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Name: PJ Harvey                                                                     
Birth name: Polly Jean Harvey                                                       
Born: 9 October 1969 Yeovil, England                                                 
Polly Jean Harvey (born 9 October 1969) is an English musician and songwriter.       
Raised in Corscombe, Dorset, Harvey formed an eponymous band as a teenager with     
drummer Rob Ellis and bassist Ian Olliver. The trio released their first album       
Dry in 1992. Ellis and Olliver left the band after the release of Rid of Me (1993), 
and Harvey continued as a solo artist.                                               
Among the accolades she has received have been the 2001 Mercury Music Prize, six     
BRIT Award nominations, five Grammy Award nominations and two further Mercury       
Music Prize nominations. Rolling Stone named her 1992's Best New Artist and Best     
Singer Songwriter and 1995's Artist of the Year, and placed two of her albums on     
its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. She was also rated the number one female       
rock artist by Q magazine in a 2002 poll.