While the hair is a different look, Manning’s ability to
command the stage should come as no surprise since she’s also landed on the
charts as a musician. Most notably, Manning and her brother, Kellin, formed
the band Boomkat, releasing their debut album, Boomkatalog. One
, in 2003. The group’s first single, “The
Wreckoning,” even reached No. 1 on Billboard
Dance Club Songs chart.
Although the band never became a runaway hit, Boomkat’s
music was featured in several movies and the group even released a second album
via the independent label, Little Vanilla Records.
However, Manning shut down any promise of new music from her
and her brother when she caught up with ET last year
. “My brother is like my second half," she said at the time. "You know,
he’s everything to me but we had to part ways.”
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“I still do music and I have music coming out, but nothing
ever as good as what me and my brother did together,” Manning said, referring
to her solo career, which has featured several singles, including 2011’s “Turn
It Up,” which landed at No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs charts.
However, Manning still seemed hopeful about her new music,
promising a mix of dance and alternative pop. “I think it’s going to do well
once I freaking put it out,” she said of the 130 songs she’s recorded, joking
that all will be released on one album. “It’s not for the ADD.”
In the meantime, catch Manning on The Comedy Jam
, which airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.