31 Facts About Jann Arden


Jann Arden was born on Jann Arden Anne Richards; March 27,1962 and is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress.

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Jann Arden is famous for her signature ballads, "Could I Be Your Girl" and "Insensitive", which is her biggest hit to date.

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Jann Arden was born in Calgary and moved as a child to Springbank, Alberta, where she attended Springbank Community High School.

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Jann Arden's father was a construction contractor and her mother was a dental assistant.

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Jann Arden's brother was convicted of first-degree murder and was incarcerated in Alberta in 1992.

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Jann Arden was discovered in 1985 by Calgary manager Neil MacGonigill, who worked with her from 1985 to 1998, both managing her career and acting as executive producer of her earlier albums.

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Jann Arden released her critically acclaimed debut album, Time for Mercy, in 1993, and followed with a single "I Would Die For You".

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Jann Arden released a greatest hits album, Greatest Hurts, in 2001, and a live album, Jann Arden Live with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

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Jann Arden revealed that one of her brothers is serving a life sentence in prison, and that her song "Hangin' by a Thread" is dedicated to him.

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Jann Arden released her ninth album, Uncover Me, on February 6,2007.

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In September 2009, Jann Arden released her tenth album, Free, and its first single, "A Million Miles Away, " in June.

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Jann Arden then undertook a cross-country Canadian tour, which began in November 2009.

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Jann Arden toured with proceeds going to the "Raise-a-Reader Concert Series".

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In November 2010, Jann Arden released her first ever live CD and DVD set, entitled Spotlight.

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In October 2018, it was announced that Jann Arden had been confirmed as a celebrity judge on CTV's music series, The Launch.

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Jann Arden has worked as an actress, with supporting or guest roles in the television series Robson Arms, Corner Gas, Hell on Wheels, The Detour, Workin' Moms and Wynonna Earp.

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Jann Arden received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 7th Canadian Screen Awards in 2019, for her appearances as Jane Carlson in Workin' Moms.

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Jann Arden has performed on stage in productions of The Vagina Monologues, and had a voice role as R0-FL, the robot sidekick of Overlord, in the family sitcom Overlord and the Underwoods.

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Jann Arden has received a total of 19 Juno Award nominations to date.

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Jann Arden has won eight of them, including solo artist of the year in 1994, Songwriter of the Year in 1995 and 2002, and Female Artist of the Year in 1995 and 2001.

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Jann Arden has won awards at the MuchMusic Video Awards, the Prairie Music Awards, the Western Canadian Music Awards and at the ARIA Awards.

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In November 2006, Jann Arden received the National Achievement Award from the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada for having six singles reach the 100,000 airplay mark on Canadian radio.

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In November 2007, Jann Arden was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and was the winner of the International Achievement Award at the 2007 Western Canadian Music Awards.

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On December 29,2017, Jann Arden was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada for her 'achievements as a singer-songwriter and broadcaster, and for her extensive charitable work.

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In 2020, Jann Arden was named by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as its 2020 inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame; however, due to the cancellation of the Juno Awards of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, she actually received her induction tribute at the Juno Awards of 2021.

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Jann Arden won two Canadian Screen Awards at the 9th Canadian Screen Awards in 2021, for Best Host in a Talk Show or Entertainment News Show for her 2019 special Jann Arden One Night Only, and Best Host of a Live Entertainment Event for her role as host of the 2019 Giller Prize ceremony.

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Jann Arden has made a number of charity appearances, including appearances in Africa for World Vision, performing at Live 8 and the MAC Cosmetics Fashion Cares AIDS benefits.

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Jann Arden appeared in the opening segment of an episode from the sitcom Ellen starring Ellen DeGeneres, originally aired on January 8,1997.

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Jann Arden toured with Michael Buble on the US and European legs of his 2005 tour, and again toured with him on his 2007 US tour.

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Jann Arden was a judge on season three of Top Chef Canada, episode 13 entitled "Wild Rose Finale", where she was the judge in the elimination portion of the episode.

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At the 2006 Juno Awards, to counter host Pamela Anderson's on-stage appeal against Maritime seal hunting, Jann Arden generated cheers and controversy when she joked that her bra was "made entirely of seal eyelids".

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