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Vanessa Carlton

"Vanessa Lee Carlton" (born August 16 1980) is an American pop singer, songwriter, and pianist best known for the single "A Thousand Miles" from her platinum-selling debut album ''Be Not Nobody'' (2002). Carlton's second album ''Harmonium'' (2004) was a commercial failure, which led her to part company from her record label, though she still holds a small dedicated fanbase. She currently resides in San Francisco with her producer-boyfriend Stephan Jenkins (lead singer of Third Eye Blind), and her third album is slated for a spring 2007 release.

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Carlton was born in Milford, Pennsylvania to Ed Carlton, a pilot, and Heidi, a piano teacher; she has two younger siblings, Gwen and Edmund. She is of Scandinavian descent on her father's side, and of Russian Jewish descent on her mother's. Although she was not raised in any religion, she has referred to herself as "Jewish" and said she was "spiritual". She began playing the piano as a toddler, and received tutoring from her mother. After returning from Disneyland at the age of two, Carlton played "It's a Small World" on the piano. This event inspired Carlton's mother to expose Carlton to various classical composers such as Moza...

years active 2001–present
origin Milford, Pennsylvania
music genre Pop music
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