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John Grant (born 1968) is an American singer-songwriter. Formerly associated with the Denver-based alternative rock band The Czars in the 1990s and early 2000s, he launched a career as a solo artist in 2010.
Prior to forming The Czars, Grant aspired to be a translator in Germany before realising that his English skills were poor and he would be unable to have the job he desired.
Following the band's break-up, Grant took some time off from making music and returned to recording and performing in 2010 with his debut solo album Queen of Denmark.
Released on April 6, 2010, it had been recorded in collaboration with the American folk-rock band Midlake and released on Bella Union. Described as a deeply personal album about his past struggles with alcohol and drug addiction and coming to terms with being gay, it was chosen as Best Album of 2010 by the British music magazine Mojo.