Discovering a love of singing in childhood at her church choir, Sara Bareilles appeared in various local stage productions before going on to study at the University of California in Los Angeles and joining the vocal group Awaken A Cappella - singing with them on their Dysfunktional Family album. Bareilles also performed as a solo singer and pianist in bars, sang Undertow in the movie Girl Play and went on to release her debut album Careful Confessions in 2004. Playing support on various tours with the likes of James Blunt, Paolo Nutini and Counting Crows, she finally hit it big in 2007 with the single Love Song, which stirred up huge interest on iTunes before topping the US charts. Her album Little Voice also topped the download chart and she achieved further success with the tracks Gravity and Bottle It Up. Bareilles' literate songwriting is highly respected and in 2009 she was selected by Michelle Obama to perform at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh. She was back in 2010 with a new single King Of Anything ahead of another album Kaleidoscope Heart.