Amanda Marshall

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in August 29, 1972, Amanda Marshall is a platinum-selling pop rock singer/songwriter best known for the hit “Birmingham” (1996). The daughter of a mixed marriage – her father is Canadian and her mother is from Trinidad – she studied music as a child, attending the Royal Conservatory of Music, located in Toronto. During a live appearance at a local bar, she was discovered by guitarist Jeff Healey, who took her on tour with him. Originally, Marshall signed to Metal Blade Records but she was not a good fit for the label o they parted ways. Signing to Epic Records in 1994, she began work on her debut album as well as contributing to Borrowed Tunes: A Tribute to Neil Young. Marshall released her self-titled debut album in 1995. The album was a massive success and featured seven Canadian hit singles including the Top 10 tracks “Birmingham”, “Let It Rain”, “Beautiful Goodbye”, “Dark Horse” and “Sitting on Top of the World”. Some of the singles charted Australia, Germany, and New Zealand but only one – “Birmingham” – hit the U.S. charts, climbing to Number 43. The self-titled album was certified Diamond (one million in sales) in Canada. Marshall’s second album, Tuesday’s Child, was released in 1999. The triple-platinum selling album contained five singles including the Top 10 tracks “Believe in You” and “Love Lift Me”. Her platinum-selling third album, Everybody’s Got A Story, was released in 2001 and featured the Number 6 title track. In 2003, she released the compilation album Intermission: The Singles Collection. While she has mentioned that she has been working on new songs in 2012, no album emerged from those sessions.

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