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Kendall Payne
Background information
Born April 10, 1980 (1980-04-10) (age 29)[1]
Santa Monica, California, United States
Occupations Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments Singing, Multiple instruments
Years active 1999–present

Kendall Payne is a singer/songwriter of indie rock music who was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her first album, Jordan's Sister, was released by Capitol Records in 1999 and sold over 100,000 copies. She spent two years on the Lilith Fair tour with Sarah McLachlan and has also toured with the likes of Dido, Ron Sexsmith, Third Day, and Delirious?. At the 32nd Annual GMA Dove Awards in 2001 she won the Dove for Modern Rock Album of the Year for her debut album Jordan's Sister. Her second record Grown was released in 2004, her third album Paper Skin was released in 2007, and her fourth album Wounds to Scars was released in 2009. She also released a holiday album entitled December and a spiritually themed album entitled That's Why There's Grace in 2008. Payne's songwriting was further recognized when she received the 2007 ASCAP Sammy Cahn Award, a prestigious songwriting achievement whose past recipients include John Mayer. Her music has been used in many films and TV shows (see below) including her song "Supermodels," which was the theme song for The WB Television Network's teen dramedy Popular.

Kendall performed at Lilith Unfair at The Mint in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 19, 2008. Lilith Unfair is a monthly concert series benefiting breast cancer research.

Below is a table of her songs that have appeared on movies and TV.

Album Song Movie or TV series
Jordan's Sister (1999) "Closer to Myself" Never Been Kissed (1999)
Someone Like You (2001)
"Wonderland" Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
"Supermodels" Popular (1999-2001)
"Never Leave" Cupid (1998-99)
"The Second Day" Beautiful (2000)
Grown (2004) "Scratch" Felicity (Senior Year Soundtrack)
Grey's Anatomy (2006)
Kyle XY (2006)
Grey's Anatomy (2007)
"Rollercoaster" Pepper Dennis (2006)
Paper Skin (2007) "I Will Show You Love" Grey's Anatomy (2007)


  1. ^ Lilith Fair: Artists: Kendall Payne

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