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Paula Cole

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Paula Cole was among the many feminine vocalist/songwriters who rose to prominence within the mid-’90s within the wake of alternative’s business breakthrough. Drawing intensely in the ethereal, pretty audio of Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos, she made music that relied similarly on dreamy melodies and poetic, introspective lyrics. Although she continuing recording music through the 2000s, Cole’s profession reached its top in 1997, when both “I Don’t Wish to hold back” and “Where Possess All of the Cowboys Eliminated” cracked the very best 20. Cole was created and elevated in Rockport, Massachusetts, the little girl of an beginner musician along with a visible artist. Pursuing her high-school graduation, she visited the Berklee University of Music to review jazz performing and improvisation. After she graduated from Berklee, Cole became a specialist musician to make a full time income; she continued to create original material privately. Her initial big break appeared when Peter Gabriel asked her to execute on his 1992-1993 globe tour. Quickly afterward, she agreed upon to Imago Information, where she released her debut record, Harbinger, in 1994. Imago went of business in just a year from the album’s discharge, though, which avoided the record from obtaining publicity on radio and in the press. In 1995, she agreed upon a new agreement with Warner Bros., which reissued Harbinger in nov that calendar year. Cole came back with her second record, This Fireplace, in Oct 1996. The record and its associated one, “Where Have All of the Cowboys Eliminated?,” became word-of-mouth strikes and finally broke in to the mainstream through the springtime of 1997. That summer months, Cole participated within the first Lilith Good, a traveling celebration that were created by Sarah McLachlan to display feminine performers. Cole was among the performers to get a significant increase in profile through the tour, and was the main topic of many articles within the mainstream press. In 1998, Cole earned the Grammy for Greatest New Artist, even though she released her debut recording in 1994 and, therefore, was theoretically ineligible. That same yr, she obtained another hit using the solitary “I Don’t Desire to hold back,” popularized because the theme to the tv screen strike Dawson’s Creek. Her much-anticipated third recording, Amen, adopted in 1999 and broadened Cole’s audio with electronica and hip-hop textures. It wasn’t almost as well-known as This Open fire, though, prompting Cole to drop from the limelight and concentrate on increasing her girl. Eight years approved before she came back with a fresh one, “14,” and a fresh record, 2007’s Courage. Although just modestly well-known, Courage symbolized something of the stylistic come back for Cole, who acquired resolved into an eclectic, jazz-influenced adult modern vein. She started documenting and touring on a far more regular basis, launching her fourth record, Ithaca, this year 2010. Cole undertook a crowdfunding task to finish and self-release her following recording, Raven, that was issued within the springtime of 2013.

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Full Name Paula Cole
Profession Actor, Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer-songwriter
Education Berklee College of Music, Rockport High School
Nationality American
Children Sky Hakmoun
Parents Jim Cole, Stephanie Cole
Awards Grammy Award for Best New Artist
Music Songs I Don't Want to Wait, Where Have All the Cowboys Gone, Feelin' Love, I Am So Ordinary, Nietzsche’s Eyes, Hush, Hush Hush, I Don't Wanna Wait, Autumn Leaves, Road to Dead, Strong Beautiful Woman, Watch the Woman's Hands, I Believe in Love, Heart Door, Come on Inside, Hitler's Brothers, She Can't Feel Anything Anymore, Suwannee Jo, Dear Gertrude, Throwing Stones, Somethin' I've Gotta Say, Red Corsette, Music in Me, Sorrow-On-the-Hudson, Hard to Be Soft, Comin’ Down, Saturn Girl, I Wanna Kiss You, Safe in Your Arms, 2 Lifetimes, Be Somebody, Betty-Oh-Beautiful, Billy Joe
Albums This Fire, Amen, Harbinger, Ithaca, Greatest Hits: Postcards from East Oceanside, Courage, This Bright Red Feeling (Live in New York City), Raven, 7, Rhino Hi-Five: Paula Cole
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video


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1 Daughter, Sky, was born in 2001.
2 Has a daughter.
3 A strong believer in fate
4 Is vegetarian


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Brother 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Chuck TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
August Rush 2007 performer: "God Bless the Child"
Hatchet 2006 writer: "I Don't Want To Wait"
The Simpsons TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture 2005 performer: "I Don't Want to Wait"
Idols 2002-2005 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Eulogy 2004 performer: "Doctor My Eyes"
Anne B. Real 2003 performer: "Be Somebody" / writer: "Be Somebody"
Sweet November 2001 performer: "Heart Door" / producer: "Heart Door" / writer: "Heart Door"
Scary Movie 2000 performer: "I Don't Want to Wait"
The Other Sister 1999 performer: "Me" / writer: "Me"
Charmed 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Urban Legend 1998 performer: "I Don't Want to Wait" / writer: "I Don't Want to Wait"
City of Angels 1998 performer: "Feelin' Love" / producer: "Feelin' Love" / writer: "Feelin' Love"
Saturday Night Live 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
VH1 Storytellers 1998 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Dawson's Creek 1998 TV Series "I Don't Want to Wait"
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 performer: "Autumn Leaves"
Silent Lies 1996 performer: "Saturn Girl" / writer: "Saturn Girl"
Blue in the Face 1995 performer: "Suwannee Joe" / writer: "Suwannee Joe"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dawson's Creek 2000-2002 TV Series composer - 2 episodes
Don't Explain 1998 vocals

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don't Explain 1998 Alice
Saturday Night Live 1998 TV Series Musical Guest

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Soundcheck 2010 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2010 TV Series Herself
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - #81: 'I Don't Want to Wait'
Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests 2006 Video documentary Herself
The View 2005 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Herself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-1999 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-1999 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1997-1999 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997-1998 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Música sí 1998 TV Series Herself
VH1 Storytellers 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
Hard Rock Live 1997 TV Series
Sessions at West 54th 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
RockFest 1997 TV Movie Herself
Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music 1997 TV Special documentary Herself
Peter Gabriel's Secret World 1994 TV Movie documentary Herself - Vocals
Crossroads 1994 TV Series Herself - Performer (1994)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist


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