Fiona Apple

American musician (born 1977)

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.[1] Since then Apple has released three studio albums.

Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple performing.
Fiona Apple performing.
Background information
Birth nameFiona Apple McAfee Maggart
Born (1977-09-13) September 13, 1977 (age 46)
Manhattan, New York City, United States
GenresAlternative pop
Piano pop/rock
Baroque pop
Experimental pop
InstrumentsPiano, Vocal
Years active1996–present

Early life change

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.[2] She had obsessive-compulsive disorder.[3]

Career change

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.[4] 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.[5]

In 1999 Apple's second album When the Pawn... was released.

Apple sang with Johnny Cash on a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge over Troubled Water" on Cash's 2002 album American IV: The Man Comes Around.

Apple's third album Extraordinary Machine was released in 2005. Apple was on the cover of NYLON magazine.[5]

In 2012 Apple's fourth album The Idler Wheel... was released.

A cover of "I'm in the Middle of a Riddle" that Apple made with her sister Maude Maggart was released on February 4 on Sweetheart, a Valentine's album only sold at Starbucks.

Personal life change

Apple is vegan. In October 2013 she asked a fan to leave her concert in Portland, Oregon after they shouted "Get healthy!" at her.[6]

Discography change

Albums change

Album information
  • Released: July 23, 1996 (U.S.)
  • Chart positions: #15 U.S, #43 Australia
  • Last RIAA certification: 3x platinum[7] (2.7 million copies sold[8])
  • Singles: "Shadowboxer", "Slow like Honey", "Sleep to Dream", "The First Taste", "Criminal", "Never Is a Promise"
When the Pawn...
  • Released: November 9, 1999 (U.S.)
  • Chart positions: #13 U.S., #46 UK, #54 Australia
  • Last RIAA certification: Platinum[7] (1 million copies sold[8])
  • Singles: "Fast as You Can", "Limp", "Paper Bag"
Extraordinary Machine
  • Released: October 4, 2005 (U.S.)
  • Chart positions: #7 U.S, #53 Australia
  • Last RIAA certification: Gold[7] (600,000 copies sold[9])
  • Singles: "Parting Gift", "O' Sailor", "Not About Love", "Get Him Back"
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
  • Released: June 19, 2012 (U.S.)
  • Chart positions: #3 U.S, #23 Australia
  • Singles: "Every Single Night", "Hot Knife"
Fetch the Bolt Cutters
  • Released: 2020

Charting singles change

Year Song Album U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Modern Rock UK
1996 "Shadowboxer" Tidal 34
1997 "Sleep to Dream" 28 84
"Criminal" 21 4
1999 "Fast as You Can" When the Pawn... 20 33

References change

  1. "GRAMMY Rewind: 40th Annual GRAMMY Awards". Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  2. "Rolling Stone Jan 98".
  3. "Forever Fiona - ELLE". Archived from the original on 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  4. "Fiona Apple Suffers for Her Sins (And So do We) [NY Rock]". Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Nylon Magazine". Archived from the original on 2013-12-25. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  6. "Fiona Apple 'Hurt' By Portland Heckler's 'Get Healthy' Comments".
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Gold and Platinum Searchable Database" Archived 2007-02-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Loyal fans helped free Fiona Apple's CD". Associated Press/MSNBC Entertainment. October 5, 2005.
  9. Cohen, Jonathan. "Fiona Taps Rice, Garza For Summer Trek" Archived 2011-06-05 at the Wayback Machine. Billboard. April 19, 2006.

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