Jann Arden

Inducted in 2021

Jann Arden is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, broadcaster and author. Born and raised in Alberta, Arden catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with the release of her debut album Time For Mercy featuring the hit single, “I Would Die For You.” Her follow-up album Living Under June featured her smash hit, “Insensitive,” which solidified her position in the music scene across Canada and beyond. To date, Arden has released 14 albums and achieved 19 top ten singles. Her most recent album, These Are The Days, was released in 2018 and she completed a highly successful 27 date Canadian tour that same year.

Career Highlights


JANN, starring a fictionalized version of Arden, premieres on CTV


Arden is appointed to the Order of Canada.


Arden receives the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal at a ceremony in Toronto


Arden publishes her first memoir, If I Knew, Don’t You Think I’d Tell You?

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Arden hosts The 1997 JUNO Awards. She would later return to co-host with Jon Montgomery in 2016.


Arden performs on Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Rosie O’Donnell Show


Arden wins her first JUNO Awards: Best New Solo Artist and Best Video


Living Under June is released, featuring the hit singles “Insensitive”, “Could I Be Your Girl”, and “Good Mother”

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Anne Murray, Jann Arden and Sarah Brightman (not pictured) perform at The 2008 JUNO Awards in Calgary, Alberta. Photo: CARAS/iPhoto.ca


Arden’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Time for Mercy, is released



In 2017, Arden published her fourth book, Feeding My Mother: Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss. The hardcover book spent 21 consecutive weeks on the Globe & Mail Bestsellers lists.

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In 1997, Arden made her first of many TV guest appearances on Ellen. Subsequent TV appearances include Corner Gas, Rick Mercer Report, Working Moms, and more. She has also as guest-hosted The Social.