8 Things You Didn’t Know About Sarah McLachlan

McLachlan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on January 28, 1968. She was put with the McLachlan family, who later adopted her legally. She was a Girl Guides of Canada member as a child, and she participated in Guiding programs.

If you are getting curious to know more about this beautiful woman, then you may find these 8 unknown facts interesting

Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Sarah McLachlan

1. Sued By Her Fan Stalker

Sarah’s stalker, Uwe Vandrei, filed a complaint against her. The stalker made the allegations that the obsessed letters the used to write to her acted as an inspiration to her popular song ‘Possession’. Unfortunately, the fan-stalker committed suicide before the trial in 1994. It was admitted that the purpose of launching the lawsuit was simply to be close to the artist. [1]

2. Composed Music For Films

She wrote music for films such as ‘City of’ and ‘And Toy Story 2’, won two Grammys for the album, and received four Juno Awards. The popular Hollywood film ‘City of Angels’ was included in 1998. The song “One Dream” was chosen as the theme song for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. 

3. Nominee Of 21 Award

McLachlan was nominated for 21 Juno Awards and won eight of them. These include ‘Best Music Video,’ ‘Female Vocalist of the Year,’ ‘Songwriter of the Year,’ and ‘Single of the Year.’ She has received three Grammy Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and twice for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. [2]

4. Got Married In 1997

McLachlan married her drummer, Ashwin Sood, in 1997. India Ann, Sushil Sood, and Taja Summer Sood are their two daughters. After 11 years of marriage, the pair announced their divorce publically in September 2008. [3]

5. Sold Over 40 Million Albums

In total, she has sold over 40 million records, including her debut Christmas album Winter Song, which featured timeless classics like her interpretation of Joni Mitchell’s “River” and the winter classic “Silent Night.” The album peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200 album list and reached #1 on iTunes. [4]

6. Sarah McLachlan School Of Music

McLachlan established the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, which officially opened in 2003. The School of Music is a community outreach initiative that offers free after-school musical education to school-aged children in Vancouver, something McLachlan valued as a child. 

Sarah McLachlan School of Music
Sarah McLachlan School of Music

7. Degree Of Doctor Of Fine Arts

Simon Fraser University awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts to her in 2011 for her humanitarian work. Three years later, she was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Alberta, as well as the “2013 Kiwanis International World Service Medal” by Kiwanis International.

8. Canada’s Walk Of Fame 2012

Sarah McLachlan was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2012. In 2015, she earned the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada’s top honour for performers in the performing arts. [5]

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