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Madeleine Peyroux is a jazz vocalist and songwriter who has been hailed as the great jazz singer Billie Holiday who rose to fame in the 1930s. Peyroux was born in Athens, Georgia, but she was raised in New York City and Paris, France. Growing up in a musical home, Peyroux was encouraged to pursue a musical passion from a young age. At the age of fifteen the musician began signing jazz in the Latin Quarter of Paris, joining a group called the Riverboat Shufflers and later joining The Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band. In 1996 she released her debut album Dreamland, which featured several covers including a rendition of Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose." The album also incorporated a modern retelling of blues from the 1920s and 1930s, with Peyroux covering two songs made popular by blues great Bessie Smith. With her uniquely expressive voice and musicality, many critics compared her styling to that of Billie Holiday. Her next album, Careless Love, came in 2004 and was largely responsible for earning the musician international acclaim. The album contains her cover of Leonard Cohen's "Dance Me to the End of Love," which has become a signature song as well as a several renditions of Bob Dylan tracks. In 2006 Madeleine Peyroux performed a live set at the Abbey Road Studios, which was released as a live album under the title of Live from Abbey Road. With the 2009 release of Bare Bones, Peyroux set herself aside from Holiday and proved herself capable of writing music as well as performing it. She followed the release with her first live concert album Somethin' Grand, which was performed in Los Angeles. Since then, the musician has been releasing music that showcases classic standards and covers alongside her original material. In 2007 Madeleine Peyroux was named the Best International Jazz Artist at the BBC Jazz Awards.