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Aimee Mann

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Aimee Mann (born September 8, 1960) is an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

Table of contents
1 Biography
2 Discography
3 External links

Biography

Aimee Mann was born in Richmond, Virginia, and attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but dropped out to sing with her first punk rock band, the Young Snakes. In 1983 she co-founded the new wave band 'Til Tuesday, which achieved minor success in 1985 with its first album, Voices Carry. The band released two more albums before breaking up in 1990, when Mann left to start her solo career.

In 1993 Mann released Whatever, her first solo album. While only a small hit, the album was critically praised, and paved the way for her next release, 1995's I'm With Stupid. Again, reviews were positive, but sales were weak. In 1997 she married musician Michael Penn. Mann gained greater public recognition in 1999 when she contributed eight songs to the soundtrack of the film Magnolia, including the Academy Award-nominated song, "Save Me". Reportedly, writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson took his inspiration for the film from Mann's lyrics. The same year, fed up with both ineffectual promotion and artistic meddling by her record label, she struck out on her own and founded SuperEgo Records. In 2000, Mann released Bachelor No. 2 on SuperEgo, and in 2002 she continued with Lost In Space.

One of the first musicians to actively act against the illegal downloading and file sharing of copyrighted music from the Internet, Aimee Mann is also one of the founding members of the independent music collective United Musicians, founded on the principle that every artist should be able to retain copyright ownership of the work he or she has created.


Discography

With 'Til Tuesday

Solo

External links