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Rufus Wainwright

A singer/songwriter whose lush, theatrical pop harked back to the traditions of Tin Pan Alley, cabaret, and even opera, Rufus Wainwright was born in 1973; the son of folk music luminaries Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, his parents divorced while he was a child, and he was raised by his mother in Montreal. Beginning his piano studies at age six, by 13 he was touring with his mother, aunt Anna, and his sister Martha in a group billed as the McGarrigle Sisters and Family; a year later, Wainwright was nominated for a Juno (the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy) as Most Promising Young Artist, while his "I'm A-Runnin'" was concurrently nominated for a Genie (the Canadian counterpart to an Oscar) for Best Song in a Film.

Coming out as a homosexual while still in his teens, Wainwright sought solace in opera throughout his adolescent years, also becoming an enormous fan of performers including Edith Piaf, Al Jolson, and Judy Garland. After attending the prestigious Millbrook School in upstate New York, he briefly studied music at Montreal's McGill University, eventually turning away from classical performance toward pop and rock. Becoming a fixture on the Montreal club circuit, Wainwright soon cut a series of demos with producer Pierre Marchand; Loudon Wainwright III then passed a copy of the tape to friend Van Dyke Parks, who in turn handed it on to DreamWorks exec Lenny Waronker. The label signed him soon after, resulting in the release of Rufus Wainwright during the spring of 1998. The album landed on several critics' "Best of 1998" lists, while Wainwright spent the next few years touring and appearing sporadically on soundtracks (Shrek) and compilations (The McGarrigle Hour). His sophomore album, Poses, brought similar acclaim in mid-2001.

After spending much of 2001 and 2002 touring on his own and with Tori Amos, Wainwright settled into Bearsville Studio in Woodstock, New York with producer Marius de Vries to record sort of a double album. The first project, Want One, was released in September 2003, with Want Two following a year later. In 2007, Wainwright released both Release the Stars and Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. In 2010 Wainwright delivered his sixth studio album, the stripped-down All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu, a 12-track, Shakespeare-influenced collection of new material that relied almost solely on the artist's voice and piano. The following year, Wainwright embarked on his seventh album with the intention of returning to the ornate pop of his early days. The resulting Out of the Game, which was produced by Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Duran Duran), arrived in May 2012. In 2014, Wainwright delivered the concert album Live from the Artist's Den and the compilation Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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Shrek is love
Shrek is life
love this song
It reminds me of the movie
I love this song
THE SONG IS VERY BEAUTIFUL THANKS GOD FOR BROTHERS THE MAKE A BEAUTIFUL MUSIC GOD BLESS EVERYONE BUT REMEMBER GOD IS FIRST ALL WAYS GOD IS NUMBER ONE FROM THE BEGINNING
BLESS THE LORD FIRST
THE SON
AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
LOVE THE ONE LOVE MY FATHER
This rendition of Hallelujah is amazing and so is Rufus, such a unique voice and style. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk is another of my favourites :D
he go to church or something
Sampson
Boy listening to this song you could get lost to somewhere in paradise.
This song never gets old. He does a decent job, but i remain dedicated to Jeff Buckley's version of this piece of music. Either way I enjoy hearing varried artists attempt their chops at this well written song. If you enjoy this song I recommend you look up the history behind the lyrics.....
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah!
marlinette89 3
Love the song
marlinette89 3
kamy.ingram
This song is about what you do on marriage nights
Hallelujah Tia Carmen
iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone black
Hallelujah Delilah
estefaniaram o s 6 0
Love
I sang this song once
I love this song.
breeannamatt h e y
I love this song is one of my favs! grew up listening to it
I stupid sometimes
Oh this song I thought it was the Christmas song
love shrek love this song
me2329
I don't like Shrek but I like this song.




julianfernan d e z r
Shrek is love shrek is life. It's not ogre, it's never ogre
I love his music, this song is excellent
cabrerar24
I like when it says hallelujah
Love this song
Eyeballs
486981743
Love this song
Dominoe-- the holy dark-- not duck, nor dove
J BonJovi does a kick-a** acoustic cover, Dont THINK he's gay tho, Dumb dumb dumb!
gay people rock!!! kd lang's version is much much better.....
This song is life
awind4
Landon who gives tow s**ts if he's gay and for being prejudice I award you the high rank of douchebagtit t y w h o r e Congrats! "-
awind4
Tonight at midnight your love will realize she loves you something good will happen to you at 1-4 p.m. Tomorrow it could be anywhere Get ready for the shock of your life if she don't put this in 10 minutes and you will get bad luck
Shrek is love Shrek is life
Say iPhone 5 times
Post this on 2 other songs
You will find a pink iPhone under your pillow
crazyshorty8 5 7
Shreks movies are great
dpatter28
Love it!
Landon Shaw, how does his being gay affect his singing ability? First of all, being gay is not a bad thing. But even if it was as bad as being a murderer, sexuality doesn't make a difference in how good he sounds.
Hallelujah is sad makes me cry every time I also listen to it when I'm mad
I love love love love love this guy!
Love this song
hallelujah makes me cry
This is so freaky how much this works so don't read this if u copy and paste this on 10 other songs u will have the best day of ur life but if u don't keep this chain going u will see a dead little girl in ur room tonight sorry.
dominoe02
It's DOVE Rufus. dove.
dominoe02
The holy DUCK??? He actually says this. Are you kidding me?
larryallred
Nice, but needs to be sung with feeling. Try KD Lang's cover. Beautiful!
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