Sara Bareilles is an American singer-songwriter and pianist who achieved mainstream success in 2007 with the hit single Love Song, which brought her into the number one spot on the Billboard Pop 100 chart.
In 2011 she was a judge on the a capella singing competition The Sing-Off.
Bareilles, a three-time Grammy Award nominee, released her platinum-selling major label debut Little Voice in 2007. The album's first single, Love Song, was a hit in 22 countries, including the Billboard Hot 100.
It garnered a Grammy nomination for the prestigious Song of the Year before going multi-platinum.
Bareilles' album, Kaleidoscope Heart, debuted in the United States at No. 1 and yielded the hit single King of Anything, which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
The video for Bareilles' single Gonna Get Over You, which features hitmaker Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, was directed by actor/writer/producer/director Jonah Hill, marking his video directorial debut.
Bareilles opened for Sugarland on their summer 2011 "Incredible Machine Tour," along with some exclusive headlining shows around the country.
Bareilles performed on the season finale of The Sing-Off 2 and appeared in 30 Rock. Earlier in 2011 Sara visited Japan where she traveled to Ofunato in the northern part of the country to volunteer with Allhands.org in one of the areas affected by the tsunami.
While attending UCLA, Bareilles was part of the a cappella group Awaken, who were her special guests on stage at her hometown Orpheum show in Los Angeles in 2010. She also won UCLA's annual Spring Sing two years running in both 2002 and 2003.