Some people really know how to take their lemons and make lemonade.
Australian singer Emma Sophina was on the U.S. Airways flight that took off from New York's Laguardia Airport and ended up in the Hudson River Jan. 15. After being rescued from a lifeboat, she had one phone number in her pocket, according to the New York Daily News: that of producer Marc Swersky. Swersky helped the 26-year-old set her post-plane-crash emotions to music with "Send Another Prayer," a danceable but heartfelt tribute to pilot Chesley Sullenberger and his crew.
The song began circulating, and music industry executives began their courtship rituals. Sophina ending up signing with Decca, who released her first-ever single digitally on Monday.
Today's lesson: If you want to be a pop star, getting into a famous plane crash (and knowing the right producer) really helps. Who knew it was that easy?
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ContributorsSarah Rodman is a staff music critic for the Boston Globe.
James Reed is a staff music critic for the Boston Globe.
Jonathan Perry is the Globe's Scene & Heard columnist, covering local music.
Michael Brodeur is the assistant arts editor for the Boston Globe, covering pop music, TV, and nightlife.
Julian Benbow is a staff writer at the Boston Globe, covering sports and music.
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