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Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann
Mann singing into a microphone onstage, holding a bass guitar
Mann in concert in October 2008
Background information
Born (1960-09-08) September 8, 1960
Origin Richmond, Virginia, United States
Genres Rock, folk, pop rock, alternative rock, country rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar, keyboards
Years active 1982–present
Labels SuperEgo
Associated acts 'Til Tuesday, The Both, Rush
Website .comaimeemann

Aimee Mann (born September 8, 1960) is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and bassist.


  • 1980s 1
  • 1990s 2
  • 2000s 3
  • 2010s 4
  • Discography 5
  • Other appearances 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


After growing up in Bon Air, Virginia, and graduating from Open High School[1] in Richmond, Virginia, in 1978, Mann enrolled in Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She dropped out of Berklee and joined the Boston punk band The Young Snakes. In 1983, the band released the EP Bark Along with The Young Snakes. In 1983, she co-founded the new wave band 'Til Tuesday with Berklee classmate and boyfriend Michael Hausman (who went on to manage her solo career).

In 1985, the band released Voices Carry, the debut album with the title track inspired by Mann's breakup with Hausman.[2] It won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist.

In 1986, the band released Welcome Home, their second album.

In 1987, she sang vocals with Geddy Lee on the song "Time Stand Still" by rock band Rush from their 1987 album and tour Hold Your Fire.

In 1988, the band released Everything's Different Now, their third and final album. Shortly after its release, Mann said that she was much more pleased with it than the debut, primarily because she felt it made more of a personal statement about her life.[3] The band broke up in 1990 when Mann left to start her solo career.[2]


In 1993, Mann released Whatever, her debut solo album, which sold modestly but met with critical praise. In 1995, Mann released I'm with Stupid, her second album, through Geffen Records[4] which, like her debut, garnered positive reviews but modest commercial success.

In 1997, Mann married songwriter Michael Penn (brother of actors Sean Penn and Chris Penn), whom she met in the 1980s. They courted while Mann was recording Whatever.

In 1999, Mann recorded original material for the soundtrack to the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia, which earned both Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations for the song "Save Me." She also negotiated a contract release from David Geffen and founded her own label, SuperEgo Records.


Mann in concert on October 15, 2005

In 2000, Mann released Bachelor No. 2, released on SuperEgo, which included some songs from Magnolia and new material. Also that year, she and her husband formed a concept called Acoustic Vaudeville, a mixture of music and stand-up comedy; among the comedians joining them for shows were Janeane Garofalo, Patton Oswalt and David Cross.[5]

In 2001, she joined the judging panel for the 1st Annual Independent Music Awards.

In 2002, Mann released Lost in Space, an album which features art by Seth. The following year she released Lost in Space Special Edition, which features a second disc containing six live recordings (including a version of Coldplay's "The Scientist") as well as two B-sides and two previously unreleased songs.

In 2004, Mann released Live at St. Ann's Warehouse, a live album and DVD recorded at a series of shows in Brooklyn, New York.

In 2005, Mann released Grammy Award for Best Recording Package for the album's artwork (shared with Gail Marowitz).

In 2006, Mann released One More Drifter in the Snow, a Christmas album featuring both covers and new songs. The album's iTunes version replaced "Christmastime" (a duet with husband Michael Penn) with a cover of Joni Mitchell's "River" and "Clean Up for Christmas" from The Forgotten Arm; an updated version of the CD was released two years later with the Joni Mitchell cover.

In 2008, Mann released

  • Official website
  • Aimee Mann at DMOZ
  • Aimee Mann's discography at Discogs
  • Aimee Mann at Rolling Stone
  • Aimee Mann Live Interview/Performance on KCMP (2005)
  • Aimee Mann Live Interview/Performance on KCMP (2008)
  • Aimee Mann at NPR Music
  • Aimee Mann at the Internet Movie Database
  • Aimee Mann's Off-The-Wall Christmas Concert on NPR.prg
  • Aimee Mann Live at St. Ann's Warehouse (Performs "The Moth")

External links

  1. ^ Freewheelin' 78 A Publication of the Open High School. p. 132.
  2. ^ a b c Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. p. 603.  
  3. ^ Baldwin, Dawn (January 1987). "Aimee Mann Not Waiting 'Til Tuesday". Nine-O-One Network Magazine. pp. 7–9.
  4. ^ "Aimee Mann – Current Activities".  
  5. ^ "Aimee Mann & Michael Penn". Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "How to Beat Up Singer Aimee Mann (with a rebuttal from Aimee)". How To Beat Up Anything (January 13, 2009). Retrieved December 25, 2010.
  7. ^ "Aimee Mann – Chart History". Billboard.
  8. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "@#%&*! Smilers".  
  9. ^ "31 Today". YouTube. Retrieved December 25, 2010.
  10. ^ "Aimee Mann – The LA Snark Interview". September 22, 2009.
  11. ^ "Independent Music Awards".  
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ "She & Him, The Black Keys, Mark Hoppus, Aimee Mann and Bettye LaVette Join Judging Panel for the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards @ - Songs from 49 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 30 Countries". Retrieved December 25, 2010.
  14. ^ "Independent Music Awards – Past Judges".  
  15. ^ Adams, Gregory (February 21, 2013). "Ted Leo and Aimee Mann Team Up as #BOTH".  
  16. ^ "Lawsuit Summary – Aimee Mann v. MediaNet Digital Inc. et al". Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Aimee Mann Sues an Invisible Distributor".  
  18. ^ Thompson, Stephen (April 6, 2014). "'"First Listen: The Both, 'The Both.  
  19. ^ "iTunes - Music - Matthew Sweet". Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Aimee Mann".  
  21. ^ "'"Mann, Barenaked Ladies to Rock 'West Wing.  
  22. ^ "Portlandia: Season 1, Episode 3 Aimee (4 Feb. 2011)".  
  23. ^ "".  
  24. ^ "Ben Gibbard, 'Bigger Than Love' (Feat. Aimee Mann) – [Listen]".  
  25. ^ "A.V. Club". Community: "Geothermal Escapism". Retrieved January 25, 2014. 


The season 5 episode entitled "Geothermal Escapism" of the television series Community (originally aired on January 23, 2014) contained a cover by Mann of the Styx song "Come Sail Away".[25]

In 2014, Mann voice acted on Steven Universe, providing the voice of Opal in episode "Giant Woman".

In 2013, she had a cameo on the April 8 episode of The Daily Show in a mock appeal to preserve the "habitat" of the crab louse, in a comedy segment about pubic shaving.

[24].Former Lives's album Ben Gibbard She contributed vocals to the song "Bigger Than Love" on [23] In 2012, Mann contributed vocals on the song "Two Horses" for the film

On Steve Vai's 2012 album The Story of Light, she is featured on vocals with Vai on the song "No More Amsterdam".

In 2011, she appeared (as a cleaning woman version of herself) on the Independent Film Channel series Portlandia.[22]

In 2009, her song "Wise Up" was used in "Spanish 101", episode 1.02 of the NBC sitcom Community.

In 2008, Mann appeared in the Comedy Central series Lewis Black's Root of All Evil in a comedic interview conducted by comedian Paul F. Tompkins.

In 2006, Mann appeared on an episode of the television series Love Monkey. In 2007, she contributed two original songs, "The Great Beyond" and "At the Edge of the World," for the soundtrack to Arctic Tale.

In 2004, Mann contributed vocals to the song "That's Me Trying" from William Shatner's album Has Been (co-written and produced by Ben Folds). In 2005, Mann joined Artists Against Piracy, a group formed to act against the illegal downloading and file sharing of copyrighted music from the Internet. Mann, Penn, and Hausman took their experience with SuperEgo to found the independent music collective United Musicians, which is based on the principle that every artist should be able to retain copyright ownership of the work he or she has created, in contrast to normal music industry contracts.

In 2002, Mann and her band appeared as themselves in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, performing her songs "This Is How It Goes" and "Pavlov's Bell" at The Bronze. She has one line in the episode: "Man, I hate playing vampire towns"; the latter song also appears on the Buffy soundtrack album Radio Sunnydale. Also that year, she and her band appeared on The West Wing, where they performed a cover of James Taylor's "Shed a Little Light" at a Rock the Vote concert.[21]

In 1998, Mann appeared in the film The Big Lebowski as a German nihilist who sacrificed her green nail polished right little toe.[20]

In 1986 Mann performed backing vocals on the song "The faraway nearby" of the Cyndi Lauper second album "True Colors"

In 1986, Mann provided backing vocals to Inside, the debut album of Matthew Sweet.[19] In 1987, Mann provided backing vocals to the song "Time Stand Still" on the Rush album Hold Your Fire and also appeared in the song's music video.[2] In 1995, she recorded "One" on the album For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson and in 1996, "Baby Blue" on the Badfinger tribute album Come and Get It. In 1997, Mann recorded "Nobody Does It Better" on the album Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project.

Other appearances


In April 2014, her collaboration with Ted Leo, The Both, released their first album.[18]

In 2014, Mann voice acted on Steven Universe, providing the voice of Opal in episode "Giant Woman".

On July 22, 2013, Mann filed a lawsuit against MediaNet Digital Inc. seeking damages for copyright infringement.[16] If successful, she could be awarded as much as $18 million in statutory damages.[17]

In February 2013, Mann and Ted Leo started playing together in a collaborative project called #BOTH and scheduled shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco.[15]

In 2012, Mann released Charmer, an album which features a duet with James Mercer of The Shins.

In 2011, Mann joined the ninth-annual Independent Music Awards judging panel to promote independent musicians.[11][12][13] She was also an inaugural member of the panel in 2002.[14]

The Both in Philadelphia in May 2014


In 2009, Mann announced that she was working on a musical based on her album The Forgotten Arm[10] but later stated that it was put on hold owing to similarities to the film The Fighter (2010).


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