When Andrew Belle first released his debut EP, “All Those Pretty Little Lights,” in 2008, he probably did not expect the incredible success he would find in the coming years. A little over one year later, Belle entered one of his songs, the title track of his 2010 full-length album, “The Ladder,” into the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Judges were impressed with his entry and Belle was named the Session II 2009 Grand Prize Winner in the Pop category.
Praise for Belle’s song did not stop there. Each year, all of the Grand Prize Winners for each category of the contest in Session I and Session II go head-to-head to become the fan-voted favorite. Earlier this year, it was announced that Belle had received the most votes for the Pop category and thus became one of the twelve recipients of the prestigious Lennon Award. As a result, Belle is also currently in the running for the Maxell Song of the Year award.
Armed with his success from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest as well as many positive reviews from critics, Belle’s music was soon noticed by others in the entertainment industry and some of his songs were placed in television shows on various networks. This up-and-coming pop singer can now add music placement credits to his list of accomplishments for programs including CW’s “One Tree Hill” and “90210,” CBS’s “Ghost Whisperer,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” E!’s “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” and most recently, ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars.”
Belle is certainly an artist to watch, and he is currently on tour. Interested in hearing him live? Check his list of tour dates to find a show near you.