Sophie B. Hawkins


Sophie B. Hawkins

Infobox musical artist
Name = Sophie B. Hawkins


Img_capt = Sophie B. Hawkins, 2006
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Sophie Ballantine Hawkins
Born = Birth date and age|1967|11|1|mf=y
Origin = New York City, New York, U.S.
Instrument = Vocals, guitar
Genre = Rock, Pop, AC
Occupation = singer-songwriter
Years_active = 1992 - present
Label = Sony BMG
Columbia
Rykodisc
Trumpet Swan
Associated_acts =
URL = [http://www.sophiebhawkins.com Official Website]

Sophie Ballantine Hawkins (born November 1 1967, in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and painter. Her biggest hits are "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover," "Right Beside You," and "As I Lay Me Down."

Her debut album, "Tongues and Tails", was released in 1992. It achieved both worldwide commercial success and critical acclaim, earning her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 1993. The single "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles' chart in the USA. "Whaler", her second album, was released in 1994. It also contained a Top 10 hit, the song "As I Lay Me Down."

A 1998 documentary by Gigi Gaston, entitled "The Cream Will Rise", follows her during one of her tours and captures her struggle to deal with past trouble with her family, including her mother and brother. Music and riffs by Hawkins are included throughout the film.

"Timbre" was re-released in 2001 on her own label, Trumpet Swan Productions. It was bundled with a bonus disc containing new songs, demos, remixes, and videos.

Her first independently recorded and released album, "Wilderness", was released in 2004.

In August 2007, Hawkins headlined the first Los Angeles Women's Music Festival in support of the festival's dual agenda of supporting animal rescue groups and promoting and supporting female musicians. Hawkins is a vegan and a long-time supporter of animal rights. [ [http://www.lawmf.com/ Los Angeles Women’s Music Festival official website] ]

In February 2008, Hawkins re-recorded her hit "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" as Damn We Wish You Were President in support of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Hawkins wrote, "Hillary Clinton's achievements come from her heart. She has initiated so much positive change for families, children, victims of crime and the environment in her struggle for the forward movement of America and the working people of this nation".Fact|date=April 2008

Sophie has announced she is with child and will be giving birth not only to the child but to a new album and a new musical for which she has written the score which should both be released in 2009.

Discography

Albums

*"Tongues and Tails" (1992) #51, Gold (500,000+)
*"Whaler" (1994) #65, Gold
*"Timbre" (1999)
**"Timbre" (enhanced, on her own label; 2001)
*"The Best of Sophie B. Hawkins" (2001)
*"Wilderness" (2004)
*"Live! The Bad Kitty Board Mix" (2006)

ingles

Filmography

*"The Cream Will Rise" (1998)
*"Rip It Off" (2001)
**"Beyond City Limits"

ee also

* Trumpet Swan Productions

References

External links

* [http://www.sophiebhawkins.com Official website]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005001/ Sophie B. Hawkins] at the Internet Movie Database
* [http://www.thecreamwillrise.com/cream/index.html "The Cream Will Rise" (1997) - reviews, clips, & commentary]
* [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.vnuArtistId=22555&model.vnuAlbumId=626274 "Billboard Artist Chart History"]


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