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Suzanne Vega

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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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  • ADAILTONCASTRO

    Tom's Diner

    14 Aug 9:47pm Reply
  • secondbench

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

    10 Aug 10:48am Reply
  • railpresureflip

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

    5 Aug 7:34am Reply
  • Estranged_Ann

    Not bad a new album.

    17 Mar 2:17pm 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 11:23pm Reply
  • Sarinijha

    15 Mar 9:12pm Reply
  • queerella

    I don't remember a bad S Vega album.

    15 Mar 9:48am Reply
  • kajo_93

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

    18 Feb 10:05pm Reply
  • Beat_C

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

    10 Feb 3:31pm Reply
  • crimsonxsoda

    I find this album kinda weird o.o

    4 Feb 3:48am Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    I'm loving the new album!!!

    2 Feb 7:54pm 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 10:46pm Reply
  • neukolin

    хороший концерт в Питере, спасибо!

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • kyliehollyday

    For the latest on Suzanne Vega; here's an exclusive interview from before her tour to Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, find out about "Horizon"/"Road Beyond This One" and her new album http://j.mp/16FIkOB

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • randomlife310

    I don't think I've ever heard a Suzanne Vega song I didn't like.

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • crimsonxsoda

    New album Feb 2014!

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Dreamglasses

    Wonderful songs!

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Whip-Smart

    I really need a new album soon. I'm getting a little bored of the acoustic albums as lovely as the new arangements are. Her last orginal album was in 2007 :(

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    happy birthday! this warrants a free Slurpee at 7-11 today. :)

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • crimsonxsoda

    Happy birthday, Suzy :3

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
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