Shiloh Hoganson (born Shiloh Hoganson April 25, 1993), known by her stage name Shiloh, is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter.
Shiloh Hoganson Singing Career
Young Shiloh singing in a competition
Shiloh began singing in competitions at age seven. She traveled around Canada and the United States singing country songs.
In 2006 at the age of 13, Shiloh won a chance to work with some professional songwriters and producers when she won the The Bounce radio station talent contest (91.7 CHBN-FM) in Edmonton. Shiloh traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia to work with songwriting–production team Hipjoint Productions who wrote and produced seven songs on her debut album Picture Imperfect including the Canadian Platinum-selling single Operator (A Girl Like Me).
Operator (A Girl Like Me) was released on September 23, 2008. It charted on the Canadian Hot 100 and listed her as Billboard Canada’s #1 Emerging Talent Artist as of December 19, 2008.
In 2008 at 15 years old, Shiloh was signed to Universal Music Canada.
Shiloh appeared on MuchOnDemand on June 4, 2009, and performed Goodbye, You Suck.
Shiloh released two more singles in 2009, Goodbye, You Suck and Alright. On August 18, 2009, Shiloh’s debut album Picture Imperfect was released. It debuted on the Canadian Albums Chart at number 10. The three singles from the album received airplay on MuchMusic and Family Channel. On the album’s release day, Shiloh appeared and performed again on the show MuchOnDemand.
Shiloh performed Operator (A Girl Like Me) at the 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards and was nominated for two awards.
Shiloh Hoganson appeared on YTV’s The Zone segment and was interviewed by Carlos, answering viewer questions that had been submitted by e-mail and performing. She also appeared on season two of The Next Star, meeting the six finalists. Shiloh’s songs have been heard in various television shows, including Gossip Girl, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, Mr. Troop Mom, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Majority Rules and What Happens in Vegas.
In 2009, Shiloh signed an American deal with Universal Republic.
In January Shiloh was featured on VEVO’s main page as an Artist To Watch. “She made waves in 2010, now she looks to concur 2011.” Shiloh was nominated for the New Artist Of The Year award at the 2010 Juno Awards.
On November 9, 2010 Shiloh released the single Can’t Hold On. A second album was announced for release at the end of 2010. The album was cancelled and Shiloh went on an unofficial singing hiatus. Fans believe this was due to issues Shiloh was having in her personal life.
Shiloh Hoganson used her influence as a singer to give back to charities. Inspired by her idol Michael Jackson, Shiloh donated money made from shows to charities. On August 27, 2009, at the Hamilton Place Theatre, Shiloh said that the money made from that show would go to World Vision and a child she sponsored, Fabrizio.
Shiloh performed as the opening act for Lady Gaga at Virgin Mobile’s Re Generation benefit concert in aid of homeless youth at Circa in Toronto,…