July 31, 1988
Krystal Meyers (born July 31, 1988 in Orange County, California) was an American Christian rock / Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter and musician. She has released three albums under Essential Records: Krystal Meyers, Dying for a Heart, and Make Some Noise and is known best for her songs: "The Way to Begin", "The Beauty of Grace" and "Hallelujah" and for her international crossover singles "Anticonformity" and "Make Some Noise".
Krystal Meyers started singing at home at the age of two; sang her first solo in church at the age of five; started writing songs by age ten  and was playing the acoustic guitar by thirteen, later releasing her self titled first album "Krystal Meyers" at age sixteen in 2005. Her second album, "Dying For A Heart", was released on September 19, 2006 and her third "Make Some Noise" was released on September 9, 2008  and was later used by NBC in promoting its fall 2008 line-up. and a sampling of her music was used on ABC's high-impact Sunday-Night Lineup.Born in California, she and her family later moved to Eugene, Oregon and when she was six they moved from there to Nashville, Tennessee. While at Barefoot Republic youth camp, at the age of fourteen, before entering the ninth grade, she wrote "Anticonformity" (the song she says got her started)  with a friend, Hannah Dwinell. When she entered the ninth grade she says she saw her peers falling into drugs and sex and then "anticonformity" became "really real" to her: [What's important is] "becoming the person God wants you to be and refusing to become the person that the world wants you to be...and to pursue the plan that God has for you... I know exactly what you're going through... I just want to encourage you." 
FaithKrystal stated that she knew she would be in music ministry from the time she could talk: "A lady in our church told my mom 'Your daughter is going to travel the world and be a missionary.' That’s what this is—a mission field and music is the outlet... My faith means everything to me," she says. "It's who I am. It's the basis of everything I do. Jesus Christ is everything. He's given me peace and joy that is so unreal that I just have to sing about it. It comes out in my music. I have to share what I believe! ...I want[ed] God to be speaking through my music. So I stepped back and prayed about it. I surrendered the whole writing process to God." 
Magazine covers and modelingIn Japan, where Krystal's first record went gold, she has been on the cover of Nylon Japan, AERA English magazine, twice (their second issue in 2007  and their eleventh issue in 2008  ) and Tower Records' Bounce magazine. Krystal has also been on the cover of In Roc which is Japan's version of Rolling Ston magazine, and in the United States she has been on the cover of Vision magazine  and ONCOURSE magazine  and she has done worldwide modeling for UNIQLO: One of their Television commercials which was also used on the Internet and she did print and Internet modeling for UNIQLO's Style Book.
Krystal signed with Essential Records  for her self-titled album, "Krystal Meyers", from which came four top ten singles on the U.S. Christian charts. Working with CCM artist and producer Ian Eskelin and the Wizardz of Oz production team, her song, "Anticonformity" became the number one pop single in Japan, taking that number one spot from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The album's lead single "The Way to Begin" charted at No. 1 on the Christian CHR Charts. Other singles "My Savior" and "Anticonformity" peaked at No. 8 and "Fire" peaked at No. 9. The album peaked at No. 48 on Top Heatseekers and went Gold in Japan.
The album was a Pop/Rock album comparable to Ashlee Simpson or Avril Lavigne. It was released on June 7, 2005 in the US and on May 30, 2006 worldwide.
Dying for a HeartKrystal's second album, "Dying For A Heart", was released on September 19, 2006 in the US and on October 24, 2006 worldwide.
"One cut on the album is "The Situation," (which openly opposes premarital sex) a song about temptation and having the strength to make the right choice when a relationship begins to take a more physical turn. "We wanted to write a controversial kind of song that would totally challenge the youth of this generation," she says of the song she crafted with her guitarist Brian Hitt. "With 'The Situation' being about premarital sex, we wanted to make it more challenging and in-your-face. This is a real subject and it's serious."" 
The album peaked at No. 19 on Top Heatseekers. Its first single "Collide" hit No. 6 on the Christian Rock Charts. The second single "The Beauty Of Grace" hit No. 4 on the Christian CHR Charts and No. 2 in Japan. The third single, "Hallelujah", peaked at No. 28 on the Christian Rock Charts.
Make Some NoiseMake Some Noise is Meyers' third studio album released September 9, 2008 in the US and July 9, 2008 in Japan; making its world-wide Internet video premier on Yahoo Music on July 10, 2008. The album is very different from her first two albums as she moves more into a pop dance realm with her songs. Krystal's lead single is called "Shine" and it charted well in the Christian CHR charts, as well as charting at No. 13 on the iTunes top Christian/Gospel songs chart. Other songs released from the album are "Make Some Noise", the title track, "Love it Away", and "My Freedom".
The Make Some Noise album is also available in an iTunes Worldwide Deluxe Edition with eleven individual songs (including "Sweet Dreams", a bonus song) and three additional versions of "Make Some Noise" (song) where the chorus is in Indonesian, Mandarin and Thai (for a total of fourteen songs). Also included is a Make Some Noise (Video) Digital Booklet.
When asked about the album Krystal said, "It's a fun album. It's new. It's different... stylistically from what I had been doing before. It's kind of more of a... 80's pop, disco esque, European dance kind of album." 
Awards / nominations and notable mentionsKrystal Meyers' song "Make Some Noise" was selected to be included in the Official 2008 Olympics Album: Olympics 2008 - One World, One Dream.
Krystal has received four Dove Award nominations: two at the 37th GMA Dove Awards (New Artist of the Year and Special Event Album), one for the 38th GMA Dove Awards (Female Vocalist of the Year)  and one for the 39th GMA Dove Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year." 
Faith is irrepressible. Whether it’s whispered or shouted, it ignites a passion that must be shared, and that spark burns brightly throughout pop artist Krystal Meyers’ new release, Make Some Noise (9/9/08). It’s a potent set of songs that find the talented 20-year old exploring new musical territory while continuing to serve up the kind of insightful lyrics that made her first two albums so groundbreaking.
"This music is fun and energetic and is going to be fun on stage,” says Meyers, who is already performing some of her new songs in concert to enthusiastic response. “It’s a different kind of energy. Some of the songs like ‘S.O.S.’ and ‘My Freedom’ are more guitar-driven, but there are other songs like ‘Shine,’ the first radio single, that are totally 80’s-inspired, fun, dance, pop/rock music. It’s a diverse record that defines my different musical layers.”
Meyers first burst on the scene with her self-titled Essential Records debut in 2005, spawning her breakthrough hit “Anticonformity,” a song she wrote at camp before entering ninth grade. Her debut set spawned four top ten singles and also launched her career abroad. Her sophomore album, Dying For a Heart, solidified Meyers’ stature as one of the top artists in Christian music—earning her a second Dove nomination in the female vocalist of the year category--and boosting her audience overseas, earning her major pop star status in Japan.
A beautiful young woman, always effortlessly fashionable, Meyers is almost an anomaly in today’s culture. In a world where young artists seem to continually wind up as troubled tabloid fodder, she’s a successful recording artist who is incredibly grounded and ever mindful of her platform as an influencer. She’s equally comfortable appearing on the cover of Nylon Magazine (Japan) or speaking to young girls on the Revolve tour, an outing she’s looking forward to this fall.
As an artist who has recorded three albums before her 20th birthday, it’s obvious Krystal Meyers has a lot to say, but Make Some Noise reveals a young woman whose faith has grown exponentially over the past couple of years. “I have a more mature relationship with God,” Meyers states. “I’m 20 years old, that’s four years difference between my first record and this record. There’s a lot that goes on within those years---being a teenager and coming into adulthood and then being on my own for two years. There’s a lot of maturity that has happened and a lot of heart changes that have happened.”
Achieving that spiritual maturity was a rather uncomfortable road and Meyers admits she went through some difficult times. “I was so tired of getting up on stage and acting like I was a ‘together girl’ who was touring the world and everything was going right, when everything was wrong,” she says in describing what she calls her winter season. “It’s not that I was going through anything terrible, but I wasn’t in tune with God and it was awful because He is my best friend. He daily pursues us, but I wasn’t running back towards Him.”
Meyers began diving into Scripture and feeling her parched soul refill. She began to pour her emotions into new songs. “I don’t think I’ve ever truly said ‘Okay this is who I am! This is me! I’m going to put it all out there!’ I don’t think I ever let myself be that vulnerable.”
Once she’d shaken off the burden of trying to pretend all was perfect in her world, Meyers felt free to explore a different musical palette. Though she’s been primarily known as a rock chick, Make Some Noise has a buoyant pop flavor. “I want to be making records that reflect who I am, what I’m currently listening to and what music that I’m influenced by,” says Meyers. “When you’re writing records that are actually you, people tend to connect better with what’s being communicated.”
Musically the title track is a delicious pop confection, but lyrically it’s a bold call to stand up for what you believe. “It’s about getting out there and making a positive impact,” shares Meyers. “Many people say that my generation is a dying generation; that we’re hopeless and have nowhere to go, but I don’t agree. I think people are more involved. We care about the environment, social justice, politics, those in need - we care about things that are making a difference in our world. It’s important for us to make an impact, but the only way you can make an impact is if you are loud about it. You can’t just sit in a corner and be reserved. Live out loud! Make some noise!”
“Shine” is another upbeat song of encouragement. “That’s my favorite song on the record and it’s so fun to play live,” enthuses Meyers. “Recently, I’ve really learned that I have to be excellent in all that I do. I need to use the talents and opportunities that God has given me, to the fullest extent possible. The line from the song that says ‘nobody’s going to get in the way of my shine,’ definitely sums up what this song is about. I’m blessed to be on this exciting journey, and I’m not going to let anything get in the way of my shine.”
Though there are moments of unbridled joy on the record, Meyers also bares her soul on several emotional tracks that showcase not only the strength and maturity in her vocals but also the depth of her songwriting gift. “S.O.S.” is a poignant song that finds Meyers being totally vulnerable and crying out to God. “My Freedom” is an achingly transparent ballad. “I’ve come out of this place in my life where I’ve been dry and needing a spiritual revival, needing God to pour out and open up the flood gates on me,” she reveals. “The song talks about how beautiful and how wonderful it is to be set free. I know what the consequences are in not spending time with God and how dry and how bad it hurts to be further and further away. Christ is my freedom and that is such an encouraging and beautiful thing to experience.”
Krystal Meyers is a young woman who is not afraid to make some noise. She doesn’t hesitate to open her heart, be totally vulnerable and share her struggles. Yet she’s also quick to celebrate those moments of freedom and triumph along her journey of faith, and she’s quick to encourage others to do the same. “You can be cool! You can have fun, but you can also make a positive impact,” she says. “You’re not just walking around this earth with nothing to offer. I promise you, you have something to give to the world. Everyone does. So go on and make some noise!”
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