Hollywood Records, 2007
Trivia: Marié Digby had produced a little-known album for a Disney subsidiary before she took to YouTube to try and jump-start her career, singing simple acoustic versions of original songs and a few notable covers, including what developed into the track above as well as an intriguing version of Britney Spears' "Gimme More." As is often the way with these tales (at least nowadays), Digby, whose videos had gotten a considerable number of hits, got her largest exposure when the studio recording heard here was featured on the third season premiere of the MTV show The Hills. Digby's original YouTube video has outpaced the other especially notable cover version of "Umbrella" on the site, by erstwhile pop singer Mandy Moore, by about 3 to 1. On her YouTube channel, by the way, Digby is still at it with the covers, recently posting acoustic renditions of such current hits as Lady Gaga's "Telephone" and Owl City's "Fireflies."
Check out Marié Digby's latest album, Breathing Underwater.