Teddy Geiger

Teddy Geiger
Geiger in 2018
Geiger in 2018
Background information
Birth name John Theodore Geiger, II [1]
Born (1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 (age 32)
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer/songwriter, record producer
Years active 2005–present
Labels
Associated acts Shawn Mendes, Icona Pop, Niall Horan, Lizzo, P!NK, Maroon 5, The Chicks
Website Official website Edit this at Wikidata

Teddy Geiger (born September 16, 1988[2]) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.[3]

Career

Early career: 2005–2008

Originally signed to Columbia Records as a teenager, Geiger's debut album, Underage Thinking, released in 2006, peaked at number eight on the US Billboard 200 albums chart and spawned two singles, "For You I Will (Confidence)" and "These Walls."

The Last Fears: 2011–2013

Geiger’s sophomore album, The Last Fears, was released in 2013 through iTunes and Spotify.[4] The album involved many peers and collaborators including John Ryan, A Great Big World, Holly Mirander, Theo Katzman, as well as Levon Helm’s producer and musical director Larry Campbell.

LillyAnna: 2018

Geiger released her third album, LillyAnna under the name Teddy <3 or teddy❤️, in 2018. The album received widespread critical acclaim support from the likes of New York Times,[5] Paper,[6] Billboard,[7] Rolling Stone,[8] Pitchfork.[9]

Personal life

Geiger was born on September 16, 1988, to Lorilyn Rizzo-Bridges and John Theodore Geiger, I.[10][11][12] She has two siblings, brother A. J. and sister Rachel.[13] She attended McQuaid Jesuit High School.[14]

Geiger came out as a trans woman in October 2017, and has said that she "knew she was female at 5 years old."[15][16] She has also said that she intends to continue to use her birth name, Teddy.[17]

She was engaged to Canadian actress Emily Hampshire but the couple ended their engagement in June 2019, after seven months.[18][19][20]

Discography

Albums

List of studio albums, with selected information
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[21]
AUS CAN
Underage Thinking
  • Released: March 21, 2006
  • Label: Columbia
8 27 59
The Last Fears
  • Released: May 14, 2013
  • Label: Jabbarock
Lillyanna[22]
  • Released: November 9, 2018
  • Label: Whatever

EPs

List of studio albums, with selected information
Title Details
Step Ladder
  • Released: June 7, 2005
  • Label: Cred
Snow Blankets the Night
  • Released: December 12, 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG, Columbia
Living Alone
  • Released: November 2, 2010
  • Label: Self-released

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US[23] US Adult
Pop
[24]
US Pop[25] AUS[26]
"For You I Will (Confidence)" 2006 29 10 18 12 Underage Thinking
"These Walls" 32 34 50
"Better Now (Live from Harro East Ballroom)" 2007 Non-album single
"I Was in a Cult" 2018 Lillyanna
"Lilyanna"
"Body and Soul"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Year Title Album
2013 "Love and Run" (Tiësto, Mark Alston, Baggi Begovic and Jason Taylor featuring Teddy Geiger) Club Life: Volume Three Stockholm
Year Title Album
2018 "Under Pressure"
(Shawn Mendes featuring Teddy<3)
Non-album promotional single

Other appearances

Compilations
Title Year Album
"You'll Be in My Heart" 2006 DisneyMania 4
"Tomorrow Never Comes" 2008 The Rocker: Music from the Motion Picture
"Bitter"
"Living for the First Time"
"Down"
"Great Escape"
"Coming Through In Stereo"
"Nothin' But a Good Time"
"Too Far"
"I'm So Bitter"
"Afraid (My Brother's Cries)" 2009 SingSOS: Songs of the Spectrum

Songwriting and production credits

Title Year Artist(s) Album Songwriter Producer
"Criminals" 2020 Loyal Lobos Everlasting ☑Y
"Whatever It Is" 2020 Loyal Lobos Everlasting ☑Y|☑Y
"San Francisco" 2020 Niall Horan Heartbreak Weather ☑Y
"Cross Your Mind" 2020 Niall Horan Heartbreak Weather ☑Y
"Dear Patience" 2020 Niall Horan Heartbreak Weather ☑Y
"Black and White" 2020 Niall Horan Heartbreak Weather ☑Y
"So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings" 2019 Caroline Polachek Pang ☑Y
"Call Me" 2019 Olivia O'Brien Was It Even Real? ☑Y
"We Lied To Each Other" 2019 Olivia O'Brien Was It Even Real? ☑Y ☑Y
“Low Key” 2019 Ally Brooke TBA ☑Y
“Jump on It” 2018 Sean Paul Mad Love: The Prequel EP ☑Y ☑Y
“Woke Up in Japan” 2018 5 Seconds of Summer Youngblood ☑Y
“Unless It's With You” 2018 Christina Aguilera Liberation ☑Y
“Perfectly Wrong” 2018 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes ☑Y ☑Y
“When You're Ready” 2018 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes ☑Y
“Mutual” 2018 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes ☑Y ☑Y
“Queen” 2018 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes ☑Y ☑Y
“Because I Had You” 2018 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes ☑Y ☑Y
“Why” 2018 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes ☑Y ☑Y
“Fallin' All in You” 2018 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes ☑Y ☑Y
“Nervous” 2018 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes ☑Y
Where Were You in the Morning? 2018 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes[28] ☑Y ☑Y
“Spaceship”
(featuring Uffie)
2018 Galantis Non-album single ☑Y
“If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)” 2018 Leon Bridges Good Thing ☑Y
Youth
(featuring Khalid)
2018 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes ☑Y
“Machine” 2018 Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind ☑Y ☑Y
“Fitness” 2018 Lizzo Non-album single ☑Y
In My Blood 2018 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes ☑Y ☑Y
Lost in Japan 2018 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes ☑Y ☑Y
“Dance” 2018 DNCE Non-album single ☑Y
“Who I Am”
(featuring LunchMoney Lewis)
2017 Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues ☑Y
“Capital Letters” 2017 Grace Mitchell 21st & Motley EP ☑Y
“Do You Think of Me” 2017 Nvdes La Nvdite Vol. I EP ☑Y
“All We Ever Wanted” 2017 Hey Violet From the Outside ☑Y
“O.D.D.” 2017 Hey Violet From the Outside ☑Y ☑Y
“Over” 2017 James Blunt The Afterlove ☑Y ☑Y
Bartender 2017 James Blunt The Afterlove ☑Y ☑Y
“I Don't Wanna Dance” 2017 Coin How Will You Know If You Never Try ☑Y
“Pray”
(featuring Rooty)
2017 John Ryan Fifty Shades Darker: OST ☑Y
There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back 2017 Shawn Mendes Illuminate ☑Y
“Be the 1” 2017 Ricky Reed Non-album single ☑Y
“Express Myself” 2016 Ricky Reed Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
“Digital Life” 2016 Empire of the Sun Two Vines ☑Y
“Patience” 2016 Shawn Mendes Illuminate ☑Y
“No Promises” 2016 Shawn Mendes Illuminate ☑Y ☑Y
Mercy 2016 Shawn Mendes Illuminate ☑Y ☑Y
“Sober”
(featuring JRY)
2016 DJ Snake Encore ☑Y ☑Y
Girls Talk Boys 2016 5 Seconds of Summer Ghostbusters: OST ☑Y
Summer Nights
(featuring John Legend)
2016 Tiësto Non-album single ☑Y
Treat You Better 2016 Shawn Mendes Illuminate ☑Y ☑Y
New Girl 2016 Reggie 'n' Bollie Uncommon Favours ☑Y
“Save Yourself” 2016 Birdy Beautiful Lies ☑Y
“Work It Out”
(featuring Digital Farm Animals)
2016 Netsky III ☑Y ☑Y
“Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My)” 2015 Matoma Hakuna Matoma ☑Y
“I Feel Good”
(featuring LunchMoney Lewis)
2015 Thomas Rhett Tangled Up ☑Y
“Clap Snap” 2015 Icona Pop Emergency EP ☑Y
“First Time” 2015 Icona Pop Emergency EP ☑Y
“Emergency” 2015 Icona Pop Emergency EP ☑Y
“Real Thing” 2015 LunchMoney Lewis Bills EP ☑Y
Stitches 2015 Shawn Mendes Handwritten ☑Y ☑Y
“Where Do Broken Hearts Go” 2014 One Direction Four ☑Y ☑Y
“Little Black Dress” 2013 One Direction Midnight Memories ☑Y ☑Y
“Love and Run”
(with Mark Alston, Baggi Begovic, and Jason Taylor, featuring Teddy Geiger)
2013 Tiesto Club Life: Volume Three Stockholm ☑Y
“You're Not Thinking” 2011 Drake Bell A Reminder EP ☑Y

Television and movie appearances

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Royal Pains Lucky 2 episodes (“Off-Season Greetings”, Parts 1 and 2)
2008 The Rocker Curtis Film
2006 Love Monkey Wayne Jensen 4 episodes (Pilot, “Nice Package”, “Coming Out”, “Confidence”)
2004 VH1's In Search of the Partridge Family Keith Partridge Finalist

References

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  2. ^ Mahjouri, Shakiel (September 4, 2018). "Teddy Geiger Is Back With 'Body & Soul' Under teddy<3 Moniker". ET Canada.
  3. ^ "Teddy Geiger". GRAMMY.com. May 19, 2020. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
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  5. ^ Coscarelli, Joe (July 5, 2018). "Teddy Geiger Tried Teen Pop Fame. Now She's Back on Her Own Terms". The New York Times. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  6. ^ Smith-Strickland, Stephanie (November 2, 2018). "Teddy Geiger Is Ready For the World". Paper (magazine). Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Daw, Stephan (September 7, 2018). "Teddy Geiger Lays Claim to Her Individuality on New Single 'I Was in a Cult:' Listen". Billboard. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  8. ^ Geffen, Sasha (March 6, 2019). "Teddy Geiger's Pop Salvation: Shawn Mendes' closest studio collaborator is a Top 40 auteur who sounds like no one but herself". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
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  19. ^ Crabtree, Emily (November 10, 2018). "Teddy Geiger and 'Schitt's Creek' Star Emily Hampshire Are Engaged". Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  20. ^ Curto, Justin. "Teddy Geiger and Emily Hampshire End Engagement After 7 Months: Report". Retrieved June 11, 2019.
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  22. ^ "Teddy Geiger on Her Transition, Co-Writing With Shawn Mendes & 'Freedom'". Billboard. November 2, 2018.
  23. ^ "Teddy Geiger Album & Song Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  24. ^ "Teddy Geiger Album & Song Chart History – Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  25. ^ "Teddy Geiger Album & Song Chart History – Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  26. ^ "australian-charts.com – Australian charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
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