Number of songs: 22 | Total weeks on charts: 1525
Appearing in a total number of: 163 charts | Total period running: 3078 days
Anastacia Lyn Newkirk (born September 17, 1968), better known mononymously as Anastacia, is an American singer-songwriter. Anastacia has been highly successful around the world outside the United States.
Anastacia started her career in 1983 as a dancer for hire and made regular appearances from 1985 until 1992 on MTV's Club MTV. In 1990, she started her musical career as a backing vocalist. Her debut album, Not That Kind, released in 2000 was an international commercial success, most notably in Europe as well as Australia, where the lead single "I'm Outta Love" became the biggest selling song of the year. Critically acclaimed by both Elton John and Michael Jackson, the singer was awarded the 'World's Best-Selling New Female Pop Artist' in 2001. Her commercial success continued with 2001's Freak of Nature, which included the international chart topper "Paid My Dues"; 2004's Anastacia produced the critically acclaimed "Left Outside Alone" that remained at No. 1 on the European Billboard chart for 15 weeks.
In 2005, the compilation project Pieces of a Dream spawned Anastacia's chart topping duet with Eros Ramazzotti, "I Belong to You (Il Ritmo della Passione)". The singer would go on to become one of the top selling international female pop-singers of the 2000s and has been recognized for worldwide sales of over 30 million albums. She has also topped the U.S. dance chart on two separate occasions.
In 2014, Anastacia made a commercial and critical comeback with her sixth studio album Resurrection, which reached the top ten of multiple European music charts including Italy, Germany and the UK.
Known for her powerful mezzo voice and her small stature of 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm), the singer has been dubbed "the little lady with the big voice". Anastacia is also known for her trademark glasses (often darkly tinted); although she underwent laser surgery in August 2005, she frequently still wears them.
Over the course of her life Anastacia has battled numerous health problems including being diagnosed with Crohn's disease at age 13, breast cancer at age 34 and the heart condition supraventricular tachycardia, which the singer discovered she had at age 39. In February 2013 it was announced that Anastacia was battling a more intense form of breast cancer. On July 20 the singer announced via Twitter that she was again cancer free, while on October 1, 2013 to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Anastacia informed the media that she had undergone a double mastectomy.
In recognition of her decade-long charitable efforts in breast cancer awareness, Anastacia became only the second woman to be presented with the Humanitarian Award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2013.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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