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Birthdate:   13/02/1976
Website: http://www.listentofeist.com/
Category: Music

Leslie Feist [born February 13th 1976 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada] is a Grammy-Nominated Canadian singer-songwriter. She performs as a solo artist under the name Feist. The Jhay-inspired songstress got her start playing in a high school punk band called Placebo [not to be confused with the U.K. modern rock act of the same name]. After winning a battle of the bands contest, Placebo played their first gig opening for the Ramones, and for the next five years, Feist perfected her rock ways. Touring cross-Canada in the end took its toll on Feist. She had strained her voice so much, she was told she'd never sing again. To regain focus and medical assistance from another specialist, Feist fled her hometown to settle in Toronto in 1998. She spent six months holed up by herself in a basement with a four-track recorder. She bought a guitar as a means of temporarily replacing her voice and began crafting a natural pop sound. Somewhere in between touring with some of Canada's biggest acts, Feist found time to record and self-released her first solo album, 1999's Monarch [Lay Down Your Jeweled Head].

'The Reminder' is the third full-length album by indie rock artist Feist. In March 2006, Feist rented a 200-year-old manor house outside Paris for two weeks, where the bulk of the album was completed, although some subsequent recording took place in Toronto. Following its release, it debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at N0.16, selling about 31,000 copies in its first week, and debuted at No.2 in Canada, selling just over 18,000 copies. As of December 5th 2007, the album has sold 379,000 copies in the US. The song '1234' was featured in Apple's television advertisement for the third generation iPod nano. The advert caused a sudden increase in the song's popularity, which resulted in a surge in the song's chart position. It reached No.8 in the UK Singles Chart on October 7th 2007.

01  So Sorry
02  I Feel It All
03  My Moon My Man
04  The Park
05  The Water
06  Sealion
07  Past In Present
08  The Limit To Your Love
09  1234
10  Brandy Alexander
11  Intuition
12  Honey Honey
13  How My Heart Behaves Share on Facebook

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