Sufjan Stevens ( SOOF-yahn; born July 1, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He has released eight solo studio albums and multiple collaborative albums with other artists. Stevens has received Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations.

His debut album, A Sun Came, was released in 1999 on the Asthmatic Kitty label, which he co-founded with his stepfather. He received wide recognition for his 2005 album Illinois, which hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and for the single "Chicago" from that album. Stevens later contributed to the soundtrack of the coming-of-age romantic drama film Call Me by Your Name (2017). He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media for the soundtrack's lead single, "Mystery of Love".

Stevens has released albums of varying styles, from the electronica of Enjoy Your Rabbit and the lo-fi folk of Seven Swans to the symphonic instrumentation of Illinois and Christmas-themed Songs for Christmas. He employs various instruments, often playing many of them himself on the same recording. Stevens' music is also known for exploring various themes, particularly religion and spirituality. Stevens' eighth studio album, The Ascension, was released in 2020.

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2000A Sun CameSufjan Stevens33
2001Enjoy Your RabbitSufjan Stevens33
2003MichiganSufjan Stevens4.76
2004Seven SwansSufjan Stevens4.57
2005IllinoisSufjan Stevens4.8510
2010The Age of AdzSufjan Stevens3.654
2015Carrie & LowellSufjan Stevens4.757
2017PlanetariumSufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, James McAlister3.254
2020AporiaSufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams6
2020The AscensionSufjan Stevens42
2021ConvocationsSufjan Stevens3

Album + Compilation

2006The AvalancheSufjan Stevens54

Album + Soundtrack

2009The BQESufjan Stevens3
2019The DecalogueSufjan Stevens; Timo Andres2

Album + Live

2017Carrie & Lowell LiveSufjan Stevens31

Album + Mixtape/Street

2012Chopped & ScroogedSufjan Stevens1
2017The Greatest GiftSufjan Stevens4

Album + Demo

1998StalkerSufjan Stevens2


2004The Dress Looks Nice on YouSufjan Stevens1
2005The Lord God BirdSufjan Stevens1
2012Hit & Run Vol. 1Rosie Thomas / Sufjan Stevens3
2014Take the TimeSufjan Stevens & Cat Martino1
2014A Little LostSufjan Stevens1
2015No Shade in the Shadow of the CrossSufjan Stevens2
2015Should Have Known BetterSufjan Stevens1
2015Exploding WhaleSufjan Stevens4
2015Blue Bucket of GoldSufjan Stevens1
2016In the Room: Blue Bucket of GoldGallant feat. Sufjan Stevens1
2017SaturnSufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, James McAlister1
2017MercurySufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, James McAlister1
2017VenusSufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, James McAlister1
2017Wallowa Lake MonsterSufjan Stevens1
2017John My BelovedSufjan Stevens1
2017Tonya HardingSufjan Stevens3
2018Lonely Man of WinterSufjan Stevens1
2020The UnlimitedSufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams1
2020The RunaroundSufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams1
2020Climb That MountainSufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams1
2020AmericaSufjan Stevens3
2020Give a Little LoveMina Tindle feat. Sufjan Stevens1
2020Video GameSufjan Stevens1
2020SugarSufjan Stevens1
2021Song of TroubleCARM feat. Sufjan Stevens1
2021Meditation VSufjan Stevens1
2021Lamentation IISufjan Stevens1
2021Revelation IISufjan Stevens1
2021Celebration VIIISufjan Stevens1
2021Incantation VIIISufjan Stevens1

Single + Soundtrack

2017Mystery of LoveSufjan Stevens2
2019The Decalogue: IIISufjan Stevens; Timo Andres1
2019The Decalogue: IVSufjan Stevens; Timo Andres1

Single + Live

2017Blue Bucket of Gold / Hotline BlingSufjan Stevens1

Single + Demo

2016Chicago (demo)Sufjan Stevens2


2001Noel: Songs for Christmas, Volume ISufjan Stevens1
2002Hark! Songs for Christmas, Volume IISufjan Stevens1
2003Ding! Dong! Songs for Christmas, Volume IIISufjan Stevens1
2005Joy: Songs for Christmas, Volume IVSufjan Stevens1
2006Peace: Songs for Christmas, Volume VSufjan Stevens1
2007Gloria: Songs for Christmas, Volume 6Sufjan Stevens1
2008Astral Inter Planet Space Captain Christmas Infinity Voyage: Songs for Christmas, Volume 8Sufjan Stevens1
2008I Am Santa’s Helper: Songs for Christmas, Volume 7Sufjan Stevens2
2009Let It Snow! Songs for Christmas, Volume 9Sufjan Stevens1
2010All Delighted People EPSufjan Stevens3
2010Christmas Unicorn: Songs for Christmas, Volume 10Sufjan Stevens2
2019Love Yourself / With My Whole HeartSufjan Stevens10
2021MeditationsSufjan Stevens1
2021LamentationsSufjan Stevens1
2021RevelationsSufjan Stevens1
2021CelebrationsSufjan Stevens1

EP + Compilation

2006Songs for ChristmasSufjan Stevens38
2012Silver & GoldSufjan Stevens4

EP + Live

2019Reservoir Studio SessionAngelo De Augustine feat. Sufjan Stevens1

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