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Anastacia Lyrics

Anastacia - Biography

Anastacia Newkirk was born on September 17, 1973 in New York City.
She was raised in Chicago by her mother until the age of 14 when her
parents divorced and she moved back to the west side of Manhattan
with her mother. Anastacia says she comes from a very artistic
family. Anastacia's mother is an actress who worked in Broadway
musicals. Anastacia's father was a singer on the Catskills Hotel and
East coast nightclub circuits. Anastacia says she never thought
about being a singer her whole life. Anastacia graduated from the
Professional Children's School in Manhattan where she says that she
was the only child not working in the entertainment industry

Anastacia, and her older sister, became a regular at club 1018, a
dance club in Manhattan. This is where she got her start. The club
owner noticed her dancing and asked her if she could sing also. The
club owner got Anastacia a manager. She appeared on the short-lived
MTV television show The Cut . She won many times but at the end, did
not win and was just a finalist. Ironically, her and fellow
non-winner T-bone, who is a Christian rapper, were the most
successful people from the show.

The finalist position on The Cut brought attention from many major
record labels and many well-known musicians such as Michael Jackson.
She became an acquaintance of Michael Jackson and he helped her into
the business. Michael Jackson's help got Anastacia a record deal. In
July of 1999,Anastacia signed with Epic/Daylight records.

Her first album, Not That Kind, was released in June of 2000. It
became a massive success around the globe. The first single from the
album was I'm outta love, which became the biggest selling single in
Europe in the year 2000. Not that kind sold over 5 million albums
worldwide . Anastacia became a household name in Europe, Asia, and
Australia. However, Anastacia was much more successful abroad than
in her homeland of the United States, where Not That Kind sold only
just under 200,000 copies. Anastacia remains virtually unknown in
the United States.

Anastacia's follow-up to Not That Kind was released in January of
2002. It was titled 'Freak of Nature'. Freak of Nature was a also a
mega success which sold over 5 million copies worldwide. It produced
the number 1 hits 'Paid My dues', which remained number 1 in Germany
for 14 weeks, 'One Day in Your Life', the title track ,'Freak of
Nature', 'Why'd You Lie to Me', and 'You'll Never be Alone'. It has
been certified multi-platinum in over 25 countries worldwide.
Anastacia says she called the album 'Freak of Nature' because all of
her favorite artists have always been 'freaks', or non-conformists .
Also, Anastacia has an extremely soulful voice which is rare to find
in a white woman. Many first-time listeners are shocked when they
find out the voice they hear is coming from Anastacia, who is 5' 2',
Blonde haired, and a white American woman in her late twenties.

In January of 2003, Anastacia was diagnosed with breast cancer. From
the beginning, she promised herself that the cancer wouldn't stop
her career. She went through with that promise by recording a song
titled 'Love is not a Crime' for the 'Chicago' soundtrack. Anastacia
was suffering from insomnia and was extremely ill from the cancer
and radiation treatments. She had surgery to remove the cancer form
her breast in March of 2003.

In September of 2003, Anastacia entered the recording studio with
TLC producer Glen Ballard to write and record her third album, which
was self-titled Anastacia. This album tells of her struggles with
cancer and life in general, but it also has many 'happy' tracks such
as 'Sexy Single' and 'Seasons Change'. 'Heavy on my Heart' is a song
about Anastacia's cancer and what she felt like during the time she
had it. She stole the show at the 2004 Echo Awards in Germany when
she performed it.

The first single from Anastacia is Left Outside Alone. It was
released to radio outside North America on March 15, 2004. Anastacia
was released outside North America on March 29, 2004. It has been
number one in sales in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Beligum,
France, Australia, and New Zealand since it was realeased in March.
'Left Outside Alone' was number one on the billboard charts for 5
weeks and is currently still in the top 10. Anastacia will be
released in the US on June 8th, 2004.

Anastacia is currently promoting her new album and will be touring
this summer in Europe and Australia. Anastacia calls herself
'bi-coastal' and has a home in New York and Los Angeles.

Source: http://hiponline.com/anniebio,
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