Acoustic-folk singer, Colbie Marie “Coco” Caillat has been hitting the charts ever since her original song “Bubbly” was played over 14 million times on the social media site MySpace, which she gives credit to for skyrocketing her career to the top of the charts.

Even as a young child, Caillat’s parents recognized her remarkable singing voice, which she took advantage of to participate in musical theater. Surprisingly, with such talent and piano lessons, it wasn’t until she got her first acoustic guitar at age 19 that she began to write her own music.

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To learn to play, Caillat took lessons and wrote a song after her first lesson. Admittedly, she says, it wasn’t very good, but it was a start. Needless to say, her song writing improved and she built up a collection of her work. With a friend’s encouragement, she began sharing her music on the social media site MySpace.“Bubbly” had over 14 million plays, making Caillat the number one unsigned artist on MySpace for four months.

Before all that, Caillat had taken piano lessons and had rolls in musicals.

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And it’s not just Hill’s music that moves Caillat. Anything that makes you feel good,” she says. According to Caillat, great songs warm the heart, lift the soul and make the listener feel good, which are exactly what “Bubbly” does, which explains its MySpace success.

Songwriting provides an emotional release for Caillat. Some of her best songwriting is inspired from feelings that have been building up deep inside her. “Songwriting can be an emotional rollercoaster, and that makes it fun for me. It’s personal therapy,” she says.colbie

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. Caillat explains, “There’s so much we have to do in order to make ourselves ‘beautiful’ so we feel accepted in the public eye. This [song] is an anthem for women to accept who they are and be comfortable showing it and not hiding it from one another.” colbie

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