Ashley Parker Angel is a musician, formerly known as a member of the now-defunct boy band O-Town. His first solo album, titled Soundtrack To Your Life, was released on May 16th by Blackground Records. It debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, selling over 72,000 copies. O-Town During the production of the reality show that gave birth to O-Town, Making the Band, many of Ashley's co-workers considered him perfect for the role of a boy band member, as a result of his passion, enthusiasm, talent, and boyish good looks. He is often considered the group's heartthrob.
During the production of the reality show that gave birth to O-Town, Making the Band, many of Ashley's co-workers considered him perfect for the role of a boy band member, as a result of his passion, enthusiasm, talent, and boyish good looks. He is often considered the group's heartthrob.
O-Town went on to sell over 5.6 million albums worldwide. However, the popularity of the group never approached the success of other bands in their genre. Once Making the Band had finished its television run, O-Town floundered. The members signed numerous contracts, many that didn't benefit them. Ashley, like other members of the band, was left without financial security, despite wide-spread media exposure. O-Town disbanded in 2003.
Angel is starred in a new MTV reality series There and Back, and produced his first solo album. The show chronicles his efforts to re-launch his career and support his new family. The theme song to the show is Soundtrack To Your Life, a song that was going to be on the new album. The song is being produced by The Matrix following the firing of Soul Power as producers. The lyrics are: "Your life is, a flashback, a question, a photograph, a statement, a story, a struggle, a chance to laugh. Cause if you don't laugh, you cry, a last crescendo when you die, so hit the rewind and listen, to the playback, the soundtrack to your life.". In 2004, Ashley signed a solo deal with Blackground/Universal Records. His debut album was released on May 16, 2006.
The first single Let U Go made the Billboard top 20. He is also opening for Ashlee Simpson during her June?July 2006 tour. Joining him on this tour is Devin Bronson, who is best known for his guitar work with Kelly Osbourne and Avril Lavigne. Devin is currently playing lead guitar for Angel.
His first single "Let U Go" debuted on MTV's Total Request Live March 14, 2006, and on March 24 he reached #1. The single soon to be shipped to radio station outlets was his first as a solo artist and his first from the breakup of O-Town. His solo debut album Soundtrack to Your Life was released on May 16, 2006. It debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top-200 Albums Chart, selling over 72,000 copies. It will be also in the 2006 FIFA World Cup video game. On April 1 2006, the song was the #1 on iTunes. For the week of April 29, 2006 "Let U Go" debuted at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100. Ashley was also letting his fans vote which song he should release next on his MySpace page.