Anohni (performance name for Anohni Hegarty)

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Legal name: Anohni Hegarty


Anohni (born Antony Hegarty, 24 October 1971), styled as ANOHNI, is an English-born singer, songwriter, and visual artist. She was formerly the lead singer of the band Antony and the Johnsons.

Anohni was born in Chichester, England. Her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1981. In 1990, she moved to Manhattan, New York to study at the Experimental Theater Wing at New York University, and in 1992 she founded the performance art collective Blacklips with Johanna Constantine.

She started her musical career performing with an ensemble of NYC musicians as Antony and the Johnsons. Their first album, Antony and the Johnsons, was released in 2000 on David Tibet's label Durtro. Their second album, I Am a Bird Now (2005), was a commercial and critical success, earning her the Mercury Music Prize.

In 2016, Anohni became the first openly transgender performer nominated for an Academy Award; she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, along with J. Ralph, for the song "Manta Ray" in the film Racing Extinction. Her debut solo album, Hopelessness, was released in May 2016 to wide critical acclaim, including another nomination for the Mercury Music Prize and a Brit Award.

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2013Del suo veloce voloAntony / Battiato2


20154 DegreesANOHNI3
2016Drone Bomb MeANOHNI1
2017Smoke ’em OutCocoRosie feat. ANOHNI1
2018Miracle NowANOHNI1
2019KARMAANOHNI & J. Ralph2
2020It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue b/w Be My HusbandANOHNI2
2020End of the Freak ShowCocoRosie feat. Big Freedia, Anohni, Brooke Candy & Cakes da Killa1
2020I Will Survive / R.N.C. 2020Anohni1
2021The Night Has Rushed InMichael Cashmore ft. ANOHNI1


1995Behold the Lamb of GodAntony1

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