Sara Beth Barielles is one of those artists you could see yourself easily becoming best friends with. She’s sweet, personable, and inspiring! It also helps that people can relate fiercely to her songs!
This UCLA grad sold over one million albums and over nine million singles. She also six Grammy noms, including Album of the Year. She’s also one of VH1’s most successful women in music.
She achieved mainstream success in 2007 when she dropped her smash-hit “Love Song,” which is anything BUT a love song! In fact, it became huge because it was featured as iTunes’ free download of the week. The rest from there was history. The song was later featured on a Rhapsody commercial, which only bolstered its success. Her album, Little Voice, then shot to #1 in the charts which gained her national attention and sold over a million copies, earning Platinum certification.
She then toured with Counting Crows and Maroon 5 and later was featured as MTV’s Artist of the Week. She really was on top of the world…. and then she got writer’s block. Bad. She wasn’t able to pen music until the summer of 2009!
She then dropped her 2nd album in September 2010, Kaleidoscope Heart, which opened at #1 on the charts. The album contained the hit “King of Anything,” which earned platinum certification. In 2012, she released her next EP, Once Upon a Time. It only contained 5 recordings.
Sara launched back into the limelight in 2013 when she released her next album, The Blessed Unrest, which earned her a Grammy nom for Best Album. The album contained her biggest hit yet, “Brave,” as well as the single “I Choose You.”
Since then, she’s focused on her songwriting and penned the smash hit broadway musical, Waitress. Her success on the stage eventually led her to being cast as Mary Magdalene in the NBC Live Musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” where she earned critical praise for her interpretation of the role.
Oh, she’s also working on a new album… but it’s a secret. Shhh.
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