Affectionately referred to by Elton John as "the greatest songwriter on the planet" and praised by The New York Times for his " genuine originality," Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. He is the son of legendary folk singers Loudon Wainwright and Kate McGarrigle and brother of Martha Wainwright. Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theatre, dance and film. Wainwright's acclaimed debut album, Rufus Wainwright, and his sophomore album, Poses, will each be released in 2LP vinyl editions in gatefold packaging in May 2016 by Geffen/UMe. Recognized by Rolling Stone as one 1998's best albums, Rufus Wainwright is highly sought after on vinyl, as it has never been widely released on LP. Selected by NME as a Top 10 album of 2001, Poses features "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk" and Wainwright's stirring cover of Lennon/McCartney's "Across The Universe." The 2LP release of Poses marks the album's vinyl debut worldwide. Wainwright received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for his album Rufus Wainwright and Poses, respectively.