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Vanessa Carlton Biography
Vanessa Carlton is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is well known for her debut single “A Thousand Miles” before bringing out her smash hit debut album ‘Be Not Nobody’ which went on become Platinum certified. Being a music teacher’s daughter, she was naturally inclined towards music and began singing as a toddler of two.
She recorded demo tapes and sent them to recording companies in order to get a contract. She signed a contract with Jimmy Iovine, the co-founder of Interscope Records to record an album. She began work on her album ‘Rinsed’ which was however not released. Ron Fair, the president of A&M Records, heard her demo tape and was impressed by the song ‘A Thousand Miles’. He organized a recording session for the song and produced it himself. The song was an instant hit and reached the Billboard Hot 100. It also garnered several Grammy Award nominations.
Her debut album ‘Be Not Nobody’ was released in April 2002. The album contained several of the songs she had previously recorded for the unreleased ‘Rinse’. It peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. She went on a tour to promote her album at the end of 2002. Before embarking on the tour she opened for other bands like Goo Goo Dolls and Third Eye Blind. She also worked in collaboration with other musicians like the Counting Crows, Zucchero and Kimya Dawson for their albums before releasing her second album.
Her second album, ‘Harmonium’ was out in November 2004. It was a big disappointment for the singer as it did not do well. It reached only No. 33 on the Billboard 200 and also sold very less as compared to its predecessor. Her third album, ‘Heroes & Thieves’ was released in 2007. It received generally positive reviews though it did not perform well; despite being a commercial failure, it was a critical success. The singles ‘Nolita Fairytale’ and ‘Hands on Me’ were minor hits. She went on the Haunted Club Tour to promote this album.
In July 2011, she released her most recent album ‘Rabbits on the Run’. It was a concept album inspired by Stephen Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time’ and Richard Adams’s ‘Watership Down’. It featured the single ‘Carousel’ and received highly positive reviews.
Vanessa Carlton Age
Vanessa was born on August 16, 1980. She is currently40 years old as of 2020. Her birth sign is Leo.
Vanessa Carlton Height
Vanessa stands at a height 5 feet and 5 inches tall.
Vanessa Carlton Early Life| Education
Carlton is one of the three children born to Ed Carlton and Heidi. Her father was a pilot while her mother was a pianist and music teacher. She is of mixed ancestry. Music runs in her family and she began playing songs on the piano when she reached the age of two. Recognizing her daughter’s talent her mother began tutoring her. She was exposed to classical music by her mother while her father introduced her to classic rock music.
By the time she was nine-years-old, she became interested in ballet. She received her primary education from Montessori School and was accepted at the School of American Ballet in 1994 when she was 14 years old. She attended high school at the Professional Children’s School. She later attended Columbia University. She started giving vocal performances in clubs and bars at this time.
Vanessa Carlton A Thousand Miles
This was Vanessa’s debut single from her debut album “Be Not Nobody”. It became her breakthrough hit and one of the most popular songs of the year. To date, it remains Carlton’s biggest hit in the United States, and her only single to reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. The song had widespread success worldwide, reaching number one in Australia, where it was most successful, the top five in Ireland, and the top ten in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and the Netherlands.
Vanessa Carlton Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of 12 million dollars as of 2019.
Vanessa Carlton Husband
She dated Stephen Jenkins, the singer-songwriter and guitarist of the band Third Eye Blind from 2002 to 2007. She came out as bisexual in 2010.
Vanessa Carlton Albums
- Be Not Nobody (2002)
- Harmonium (2004)
- Heroes & Thieves (2007)
- Rabbits on the Run (2011)
- Liberman (2015)
- Love Is an Art (2019)
Vanessa Carlton Songs
- a thousand miles
- ordinary day
- white houses
- hands on me
- i don’t want to be a bride
- hear the bells
- matter of time
- blue pool