Barlow (musician)

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Birth name Tom Barlow
Born 1965/1966 (age 51–52)[1]
Origin North York, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock, pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Years active 2003–present
Labels Epic

Barlow is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known for his 2003 hit, "Walk Away," from his self-titled 2004 album. He has been nominated for four Juno Awards and won the Canadian Rising Star Award.[2][3] Radio Music Award nomination.


Early life[edit]

He was born as Tom Barlow in North York, Ontario, Canada. In 1985, Barlow began playing music in clubs and writing songs to pay for his university education. He graduated from York University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education.[2]

2003–2005: Barlow[edit]

In August 2003, his self-titled debut album was released on Sony The album included the singles, "Walk Away", "Married by Elvis", and "Perfect Wave". The album was nominated for Pop Album of the Year at the 2004 Juno Awards. He was also nominated as Best New Artist. The music video for the song "Perfect Wave" was nominated for Video of the Year at the 2005 Juno Awards.[4]



Year Album Details Chart Positions
2003 Barlow
  • Release date: 26 August 2003
  • Label: Sony Music Canada
2011 Burning Days
  • Release date: 1 November 2011
  • Label: Coalition Entertainment


Year Title Chart Positions Album
2003 "Walk Away" Barlow
2004 "Married by Elvis"
2005 "Perfect Wave"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2004 33rd Annual Juno Awards Pop Album of the Year – Barlow Nominated
New Artist of the Year Nominated
2005 34th Annual Juno Awards Video of the Year – "Perfect Wave" Nominated

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Sterdan, Darryl (2 September 2016). "Art imitates life for Barlow, who sparks a flame with The Fire in National Post Sessions". National Post. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Who We Are " TOM BARLOW". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Ross, Mike (1 April 2004). "Artist: Barlow » Putting a face to the name". Jam!. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Juno Awards Database". Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 24 January 2012.