Alyssa Reid is a Canadian singer and songwriter who was born in Edmonton, Alberta and resides in Toronto. Interested in music from her early childhood, Alyssa wrote her first song at the age of 7 and began taking vocal lessons two years later. Her debut television appearance was on the television show Party Mamas
and at the age of 15, she was the runner up on the first season of The Next Star
, a Canadian reality television show on YTV. Alyssa was also posting songs on her own YouTube channel and she was signed by her record label Wax Records in 2009 after "One More Lonely Boy," a reworked version of Justin Bieber's "One Less Lonely Girl
" from a female perspective, attracted over 200,000 hits. Her debut album, The Game
, was released on June 21, 2011.