Name = Adia
Origin = Swahili name
Meaning = Gift <3
from Album = Surfacing
Released = 1998
Recorded = 1997
Genre = Pop
Length = 4:05
Nettwerk Records, Arista Records
Sarah McLachlanand Pierre Marchand
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Last single = "Sweet Surrender"
This single = "Adia"
Next single = "Angel"
"Adia" is a
Sarah McLachlan songthat originally appeared on her 1997 album "Surfacing". It was co-written by McLachlan and her longtime producer, Pierre Marchand. The song reflected the apology to her best friend for becoming involved with, and later marrying, her friend's ex-partner. "Adia" was the third of four songs from "Surfacing" to be released as a single. It was her most successful US single, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single, released July 7 1998, contains four tracks: the radio mix of "Adia", the "Surfacing" mix of "Angel", the original studio version of "I Will Remember You" (as opposed to the live version included on the "Mirrorball" album, also released as a single), and a live version of " Building a Mystery". [http://www.sarahmclachlan.com/discography/album.jsp?album_id=2107#]
A live version of "Adia" appears on the "Mirrorball" album.
McLachlan was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the
Grammy Awards of 1999for "Adia", losing to Celine Dion's " My Heart Will Go On". [http://theenvelope.latimes.com/extras/lostmind/year/1998/1998grammy.htm]
"Adia" has been covered by
Avril Lavigneon Control Room Presents. She said she used to cover it when she was 15.
* [http://video.aol.com/video-category/mclachlan-sarah/1126_13644 "Adia" live performance] at AOL Video (along with other McLachlan songs)
*youtube|QDU8U6X4QyA|Adia (licensed content by
* [http://www.sarahmclachlan.com/discography/lyrics.jsp?song_id=37 Lyrics]
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