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About Fiona Apple

A classically trained pianist as well as a singer-songwriter and poet, Fiona Apple composed her first songs at age eight as a way to express her feelings about childhood traumas. ∙ Thanks to the breakout single, “Criminal,” Apple’s 1996 debut album, Tidal, went triple-Platinum, earning her a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. ∙ The 90-word poem composing the full title of When the Pawn…—which landed in Guinness World Records due to its length—was written in response to what she perceived as hurtful press coverage. ∙ Her 2020 album, Fetch The Bolt Cutters, was the first one in a decade to earn Pitchfork’s highly coveted perfect score, and it also nabbed three Grammy nominations. ∙ Johnny Cash duetted with her on two of his albums, covering Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and Cat Stevens’ “Father and Son.” ∙ Director Judd Apatow has used her music in his films, and Apple wrote the theme song for the TV series The Affair. ∙ Boogie Nights and Magnolia director Paul Thomas Anderson, Apple’s former romantic partner, shot five of her music videos.

HOMETOWN
New York, NY, United States of America
BORN
September 13, 1977