Bareilles achieved mainstream success in with the hit single "Love Song" , which reached no. Bareilles has sold over one million albums and over nine million singles and downloads in the United States and has earned seven Grammy Award nominations, including one Album of the Year nomination for The Blessed Unrest After graduating from high school in , Bareilles studied communication studies at the University of California, Los Angeles ,  where she was a member of the co-ed a cappella group Awaken a Cappella;  she can be heard on their album Dysfunktional Family , singing her original selection " Gravity " and " I Want You Back " by The Jackson 5. Bareilles and the band Maroon 5 have been acquainted since their younger days in California, when the band was known as Kara's Flowers. Bareilles taught herself to play the piano and, subsequently, all other instruments she has been seen playing. In , she appeared as a singer in a bar in the indie film Girl Play , performing the song "Undertow". In January , Bareilles released her first studio album, Careful Confessions.