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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 2013. Partially on the strength of the single "Brave," The Blessed Unrest debuted at two on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release and in the next year it received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year; "Brave" also received a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance. Following the album cycle for The Blessed Unrest, Bareilles turned her attention toward completing a memoir and writing the music for Diana Paulus' adaptation of Adrienne Shelly's 2007 film Waitress. Both projects surfaced in the autumn of 2015. The book, entitled Sounds Like Me, appeared in October while What's Inside: Songs from Waitress saw release in November. ~ Jason Lymangrover
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Albums by
Sara Bareilles

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    12 songs

    On Air

    What's Inside: Songs from Waitress

    12 songs

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    What's Inside: Songs from Waitress - Commentary

    12 songs

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    The Blessed Unrest

    13 songs

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    Kaleidoscope Heart

    12 songs

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    Little Voice

    11 songs

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    Careful Confessions

    8 songs

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    Sounds Like Me - Commentary

    3 songs

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    Kaleidoscope EP

    5 songs

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    Once Upon Another Time

    1 song

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    Beautiful Girl

    1 song

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    Door Number Three

    1 song

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    Bad Idea

    1 song

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    She Used To Be Mine

    1 song

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    Love Is Christmas

    13 songs

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    Brave Enough: Live at the Variety Playhouse

    13 songs

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    Brave Enough: Live at the Variety Playhouse

    17 songs

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    Between the Line: Sara Bareilles Live at Fillmore [DVD]

    1 song

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    Brave

    1 song

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    Gonna Get Over You

    6 songs

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    Love Song

    1 song

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    River

    1 song

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    King of Anything

    18 songs

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    Little Voice [Deluxe]

    1 song

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    Bottle It Up

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Top Songs by
Sara Bareilles

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  2.   Love Song
  3.   Brave
  4.   King of Anything
  5.   Bottle It Up
  6.   Uncharted
  7.   I Choose You
  8.   Gonna Get Over You
  9.   Gravity
  10.   Manhattan
  11.   Hold My Heart
  12.   Hercules
  13.   December
  14.   Eden
  15.   Little Black Dress
  16.   River
  17.   She Used to Be Mine
  18.   About "Red"
  19.   Breathe Again
  20.   Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  21.   Beautiful Girl
  22.   Many the Miles
  23.   Lie to Me
  24.   1000 Times
  25.   (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Sara Bareilles

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    Sara Bareilles: I Am The DJ

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    Ladies That Rock

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    Ed Sheeran: DNA

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    Adele: DNA

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    Sunday In The Park

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    Sara Evans: I Am The DJ

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    Girl Power

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    Amy Winehouse: DNA

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    Soft Hits

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    Take A Hike

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    '00s Hits

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    Post-Holiday Chill

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    Nothing But Love Songs

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    Now THIS Is Music

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    2010s Hits

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    Soft Rock

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    Eclectic Rock

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    Great Songs You Forgot

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    Adult Alternative

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    Joni Mitchell: DNA

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    '80s, '90s & Today


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