Jann Arden – Recording Artist

Jann Arden cut her debut single under the name Jann Richards when she was 17.

When she was in her twenties Jann worked the western Canada lounge circuit and busked on city street corners.

In 1987 when Jann was making ends meet by managing her parents video store she signed with Ian Tyson’s former manager Neil MacGonigill.

In 1991 Jann signed with A&M-Island-Motown Records of Canada.  She recorded her debut album, Time for Mercy in 1993.   Songs on that album included “I Just Don’t Love You Anymore,” written by Jann in 1982, and “I Would Die for You” which quickly earned national attention.

Jann Arden received her first Juno Award in 1994 for most promising solo performer and her  career continued to take off from there.  In 1997 Jann hosted the Juno Awards (she hosted them again in 2016).

Jann is the winner of 10 SOCAN Awards, 4 Western Canadian Music Awards, a Much Music Video Award, 3 Prairie Music Awards and an Alberta Recording Industry Association Award.

Jann received the Vantage Women of Originality Award in 1998; was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2006 and  the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2007.

Jann was  awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal in  2013 and that same year was inducted into the Western Canadian Music Alliance Hall of Fame.

In 2010, Jann Arden was the host of Being Jann an hour – long talk show on CBC Radio.

In 2011, Jann sat in the judge’s chair for Global TV’s “Canada Sings” and provided narration for the program ER Vets.  Jann’s produced 2 documentaries: “Free” and “Jann Takes Manhattan”. She’s also appeared on Ellen, Corner Gas and CBC’s “Rick Mercer Report”.

In 2017 Jann Arden was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and received the Order of Canada.  Jann Arden is one of  Canada’s most talented, popular and beloved artists.  Her books…..


Posted on November 15, 2014, in Canadian Music, Female Recording Artists. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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