Aimee Mann

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Aimee Mann (born 08.09.60)

Aimee Man is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and bassist, best known for her work singing in the band 'TIl Tuesday, as well as a subsequent solo career.

Aimee Mann: Childhood

Aimee Mann was born in Bon Air, Virginia, and studied at Open High School in Richmond. She graduated in 1978, and went on study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She dropped out early, however, to join the Boston punk band, The Young Snakes.

Aimee Mann: Career

In 1983, Mann's band, The Young Snakes, release their EP 'Bark Along with The Young Snakes'. In the same year, she co-founded the band 'Til Tuesday, along with her boyfriend and former Berklee classmate, Michael Hausman. In 1985, following Mann and Hausman's break-up, the band released their debut studio album, 'Voices Carry' - the title track was inspired by the break-up.

In 1988, 'Til Tuesday released their third and final album, 'Everything's Different Now', which Mann saw as a great improvement from their first. The band then broke up in 1990, and Mann went on to begin her solo career - her debut album, 'Whatever', being released in 1993. The album received critical praise and performed modestly well.

After the release of a second album, 'I'm With Stupid', in 1995, Mann recorded the soundtrack for the film 'Magnolia', in 1999, which earned her a nomination for both and Academy Award and a Grammy Award. She then released 'Bachelor No. 2' in 2000 to strong reviews and the album became Metacritics' 28th best album of the decade, and 9th on their best Indie/Alternative albums of the decade.

2005 saw the release of 'The Forgotten Arm' - a concept album by Mann, telling the story of a couple who fall in love and run away together. The album's name came from a boxing move, as Mann studied boxing under the trainer Freddie Roach. In April, 2014, Mann recorded a collaborative album with Ted Leo under the name The Both.

Aimee Mann: Personal Life

In 1997, Mann married songwriter Michael Penn (brother of both actors Sean and Chris Penn). In 2005, she joined the group Artists Against Piracy - acting against those who download and share copyrighted music illegally on the internet. She went on to co-found the group United Musicians with Penn and Hausman, with the intent of keeping the rights to a song in the hands of its creator.

Biography by Contactmusic.com
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