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

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