Rachel Platten Biography

Rachel Ashley Platten is a renowned American singer and songwriter signed to Columbia Records. Known for her hit singles such as ‘Fight Song’, ‘Better Place’, and ‘Stand by You’, as well as her album ‘Wildfire’, Platten is not only a talented singer but also a gifted songwriter. Her song ‘1000 Ships’ became a massive success, earning a spot on the Billboard Adult charts. Despite never imagining herself as a successful singer, Platten’s mission is to bring people together through her music. With a strong presence on social media, she has a large following on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, with over 505k, 131k, and 1.76 million followers respectively.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Rachel Ashley Platten
  • Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Kevin Lazan (husband)
    • Father: Paul Platten
    • Mother: Pamela Platten
    • Siblings: Melanie (sister)
  • Born Country: United States
  • Jewish Singers
  • Musicians
  • Height: 5’5″ (165 cm), 5’5″ Females
  • U.S. State: New Yorkers
  • More Facts
  • Education: Trinity College


Rachel Platten started showing interest in music from her childhood. At the age of five, she began learning classical piano. After this, she learnt guitar in high school. On completion of her graduation, she moved to Trinidad for internship at a record label and at a diplomat’s office. While she was residing there, she got the opportunity to perform in a friend’s band at the 2002 International Soca Monarch finals. After this, she moved on to pursue music full time.

In 2003, the American singer released her debut studio album titled ‘Trust in Me’ which was followed by another album ‘Be Here’ in 2011.

Next, Rachel Platten released her self-written song ‘1,000 Ships’. This song debuted at # 24 on US Billboard Adult Top 40 chart. In 2015, Platten’s track ‘Fight Song’ from her album ‘Wildfire’ was released. This song generated double platinum sales in USA and it also peaked at #6 on US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It even became the official anthem for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton! The same year, the singer released her singles ‘Stand by You’ and ‘Better Place’ respectively.

Personal Life

Rachel Ashley Platten was born on May 20, 1981 in New York City, to parents Paul and Pamela Platten. She has a sister named Melanie. She attended Mason-Rice Elementary School followed by Buckingham Browne and Nichols high school. After this, she studied at Trinity College. There she became a part of an all-female a cappella group, Trinity College Trinitones. After graduating in 2003, she moved to Greenwich Village.

In the year 2012, Rachel Platten married Kevin Lazan. She gave birth to a daughter on January 26, 2019. In April 2021, she announced that she was pregnant with her second child.

Rachel Platten is also known for her benevolent nature and is associated with several charities, such as Musicians on Call, Music Unites, Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Live Below the Line.

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