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Under the Radar is a Japanese-American girl-group based in Springfield, formed by Japanese singer-songwriter Mira Shai, and American recording artists Tori Demos, Kelly Ferreira and Ashley Simpson. They released their debut single, "Delicious",  on January 1, 2014, under Low Price Records, and their debut album, Complicated Simplicity, is set for release in late 2014. After Low Price disbanded, the group confirmed a move to Rapsta Chik's label Livin' Life Records. The group went on hiatus in 2018 after Lea Braun quit, but confirmed they'd continue as a three piece once the hiatus ended. The group fully split in 2019, but Mira remained signed to the label as a solo artist. In 2020, the group announced they had reformed, with Simpson replacing Braun, and were writing music together. 

Members[]

Shai posing for a Christmas photoshoot.

Mira Shai (born December 28, 1993) is a Japanese singer-songwriter and the lead singer of Under the Radar. She started singing at the age of seven, winning the 2001 Annual Japanese Singing Competition, being eight years old. At the age of twelve, she lost her father to cancer. Encouraged by her mother, she decided to establish herself as a singer-songwriter and began writing songs for her debut studio album. In 2011, she released a four-songs EP, アローン覚ます (Wake Up Alone), which received moderate success in Japan. Her debut studio album, 言葉 (Words), was released in June 2012, becoming very successful in both Japan and Korea. In early 2013, she paired up with American recording artists Bella Goldman, Tori Demos and Ophelia Michaels to form the band delicious., changing its name to Under the Radar in mid 2014. Additionally, she re-released Words in North America on October 7, 2014, and was featured on several projects by other artists, including JayDee's "Treat You Right" and Faces's "Get Freaky".

Tori Demos (born April 14, 1995) is an American singer-songwriter, who rose to fame in 2010, after co-writing CeeLo Green's hit single "Forget You". After achieving moderate success in the US, in 2011, Demos performed at Chicago's House of Blues. She gave a series of concerts performing a pair of original songs and covers of songs by other artists. In 2013, she co-wrote the song "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)" for The Great Gatsby and became a member of Under the Radar.

Kelly Ferreira (born March 10, 1996) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. In 2010, she placed third on Springfield's Lil Starmaker competition. Her audition went viral, catching the eye of several record labels, however, most said she was too young for a job as a recording artist. In mid 2014, she joined Under the Radar replacing vocalist Bella Goldman, who told the group Ferreira would be the perfect vocalist to replace her before leaving the band.

Ashley Simpson (born July 9, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. In 2014, she released her debut album The Way I Feeland had some moderate hits with "The Way I Feel" and "We Run It". Simpson took a backseat from music to focus on acting in 2015, but in 2019 began showing an interest in returning to music. After a meeting with Shai, she was invited to join the band in the reformation, and accepted.

Former members[]

Bella Goldman (born October 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. In 2009, she auditioned for the eight season of American Idol, but she only made it to the Hollywood rounds. In 2010, she was signed to XL Recordings, with whom she released Bella, a six-songs EP. She was later dropped from the record label, as she made her decision to support David Archuleta on his 2011 The Other Side of Down Asian Tour. In early 2013, she joined Under the Radar. However, in June 2014, she left the group. Like Shai, she said she would release her debut studio album in early 2015, however she decided to retire instead in Summer 2015.

Ophelia Michaels (May 15, 1988–February 1, 2015) is an American singer. After being abandoned by her parents, she spent the first years of her life at an orphanage, where she developed a deep love for music and arts. In 2004, she posted a series of recordings to YouTube, which received a reasonable amount of views for an unknown artist. After being discovered by Under the Radar member Demos, she was invited to join the band. However, in June 2014, she left the group. On February 1, 2015, she was found dead at her apartment. The cause of death was confirmed to be a suicide.

Dia Crooks (born September 6, 1994) is an American singer. In 2014, her cover of Sia's "Chandelier" went viral and she was invited by Under the Radar to join the band in mid 2014, replacing Ophelia Michaels. She left the group in early 2015, and since has retired from music, focusing on her lifestyle brand and social media career instead.

Lea Braun (born June 23, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter. She released a demo album in 2013 and was briefly signed by Sub Pop Records, however, she was later dropped. She joined Under the Radar in early 2015 after Dia Crooks left the group. She left the band in 2018 to focus on her dance career.

Discography[]

Studio albums[]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US AUS CAN FRA IRE JPN KOR NZ SPR UK
Complicated Simplicity
  • Released: December 23, 2014
  • Label: Low Price
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12 2 5 37 16 1 1 3 1 4
  • ARIA: Gold
  • RIAJ: Platinum
Happiness and Break Ups
  • Released: May 22, 2016
  • Label: Livin' Life
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8 32 9 4 12 1 1 3 1 6
Two-Point-Zero
  • Released: January 23, 2021
  • Label: Livin' Life
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
3 29 4 2 8 1 1 1 1 1
M.T.K.A.
  • Released: July 26, 2022
  • Label: Livin' Life
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Re-released albums[]

Singles[]

As lead artists[]

List of singles as lead artists, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US AUS CAN FRA IRE JPN KOR NZ SPR UK
"Delicious"
(solo or featuring Rapsta Chik and LaQuaria Ghetti)
2014 30 94 1 1 10 80
  • RIAA: Gold
N/A
"Human"
(with Jane Mik)
93 __ __ __ __ 9 2 __ 6 __ Cover Week 2
"So Stupid" 75 4 15 65 23 1 1 8 3 5
  • RIAA: Platinum
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum
  • BPI: Platinum
  • MC: Gold
  • RIAJ: Platinum
Complicated Simplicity
"Promiscuous" 40 5 24 1 1 3 5
  • RIAA: Platinum
  • ARIA: Platinum
  • RIAJ: Gold
  • RMNZ: Platinum
"Fall Down"
(with DJ TRAKZ)
2015 3 6 1 75 4 1 1 12 6 1 Like/Love/Hate/Heartbreak and Happiness and Break Ups
"Return"
(with Livin' Life Records, featuring Nile Rodgers)
2016 11 51 8 131 99 44 3 1 __ 2 non album single
"Happiness and Break Ups" 1 3 1 1 12 21 4 1 2 3 Happiness and Break Ups
"Hair"
(featuring Tyga)
5 `19 12 7 __ 79 20 1 1 3
"Standing Ovation" (featuring Rapsta Chik) 2 9 6 __ __ 4 1 __ 9 __
"Party With Me Today" __ 78 53 __ 21 __ 88 __ __ 91
"Sexy Me" 6 1 44 28 19 4 8 1 10 1
"Go"
(featuring Young Prince)
1 1 8 23 12 9 2 9 4 1 Happiness and Make Ups
"When You Believe"
(with Helena Fasesha)
46 __ 21 __ __ 31 8 12 __ 39 N/A
"All Up to Me" 2017 4 4 1 9 11 21 17 6 __ 27
"Wind It Up" 19 3 18 __ 48 __ __ 29 __ 9
"Love Shack" 39 __ __ __ __ 29 39 21 __ 21 Cover Week 80's
"I'm the One" 2020 1 4 4 8 10 1 21 2 2 7 Two-Point-Zero
"Someone Good"
(featuring 3LAU)
10 4 4 9 39 4 39 3 14 9
"Messy With It" 1 3 10 5 21 4 29 2 11 2
"I Will Never Leave You"
(featuring Bella Goldman, Dia Crooks, and Lea Braun)
2022 1 5 9 10 15 6 19 4 1 1 M.T.K.A.
"Me & My Girls" _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

As featured artists[]

List of singles as featured artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"My Jam (Let It Play)"
(Rachel Layton featuring Under the Radar)
2014 Fire
"Fireball"
(cItYb0yZ featuring Under the Radar)
2016 Cicada
"I'm Calling (Pick It Up) (Remix)"
(Amara featuring Rachel Layton and Under the Radar)
2022 To the Bone

Promotional Singles[]

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SPR
"I Know You Want To"
(featuring LaQuaria Ghetti)
2021 __ Two-Point-Zero
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