January 28, 1968 (55)
Sarah McLachlan is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. She has released a number of albums and singles throughout her career, including her breakthrough album Surfacing, which won her two Grammy Awards. She is also well-known for her work with the Lilith Fair music festival and her involvement in numerous charitable causes. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1968, McLachlan began playing music at an early age. She studied classical piano and voice at the Nova Scotia Conservatory of Music, and her first album, Touch, was released in 1988. She achieved global success with her album Surfacing, which spawned several hit singles such as “Building a Mystery” and “Angel”. During the Lilith Fair music festival, she became an advocate for female musicians, and her song “Angel” was a major hit. She has since released several other albums, including Afterglow, Laws of Illusion, and Shine On. In addition to her musical career, McLachlan is also a philanthropist, having founded the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, an organization offering free music lessons to at-risk and underserved children.
She is also known for supporting the SPCA and appearing in their iconic commercial which featured her song “Angel”, which raised $30 million in two years. She parodied the commercial for a 2023 Super Bowl commercial you can watch here.