Sarah McLachlan Entertainer Musician - Born January 28, 1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Birth Name Sarah Ann McLachlan
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Mini Bio (1) Sarah McLachlan was born on January 28, 1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Sarah Ann McLachlan. She was previously married to Ashwin Sood.
Spouse (1) Ashwin Sood (7 February 1997 - 2008) (divorced) (2 children)
Deep Soulful Voice
Sombre Ballads with Deeply personal Lyrics
Lavish Musical Productions
High Falsetto Wail frequently used in Ballads
Frequently collaborates with Pierre Marchand
Always wears long dresses when performing
Born in Halifax but claims Vancouver as her home.
Has been playing instruments, including the piano and guitars, since the age of 5. Started Lilith Fair, the first all female performer concert tour. It lasted 3 summers from 1997 to 1999 and toured North America. Was the first artist signed to Nettwerk recording label. She was 17 at the time.
She was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on October 21, 1999 for her services to music and charities.
Married in Negril, Jamaica.
Nominated for a 2003 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the song "Fallen".
Albums: Touch (1988) Solace (1991) Live (1992) Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993) The Freedom Sessions (1994) Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff (1996) Surfacing (1997) Mirrorball (1999) Remixed (2001) Afterglow (2003)
Ranked #69 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
Her 2004 Afterglow Tour will be her most extensive tour yet, hitting the USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, France, Spain, Netherlands and Norway.
Her husband, Ashwin Sood, has played drums for her since 1991.
The first instrument she learned to play was the ukulele.
Her song, "Angel", kept rapper "DMC" (aka Darryl McDaniels) alive while dealing with the discovery of his adoption. He heard it on the radio and immediately felt the pull of the music. It gave him hope and gave him the strength to make it through that dark time in his life. As a result, he asked her to collaborate with him on his solo song "Just Like Me". During one recording session, she revealed she too had been adopted.
Thanked by Paula Cole in the liner notes of her album "This Fire".
Her father is a Marine biologist and Her mother is an academic with a degree in English literature.
The first album she ever owned is "Glass Houses", by Billy Joel.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 39, a daughter Taja Summer Sood on June 22, 2007. Child's father is her estranged husband, Ashwin Sood.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a daughter named India Ann Sushil Sood on April 6, 2002. Child's father is her estranged husband, Ashwin Sood.
Sister-in-law of Veena Sood and Manoj Sood.
Spokesperson for the ASPCA Society [June 2007]
Releasing her fifth studio album, "Afterglow", in North America. [November 2003]
Gave birth to her second daughter, Taja Summer. [June 2007]
Released "Fallen", the first single for her new album, on September 1 to radio stations in Canada and the U.S. Her new album will be released in November 2003 and an extensive tour will follow in 2004. [September 2003]
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [June 2007]
On a promotional tour for her new album. [November 2003]
Her hit song "Angel" (1998) was inspired by the untimely death of Smashing Pumpkins' keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin from a heroin overdose in 1996.
Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.
I've learned to trust myself, to listen to truth, to not be afraid of it and to not try and hide it.
We're constantly being told what other people think we are, and that's why it is so important to know yourself.
I don't worry about much anymore. The good thing about worry is that it's like pain. When it's not there, you don't remember what it feels like.
Time is a beautiful thing. It's like when you meet an old lover on the street six years later and they don't look so ugly anymore.
My guideline for success -- and this is really, truthfully honest -- is whether I am really proud of this record [Afterglow]. If I am proud of the record, which I am, then I let it go. If other people like it, then that's a big old bonus for me.
I was a pretty insecure kid, didn't have a lot of friends, and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence.
I think sometimes all you need is to hear someone else say the same thing that you're going through to realize that you're not alone. I try to put some sense of hope into the songs, into whatever the situation is so that it's not just dirt, drudgery and a life of misery. You've got to try to find a flip-side to everything, the good side.
[on having her songs choreographed in 'Fumbling Towards Ecstasy'] I was a ballet virgin. I think we maybe saw 'The Nutcracker' once. And I can't even begin to dance. I'm two left feet!
|Full name at birth||
Sarah Ann McLachlan
|Claim to fame||
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
|Date of birth||
28 January 1968
|Place of birth||
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
5' 7" (170 cm)
Queen Elizabeth High School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
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