Simone Battle Biography
Simone Battle(Simone Sherise Battle) was an American actress and singer from Los Angeles, California. She was a finalist on The X Factor US in 2011 and a member of the pop group G.R.L.
Simone Battle Age | Birthday | Deathday
- Born: 17 June 1989, Los Angeles, California, United States
- Died: 5 September 2014, Los Angeles, California, United States(aged 25)
Simone Battle Family
Parents; Anthony E. Battle and Donna Morgan
Simone Battle Education
Loyola Marymount University, Belmont High School, University of Southern California, Campbell Hall.
Simone Battle Boyfriend
It is right to assume she had a boyfriend since the news has it that, “Her boyfriend found her hanged at her apartment.”
Simone Battle Music Group
G.R.L. (2013 – 2014)
Simone Battle Death
Simone Battle was found dead on September 5, 2014, at the age of 25. The cause of death was ruled as suicide by hanging. A spokesperson for Battle stated that she suffered from depression.
Simone’s death led to a wide amount of media coverage and responses from fellow entertainers, co-workers, fans, and friends on social media.
Many of Battle’s co-workers and fellow entertainers including Robin Antin, Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell, Pitbull, Cirkut, Dr. Luke, Mel B, Cheryl, and fellow G.R.L. members Natasha Slayton, Emmalyn Estrada, and Lauren Bennett paid tribute to Simone by writing about her on their social media.
The hashtag #RIPSimone was commonly used in posts about her, which trended worldwide on Twitter, as well as “Simone Battle”.
Simone Battle’s band G.R.L. released the single “Lighthouse” as a tribute to Simone Battle. The music video features clips and photos of Simone throughout her life.
Simone Battle Career
2006–2011: Career Beginnings And The X Factor
Battle made her television debut in 2006, having small roles on shows including Zoey 101 and Everybody Hates Chris. In 2008, Battle was featured as the main character in the Mary Mary music video “Get Up”.
Battle also appeared as a background dancer in the Cali Swag District music video “Teach Me How to Dougie” in 2010.
In 2011, Battle auditioned for the American singing competition The X Factor in front of judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Cheryl, and L.A. Reid. Battle sang “When I Grow Up” by The Pussycat Dolls. After receiving three yeses from the judges, Battle had made it through to Bootcamp.
She was mentored by Cowell after becoming one of the Top 32 finalists in the girls’ category. Battle chose to be part of the live shows with Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow, Drew, and Tiah Tolliver. After making it to the top 17, Battle and Tolliver were eliminated from the girls’ category during the first week by Cowell.
He had also noted Battle as being one of his favorite contestants that he has mentored.
2012–14: Solo success, acting roles, and formation of G.R.L
In 2012, Battle starred opposite Mandela Van Peebles, Moisés Arias, and Snoop Dogg in her film debut We the Party.
The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. We the Party was Simone’s first and final full-length film. In 2012, Battle played Olivia in the short film “Meanamorphosis” The film was released on April 27, 2012.
Upon Steve Jones’ announcement that she had been eliminated from the competition, Battle promoted the online release of her debut music video “He Likes Boys”.
In August 2012, Simone Battle was initially part of The Pussycat Dolls’ proposed new lineup after their past members disbanded in 2010. Her addition to the group was announced during the opening of the Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse at the Keating Hotel in San Diego.
Robin Antin later announced in February 2013 that they would continue instead as the “next generation” of the Dolls as a group called G.R.L.
Simone Battle Discography
Battle released four singles and one music video as a solo artist and released one extended play, two singles (including one as a featured artist), two promotional singles, and three music videos with G.R.L.
- “Rain” 2008
- “Just a Boy” 2009
- “Material Girl”
- “He Likes Boys” 2011
(as of a member of G.R.L.) 2013
- “Show Me What You Got”
(as of a member of G.R.L.) 2014
- “Wild Wild Love”
(Pitbull featuring G.R.L.)
- “Ugly Heart”
(as of a member of G.R.L.)
- “He Likes Boys” 2011
- “Vacation” 2013
- “Wild Wild Love” 2014
- “Ugly Heart”
- 2008 “Like a Star”
“Saving All My Love for You”
- 2010 “Tik Tok”
- 2011 “Rolling in the Deep”
“Someone Like You”
- 2012 “Take Care”
Simone Battle Filmography
- 2012 We the Party
- 2014 What We Need
- 2006 Everybody Hates
- 2011 The X Factor USA
- 2012 106 & Park
- 2008 “Get Up”
- 2010 “Teach Me How to Dougie”