Widely regarded as a modern-day trailblazer for women in music, Sarah McLachlan got her start professionally when her high school band signed to Canadian label Nettwerk. After branching off as a solo artist, McLachlan blossomed, eventually receiving national and even worldwide acclaim for her album "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy". Her follow-up record, Surfacing, propelled her into full-fledged star status. This new-found acclaim enabled McLachlan to found the all-women music tour Lilith Fair, which garnered a $16M+ gross, also earning over $7M for charities worldwide. The tour also helped launch many successful careers of other female artists, and will make its return in 2010.