KT Tunstall
KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall

About KT Tunstall

Since arriving on the scene with her Mercury Prize–nominated 2004 debut, Eye to the Telescope, Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has experimented with various genres, including folk, electronica, country, and rock.

• The Edinburgh native grew up loving space and sci-fi thanks to her frequent trips to St. Andrews Observatory with her physicist father and her brothers.
• As a youngster, Tunstall played piano and flute. She developed her singing by listening to Ella Fitzgerald. In her teens, she took up songwriting and taught herself guitar.
Eye to the Telescope went platinum in the US and multi-platinum in the UK. The album features the singles “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See.” The latter reached No. 12 on the UK charts—still her career best—and just missed the Top 20 in America.
• ”Suddenly I See” has been featured in TV series and films like The Devil Wears Prada, Ugly Betty, The Hills, and Grey’s Anatomy.
• In 2006, Tunstall won Best British Female Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards. The following year, “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
• Tunstall’s 2007 sophomore effort, Drastic Fantastic, debuted inside the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. It remains her highest US chart position.
• In 2018, Tunstall released her sixth album, WAX, the second installment in a trilogy of thematic albums centering on the soul, body, and mind.

    Edinburgh, Scotland
  • BORN
    June 23, 1975

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