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Vocalist Esthero was created Jen-Bea Englishman in Dec 23, 1978, in Ontario, Canada. She transferred to Toronto in 1996, and quickly became a fixture on the city’s open up mikes. There she fulfilled Doc (true name: Martin McKinney), an engineer and manufacturer, and both began focusing on a demonstration featuring his development and her vocals. Sony ultimately took curiosity, and instantly Esthero proceeded to go from a fledgling idea to some duo with Esthero’s name as their very own and an archive, Breathing from Another, released in springtime 1998 over the label’s Function imprint. Breath’s mixture of beats, lush vocals, and fractured items of designed samples captured on perfectly using the trip-hop development of that time period, and Esthero acquired achievement with singles like Heaven Sent as well as the hip-hop-flavored name track. However, it could take almost seven years for the follow-up to seem. Within the interim Esthero parted methods with Doc and struck from her own, adding vocals to tasks like Dark Eyed Peas’ “Weekends” (2000). Putting your signature on with Reprise, she started work on brand-new material, and came back officially in summer months 2004 using the membership one O.G. Bitch. Esthero adopted the solitary in November of this yr with We R looking for a Musical Trend, an EP that discovered her collaborating with Sean Lennon, Cee-Lo, and maker Wayne Robertson (Skye Sweetnam) on the 21st century edition of Breath’s assemblage audio. The EP setup a full-length entitled Wikked Lil’ Women, that was slated for launch in early 2005.

Quick Facts


Full Name Esthero
Date Of Birth December 23, 1978
Profession Music Producer, Singer-songwriter, Music Arranger
Nationality Canadian
Music Groups Young Artists for Haiti
Music Songs Heaven Sent, That Girl, Country Livin', Black Mermaid, Song for Holly, Never Gonna Let You Go, Fastlane, I Drive Alone, Blanket Me in You, If tha Mood, We R in Need of a Musical Revolution, Swallow Me, Everyday Is a Holiday, Superheroes, My Torture, O G Bitch, Melancholy Melody, Indigo Boy, Anywayz, Bad Boy Clyde, Thank Heaven 4 You, Half a World Away, Flipher Overture, Beautiful Lie, Dragonfly's Outro, Wikked Lil' Grrrls, Dragonfly's Intro, My Honeybrown, Junglebook, This Lull-a-bye, Brave Bear Woman, You Don’t Get A Song
Albums Breath from Another, Wikked Lil' Grrrls, Everything Is Expensive, We R in Need of a Musical Revolution!, Never Gonna Let You Go
Nominations Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year, Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year, MuchMusic Video Award for Cinematography of the Year


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#Fact
1 Her vocal range is soprano.
2 After another 7 year hiatus, Esthero released her third LP Everything Is Expensive in October 2012.
3 Her brother Jason Englishman is also a musician.
4 Has been cited as a musical influence by Res, Fergie, and Nelly Furtado.
5 After a 7 year hiatus, Esthero's sophomore disc "Wikked Lil' Grrrls" was released in June 2005.
6 Now a solo artist, Esthero originally started out as a duo with the singer and producer Doc McKinney.
7 Was 19 years old at the time of the release of her debut "Breath From Another".
8 Moved from the small town of Walkerton to Toronto at the age of 16.
9 Claims to have gotten her name by combining the name of the heroine (Esther) and last line ("If I am to be the hero, then I cannot fly from darkness") from the Sylvia Plath novel "The Bell Jar".
10 Cites Bjork and Sade as two of her biggest influences.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grey's Anatomy TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2005 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
21 Jump Street 2012 performer: "21 Jump Street Theme from the Motion Picture"
Melrose Place 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game writer: "Love Lockdown"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned 2009 Video Game writer: "Love Lockdown" - as Jenny-Bea Englishman
Hush: A Film by Eva Minemar 2007 Short performer: "Hush Little Baby"
I Think I Love My Wife 2007 performer: "Country Livin' The World I Know" / writer: "Country Livin' The World I Know"
John Tucker Must Die 2006 performer: "Wikked Lil' Grrrls" / writer: "Wikked Lil' Grrrls"
Monster-in-Law 2005 performer: "Everyday is a Holiday with You" / writer: "Everyday is a Holiday with You"
Smallville 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 performer: "Wikked Lil' Grrrls" / writer: "Wikked Lil' Grrrls"
The Guilty 2000 "Anywayz"
Boiler Room 2000 performer: "Anyway2" / writer: "Anyway2"
Go 1999 performer: "Song For Holly" / writer: "Song For Holly"
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 1998 performer: "That Girl" / writer: "That Girl"
Zero Effect 1998 performer: "Lounge"
Slam 1998 performer: "Country Livin' The World I Know" / writer: "Country Livin' The World I Know"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Black Eyed Peas: Weekends 2000 Video short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yes We Can 2008 Video short Herself
Video on Trial 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Black Eyed Peas: Behind the Bridge to Elephunk 2004 Video Herself (segment "Weekends")

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