Anastacia biography

September 17, 1968

Who is Anastacia?

Anastacia Lyn Newkirk on September 17, 1968 was born in Chicago, father and singer mother actress on Broadway. Raised in New York, at the age of thirteen Anastacia turns out to suffer from Crohn's disease, which affects the digestive system and forces her to undergo several operations. Shortly after, his parents split up, and she follows her mother to Manhattan with her sister. During the day, follows mom Diane by a theatre, but also has time to study and graduate at the Professional Children's School. Meanwhile, he spends most evenings listening to the tracks of Barbra Streisand and Elton John, which is exercised in his singing the vocals are worth the benevolent "Freak of nature", i.e. "freak of nature" (which by the way will be the name of her second album).

Enter the world of music singing "1018" club in the Big Apple, where he discovers the freestyle dance. Become part of the Mtv Club, has the opportunity to dance in the music video of Salt-n-Pepa "Twist and shout"; noticed by the manufacturer or g. Pearce, is however some initial difficulty in convincing the record companies, and the white girl (but with black voice) would have you sing hip hop or pop songs, while she would prefer to focus on rock and soul. In 1992 Anastacia sings "Get here" by Oleta Adams in D.L. Hughley, and the following year he recorded the song "One more chance", but did not get any contract.

Only in 1998 that the girl comes to success by appearing to conveyance of Mtv's "The cut", in search of new talent. Overcoming the competition of other 150 kids with the song "Not that kind", gets a contract with Daylight Records: 13 June 2000 is released his first album, called "Not that kind", the first single is "I'm outta love". From disk, who won three times Platinum in Switzerland, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Netherlands and even five times Platinum in Germany, are also the singles "Not that kind", "Made for Lovin' you" and "Cowboys & kisses". Surprisingly, though, the album gains limited success at home, selling "only" 300,000 copies.

-However-become a world star in a matter of months, Anastacia participates in 2001 at the event "Pavarotti & Friends", singing "I ask of you" with the Italian tenor, and won an Mtv Europe Music Award (Best pop category) and a World Music Award (the World's best selling new female pop artist). In November 2001 out his second album, titled "Freak of nature", whose most successful single is "One day in your life" and "Paid my dues". The song "Boom", instead, is used as the soundtrack Fifa World Cup held in Japan and South Korea in 2002, the year he participates in "Divas Las Vegas" on VH1, along with Celine Dion and Cher.

The following year, Anastacia, after deciding to run a reduction mammoplasty, discovers by chance during a medical examination of breast cancer: see, as well, to suspend his career to cope with radiation therapy, back in the recording studio just to record "Love is a crime", the soundtrack of the movie "Chicago." While continuing treatment, he moved to Chicago, where she prepares "Anastacia" album to be released on 29 March of 2004 that contains "Heavy on my heart" and "Where do I belong", tracks that speak of the disease that hit. The disc, which only in the year sells over twelve million copies, marking the birth of sprock, his musical genre which combines soul, pop and rock: the first single is "Left outside alone", followed by "Sick and tired" and "Welcome to my truth". Proceeds from "Heavy on my heart" are destined to an association engaged in the fight against breast cancer.

After "Live at last" tour, promotional tour in Europe alone sells more than 800,000 tickets, Anastacia engraves "Everything burns", part of the soundtrack of the movie "fantastic four", and "I belong to you (Il ritmo della passione)", paired with Eros Ramazzotti. After publishing, in November 2005, "Pieces of a dream", his first greatest hits album, and in the spring of 2006 by "Live at last", dvd of his last tour, the American interpreter is dedicated to fashion, designing a collection of clothes that gets a substantial success especially in Germany; following the placing on the market of "Resurrection", a perfume and a line of beauty products.

After getting married to Wayne Newton, his bodyguard, in April 2007, Anastacia speaks at the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the death of Princess Diana at Wembley Stadium in London performing in "Jesus Christ Superstar".

Shortly after, start recording "Heavy rotation", her fourth album, which includes among other things Rodney Jenkins and Ne-yo. However the first single, "I can feel you", not the success hoped for conquest. In 2009 kicks off the tour, European, "only Heavy Rotation Tour", while in 2010, having divorced her husband, Anastacia is judge of "don't stop believing", the British tv talent show inspired by "Glee", alongside Emma Bunton and Duncan James. On September 17 of that year he published "Burning star", Duet with Belgian artist Natalia, and the following year he performed in New York at Radio City Music Hall alongside Gigi D'Alessio.

After collaborating with Skoda Citigo promotion (for the car brand also affects the single "What we can do"), published at the end of 2012, "It's a man's world", album of unreleased and physically beaten only in Switzerland, in the Netherlands, in Germany, in Belgium and in Austria. To promote the album, organized the "It's a man's world Tour", scheduled for spring 2013: the event is canceled, however, after the recurrence of breast cancer that affects the singer in February of that year.