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Birth Name:
Sara Beth Bareilles


Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Sara Bareilles


A gifted songwriter and a versatile pianist with no formal training, Sara Bareilles burst onto the pop scene with a naturally skilled voice that ranged from powerful and soulful to sweet and gentle, earning her instant comparisons to Fiona Apple and Norah Jones. At age 18, she left the Redwood forests of her hometown, Eureka, California, in pursuit of a music career in Los Angeles. Although she attended UCLA's Communication Studies program, Bareilles spent the majority of her spare time studying her new environment and writing poetry and songs about the busy surroundings.. After graduation, she spent the next three years performing her songs at open-mike nights, slowly building her confidence as a musician before graduating to local clubs and festivals. In 2003, she co-produced her first demo, Careful Confessions, and became enthralled with recording techniques. Eager to go back to the studio and create a second full-length album, she started shopping her CD around and signed a deal with Epic Records in April 2005. Producer Eric Rosse took her under his wing the following February and the two spent a little over a year perfecting the orchestration — nearly half of the songs had formerly appeared on Careful Confessions, and a new batch of tracks was carefully constructed in order to make her first major-label release as strong as possible. The lyrical themes of the album, entitled Little Voice and released in July 2007, covered her past relationships, insecurities, and inner battles with trying to trust her instincts. The single "Love Song" made the album a hit; both single and album reached the Top Ten, with "Love Song" eventually selling more than three million copies.

With a hit album on her hands, Bareilles hit the road and toured heavily for the next two years, releasing a concert album (Between the Lines: Sara Bareilles Live at the Fillmore) along the way. Playing her songs night after night inspired her to begin writing new material, and Bareilles found herself drawn to material that was bigger, bolder, and peppier than the songs that comprised Little Voice. The result was Kaleidoscope Heart, which marked her second major-label effort upon its release in mid-2010. Kaleidoscope Heart debuted at number one on the Billboard charts, beginning a pretty hectic year for Bareilles. She toured the album well into 2011 and in the fall of that year, she signed on to NBC's televised competition The Sing-Off as a judge.

After The Sing-Off wrapped up its run in the spring of 2012, Bareilles recorded the Once Upon Another Time EP with her fellow judge Ben Folds acting as producer. She toured semi-regularly throughout 2012 as she prepped a new album. That full-length record, her fourth, was called The Blessed Unrest and was released in July of 2013.

Top Albums

1. Careful Conf..
Little Voice, Sara Bareilles
2. Little Voice
The Blessed Unrest, Sara Bareilles
3. The Blessed ..
Kaleidoscope Heart, Sara Bareilles
4. Kaleidoscope..
Once Upon Another Time - EP, Sara Bareilles
5. Once Upon An..
Live Session (iTunes Exclusive) - EP, Sara Bareilles
6. Live Session..
Between the Lines: Sara Bareilles Live At the Fillmore, Sara Bareilles
7. Between the ..
iTunes Live from SoHo, Sara Bareilles
8. iTunes Live ..
Brave Enough: Live at the Variety Playhouse, Sara Bareilles
9. Brave Enough..
Brave Enough: Live at the Variety Playhouse, Sara Bareilles
10. Brave Enough..
Love Is Christmas - Single, Sara Bareilles
11. Love Is Chri..
Kaleidoscope - EP, Sara Bareilles
12. Kaleidoscope..
Remember Us (feat. Sara Bareilles) - Single, Aqualung
13. Remember Us ..
Come Home - Single, OneRepublic
14. Come Home - ..

Top Songs

BraveBlessed Unrest3:40$1.29
I Choose YouBlessed Unrest3:38$1.29
GravityLittle Voice3:52$1.29
Love SongLittle Voice4:18$1.29
King of AnythingKaleidoscope Heart3:27$1.29
Winter SongWinter Songs4:26$1.29
UnchartedKaleidoscope Heart3:34$1.29
Many the MilesLittle Voice5:11$1.29
Gonna Get Over YouKaleidoscope Heart4:16$1.29
Chasing the SunBlessed Unrest4:28$1.29
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay..Between the Lines: Sara Bar..4:36$1.29
Little Black DressBlessed Unrest3:32$1.29
ManhattanBlessed Unrest4:38$1.29
Breathe AgainKaleidoscope Heart4:58$1.29
Bottle It UpLittle Voice3:00$1.29
IslandsBlessed Unrest4:20$1.29
1000 TimesBlessed Unrest4:29$1.29
Bright Lights and CityscapesOnce Upon Another Time - EP5:55$1.29
One Sweet LoveLittle Voice4:20$1.29
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Live)Brave Enough: Live at the V..5:14$1.29
CassiopeiaBlessed Unrest3:33$1.29
FairytaleLittle Voice3:14$0.99
Brave (Live)Brave Enough: Live at the V..3:41$1.29
DecemberBlessed Unrest5:01$1.29
Satellite CallBlessed Unrest4:50$1.29

Top Music Videos

Love Song, Sara Bareilles
1. Love Song
King of Anything, Sara Bareilles
2. King of Anyth...
Brave, Sara Bareilles
3. Brave
Gravity, Sara Bareilles
4. Gravity
Bottle It Up, Sara Bareilles
5. Bottle It Up
Gonna Get Over You, Sara Bareilles
6. Gonna Get Ove...
Winter Song, Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson
7. Winter Song
Uncharted (Director's Cut) [Ben Folds Intro], Sara Bareilles
8. Uncharted (Di...
I Choose You, Sara Bareilles
9. I Choose You
(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To, Weezer & Sara Bareilles
10. (If You're Wo...
What's Going On (feat. Sara Bareilles, Clarence Bekker & Titi Tsira), Playing for Change
11. What's Going ...
Broken Headlights (feat. Sara Bareilles), Joey Ryan
12. Broken Headli...


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