The “fun and feisty” Sara Bareilles’ latest single, “King of Anything,” is described by Billboard as “an anthem to sassy assertiveness dressed in a lilting singer/songwriter sheen.” Her stunning vocals and intelligent song-writing join in a style described by the UK’s Daily Mirror as "slightly edgy, stompy piano-based pop rock” that incorporates jazz and soul.
Bareilles found success on a DIY path. While performing at open-mic nights in Los Angeles at night and waitressing during the day, Bareilles started to gain more popularity when fans uploaded cell-phone footage of Bareilles’ hyper-catchy single “Love Song” to YouTube. The videos were so popular that Apple decided to offer the song as a free download for a week on iTunes, and Rhapsody featured the song in a commercial. From there, the song was nominated in the prestigious Song of the Year category at the Grammy Awards and went multi-platinum. Her success continued with her sophomore album, Kaleidoscope Heart, which was released in September 2010 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts. The first single from the album, "King of Anything," received a Grammy nomination for best Female Pop Vocal Performance.