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Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet" and praised by the New York Times for his "genuine originality," Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.
The son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and brother of Martha Wainwright, Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film. Rufus has released seven studio albums and two live albums to date, including his accalimed GRAMMY nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall!, which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007. Rufus has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwright and Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). In 2012, Rufus Wainwright release Out of the Game with producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Duran Duran), which returns to the ornate pop of his early days. Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright, the new collection's single-disc and digital edition features 18 standout songs that define one of modern music's most innovative talents, as well as a brand new recording, Me and Liza.