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Rufus Wainwright is an American Canadian baroque pop artist from Montreal who has been active in the world of music since 1993. Since then, he has gone on to reign supreme over the baroque pop and operatic pop music scene. He is a singer, a songwriter and a musician who plays the guitar and the piano. He has released a number of hit albums and singles through labels such as Dreamworks Records and Geffen Records. To date, his discography consists of seven studio albums of his original music as well as many movie soundtracks and contributions to compilation albums as well as a classical opera for a piece written by Robert Wilson. All this makes him an artist to enjoy live with Rufus Wainwright tickets.

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Born in New York to two folk singers, Rufus Wainwright went to live in Montreal a the age of three where he grew up. Due to his mother being Canadian and his father American, he gained dual Canadian and US citizenship. He came back to the US to study at the Millbrook School in New York City and then went on to study at the McGill University in Montreal, Canada. By the age of six, he had begun playing the piano and at the age of thirteen, he toured alongside his mother, sister and aunt as The McGarrigle Sisters and Family, a folk music group. At the age of fourteen, he wrote a song titled as I’m a-Runnin and went on to perform it for the famous movie, Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller. This ended up earning him a Genie Award nomination for the Best Original Song and a Juno Award nomination for the Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year.
Soon after, Rufus Wainwright grew fond of the opera and operatic music, particularly the works of Judy Garland, Edith Piaf and Al Jolson. He then began performing weekly shows at venues such as the Café Sarajevo and as part of the Montreal club ciruit. With Pierre Marchand as his producer, he recorded a number of demo tapes which were then passed on by his father to a DreamWorks executive. He was then signed onto DreamWorks Records. In 1996, he moved to New York City and began performing regularly at the Club Fez. In 1998, he released his first self-titled album which was then ranked as one of the Best Albums of the Year by Rolling Stone which also awarded the signed as the Best New Artist of the Year. He also won four American Music Award nominations, a GLAAD Media Award for the Outstanding Music Album and even a Juno Album for having the Best Alternative Album. It also ranked high on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.
In 1998, Rufus Wainwright toured alongside Sean Lennon and started his first headline tour, starring in a Gap commercial as well. In 2001, he released the album Poses which ranked first on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and won him several awards including a Juno Award and a GLAAD Media Award. For the next three years, he went on tour with the likes of Guster, Tori Amos, Ben Folds and Sting. In 2003, he released the albums Want One and then the album Want Two in 2004. In 2007, he released the album Release the Stars through Geffen Records and it ranked second in the UK Albums Chart as well as high on the Billboard 200 charts. In 2006, he performed a series of concerts on Judy Garland’s albums which were then released as a live DVD. In 2009, he released the album All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu.
Rufus Wainwright has won ten awards out of thirty four award nominations including Genie Awards, BRIT Awards, Grammy Awards, Juno Awards, GLAAD Media Awards and Shortlist Music Prize. With so many awards to his name, he is a must see live by booking Rufus Wainwright tickets.