"Anastacia" (born "Anastacia Lyn Newkirk", on September 17, 1968) is an American pop singer-songwriter who has sold over 34 million records since the release of her debut album ''Not That Kind'' in 2000. She is noted for her powerful, raspy-sounding voice and ability to hit high notes in her chest voice.
Anastacia became an icon in Europe, Oceania, and South Africa but never made as big an impact in America. Anastacia's music, with its often deep meanings, and poppy tunes appeal to a wide range of ages. She became famous by her trademark glasses, which she used until recently.
Anastacia was born in Chicago, Illinois into a showbiz family: her father Robert Newkirk was a singer and her mother Diane Hurley an actress in Broadway musical theatre. She is of Irish descent. Her family relocated to New York City when she was a teenager and she enrolled at the Professional Children's School in Manhattan.
Anastacia soon became interested in dance despite being diagnosed with Crohn's disease. She first gained prominence stealing the show from D.L. Hughley while he was hosting BET's ''Comic View'', singing Oleta Adams' "Get Here" in 1992. During the early 1990s, she ap...
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