Janis Ian Tickets for Sale

At the age of 15, when Janis Jan released her first single, "Society's Child", it not only won praise but also irked controversy and she was also nominated for Grammy Awards.

A well-known songwriter and singer and is also a musician who can play a multi-instrument. She was brought up in New Jersey. She went on to attend the New York City High School of Music & Art. When she was only thirteen years old, she changed her name from Janis Eddy Fink to Janis Ian legally. From the year 1960 till 1970, she had a flourishing career in the field of singing as well as recording. She released her first single when she was only 15 years old. For her first single, she wrote it all by herself and also sang her first hit single, the song "Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)". The single was a huge success but it also irked controversy, as it told the story of a romance between two different racial groups, that was forbidden by the narrator's mother and was looked down by the teachers and peers. The single was produced by one of the specialist of melodrama George "Shadow" Morton and was released three times between 1965 and 1967. When it was released for the third time "Society's Child" became a national hit. Because some of the content of the songs was too vulgar, it was banned from playing in many radio stations. Nevertheless "Society's Child" reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also #1 or top 10 in several key cities across America.

She then went on to release her single again and also her 1967 self-titled debut album on Verve/Forecast. The album was a hit which reaching #12. In the year 2001, "Society's Child" was admitted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, because the recordings were considered to be timeless as well as important to music history.
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In 1975, she released her next single "At Seventeen", which turned out to be the most successful. The single is bittersweet commentary on the cruelty upon the adolescent cruelty as well as the anxiety of the teenager. "At Seventeen" was critically acclaim from the record buyers. It appeared at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It also won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in the year 1975. She then released her next album, "Between the Lines" and the album went on to become a hit. It featured at #1 in the charts and sold almost one million copies, that earned a platinum certificate. She tours extensively to promote her albums and as a result has gained a devoted fan base in many parts of the world.

She also contributed "Fly Too High" to the soundtrack of the Jodie Foster film Foxes which became a hit single in many countries and also earned her a Grammy nomination. She has a huge fan base in Japan. Her two singles topped on the Japanese Oricon charts, "Love Is Blind" in the year 1976, and "You Are Love" in the year 1980 even her album Aftertones was also the #1 best-seller in Japan. Throughout the 80s, none of her album was a hit. It was in the year 1993, when she released the album Breaking Silence, that was again a hit. After that, she released five more albums also including one live album, 2003's Working Without A Net. In the year 2006, she released, Folk Is The New Black, that was released jointly by the Rude Girl and Cooking Vinyl labels. She also still tours and has a devoted fan base.

Apart from being a famous as well as award winning singer and songwriter, she also writes science fiction. She is also the co-editor of Stars along with Mike Resnick.

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