In addition to the praise she's received for her angelic voice, McLachlan has been recognized for her contributions to women in music. In 1997, she co-founded the female billed Lilith Fair, the top-grossing music festival of the year. In an interview with VH1, she explained "the tour is not meant to push men aside, it's meant to celebrate the fact that woman finally have a strong voice. We just want to make things a little more balanced." Continuing her trend of giving back, in 2011 she opened the Sarah McLachlan School of Music in Canada to provide music education for children.
Here are 5 of our favorite songs spanning her remarkable career: