Logan Henderson

Logan Henderson
Logan Henderson BTR Paparazzo.jpg
Born
Logan Phillip Henderson

(1989-09-14) September 14, 1989 (age 32)[1][2][3]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
Musical career
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2008–present
Labels Herø
Associated acts Big Time Rush
Website loganhendersonmusic.com

Logan Phillip Henderson (born September 14, 1989)[4][5] is an American actor and singer. He played the role of Logan Mitchell on the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush and is a current member of the Big Time Rush band.

Early life and career

Henderson was born in Temple, Texas and raised in North Richland Hills, Texas.[6] His father is a school therapist and his mom works in the pharmaceutical industry.[7]

He had a role as "Teenage Boy #2" on the television program Friday Night Lights,[8] before moving to California at the age of 18 to pursue an acting career.[3]

2009–14: Big Time Rush

Henderson with Big Time Rush in 2010

Henderson's breakthrough role was Big Time Rush.[2][3][9] He played the character Logan Mitchell, who on the show is the person who is always getting the group out of trouble. Henderson and the rest of Big Time Rush made an appearance at the 2010 and 2013 Kids' Choice Awards and performed at the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards. He also appeared in an episode of BrainSurge during the week of April 18–22, 2011. Henderson and Big Time Rush made a guest appearance on Figure It Out in June 2012.

Henderson signed with Sony Music Entertainment and Columbia Records as a part of Big Time Rush in 2009. After releasing four promotional singles including "Big Time Rush", "City Is Ours", "Halfway There", and "Til I Forget About You" the group released their debut album B.T.R. on October 11, 2010. On the album, Henderson co-wrote on the song "Oh Yeah". B.T.R. peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200, and at #1 on the iTunes digital albums list. It was later certified Gold in the U.S. and Mexico. They released their second album Elevate on November 21, 2011. Henderson co-wrote "Time of Our Life" with Nicholas "Ras" Furlong. In addition, Henderson co-wrote three other songs, which were "Music Sounds Better With U", "Love Me Love Me" and "Superstar". The band's third album, 24/Seven was released on June 11, 2013. Henderson co-wrote many of the songs on this album as well, including the title track "24/Seven".

2017–present: Solo career

After the band's hiatus in 2014, Henderson took a 3-year break to focus on his personal life. In December 2016, he announced the release of his debut solo single "Sleepwalker". Released on January 27, 2017, the track introduced a new sound for the artist, described by the producer Nicholas Furlong as a “dark grunge pop sound”, which was a departure of the music of B.T.R. His second single "Bite My Tongue" was released on September 15, 2017 and continued the style of his first solo release. A third single "Speak of the Devil" was released for digital download on October 30, 2017. On February 15, 2018 a single titled "Acoustic Sessions" was released featuring his first three singles in acoustic form.

In 2018, the singer teased the release of his forthcoming debut album on his social media, posting pictures from the photo shoot including one post with the album's track list. On May 14, 2018, Henderson announced the title of his debut album, Echoes of Departure and the Endless Street of Dreams - Pt. 1, which was to be released on May 18, 2018. His single from the album, "Pull Me Deep", was released on August 14, 2018 and peaked at number 40 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40.

Artistry

As a lyricist and record producer, most of his songs' lyrics revolve based on his personal stories and other's stories.[citation needed] His debut EP was fixated around confronting tough personal battles in order to get closure and the payoff in getting comfortable with vulnerability.[10]

Henderson grew up listening to Aretha Franklin,[11] Billie Holiday, B.B. King, Elvis Costello and Prince.[7]

Some of the artists who inspired him are James Brown, Ben Folds, Kanye West, Death Cab for Cutie, Prodigy, Coldplay, The Killers, and Radiohead.[12] He also listed Elton John as a huge influence and inspiration for him.[13]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details
Echoes of Departure and the Endless Street of Dreams - Pt. 1[14]
Echoes of Departure and the Endless Street of Dreams - Pt. 2
  • Scheduled: TBA
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Label: Herø

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Pop

[15]
"Sleepwalker"[16] 2017 Echoes of Departure and the Endless
Street of Dreams – Pt. 1
"Bite My Tongue"[17]
"Speak of the Devil"[18]
"Pull Me Deep"[19] 2018 40 Echoes of Departure and the Endless
Street of Dreams – Pt. 2
"End of the World"[20]
"Disappear"[21] 2019
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Passing Time"[22] 2015 Heffron Drive Happy Mistakes (Unplugged)

Tours

  • Spring Tour (2018)

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Friday Night Lights Teenage Boy #2 Episode: "Who Do You Think You Are?"
2009–2013 Big Time Rush Logan Mitchell Main role, 75 episodes
2011 Brain Surge Himself Episode: "April 22, 2011"
2011 Nick News Himself Episode: "Lies We Tell In Middle School"
2011 Hand aufs Herz Himself Episode: "August 4, 2011"
2012 How to Rock Himself Episode: "How to Rock an Election"
2012 Big Time Movie Logan Mitchell Television movie
2013 Marvin Marvin Himself Episode: "Big Time Marvin"
2015 The Penguins of Madagascar Beaver Logan (voice) Episode: "Tunnel of Love"

References

  1. ^ "Happy Birthday Logan Henderson!". Nick.com. September 14, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Martin, Denise (November 22, 2009). "Child's Play". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Atlas, Darla (January 18, 2010). "Texas Actor Joins 'Big Time Rush' Debut". Dallas Morning News.
  4. ^ "Logan Henderson". Starpulse.
  5. ^ "Logans Bio". The Official Logan-P-Henderson.Com website. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Henderson performed in the 106.1 KISS FM AT&T THANKS Sound Studio". YouTube. June 1, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "'Big Time' actor Logan Henderson began show-biz journey in North Texas". Fanpop. STAR TELEGRAM. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  8. ^ Blair, Iain (December 4, 2009). "Big Time Rush" (PDF). Variety (V Plus Youth Impact Report '09): A18. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  9. ^ Martin, Denise. "'Big Time Rush' Is A Little Bit 'Entourage,' A Little Bit 'Monkees'." Boston Globe. November 26, 2009.
  10. ^ Martin, Paley (June 1, 2018). "LOGAN HENDERSON ON FINDING HIS VOICE AND GETTING PERSONAL IN DEBUT SOLO LP". Tidal. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  11. ^ Papadatos, Markos (August 22, 2018). "Logan Henderson talks 'Pull Me Down,' remembers Aretha Franklin". Digital Journal. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  12. ^ "Logan Henderson Premieres His New Single, 'Disappear'". Pop Crave. July 11, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  13. ^ Whelan, Addie (June 1, 2019). "Logan Henderson Releases "Rocketman" Cover". Beyond The Stage. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  14. ^ "Echoes of Departure and the Endless Street of Dreams, Pt. 1". iTunes. May 18, 2018.
  15. ^ "Pop Songs Chart: February 16, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  16. ^ "Sleepwalker - Single". iTunes.
  17. ^ "Bite My Tongue - Single". iTunes.
  18. ^ "Speak of the Devil - Single". iTunes.
  19. ^ "Pull Me Deep - Single". iTunes.
  20. ^ "End of the World - Single". iTunes.
  21. ^ "Disappear - Single". iTunes.
  22. ^ "Passing Time (feat. Logan Henderson)". iTunes. April 28, 2015.

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