Ian Axel Pop Artist

Ian Axel is a New Jersey-born singer and composer who grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, attended Fair Lawn High School. He moved to New York City after attending NYU. His song “This Is The New Year” became well-known originally when iTunes selected it as a Discovery Download and for its video on YouTube. Later it was featured as the theme song for the MTV documentary series I Used to Be Fat, which premiered December 29, 2010. He partnered with tinyOGRE Entertainment in 2010. Ian's album, named after the title single, was released digitally on February 15, 2011 and on CD on April 12, 2011. He made his national television debut on the Rachael Ray show and NPR said in their Song of the Day feature that he had “a voice that possesses the sweetness of youth, the stubbornness of a teenager and the swagger of a rock star.”. In April 2011, the song "Gone" was featured prominently in Episode 19 of Season 8 of "One Tree Hill", titled "Where Not to Look for Freedom.". As part of Tom's Shoes "One Day Without Shoes" campaign to raise awareness for children's poverty, Ian Axel performed two songs live on the popular website La Blogotheque.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 28th, 1985
United States of America


1. New York University Colleges/University

New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City, USA. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private nonprofit institutions of American higher education.

Type Private university
2012. 2.83 bil. $
2011. 2.75 bil. $
Institution colors
70 Washington Sq South, 10012 - New York City, New York
2012. 22,498
2011. 20,815
2010. 22,097
2009. 21,759
2012. 18,557
2010. 21,700
Acceptance rate
2014. 34.0 %
2013. 35.0 %
2011. 30.0 %
2010. 32.0 %
Local tuition
2012. 43.2 K $
2010. 37.9 K $
Official web page www.nyu.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

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People attended New York University connected by profession and/or age

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Musical acts

1.A Great Big World Indie pop, Pop music, Indie rock

2010 -

A Great Big World is an American two-member musical group from New York made up of singers and songwriters Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino and signed to Epic Records. The group is best known for their singles "This Is the New Year", which was performed by the cast in an episode of Glee and reached the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart in May 2013, and their international hit "Say Something", particularly after recording it as a duet collaboration with Christina Aguilera.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Chad Vaccarino


Album title Released Type
Is There Anybody Out There? 2014 Studio album

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
This Is the New Year
February 8th, 2011 Album
This Is (Almost) The New Year


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