Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden was born on March 27th, 1962, in Calgary and raised in Springbank, Alberta. Known equally for her wit and skillful, heartfelt song-writing, Jann is a 10-time Juno award winner (an event which she hosted in 1997). In 2006 Jann was awarded a star on the Canada’s Walk of Fame. What is the secret to her success? In a 1995 Chatelaine article, she credited her passion for music to her father’s mother, “a stormin’ Mormon who was outspoken and flinty and played a tough, two-fisted piano.” You know her music, but how much do you really know about Jann Arden’s life and career?
Check out her article in the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, but in the meantime, here are some quick facts!
Did you know?
- Jann hosts a summer radio program, Being Jann, on CBC Radio 1. Listen to the podcast here.
- Jann has released two cover albums Uncover Me (2007) and Uncover Me 2 (2011)
- Jann is an avid diarist who published two of her journals
- Jann has released 17 top ten singles, including “I Would Die for You,” “Could I Be Your Girl” and “Insensitive”
- Jann recently published an autobiography entitled Falling Backwards
- Jann tweets at @jannarden. Follow her!
Below is the official video for her 1994 smash hit, “Insensitive” from the album Living Under June. Happy birthday Jann Arden!