|Birthdate:||December 7, 1979|
|Birthplace:||Eureka, California, United States|
Sara Beth Bareilles (/bəˈrɛlᵻs/; born December 7, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter. She achieved mainstream success in 2007 with the hit single "Love Song", which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Bareilles has sold over one million albums and over nine million singles/downloads in the United States alone and has earned five Grammy Award nominations, including one Album of the Year nomination for her album The Blessed Unrest. In the third season of NBC's The Sing-Off, Bareilles was a celebrity judge alongside Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman. In February 2012 VH1 placed Bareilles in the 80th spot of the Top 100 Greatest Women in Music. Her memoir, published in 2015, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song is a The New York Times best seller. She wrote music and lyrics for the Broadway musical Waitress, and earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Original Score in 2016.