Jann Arden Anne Richards who is shortly named as Jann Arden is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She is well-recognized for her popular songs like “Insensitive” and “Could I Be Your Girl.” According to her wiki, she was born on March 27, 1962, which makes Jann Arden age be 56 years old as of 2018. Till date, she has been nominated for 19 Juno Award and won the award for eight times. She was also named as the Songwriter of the Year (1995 and 2002) and has earned awards at the Prairie Music Awards, the MuchMusic Video Awards, the Western Canadian Music Awards and Alberta Recording Industry Association Awards. Let’s explore in detail about Arden’s biography below:
Early Life and Education
The Canadian singer was born as Jann Arden Anne Richards in 1962 and her place of birth is in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As a child, she moved to Springbank, Alberta with her parents and brothers. She is the daughter of father Derrel Richards and mother Joan Richards. She grew up with her two brothers named Duray Richards and Patrick Richards. Regarding her education, she went to Springbank Community High School.
Career and Professional Life
In 1985, she was discovered by Calgary manager Neil MacGonigill from which the real journey of the professional singing career of Jann was initiated. Neil approached her and started working together where Neil contributed as the executive producer of Jann’s earlier albums. He worked hard for managing her career and the duo appeared working together from 1985 to 1998 for more than a decade. But unfortunately, the duo stopped talking and became estranged.
In 1993, Jann presented her debut album entitled Time for Mercy. The first single for the album was “I Would Die for You” which was able to be aired from national radio and video telecast. The music video of the single was able to earn the Juno Award for Video of the Year in 1993 and it was directed by Jeth Weinrich.
In 1994, Jann released her second album Living Under June which includes one of her biggest hits entitled “Insensitive.” It was released in Canada on August 5, 1994, and in the United States on February 28, 1995. It includes 11 songs including Could I Be Your Girl which won the 1995 Juno Award for Single of the Year.
Following two successful hit albums, Jann released her third album “Happy?” which was released on September 23, 1997, in Canada and after nine months in the United States. It includes 11 songs like To Sir With Love”, “Hangin’ by a Thread”, “Shooting Horses”, “The Sound Of” and so on.
Her fourth album with 14 songs was released on March 21, 2000, entitled Blood Red Cherry. It was produced by Mark Goldenberg. Likewise, her fifth album Love Is the Only Soldier released on September 9, 2003. It reached at number 7 on Top Canadian Albums chart list of 2003.
Arden released her sixth album titled on her name on April 12, 2005. The album also presented the new version of her hit song “I Would Die For You” alongside other new 11 songs. Arden released her seventh album as Uncover Me on February 6, 2007, which is based in Adult Alternative Genre. It included 10 songs like “Solitaire”, “You’re So Vain”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “California Dreamin”, “At Seventeen”, “Bring the Boys Home” and much more.
In 2009, Arden presented her eighth album entitled Free which was released on September 29, 2009. After two years, her ninth studio album Uncover Me 2 was released on November 1, 2011. It consists of 12 songs including “Is That All There Is?”, “Only The Lonely”, “In My Room”, “Dreams”, “Love Hurts”, “This Girl’s In Love With You” and so on. Similarly, her further albums were named Everything Almost (2014), A Jann Arden Christmas (2015) and These Are the Days (2018).
Jann Arden is also good at writing memoirs which includes Feeding My Mother (2017), I’ll Tell You One Damn Thing, and That’s All I Know! (2004), If I Knew, Don’t You Think I’d Tell You? (2002) and Falling Backwards (2011). She is about to be the part of Jann, a mockumentary comedy television series which is said to be based on the events of her own life to be telecasted for the 2018-19 season on CTV.
Is Jann Arden married? She isn’t married yet and is fully enjoying her single life, free from the headache of the relationship. No past records of Jann’s dating story have been traced. This doesn’t mean that she is lesbian but it seems like, Jann is more focused in her music career than her personal life.
Moving to her body measurements, the Canadian singer has a perfect height with attractive personality. Her body figure is not disclosed but it has been changed with the weight loss she made. On March 24, 2007, Jann was said to be admitted after being diagnosed as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy to intensive care.
Jann Arden’s weight loss
Jann Arden made a weight loss of 50 pounds in an organic way. This can be clearly seen from her appearance. For this, she never punished herself doing hard and heavy workout exercises. She explained that she jogs at turtles speed and is no in hurry to make a dramatic change. While losing weight, she used to take 2,000 mg of omega-3 and 2,000 mg of nonflushing niacin to maintain her energy level in the body.
Salary and Net worth
The Canadian singer Jann Arden has an estimated net worth of 10 million USD. She has released about dozens of albums whose songs have widely been appreciated by the listeners. Altogether, she has made 19 Juno Award nominations in her name. She has been awarded as Songwriter of the Year in 1995 and 2002 which shows her versatility in songwriting as well. She won the National Achievement Award from SOCAN in November 2006. Her another big achievements include International Achievement Award which she received in 2007.
Wiki and Facts
Arden’s biography is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia. Join her on Twitter @/jannarden and on Instagram @jannarden where she has amassed more than 302k and 83k followers respectively. Her Facebook page is reachable @JannArden where she has garnered more than 170k followers.