Owl City

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Legal name: Adam Young

Also performs as: Color Therapy, Port Blue, Sky Sailing


Owl City is an American electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota; it is one of several projects by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young. Young created the project while experimenting with music in his parents' basement. Owl City developed a following on the social networking site MySpace, like many musicians who achieved success in the late 2000s, before signing with Universal Republic Records, now Republic Records, in 2008.

After two independent releases, Owl City gained mainstream popularity with the 2009 major label debut album Ocean Eyes, which includes the six-time Platinum single "Fireflies". The album was certified Platinum in the United States in April 2010.

In June 2011, Owl City released its third studio album, All Things Bright and Beautiful, which was followed by The Midsummer Station in August 2012. Owl City has recorded songs for several animated films, including Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Wreck-It Ralph, The Croods and The Smurfs 2. Owl City also has released several charting singles, most notably "Good Time" and "Fireflies".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Maybe I’m Dreaming Owl City 4.35 3
2009 Ocean Eyes Owl City 4.5 9
2011 All Things Bright and Beautiful Owl City 5 6
2012 The Midsummer Station Owl City 4.5 6
2015 Mobile Orchestra Owl City 3.5 4

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Live From Los Angeles Owl City 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Hot Air Balloon Owl City 3 2
2009 Strawberry Avalanche Owl City 3 2
2009 Umbrella Beach Owl City 4 1
2010 Fireflies Owl City 5 2
2010 Vanilla Twilight Owl City 1
2010 To the Sky Owl City 5 2
2010 Peppermint Winter Owl City 1
2011 Enchanted Owl City 1
2011 Alligator Sky Owl City 4 4
2011 Deer in the Headlights Owl City 1
2011 Lonely Lullaby Owl City 1
2011 All About Us He Is We feat. Owl City 1
2012 Good Time Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen 4 1
2012 Beautiful Mystery Owl City 1
2013 Light of Christmas Owl City feat. tobyMac 1
2014 Beautiful Times Owl City feat. Lindsey Stirling 5 1
2014 Tokyo Owl City feat. SEKAI NO OWARI 5 2
2014 You're Not Alone Owl City feat. Britt Nicole 1 1
2015 Verge Owl City feat. Aloe Blacc 3 1
2015 My Everything Owl City 1 1
2015 Unbelievable Owl City feat. Hanson 3 1
2016 Humbug Owl City 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Of June Owl City 3 2
2012 Shooting Star Owl City 5 1
2013 The Midsummer Station: Acoustic Owl City 4 1
2014 Ultraviolet Owl City 5 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Spotify Sessions Owl City 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Fireflies (Marlow remix) Owl City 1

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