Listen Up! Shindigs, Week 5/20-27, 5/21 LA, 5/26 IL, 5/27 MN (ROLLUP)

Posted on May 16, 2012


This week marks the official launch of Listen Up!  and 19E, Interscope and Haley are doing up a bunch of shindigs.

For all the CD Signing events, expect to have to purchase a copy there.  Photos and personalized autographs will probably not be possible.

May 20, (Possibly) Billboard Music Awards, Interscope Records Official Afterparty, Vanity Nightclub, Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas, NV Public Event Tickets $60
May 21, 9:00AM Good Day LA, Los Angeles, Performing “Free” Details
May 21, 7:00PM Possibly, Pre-finale party  Haley, Pia, Casey, Lauren, Stefano, and Naima among those mentioned.
May 21, Album Release Party & Concert: Hard Rock Cafe, W. Hollywood, CA 8:30PM Details
May 22 Listen Up! album release
May 22, 4:00PM Live Chat http://smarturl.it/lch
May 25, 8:30AM Good Day Chicago, Chicago, IL Details
May 25, Rosemont IL, Akoo, “Free” in studio, invitation only Details
May 26, 2:00 PM  Wheeling, Walmart CD Signing (Get signing wristbands w/ purchase starting at 9am) Details
May 26, 9:30 PM Chicago, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago (63 W. Ontario)  CD Signing & Live Performance Details
May 27, 2:00 PM  Mall of America  CD Signing (& Live Performance) (Get signing wristbands w/ purchase starting at 9am, ROTUNDA STAGERelocated to the Patio (Nickelodeon Universe)) Details

Quite probable she’ll be involved in the finale (May 22, 23) in some way, even if just as a attendee.
Lots of good stuff this week, but the big surprise was a 1.5m clip of two new songs.    Highlight is still, of course, the Listen Up! Release.
SoundCloud Cips: Soul On Fire, Follow My Heart

Interscope released 90s snippets for the Deluxe Album.  But instead of the 14 songs expected, there were 16.   It turns out they released two additional songs: Soul On Fire, Follow My Heart meant for the international edition (not clear if they are in addition to or in lieu of the other bonus tracks).   During her chat today, she mentioned that they were meant for the International market. In any event, listen below, tracks 11-16.

May 20, (Possibly) Billboard Music Awards, Interscope Records Official Afterparty, Vanity Nightclub, Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas NV

Not clear if she was there.  May have been originally scheduled to be there and pulled out; none of the Interscope Promo tweets have mentioned her.
One of many Interscope artists performing that night.   Public Event Tickets $60

News

Listen Up! – out May 22 — draws heavily on the neo-soul and girl-group R&B of artists like Adele, Duffy and the late Amy Winehouse. But Haley puts her distinctive twists on the genre, and fans of the Illinois singer likely will be thrilled with the wayListen Up! turned out.

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Liar“There’s a right side and a wrong side” in any relationship gone wrong — but which side is Haley on? That’s the big question in this mysterious soul song, where she seems to have the support the background singers, but they might just be enabling her so she can keep lying to herself.

May 21 Good Day LA, Release Party

Good Day LA, Los Angeles, Performing “Free” Details

Performing “Free” on Good Day LA, with John Notto
VIDEO at Haley Reinhart Sings Beautifully on GDLA: MyFoxLA.com

Dorothy Lucey ‏@DorothyLucey @haleyreinhart trying to rehearse while we’re bugging her–asking her where she got her shirt @gdla  http://yfrog.com/kkm25znj

Haley Reinhart ‏@HaleyReinhart Hey! Catch me on Good Day LA!!! Like right meow:) On FOX @gdla#listenupcountdown pic.twitter.com/bPP7MDs0
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Pre-finale party (Scheduled)

7:00PM Haley, Pia, Casey, Lauren, Stefano, and Naima among those mentioned.  Seems to be invitation only.  [Seems to be fairly casual and Pia and Haley didn't make it]

Album Release Party & Concert: Hard Rock Cafe, W. Hollywood, CA 8:30PM Details

Full band: Breezy Lovejoy, Courtney Leonard, John Notto, Keith Phelps

Highlights

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Wasted Tears []

Free []

Hit The Ground Runnin’ [, mellendonna12, first couple of seconds clipped]

Now That You’re Here []

House Of The Rising Sun []

 

Oh Darling! []

Info

Join Haley at the Hard Rock Cafe in West Hollywood for the launch of Listen Up!  Live performance.   Signing of CD purchased there.   Curtis Peoples will be opening for Haley.

Full band performance.  6 Songs.  2 Covers (Oh Darling!, House Of The Rising Sun).  Expecting video!

Brady Lee ‏@BradyTheBengal The @HaleyReinhart sign in front of the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood http://twitpic.com/9nu261
ole (oh-lay) ‏@olemajorlyindie There is a line all the way down the street to see @HaleyReinhart perform in LA tonight. #Haliens #listenupcountdown http://pic.twitter.com/jowbvquJ 8:05 PM – 21 May 12 via Twitter for BlackBerry® · Details 
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Chelsea Briggs ‏@Chelsea_Briggs Hanging w/the lovely @haleyreinhart backstage at The Hard Rock before her show! #ListenUp out tomorrow. Buy http://instagr.am/p/K6q3PdNa0T/ 10:14 PM – 21 May 12 via Instagram · Details
Katrina Bleckley ‏@katrinableckley Let the #ListenUp album release partay commence. Congrats@haleyreinharthttp://instagr.am/p/K6mUFuHzWf/ 9:32 PM – 21 May 12 via Instagram · Details
Cheesa ‏@CheesyFbaby Here at Hard Rock cheering Haley Reinhart’s album and my boys@KortHaussProd @BreezyLovejoy
Dina LaPolt ‏@dinalapolt At the CD release party for Listen Up! With @HaleyReinhart !!!!! Woot woot!
ole (oh-lay) ‏@olemajorlyindie View from backstage at @HaleyReinhart‘s CD release party at HOB Sunset. #listenuphttp://pic.twitter.com/4d5cu3JZ 9:29 PM – 21 May 12 via Twitter for BlackBerry® · Details

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Brittany Keener ‏@blkeener Haley destroying (in a good way) HOTRS! #listenup 9:43 PM – 21 May 12 via Echofon · Details
Kyle Brooks ‏@Taithleach Hot damn Haley…that dress http://pic.twitter.com/yKh5bCAn 10:04 PM – 21 May 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Details
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stephaniē. ✌ ‏@ArchuletaCrazy THAT WOMAN CANNOT MAKE A FUNNY FACE @haleyreinharthttp://pic.twitter.com/x6FpI5JW 10:14 PM – 21 May 12 via Camera on iOS · Details [Haley promised Stefanie a funny face photo a while back]
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stephaniē. ✌ ‏@ArchuletaCrazy Just met Haley for the fourth time. No biggie. ;) instagr.am/p/K6sbTlu0Wu/ [Clearer version of above]

Juanita Anderson ‏@theurbansage @JohnNotto@BreezyLovejoy@KeithPhelps and @KortHaussProd all killed it tonight.

Courtney Leonard ‏@KortHaussProd Just had an amazing show with @HaleyReinhart at her record release party in Hollywood! Thanks 2 all of my friends that came out to support👍 10:56 PM – 21 May 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Details
Miяαndα Flowers ღ ‏@iHartHaleyR_ @HaleyReinhart Hi Haley had a great time seeing you tonight! Its so extraordinary that I met you thanks for ze shoutout http://pic.twitter.com/0KnbPhdG 11:03 PM – 21 May 12 via Twitter for Android · Details
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stronger striker @durbalainersox Omg ran into @HaleyReinhart before she left….. Ty so much Haley!!!!! http://twitpic.com/9nwkh6 11:17 PM – 21 May 12 via TweetCaster for Android · Details
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Stephanie Chung ‏@stephie6788 Beautiful show tonight seeing @curtispeoples and @haleyreinhart#hardrockcafe #hollywood #curtispeoples #hal http://instagr.am/p/K64mOMzUtO/ 12:13 AM – 22 May 12 via Instagram · Details [Small but clear photos]
Brittany Keener ‏@blkeener Oh Darling….. http://instagr.am/p/K65A5eFIfb/ 12:15 AM – 22 May 12 via Instagram · Details
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Christopher Sibley ‏@SibleyWorld Awesome night I had @HaleyReinhart release party @HARDROCKin Hollywood. @BreezyLovejoy u was killing on them drums.http://pic.twitter.com/UqodgBae 12:56 AM – 22 May 12 via web · Details
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Troy Laureta @TroyLaureta @HaleyReinhart SANG her heart out tonight!

Wasted Tears [, blown audio]

Free (clip 1) [, blown audio]

Free (clip 2) [, blown audio]

Hit The Ground Runnin’ []
House Of The Rising Sun [ -  blown audio, ]
Oh Darling! [, blown audio]

News

When home in Chicago, Haley Reinhart loves the nightlife [Chicago Sun Times, Thomas Conner, Pop Music Critic,  5/21]

“I’m lucky in that Chicago is such a great city and I get to get home there from time to time, and it’s a blessing to be with my family, but even if I’m completely exhausted and supposed to be taking a break at home, I can’t do it,” says the former “American Idol” finalist and Wheeling native, whose debut album “Listen Up!” is out Tuesday. “When nighttime rolls around, I’m a night owl so I’ll be out doing something!”

“Listen Up!” is a pretty good debut, 10 tracks of retro-ish pop featuring guests such as B.O.B. on the single, “Oh My!” and guitarist Harry Reinhart, Haley’s dad, on four songs.

Listen Up: John Mayer, Haley Reinhart, more [Review, 3 out of 4,  USA Today, 5/21]

Last season on American Idol, Haley Reinhart struggled to find suitable material for the swoops and slides of her free-wheeling, bluesy vocal style. That’s not so on Listen Up!, a vivacious bit of post-Adele neo-soul. From reverb-drenched Oh My! to Motown-influenced gems like Wasted Tears andWonderland, Reinhart has grooves that should thrill her fans from the show. — Brian Mansfield

Haley Reinhart interview: American Idol star talks Listen Up, Free, Lollapalooza [Beatweek, online version, previously only available in PDF, 5/21]

…, people wanting me to come out as soon as possible with a record. I really stressed the fact that I wanted to be a part of it completely. I have this huge opportunity given from Interscope, and I wanted them to realize that I am a creative type. I’ve been a songwriter before Idol. I’ve been surrounded by music. So all these visions that I have, I wanted to be able to have that time, that space, to make it come to life.”

The first single, entitled Free, is an upbeat sounding number with soaring vocals which belie the fact that it’s about a breakup. Still, she says, “it’s more of an empowering breakup song. You should feel good after hearing it, knowing that even though we love each other we need to break this thing off so we can truly be happy.”

….The song itself still has that old swampy New Orleans jive to it.” The priority, she says, was in “getting a rapper and making sure that it was tasteful. That’s the most important thing. There’s a lot of rap out there, but the kind that I would like to represent on the album, if I do that, would definitely have to be somebody who’s tasteful about it.”

In the middle of an otherwise loud album is the gently soaring ballad Undone, which Haley wrote with neo-Motown singer MoZella and Rob Kleiner, a song which took her into new territory. “I’m not used to ballads,” she says honestly. “It’s a little bit more poppy than I’m used to, the changes and everything. It’s different for me. What I found from showing people is that they’re captivated by it. I’m happy that people can really truly relate to it. I put myself in a really heartbroken place, and I think that’s something that everybody has felt at some point.”

The second half of the album picks back up the pace. Now That You’re Here sounds like it could garner airplay in dance clubs, of which she says “I really like funk and R&B, the stuff that you can groove to.” Wonderland is a pure throwback. “It’s an anthem for ladies out there. It’s a love song. I’ve felt love, so it’s around the corner if you just look for it. That’s a tribute to old Motown.”

New Albums by John Mayer, Haley Reinhart and Linda Oh [New York Times,  Jon Caramanica, 5/21]

… “Listen Up!” is all shape, all fixed-data points for Ms. Reinhart to adhere to — a taut album full of meaty, thickly arranged pop-soul that suits her booming voice extremely well.

Ms. Reinhart still isn’t a pop star, but that’s fine. Produced primarily by Rob Kleiner and busbee, these songs hark back to the 1960s and ’70s, when Motown girl groups were ceding ground to soul-driven rock. It’s singers’ territory that shows off both the smooth power of Ms. Reinhart’s voice and its engine-revving churn. She lingers elegantly over notes at the end of lines, as on “Now That You’re Here,” and can tighten up into a growl when needed, as on “Liar.”

In contemporary pop terms, this is territory staked out by the likes of Bruno Mars, and the long shadow of Amy Winehouse hangs over the more wrenching soul numbers like “Wasted Tears” and “Oh My!,” on which Ms. Reinhart sounds comfortable, even flirty…

“American Idol” season 10 contestant Haley Reinhart thrilled fans with her jazzy, smoky vocals. On her new album, “Listen Up,” out Tuesday, May 22, she recalls sultry vocalists such as Amy Winehouse and Dusty Springfield, both of whom she considers major influences: “I come from a lot of ‘60s, ‘70s classic stuff and that’s definitely the sound I want to have,” she tells Hitfix in this video interview taped at her management company’s office in West Hollywood.But it was another influence, Britney Spears,  that inspired the 21-year old’s performance in her video for first single “Free,” during which she gets a boy all hot and bothered at a diner. “I grew up with my generation looking at people like Britney Spears. She oozed sex appeal so effortlessly.”
On her debut album, Listen Up!Haley Reinhart stands out as both soulful and sweet.Nodding to a classic sound with a modern feistiness, the American Idolseason ten finalist adds an elegance to 21st century pop.

REVIEWS: Haley Reinhart, ‘Listen Up!’ [7 out of 10, Spin Magazine 5/21]

Thank Adele for an Idol album with depth. Thank Winehouse for dusty soul. Thank Reinhart for the pipes.

Young Hollywood ‏@younghollywood Thanks to @HaleyReinhart for siting down with us! Check out Haley’s chat with @KinseySchofield here:http://www.younghollywood.com/videos/yhstudio/may/haley-reinhart-kicks-off-her-postidol-debut-with-soul.html 11:43 AM – 21 May 12 via web · Details

Haley Reinhart Kicks Off Her Post-”Idol” Debut With Soul [Young Hollywood]

“American Idol” Season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart stops by the Studio to spread some awareness about her debut album, ‘Listen Up!’, which showcases her hypnotically soulful voice on such songs as “Free” and “Oh My!”, a collabo with B.o.B. Haley chats with us about the impact that reality shows have as a platform for discovering new talent these days, and she also dishes on her questionable eating habits!

Hosted by Kinsey Schofield.

Other

Katie Krause ‏@Katie_Krause Hey friends! We’re chatting with the oh-so talented & lovely@HaleyReinhart tomorrow in-studio! Have any questions?! Send ‘em our way! :-) [Clever News]
keltiecolleen ‏@keltiecolleen Blonde. Check. Vegan leather jacket. Check. @HaleyReinhart Check. instagr.am/p/K5r0fAOCfi/ [The Insider]

May 22 Listen Up! album release

Available no later than 12:01AM Eastern time on iTunes.   Some retailers may have phyiscal copies of the CD earlier.

Available May 21, Internationally (UK, FR, DE).

Pia Toscano ‏@PiaToscano Props to @HaleyReinhart for creating an incredible album… Congratulations on the start of a beautiful career #listenup 8:43 PM – 21 May 12 via Twitter for iPad · Details
Adam Lambert ‏@adamlambert Just purchased three albums: @KrisAllen @HaleyReinhart & Gossip’s A Joyful Noise. 6:18 AM – 22 May 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Details
Melinda Doolittle ‏@mdoolittle Great new music out today from @KrisAllen and @HaleyReinhart! SO excited! And…love seeing 3 AI alum in the Top 10 on iTunes! Woot! 6:53 AM – 22 May 12 via TweetDeck · Details
Universal MusicGroup ‏@UMG NEW MUSIC @HaleyReinhart did not disappoint! Get her new album#ListenUp! out today feat. the oh-so-jazzy single “Free”http://umg.fm/MjuSDN 11:27 AM – 22 May 12 via web · Details
Scotty McCreery ‏@ScottyMcCreery Yall go check out @HaleyReinhart‘s new album “Listen Up” on iTunes here! Its incredible! http://smarturl.it/ListenUpDLX 2:14 PM – 22 May 12 via Tweetbot for iOS · Details
Jacob Lusk ‏@Jacob_Lusk Haley Reinhart’s Album is Straight-up EarCandy. #listenup
Haley Reinhart ‏@HaleyReinhart Shout out to my @interscope label mate @elliegoulding for coming out to my show last night. Thanks so much for the support! xo 4:52 PM – 22 May 12 via web · Details
Katie Stevens ‏@thekatiestevens Everyone better go pick up my fellow Idol’s new albums @KrisAllenand @HaleyReinhart! Incredible!! So proud of you both! 5:39 PM – 22 May 12 via web · Details
DeAndre Brackensick ‏@BrackensickAI11 Haley Reinhart new album “listen up” and Kris Allen new album “Thank You Camellia” jus came out today:)) 2:36 PM – 22 May 12 via Twitter for Android · Details
Joshua Ledet ‏@JLedetAI11 Everyone Check out HALEY REINHARTS NEW ALBUM! Also the incredible KRIS ALLEN (: 10:00 PM – 22 May 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Details
Heejun Han ‏@HHanAI11 Kris allen and @HaleyReinhart. Album!!!! Is out !!! Go get em now##!!! 9:52 PM – 22 May 12 via Twitter for Android · Details
Sam Watters ‏@SamWatters1 Congrats @Haley Reinhart, @Busbee@robkleiner on top 10 iTunes debut today! Great album by an amazing artist. Super proud 2 b a part of it! 6:38 PM – 22 May 12 via Osfoora for iPhone · Details
Sam Watters‏ @SamWatters1 @Busbee that string arrangement on “What You Don’t Know” by @HaleyReinhart is siiiiick!!! Great job my dude! 12:06 AM – 23 May 12 via Osfoora for iPhone · Embed this Tweet
Adam Lambert ‏@adamlambert @HaleyReinhart I love this album! Your voice is so sexy! 2:04 PM – 24 May 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Details

iTunes charts as of May 23, 2012 2:39AM EDT (Gives an idea of the initial hit on iTunes)

Top Albums
6 Listen Up! (Deluxe Version) – Haley Reinhart
33 Listen Up! – Haley Reinhart

Top Pop Albums
4 Listen Up! (Deluxe Version) – Haley Reinhart
14 Listen Up! – Haley Reinhart

Top Songs
172 Undone – Haley Reinhart

Top Pop Songs
55 Undone – Haley Reinhart
148 Oh My! (feat. B.o.B) – Haley Reinhart
251 Free – Haley Reinhart
252 Undone – Haley Reinhart
294 Spiderweb – Haley Reinhart

May 22, 4:00PM Live Chat http://smarturl.it/lch

19 Entertainment ‏@19News Haliens: Listen Up ! :) @HaleyReinhart will be LIVE video chatting w/ you tomorrow at 4 pm PST! http://smarturl.it/lchr #listenupcountdown
People got to ask her questions “face to face” via video chat.  Hard to follow as the sound was out of sync and had a lot of dropouts.    She seemed to be somewhere in the Idol press area.   Signed off at 4:30.
Recording from ibleedcubie
Partial recording from Himmm2

May 22, SoundCloud Cips: Soul On Fire, Follow My Heart

Soul On Fire
Follow My Heart

News

Haley Reinhart Hits Hard Rock on Album Release Eve (Video) [The Hollywood Reporter, 5/22]

Opening with the torch song “Wasted Tears,” Reinhart segued into her current single Free,” which she proudly announced is doing well on iTunes.The smoky-voiced Chicago area native is a luminous presence even in a darkened club on Hollywood Blvd., steps away from where Idol’s Hollywood Week has traditionally been held. Reinhart’s soulful rendition of The Animals’ classic “House of the Rising Sun” was just as powerful as it sounded from the Idol stage, and a performance of The Beatles’ “Oh, Darling” had all the grit of a ‘1970s jam session.

American Idol: 25 Best Performances of All Time [TVLine, 5/22]

The link above goes directly to Haley’s spot on the list.  Use this if you want to walk through the list.  Hint: it’ll take you a while.

‘American Idol’ Alum Hailey Reinhart on Her Debut Album: ‘It’s Sultry  [Kitsap Sun from Parade.com, 5/22, misspells her name throughout]

Her debut album Listen Up! hits stores today— you can order it now here— and is a solid step into solo stardom with its mix of infectious, summer-ready tunes, soulful melodies, and artistic riffs.

Showbiz Shelly’s Photos: American Idol Finale Part 2 [Chicago B96, 2 photos of Haley, 5/22]
Interview: Haley Reinhart [St. Louis Y98, audio, 5/22]

Jon: Those three are really my favorites so it’s great to hear your perspective on how they came about. Do you have a second single already lined up?

Haley: I’m not really allowed to say but I originally thought “Oh My” would be the first song out, so you never know. That might be an option. Nothing is set in stone yet.

Jon: Gotcha! Fair enough. Now I’ve got some fan questions that were sent in via Twitter. You have a very loyal fanbase.

Haley: I know! They’re a little crazy but I love them.

(TouchTunes performance from March 13, up on VEVO as well)

Other

KTWIN Radio ‏@KTWINRadio Haley Reinhart made sure we told @tfly she says heeeey!! #Idol http://pic.twitter.com/4R1fqF4r 11:59 AM – 22 May 12 via Twitter for iPad · Details
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Katie Krause ‏@Katie_Krause I hope y’all picked up @KrisAllen‘s #ThankYouCamellia today! It’s rad!. And, speaking of Idol - @HaleyReinhart will be here in an hour! :-) [Clevver News]

May 23, Finale

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shirleyhalperin ‏@shirleyhalperin Check out @HaleyReinhart‘s cool-ass Listen Up! necklacehttp://pic.twitter.com/SlAcTldM 3:32 PM – 23 May 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Details
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Reuters Showbiz ‏@ReutersShowbiz Haley Reinhart from last season @AmericanIdol is rooting for “absolutely fabulous” @jsanchezai11 to win. #IdolFinale http://pic.twitter.com/YDHFuKDP
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Showbiz Shelly ‏@showbizshelly With my gurrrl @HaleyReinhart. Congrats on the new album!!http://pic.twitter.com/xmGfe7BH 4:20 PM – 23 May 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Details
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Brittany Keener ‏@blkeener Haley Reinhart getting mobbed trying to get to her seat….Casey Abrams following behind.
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Brittany Keener ‏@blkeener Haley Reinhart was first on her feet for Jessica! #IdolFinale 6:00 PM – 23 May 12 via TweetCaster for iOS · Details
Tamyra Gray ‏@tamyragray Just met @HaleyReinhart!! So AMAZING! 10:43 PM – 23 May 12 via WhoSay · Details
Sam Watters ‏@SamWatters1 Great to see @HaleyReinhart tonight at Idol after party….top 10!!! 12:20 AM – 24 May 12 via Osfoora for iPhone · Details
Justin Root ‏@JustinWRoot With my new bestie @HaleyReinhart at the American Idol wrap party! Go get her new album now, it’s amazing!http://pic.twitter.com/0F9XXwK1 2:12 PM – 24 May 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Details
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E News

Interscope Promotion ‏@INTERSCOPEPROMO Tune in to @ENews tonight to catch an interview with @HaleyReinhart at 7:00 and 11:30 ET/PT!

News

Album Review: Haley Reinhart’s ‘Listen Up!’ [EW.com, B+, 5/23]

“Listen Up” to Vervegirl’s interview wih Hayley Reinhart [VerveGirl, 5/23]

Katherine Boyd Talks To Haley Reinhart About AI Experience And Her New CD [Q104 Cleveland, Audio, 5/23]

MAYER IS MAJOR ON NEXT WEEK’S CHART [HitsDailyDouble, 5/23]

19/Interscope Idol contestant Haley Reinhart emerges with her well-received debut, Listen Up!, which is on target for 15-20k.

Two former “American Idol” finalists are set to arrive on the tally next week as well. 2009 winner Kris Allen will likely see his sophomore album “Thank You Camellia” bow in the top 20. Last year’s third-place finisher, Haley Reinhart, is on course for a top 20 debut as well with her debut set, “Listen Up.”

On season 10 of American Idol, fans around the country fell in love with Illinois sweetheart Haley Reinhart for her soulful vibe and smoky vocals. After touring with Idol in 2011 and returning to the stage for an episode in March, the next step for Haley was the debut of her first solo album, Listen Up!, which dropped on May 22 and is available now! J-14 caught up with the star to get the scoop on her Idol journey, her latest project, and those pesky dating rumors.

Scenes from Girls Who Rock 2012 | Gramercy Theatre NYC [WomanCentric, Youtube Video, 5/24]

American Idol’s Haley Reinhart at GWR2012 [WomanCentric, Interview, Youtube Video, 5/24]

SWT: Girls Who Rock 2012 [Spending Wasteful Time, Youtube Video / no audio, 5/24]

May 24 No events

Probable travel day.

News

Case in point is the fine new record put out by Haley Reinhart, Listen Up (19/ Interscope). Reinhart’s the bluesy singer who got bounced just before the finale last year and she has avoided the typical watered down, overproduced Idol debut album curse. This is a gutsy, well sung set of songs that accentuates her throaty vocals.
Other
Adam Lambert ‏@adamlambert @HaleyReinhart I love this album! Your voice is so sexy! 2:04 PM – 24 May 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Details

May 25, 8:30AM Good Day Chicago, Chicago, IL Details

From Wheelings Himm2

Backstage view of “Free” performance

Videos from Fox

Interview
Free Performance [Skip to about 12:30]
Closing

Good Day Chicago ‏@GoodDayChicago Stay tuned! @AmericanIdol finalist @HaleyReinhart is here to sing a song off her new debut album, “Listen Up!” http://twitpic.com/9p1wza
GD Chicago Facebook Photo (below), Photo On Set, Photo with Crew, Photo performing (below), Photo performing

May 25, Akoo Studios

Shooting an Akoo video, includes audience.  Will Dad play guitar?
Akoo ‏@Akoo Check out this pic of the gorgeous @HaleyReinhart during her visit yesterday! Stay tuned for autographed swag for grabs yfrog.com/mmvm7nhzj  11:30 AM – 26 May 12 via Sprout Social · Details
Prelude Publishing ‏@Prelude_Publish My bro and I meeting @HaleyReinhart and seeing a live studio session @akoo. Does it get any better? #ListenUphttp://pic.twitter.com/7zorOqHN 1:17 PM – 25 May 12 via Twitter for Android · Details
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Francisco Saul Farfa ‏@nitemunkie_88 @HaleyReinhart At Akoo! Amazing voice and person! Also your dad seemed like a really nice man! Thx so much!! http://pic.twitter.com/H47NVUXx 3:26 PM – 25 May 12 via Twitter for iPhone · Details
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Michael@DudzinskiM Spent some time with Haley Reinhart at Akoo studios we took part in a music video that will be played in all the mallspic.twitter.com/ykwnrN3X
Akoo ‏@Akoo Our Haley “Hook Up” winners got to watch @HaleyReinhart perform in the Akoo studio. Looks amazing! http://yfrog.com/oep5siuj [27 May]

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Haley Reinhart “Listen Up” [Vs. Magazine Online Blog, 5/24]

Move over Adele, there’s a new jazz girl in town, with a little more pop…Haley Reinhart.  She’s got soul, spunk, and a smokey voice that’s beyond memorable.  Her album just debuted, “Listen Up,” and is truly stunning.  It combines elements of jazz and soul with pop and hip-hop.  So Listen Up before she hits mainstream.

Haley Reinhart – Listen Up! (Deluxe) –Review– [Waiting for the Gift of Sound and Vision blog, 5/25]
On the Scene at the 2012 ‘American Idol’ Finale[Rolling Stones, brief q&a + photo, 5/25]
Review: Haley Reinhart Listen Up! [Musiqtone, 4.6 of 5, 5/25]
If you are like me and are one of the handful of American’s who doesn’t keep up with American Idol, then Haley Reinhart’s powerhouse vocals might be completely shocking to you. The first time I heard Haley’s voice was when I listened to her debut album Listen UP! I was blown away by how talented and refreshing she is as an artist. I went back and watched her American Idol performances on YouTube to understand who she is as a performer. You can tell Listen UP! is Haley’s album from it’s 50′s blues soul accompanied with a modern twist to keep her style of music fresh. I can’t get over how much I love Haley’s powerhouse vocals. And she proves that you don’t need to use autotune to have a hit song on the radio.

Listen Up! delivers way beyond your typical Idol ear candy. Considered as a piece of music outside of the realm of reality singing competitions, the album is among the first to capitalize on neo-soul trailblazers. We know Adele as the exception. We know her as the reason we feel comfortable buying the hit singles of auto-tuned pop tarts with our spare change. “I have 21, see! I do have great taste!” Thus, you get away with your guilty pleasures. Adele is a free pass. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Adele and her concert DVD Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a must see for any fan of modern music, but Haley Reinhart does something different here. This album isn’t an excuse or an exception to today’s general music world. Listen Up! is something new, yet readily digestible. It’s the new breed and the new standard.

THEINSIDER Haley Reinhart Tells World to ‘Listen Up’ [TheInsider.com, Video, 5/25]  Also here [Nasdaq.com, video]
Haley Reinhart Talks Summer Fashion [Hollywire, video, 5/25]
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Windmills comments on Listen Up! at Mjsbigblog.com

May 26, Wheeling and Chicago

See Listen Up! Shindigs 5/26 IL, 5/27 MN

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HOT ADULT 05-26-2012 [Rick Dees' Weekly Top 40, 5/26]

Audo [Link good for this week at least, appears ~2:30m into segment]

Free the Weekly Hot Adult Top 40 Sure Shot (predicted to crack Top 40).   [Internationally syndicated radio show.  200+ stations and American Forces Network.]

Haley Reinhart – House of the Rising Sun – 5/21/12 (close range) [LA 5/21 CD  Release event, Video via HaleyFans.com, 5/26]

Album Review: “Listen Up!” By Haley Reinhart [Music Daily News, 5/26]

May 27, 2:00 PM  Mall of America  CD Signing & Live Performance Details

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