Vanessa Carlton

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About Vanessa Carlton

American singer-songwriter and pianist Vanessa Carlton is an independent alternative artist, who first gained pop success in the early 2000s. ∙ Trained in piano and classical ballet as a child, Carlton performed her songs in New York City clubs while attending college, eventually signing a record deal. ∙ She scored a hit with her first single, 2002’s “A Thousand Miles,” which reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned three Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year. ∙ Be Not Nobody, her 2002 debut album, went Platinum and secured her a place on Billboard’s Top Pop Artists list that year. ∙ Her 2004 sophomore album, Harmonium, featured guest stars Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac on acoustic guitar and Pharrell Williams on backing vocals. ∙ Carlton made her Broadway debut in 2019, in the title role of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

Milford, PA, United States
August 16, 1980

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