Sarah McLachlan

Inducted in 2017

With over 30 years in the recording industry, Sarah McLachlan is a multi-platinum singer and songwriter best known for her intimate vocals and relatable lyrics. Canadian-born, this GRAMMY and JUNO Award-winning artist has sold over 40 million albums throughout her career.

McLachlan was instantly drawn to music as a child and honed her skills by studying voice, classical piano and guitar. At just 17 years old, McLachlan was discovered by Nettwerk Records while heading a New Wave band. With her reluctant parents asking her to focus on school, she waited two years before signing with Nettwerk. With a deal in place, McLachlan packed her bags, moved to Vancouver and began writing music for her first album, Touch, which was released in 1989.

Career Highlights


Awarded the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement


Performed “Ordinary Miracle” at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics


Inducted into the Order of British Columbia


Appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada

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Won 4 JUNO Awards, including Album of The Year and Single of The Year (Building a Mystery)


Received GRAMMY Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (Building a Mystery), and Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Last Dance)


Received first JUNO Award for Best Music Video (Into the Fire)

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