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BIRTHDAY: July 22, 1973
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
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For me, being gay means being one who usually gets the rotten side of the stick but who can handle it a little better." - Rufus Wainwright

 
TIMELINE

Rufus Wainwrightbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rufus Wainwright was born July 22, 1973 to parents Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle of the McGarrigle Sisters and raised in Canada. The singer-songwriter began his musical journey by taking piano lessons when he was 6. Rufus was honest about his homosexuality since his teens, and was began to get musical recognition by 1990 when he was nominated for a Juno Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year.

1998...

May
Rufus Wainwright LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rufus released his debut LP Rufus Wainwright.

button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus was named Best New Artist by Rolling Stone and was named the Best Debut Artist by GLAMA.

1999...

button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus won a Juno Award for Best Alternative Album (Rufus Wainwright).

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the soundtrack for Big Daddy with "Instant Pleasure."

2001...

April
Rufus Wainwright - Circuit Musical Journal 9 DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) The DVD Circuit Musical Journal 9 was released.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the soundtrack for Shrek with "Hallelujah" and the soundtrack for Moulin Rouge with "Complainte De La Butte."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the soundtrack for Zoolander with "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother."

2002...

January
Rufus Wainwright - Posesbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the soundtrack for I Am Sam with his cover of "Across The Universe."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus released Poses.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus won a Juno Award for Best Alternative Album (Poses).

Rufus Wainwright - Want Onebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rufus won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Album (Poses).

2003...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the compilation
Stormy Weather: The Music Of Harold Arlen with "It's Only A Paper Moon."

September
Rufus Wainwright - Want Twobutton.gif (123 bytes) Rufus released Want One.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the holiday compilation Maybe This Christmas, Too with "Spotlight On Christmas."

2004...

May
Rufus Wainwright - Release The Starsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the soundtrack for The L-World with "Hallelujah."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The EP Waiting For A Want was released.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus released the CD/DVD Want Two.
Meet The Robinsons soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the soundtrack for Bridget Jones - The Edge Of Reason with Dido on "I Eat Dinner."

2004...

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the soundtrack for Brokeback Mountain with "King Of The Road" and "The Maker Makes."

2006..

August
Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hallbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys compilation with "Lowlands Away."

2007..

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the soundtrack for
Meet The Robinsons with the tracks "Another Believer" and "The Motion Waltz (Emotional Commotion)."

May
War Child Presents Heroes compilationbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rufus released his next LP Release The Stars.

December
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Rufus released the 2-CD set Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall and the DVD Rufus! Does Judy! Live At The London Palladium.

2008...

September
Rufus Wainwright - 'Milwaukee At Last!!!'button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the tribute LP Born To Breed: A Tribute To Judy Collins on the track "Albatross."

2009...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall).
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the charity compilation LP
War Child Presents Heroes on the track "Wonderful & Song For Children." Proceeds of the LP assist war-affected children around the world.

September
Rufus Wainwright - 'All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu'button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus released Milwaukee At Last!!!. The CD/DVD set was from a 2007 performance.

2010...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus released
All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu.

2012...

May
Rufus Wainwright - 'Out Of The Game'button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus released Out Of The Game.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus married his longtime partner.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus could be heard on the holiday compilation
Holidays Rule on the track "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

2014...

March
Rufus Wainwright - 'Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright'button.gif (123 bytes) Rufus released Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright.

2016...

button.gif (123 bytes) April 22: Rufus released Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets.





LPs
Rufus Wainwright LP Rufus Wainwright
Released: May, 1998
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Foolish Love" - "Danny Boy" - "April Fools" - "In My Arms" - "Millbrook" - "Baby" - "Beauty Mark" - "Barcelona" - "Matinee Idol" - "Damned Ladies" - "Sally Ann" - "Imaginary Love"
Rufus Wainwright - Poses Poses (re-release)
Released: February 2002
Billboard peak: # 117
Entertainment Weekly: A
Tracks: "Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk" - "Greek Song" - "Poses" - "Shadows" - "California" - "The Tower Of Learning" - "Grey Gardens" - "Rebel Prince" - "The Consort" - "One Man Guy" - "Evil Angel" - "In A Graveyard" - "Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk" (Reprise) - "Across The Universe"
Rufus Wainwright - Want One Want One
Released: September, 2003
Billboard peak: # 60
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: A-
Tracks: "Oh What A World" - "I Don't Know What It Is" - "Vicious World" - "Movies Of Myself" - "Pretty Things" - "Go Or Go Ahead" - "Vibrate" - "14th Street" - "Natasha" - "Harvester Of Hearts" - "Beautiful Child" - "Want" - "11:11" - "Dinner At Eight"
Rufus Wainwright - Waiting For A Want EP Waiting For A Want EP
Released: June, 2004
Billboard peak: # 103
Tracks: "The Art Teacher" - "Gay Messiah" - "This Love Affair" - "Waiting For A Dream"
Rufus Wainwright - Want Two Want Two
Released: November, 2004
Billboard peak: # 103
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Agnus Dei" - "The One You Love" - "Peach Trees" - "Little Sister" - "The Art Teacher" - "Hometown Waltz" - "This Love Affair" - "Gay Messiah" - "Memphis Skyline" - "Waiting For A Dream" - "Crumb By Crumb" - "Old Whore's Diet"
Rufus Wainwright - Release The Stars Release The Stars
Released: May, 2007
Billboard peak: # 23
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Do I Disappoint You" - "Going To A Town" - "Tiergarten" - "Nobody's Off The Hook" - "Between My Legs" - "Rules And Regulations" - "Not Ready To Love" - "Slideshow" - "Tulsa" - "Leaving For Paris" - "Sanssouci" - "Release The Stars"
Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall
Released: December, 2007
Billboard peak: # 171
Entertainment Weekly: B-
Live Tracks: "Overture: The Trolley Song / Over The Rainbow / The Man That Got Away" - "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)" - "Medley: Almost Like Being In Love / This Can't Be Love" - "Do It Again" - "You Got To My Head" - "Alone Together" - "Who Cares? (So Long As You Care For Me)" - "Puttin' On The Ritz" - "How Long Has This Been Going On" - "Just You, Just Me" - "The Man That Got Away" - "San Francisco" - "That's Entertainment" - "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" - "Come Rain Or Come Shine" - "You're Nearer" - "A Foggy Day" - "If Love Were All" - "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart" - "Stormy Weather" - "Medley" You Made Me Love You / For Me And My Gal / The Trolley Song" - "Rock A Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Medody" - "Over The Rainbow" - "Swanee" - "After You're Gone" - "Chicago"
Rufus Wainwright - 'Milwaukee At Last!!!' Milwaukee At Last!!!
Released: September, 2009
Live Tracks: "Release The Stars" - "Going To A Town" - "Sanssouci" - "Rules And Regulations" - "Leaving For Paris No. 2" - "If Love Were All" - "Nobody's Off The Hook" - "Not Ready To Love" - "Slideshow" - "Machusia" - "Gay Messiah"
Rufus Wainwright - 'All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu' All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu.
Released: April, 2010
Tracks: "Who Are You New York?" - "Sad With What I Have" - "Martha" - "Give Me What I Want And Give It To Me Now!" - "True Loves" - "Sonnet 43" - "Sonnet 20" - "Sonnet 10" - "The Dream" - "What Would I Ever Do With A Rose?" - "Les feux d'artifice t'appellent" - "Zebulon"
Rufus Wainwright - 'Out Of The Game'
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Out Of The Game
Released: May, 2012
Tracks: "Out Of The Game" - "Jericho" - "Rashida" - "Barbara" - "Welcome To The Ball" - "Montauk" - "Bitter Tears" - "Respectable Dive" - "Perfect Man" - "Sometimes You Need" - "Song Of You" - "Candles"
Rufus Wainwright - 'Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright' Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright
Released: March 4, 2014
Tracks: "Going To A Town" - "Out Of The Game" - "Me And Liza" - "Hallelujah" - "Oh What A World" - "April Fools" - "Poses" - "Cigarettes And Chocalate Milk" - "Vibrate" - "The One You Love" - "I Don't Know What It Is" - "The Art Teacher" - "Go Or Go Ahead" - "Dinner At Eight" - "Foolish Love" - "Sometimes You Need" - "Grey Gardens" - "Tiergarten"
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