Aimee Mann is an American rock singer, song writer, and guitarist. She was born on September 8, 1960 and grew up in Bon Air, Virginia. After graduating from Open High School in Richmond, Virginia in 1978, Mann enrolled for a degree in Berklee College of Music. It was during that time that she joined the Boston punk band known as the The Young Snakes. The very next year, along with Michael Hausman, she co-founded the new wave band Til Tuesday.
In 1985, they released Voices Carry which was the band’s debut album. It went on to win the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist and then in 1986, the band released Welcome Home, their sophomore album. Then in 1988, their third and final album Everything’s Different Now was released. Mann had expressed her immense satisfaction and happiness over its release and said that she appreciated it even more than the debut album as it made a personal statement about her life. The band disbanded in 1990 when Mann ventured out to start her solo career.
In 1993, she released Whatever, her debut album as a solo artist. It wasn’t much of a commercial success but was acclaimed by critics. Her next album I’m with Stupid met with a similar fate.
In 1997, Mann got married to songwriter Michael Penn. In 1999, Mann went on to record the soundtrack for the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia and won both Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations for the song “Save Me”. In the same year, she founded her own label, SuperEgo Records.