Vanessa Carlton

Vanessa Lee Carlton ( born August 16, 1980 in Milford, Pennsylvania) is an American pop singer, songwriter and pianist.


Carlton's mother is also a pianist and teacher; her father and her uncle pilot Larry Carlton musician and producer. From a young age, she took ballet classes until she started training as a dancer at the " School of American Ballet " in New York at the age of 14 years. However, after successful completion of the training, she continued her career as a dancer discontinued, but focused on the profession of singer and songwriter.

At the beginning of her musical career at the age of 17 years, she worked in New York City borough of Manhattan as a waitress. In addition, they appeared there in various clubs, with her ​​there aufführte their self-written and composed songs.

Carlton's highly successful debut album Be Not Nobody was released in 2002 and reached platinum status. It included, among other things, the extractions Ordinary Day and A Thousand Miles, which you brought in 2003 even nominated for a Grammy Award for " Single of the Year ".

2003 Title Rinse also appeared on the soundtrack to the TV series Charmed.

Their second album, Harmonium, whose success is not handed approach to their debut album, was released in October 2004. Single White Houses was the first decoupled from it. In the video Carlton is seen as a ballet dancer.

On 9 October 2007 the third album, entitled Heroes & Thieves was released. In addition to the same piece of Heroes & Thieves are on the CD, inter alia, nor the live demonstrations in 2005 pieces Put Your Hands on Me (Album Title: Hands on Me), Best Behavior and All is Well and This Time ( co-written with Linda Perry ).

The advance single Nolita Fairytale was sent on 17 July 2007 to U.S. radio stations and is available since that day on the iTunes Store. The video for the single was shot on 28 July 2007 in Lafayette Street and Bond Street to the north of New York's Little Italy district.

On July 26, 2011 Vanessa Carlton's fourth album was released, titled " Rabbits on the run". In the first week after release, it reached number 62 of the U.S. Billboard 200


Studio albums



As a guest musician