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ZZ Ward Biography

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Genres: Alternative/Indie, Electronica/Dance, Pop

ZZ Ward (born Zsuzsanna Eva Ward) is an American singer, musician, and songwriter, signed to the Boardwalk Entertainment Group and Hollywood Records. Ward was born in Abington, Pennsylvania in 1986 and lived in Abington as a child before moving to Roseburg, Oregon, where she joined her first band, with her father, at the age of 12.

She moved to Los Angeles and signed to E. Kidd Bogart's Boardwalk Entertainment Group, after which she began work on her debut album, which included work with Kendrick Lamar, Ryan Tedder, Pete Rock, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Theron "Neff-U" Feemster and Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums. While making the “Criminal” EP, Ward also began work on “Eleven Roses,” a free mix-tape on which she offered her interpretations of recent tracks by Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and Tyler, the Creator. The “Criminal” EP was released in May 2012. Ward's debut album, “Til the Casket Drops,” was released in October 2012.