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Tegan and Sara
Tegan and Sara post-concert at July 2014 Hillside Festival
Tegan and Sara post-concert at July 2014 Hillside Festival
Background information
Birth nameTegan Rain Quin
Sara Keirsten Quin
Born (1980-09-19) September 19, 1980 (age 43)
OriginCalgary, Alberta, Canada
DiscographyTegan and Sara discography
Years active1995–present
  • Tegan Quin
  • Sara Quin

Tegan and Sara (/ˈtɡən, ˈsɛərə/) is a Canadian indie pop duo formed in 1998 in Calgary, Alberta. The band is led by identical twin sisters, Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin (born September 19, 1980).[2][3] Both musicians are songwriters and multi-instrumentalists.[4][5][6][7][8]

The duo has released ten studio albums and earned a Grammy nomination in 2012 for their video album Get Along.[9] Their most recent album, Crybaby, was released on October 21, 2022.[10] Their memoir, High School, was released on September 24, 2019, and in the fall of 2022, the TV series based on the memoir was released on Amazon Freevee.[11]



1995–2002: Background and early work

Tegan and Sara at Terminal 5, New York City, October 6, 2008

Tegan and Sara began writing songs at 14.[6] One of the first songs they wrote was "Tegan Didn't Go To School Today", written by Sara and recorded by the pair on cassette tape. The band was first called "Plunk", short for "light punk", due to their lack of a drummer and bassist. In 1997, they used their school's recording studio to record two demo albums: Who's in Your Band? and Play Day. In 1998 they won Calgary's "Garage Warz" competition, which awarded them studio time. They recorded their first professional demo called Yellow Tape under "Sara and Tegan" using this studio time.[12][13] This was followed by Orange tape and Red tape. In May 1998, they opened for Hayden in Calgary, marking their first major show.[14]

In 1999, they released their debut album, Under Feet Like Ours, as "Sara and Tegan", with producer Jared Kuemper.,[15] After listening to it, Elliot Roberts flew up from Los Angeles to meet them at the Starfish Room in Vancouver, British Columbia, and he offered them a record deal that same night.[16] Two songs from Red Tape and two from Orange Tape appeared on the album. They later changed their name to "Tegan and Sara" because people regularly misheard "Sara and Tegan" as "Sara Antegan". They signed with Neil Young's Vapor Records and released This Business of Art through the label in 2000. According to Tegan, having no manager for the first three years of their career taught them to be “very cognizant and present” in every decision.[17]

2002–2011: Mainstream success


In 2002, Tegan and Sara released their third album, If It Was You. Their fourth album, So Jealous, was released in 2004 and led to wider success and attention, both locally and internationally. This album was released through both Vapor and Sanctuary. The band's 2007 album, The Con, was released by Vapor and Sire because Sanctuary no longer released new music in the United States. The album was co-produced by Chris Walla. Guests and collaborators on the album included Jason McGerr of Death Cab for Cutie, Matt Sharp of The Rentals (and previously Weezer), Hunter Burgan of AFI, and Kaki King.[18]

On October 26, 2009, Tegan and Sara released their sixth album, Sainthood, produced by Chris Walla and Howard Redekopp. The duo also put out a three-volume book set titled ON, IN, AT that included stories, essays, journals, and photos of the band touring America in late 2008, writing together in New Orleans and touring Australia. Lindsey Byrnes and Ryan Russell took the photographs in the book. Sainthood debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at number 21, selling 24,000 copies in its first week.[19] While recording the album, Tegan and Sara wrote songs together in New Orleans for a week. The song "Paperback Head" was the only song the pair wrote to appear on the album, making it the first song on any Tegan and Sara album they wrote together.[20] Spin gave Sainthood four out of five stars and wrote, "Tegan and Sara's music may no longer be the stuff of teens, but its strength remains in how much it feels like two people talking."[21]

Tegan and Sara performing at the Polaris Music Prize Gala 2010

In 2011, they launched "2011: A Merch Odyssey", which saw at least one new item in the official online stores every month for the entire year. A live CD/DVD combination package titled Get Along was released on November 15 and contained three films titled "States", "India", and "For the Most Part". It was nominated for Best Long-Form Music Video at the 2013 Grammy Awards.[22]

2012–2018: Heartthrob, Love You to Death, and The Con X: Covers


Tegan and Sara began recording their seventh studio album, Heartthrob, on February 20, 2012. Greg Kurstin produced eight songs. Joey Waronker contributed drums to these songs. Two songs were produced by Mike Elizondo, with Victor Indrizzo contributing drums, Josh Lopez contributing guitar, and Dave Palmer contributing piano. Justin Meldal-Johnsen had the last two songs. The first single, "Closer", was released on September 25, 2012. The album was released on January 29, 2013, and debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at number 3, the band's highest-charting record, selling 49,000 copies in its first week.[23] Heartthrob debuted at number 2 on the Canadian chart and digital downloads chart and hit number 1 on the rock and alternative album charts.[24] In July 2013, the album was shortlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.[25] In March 2014, Tegan and Sara won three Juno Awards for Single of the Year, Pop Album of the Year and Group of the Year making them the first female band and the first duo to win this award.

Tegan and Sara finished their eighth studio album on November 30, 2015. On March 10, 2016, they announced that the album's title would be Love You to Death, with the release date set for June 3 of that year. They released the album's lead single, "Boyfriend", on April 8. On April 25, tour dates were announced for their 2016 global tour to support the album. The duo released a music video for each track on the album.

Tegan and Sara collaborated with 17 artists, including Cyndi Lauper, to create The Con X: Covers in 2017 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the release of The Con. The participating artists recorded covers of The Con's original songs to benefit the Tegan and Sara Foundation. Tegan and Sara also toured an acoustic version of The Con in 2017, with some of the proceeds supporting the Tegan and Sara Foundation.[26]

2019–2020: Hey, I'm Just Like You and memoir


In May 2018, at Out Web Fest, Tegan stated they were working on a book, podcast and new record.[27] On September 24, 2019, their memoir High School was released by MCD Books, a division of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, alongside Simon & Schuster Canada and Virago Press in the United Kingdom.[28][29] The memoir details their teenage years, growing up in Canada and "worshipping" Nirvana, Green Day and the Smashing Pumpkins.[30] The book also details the twins' exploration of their sexuality. While researching the book, Tegan and Sara found cassettes of some of their earliest songs.[30]

In early 2019, Tegan and Sara announced they were working on their next record for release later that year.[31] On July 9, 2019, they announced via Instagram that their ninth album would be called Hey, I'm Just Like You and would consist of 12 re-recorded songs they initially wrote as teenagers. It was released on September 27, 2019,[32] three days after the release of their memoir.

In April 2020, the duo created a live "show" called Where Does the Good Grow to entertain their fans during the COVID-19 pandemic, with merchandise designed by EE Storey. The show was held every Thursday at 3 p.m. PST on their Instagram account until the series finale on July 23, 2020.[33]

In 2021, it was announced that a TV show named High School, based on their memoir of the same name, would be filmed in Calgary and directed by Clea DuVall.[34] Two twins, Railey and Seazynn Gilliland, were cast as the main characters. The show was filmed from April to June 2022 and was released on Amazon Freevee in the fall of 2022.[35]

2021–2022: Still Jealous, new record label, and Crybaby


In July 2021, Tegan and Sara announced a return to the studio to work on their 10th album.[36] On February 1, 2022, they announced Still Jealous, an utterly acoustic re-imagining of So Jealous. Still Jealous was released on February 11, 2022.[37]

In April 2022, the duo announced they had left Warner Records and signed a new record deal with Mom + Pop.[38] They also released the first single, "Fucking Up What Matters", from their 10th studio album on April 28, 2022.[39] On July 12, 2022, they unveiled the album title, Crybaby, and that it would be released on October 21, 2022. The second single, "Yellow", was released on the same day, with the music video released on YouTube.[40] The twins also announced their first tour in three years, which started in Philadelphia, PA, on October 26, 2022, and ended in Vancouver on November 20, 2022.[41]

2023–Present: Junior High, Substack and Not Tonight Tour


In 2023 the duo released their first graphic novel, titled Junior High, based on their youths, with artwork by Tillie Walden. It explores the themes of growing up, coming out, and self-discovery through music and sisterhood (loosely serving as a prequel to their adolescence memoir, High School.[42] In February 2024, the duo announced they would be introducing a new subscription to their already popular "Substack" called The Loners Club.[43] This included the reintroduction of the pandemic-era Instagram show "Where does the good grow". In early 2024, the twins set out on tour to celebrate their album If It Was You (2002).[44] The tour is centered around Ontario, Canada, starting in Richmond Hill in March 2024 and ending in Guelph in April 2024. In April 2024, the twins won the Juno Humanitarian award for their work with the Tegan and Sara Foundation.[45]



Tegan and Sara have credited Green Day, Nirvana, and Hole for "truly start[ing] to cement our desire to write and make our music".[46] During their teenage years, the duo was influenced by Hayden,[14] The Smashing Pumpkins, Violent Femmes, Dinosaur Jr., and Teenage Fanclub.[47] Other artists who have influenced Tegan and Sara include Depeche Mode,[48][49] Rihanna,[50][51] Taylor Swift,[52] Madonna, Kate Bush, David Bowie, Mike Elizondo,[53] Pink, Lily Allen,[54] Erasure, Ace of Base,[55] Tom Petty, Britney Spears, Katy Perry,[56] Ani DiFranco, the New Pornographers, Cyndi Lauper, Sinéad O'Connor, Against Me! and Bruce Springsteen.[46]

Personal lives


Both twins are gay, and both are married.[57][58][2] In August 2022, Sara welcomed her first child, a son.[59][60]

At 19, both Quins moved from their hometown of Calgary, Alberta, to Vancouver, B.C. In 2003, Sara moved to Montreal.[61] Tegan lived in Vancouver and Los Angeles for many years, while Sara lived in Montreal and New York City. As of 2019,[62] Tegan and Sara had moved back to Vancouver.[63]

Tegan and Sara are active politically and socially engaged. They advocate for LGBTQ equality, music education, literacy, and cancer research.[64]

The sisters are cousins to musician Jen Twynn Payne, drummer and lead vocalist for the Vancouver-based band The Courtneys.[61]

Activism and involvement in the LGBT community


In 2012, they appeared on the cover of Under the Radar magazine's "Protest" issue. Both were photographed holding a sign: "The rights of the minority should never be subject to the whim of the majority."[65] Also, they actively supported Quebec students protesting against the provincial government in Canada. In the U.S., both were vocal during California's Prop 8 debates.[66]

In 2013, the band partnered with Coolhaus, their "favourite ice cream sandwich truck",[67] to create an ice cream sandwich in favour of same-sex marriage. The sandwich featured "double chocolate" cookies and salted caramel ice cream and was named "Til Death Do Us Part".[67][68] The duo partnered with Revel & Riot to create a T-shirt that would fund Revel & Riot's mission for LGBTQ rights. The "Animals" T-shirt features Tegan and Sara, a turtle, fox, koala, penguin and a dragonfly, all labelled with their Latin names. The text at the bottom reads, "Gay behaviour is found in over 1500 species. LGBTQ equality now." All sale proceeds go to benefit the work of Revel & Riot.[69]

Due to the expansion of their audience, Tegan and Sara have gained a higher profile in the LGBTQ community. They were awarded Outstanding Music Artist at the GLAAD Media Awards, beating out high-profile musicians, including Lady Gaga and Elton John.[70] In June 2014, Tegan and Sara joined WorldPride to perform in the closing ceremonies at Yonge–Dundas Square in downtown Toronto.[71]

On November 10, 2016, rather than boycotting North Carolina for HB2, Tegan and Sara performed at The Orange Peel and donated their proceeds to Equality North Carolina to fight the legislation.[72] This inspired the band Matt and Kim to match their donation with merchandise proceeds.[73]

In December 2016, in the wake of the United States presidential election, the sisters founded the Tegan and Sara Foundation to advocate for "economic justice, health and representation for LGBTQ girls and women".[2] They have since partnered with Kiehl's to release Ultra Facial cleansers with limited-edition packaging to raise funds for the foundation.[74] Profits from The Con X: Covers and a portion of ticket prices from The Con's 10th-anniversary tour went to the Tegan and Sara Foundation. At the end of The Con's 10th-anniversary tour in 2017, they stated their plan to take two years off from touring to focus on the foundation and to make a new record.[75]

In 2024, Tegan and Sara began activism in response to new policy pitched by the United Conservative Party in Alberta. The proposed bill was posed to impact LGBTQ youth by outing them to parents if they used new pronouns or names in school, and limited medical care for trans youth.[76] The Tegan and Sara Foundation published an open letter signed by more than 400 Canadian musicians denouncing the UCP policy.[77] The two also used their Juno Awards speech time to speak against this policy.[78]


Tegan at NIB Stadium in December 2010
Sara at NIB Stadium in December 2010

Tegan and Sara began touring after graduating high school in 1998, travelling by car and Greyhound bus.[79] In 2000, they toured with Neil Young and the Pretenders. Other notable touring mates include Ryan Adams, Weezer, Bryan Adams, Jack Johnson, the Black Keys, Ben Folds, Gogol Bordello, Cake, City and Colour, Death Cab for Cutie, Hot Hot Heat, the Killers, New Found Glory, Paramore, Rufus Wainwright, Eugene Francis Jnr, the Jezabels, An Horse, Steel Train, Holly Miranda and Speak.

The sisters engage in onstage banter, often including stories and commentary about their childhood, politics and life on the road. This has become a characteristic trait of their live shows.[80][81]

They have performed at festivals including the Mariposa Folk Festival 2001; Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair 1999, 2010; Coachella 2005, 2008, 2013; Lollapalooza; SXSW 2005, 2013; Austin City Limits; Bonnaroo; Falls Festival: Sasquatch! 2010; Osheaga; Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Tour 2008; Southbound 2009; Glastonbury 2010; Australia's Groovin' the Moo 2010, 2013; Splendour in the Grass 2016; Winnipeg Folk Festival 2011;[82] Newport Folk Festival 2011; saskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival 2011; Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest 2011, 2015; Outside Lands 2014; Firefly 2014 and Area506 in 2017 in Saint John, New Brunswick. They performed at the ending ceremony at Toronto World Pride 2014 and at Boston Calling in May 2014.

In 2013, Tegan and Sara opened for the band Fun. on their Most Nights Summer Tour, which started in Toronto, Ontario, on July 6 and ended in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on September 28. In January 2014, Katy Perry announced that Tegan and Sara, Capital Cities, and Kacey Musgraves would be the opening acts for the North American leg of her Prismatic World Tour. Tegan and Sara toured with Perry from September to October 2014.

On February 25, 2014, Tegan and Sara announced their Let's Make Things Physical Tour. The tour included various supporting acts for cities, including Lucius, the Courtneys, Waters, and My Midnight Heart.[83] The tour kicked off on May 6 in Columbia, Missouri, and ended in November 2014. In July 2014, the pair opened for Lady Gaga's 2014 concert tour, ArtRave: The Artpop Ball Tour, in Quebec City in front of a crowd of 80,000 people.[84]

Their 2016 tour for Love You to Death started in London and passed through Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan in July before looping back to Canada and the United States.[85]

Tegan and Sara were a part of the WayHome summer 2017 line-up in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.[86]

Collaborations and other work


In 2009, Tegan and Sara worked as producers for the first time. Tegan worked with char2d2 on the 2009 Small Vampires EP, while Sara worked on the 2010 debut albums for Fences and Hesta Prynn.



Tegan appeared on Against Me!'s song "Borne of the FM Waves of the Heart" and in the music video. She also sang backing vocals on Rachael Cantu's "Saturday" from her Run All Night.

In April 2008, Tegan wrote and recorded a song titled "His Love" at the request of Augusten Burroughs as a contribution to the audio version of his book A Wolf at the Table. The two headlined Spin's September 2008 Liner Notes benefit for Housing Works, a New York non-profit.[87] Tegan sang with Jim Ward on his track "Broken Songs" and on the song "Contrails" by rapper Astronautalis, which appeared on his 2011 album This Is Our Science. She also appeared in the music video. Tegan was also featured in one of the songs from Dan Mangan's new LP Unmake, titled "Forgetery Redux".[88] In 2017, Tegan was featured on Ria Mae's song "Broken".



Sara sings in Reason's song "We're So Beyond This" and appears in the music video. She was featured on rapper/songwriter/producer Theophilus London's track "Why Even Try" from his 2011 Lovers Holiday EP. Sara appears on Jonathan Coulton's 2011 album Artificial Heart, providing vocals for the album's remake of the song "Still Alive", which Coulton wrote for Valve's game Portal. Sara covered Alicia Keys' "Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" from Doveman's Burgundy Stain Sessions in 2011. In Kaki King's music video for "Pull Me Out Alive", Sara can also be seen. Sara sang backup vocals on two songs from former Smashing Pumpkins member James Iha's 2012 album Look to the Sky: "To Who Knows Where" and "Dream Tonight".[89]



In December 2010, Tegan and Sara collaborated with the Yellow Bird Project to produce a charity T-shirt. The shirt was designed by EE Storey, with all profits benefiting FIERCE NYC, an organization that builds the leadership and power of LGBTQ communities in New York City.[90]

Tegan and Sara have both ventured into songwriting for other artists. This includes two songs, "A Hot Minute" and "The Worst", featured in Lisa Loeb's 2013 release No Fairy Tale.[91] Sara also co-wrote "Sweetie", which was included in the deluxe edition of Carly Rae Jepsen's album Kiss.

They both feature on the single "Getaway" for VINCINT's debut album There Will Be Tears.[92]

They both feature on the single "Teenage Tears" with Arkells on the album Blink Twice [93]

Other appearances


Their songs have been featured in the films Dallas Buyers Club, The Lego Movie, G.B.F., Monster-in-Law, Sweet November, These Girls and The Carmilla Movie and in the television shows Degrassi: The Next Generation, 90210, Being Erica, Ghost Whisperer, Grey's Anatomy, The Hills, Hollyoaks, jPod, The L Word, Life Unexpected, Melrose Place, One Tree Hill, Parenthood, Rookie Blue, The Vampire Diaries, Veronica Mars, Waterloo Road, What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Awkward, Riverdale, Girls, BoJack Horseman, and Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.

Their song "Closer" was covered by Glee on the episode "Feud", which aired on March 14, 2013. The music is also used in the teaser trailer for the 2013 independent comedy, Exes. The songs "Closer" and "Back in Your Head" were featured in the 2016 video game LOUD on Planet X.

In 2011, Sara was a panellist on the CBC Radio One program Canada Reads, defending Jeff Lemire's graphic novel Essex County. The first graphic novel featured as part of Canada Reads was voted off after the first round but later placed in a "People's Choice" poll, collecting more votes than the other books combined.

In early 2014, Tegan and Sara collaborated with The Lonely Island on a song called "Everything Is Awesome!!!" for The Lego Movie soundtrack. The movie opened in theatres on February 7, 2014. The song debuted at number 62[94] on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 24[95] on the Official UK Singles Chart. It received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. In 2016, the twins briefly appeared on Take My Wife, starring Cameron Esposito and River Butcher, through a particular YouTube-released holiday segment.

In September 2017, Tegan appeared as a guest on Esposito's podcast Queery. In October 2017, Sara was a guest on the show. In October 2019, both sisters appeared together on the podcast.

In 2020, their song "Make You Mine This Season" was featured in the film Happiest Season, starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis. Clea DuVall, a friend of the duo, directed the film.[96]EFilmography==


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2006 It's Not Fun, Don't Do It! Themselves Video album [97]
2007 The Con: The Movie [98]
2011 Get Along Documentary/concert film [99]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2006 The L Word Themselves Episode: "Last Dance" [100]
2012 90210 Episode: "The Things We Do for Love" [101]
2016 Comedy Bang Bang! Episode: "Tegan and Sara Wear Leather Jackets and Skinny Jeans"
2013 MTVU Woodie Awards Co-hosts Television special [102]
2022 High School None Executive producers
2023 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Special Performance by Episode: "Four Minutes"
Canada's Drag Race Themselves Season 4, episode 1 - Guest judges

Band members

  • Tegan Quin – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Sara Quin – vocals, guitar, keyboards

Backing musicians

  • Adam Christgau – drums (2013–2014, 2023–Present)
  • Kirk Schoenherr – guitar, (2023–Present)
  • Grant Zubritsky - Bass, Keyboards (2023–Present)

Former backing musicians

  • Aaron Burke – drums (1998–1999)
  • Marc Tremblay – bass (1998–1999)
  • Chris Carlson – bass (2002–2006)
  • Rob Chursinoff – drums (2002–2006)
  • Ted Gowans – guitar, keyboards (2004–2014)
  • Johnny Andrews – drums (2005–2010)
  • Dan Kelly – bass (2007)
  • Shaun Huberts – bass (2007–2010)
  • Jason McGerr – drums (2012)
  • Jasper Leak – bass, keyboard bass (2012–2014)
  • John Spence – keyboards (2012–2014)
  • Eva Gardner – bass (2016)
  • Brendan Buckley – drums (2016–2017)
  • Vivi Rama – bass (2017)
  • Gabrial McNair – keyboards (2016–2017)
  • Tim Mislock – guitar (2017)
  • Isaac Bolivar – guitar, keyboards (2022)



Awards and nominations


Tegan and Sara were honoured with the Governor General's Performing Arts Award, 2018.[103]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2000 YTV Achievement Award Band/Musical Group Achievement Award Tegan and Sara Won
2003 Western Canadian Music Awards Outstanding Pop Recording If It Was You Won
2006 Juno Awards Alternative Album of the Year So Jealous Nominated
2007 Music DVD of the Year It's Not Fun Don't Do It Nominated
2008 Alternative Album of the Year The Con Nominated
Polaris Music Prize Polaris Music Prize Longlist Nominated
MVPA Awards Best Alternative Video Nominated
2009 Studio8 Song of August 2009 Won
2010 Juno Awards Alternative Album of the Year Sainthood Nominated
Polaris Music Prize Polaris Music Prize Shortlist Nominated
Western Canadian Music Awards International Achievement Award Tegan and Sara Won
2011 Indie Awards Group or Duo of the Year Nominated
2012 Juno Awards Music DVD of the Year Get Along Nominated
2013 Grammy Awards Best Long Form Music Video Nominated [104]
MTVU Woodie Awards Tag Team Woodie "Body Work" Nominated
NewNowNext Awards That's My Jam "Closer" Nominated
Canadian Radio Music Award Best New Group - Dance/Urban/Rhythmic Won
MuchMusic Video Awards International Video of the Year by a Canadian Nominated
Polaris Music Prize 2013 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist Heartthrob Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Canadian Act Tegan and Sara Nominated
Rober Awards Music Poll Guilty Pleasure Won
2014 World Music Awards World's Best Group Nominated
World's Best Live Act Nominated
World's Best Song "I Was a Fool" Nominated
GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Music Artist Tegan and Sara Won
Juno Awards Group of the Year Won [105]
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Pop Album of the Year Heartthrob Won
Single of the Year "Closer" Won
Canadian Radio Music Awards Best New Group/Solo Artist - Mainstream AC Tegan and Sara Won
Fans' Choice Nominated
SOCAN Song of the Year "Closer" Nominated
MuchMusic Video Awards Pop Video of the Year "Goodbye, Goodbye" Nominated
2016 BDSCertified Spin Awards "Feel It in My Bones" (with Tiësto) 50,000 Spins Won
Rober Awards Music Poll Guilty Pleasure Tegan and Sara Nominated
2017 NME Awards Best International Band Nominated
Juno Awards Group of the Year Nominated [106]
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Pop Album of the Year Love You to Death Nominated
GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Music Artist Tegan and Sara Won
British LGBT Awards Best Music Act Nominated
2018 Nominated
Governor General's Awards Performing Arts Award Won
NYCLU 2018 Liberty Award Won [107]
2020 NME Awards Best Music Book High School Nominated [108]
Queerty Awards Memorable Memoir Nominated [109]
Alex Awards Top 10 Best Adult Books Won [110]
GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Music Artist Hey, I'm Just Like You Nominated [111]
2024 Juno Awards Humanitarian Award 2024 Tegan and Sara Won [45]



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