Singer-songwriter Grammy Award winner Sarah McLachlan, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is best known for her emotional ballads. She began singing around the age of 4, and played piano and guitar throughout her childhood. She released her first album in 1988 in her native Canada, scoring a big hit with the song “Vox”. Her career breakthrough in the United States was her record “Fumbling Toward Ecstasy” in 1994.
Her next release “Surfacing” in 1997 went on to sell over 7 million copies. 1997 was also the year she co-founded Lilith Fair, a summer concert series that showcased the talents of female artists and promoted awareness about women’s issues. The tour was a big success and was attended by over 2 million people, raising over $7 million dollars for charity.