Rachel Platten

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Rachel Platten is a famous American singer and songwriter

May 20, 1981

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Personal Details

  • Birthday: May 20, 1981
  • Nationality: American
  • Famous: Singers, Pop Singers
  • City/State: New Yorkers
  • Spouses: Kevin Lazan
  • Siblings: Melanie (sister)
  • Known as: Rachel Ashley Platten

Rachel Platten born at

New York City, New York, U.S

Birth Place

Rachel Ashley Platten was born on May 20, 1981 in New York City, to parents Paul and Pamela Platten. She has a sister named Melanie. She attended Mason-Rice Elementary School followed by Buckingham Browne and Nichols high school. After this, she studied at Trinity College. There she became a part of an all-female a cappella group, Trinity College Trinitones. After graduating in 2003, she moved to Greenwich Village.

Personal Life

In the year 2012, Rachel Platten married Kevin Lazan. The American singer is also known for her benevolent nature and is associated with several charities, such as Musicians on Call, Music Unites, Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Live Below the Line.

Personal Life

Rachel Platten started showing interest in music from her childhood. At the age of five, she began learning classical piano. After this, she learnt guitar in high school. On completion of her graduation, she moved to Trinidad for internship at a record label and at a diplomat's office. While she was residing there, she got the opportunity to perform in a friend's band at the 2002 International Soca Monarch finals. After this, she moved on to pursue music full time. In 2003, the American singer released her debut studio album titled ‘Trust in Me’ which was followed by another album ‘Be Here’ in 2011.


Next, she released her self-written song ‘1,000 Ships’. This song debuted at # 24 on US Billboard Adult Top 40 chart. In 2015, Platten’s track ‘Fight Song’ from her album ‘Wildfire’ was released. This song generated double platinum sales in USA and it also peaked at #6 on US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It even became the official anthem for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton! The same year, the singer released her singles ‘Stand by You’ and ‘Better Place’ respectively.