VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Talks Impact of 'Brave', New Memoir on MEREDITH
Sara Bareilles, composer of the new Broadway-bound musical Waitress, stopped by this week's Meredith Vieira Show to reveal what inspired her to write the song "Brave" and opens up about writing her new memoir, "Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song." Watch the appearance below!
Bareilles has written her first musical Waitress, based on the 2007 film of the same name. The show opened this summer at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA and will head to Broadway next spring. Bareilles first achieved mainstream critical praise in 2007 with her widely successful hit, "Love Song" which reached #1 in 22 countries around the world from her debut album LITTLE VOICE. Since then, the Eureka, CA native has gone on to sell over 1 million copies of her debut album, earn 3 Grammy nominations including Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Love Song."
Bareilles' critically acclaimed sophomore release KALEIDOSCOPE HEART was released inSeptember of 2010, debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200 chart and has gained critical praise everywhere including the New York Times,Wall Street Journal, People and Los Angeles Times. The album yielded the hit single "King of Anything," which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2011, Bareilles joined the judge's panel on the hit NBC show "The Sing-Off." Sara's third studio effort, THE BLESSED UNREST, released in July of 2013 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart. The album has since gone on to achieve critical praise and earned Sara two Grammy Award nominations for "Album of the Year" and "Best Pop Solo Performance" for her smash breakout single "Brave."