Soul Pattinson is officially the greatest name in music… at least when it comes to dating! If you haven’t heard of the British singer, you will soon. She has spent the past few years making her name known to nearly every continent and inspiring countless fans with her charm, confidence, and beauty.
Here are ten things you need to know about Soul Pattinson and her upcoming album, Soul Pattinson.
1. She Was Born In Kent And Raised In Buckinghamshire.
Soul was born Melissa Anne Pattinson in Maidstone, Kent, England in 1982. Her father, Andrew, is a former race car driver who now owns businesses in London and New York. Her mother, Barbara, is a pediatrician who specializes in the field of child nutrition. In addition to singing, Soul also studied acting and began performing in plays and musicals at school. After graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a double-major in English literature and psychology, she moved to Los Angeles to further her career.
While in LA, she attended acting school and even made it to the semi-finals of the prestigious Miss USA pageant. She also released her first single, “A Thousand Days,” which reached the top 10 on the Adult Alternative Songs chart. In 2012, she released her debut album, Soul Pattinson. The album peaked at number eight on the Billboard Top Albums chart and was eventually certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies.
2. Her Career Has Boomed Since The 2012 Album Release.
In the years since the release of Soul Pattinson, the pop singer has toured the world and become one of the biggest ambassadors for British culture in the U.S. She started her North American tour — which will eventually take her to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean — this past April and has already played numerous sold-out shows. The singer even brought her talents to the silver screen in the upcoming film, Billionaire’s Baby, which is set for release in 2018.
In addition to her music career, Soul also dabbled in the acting world in the early 2010s. She made her acting debut in the British comedy-drama, Beautiful People, which was followed by a starring role in the 2017 film, Little Women. She also has a role in the upcoming Netflix series, Oxfordshire, which is set to premiere in 2019.
3. She’s Got A Wildly Popular Instagram Account.
While most musicians’ Instagram accounts are filled with backstage photos and mundane content, Soul’s is filled with some of the most colorful and creative images you’ll ever see. She has nearly 400,000 followers on Instagram, the most popular social media account for Gen Z, and frequently posts images of herself in a range of outfits and with various props and accessories. She frequently posts about her travels and loves to show off the costumes and outfits from her favorite films and musicals. (She’s currently wearing a gold bikini from the 1975 film, Jinx.)
Many fans have gone as far as to say that Soul’s Instagram is how she secretly feeds her voodoo curse. She’s not hurtin’ no one with no Voodoo. Just saying…
4. She’s Got A Bad Reputation In Some Circles.
In some circles, Soul is known as the bad girl of pop. She’s had her share of controversies over the years, mostly revolving around her partying and love of drinking. The singer has been caught on camera several times drinking, flashing, and posing naked for pics. (She even appeared naked in a PSA ad for Alcohol Awareness Day in 2015.)
In 2017, she was linked to a string of cheating scandals after it was discovered that Soul had cheated on her now-ex-fiance, Tom Cruise, with her assistant, Algee Satoshiya, in 2013. The 26-year-old married couple denied the allegation, but Soul was quick to apologize, describing the assistant as a “mentor” who helped her grow as a person and a singer.
Despite her reputation, Soul’s music has always been phenomenal. Her voice is mesmerizing, bringing to life beautiful songs from album to album. She is a classically trained singer who brings a soulful voice to her work, which is reflected in themes and styles ranging from R&B to dance to pop. She has a way with words, too, writing and co-writing nearly all of her own songs. In addition to her own material, she has written and produced albums for other artists, including Rihanna, Drew Barron, and Kehlani.
Soul released her fourth album, Voodoo, in November and it marks a return to form for the genre-bending singer. The album features guest appearances from Ariana Grande, BTS, Mark Ronson, and Cardi B, among others. It also sees a return of the vocal stylings that made her famous, featuring her signature soulful roar and distinctive pitch-shifting.
5. She Was Raised In An Adventurous Fashion.
As a child, Soul was always eager to try new things. She adored the adventures of Austin Powers, the superhero created by Mike Mancini, who featured a blue American flag themed costume in the film, Gymkata, and loved to whip her dad in the skirt with a sailor s band. She was even seen flaunting her bikini in front of the Eiffel Tower in a panther costume in an image for a Chinese marketing campaign. (She still hasn’t broken the habit of showing off her bikini in every single picture she posts.)
While most of her outfits and poses are very memorable and capture the imagination of her fans and followers, Soul continues to amaze with her variety of outfits and props. Her love of all things British is reflected in her enthusiasm for the British costume, which she adopts and mixes with her favorite influences, such as Japanese school uniforms and giant Paddington bear costumes. She also frequently mixes her favorite Japanese school uniforms with her own influences to create unique and breathtaking looks.
6. She’s Made A Lot Of Dazzling Dress And Style Choices.
Over the years, Soul has made a name for herself by choosing wonderful dresses and styles that stand out. Some of her favorite dresses include a white Alexander McQueen dress, a green Dior dress, a yellow Dior dress, a white McQueen dress, a black Dior dress, and an orange Alexander McQueen dress. (Her style choices are so tempting that even the most determined saddler would be hard pressed to resist them.)