Imogen Heap

Born Dec 9, 1977

Imogen Jennifer Heap is an English singer, composer and songwriter. She is known for her work as part of the musical duo Frou Frou and her solo albums, which she writes, produces, and mixes. She has produced three solo albums, the latest of which is the 2009 Ellipse, a North American chart success that earned Heap two Grammy nominations, winning Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Imogen Heap.


1977 Birth Born on December 9, 1977.


1996 18 Years Old 1 More Event
During 1996, Heap began working with an experimental pop band called Acacia, which featured her future collaborator Guy Sigsworth and was fronted by the singer Alexander Nilere. … Read More


1998 20 Years Old The album was released in 1998 internationally via Almo Sounds, to favourable reviews comparing Heap's angst-filled songs to work by PJ Harvey, Kate Bush, Chrissie Hynde, Siouxsie Sioux, and Annie Lennox. … Read More
1999 21 Years Old The album featured new packaging, all-new artwork, and a previously unavailable hidden track, entitled "Kidding", recorded live during her 1999 tour. … Read More
2000 22 Years Old In 2000, Heap sang on the album You Had It Coming by Jeff Beck. … Read More
2003 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Heap and Sigsworth remain firm friends, and have worked together since the project, including their temporary re-formation in late 2003, when they covered the Bonnie Tyler classic, "Holding Out for a Hero", which was featured during the credits of the movie Shrek 2 after Jennifer Saunders' version in the film. Frou Frou saw a resurgence in popularity in 2004, when their album track "Let Go" was featured in the film Garden State, the soundtrack of which won a Grammy award. … Read More
2004 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Heap set herself a deadline of one year to make the album, booking a session to master the album one year ahead in December 2004. … Read More
2005 27 Years Old In August 2005, Heap announced that she had licensed Speak for Yourself to RCA Victor (Sony BMG), for the album release in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. … Read More
In August 2006, Heap performed a set at the V Festival, where it was announced that "Headlock" was to be the third single to be lifted from the album, and released on 16 October 2006 in the UK. … Read More


2008 30 Years Old These included Heap being asked to perform at the annual event PopTech in October 2008. … Read More
2009 31 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Her 2009 album, Ellipse, was a North American chart success that earned Heap two Grammy nominations, winning Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical in recognition of her technical and engineering work on the record. … Read More
2010 32 Years Old On 15 January 2010, Heap accepted the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for her engineering work on Ellipse.
2011 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On 14 March 2011, Heap started work on her forthcoming album, Sparks (then unnamed), as fans sent in nearly 900 "sound seeds", or samples of everyday sounds such as a "dishwasher door", a "bicycle" or a "burning match". … Read More
2012 34 Years Old On 9 September 2012, Heap wrote and released a track, "Someone's Calling", recorded especially for use as a ringtone. … Read More
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