Bareilles, a three-time Grammy Award nominee, released her platinum-selling major label debut "Little Voice" in 2007. The album's first single, "Love Song," was a hit in 22 countries, including the Billboard Hot 100. It garnered a Grammy nomination for the prestigious Song of the Year before going multi-platinum.
Bareilles' album, "Kaleidoscope Heart," debuted in the United States at No. 1 and 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. The video for Bareilles' new single, "Gonna Get Over You," which features hitmaker Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, will be directed by actor/writer/producer/director Jonah Hill, marking his video directorial debut.
Bareilles is currently opening for Sugarland on their summer 2011 "Incredible Machine Tour," along with some exclusive headlining shows around the country. Bareilles isn't a stranger to the NBC family, as she performed on the season finale of "The Sing-Off" last December and appeared in NBC's "30 Rock." Earlier this year, Sara visited Japan where she traveled to Ofunato in the northern part of the country to volunteer with Allhands.org in one of the areas affected by this year's tsunami.
While attending UCLA, Bareilles was part of the a cappella group Awaken, who were her special guests on stage at her hometown Orpheum show in Los Angeles last summer. She also won UCLA's annual Spring Sing two years running in both 2002 and 2003.