Sarah McLachlan

Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC, [ sɛɹə æn məklɑ klən ː ] ( born January 28, 1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia ) is a Canadian singer- songwriter.


McLachlan was adopted in childhood. At the age of 17, she played with the New Wave band October Game. In 1988, she signed a recording contract with the independent label Nettwerk. Then she moved to Vancouver, where she found her first album, Touch recorded. Your next album Solace brought her 1991 commercial breakthrough in their Canadian homeland.

Throughout her career, Sarah McLachlan has sold over 25 million albums and won three Grammys. She is the initiator of Lilith Fair, a traveling music festival, which until 1999 in Canada and the United States a total of 100 concerts were given in 1997, in which only female artist (besides McLachlan, among others, Meredith Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Dar Williams and Suzanne Vega ) were on stage. Part of the proceeds (over $ 500,000 ) was donated for women's projects locally. Your greatest performance with more than a billion viewers around the world they had during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on February 12, 2010 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. She sang her song "Ordinary Miracle ".

McLachlan was married from 1997 to 2008 with the musician Ashwin Sood, with whom she two daughters ( born 2002 and 2007).

On June 15, 2011, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University.




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  • Dance Music Award 2000: in the category " Critics Choice Track" ( Silence )
  • Grammy 1997: in the category " Best Female Pop Vocal Performance " ( Building a Mystery )
  • 1997: in the category " Best Pop Instrumental Performance " ( Last Dance )
  • 1999: in the category " Best Female Pop Vocal Performance " (I Will Remember You )


  • Charts U.S. Singles: Joel Whitburn 's Top Pop Singles 1955-2006. Billboard Books, New York 2007, ISBN 0-89820-172-1 / U.S. albums: The Billboard Album by Joel Whitburn, 6th Edition, Record Research 2006 ISBN 0-89820-166-7
  • Hit Singles Volume 2 - Complete UK Chart Data from 1952 to 2010, Virgin Books, 2010 ISBN 9780753522455 / British Hit Singles & Albums, 18th Edition, Guinness World Records Limited 2005, ISBN 9781904994008
  • Chart hits by Sarah McLachlan ( Germany / Austria / Switzerland )
  • Sarah McLachlan - Awards ( Allmusic: Charts and Grammys )