In 2008 she became a co-lead singer of the indie pop and neo-soul band Fitz and The Tantrums, and is featured on their 2010 album Pickin' Up the Pieces, which hit No. Scaggs' was born on October 8, 1979 in Denver, Colorado.
Her father was a DJ and Scaggs was exposed to his vinyl collection at a young age, including Parliament, Teena Marie, The Pointer Sisters, and The Temptations.
The poppy, neo-soul group, led by vocalists Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs, has been around for years but has recently blown up thanks to the Paul Feig (of fame)-directed trailer.
“We all have to have jobs in the beginning when you’re starting a band, and when you go on tour for the first time, you’re really not making any money.
There’s a period where I took a year off to do a lot of songwriting and stuff and I started getting into the fashion world,” explains Scaggs, who first cut her fashion teeth at Pasadena’s Elisa B.
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If you’ve ever seen Fitz and the Tantrums live, you know that the indie pop band’s co-lead singer Noelle Scaggs rules the stage — not only with her commanding voice, but also with her keen sense of style.
The first single, "This Journey In", hit the top 5 of playlists throughout Europe and Japan, and attracted the attention of DJs such as BBC Radio 1's Gilles Peterson, King Britt of the group Digable Planets, and Norman Jay MBE.
According to Scaggs, "When I first heard the project I was really attracted to the sound.
Singer known for her fiery performances with acts like Fitz and the Tantrums, The Rebirth, and The Black Eyed Peas.
She became serious about singing at age 9 and first appeared as a recording artist on the 2000 compilation The Rose That Grew from Concrete.
From there she began telling us about the idea of the Oscar trailer that had been pitched to her by Paul Feig, who was also a big fan of our music. To be a part of the Academy Awards in any kind of way is such an honor.
For me I think it had to be when I got En Vogue’s first album in 1990 called .
In elementary school she began practicing daily and signed herself up for all available talent shows.