Why Emily Warren Almost Turned Down an Offer to Go on a MAJOR Tour

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Emily Warren is music’s next big thing. While you probably know the native New Yorker as the female vocalist on The Chainsmokers‘ “Paris” and “Until You Were Gone,” or from her debut solo single, “Hurt By You,” she’s actually been in the music game for a LONG time and is responsible for many of your fave tunes. The 24-year-old wrote hits like Little Mix‘s “No More Sad Songs,” Shawn Mendes‘ “String,” and 5 Seconds of Summer‘s “Safety Pin,” among TONS of others. Can you say, ‘TALENTED AF?!’

So how did this lyrical genius make the transition from writing the words to singing them? In a recent interview with Teen.com, Emily explained that it kind of happened by accident! You see, she wrote the song “Until You Were Gone” for The Chainsmokers and sang on the demo track so the DJ duo could hear what it was supposed to sound like. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart loved her voice so much, they decided to keep her as the vocalist! Before she knew it, asked her to sing on “My Type” and “Don’t Say,” even though their record label told them they should “spread out the features” to more than one artist. But according to Emily’s manager, Drew and Alex said, “F*ck the label!!!” and kept her on board.

Eventually, things began to escalate, and The Chainsmokers asked Emily to join them on their HUGE Spring 2017 Memories Do Not Open Tour. Most people would jump at this opportunity, but the brunette actually said no at first.

“In my head, they were gonna be going to clubs,” she explained about her OG decision. “I was like, ‘I don’t know if I want to be the girl who comes out and sings in a DJ booth. […] I didn’t know it was gonna be like this.”

Once the power-duo clarified that they meant a full-on concert tour, Emily was sold.

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As much fun as it is writing and singing on tracks for other headliners, the artist says there are still some tunes she just can’t give away.

“My favorite thing is lyrics and storytelling… If it’s just me writing about my own sh*t, it’s just gonna have to end up being my song.”

And that’s probably why “Hurt By You” is in-freakin’-credible.

Keep an eye on Emily Warren — she’s SO effin’ talented and is guaranteed to blow up in the very near future. And don’t forget — you heard it here first. 😉

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Emily might be more famous than the people she writes for very soon! Here are some opening acts who are now bigger than the artists they opened for:


One Direction

Opened For: Big Time Rush

In 2012, BTR took the British boy band on their Better with U Tour, but even the Nickelodeon guys noticed that there was something a little ~strange~ about having 1D on the road with them. Kendall Schmidt told us, "As cool as it was to hang out with them, it sucked for us because there would be 2,000 girls outside the show singing their songs even though it was our headlining show." Ouch, that does sound a little rough.

He continued, "The only reason we were on tour with them was because we had the same label and they were using us to promote their band in America. We didn't think it was fair, but that happened and then the rest is history." Kendall, James Maslow, Logan Henderson, and Carlos Pena, Jr. were voted Best Boy Band in the World (over 1D) that year, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik quickly surpassed the American group in terms of fame.

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Taylor Swift

Opened For: Rascal Flats

Rascal Flats are definitely one of the biggest names in country music, but T.Swizzle is one of the biggest names in THE WORLD. The "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" singer opened for the group of guys twice — in 2006 and in 2008, after her Fearless album debuted.

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Fifth Harmony

Opened For: Cher Lloyd

Cher Lloyd for sure has some JAMS ("Want U Back" and "With Ur Love" come to mind), but Fifth Harmony is basically the biggest girl group in the world right now, so thinking back to their time opening on the I Wish tour seems really tough. While all of them skyrocketed to fame thanks to their time on The X-Factor, 5H's popularity seemed to hold up while the British crooner's gradually faded away.

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Demi Lovato

Opened For: Avril Lavigne

When Avril embarked on The Best Damn Tour in 2008, she brought four Camp Rock stars with her as openers! One was Dems...

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The Jonas Brothers

Opened For: Avril Lavigne

(continued from previous page) ... and the other three were the JoBros! Kendall from BTR mentioned that people would actually leave after 1D performed at their concert and we just have a feeling the same can be said for what happened after Dems, Nick, Joe & Kevin Jonas took the stage during the Avril concert (even though "Sk8r Boi" and "Complicated" are iconic tunes).

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Nick Jonas

Opened For: Maroon 5

Okay — we know this one is pretty *controversial.* Adam Levine & co make up this v. popular band, but the "Bom Bidi Bom" guy has SUPER strong following, both IRL and on social media. The former JoBro has 11.1 million IG followers compared to Maroon 5's 4.6 mil. Even the band's frontman, Adam (with 9.4m Insta fans) can't compete with Nick's loyal stans. #Sorrynotsorry.

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Katy Perry

Opened For: No Doubt

Just after "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot N' Cold" were released as singles, Katy performed as an opener on ND's Summer 2009 tour. Paramore and Panic! at the Disco also opened for Gwen Stefani's band while they were on the road that summer, though their popularity in comparison to the headlining act is a little less obvious.

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