Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Jann Arden catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993, with the release of her debut album Time For Mercy, which featured the hit single, "I Would Die For You". This was followed by Living Under June, which contained her break out hit "Insensitive".
With a career that spans 12 albums and 19 top ten singles, Arden's contributions to the Canadian music industry has been recognized with 8 Juno Awards, 10 SOCAN Awards, 4 Western Canadian Music Awards, a Much Music Video Award, 3 Prairie Music Awards and an Alberta Recording Industry Association Award. She has been inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, has been given the Vantage Women of Originality Award, awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, was inducted into the Western Canadian Music Alliance Hall of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame.
From the world of music to the realm of writing, Arden is also an author of note, with three books to her name: If I Knew, Don’t You Think I’d tell You; I’ll Tell You One Damn Thing, That’s All I Know; and her best selling self-penned memoir, Falling Backwards.
In 2010, Jann Arden took on broadcast duties as the host of Being Jann an hour- long talk show on CBC Radio. In 2011, she sat in the judge’s chair for Global TV's Canada Sings. She also provided narration for the program ER Vets, and has produced two documentaries: Free and Jann Takes Manhattan. She's also popped up on such programs as Ellen, Corner Gas and CBC's Rick Mercer Report. She also took part in The Vagina Monologues during its Canadian tour, in 2000.
Arden has participated in a number of charity events, including appearances in Africa for World Vision, and performances at Live 8 and the MAC Cosmetics Fashion Cares AIDS benefits.
Arden wrote a monthly advice column for Elle Canada – a feature that ran for a year.