Rachael Lampa was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Her father is Filipino and her mother is of Hungarian and Irish descent. “If You Believe” was part of the soundtrack to A Walk to Remember, which was released in early 2002, starring Shane West and Mandy Moore.
Rachael skyrocketed onto the pop scene in 2000 as a mere teenager amassing four number one singles, five more top ten tunes, plus appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “The View,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “E!,” “Extra” and Teen People. Aside from her soundtrack slot on A Walk To Remember, she also got an acting role in Hidden Secrets, a duet with Aaron Neville, plus tour time with Destiny’s Child, Boyz II Men, Nickel Creek, Amy Grant, Vince Gill and even Jordin Sparks (as a supporting singer on her stints alongside The Jonas Brothers and Britney Spears), and the powerhouse vocalist/songwriter became an internationally recognized face in less than a half decade.
But Lampa practically disappeared from public eye at the peak of her career after a greatest hits album in 2006. According to her web site, the time away was just to recharge her understandably overworked batteries and plot her next creative step, which manifests itself in a yet-to-be-titled fall 2011 release. This led to a partnership between management company Black Fuel Music (which also includes Warner Music’s Group 1 Crew, Shonlock and EMI’s Hyland and Ryan Stevenson), while her forthcoming CD will hit physical and digital stores via Universal Music.
Sources: Wikipedia | rachaellampa.com