Sophie B. Hawkins
Sophie B. Hawkins emerged in 1992 with a fierce bidding war for her debut album, Tongues & Tails. The Columbia Records release quickly went gold, earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, and fired a single, "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover", into the Top Five. Another gold album, Whaler, followed two years later along with the single, "As I Lay Me Down" that would chart in Billboard for a record-breaking sixty-seven weeks. By the time she got to Timbre in 1999, she had won universal respect for her rare blend of gutsy honesty. Hawkins subsequently worked out an agreement that allowed her to leave her label while retaining ownership of the masters to Timbre. She re-released Timbre on her Trumpet Swan imprint and hit the road--on her own, with her band in a station wagon. The last year has been a busy one for Sophie, personally and professionally. In November 2008, she became the proud mother of a son Dashiell. At the present time she is hard at work writing a Broadway musical for Kristin Chenoweth and working on her new album.