upcoming tour with Christina Aguilera and *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake, and whether the pair will get along, Orrico said, “I don’t know. I think it’s kind of funny. It’s like I think they’re going to try to play it off like — like try to create a lot of publicity but pretend they’re going to hook up and stuff. But I don’t think it will happen. She’s too strong for him or something.”
Stacie Orrico’s official site has a video clip of the singer on the NBC show ‘American Dreams’ performing ‘My Boyfriend’s Back’. Stacie appeared on the show on Sunday (May 18).