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Rufus Wainwright is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and composer, whose music has been influenced by cabaret, opera, and Tin Pan Alley.

∙ The son of folk musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, he began studying piano at age six.

∙ When he was 15, Wainwright received a Best Young Artist Juno Award nomination for his song “I’m Running,” which was featured in the 1988 film Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller.

∙ His self-titled debut LP, produced by Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann), won a Juno for Best Alternative Album and inspired Rolling Stone to name him the Best New Artist of 1998.

∙ In 2005, he sang guest vocals on “Go Ask Shakespeare” from Burt Bacharach’s Grammy Award-winning album At This Time.

∙ Release the Stars, from 2007, was his most commercially successful album, peaking at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 chart and reaching No. 2 in the UK.

∙ Canada’s CBC radio network ranked Wainwright No. 9 on their list of the 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever.

∙ After an eight-year break, he released 2020’s Unfollow the Rules and performed an Austin City Limits televised concert filmed without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Known for his emotive and theatrical music
  • Comes from a musical family (son of Loudon Wainwright III)
  • Openly gay artist and LGBTQ+ advocate
  • Known for his distinctive voice and piano skills
  • Composer for operas and film soundtracks
  • Diverse musical influences, from pop to opera

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