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Overview (2)

Nickname Porcelain Black
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alaina Marie Beaton better known by her stage name Porcelain Black, is an American pop-rock singer-songwriter. She started her music career at 18 under the stage name Porcelain and the Tramps with Virgin Records. However, Black and Virgin could not agree on the music that she recorded and she spent 3 years trying to get out of the contract. She signed with RedOne's Universal Republic imprint late in 2009 and began working on her debut. "This Is What Rock n' Roll Looks Like", Black's first single, features Lil Wayne, and was a modest hit on Billboard's Dance Club chart. Her second single, "Naughty Naughty", peaked at number 6.

Black grew up in Sterling Heights, Michigan.Her father was a hairstylist. He owned a hair salon and brought her along to fashion shows and photoshoots.Her parents separated when she was 6 years old. After her mother remarried, they settled in Rochester where she attended high school. Having lived in less affluent areas prior to the move, Black found that she did not fit in with her privileged classmates, becoming an outcast. She discovered that her biological father had cancer when she was 15, which affected her so much that she was expelled from school in three months for fighting. Two months later, she was expelled from another school. He died when she was 16. Black had taken part in national competitive dancing, taking jazz, hip-hop, tap and ballet lessons, since young and at one point was training to perform on Broadway. She also considered becoming a backup dancer. After being expelled from her last school, Black ran away from home. She started begging, doing drugs and drinking while crashing at friends' houses at night. After going on tour with Armor for Sleep, she returned to Detroit and stopped taking drugs.

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Spouse (1)

Bradley Soileau (20 April 2012 - present)

Trade Mark (3)

Blond and black hair
Black and blue hair
Red lip

Trivia (18)

In 2008, toured with Lil Wayne's "I Am Music Tour".
20 April 2012, she married Bradley Soileau at East Village Manhattan New York City, NY.
Black sang one of the sole original songs for the film, "Rock Angels".
Her biological father's love for rock music by Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix also influences her. She has also listed Nine Inch Nails and its frontman, Trent Reznor, Björk, Fiona Apple, Aaliyah, Skinny Puppy, AC/DC, Hole and Oasis as musical influences, citing the albums (What's the Story) Morning Glory? and Live Through This as the most influential to her current sound. The first concert she attended was an AC/DC concert with her father.
In April 2012, she married model Bradley Soileau, who has appeared with singer Lana Del Rey in the music videos for "Blue Jeans" and "Born to Die".
Born in Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States.
She made her first televised appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, performing "This is What Rock n' Roll Looks Like".
"How Do You Love Someone?", co-penned by Black around the time she left Virgin was cut by Ashley Tisdale for her second album, Guilty Pleasure.
Black's debut single and lead single from the album, "This Is What Rock n' Roll Looks Like," features a guest rap by Lil Wayne, who eventually invited Black to tour with him on his I Am Music Tour.
Black worked with Josh and Billy Steinberg on the song "How Do You Love Someone?"
Songs "King of the World" and "I'm Your Favorite Drug" were originally created by Black under the stage name Porcelain and the Tramps.
Black named Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, and Skinny Puppy as influences.
Originally signed with Virgin Records at the age of 18, Black went by the name Porcelain and the Tramps.
Black co-wrote and sang backup vocals for the song "Lunacy Fringe" by The Used.
Black worked with Tommy Henriksen and John Lowery in London while at Virgin.
She is credited on songs performed by One Direction, Orianthi, The Used, and Mexican pop singer, Belinda.
In 2012, she appeared on Best Ink, where the name of her debut album was confirmed as Mannequin Factory.
At age 18, she embarked on her music career as a solo act under the name Porcelain and the Tramps with Virgin Records.

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