Brave is the name of a song by a pop female singer and songwriter named Sara Bareilles.
It was released as a single on her studio album number four, entitled The Blessed Unrest.
It was recorded in 2011 and released by the label Epic Records on the 23rd of April, 2013.
Brave was co-written by the singer alongside Jack Antonoff. It was produced by Mark Endert, who made it, especially towards the radio category.
The free Brave piano sheet music was received well by the music critics.
Sara was thought to be of a similar style to the likes of Fiona Apple or Florence Welch.
Even the song Roar by Katty Perry was thought to be an inspiration for Brave.
This single reached the top 40 in the United States, reaching as high as position 23. In Australia, it even made it to third place. In New Zealand it reached the fourth position, while in South Korea only 26.
In Canada, it stopped at rank 58, while in Japan it barely got to 88.
Brave was covered in the show Glee by Naya Rivera and Lea Michele.
This performance was released as part of episode 97, on February 25, 2014.
In addition, the free Brave piano sheets were used in advertisements for the mobile phone Nokia Lumia.
A music video was created for Brave, with director Rashida Jones.
The video presents Sara singing and also footage of people dancing in malls, libraries, gyms, or even bus stops.
The song was performed live on The Today Show or even the show The Voice.
At the 56th edition of the Grammy Awards, Brave by Sara Bareilles was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance.
On May 5, 2013, the song started off on the Billboard Hot 100 charts at position 61.
On the Hot Digital Songs, it reached rank 20.
In February 2014, Brave reached its highest place of rank 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. In November 2013, it already sold over 1 million copies. In April 2014, it passed 2 million.
In the United Kingdom, the song was not so successful, managing to chart only at 48 on the UK Singles charts.
On the 2013 year-end charts, Brave was placed at position 96 on the Billboard Hot 100, 22nd on the US Adult Contemporary, and eighth on the Adult Pop Songs.
At the end of 2014, it was occupying position 34 on the Australian charts, 30 in New Zealand, and 74 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The hit got certified double Platinum in Australia and Platinum in New Zealand and the United States.