Sara Bareillies Story

Sara Bareillies Story

Sara Beth Bareilles


Sara Bareillies is American singer and songwriter who rose to fame with her songs like ‘Love Song’ and ‘King Of Everything’. She is a well-known pianist. Sara received many Grammy Awards and nominations for her songs. She was a judge on the third season of 'The Sing-Off'.

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Sara Bareillies was born on December 7, 1979 in Eureka California to Bonnie and Paul and was one of their three daughters. The family was from a humble background, her father being a receptionist and her mother was a funeral home worker. She is of Italian, English, German, Portuguese and French descent. Sara lived in Italy for a year. Sara was raised a Catholic and was a member of the Choir. She participated in a number of productions; Local Community Theater Musical Productions and her High School Productions, ‘A Little Shop Of Horrors’. Sara won the student UCLA Spring Sing contest twice.


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Sara started her singing career with performing in bars and clubs. Her first studio album, Careful Confessions was released in 2004, and in 2005, she signed a contract with Epic Records. She achieved international fame and mainstream success with her song, ‘Love Song’. It even made it to the Billboard 'Hot 100' and reached the fourth position. Bareillies sold over a million records worldwide and seven million singles in the US alone. She has been nominated for the Grammy five times. VH1 placed Bareillies at the 80th spot on the 'Top 100 Greatest Women in Music' in 2012.

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Sara released several albums; Little Voice (2007), Kaleidoscope Heart (2010), Once Upon Another Time (2012), The Blessed Unrest (2013) and What's Inside: Songs from Waitress (2015).

Bareillies has been compared to likes of great musicians like Fiona Apple and Billy Joel. She was inspired by musicians Sam Cooke and Etta James. Sara wrote her memoir, ‘Sounds Of Me’ which was a New York Best Seller.


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Sara Bareillies won the Vanguard Award at the 'ASCAP Pop Music Awards' for the song, Herself in 2008 and she was nominated for American Music Awards in the category of Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist in 2014. Sara was shortlisted for the Album of the Year for The Blessed Unrest and Best Pop Solo Performance for Brave in 2014.



Sara Bareilles Interview with BBC