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New York City (1984 – present)

Suzanne Vega (born Suzanne Nadine Vega on 11 July 1959 in Santa Monica, California) is an American noted for her eclectic -inspired music. Two of Vega’s songs (both from her second album Solitude Standing, 1987) reached the top 10 of various international chart listings: ” Luka” and “Tom’s Diner”.

Though born in California, Vega has lived most of her life in New York City. There, she attended the High School of the Performing Arts (the school seen in the feature film musical Fame), where she studied modern dance. Vega realized that her talent in dance was not sufficient to make her living. While pursuing a degree in English at Columbia University, she penned many songs, and performed in college and community coffeehouses inside and outside the New York City area.

She was discovered in 1984, releasing her eponymous debut the following year. However, it was not until her 1987 sophomore effort, Solitude Standing, that Vega entered the U.S. mainstream with the lyrically unlikely hit Luka. Three years later, a remix of the album’s opening track “Tom’s Diner” became an American and European hit for “DNA Featuring Suzanne Vega.”

Having continuously built and maintained a loyal fanbase since her fame’s peak, Vega has a prolific catalogue, and in 2003 she released a retrospective collection. Beauty & Crime, her seventh album, was released in 2007. Inspired by the city where Vega grew up and still currently resides, Beauty & Crime revolves around her experiences in New York.


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  • Rodhina

    Tom's Diner ♥

    25 Apr 6:49am Reply
  • TiagoBlackout

    Britney queen re-recorded Tom's Diner. Suzanne Vega said he has heard and approved.

    20 Apr 2:17am Reply
  • Whip-Smart

    Picked up Solitude Standing & Days of Open Hand on vinyl today. Happy world record store day everyone.

    19 Apr 1:57am Reply
  • ElinoraRose

    one of the best singers ever.........

    5 Mar 9:03pm Reply
  • leneheart

    14 Feb 9:57pm Reply
  • flaviossz

    Simple and fantastic. See you!

    29 Jan 11:42pm Reply
  • pechorkinname

    when you call me, I'm afraid I will not hear, so loud the rain pounding on the roof. all the same singer rain, your rain.

    30 Dec 2014 Reply

    Tom's Diner

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • secondbench

    she is genious for me. So heavily choose her best song because so many are the best

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
  • railpresureflip

    Fun fact: 'Tom's Dinner' was the first song to be an mp3 file, ever.

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Estranged_Ann

    Not bad a new album.

    17 Mar 2014 Reply
  • crimsonxsoda

    The last album has really grown on me. I think Laying on of Hands / Stoic 2 is one of the best songs in the album; the percussion gives something really unique to the song

    16 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Sarinijha

    15 Mar 2014 Reply
  • queerella

    I don't remember a bad S Vega album.

    15 Mar 2014 Reply
  • kajo_93

    It's much better than Beauty & Crime, has energy and melody!

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Beat_C

    it makes me sad that i find the new album quit bad :-(

    10 Feb 2014 Reply
  • crimsonxsoda

    I find this album kinda weird o.o

    4 Feb 2014 Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    I'm loving the new album!!!

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • abfdrumz

    @u2theedge: hahaha...mind if I borrow "has talent but sucks" for next time I've had one too many and really want to have it both ways? (NP: the ridiculously good Songs For Red and Gray)

    29 Jan 2014 Reply
  • neukolin

    хороший концерт в Питере, спасибо!

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
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