Fiona Apple performing.
|Birth name||Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart|
|Born||September 13, 1977
Manhattan, New York City, United States
Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart, or Fiona Apple (born September 13, 1977) is an American musician. Her song Criminal, which was on her first album, Tidal, won a Grammy Award in 1998 for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Since then Apple has released three studio albums.
Early life[change | edit source]
Apple was born in New York City to singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart. She started psychotherapy when she was 11. When she was 12 she was raped outside the apartment she lived in. She had obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Career[change | edit source]
In 1994 Apple gave demo tape containing the songs "Never Is a Promise", "Not One of Those Times", and "He Takes a Taxi" to her friend, who was the babysitter of music publicist Kathryn Schenker. Schenker passed the tape on to Sony Music executive Andy Slater. Slater signed Apple to the label. In 1996 Apple's first album Tidal was released. Apple won the MTV Video Music Award for "Best New Artist" for her song "Sleep to Dream" in 1997. Apple famously said that "the world is bullshit" in her acceptance speech.
In 1999 Apple's second album When the Pawn... was released.
Apple's third album Extraordinary Machine was released in 2005. Apple was on the cover of NYLON magazine.
In 2012 Apple's fourth album The Idler Wheel... was released.
Personal life[change | edit source]
Discography[change | edit source]
Albums[change | edit source]
|When the Pawn...|
|iTunes Originals - Fiona Apple|
|The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do|
Charting singles[change | edit source]
|Year||Song||Album||U.S. Hot 100||U.S. Modern Rock||UK|
|1997||"Sleep to Dream"||–||28||84|
|1999||"Fast as You Can"||When the Pawn...||–||20||33|
References[change | edit source]
- "GRAMMY Rewind: 40th Annual GRAMMY Awards". grammy.com. http://www.grammy.com/news/grammy-rewind-40th-annual-grammy-awards. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- "Gold and Platinum Searchable Database". RIAA.com.
- "Loyal fans helped free Fiona Apple's CD". Associated Press/MSNBC Entertainment. October 5, 2005.
- Cohen, Jonathan. "Fiona Taps Rice, Garza For Summer Trek". Billboard. April 19, 2006.
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