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MICHELLE BRANCH

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch Landau

Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Actress USA

Known For: Studio albums – Broken Bracelet (2000) – Hotel Paper (2003)

Instruments: Vocals, guitar, keyboard, percussions, piano, accordion, cello, harmonica, mandolin

Music Styles: Alternative, pop rock, acoustic, country

Location: United States of America

Date Born: 2nd July 1983
Location Born: Sedona, Arizona, United States of America

CONTACT DETAILS
Web Site:  Official website

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Michelle Branch

An American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch (born July 2, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper. She won a Grammy with Santana for “The Game of Love”.

In 2005, she formed the country music duo The Wreckers with friend and fellow musician Jessica Harp, and produced the Grammy-nominated single “Leave the Pieces”. The Wreckers disbanded in 2007 to pursue their respective solo careers. Since then, she released extended plays in 2010 and 2011, and is reportedly working on another studio album.

Branch was born on July 2, 1983, in Sedona, Arizona, to David and Peggy Branch, six months after they were married. Her father is Irish, and her mother is of Dutch-Indonesian (“Indo”) and French descent. Her siblings include an older half-brother named David and a younger sister named Nicole.

Beginning to sing at the age of three, Branch enrolled in voice lessons at Northern Arizona University when she was eight, and received her first guitar for her fourteenth birthday. After teaching herself chords, she composed her first song “Fallen” within a week of receiving her guitar. She initially attended Sedona Red Rock High School, but finished the last two years of her high school education through home schooling so that she could focus on her music career. To support Branch’s interests, her parents helped her book local gigs in Sedona, Arizona, and later financed her independent album Broken Bracelet. Her set list at these gigs included covers of songs by Sheryl Crow, Lisa Loeb, Jewel, and Fleetwood Mac.

In December 1999, she posted two of her songs on the Rolling Stone website, which caught the attention of both pop rock band Hanson and former Rolling Stone writer and Los Angeles record producer Jeff Rabhan, eventually leading to two gigs opening for Hanson in 2000.

In June 2000, Branch self-produced Broken Bracelet, a compilation of songs she wrote when she was 14 and 15; the album was released on the independent record label Twin Dragon Records. Its title was inspired from a bracelet made by pop singer Jewel, given to Branch by musician Steve Poltz at a Lisa Loeb concert she attended. Poltz told Branch that “when it breaks, you’ll be famous.” The Broken Bracelet recordings were destroyed in the Nashville floods in May 2010.

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2001–04: The Spirit Room

In 2001, Branch signed a recording deal with Maverick Records, where she began working with John Shanks to produce her first album and major-label debut. The album, The Spirit Room, was released in August 2001, producing the hit single “Everywhere.” The single was a commercial success, winning the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Viewer’s Choice Award. “Everywhere” was later followed by singles “All You Wanted” and “Goodbye to You.” In August 2001, she appeared on Total Request Live after “Everywhere” reached No. 4 on their charts. Due to the mainstream success of those released singles, The Spirit Room was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA for selling over two million copies in the United States. Michelle also sang in Hanson’s 2004 album, Underneath in the song, “Deeper”. VH1 released Branch’s Pop-Up Video for her song “All You Wanted”.

Branch met Justincase before her debut on Maverick Records, becoming friends over the Internet before meeting in Las Vegas for a music convention in 2000. Justincase was signed to Maverick Records in late 2001 with the help of Branch. A self-titled debut album on October 29, 2002 which included several collaborations with Michelle Branch—including the lead single, “Don’t Cry for Us”—who promoted the album on MTV’s Total Request Live. In 2002, she teamed up with Santana, alongside songwriters Gregg Alexander and Rick Nowels to produce the song “The Game of Love,” which went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. She also earned a Grammy nomination in 2003 for Best New Artist, which was won by Norah Jones.

During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper, and was subsequently nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2003.

In 2005, she formed the country music duo The Wreckers with friend and fellow musician Jessica Harp, and produced the Grammy-nominated single “Leave the Pieces.”

In December 1999, she posted two of her songs on the Rolling Stone website, which caught the attention of both pop rock band Hanson and former Rolling Stone writer and Los Angeles record producer Jeff Rabhan, eventually leading to two gigs opening for Hanson in 2000.

In 2001, Branch signed a recording deal with Maverick Records, where she began working with John Shanks to produce her first album and major-label debut.

“Everywhere.” The single was a commercial success, winning the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Viewer’s Choice Award. “Everywhere” was later followed by singles “All You Wanted” and “Goodbye to You.”

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In 2002, she teamed up with Santana to produce the song “The Game of Love,” which went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

She also earned a Grammy nomination in 2003 for Best New Artist, but was edged out by Norah Jones.

The lead single “Are You Happy Now?” was a chart success, earning her a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, though she was ultimately edged out by Pink’s “Trouble.”

2005, Branch began collaborating with her backup singer and longtime friend Jessica Harp.

They were initially known as “The Cass County Homewreckers” as a joke by Branch’s husband,but they trimmed it down to The Wreckers.

During this period, they contributed to Santana’s album All That I Am, with the song “I’m Feeling You,” appearing on the American teen television drama One Tree Hill, and joined country music stars Rascal Flatts on a U.S. tour.

In 2010, Branch and R&B/hip-hop producer Timbaland collaborated on a pop/R&B song entitled “Getaway” and released a video.

Personal life

Branch married her bass player Teddy Landau in Mexico on May 23, 2004, and gave birth to a girl named Owen Isabelle on August 3, 2005. Branch separated from Landau in 2014.

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