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

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