ZZ Ward is an American singer, musician and songwriter, signed to the Boardwalk Entertainment Group and Hollywood Records. ZZ Ward is also managed by Vector Management. She released her debut EP, Criminal, on May 8, 2012. Her single, "Put The Gun Down", reached number 40 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Her second studio album, The Storm, was released on June 30, 2017, peaking at number 1 on the Billboard Blues Albums Chart in July 2017.