- Turned down her first record deal to continue her music studies, but later accepted the offer, leading to her 1988 debut, Touch, which went gold in Canada.
- Traveled to Cambodia and Thailand in 1992 to work on a documentary about poverty and child prostitution.
- The lyrics for her song "Possession" were inspired by experiences with a stalker.
- The video for the 2004 song "World on Fire" (nominated for the Best Short Form Music Video Grammy) cost $15 to make, and the rest of the $150,000 budget went to 11 charitable organizations.
- Her Lilith Fair concerts raised more than $7 million for charities and women's shelters.
- Was appointed to the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honor, in 2000.
- Cofounded the Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach program, which provides free music lessons to inner-city children.
- 1997, Grammy — Best Pop Instrumental Performance: Winner
- 1997, Grammy — Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
- 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Song: Nominee
- 1999, Grammy — Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
- Jack McLachlan — Father
- Ashwin Sood — Husband (separated)
- Ian McLachlan — Brother
- Dorice McLachlan — Mother
- Taja Summer Sood — Daughter
- Stewart McLachlan — Brother
- India Ann Sushil Sood — Daughter
- Attended Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Birth Name: Sarah Ann McLachlan
- Birth Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Profession: Singer-songwriter, Musician
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