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Feist (singer) biography

Date of birth : 1976-02-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Amherst, Nova Scotia
Nationality : Canadian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-22
Credited as : Indie pop Singer-songwriter, Broken Social Scene,

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Leslie Feist, known professionally as simply Feist, is a Canadian singer-songwriter, both as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene.

Feist launched her solo music career in 1999 with the release, Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down), which failed on charts worldwide. Her subsequent studio albums, Let It Die, released in 2004, and The Reminder, released in 2007, were critically acclaimed and commercially successful, selling over 2.5 million copies. The record earned Feist five Grammy Awards, including a nomination for Best New Artist. She was the top winner at the 2008 Juno Awards in Calgary with five awards, including Songwriter of the Year, Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Album of the Year and Single of the Year. Her fourth studio album, Metals, is scheduled for release in October 2011.

Leslie Feist was born on 13 February 1976 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her parents are both artists. Her father, Harold Feist, is an American-Canadian abstract expressionist painter who taught at both the Alberta College of Art and Design and Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Her mother, Lyn Feist, was a student of ceramics from Saskatchewan. After their first child, Ben, was born, the family moved to Sackville.

Her parents divorced soon after she was born and Feist, Ben, and their mother moved to Regina, Saskatchewan where they lived with her grandparents. They later moved to Calgary. She aspired to be a writer, and spent much of her youth singing in choirs. At the age of twelve Feist performed as one of 1000 dancers in the opening ceremonies of the Calgary Winter Olympics, which she cites as inspiration for the video "1234."

Because her father is American, Feist has dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship, joking later that she was given U.S. citizenship as part of a deal with Apple.


1999: Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down)
2004: Let It Die
2006: Open Season
2007: The Reminder
2011: Metals


2007 : Departures
2009 : The Water
2010 : Ivory Tower
2010 : Look At What The Light Did Now

2010 A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Best Comedy Album Won
2005 Let It Die Alternative Album of the Year Won
Feist New Artist of the Year Won
2008 Feist Artist of the Year Won
Songwriter of the Year Won
"1234" Single of the Year Won
The Reminder Album of the Year Won
Pop Album of the Year Won
2009 Feist Juno Award for Fan Choice Nominated
"Honey Honey" Video of the Year Won

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