An internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter, Sara Bareilles had her breakthrough from the 2007 song titled ”Love Song”. She sold more than 4 million copies of the track which also ranked 4th on the Billboard Chart. Moreso, Sara was named for two Grammy Awards and this set the stage for her to soar in the music industry.
The talented musician is also notable for publishing books like ”Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song” which was dubbed a bestseller. Sara is a versatile artist who has served as a judge in the popular music series, The Sing-Off, as well as appearing in numerous live concerts over the years.
Sara Bareilles’ Bio (Age)
Sara Beth Bareilles was born in the Eureka, California, on the 7th of December 1979. Her father Paul Bareilles was into the insurance business while her mother, Bonnie Bareilles, worked in funeral homes. Sara is the last child of her parents and her other siblings include; Stacey, Jennifer, and Melody. It is also known that her family lineage is a mixture of Portuguese, French, Italian, German and English.
During her formative years, the singer was known to be a plus-sized kid. She was often taunted for her appearance in school which made her become very apprehensive about her looks. However, it did not deter her from taking up roles in school plays and she was a member of the school’s choir, Limited Edition. After enduring high school, Sara had to further her college education at the University of California (UCLA) where she graduated with a degree in Communication Studies in 2002.
Her Music Career
Sara Bareilles always had a flair for music from an early age as it is evident from her participation in her high school’s choir. Moreso, during her days at UCLA, she joined the music group, Awaken a Cappella. She also participated in her varsity’s singing competition tagged UCLA Spring Sing which she won on two occasions. Sara’s passion for music even made her start playing musical instruments and it is interesting to know that she taught herself how to play the piano.
Upon graduation from UCLA in 2002, the singer took on some singing jobs in local pubs in Los Angeles and gradually worked her way up the ladder of success. Sara got her breakthrough through the 2007 song, ”Love Song” which she sold over 3 million copies. It earned her 2 nominations for a Grammy Award, as well as attracted a lot of opportunities her way. She then dropped a hit album called ”Kaleidoscope Heart” in 2010 which earned her another Grammy Award nomination.
As her fame spread, she was found worthy to be a judge on the popular show The Sing-Off but soon had to quit the show to focus on her music. After her departure from the show, Sara released ”Once Upon A Time” which was shortly followed by ”The Blessed Unrest” and they were all very successful. The singer has also voiced songs for films like Bounty Killer, as well as performed at several concerts. One of her notable live performances includes Brave Enough: Live at the Variety Playhouse which was held in Atlanta. Sara is also known for her rendition alongside Carole King at the Grammy Awards in 2014 and she performed with Elton John at a cancer fundraiser that same year.
So far, the talented singer has released six albums, the last of which is ”Amidst the Chaos” which came out on February 13th, 2019. The album is also notable for topping the Billboard Charts at number six and she sold out thousands of copies. Sara also dropped a recent song titled ”Shiny” which talks about how mothers are precious and it was released on May 10th, 2019 – the same date Mother’s Day was observed.
Sara Bareilles has also released a collection of essays and pictures called Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song. She can be seen evolving into film appearances too as she was cast as the popular Disney character, Ariel during a live concert in Los Angeles. Moreso, she took the part of Mary Magdalene at the Jesus Christ Superstar concert held on April 1st, 2018.
Sara Bareilles’ Net Worth
Sara Bareilles is no doubt a very influential figure in the music industry. She is known to have several hit songs and albums that have sold millions of copies. Sara has also been on tours and held concerts which have boosted her fame in the past. As at now, all her endeavors have contributed to giving her a net worth pegged at $16 million.
Does Sara Bareilles Have A Husband Or Boyfriend?
Speaking about her relationship status, the singer is not yet married but she has dated a couple of guys in the past. She was once in a steady relationship with Javier Dunn who is also a talented musician and guitarist. Although Sara has not revealed when they started dating, they were together for a long time before finally calling it quits in 2013.
About 2 years after her breakup from Javier, Sara Bareilles started dating actor Joe Tippet in 2015. The duo crossed path when Sara was working on one of her projects, ”Waitress”. They are also known to have made their initial public appearance during the Tony Awards in 2017.
Is The Actress Gay?
The multi-talented singer has not come out as a gay woman but she is notable for supporting the LGBT clan. Sara is also open about the fact that she is a feminist and shares her displeasure for women being treated as sex objects. It is also worth knowing that she dedicated her song ”Brave” to a friend who finally revealed the truth about her sexuality as a gay woman. Aside from the aforementioned, she has not crossed over to picking female partners.