Sheryl Crow Biography
Sheryl Suzanne Crow was born February 11, 1962, in Kennett, Missouri USA. She began her musical career at the age of 5, learning to play piano and wrote her first song at age 13. Crow moved to Los Angeles in 1986 where she worked as a back-up singer for Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Don Henley and many more.
During 1992 Crow was invited to take part in jam sessions at locals clubs.
The gathering of this Los Angeles musicians, named Tuesday Night Music
Club, recorded enough material for a full album; the record, credited
to Sheryl Crow, was finally issued by A&M Records in August 1993.
Over next several months "Tuesday Night Music Club" climbed
into the top 3 of The Billboard 200 chart and hit the top 10 in the U.K.
selling over 7 million copies; the first single, "Run Baby Run",
failed to chart in U.S. and unfortunatly, soon after the album was released,
two of her former bandmates committed suicide.
"Leaving Las Vegas" became her first Modern Rock top 10 hit; the follow-up single, "All I Wanna Do", smashed at #2 on The Billboard Hot 100, cracked the top 5 of The Modern Rock Tracks; the album also included the slow ballad "Strong Enough" which rose to #5 on The Billboard Hot 100 and "Can't Cry Anymore", which scraped the bottom of the American Top 40. At the 37th Annual Grammy ceremony she was awarded as Best New Artist and took home two more awards: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Record Of The Year for the song "All I Wanna Do". This song was also a big hit in U.K. where the first CD's single, "Run Baby Run", got a toehold on the top 40.
During 1995 Sheryl Crow released a remake of Led Zeppelin's "D'yer Mak'er", the track, taken from the collection "Encomium: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin", became a Top 40 Mainstream radio hit.
After the death of her ex-boyfriend Kevin Gilber, who died of autoerotic
asphyxiation according to the Los Angeles County coroner's report, Crow
issued her eponymous album in September of 1996, the record immediately
climbed into the the top 10 of The Billboard 200 and hit the top 5 of
the British Albums chart; the lead single, "If It Makes You Happy",
debuted at #6 on The Modern Rock chart and also entered the top 10 of
The Billboard Hot 100; two more singles, "A Change Would Do You Good"
and "Everyday Is A Winding Road" reached the #25 and #17 spots,
respectively, on The Modern Rock chart, the latter of which also hit #11
on The Billboard Hot 100.
In early 1997 Crow's second LP won a Grammy for Best Rock Album and the single "If It Makes You Happy" won for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
"The Globe Sessions", the follow-up to her self-titled album,
appeared exactly two years later, it rose to #5 on The Billboard 200,
to #3 on the Top Canadian Albums chart and peaked at #2 in Great Britain;
the new album began producing hits with "My Favorite Mistake"
which climbed into the top 20 of The Billboard Hot 100 and hit #26 on
The Modern Rock Tracks. The next two singles, "Anything But Down"
and the cover of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet
Child O' Mine" continued to make a significant impact on Adult Contemporary
stations. In February of 1999, Sheryl Crow was awarded a Grammy for Best
Rock Album, a year later, she still walked away with a Grammy for Best
Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Sweet Child O' Mine".
Despite the moderate chart success of "Sheryl Crow And Friends: Live In Central Park", in early 2001 Crow cemented her reputation as one of the biggest winner at the Grammys when the track "There Goes The Neighborhood" won for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
Her fourth album, "C'mon, C'mon", was issued in the spring of 2002, the record shot to #2 on both U.S. and Canadian Albums charts, on the strenght of the first single, "Soak Up The Sun", which hit #17 on The Billboard Hot 100 and smashed at #1 on The Adult Top 40 chart; the album included "Steve McQueen", which was awarded a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, her fourth in that category.
In early 2003, Crow with Kid Rock entered
the top 10 of The Billboard Hot 100 with the single track "Picture",
taken from the album "Cocky", released by Rock two years earlier.
That fall she released the collection, "The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow", which contained many of her hit singles, as well as two new songs: "Light In Your Eyes" and "The First Cut Is The Deepest"; the latter soared to #14 in U.S. Hot 100 and peaked at #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts sending the compilation to the #2 position on The Billboard 200 and platinum status.
Sheryl Crow's fifth studio record, "Wildflower", which debuted at #2 on The Billboard 200 and at #1 on the Top Canadian Albums charts, was released in September 2005; the 11-song set included the Adult Contemporary top 20 hit "Good Is Good".
Two and a half years later she returned with her next offering, "Detours"; the album was recorded at the artist's Nashville farm and featured 14 new songs including the minor hit single "Shine Over Bayblon" and The Billboard Hot 100 marginal entrant "Love Is Free". However, the full-length disc went to #2 on both U.S. and Canadian official albums charts.
In November 2009 was re-released the spectacular debut album that launched Sheryl Crow into the Rock world; "Tuesday Night Music Club [Deluxe Edition]", along with the original 1993 album, comprised a second CD containing B-sides, rarities and out-takes including the single "Killer Life", as well as a bonus DVD featuring the album's videos.
Her seventh album of all-new-material, "100 Miles From Memphis", arrived on shelves in July 2010 and quickly bulleted into the top 3 of The Billboard 200 and hit #2 on the Top Canadian Albums chart. The lead single, "Summer Day", reached #42 on The Rock Songs chart. On the record Crow worked with high profile stars such as Keith Richards, Citizen Cope and Justin Timberlake who performed background vocals to the second single, a version of Terence Trent D'Arby's 1987 smash "Sign Your Name".