Jann Arden

Jann Arden BIOGRAPHY

Jann Arden

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1993-1998

Jann Arden first came to A&M Canada president Joe Summers attention in 1990 through a 14 song demo. The demo later caught A&M's A&R chief who decided to attend a showcase where Arden was performing. She was signed soon after. Summers ensured that A&M in the U.S. would fully support Jann by creating a partnership between the Canada operation and the U.S. label.

A&M Records president Al Cafaro told Billboard, "Rarely has an artist so completely captured the interest of everyone she meets. With Jann, [music] comes straight from the heart, and it's been captured beautifully on [Living Under June].

Arden told Billboard, "I'm thrilled with every note on [the Time for Mercy] album. [Producer Ed Cherney] made it special by leaving me inside my own songs, and not excluding me from the [recording] process." Jann Arden's debut album Time for Mercy sold 70,000 copies from its Canadian release in March 1993 through December 1994. It had three singles that charted. In the U.S., the album sold 2,000 copies. The album was released in Indonesia and Hong Kong. In the fall it was released in Europle, Australia and New Zealand. "Without a co-venture, A&M U.S. may never have reelased the album. They might have thought it was a beautiful record they couldn't do anything with. By doing the co-venture the A&M staff in L.A. because part of the project. I also think the co-venture is responsible for getting all those international releases. With a simultaneous Canadian and American release, and with America being a 50% partner, the other territories took it a lot more seriously," said Alan Reid A&M Canada' A&R director.

The single "I Would Die for You" was included on both Arden's first and second albums in the U.S.

Her second album Living Under June sold 120,000 copies in Canada in its first six months of release. By January 1996, it sold more than 400,000 copies in Canada and another 500,000 around the world. The album peaked at No. 33 on the Canadian album chart in September 1994 and was still on the chart in January 1995.

"I would have liked to have recorded ["Insensitive"] for the first album, but I had 150 of my own songs to sort through. When picking songs for the second album, I thought, why give it to someone else? It's such a beautifully written song." "Insensitive" sold 70,000 copies in Australia where it was a No. 1 hit and certified platinum.

Jann Arden was only the second woman to ever win the Juno for songwriter of the year at Canada's Juno Awards.

SOURCE:
A&M Hoping 2nd Arden Set Is U.S. Success. Larry LeBlanc. Billboard, January 21, 1995.
Jann Arden. Billboard, January 27, 1996.

OFFICIAL WEB SITE: Jann Arden

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Jann Arden
   Born: Mar 27, 1962
   Instrument(s): vocals


Jann Arden PHOTOS

Jann Arden DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Jann Arden U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
Could I Be Your GirlA&M Records31458 83961995
Could I Be Your GirlA&M RecordsJA-PROCD1995
Gasoline/Could I Be Your GirlA&M RecordsAMSAD 000711994
Good MotherA&M Records31458 19721996
Good MotherA&M Records31458 19731996
Happy?A&M Records31454 07891998
I Would Die for YouA&M Records31458 02971993
InsensitiveA&M Records31458 12761995
InsensitiveA&M RecordsAMCDP 001721996
Time for Mercy (a)A&M Records31454 00711993
UnlovedA&M Records31458 11101994
Will You Remember MeA&M Records31458 81091993

Jann Arden U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

No Singles Found.

Jann Arden U.S. Song List

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Could I Be Your Girl1995JA-PROCD

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Could I Be Your Girl199431458 8421
Could I Be Your Girl (Edit)
Could I Be Your Girl (Remix)

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Could I Be Your Girl199531458 8396
Could I Be Your Girl (Edit)
Could I Be Your Girl (LP Version)

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Could I Be Your Girl/Demolition Love199531458 0660
Could I Be Your Girl
Demolition Love

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Could I Be Your Girl/Insensitive/Wonderdrug/Unloved199431458 8410
Could I Be Your Girl
Insensitive
Wonderdrug
Unloved

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Gasoline/Could I Be Your Girl1994AMSAD 00071
Gasoline (LP Version)
Could I Be Your Girl (Recorded Live at KMTT)
Gasoline (Recorded Live at KKOS)

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Good Mother1996AMSAD 00274
Good Mother (Radio Edit)
Good Mother (Full Radio Version)
Good Mother (LP Version)
Good Mother (Acoustic)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Good Mother199631458 1973
Good Mother (LP Version)
If It Be Your Wil
Frankie in the Rain
Good Mother (Acoustic)

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Good Mother199631458 1972
Good Mother (Radio Edit)
Insensitive (Remix)

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Happy?199831454 0789
Sound Of (the)
Leave Me Now
I Know You
Holy Moses
Wishing That
Saved
Ode to a Friend
Shooting Horses
Weeds
Hangin' by a Thread
To Sir With Love

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I Would Die for You199331458 0297
Happy?

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Insensitive199531458 1276
Insensitive

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Insensitive199531458 1274
Insensitive (Remix)
Gasoline (Live)

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Insensitive1996AMCDP 00172
Insensitive (Remix)
Insensitive (LP Version)

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Insensitive/Gasoline/Still Here/Cuts199531458 1277
Insensitive (LP Versoin)
Gasoline (Live)
Still Here
Cuts

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Living Under June199331454 0336
Could I Be Your Girl
Demolition Love
Looking for It (Finding Heaven)
Insensitive
Gasoline
Wonderdrug
Living Under June
Unloved
Good Mother
It Looks like Rain
I Would Die for You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Living Under June199331454 0248
Could I Be Your Girl
Demolition Love
Looking for It (Finding Heaven)
Insensitive
Gasoline
Wonderdrug
Living Under June
Unloved
Good Mother
It Looks like Rain

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Time for Mercy (a)199331454 0071
I Would Die for You
Waiting for Someone
Will You Remember Me
We Do Some Strange Things
I'm Not Your Lover
Give Me Back My Heart
Way Things Are Going (the)
Kitchen Window
I Just Don't Love You Anymore
Time for Mercy
Over You

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Unloved199431458 1110
Unloved

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Will You Remember Me199331458 8109
Will You Remember Me

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Wishing That1997AMCDP 00577
Wishing That


Jann Arden MUSIC CHARTS

Jann Arden on Record Charts

No US Albums or Compilations made it to the charts.

No Singles or EPs made it to the charts.