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Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple performing.
Fiona Apple performing.
Background information
Birth name Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart
Born September 13, 1977 (1977-09-13) (age 30)
Manhattan, New York, United States
Genre(s) Rock, piano rock, alternative pop, baroque pop, jazz, experimental
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instrument(s) Piano, Optigan, Vocal
Years active 1996–present
Label(s) Epic
Website Fiona-Apple.com

Fiona Apple (born Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart on September 13, 1977) is a Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter. She gained popularity through her 1996 album Tidal, especially with the single "Criminal", and because of the music video made for it. Her music is fundamentally based on very personal poetic verses, accompanied by often aggressive and progressive production, rooted equally in early jazz, pop, electronica, and alt-rock. A supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Apple is a vegan. This image was released by the record label to be redistributed/reprinted by media for publicity purposes. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... Piano rock, sometimes referred to as piano pop, is a term for a style of rock music that is based around the piano, and sometimes around piano-related instruments, such as the Fender Rhodes, the Wurlitzer electric piano, and keyboard-based synthesizers, rather than the guitar as is the case... The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] (also simply called alternative) were coined in the 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired bands on independent record labels that didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Baroque pop is a style originated in the mid 1960s as the flipside of sunshine pop. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For experimental rock music, see experimental rock. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... Pianoforte redirects here. ... The Optigan (a portmanteau of Optical Organ) was an early electronic keyboard instrument designed for the consumer market. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The 40th Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1998. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Tidal is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, released by Epic Records in the United States on July 23, 1996 (see 1996 in music). ... Criminal is a piano rock song written by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple for her debut album Tidal (1996). ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals logo People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an animal rights organization based in the United States. ... Hens kept in cramped conditions — the avoidance of animal suffering is the primary motivation of people who become vegans A vegan is a person who avoids the ingestion or use of animal products. ...

Contents

Early life

Apple's family has roots in entertainment. Born in New York City, she is the daughter of singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart. Her older sister, Amber, sings cabaret under the stage name Maude Maggart. Her half brother Spencer is a director and directed the video for her single "Parting Gift". Her half brother Garett Maggart starred in the TV series The Sentinel. In addition, her maternal grandparents were Millicent Green, a dancer with the George White's Scandals, a series of 1920s musical revues similar to the Ziegfeld Follies, and Johnny McAfee, a multireedist and vocalist of the big band era; her grandparents met while touring with Johnny Hamp and his Orchestra. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Brandon Maggart (born 12 December 1933 in Carthage, Tennessee) is an American actor. ... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue — a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ... Maude Maggart is a cabaret singer and recording artist who performs throughout the United States, but most often in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Parting Gift is a song by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, the first single from her forthcoming 2005 album Extraordinary Machine (see 2005 in music). ... Garett Maggart (born 24 May 1969) is an American actor. ... The Sentinel was a television series that aired on UPN in the United States from 1996 to 1999. ... George Whites Scandals were a long-running string of Broadway revues that ran from 1911-1939, modelled after the Ziegfeld Follies. ... A revue is a theatrical entertainment based around music with dancing and sketches or skits either on contemporary news or the venue or base of the theatre company concerned, such as college or medical school. ... This article is about the Ziegfeld Follies Broadway shows . ... Multireedist is a term sometimes used to describe a musician who is a capable performer on more than one reed instrument. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s, although there are many big-bands around nowadays. ... Johnnie Hamp (sometimes referred to as John Hamp, or Johnny Hamp) is a British television producer, now retired. ...


Career

Apple's break into the music industry came in 1994, when Apple gave a demo tape of three songs to a friend who was the babysitter for music publicist Kathryn Schenker. Schenker passed the tape along to producer and manager Andy Slater.[1] Apple's rich alto voice, piano skills and lyrics got the attention of Sony Music executive Andy Slater,[2] who signed her to a record deal. This article is about the voice-type. ... Sony Music Entertainment is a major global record label controlled by the Sony Corporation. ...


1995–1998

Main article: Tidal (album)

In 1996 Apple's debut album, Tidal, was released by Epic, a subsidiary of Sony. The album went on to sell 2.7 million copies[3] and was certified three times platinum in the U.S.[4] Tidal is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, released by Epic Records in the United States on July 23, 1996 (see 1996 in music). ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ...


"Criminal", the third single, became Apple's breakthrough hit. The song reached the top forty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, while the controversial Mark Romanek-directed music video — in which a scantily-clad Apple cavorted in a '70s-era tract house — became very popular on MTV. Apple later said: "I decided if I was going to be exploited, then I would do the exploiting myself" [5] Criminal is a piano rock song written by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple for her debut album Tidal (1996). ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Mark Romanek (born September 18, 1959) is an award-winning American music video director who has also moved into directing theatrical films. ... -1...


Other singles from Tidal included "Shadowboxer", "Slow like Honey", "Sleep to Dream", "The First Taste" and "Never Is a Promise". Her public image was tempestuous; Most notoriously, while accepting the 1997 MTV Video Music Award for "Best New Artist" for "Sleep to Dream", she proclaimed: "This world is bullshit, and you shouldn't model your life on what you think that we think is cool, and what we're wearing and what we're saying", referring to the mainstream music industry. Host Chris Rock would comment on her speech later on during the program, saying, "That Fiona Apple was mad, huh? Fiona X was up here".[6] Though her comments were generally greeted with cheers and applause at the awards ceremony, the media backlash was immediate. The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ...


She was unapologetic, however: "I just had something on my mind and I just said it. And that's really the foreshadowing of my entire career and my entire life. When I have something to say, I'll say it."[7] Stand-up comedian Denis Leary included a satire of this speech on his album, Lock 'n Load, titled "A Reading from the Book of Apple". Janeane Garofalo parodied Apple's comments in light of the fact that her video for "Criminal" seemed to reinforce the same celebrity fixation on weight and appearance that Apple condemned. Apple reacted to this parody, including the reference to her figure and her eating disorder in an article in Rolling Stone, January 1998. [7] Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is a Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated American actor, comedian, writer and director. ... Lock N Load is Denis Learys second album, and was co-written with Chris Philips, features material by Adam Roth, Janeane Garofalo and Jeff Garlin, and music by Greg Dulli. ... Janeane Garofalo (born September 28, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, political activist, writer and former co-host on Air America Radios The Majority Report. ...


During this period Apple contributed covers of The Beatles' "Across the Universe" and Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Me Someone to Love" to the soundtrack of the film Pleasantville. The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... This article is about the song by The Beatles. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Please Send Me Someone to Love is a song written and recorded by Percy Mayfield in 1950 on Art Rupes Specialty Records label. ... Pleasantville is a New Line Cinema film first released in Canada on September 17, 1998 starring Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, and Jeff Daniels. ...


1999–2001

Main article: When the Pawn...

Apple's second album, When the Pawn..., was released in 1999. Its full title is When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing Fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You'll Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You Know That You're Right. The title is a poem Apple wrote after reading the readers' letters that appeared in Spin after an article had cast her in a negative light in an earlier issue.[8] The title's length earned it a spot in the Guinness Book of Records for 2001. However, as of October 2007, it is no longer the longest album title, as Soulwax released Most of the Remixes, a remix album whose title surpasses "When the pawn..."'s length by 100 characters.[9] When the Pawn is the second album by American singer/songwriter Fiona Apple, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... When the Pawn is the second album by American singer/songwriter Fiona Apple, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... Soulwax, headed by David and Stephen Dewaele, is an alternative rock band from Ghent, Belgium. ... Most of the Remixes is an electronic album by Soulwax. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ...


The album was cultivated during Apple's relationship with film director Paul Thomas Anderson. When the Pawn... received a positive reception from publications such as The New York Times and Rolling Stone. Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970[1] in Studio City, California) is a two-time Oscar nominated American filmmaker. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... This article is about the magazine. ...


When the Pawn..., which was produced by Jon Brion, used more expressive lyrics, experimented more with drum loops, and incorporated both Chamberlin and Chamberlain. It did not fare as well commercially as her debut, though it was an RIAA-certified platinum album[4] and sold 1 million copies in the U.S.[3] The album's lead single, "Fast as You Can", reached the top 20 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and became Apple's first Top 40 hit in the UK. The videos for two follow-up singles, "Paper Bag" and "Limp" (directed by then-boyfriend Anderson), received very little play. Jon Brion at The Sunset Tavern in Seattle (photo by Nadja Dee Tanaka) Jon Brion (born 1962) is an American rock and pop multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer. ... In music, the term loop describes a finite element of sound which is repeated by technical means (i. ... The Chamberlin is an electro-mechanical keyboard instrument related to the Mellotron. ... Matt Chamberlain (born April 17, 1967 in San Pedro, California) is one of the worlds most widely-heard session drummers. ... RIAA redirects here. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... Fast as You Can is a song written by Fiona Apple, and produced by Jon Brion for her second album When the Pawn (1999). ... Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ...


In 2000, at a concert at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, Apple became dissatisfied with the venue's sound and broke down on stage, berating music critics and the audience with vulgar language, before ending her set early and storming off stage.[10][11] The Roseland Ballroom (also referred to as Roseland Dance City) is a catering hall/music venue/dance hall in a converted ice skating rink with a colorful ballroom dancing pedigree in New York Citys theatre district on West 52nd Street. ... A music critic is someone who reviews music (including printed music, performances and recorded music) and publishes writing on them in books or journals (or on the internet). ...


2002–2006

Main article: Extraordinary Machine

Apple sang with Johnny Cash on a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge over Troubled Water" that ended up on Cash's album American IV: The Man Comes Around and was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Country Collaboration with Vocals". She also collaborated with him on Cat Stevens's "Father and Son", which was included on Cash's 2003 collection Unearthed. Extraordinary Machine is the third album by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, released by Epic Records in the United States on October 4, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... The duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are US-American popular musicians known collectively as Simon and Garfunkel. ... Music sample Bridge over Troubled Water Problems? See media help. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals was first awarded in 1988. ... Yusuf Islam[1], formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 in London, UK), is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam. ... Father and Son is a popular song written and originally performed by British singer Cat Stevens on his 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman. ... American series chronology Unearthed is an acclaimed box set by Johnny Cash released in 2003. ...

Free Fiona campaigners outside the NYC headquarters of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in January 2005.
Free Fiona campaigners outside the NYC headquarters of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in January 2005.

Apple's third album, Extraordinary Machine, was originally produced by Jon Brion. Recording sessions began in 2002 at Ocean Way studios in Nashville, Tennessee, but later moved to the Paramour in Los Angeles. Work on the album continued until 2003, and in May of that year it was submitted to Sony executives. The project was shelved for over two years. In 2004 and 2005 tracks were leaked on the Internet in MP3 format and played on U.S. and international radio; subsequently, MP3s of the entire album, believed to have been produced by Brion (although he later claimed the leaked tracks were "tweaked" beyond his own work[cite this quote]), went online. Although a website distributing the album was quickly taken offline[citation needed], they soon reached P2P networks and were downloaded by fans. A fan-led campaign, Free Fiona, was launched in support of the album's official release. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x720, 104 KB)Members of the Free Fiona campaign, initiated in support of the official release of American singer-songwriter Fiona Apples album Extraordinary Machine (2005), protest outside the New York City headquarters of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (parent company... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x720, 104 KB)Members of the Free Fiona campaign, initiated in support of the official release of American singer-songwriter Fiona Apples album Extraordinary Machine (2005), protest outside the New York City headquarters of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (parent company... Free Fiona campaigners outside the headquarters of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in New York City on January 28, 2005. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... Extraordinary Machine is the third album by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, released by Epic Records in the United States on October 4, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... Jon Brion at The Sunset Tavern in Seattle (photo by Nadja Dee Tanaka) Jon Brion (born 1962) is an American rock and pop multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer. ... For other uses, see MP3 (disambiguation). ... A peer-to-peer (or P2P) computer network is a network that relies on the computing power and bandwidth of the participants in the network rather than concentrating it in a relatively few servers. ... Free Fiona campaigners outside the headquarters of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in New York City on January 28, 2005. ...


In August 2005, the album was given an October release date. Production had been largely redone by Mike Elizondo, who had previously played bass on Pawn, and co-produced by electronica experimentalist Brian Kehew. Spin later reported: "Fans erroneously thought that Apple's record label, Epic, had rejected the first version of Extraordinary Machine... in reality, according to Elizondo, Apple was unhappy with the results, and it was her decision to redo the record, not her label's".[cite this quote] Two of the eleven previous leaked tracks were relatively unchanged, nine were completely retooled, and one new song was also included. According to Elizondo, "Everything was done from scratch".[cite this quote] 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in August August 31: Michael Sheard August 26: Lord Fitt August 24: Jack Slipper August 24: Maurice Cowling August 24: Dr. Tom Pashby August 23: Brock Peters August 22: Lord Lane August 21: Robert Moog August... Michael Mike Elizondo is a well-known bassist, keyboardist, and hip hop music producer. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ... Brian Kehew is a Los Angeles-based musician and music producer. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


The final mastering of Extraordinary Machine was performed by Brian Gardner, the released version has a far higher level of compression than any of Fionas' previous releases. Brian Gardner is an American record producer and sound engineer. ...


Extraordinary Machine became the highest-charting album of Apple's career in the U.S. on its release (debuting at number seven) and was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Pop Vocal Album". It was eventually certified gold[4] and sold 462,000 copies in the U.S.,[12], though its singles ("Parting Gift", "O' Sailor", "Not About Love" and "Get Him Back") failed to enter any Billboard charts. The Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album was awarded in 1968 and since 1995. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ... Parting Gift is a song by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, the first single from her forthcoming 2005 album Extraordinary Machine (see 2005 in music). ... O Sailor / Parting Gift is a single by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, the first from Extraordinary Machine (see 2005 in music). ... Not about Love is a song written by American singer Fiona Apple and produced by Mike Elizondo and Brian Kehew for her third album Extraordinary Machine (2005). ... Get Him Back is a song written by American singer Fiona Apple and produced by Mike Elizondo and Brian Kehew for her third album Extraordinary Machine (2005). ...


It was revealed[specify] in late 2005 that Sony was initially unhappy with the work, and Apple and Brion sought to rework the album. Sony reportedly made caveats on the process, to which Apple balked. After a long period of waiting, she began an attempt to rework the album with close friend Kehew. Elizondo was brought back as co-producer to complete the tracks he had begun with Brion and Apple. Despite suggestions that the album had caused a rift between Brion and Apple, they regularly perform together at Largo, a club in Los Angeles, including a joint appearance with Elizondo on bass just before the news broke of an official release.[citation needed] Largo is a nightclub and cabaret in West Hollywood, CA, known informally as Café Largo or Club Largo. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Apple went on a live tour to promote the album in late 2005, and from early 2006 supported Coldplay on their tour of North America. Coldplay are an English rock band formed in London in 1998. ...


Other projects

Apple on tour with Nickel Creek in 2007.
Apple on tour with Nickel Creek in 2007.

In June 2006 Apple appeared on the joke track "Come over and Get It (Up in 'Dem Guts)" by comedian Zach Galifianakis. Galifianakis previously appeared in the music video for Apple's "Not About Love". The joke track is a complete departure from Apple's previous work, both lyrically and musically. It is a hip-hop/dance track that features Apple singing lines such as "Baby, show me your fanny pack/I'll show you my fanny".[13] Nickel Creek is an American acoustic music trio. ... Zach Galifianakis with singer Fiona Apple in the music video for her single Not About Love (2006). ... Breakdance, an early form of hip hop dance, often involves battles, showing off skills without any physical contact with the adversaries. ... Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. ...


Apple recorded a cover of "Sally's Song" for the special edition release of the soundtrack, released in 2006, for the Tim Burton-produced film The Nightmare Before Christmas. In May 2006 Apple paid tribute to Elvis Costello on VH1's concert series Decades Rock Live by performing Costello's hit "I Want You";[14] her version was subsequently released as a digital single. Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark gothic atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... Halloween Town redirects here. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... VH1 Classic Decades Rock Live features performances by celebrated artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50 years, as well as performances from some of today’s hottest recording acts who have been inspired by these legends. ...


Apple toured the East Coast in late August with Nickel Creek, after which she will begin studio work on her fourth studio album.[15][16] Nickel Creek is an American acoustic music trio. ...


Apple is also scheduled to appear at the First Annual GirlFrenzy Festival, which also features Sheryl Crow, Avril Lavigne, and other prominent female artists.[17] Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... Avril Lavigne Whibley,[7] better known by her birth name of Avril Lavigne (IPA: ), (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian rock/punk-pop singer, musician and actress. ...


Discography

Albums

Album information
Tidal
  • Released: July 23, 1996 (U.S.)
  • Chart positions: #15 U.S, #43 Australia, #21 France
  • Last RIAA certification: 3x platinum[4] (2.7 million copies sold[3])
  • Singles: "Shadowboxer", "Slow like Honey", "Sleep to Dream", "The First Taste", "Criminal", "Never Is a Promise"
When the Pawn...
  • Released: November 9, 1999 (U.S.)
  • Chart positions: #13 U.S., #46 UK, #54 Australia, #32 France
  • Last RIAA certification: Platinum[4] (1 million copies sold[3])
  • Singles: "Fast as You Can", "Limp", "Paper Bag"
Extraordinary Machine
iTunes Originals - Fiona Apple

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Charting singles

U.K Singles


1997 Sleep To Dream #84


1999 Fast AS You Can #33



U.S Billboard Hot 100


1997 Criminal #21 (20 weeks)



U.S Top 40 Mainstream


1997 Criminal #18 (17 weeks)



U.S ARC Weekly Top 40


1997 Criminal #10 (17 weeks)


1998 Never Is A Promise #27 (04 weeks)


1998 Shadowboxer #32 (03 weeks)


1999 Fast As You Can #23 (06 weeks)



U.S Adult Top 40


1996 Shadowboxer #36 (07 weeks)


1997 Criminal #17 (22 weeks)


1998 Shadowboxer #32 (08 weeks)


1999 Fast As You Can #29 (10 weeks)



U.S Modern Rock Tracks


1996 Shadowboxer #34 (06 weeks)


1997 Sleep To Dream #28 (13 weeks)


1997 Criminal #4 (25 weeks)


1999 Fast As You Can #20 (12 weeks)


Other recordings

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Awards and nominations

1997

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1998

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2000

  • California Area Music Award for "Best Female Vocalist" for When the Pawn....

2001

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2003

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2006

  • Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album for Extraordinary Machine.
  • New Pantheon Award nomination for Extraordinary Machine.
  • mtvU Woodie "Alumni Award" nomination for Extraordinary Machine

References

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