Victoria Duffield (born January 3, 1995) is a Canadian singer, actress and dancer. She was a contestant of YTV's The Next Star season 3 and made it to the Top 6. Duffield is currently signed to Warner Music Canada.
She released her debut single on the label, "Shut Up and Dance" in September 2011, and the follow-up "Feel" in February 2012. She has also appeared on a number of Canadian television series, including popular teen sitcom series Mr. Young.
Victoria Duffield was born in Abbotsford, British Columbia. She has two brothers, the oldest being Burkely Duffield from the television series House of Anubis and the younger being Mitchell Duffield. She attended and graduated from Yale Secondary School in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
Duffield auditioned for season 3 of The Next Star, a Canadian reality television show in May 2010. After being one of 16 Canadian teens selected from over 4000, she flew to Toronto to get the chance to sing for three judges and was selected to be in the Top 6, along with Isabelle Stern, Mimoza Duot, Madi Amyotte, Brandon Bizior and Diego Gomes. Victoria sang and performed multiple tasks during the show, such as co-writing a single, singing solo, duets, group song selections, receiving a make-over, and filming a music video. Duffield worked with producer Josh Ramsay, lead vocalist of the Canadian pop rock band Marianas Trench. Their collaboration resulted in the song "Fever". On September 26, 2010, Duffield lost The Next Star to 14 year old, Diego Gomes.
2010-2012: Shut Up and Dance:
Victoria Duffield released her single "Fever" on iTunes and CD on September 21, 2010. Her music video is also available on iTunes. On her debut EP, Secrets, she released two singles "Bam Bam" and "Hey!!!" on iTunes.
Duffield is currently signed to Warner Music Canada. Her debut single "Shut Up and Dance" was available on iTunes on September 19, 2011. She also released a bilingual English/French version for the francophone market featuring singer Lukay. As well, she has released a cover of "Last Christmas".
In 2012, Duffield released a second single from the album "Shut Up And Dance" titled "Feel". The music video was released on February, 13th, 2012. Another single, called "Break My Heart" was released on June 26, 2012.
Victoria's latest single and video, a duet with Cody Simpson titled "They Don't Know About Us", has been released in Canada as of November 2012.
Duffield toured to support "Shut Up and Dance" along with Faber Drive for the "Lost In Paradise Tour". The tour finished on December 22, 2012 in Trenton, Nova Scotia.
2013 - Present: Accelerate:
In 2013, Duffield announced that she was recording new music in Los Angeles, California for her second album. Her second album Accelerate was released on June 3, 2014 and was preceded by the single More Than Friends available on April, 08, 2014. 'More Than Friends' has so far reached #49 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart.
Victoria is a proud supporter of Free The Children and has performed at such events as We Day Manitoba. Victoria Duffield also supports Count Me In and performed at the inaugural Count Me In Conference in Toronto, Ontario, on May 1, 2012.