Who Is Sara Bareilles?
She is an American singer-songwriter born on December 7, 1979, in the US city of Eureka, California. Sara Bareilles' mother, Bonnie Halvorsen, worked as a funeral home attendant while her dad, Paul Bareilles, was an insurance adjuster. She is one of the three daughters born to her parents.
Sara Bareilles' parents being of the Roman Catholic faith raised her up as such and while in high school, Sara Bareilles joined the school choir where she was exposed to the rudiments of music. She equally joined several local theater production groups and Limited Edition. Her high school did a drama production titled Little Shop of Horrors and Sara Bareilles played the role of Audrey in it.
Upon completing her high school education in 1988, Sara Bareilles moved to Los Angeles where she attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for a degree in Communication Studies.
While in the University, Sara Bareilles also joined an A Capella group by the name Awaken A Capella which was an all-girls musical group. This group produced an album which includes some of Sara Bareilles' original songs such as Gravity, The Jackson, and I Want You Back.
Sara Bareilles attends and performs her alma mater's annual students' concert tagged UCLA Spring Sing, and she has won awards as the best performer twice in such musical outing on campus.
Much to everybody's surprise, all of the musical instruments you see this singer-songwriter play with, be it the piano, guitar, or vocals were self-learned; nobody taught her. The Gravity singer is also proficient in Italian having spent a year in Italy. As a matter of fact, Sara Bareilles is of the Italian, German, Portuguese and French descent.
Sara Bareilles' Career
Sara Bareilles' career in music began almost immediately she graduated from UCLA in 2002. The prolific American singer-songwriter began by singing anywhere she could get the opportunity to do so around Los Angeles. Such places include Hotel Café and several other available larger venues.
Two years after doing this, Sara Bareilles came out with her first studio album titled Careful Confessions and this in a way helped her get a recording contract with Epic Records on the 15th of April, 2005. There she was for the whole year writing, perfecting some of her songs, and composing new ones for her upcoming album.
From Epic Records where she signed a contract, Sara Bareilles released her debut single in June 2007 titled Love Song. Love Song is a single from her debut label album titled "Little Voice." The song eventually made it to the top of US Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart and ranked fourth on the UK Singles Chart. Love Song was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 as the Best Song Of The Year.
Fast forwarding to 2009 now, Sara Bareilles picked herself up after experiencing a writer's block for some moments to do a kind of follow-up on her earlier debut album. She collaborated with some individuals such as Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Pharrell Williams to get the task done. Eventually, everything came to shape and 'Kaleidoscope Heart' was the aftermath of the adventure.
When Nicole Scherzinger left the NBC's TV Series titled The Sing-Off, Sara Bareilles was added in season 3 to serve as a celebrity judge. The Sing-Off also had Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman included.
In 2013, Sara Bareilles released another album titled The Blessed Unrest after teasing many of her fans on the social media as regards its release. The first single containing the lyrics, Brave was released by her on Youtube in April 2017. Part of Brave was used in A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story which was a 2015-released indie film.
In all, Sara Bareilles has featured in a total of 14 movies and TV shows as a singer or music composer from 2004 to date. Some of these include Girl Play (2004), Lipstick Jungle (2008), The Sing-Off (2011), A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2105), and Jesus Christ Superstar Live! (2018).
As it is, Jesus Christ Superstar Live! is the latest of Sara Bareilles' musical show and it was aired live on NBC on Easter Sunday (April 1). Sara Bareilles played Mary Magdalene in the show.
The Singer-Songwriter's Net Worth
Sara Bareilles' success in her career is clearly seen in her net worth. The 38-year-old songwriter has been estimated to have a net worth of $16 million. This figure was arrived at by Celebrity Net Worth after putting her several sources of income into perspective.
That's no doubt, a big one for a woman of her age. The exciting thing about it is that she still has age on her side and with fortunes smiling on her path, a $16 million net worth may just be the least of the surprising things to spring from her.
Sara Bareilles is linked with an actor by the name Joe Tippett with whom she co-starred in the Broadway series, Waitress. Sara seems to be very happy with Joe as she keeps thanking her goodness that they both met when they did. Fans all over expect that they would tie the knot soonest.