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

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