If any one voice in modern era of singing can deliver lilting and sultry voices along with impassioned lyrics of longing, love, and dedication it would be the mature voice of Sarah McLachlan. McLachlan recently performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver as a native Canadian in front of her fellow countrymen. Her song One Dream was written especially for the Vancouver Olympics and performed after all of the athletes walked into the stadium.
According to Biography.com, Sarah McLachlan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on January 28, 1968. She debuted her first album at age 20 with Touch, but received her first mega-hit with 1993’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. The album Mirrorball garnered McLachlan the most fame and won her a Grammy Award.
Her official website says that every single one of her albums has been certified gold or higher, and in one case ten times platinum. Altogether she has sold more than 40 million individual albums worldwide. McLachlan has two children with former husband Ashwin Sood.
Sarah McLachlan has five studio albums of her own songs, and has also produced a Christmas-themed album entitled Wintersong. Her range of topics include: love, longing, divorce, and even a song about stalking (Possession). McLachlan’s songs give a decidedly female insight into the hearts, dreams, and emotions of girls and women everywhere. Consider her to be Taylor Swift only twenty years older.
No matter the topic, McLachlan’s emotions are put into her songs. Her recent album Closer includes two songs about her divorce, U Want Me 2 and Don’t Give Up on Us. The songs appeared on her Best of album released in 2008.
Sarah McLachlan enjoys her charity work as much as her singing. Her tour from 1997 until 1999 entitled Lilith Fair garnered other acts such as the Indigo Girls, Jewel, Joan Osborne, and many others. The all-female lineup earned more than $10 million for charities, and the tour returns this summer in 2010.
The 2010 version will include both superstars and upcoming talent. Loretta Lynn, Heart, Norah Jones, and many others are headlining the new Lilith Fair tour. A new element added to the mix will be a search for local singers to perform on stage with the Lilith Local Talent Search. Simply add your song to the Lilith Local Talent website by April 1st and voting runs until May. Winners will be notified in May. If you have talent and heart and soul for singing, here is your chance.Sarah McLachlan also has charities to help fund music programs in public schools that have had their budgets cut and has also been on numerous trips to Asia as a goodwill ambassador.