45 Facts About Sarah McLachlan


Sarah Ann McLachlan OC OBC was born on January 28,1968 and is a Canadian singer-songwriter.


Sarah McLachlan was born on January 28,1968, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Sarah McLachlan was placed with the McLachlan family, which later legally adopted her.


Sarah McLachlan played music from a very young age, beginning with the ukulele when she was four.


Sarah McLachlan studied classical guitar, classical piano, and voice at the Maritime Conservatory of Music through the curriculum of The Royal Conservatory of Music.


Sarah McLachlan's parents insisted that she finish high school and complete one year of studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design before moving to Vancouver and embarking on a new life as a recording artist.


Sarah McLachlan finally signed to Nettwerk two years later before having written a single song.


Sarah McLachlan did not seek her out and was ambivalent about meeting her.


In 1994, Sarah McLachlan was sued by Uwe Vandrei, an obsessed fan from Ottawa, who alleged that his letters to her had been the basis of the single "Possession".


In 1997, Sarah McLachlan married her drummer, Ashwin Sood, in Jamaica.


Sarah McLachlan announced her separation from Sood in September 2008 and they divorced the same year.


The signing with Nettwerk prompted Sarah McLachlan to move to Vancouver, British Columbia.


Still in the spotlight from the album, Sarah McLachlan launched the highly popular Lilith Fair tour.


In 1999, Sarah McLachlan recorded the Randy Newman song "When She Loved Me" on the Toy Story 2 soundtrack.


In late January 2014, Sarah McLachlan announced the release of her next studio album, Shine On, which was inspired by the death of her father.


In March 2014 Sarah McLachlan announced a schedule for a Shine On tour across the United States, which began in Seattle on June 20,2014.


In March 2015, Sarah McLachlan won a Juno for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for Shine On.


On October 21,2016, Sarah McLachlan released Wonderland, her ninth studio album and second Christmas album.


Sarah McLachlan released the single "The Long Goodbye" in December 2016.


In January 2019, Sarah McLachlan was announced as the host of the Juno Awards of 2019.


In 1996, Sarah McLachlan became frustrated with concert promoters and radio stations that refused to feature two female musicians in a row.


The next year, Sarah McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour, taking Lilith from the medieval Jewish legend that Lilith was Adam's first wife.


In 1997, Sarah McLachlan co-wrote and provided guest vocals on the Delerium song "Silence" for their album Karma.


In 2001, Sarah McLachlan provided background vocals, guitar, and piano on the closing track "Love Is" from Stevie Nicks' eighth solo album, Trouble in Shangri-La, in addition to drawing the dragon used for the "S" in Stevie's name on the album cover.


Sarah McLachlan sang harmonies and played the piano on the song "Don't Let Go" while Sood did the drum work.


In November 2006, Sarah McLachlan performed the song "Ordinary Miracle" for that year's feature film, Charlotte's Web.


Sarah McLachlan performed the song on The Oprah Winfrey Show, during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics.


On September 10,2011, Sarah McLachlan performed I Will Remember You and Angel at a ceremony in Stonycreek, Pennsylvania, commemorating the passengers and crew of hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 who fought the hijackers and brought down their airplane on September 11,2001.


On June 13,2019, Sarah McLachlan sang "O Canada" before Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.


Sarah McLachlan has been nominated for 26 Juno Awards and has won twelve.


Sarah McLachlan was awarded Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1997 for "Building a Mystery" and again in 1999 for the live version of "I Will Remember You".


Sarah McLachlan scored Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1997 for "Last Dance".


Sarah McLachlan's song "Building a Mystery" came in at 91 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.


Sarah McLachlan was awarded the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Visionary Award in 1998 for advancing the careers of women in music.


On November 20,2013, Sarah McLachlan was recognized with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta.


In 2012, Sarah McLachlan was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.


Sarah McLachlan filmed a two-minute advertisement for the organization which featured her song "Angel".


In 2012, Sarah McLachlan wrote a letter on behalf of PETA to then-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, protesting that country's annual seal hunt.


Sarah McLachlan would do another parody of these appeals on Super Bowl LVII on February 12,2023, this time for a commercial for Busch Light.


Sarah McLachlan contributed the track "Hold On" to the 1993 AIDS-benefit album No Alternative, produced by the Red Hot Organization.


Sarah McLachlan performed at the Leonard Peltier Defense Fund Benefit Concert on February 12,1997, and went on to release a cover version of Unchained Melody created as part of her support for Peltier.


In early 2005, Sarah McLachlan took part in a star-studded tsunami disaster relief telethon on NBC.


On July 2,2005, Sarah McLachlan participated in the Philadelphia installment of the Live 8 concerts, where she performed her hit "Angel" with Josh Groban.


On November 30,2012, Sarah McLachlan lent her support to Kate Winslet's Golden Hat Foundation together with Tim Janis, Loreena McKennitt, Andrea Corr, Hayley Westenra, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Dawn Kenney, Jana Mashonee, Amy Petty and a choir etc.


Sarah McLachlan is a member of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism.