Jann Arden (born Jann Arden Anne Richards; March 27, 1962) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.She is famous for her signature ballads, "Could I Be Your Girl" and "Insensitive", which is her biggest hit to date.Her breakthrough came with her critically acclaimed 1993 debut album Time for Mercy and her first single "I Would Die For You". Another single from that same album, "Could I Be Your Girl", has also had significant, and consistent airplay on Canadian adult contemporary radio since its release, and featured a dance remix version which circulated on pop radio at the time. , 2000's Blood Red Cherry, and 2003's Love Is the Only Soldier.
This album was her first comprising cover songs exclusively, except for one original piece, "Counterfeit Heart". In September 2009, Arden released her tenth album, Free, and its first single, "A Million Miles Away," in June.
This was followed by her Uncover Me Tour across Canada during the spring of 2007. She then undertook a cross-country Canadian tour, which began in November 2009.
On the weekend of March 24, 2007, Arden was admitted to intensive care for heart related concerns, diagnosed as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a condition commonly associated with acute stress and exhaustion. She toured with proceeds going to the "Raise-a-Reader Concert Series".
In November 2010, Arden released her first ever live CD and DVD set, entitled Spotlight.
In 2005, she released her eighth album (her sixth album of new material); self-titled Jann Arden.
In 1998, respondents to Chart magazine's year-end reader's poll named Arden the Canadian celebrity most deserving of her own talk show.
As part of her public honesty about her family life, she has revealed that one of her brothers is serving a life sentence in prison, and that her song "Hangin' by a Thread" is dedicated to him.
Arden released her ninth album, Uncover Me, on February 6, 2007.
Her latest autobiography, Falling Backwards, was released on November 1, 2011, along with a second album of cover songs, Uncover Me 2.
Arden's thirteenth album, Everything Almost, was released April 29, 2014 through Universal Music Canada.
In October 2015, Arden released her fourteenth and first ever Christmas album called A Jann Arden Christmas.