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BØRNS
Børns performing in Boston, 2016
BØRNS performing at day two of Boston Calling, May 2016
Background information
Birth name Garrett Borns
Born (1992-01-07) January 7, 1992 (age 26)
Origin Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
  • keyboards
Years active 2013–present
Labels Interscope
Website bornsmusic.com


Garrett Borns (born January 7, 1992), better known by his stage name BØRNS, is an American singer and songwriter from Grand Haven, Michigan. BØRNS released his EP, A Dream Between, in 2012 and released his debut studio album, Dopamine, on October 16, 2015. He represented Norway in the North Vision Song Contest 20 with Norwegian singer Dagny and the song "Fool's Gold" coming ninth.

Life and career

Early life and career

Growing up in Grand Haven, Michigan, BØRNS immersed himself in arts. At the age of 10, he was a professional magician going by the name of "Garrett the Great." At the age of 13 when he was a seventh-grade student at White Pines Middle School, he received a Gold Key Award in the National Scholastic Art Award along with an $8,000 college scholarship to the Kendall College of Art and Design (a part of Ferris State University) in Grand Rapids.

In his early career, BØRNS performed under the name Garrett Borns and took part in a TEDx event, performing a variety of music on his ukulele. In 2013, BØRNS took a vacation from New York City, where he was living, to Los Angeles. He then called Los Angeles home. Within weeks of relocating, BØRNS wrote his single "10,000 Emerald Pools" with Jack Kennedy.

Candy EP and Dopamine (2014–present)

On November 10, 2014, BØRNS released his debut single, "10,000 Emerald Pools", on Interscope Records, along with the releases of his debut EP, Candy.

BØRNS has made several television appearances and performed "10,000 Emerald Pools" on a number of talk shows, including Conan, and Le Before du Grand Journal in France on March 5, 2015. He began to perform live and played support to MisterWives on MisterWives' "Our Own House Tour". On June 24, 2015, he played a headlining show at the Electrowerkz in London. In July and August, BØRNS accompanied Charli XCX and Bleachers on their "Charli and Jack Do America Tour" and performed at Lollapalooza on July 31, 2015. He also appeared at Life Is Beautiful festival and the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October.

On August 17, 2015, his debut studio album Dopamine and its cover art were revealed, while the release date for Dopamine was confirmed as October 16, 2015. On September 15, 2015, BØRNS' performance at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City was filmed by the American Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) for its Front and Center concert series airing nationwide in February 2016. BØRNS performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2016.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
Alt
US
Rock
CAN
Dopamine
  • Released: October 16, 2015
  • Label: Interscope
  • Formats: CD, digital download
24 2 2 56

EPs

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US US
Heat
US
Alt
US
Rock
A Dream Between
(as Garrett Borns)
  • Released: January 25, 2012
  • Label: Rezidual
Candy
  • Released: November 10, 2014
  • Label: Interscope
104 2 15 22
  • US: 30,000
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
AAA
US
Adult
US
Alt
US
Rock
CAN
Rock
MEX
Air.
"Electric Love" 2015 113 6 20 15 13 24 41
  • RIAA: Gold
Dopamine
"10,000 Emerald Pools" 7 23 35
"Sunday Morning"
(featuring Petite Meller)
Non-album single
"American Money" 2016 14 32 36 Dopamine
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released

Filmography

Web

Year Film Roles Notes
2014 DayxDay Himself Episode: "Moon Face"