Rufus Wainwright, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Rufus Wainwright

American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer

Date of Birth: 22-Jul-1973

Place of Birth: Rhinebeck, New York, United States

Profession: composer, singer, pianist, singer-songwriter, musician

Nationality: Canada, United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Rufus Wainwright

  • Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer.
  • He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks.
  • He has also written a classical opera and set Shakespeare sonnets to music for a theater piece by Robert Wilson. Wainwright's self-titled debut album was released through DreamWorks Records in May 1998.
  • His second album, Poses, was released in June 2001.
  • Wainwright's third and fourth studio albums, Want One (2003) and Want Two (2004), were repackaged as the double album Want in 2005.
  • In 2007, Wainwright released his fifth studio album Release the Stars and his first live album Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall.
  • His second live album Milwaukee at Last!!! was released in 2009, followed by the studio albums All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu (2010) and Out of the Game (2012).
  • The double album Prima Donna (2015), was a recording of his opera of the same name.
  • His ninth studio album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets (2016), featured nine adaptions of Shakespeare's sonnets. Wainwright is the son of musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, and the older brother of singer Martha Wainwright.

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