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Fiona Apple

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Fiona Apple defied categorization or any easy profession path, almost jogging the pattern backwards, opening her profession as an extremely touted and popular choice vocalist/songwriter, then transitioning right into a cult musician. Apple certainly benefited in the open-door plan of modern rock and roll in the middle-’90s, following route of crossover alt-rock piano-based songwriters like Tori Amos, but Apple was barely an Amos copycat: she acquired a solid jazz undertow in her vocal phrasing and melodies, she acquired richer agreements, she acquired a poppier bent to her music. All these stuff helped her 1996 debut, Tidal, look for a wide market, one that elevated considerably within the wake from the questionable video for the one “Legal,” but Apple managed to get abundantly apparent that she wasn’t an beginner provocateur with her sophomore record, Once the Pawn Fits the Ruler, an record that elevated her critical popularity and cult, which will be pillars of support during her extreme battles while producing her third record, Extraordinary Machine. Blessed to vocalist Diana McAfee and professional Brandon Maggart in 1977, Fiona Apple began playing and composing songs at age 12, in order to workout a traumatic youth that included a rape at age 11. Apple continuing to write, departing senior high school for LA at age 16. She trim a demonstration tape that ultimately gained her a agreement with Sony Music in 1995. Teamed with manufacturer Andrew Slater, she lower her debut, Tidal, liberating the recording in the summertime of 1996. Tidal was a sluggish build, making critical acclaim along with a cult that exploded once the questionable video for “Lawbreaker” flipped the solitary and recording into a strike. Tag Romanek’s seedy, suggestive clip was overtly intimate — a route Apple notably prevented afterward — nonetheless it did the secret, helping the recording reach the very best Ten and making Apple a Grammy. Not surprisingly titillation, Tidal appealed to the center of the street, a route Apple definitively turned down with her following record, 1999’s Once the Pawn Fits the King. The complete name was a 90-phrase poem, a good indication from the creative ambition that place within. Made by Jon Brion, the record was thick, literate, and melodic, not really matching the industrial success from the debut but deepening her cult. Despite a love with movie director Paul Thomas Anderson — she added to the soundtrack of his 1999 magnum opus Magnolia — Apple retreated in the spotlight, fostering some mystery that just grew when her following record experienced some delays. By 2003, having less a sequel became a feeling among some music community forums, where rumours swirled that Sony turned down her newest music to be uncommercial. Next calendar year, unfinished mixes leaked onto the web as well as the saga from the record spilled over in to the mainstream, gaining ink in THE BRAND NEW York Times. All of this helped usher the record to conclusion in nov 2005, once the primary Brion productions had been tweaked and extended with manufacturer Mike Elizondo, who helped Outstanding Machine reach its last shape. The record was greeted by generally reviews that are positive — some likened it not completely favorably towards the leaked record — as well as the record received healthful product sales. In its wake, Apple preserved a moderate existence, touring with Nickel Creek in 2007 and showing up using the Watkins Family members at times throughout their residency on the Largo in LA. In 2012, Apple previewed three music from her 4th studio recording (which boasted a typically enigmatic name within the Idler Wheel Can be Wiser Compared to the Driver from the Screw and Whipping Cords Will LAST A LOT MORE THAN Ropes Will Ever Perform) to some wildly enthusiastic viewers in the South by Southwest music event in Austin, Tx. Made by Apple with her touring drummer, Charley Drayton, the recording earned excellent evaluations upon launch in June 2012.

Quick Facts


Full Name Fiona Apple
Date Of Birth September 13, 1977
Height 1.57 m
Profession Poet, Composer, Music Producer, Pianist, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Parents Brandon Maggart, Diane McAfee
Siblings Maude Maggart, Garett Maggart, Spencer Maggart, Justine Maggart, Jennifer Maggart, Julienne Maggart
Awards Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography
Music Songs Criminal, Paper Bag, Sleep to Dream, Every Single Night, Fast as You Can, Shadowboxer, Never Is a Promise, Not About Love, Across the Universe, O' Sailor, Parting Gift, The First Taste, Why Try to Change Me Now, Hot Knife, Sullen Girl, Container, Slow Like Honey, Dull Tool, Anything We Want, Pure Imagination, Sally's Song, Get Him Back, Love Ridden, Tymps, Get Gone, Pale September, The Way Things Are, The Child Is Gone, On the Bound, Red Red Red, Limp, Better Version of Me
Albums The Idler Wheel..., iTunes Originals - Fiona Apple, Extraordinary Machine, When the Pawn..., Tidal, Original Album Classics, Tidal / When the Pawn
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Movies The Scarecrow, The Work of Director Mark Romanek, Largo


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#Fact
1 Lives in Los Angeles.
2 Suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder and has occasionally had panic attacks while performing.
3 Is an intensely private person, doesn't often give interviews and generally avoids Hollywood events.
4 Her third album 'Extraordinary Machine' will finally be released. The big day is October 4th!! [September 2005]
5 Fiona Apple's 4th studio album "The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do" is leaked on the Internet, and released in May 2012 in the US. [May 2012]
6 Her album "Extraordinary Machine" debuts at #7 on the U.S. charts, Fiona's highest debut. [October 2005]
7 Third album 'Extraordinary Machine' is complete, but has been shelved by Sony indefinitely due to lack of marketability. [March 2004]
8 Has struggled with anorexia and self-harm.
9 Suffers from Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
10 She was sexually assaulted at the age of 12 on her way home from school.
11 Revealed in a 2012 interview with Vulture.com that she was briefly married to a French photographer for "complicated reasons".
12 Daughter of Brandon Maggart.
13 Fiona is in talks to record a song for another Tim Burton film titled "The Dark is Golden", the song will also feature Finnish singer-songwriter Ville Valo.
14 Ranked #84 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
15 Grandmother is actress/singer Millicent Green.
16 Her 3rd album, Extraordinary Machine, was completed in 2003 but Sony Music delayed the release and eventually decided not to ever release the album based on the projection that it would not sell. Fiona left Sony Music. Fiona's fans protested by mailing apples to Sony Music headquarters and finally the album was released in 2005.
17 She is an avid watcher of the TV show, Columbo (1971). Her favorite episode is Columbo: Try and Catch Me (1977).
18 Her song "Sleep to Dream" was recorded by Bettye LaVette on Lavette's 2005 CD, "I've Got My Own Hell to Raise" (Anti).
19 Has a niece named Loren
20 Her second album, titled "When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks Like A King What He Knows Throws The Blows When He Goes To The Fight And He'll Win The Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters The Ring There's No Body To Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand And Remember That Depth Is The Greatest Of Heights And If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where To Land And If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right", holds the record for the longest album title ever.
21 Won a Grammy Award in 1998 for her song "Criminal"
22 Her "fhw" tattoo stands for "Fiona has wings," a personal trademark which refers to a childhood daydream where she rises above her schoolmates who then exclaim, "Fiona has wings!"
23 Younger half-sister of Garett Maggart and Spencer Maggart.
24 Has a sister, Amber, who sings cabaret under the name Maude Maggart.
25 Lived in Los Angeles, CA with boyfriend Paul Thomas Anderson. [2001]
26 Has a pierced navel.
27 Has two tattoos on her lower back (KIN and FHW).
28 Is a vegan.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Affair TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015 writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Horror Story 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz 2014 Documentary performer: "Extraordinary Machine" / writer: "Extraordinary Machine"
This Is 40 2012 performer: "So Sleepy The Bells", "Dull Tool" / writer: "So Sleepy The Bells", "Dull Tool" - as Fiona Apple Maggart
Bridesmaids 2011/I performer: "Paper Bag" / writer: "Paper Bag" - as Fiona Apple Maggart
House M.D. 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Blood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Cold Case 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
School for Scoundrels 2006 performer: "Sleep to Dream" / writer: "Sleep to Dream"
Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine 2005 Video documentary short writer: "Not About Love" video, "Extraordinary Machine" Live at Club Largo, "Paper Bag" Live at Club Largo, "Fast as You Can" Live at Club Largo, "Parting Gift" Live at The Jazz Bakery
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary performer: "Criminal" / writer: "Criminal"
Joan of Arcadia 2004 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Fiona Apple: Paper Bag 2000 Video short performer: "Paper Bag" / writer: "Paper Bag"
Daria TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1997 - 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Saturday Night Live 1996-2000 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Fiona Apple: Limp 2000 Video short performer: "Limp" / writer: "Limp"
Fiona Apple: Fast as You Can 1999 Video short performer: "Fast As You Can" / writer: "Fast As You Can"
Undressed TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
Pleasantville 1998 performer: "Across the Universe"
Fiona Apple: Across the Universe 1998 Video short performer: "Across the Universe"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
H-Man 2014 TV Series short Biofrau
The Scarecrow 2013 Short Singer (voice, uncredited)
Fiona Apple: Hot Knife 2013 Video short Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple: Paper Bag 2000 Video short Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple: Limp 2000 Video short Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple: Fast as You Can 1999 Video short Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple: Across the Universe 1998 Video short Fiona Apple

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fiona Apple: Hot Knife 2013 Video short
Fiona Apple: Paper Bag 2000 Video short
Fiona Apple: Limp 2000 Video short
Fiona Apple: Fast as You Can 1999 Video short

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magnolia 1999 artwork: Claudia

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magnolia 1999 composer: additional music

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine 2005 Video documentary short producer - video "Not About Love"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz 2014 Documentary very special thanks
Craft & Burn 2012 TV Series acknowledgment - 1 episode
Whatever Floats Your Boat 2010 Short thanks
Punch-Drunk Love 2002 special thanks
That Moment: Magnolia Diary 2000 Video documentary thanks
Magnolia 1999 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anything We Want 2014 Documentary completed Fiona Apple
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Herself - Musical guest
Music 2010 Documentary Herself
Largo 2008 Herself
Iconoclasts 2006 TV Series documentary
Last Call with Carson Daly 2006 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006 TV Series Herself / Musical Guest
Decades Rock Live 2006 TV Series Herself
Charlie Rose 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997-2006 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
My Shot With 2006 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Interviewee / Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2006 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
Today 2005 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1997-2005 TV Series Herself
House Band 2005 TV Series Herself
Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine 2005 Video documentary short Herself - Vocals, Piano
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary Herself - Interviewee
50 Sexiest Video Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999-2000 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
That Moment: Magnolia Diary 2000 Video documentary Herself
Saturday Night Live 1996-2000 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Herself
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Performer
Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Howard Stern 1997 TV Series Herself
MTV News: Year in Rock 1997 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
Sessions at West 54th 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Unplugged 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1997 1997 TV Special Herself
Crossroads 1994 TV Series Herself - Performer (1994)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Love the '90s 2004 TV Series documentary Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Pleasantville (1998) · John Lennon (music and lyrics by)
· Paul McCartney (music and lyrics by)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "The Idler Wheel...".
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Album For the album "Extraordinary Machine."
1998 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist


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#Quote
1 The worst pain in the world is shame. I spend a lot of time trying to not do anything bad to anyone, but you can't live your life and not hurt people.
2 Because for whatever reason, even though I want to stay home all the time and be left alone, I want to tell the world who I am now.
3 I don't have that spur on my ass that most people have, like, "Oh, god. I have to get something out or else my career will be over!" I don't really care if my career is over.
4 I don't go on lunch dates with friends. I hear about people having dinner parties but I never do that. I'm not really human.
5 When I was a kid--10, 11, 12, 13--the thing I wanted most in the world was a best friend. I wanted to be important to people; to have people that understood me. I wanted to just be close to somebody. And back then, a thought would go through my head almost constantly: "There's never gonna be a room someplace where there's a group of people sitting around, having fun, hanging out, where one of them goes, 'You know what would be great? We should call Fiona. Yeah, that would be good.' That'll never happen. There's nothing interesting about me." I just felt like I was a sad little boring thing.
6 This world is bullshit, and you shouldn't model your life about what you think that you think we think is cool, and what we're wearing, and what we're saying and everything. Go with yourself.

#Trademark
1 Husky sultry singing voice
2 Deeply personal Lyrics
3 Lavish Jazz influenced Musical productions


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