JANIS IAN AWARDS, NOMINATIONS, & OTHER INFORMATION

 

JANIS IAN (1966)

Grammy nomination "Best Folk Performance 1966 Janis Ian"; Society's Child #1 single in US.

SECRET LIFE OF J. EDDY FINK (1968)

5 songs from this album used in Paul Leaf/Dustin Hoffman film Sunday Father.

STARS (1974)

Jesse top 10 single for Roberta Flack; currently featured as sample on Puff Daddy's latest recording.

BETWEEN THE LINES (1975)

5 Grammy nominations (most to that date for any female artist - record broken by Whitney Houston years later): "Album of the Year Between the Lines", "Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female At Seventeen", "Song of the Year At Seventeen", "Record of the Year At Seventee"n. Ancillary nomination for "Best Engineered Recording, non-classical Between the Lines". Platinum album in the US, Australia, UK. Gold record Holland, Belgium, South Africa, Israel. At Seventeen # 1 single in US; top twenty single UK, Australia, Holland, Israel.

AFTERTONES (1976)

Love Is Blind #1 single on Japanese pop charts for six months, a record still unbroken; album highest selling album in Japan history, record unbroken until Madonna); top twenty album US; platinum album in Japan; gold album US, UK, Holland.

MIRACLE ROW (1977)

Will You Dance? # 1 single in Japan for three months; album platinum in Japan.

JANIS IAN II (1978)

Silly Habits Grammy nominee "Best Jazz duet" with Mel Torme.

NIGHT RAINS (1979)

Single Fly Too High # 1 UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Holland, Belgium, South Africa, Israel, Australia; album platinum in each of those territories; single platinum in UK, Holland, Australia; single top 20 in US. Single The Other Side of the Sun top ten UK, Ireland, Holland, Belgium,

Scandinavia, Israel, Australia. Album also contained duets with Chick Corea and with Ron Carter, soundtrack songs from The Bell Jar (starring Julie Harris), and lead soundtrack song from Jodie Foster/Adrian Lyme movie Foxes.

RESTLESS EYES (1981)

Contains four songs from ABC Movie-of-the-Week Freedom (6 songs used in total), Emmy nomination for Mare Winningham, who sang them in the film.

BREAKING SILENCE (1992)

Grammy nomination "Best Contemporary Folk Album Breaking Silence". All Roads To the River top 30 Gavin chart with John Mellencamp producing; also used in Mellencamp's movie Falling From Grace. Also recorded by Mellencamp under the title To the River. Song Tattoo chosen by government of Holland to represent their country in festivities celebrating 50th anniversary of end to World War II. Some People's Lives platinum album title for Bette Midler; What About the Love platinum album for Amy Grant.

REVENGE (1995)

Ruby used in film Street Girls; When Angels Cry featured on General Hospital for 6 episodes, culminating in appearance by Janis singing same.

 

HUNGER (1997)

Single Honor Them All top 10 Gavin chart; single Getting Over You top 5 Gavin chart, top 30 R&R chart. Honor Them All also title track for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) album release. Searching For America produced by Ani Difranco. Portion of album goes to benefit Futures for Children, an organization working with Native American-Indian children to enable them to attend grade school and obtain a higher education.

OTHER ANCILLARY NOMINATIONS:

Grammy nomination 1981: "Best Children's Recording Sesame Street: In House" for Ginny the Flying Girl.

Grammy nomination 1978: "Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group Silly Habits" from the album Mel Torme & Friends.

 

HONORS ETCETERA:

Honored by Women's Center of Los Angeles for extraordinary contributions.

Honored by Queen Beatrice of Holland for extraordinary artistic contributions.

Honored by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for extraordinary contributions.

Honored by Elton John Foundation (performance at Royal Albert Hall with Elton)

Honored by LSU, California for extraordinary contributions.

Honored by NGLTF for AIDs work (headlined first AIDs benefit in NY, first AIDs benefit in Nashville, first pediatric AIDs benefit nationwide).

Honored by TN. University for a lifetime of commitment to education and the arts.

Monthly columnist for Performing Songwriter magazine.

Former monthly columnist for The Advocate (five years).

ASCAP awards for Jesse, At Seventeen.

BMI award for Society's Child.

Regular lecturer (Master Classes in Artistry, in Songwriting, and in Performing) Berklee College, Boston. Guest lecturer for Belmont University, Learning Annex Los Angeles, Learning Annex San Francisco, UCLA Los Angeles, various songwriter's organizations.

OTHER TRAINING:

Acting technique, script interpretation, scene work with Stella Adler (Stella Adler Conservatory).

Acting technique, scene work with William Chow (Chao Shao Lin - Peking Opera Company).

Acting technique, script interpretation, scene work with Nina Foch.

Directing technique with Jose Quintero.

Ballet with Dora Krannig (Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Company).

MAJOR VENUES PLAYED in the LAST FIVE YEARS:

Carnegie Hall, Philharmonic Hall, New York; Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London; Staadschouwburg, Amsterdam; Budokan, Tokyo; National Concert Hall, Dublin; Janis Ian & Mark Knopfler were the featured guests at the Ryman Theater Chet Atkins Salute, Nashville; Ravinia IL; Polaris Ampitheater, Fraze Pavilion OH; Falcon Ridge Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Lyons Festival, Edmonton Festival, Winnipeg Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Clearwater Folk Festival, Appel Farms Festival, Fat Fry Festival; Kravis Center, Van Wenzel Performing Arts Center, Wilson Art Center FLA.