Rachel Platten is an American pop singer-songwriter best known for her single "1,000 Ships", a top 30 hit on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart. Platten grew up in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Her second album, Be Here, was released from Rock Ridge Music in 2011. An earlier song, "Seven Weeks", was used for the film The Good Guy. Her song "Work of Art" was also used as the intro to the television series, Jane by Design which was canceled after one season. Platten graduated from Trinity College with a degree in international relations in 2003.