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Virginia to Vegas

Derik John Baker (born January 31, 1990), known as Virginia To Vegas, is an American-born Canadian singer and songwriter. He is based in Toronto. He is best known for his gold and platinum-certified singles, "We Are Stars", "Lights Out", "Selfish" and "Just Friends" released through Wax Records and Ultra Records.

Virginia To Vegas
Virginia To Vegas in Montréal 2017
Background information
Birth nameDerik John Baker
Born (1990-01-31)January 31, 1990 (age 31)
Virginia, United States
OriginGuelph, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Producer
Instruments
Years active2013–present
LabelsWax Records, Ultra Records, Universal Music Group
Associated actsAlyssa Reid
Websitevirginiatovegas.com

Contents

Although Derik John Baker was born in the United States, he was raised in Guelph and Toronto, Ontario, where he attended high school at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute (GCVI). After high school, Derik attended Sheridan College for studies in Travel and Tourism.

2013–2014: Career beginnings and Vol. I

Virginia To Vegas was signed to an independent full service 100% Canadian music company Wax Records in July 2013, after label executive, Jamie Appleby, discovered him on YouTube. The first single "We Are Stars" was released on January 7, 2014, and entered the Canadian Singles Top 100 chart at 94 on week 5, February 1, 2014, peaked at 14 and stayed for one week. On November 10, 2014, Virginia to Vegas released his debut EP Vol. I, which includes his Platinum-certified debut single "We Are Stars".

2015–2016: Utopian

Virginia to Vegas released a new single, "Our Story", on May 4, 2015. On September 2, 2016, he released a new single, "Lights Out", which samples Rockwell's 1984 single, "Somebody's Watching Me". That fall, he announced that his debut studio album would be released by the end of 2016. Utopian was released on December 2, 2016 and features all four of his singles released through that date.This was when he first got signed to a U.S record company of Ultra Records.

2017–2019: Hartland St.

On February 24, 2017, Virginia To Vegas released a new single called "Selfish". On November 8, he released another single called "Emotions". His next single "Yesterday" was released on October 12, 2018. Finally, he released "Just Friends" on May 24, 2019. All these songs are featured on his second EP Hartland St., which was released on June 14, 2019.Hartland Street is the name of the actual street he lives on in real life. This was when he moved to, was living in, and was leaving Los Angeles at a time.

2020–present: A Constant State of Improvement and Don't Wake Me, I'm Dreaming

Only months after the release of Hartland St., Virginia To Vegas released the single "Betterman" on February 14, 2020, followed by an EP titled A Constant State of Improvement on February 28, 2020, which includes the song "Betterman". On October 30, 2020, he released another EP, Don't Wake Me, I'm Dreaming, which includes the lead single "Palm Springs (The Way You Made Me Feel)", released on September 18.

Studio albums

Title Album details
Utopian

Extended plays

Title EP details
Vol. I
  • Released: November 10, 2014
  • Label: Wax
  • Format: Digital download
Track listing
  • 1. "Last of the Fighters"
  • 2. "We Are Stars"(featuring Alyssa Reid)
  • 3. "Make It Last"
  • 4. "Colourful"
  • 5. "Don't Fight the Music"
  • 6. "Beautiful"
Hartland St.
  • Released: June 14, 2019
  • Label: Wax
  • Format: Digital download
Track listing
  • 1. "Just Friends"
  • 2. "Internet"
  • 3. "Selfish"
  • 4. "Yesterday"
  • 5. "Emotions"
  • 6. "Losing Touch"
A Constant State of Improvement
  • Released: February 28, 2020
  • Label: Wax
  • Format: Digital download
Track listing
  • 1. "Intro"
  • 2. "What Are We"
  • 3. "Betterman"
  • 4. "One on One"
  • 5. "Better with You"
Don't Wake Me, I'm Dreaming
  • Released: October 30, 2020
  • Label: Wax
  • Format: Digital download
Track listing
  • 1. "Intro"
  • 2. "Palm Springs (The Way You Made Me Feel)"
  • 3. "Flyby."(with Mokita)
  • 4. "Told You So"
  • 5. "Cry"
  • 6. "Sunny Days"
L.A. in the Rear View
Track listing
  • 1. "Just Friends"
  • 2. "Betterman"
  • 3. "What Are We"
  • 4. "Told You So"
  • 5. "Better with You"
  • 6. "Sunny Days"

Singles

As lead artist

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
CAN
AC

CAN CHR
CAN
Hot AC

2014 "We Are Stars"
(featuring Alyssa Reid)
14 13 10 14
  • MC: Platinum
Utopian
"Don't Fight the Music" 97 30 33 36
2015 "Our Story" 47 32
2016 "Lights Out" 40 12 10 14
  • MC: Platinum
2017 "Selfish" 72 11 9 12
  • MC: Platinum
Hartland St.
"Emotions" 34 39
2018 "Yesterday" 30
2019 "Just Friends" 50 5 8 3
  • MC: Platinum
2020 "Betterman" 48 8 15 6 A Constant State of Improvement
"Palm Springs (The Way You Made Me Feel)" 27 41 Don't Wake Me, I'm Dreaming
2021 "Malibu"
(with NOTD)
24 29 TBA
"This Sucks."
(with MacKenzie Porter)
39
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

As featured artist

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
CAN
CAN
AC

CAN CHR
CAN
Hot AC

2021 "Just as Much"
(Delaney Jane featuring Virginia to Vegas)
71 15 11 21 Somewhere Else

Virginia to Vegas performed at the 2014 Canadian Radio Music Awards where he was nominated for the Heartseeker Award. His radio success with his first three singles "We Are Stars", "Don't Fight the Music", and "Our Story" contributed to him being nominated for Pop Artist or Group of the Year at the 2015 Sirius XM Indie Awards.

"We Are Stars", "Lights Out" and "Selfish" all earned Virginia to Vegas Socan awards for pop recordings of the year.

In 2015 Virginia to Vegas was awarded at the Canadian Radio Music Awards for the Factor Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

He received a Juno Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2018.

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Virginia to Vegas
Virginia to Vegas Language Watch Edit Derik John Baker born January 31 1990 known as Virginia To Vegas is an American born Canadian singer and songwriter He is based in Toronto 1 He is best known for his gold and platinum certified singles We Are Stars Lights Out Selfish and Just Friends released through Wax Records and Ultra Records Virginia To VegasVirginia To Vegas in Montreal 2017Background informationBirth nameDerik John BakerBorn 1990 01 31 January 31 1990 age 31 Virginia United StatesOriginGuelph Ontario CanadaGenresIndie popdance popelectronicaOccupation s Singer songwriterProducerInstrumentsVocalsguitarbassYears active2013 presentLabelsWax Records Ultra Records Universal Music GroupAssociated actsAlyssa ReidWebsitevirginiatovegas wbr com Contents 1 Beginnings 2 Career 2 1 2013 2014 Career beginnings and Vol I 2 2 2015 2016 Utopian 2 3 2017 2019 Hartland St 2 4 2020 present A Constant State of Improvement and Don t Wake Me I m Dreaming 3 Discography 3 1 Studio albums 3 2 Extended plays 3 3 Singles 3 3 1 As lead artist 3 3 2 As featured artist 4 Awards 5 References 6 External linksBeginnings EditAlthough Derik John Baker was born in the United States he was raised in Guelph and Toronto Ontario where he attended high school at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute GCVI After high school Derik attended Sheridan College for studies in Travel and Tourism Career Edit2013 2014 Career beginnings and Vol I Edit Virginia To Vegas was signed to an independent full service 100 Canadian music company Wax Records in July 2013 after label executive Jamie Appleby discovered him on YouTube The first single We Are Stars was released on January 7 2014 and entered the Canadian Singles Top 100 chart at 94 on week 5 February 1 2014 peaked at 14 and stayed for one week 2 On November 10 2014 Virginia to Vegas released his debut EP Vol I which includes his Platinum certified debut single We Are Stars 3 4 2015 2016 Utopian Edit Virginia to Vegas released a new single Our Story on May 4 2015 5 On September 2 2016 he released a new single Lights Out which samples Rockwell s 1984 single Somebody s Watching Me 6 That fall he announced that his debut studio album would be released by the end of 2016 7 Utopian was released on December 2 2016 and features all four of his singles released through that date 8 This was when he first got signed to a U S record company of Ultra Records 2017 2019 Hartland St Edit On February 24 2017 Virginia To Vegas released a new single called Selfish 9 On November 8 he released another single called Emotions 10 His next single Yesterday was released on October 12 2018 11 Finally he released Just Friends on May 24 2019 12 All these songs are featured on his second EP Hartland St which was released on June 14 2019 13 Hartland Street is the name of the actual street he lives on in real life This was when he moved to was living in and was leaving Los Angeles at a time 2020 present A Constant State of Improvement and Don t Wake Me I m Dreaming Edit Only months after the release of Hartland St Virginia To Vegas released the single Betterman on February 14 2020 followed by an EP titled A Constant State of Improvement on February 28 2020 which includes the song Betterman On October 30 2020 he released another EP Don t Wake Me I m Dreaming 14 which includes the lead single Palm Springs The Way You Made Me Feel released on September 18 15 Discography EditStudio albums Edit Title Album detailsUtopian Released December 2 2016 Label Wax Format CD digital downloadExtended plays Edit Title EP detailsVol I Released November 10 2014 Label Wax Format Digital downloadTrack listing 16 1 Last of the Fighters 2 We Are Stars featuring Alyssa Reid 3 Make It Last 4 Colourful 5 Don t Fight the Music 6 Beautiful Hartland St Released June 14 2019 Label Wax Format Digital downloadTrack listing 13 1 Just Friends 2 Internet 3 Selfish 4 Yesterday 5 Emotions 6 Losing Touch A Constant State of Improvement Released February 28 2020 Label Wax Format Digital downloadTrack listing 17 1 Intro 2 What Are We 3 Betterman 4 One on One 5 Better with You Don t Wake Me I m Dreaming Released October 30 2020 Label Wax Format Digital downloadTrack listing 14 1 Intro 2 Palm Springs The Way You Made Me Feel 3 Flyby with Mokita 4 Told You So 5 Cry 6 Sunny Days L A in the Rear View Released February 14 2021 Label Wax Universal Music Group Format Digital downloadTrack listing 18 1 Just Friends 2 Betterman 3 What Are We 4 Told You So 5 Better with You 6 Sunny Days Singles Edit As lead artist Edit Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications AlbumCAN 19 CAN AC 20 CAN CHR 21 CAN Hot AC 22 2014 We Are Stars featuring Alyssa Reid 14 13 10 14 MC Platinum 23 Utopian Don t Fight the Music 97 30 33 362015 Our Story 47 322016 Lights Out 40 12 10 14 MC Platinum 24 2017 Selfish 72 11 9 12 MC Platinum 25 Hartland St Emotions 34 392018 Yesterday 30 2019 Just Friends 50 5 8 3 MC Platinum 26 2020 Betterman 48 8 15 6 A Constant State of Improvement Palm Springs The Way You Made Me Feel 15 27 41 Don t Wake Me I m Dreaming2021 Malibu 27 with NOTD 24 29 TBA This Sucks 28 with MacKenzie Porter 39 denotes a recording that did not chart As featured artist Edit Year Single Peak chart positions AlbumCAN 29 CAN AC 30 CAN CHR 31 CAN Hot AC 32 2021 Just as Much Delaney Jane featuring Virginia to Vegas 71 15 11 21 Somewhere ElseAwards EditVirginia to Vegas performed at the 2014 Canadian Radio Music Awards where he was nominated for the Heartseeker Award His radio success with his first three singles We Are Stars Don t Fight the Music and Our Story contributed to him being nominated for Pop Artist or Group of the Year at the 2015 Sirius XM Indie Awards 33 We Are Stars Lights Out and Selfish all earned Virginia to Vegas Socan awards for pop recordings of the year In 2015 Virginia to Vegas was awarded at the Canadian Radio Music Awards for the Factor Breakthrough Artist of the Year He received a Juno Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2018 34 References Edit Virginia to Vegas in Studio CHFI Retrieved 17 February 2015 Virginia to Vegas and Alyssa Reid We Are Stars ACharts us Retrieved 17 February 2015 Virginia to Vegas The Feldman Agency Retrieved 17 February 2015 Pham Vivian Listen Virginia To Vegas Releases New Single Colourful Pop Dust Retrieved 17 February 2015 Don t Fight the Music Virginia to Vegas Release Info AllMusic All Media Network Retrieved December 3 2016 Kennedy John R November 8 2016 Virginia to Vegas Channels Rockwell In Lights Out iHeartRadio iHeartMedia Retrieved December 3 2016 Doole Kerry November 25 2016 Virginia To Vegas Lights Out FYI Music News Retrieved December 3 2016 Utopian by Virginia to Vegas iTunes Store Canada Apple Inc Retrieved December 3 2016 Selfish Single by Virginia to Vegas on Apple Music iTunes Store Canada retrieved July 6 2019 Emotions Single by Virginia to Vegas on Apple Music iTunes Store Canada retrieved July 6 2019 Yesterday Single by Virginia 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Retrieved February 28 2018 Virginia To Vegas Chart History Canada Hot AC Billboard Retrieved February 28 2018 Canadian digital download certifications Virginia to Vegas We Are Stars Music Canada Canadian digital download certifications Virginia to Vegas Lights Out Music Canada Canadian digital download certifications Virginia to Vegas Selfish Music Canada Canadian digital download certifications Virginia to Vegas Just Friends Music Canada Malibu Single by Virginia to Vegas amp NOTD Apple Music Canada Apple Inc Retrieved March 27 2021 Virginia To Vegas amp MacKenzie Porter Earn Strong Radio Support FYI Music News September 19 2021 Delaney Jane Chart History Canadian Hot 100 Billboard Retrieved March 30 2021 Delaney Jane Chart History Canada AC Billboard Retrieved March 30 2021 Delaney Jane Chart History Canada CHR Top 40 Billboard Retrieved March 30 2021 Delaney Jane Chart History Canada Hot AC Billboard Retrieved March 30 2021 Delmar Sari 2015 INDIE AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED INDIES Sirius XM Retrieved December 3 2016 Arcade Fire and Daniel Caesar lead 2018 Juno Award nominations CBC Music February 6 2018 External links EditBillboard Artist Page Official website Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Virginia to Vegas amp oldid 1051009064, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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