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Milford, Pennsylvania (2002 – present)

Vanessa Lee Carlton (born August 16, 1980 in Milford, Pennsylvania) is an American pop and rock singer, songwriter and pianist best known for her hit song “A Thousand Miles”, the first single from her platinum-selling debut album Be Not Nobody (2002).

Vanessa’s fourth studio album, “Rabbits on the Run” was released on July 26th, 2011. Speaking with Songfacts about the lead single Carousel in a 2011 interview, Carlton explained that she wrote the song in a dream where the “da na na na na” tune was floating around.

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Three Grammy nominations, three studio albums, and a collection of hit songs has been the result of a fruitful career thus far for Vanessa Carlton, who first exploded onto the scene in 2002 with her stunning debut Be Not Nobody, and world-wide hit single “A Thousand Miles.”

Vanessa Carlton first began playing the piano as a toddler, continuing on an artistic road with her attendance at the School of American Ballet in New York, a path she would eventually abandon in favor of songwriting. She re-embraced the piano and began performing in bars and clubs across Manhattan. While studying at Columbia University, Carlton was signed to Interscope Records, but made her formal debut on A&M under veteran producer Ron Fair.


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  • kulpdogg

    Vanessa has officially announced she is pregnant and that is the reason for the album delay.

    27 Jun 9:16pm Reply
  • kulpdogg

    yes, Summer 2015 unfortunately.

    23 Jun 4:37pm Reply
  • LA_Netto

    did she say that liberman's coming next year or am i crazy?

    11 Jun 1:05am Reply
  • felipemalfoy


    26 May 3:47am Reply
  • aeshwarya

    Pretty baby why can't you see? <3 :D

    23 Apr 3:28pm Reply
  • LAT-Lavigne

    New album is called "Liberman" ♥

    20 Apr 4:06am Reply
  • Ouroborosian

    @TehGus: Yes, she is. All "similar artist" means is that they have a ton of fans in common. Michele Branch is listed as one because most people who listen to Vanessa a lot also listen to Michele Branch a lot. That's how "similar artists" are determined on How people still don't know that after all these years is beyond my comprehension.

    2 Apr 5:39pm Reply
  • TheKillers5

    v it should be out by the summer at the latest...((i hope)). the album is done, she posted a pic of it on her instragram sooo...she better be dropping it soon.

    25 Mar 10:40pm Reply
  • Earlysac

    where's the new album?

    23 Mar 6:28pm Reply
  • LA_Netto

    willows my new anthem

    7 Mar 2:28am Reply
  • WickedProphet

    He's my first mistake </3

    4 Mar 8:10am Reply
  • MaickWanted

    Nolita Fairytale ♥

    19 Feb 1:31am Reply
  • TehGus

    michelle branch IS NOT a similar artist.

    18 Feb 5:02pm Reply
  • LouisaViolet

    Just listened to Rabbits on the Run for the first time. I can't believe that I've waited for so long to listen to it. It's absolutely beautiful!

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • chocobooo

    she's not pregnant anymore :/ what a sad news. and I must admit, I'm not very fond of the new song.. it's too retro and lacks the most imporant thing - melody. and piano, too. hopefully, next songs are going to be better, because her last album was stellar.

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • LA_Netto

    100% in love with this girl

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • LouisaViolet

    New music? Cool!

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • myfairytale-


    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • marcoant_w

    I think that the new album will have similar sound to Rabbits but with more positive vibe. Unfortunately we will have to wait a little more for this album to come out, she's pregnant now and I don't believe she'll release something next year. Maybe she will make new songs and discard the 2014 album.

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
  • trayertrash

    As much as I love her 'older music', I think I'll Wait For You shows she's more than one type of performer. I'll always love her piano ballads, but all artist need to explore different sounds & change one way or another. I'm sure since her last album she's been influenced by many things both good and bad & her upcoming music will be a perfect reflection of it.

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
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