Brooke Hogan (born May 5, 1988), better known by her stage name Brooke
Hogan, is an American pop/R&B singer, Occasional Actress and television
personality. She appeared on the reality-television series Brooke Knows Best,
which focused on her family, and which premiered on July 10, 2005 on VH1. Since
the cancellation of Brooke Knows Best, she's starred in a spin-off reality
series called Brooke Knows Best which focuses on her life now independent from
her parents and living with two roommates. She released her debut album
Undiscovered in 2006. In 2009, she will appear in a second season of Brooke
Knows Best and will release her second album, The Redemption.
Brooke was born in Tampa, Florida, the oldest child of professional wrestler Hulk Brooke (Terrence Gene "Terry" Bollea) and his ex-wife, Linda Bollea, and the older sister of Nick Bollea.
In high school, she took dance classes, voice lessons, and gymnastics. She joined the cheerleading squad of her Clearwater, FL school, Clearwater Central Catholic, in her freshman year. Brooke graduated from high school at the age of sixteen.
Brooke was signed to Trans Continental Records in 2002. Some early music was produced with the help of Rich Cronin. Brooke Hogan's first song in the United States singles charts was "Everything to Me". Produced and written by Shep Goodman and Kenny Gioia as part of her album This Voice, the single was released in July 2004. It appeared at #97 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales, but dropped off the chart in a few weeks. The album was planned for release September 21, 2004, but this never happened.
Brooke next appeared with her father in an hour-long profile on VH1, (Inside) Out: Hulk Hogan, Stage Dad. The success of this special spawned an entire series. Brooke Knows Best debuted in July 2005 and was the highest-rated series premiere in VH1's network history. The series, which helped her become a household name, Brooke Hogan was according to Hulk Brooke intended in part to promote Brooke's music career.
Brooke Knows Best presented her father as strict with her dating. On the show, Hulk placed a GPS tracker on Brooke's vehicle that enables him to track her whereabouts and can even remotely shut down the engine of his daughter's car if he feels the need to do so. However, Brooke said in a later interview that her father loosened up after her eighteenth birthday.
In 2006, Brooke changed record labels and became the first artist signed to Scott Storch's label, initially called Storchaveli Records, but later named Storch Music Company. Hogan's first single, "About Us", premiered on season two finale of Brooke Knows Best. The album, Undiscovered, was released October 24, 2006. In 2006 Brooke won a Teen Choice Award for Best Choice Grill for the music video for "About Us".
Brooke appeared in the November 2006 edition of FHM, becoming the first FHM Cover Model under 21-years-old. As a result, the November issue had no liquor advertising: "In the very rare instance that you might have a cover star under the age of 21, they don't want to be in the position of seeming to market to anyone under age."
Brooke appeared as a panel judge in America’s Prom Queen in early 2008. A spin-off series of Brooke Knows Best called Brooke Knows Best premiered on July 13, 2008 on VH1.
Brooke Hogan stated in a MySpace blog that she plans to release her second album in May 2009 and is currently recording it. Brooke Hogan also stated that the second season of Brooke Knows Best will premiere around the same time. The premier of the second season is likely to coincide with the release of Hogan's second album.
In 2009, Brooke Hogan released her new single from her upcoming album. The new single is "Falling" and features Stacks. Brooke Hogan revealed during a visit to Power 96 in March that the name of her second album would be The Redemption. It will be released with SoBe Entertainment.
Brooke will be making her film debuts in two films throughout 2009 including the Indie Horror film Devour alongside Kelly Osbourne and alongside her parents in the Animated film Little Hercules in 3-D. This will mark as her debut into the world of acting.
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