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Vocalist Esthero was born Jen-Bea Englishman on December 23, 1978, in Ontario, Canada. She moved to Toronto in 1996, and quickly became a fixture at the city's open mikes. There she met Doc (real name: Martin McKinney), an engineer and producer, and the two began working on a demo featuring his programming and her vocals. Sony eventually took interest, and suddenly Esthero went from a fledgling idea to a duo with Esthero's name as their own and a record, Breath from Another, issued in spring 1998 on the label's Work imprint. Breath's mix of beats, lush vocals, and fractured bits of programmed samples caught on perfectly with the trip-hop trend of the time, and Esthero had success with singles like Heaven Sent and the hip-hop-flavored title track. However, it would take nearly seven years for a follow-up to appear. In the interim Esthero parted ways with Doc and struck out on her own, contributing vocals to projects like Black Eyed Peas' "Weekends" (2000). Signing with Reprise, she began work on new material, and returned officially in summer 2004 with the club single O.G. Bitch. Esthero followed the single in November of that year with We R in Need of a Musical Revolution, an EP that found her collaborating with Sean Lennon, Cee-Lo, and producer James Robertson (Skye Sweetnam) on a 21st century version of Breath's assemblage sound. The EP set up a full-length entitled Wikked Lil' Girls, which was slated for release in early 2005. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Superheroes
  3.   I Drive Alone
  4.   Lounge
  5.   Fastlane featuring Jeleestone
  6.   Beautiful Lie
  7.   Bad Boy Clyde
  8.   Gone
  9.   Indigo Boy
  10.   Country Livin' (The World I Know)
  11.   Melancholy Melody
  12.   Black Mermaid
  13.   Breath From Another
  14.   Everything is Expensive (The Kids Are Not Alright)
  15.   Francis
  16.   How Do I Get You Alone?
  17.   Go
  18.   Supernatural
  19.   You Don't Get a Song
  20.   Gracefully
  21.   Crash
  22.   Never Gonna Let You Go
  23.   Fastlane
  24.   My Torture
  25.   Junglebook
  26.   If Tha Mood
  27.   Thank Heaven 4 You
  28.   Blanket Me in You (Never Is So Soon)
  29.   Wikked Lil' Grrrls
  30.   I Love You
  31.   Amber & Tiger's Eye
  32.   This Lull-A-Bye
  33.   O.G. Bitch
  34.   Everyday Is a Holiday (With You)
  35.   Swallow Me
  36.   Half a World Away
  37.   Flipher Overture
  38.   Heaven Sent
  39.   We R in Need of a Musical Revolution
  40.   Dragonfly's Outro
  41.   Brave Bear Woman
  42.   My Honeybrown
  43.   That Girl
  44.   Anywayz
  45.   Dragonfly's Intro

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