Where You've Seen Her: On the cover of Blender's April 2008 issue; at No. 57 on our 2008 Hot 100; receiving a Best New Artist nomination for the 2008 Grammys, but subsequently losing to the Best Diseased-Looking Artist, Amy Winehouse.
Child Labor: "I used to sit in the back of class and watch these people and their interactions and really wish that I could be included... They were already starting to party at ages 12 and 13—and I was playing at singer/songwriter nights every weekend instead."—Blender