Jann Arden

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": female vocalists canadian singer-songwriter pop alternative rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

Jann Arden Richards, 27 March 1962, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This Canadian singer-songwriter worked as a salmon-gutter, a golf ball cleaner and a singing waitress before finding success as a musician. Arden recorded a solo single (‘Never Love A Sailor’) under her real name when she was only 17 and started working with rock ‘n’ roll groups in bars and clubs. After ten years of heavy drinking and with her 30th birthday approaching, she decided to take music seriously. She landed a recording contract with A&M Records in summer 1992 and launched her solo career with the release of February 1993’s Time For Mercy. Arden’s hard-bitten songs, awash with images drawn from varied work placements and self-destructive relationships, promptly won her a double Juno Award in Canada. The follow-up Living Under June went multi-platinum in Canada and became her first international release. A single drawn from it, ‘Insensitive’, became a...

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