|Aimee Mann Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11.5 in|
|Date of Birth||September 8, 1960|
Aimee Mann is an American singer-songwriter who landed a career in music in the 1980s after joining the band ‘Til Tuesday as the bassist and vocalist. During her time with the band, she was the one who wrote one of their best top 10 singles titled Voices Carry. After debuting her solo album titled Whatever in 1993, Mann started to release more albums and began to record songs of her own in 1999 including songs for the soundtrack of the movie Magnolia which was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The soundtrack featuring one of her hit songs Save Me earned her Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations. She decided to exit from the band to pursue a solo career, which eventually led the group to disband in 1990. Given her previous experience, Mann had quite a good start as a soloist. She started working on her first solo albums alongside producer and former bandmate Jon Brion and in 1995, she released her second album I’m with Stupid under Geffen Records, which also turned to be a successful release after it garnered positive reviews from the public. From 2000 to 2010, Mann released an array of successful albums and singles but had also participated in many music events including the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards in 2010 where she was one of the panel judges to promote independent musicians.
In 2012, she released an album titled Charmer featuring a duet with James Mercer of The Shins. The title track from the album featured a music video that was directed by The Best Show’s Tom Scharpling and another single called Labrador featured actor Jon Hamm. She later worked in a collaborative project called #BOTH with musician Ted Leo and had shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco on February 2013. In October 2016, she released her new song called Can’t You Tell which was originally part of the 30 Days 30 Songs, a campaign where musicians had put out previously unreleased music in protest of the then-presidential candidate, Donald Trump. She announced her 9th solo album Mental Illness in January 2017 alongside its lead track Goose Snow Cone which was also released on the same day the announcement was made. In September of the same year, she contributed a song titled Everbody Bleeds for the first season, episode 2 of Netflix’s original series Big Mouth.
Aimee Elizabeth Mann
Richmond, Virginia, United States
She attended Midlothian High School situated in Chesterfield Country and later graduated from Open High School in Richmond, Virginia. In 1978, she went on to enroll in Berklee College of Music situated in Boston, Massachusetts.
Aimee Mann is represented by Michael Hausman Artist Management, Music Artist Management, New York, United States.
Rock, Pop Rock, Folk
Vocals, Bass, Guitar
5 ft 11.5 in or 182 cm
57 kg or 125.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Aimee Mann has dated –
- Michael Penn (1997-Present) – Aimee Mann is married to singer-songwriter and composer Michael and the two had tied the knot in the year 1997. Before they decided to settle down, the couple reportedly met back in 1993 when Mann was recording her album Whatever.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of American descent.
- Greek Nose
- Thin Lips
- Tall Height
Best Known For
- Being a member of the new wave and alternative rock band ‘Til Tuesday
- Her overall achievements and contributions in the music industry
In 1993, Mann debuted her first solo album titled Whatever which sold modestly but received mixed reviews.
In 1998, she made her theatrical film debut as “Nihilist Woman, Franz’s Girlfriend” in the comedy-crime film The Big Lebowski.
First TV Show
In June 1985, she made her TV show debut as ‘Herself’ on American Bandstand.
Aimee Mann Favorite Things
- Pets – Cats
- Hobbies – Taking photographs
Source – Instagram
Aimee Mann Facts
- Her first band was called The Young Snakes. In 1983, the punk band released an EP called Bark Along with the Young Snakes.
- She’s the sister-in-law of the famous Hollywood actor and Academy Award winner, Sean Penn.
- In 2000, Mann and her husband Michael formed a concept called Acoustic Vaudeville which was a mixture of music and stand-up comedy. At the time, they were joined by comedians Janeane Garofalo, Patton Oswalt, and David Cross.
- She had interests in boxing and trained with professional boxing trainer Freddie Roach, who also trains Filipino boxing champ, Manny Pacquiao.
- On July 22, 2013, she filed a lawsuit against MediaNet Digital Inc. following claims that they were distributing 120 of her songs on an expired license agreement.
- In January 2018, she appeared in an episode of FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story as a bar singer where she performed her own version of The Cars’ song Drive.
- Aimee looks up to artists Leonard Cohen, Stephen Sondheim, Fiona Apple, Jimmy Webb, and her husband Michael Penn.
- She has made notable appearances on other artists’ albums including Cyndi Lauper‘s True Colors (1987), Rush’s Hold Your Fire (1987), Harry Nilsson’s For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson (1995), William Shatner’s album Has Been (2004), John Doe’s A Year In The Wilderness (2007), Steve Vai’s The Story of Light (2012), and Ben Gibbard’s Former Lives (2012).
- In 2010, Mann sang the opening theme song for One Tree Hill Season 8 Episode 10.
- In 2011, Mann was one of the guests at the White House to attend the American poetry celebration. Other personalities who joined her at the event were Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Kenneth Goldsmith, Jill Scott, Steve Martin, Alison Knowles, and the Steep Canyon Rangers.
- She performed at the Revolution Hall of Portland, Oregan with Jonathan Coulton in May 2017.
- In 2018, Midler won the A2IM Libera Award for “Best American Roots & Folk Album” for her album Mental Illness.
- In 1987, she sang vocals with Geddy Lee on the single Time Stand Still by Rush from the album Hold Your Fire which came after the band ‘Til Tuesday had released their 2nd album Welcome Home.
- Mann created her own podcast called The Art Of Process in 2019 alongside Ted Leo who appears to be her co-host.
- Connect with Aimee Mann on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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