45 Facts About Fiona Apple


Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart was born on September 13,1977 and is an American singer-songwriter.


Fiona Apple released five albums from 1996 to 2020, all of which reached the top 20 on the US Billboard 200 chart.


The youngest daughter of the actor Brandon Maggart, Fiona Apple was born in New York City and was raised alternating between her mother's home in New York and her father's in Los Angeles.


However, Fiona Apple was reportedly unhappy with the production and opted not to release the record, leading fans to protest Epic Records, erroneously believing that the label was withholding its release.


Fiona Apple was born Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart on September 13,1977, in New York City to singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart, who met when both were cast in the Broadway musical Applause.


Fiona Apple's father is from Tennessee, and through him, Apple has Melungeon ancestry.


Fiona Apple grew up in Morningside Gardens in Harlem with her mother and sister, but spent summers with her father in Los Angeles, California.

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Fiona Apple was classically trained on piano as a child, and began composing her own pieces by the age of eight.


Fiona Apple later began to play along with jazz standard compositions after becoming proficient, through which she discovered Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, who became major influences on her.


Since childhood, Fiona Apple has struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety, and has been diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder.


Fiona Apple subsequently developed an eating disorder, purposely slimming her developing body, which she saw as "bait" for potential predators.


In Los Angeles, Fiona Apple attended Alexander Hamilton High School for her second year.


Fiona Apple's abilities captured his attention, and Slater signed her to a record deal.


Fiona Apple accepted the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards for her song "Sleep to Dream", during her acceptance speech she said:.


Fiona Apple later canceled the last 21 dates on a tour in support of her album due to "personal family problems".


In 1997, Fiona Apple met director Paul Thomas Anderson during a photoshoot, and the two began a relationship that lasted several years.


Fiona Apple's performance saw Apple appearing distraught at the sound quality, apologizing numerous times for the sound and crying.


Fiona Apple collaborated with Cash on Cat Stevens's "Father and Son", which was included in his 2003 collection Unearthed.


Fiona Apple agreed, and Brion went to Fiona Apple's label, Epic Records, with strict stipulations, which the label eventually agreed to.


Fiona Apple went on a live tour to promote the album in late 2005.


In June 2006, Fiona Apple appeared on the joke track "Come Over and Get It " by comedian Zach Galifianakis.


Fiona Apple recorded a cover of "Sally's Song" for the 2006 special edition release of the soundtrack for the Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas.


In May 2006, Fiona Apple paid tribute to Elvis Costello on VH1's concert series Decades Rock Live, by performing Costello's hit "I Want You".


Fiona Apple's version was released as a digital single.


Fiona Apple toured the East Coast during August 2007, with Nickel Creek.

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In 2008, Fiona Apple recorded a duet titled "Still I" with Christophe Deluy.


Fiona Apple sang a cover of "he's Funny That Way", composed by Neil Moret, lyrics by Richard Whiting, which is often associated with the singer Billie Holiday.


In June 2010, Fiona Apple released a song titled "So Sleepy", produced by Brion and written by children involved with the non-profit organization 826LA.


Fiona Apple collaborated with Margaret Cho on her album Cho Dependent, which was released on August 24,2010.


In late 2010, Billboard published an article stating that Fiona Apple was planning on releasing a new album in spring 2011, with musician Michelle Branch claiming to have heard some of the new tracks.


Fiona Apple announced performances at the South by Southwest Festival and a spring 2012 tour soon after.


Fiona Apple divulged that she had recently decided to quit drinking.


On September 19,2012, Fiona Apple was arrested at an internal US Border Patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, and charged with possession of hashish, detaining her en route to a concert in Austin, Texas, at the Hudspeth County Jail.


Fiona Apple contributed a previously unreleased song entitled "Dull Tool" to the soundtrack of the 2012 Judd Apatow film This Is 40.


In September 2013, a Chipotle ad appeared online with a soundtrack of Fiona Apple covering "Pure Imagination" from the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.


In 2014, Fiona Apple wrote the opening theme, "Container", for the Showtime drama series The Affair.


Fiona Apple has collaborated with Andrew Bird, and in 2016, she was featured in the song "Left Handed Kisses" from the album Are You Serious.


In January 2019, Fiona Apple collaborated with King Princess on a version of her 1999 song "I Know".


Fiona Apple was featured in the documentary and soundtrack for Echo in the Canyon with Jakob Dylan covering songs by artists such as the Beach Boys and the Byrds.


In two Instagram posts in March 2019, Fiona Apple hinted at the recording of a fifth album.


On June 17,2020, Fiona Apple was confirmed as an additional musician featuring on Bob Dylan's 39th album Rough and Rowdy Ways, playing piano on the track "Murder Most Foul".


Fiona Apple joined with Bear McCreary to perform his composition "Where the Shadows Lie", the end credits theme for "Alloyed", the final episode of the first season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.


The song features Fiona Apple singing the Ring Verse, part of which is inscribed upon the One Ring in Black Speech.


On June 30,2019, Fiona Apple pledged to donate two years' worth of earnings from TV and movie placements of her song "Criminal" to the While They Wait fund, which assists refugees with basic necessities, immigration fees and legal services.


In 2020, While They Wait's Scott Hechinger revealed to Vulture that Fiona Apple had donated $90,000, which would help 15 families.

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