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Sam Roberts is a Juno Award-winning Canadian rock singer and songwriter, whose 2002 debut release, The Inhuman Condition, became one of the best-selling independent releases in Quebec and Canadian music history. Roberts then released his full-length major label debut, We Were Born in a Flame, in 2003 with singles "Where Have All the Good People Gone?" and "Hard Road."
Roberts released his fourth album, Collider, in May 2011. Under the new moniker Sam Roberts Band, it was announced via Twitter that he is currently working on a new album.
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Born in Pointe-Claire, Quebec to South African parents, he attended Loyola High School and McGill University. Roberts formed the band William in 1993 but the band's name was changed to Northstar in 1996. Although the band gained some notice in independent rock circles, they couldn't break through to a national audience, and broke up in the late 1990s. Roberts' bandmate George Donoso went on to significant success in indie rock circles with The Dears.
After disbanding Northstar in 1998, Roberts promptly recorded the full-length and now very collectible independent debut Brother Down at home. In 2001, Roberts recorded and released a six-song EP, The Inhuman Condition, on MapleMusic Recordings. The EP sold slowly at first, but by the summer of 2002, Roberts was all over the Canadian airwaves: his first single "Brother Down" had become one of the biggest Canadian hits of the year, and the follow up single "Don't Walk Away Eileen" quickly followed suit.