- NAME: Sarah McLachlan
- OCCUPATION: Animal Rights Activist, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: January 28, 1968 (Age: 45)
- EDUCATION: Queen Elizabeth High School, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Full Name: Sarah Ann McLachlan
- AKA: Sarah McLachlan
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aquarius
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Founder of the female musician showcase Lilith Fair, Sarah McLachlan's emotional ballads include "I Will Remember You," "Sweet Surrender," "Adia" and "Angel."
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For someone who usually explored personal emotions, McLachlan tackled larger themes on the album with the song "World on Fire." She chose not to use a slick production style for the song's accompanying music video. Instead, the video contrasted the costs of making a video to the costs associated with food and medical supplies in poorer nations. The director, Sophie Muller, and the rest of the crew donated their fees from the project—roughly $150,
000—to 11 charities.
McLachlan explored the holidays with Wintersong in 2006, covering seasonal hits and traditional standards. The timing of her next studio album, 2010's Laws of Illusion, coincided with a difficult period in her life. The news of her impending divorce from her husband broke just as the album was set to be released. By this time, the couple had two daughters together. Their youngest, Taja, was born in 2007.
McLachlan's personal struggles served as inspiration for her latest work, which featured songs about "the strength of hard-earned independence; the trials of love won, lost and found anew; and the infinite joys of living," according to her website. To support the album, McLachlan toured extensively, including a summer revival of Lilith Fair in 2010. That same year, her song "One Dream" served as the theme song of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
During her lengthy career, McLachlan has sold more than 40 million records worldwide.
Besides music, McLachlan is also known for her avid support for the animal welfare organization, the ASPCA, in which her hit "Angel" is famously featured in one of its advertisements.
Over the years she's also contributed her talents to disaster relief, AIDS charities and music education non-profit organizations.
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