Anastacia Anastacia

American singer-songwriter Anastacia Anastacia

Anastacia is an American singer-songwriter who burst onto the music business in 1993. Anastacia has been highly successful in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South Africa and South America, but has had only minor success in her native United States.
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 47
    On 19 August 2016, Anastacia was confirmed to be a contestant on the UK television show, Strictly Come Dancing.
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  • 2015
    Age 46
    As of 2015, she has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
    Her Ultimate Collection was released in 2015 and peaked in the top ten of the UK charts, giving the singer her 6th top ten album in Britain.
  • 2014
    Age 45
    The album, entitled Resurrection, was released in May 2014 and was met with both critical and commercial success, giving the singer her sixth top ten Italian album and fifth top ten UK album.
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    In 2014, Anastacia made a comeback with her sixth studio album Resurrection, which reached the top ten in the Italian, Netherlands, Switzerland, German and the UK charts.
  • 2013
    Age 44
    On October 1, 2013 to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Anastacia informed the media that she had undergone a double mastectomy.
    In 2013 Anastacia was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time.
    In recognition of her decade-long charitable efforts in breast cancer awareness, Anastacia became only the second woman to be presented with the Humanitarian Award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2013.
    On July 20 the singer announced via Twitter that she was again cancer free, while on October 1, 2013 to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Anastacia informed the media that she had undergone a double mastectomy.
    In February 2013, it was announced that Anastacia was battling a more intense form of breast cancer.
    Due to her decade-long charitable efforts in breast cancer awareness, Anastacia became only the second woman to be presented with the Humanitarian Award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2013.
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    On October 1, 2013 Anastacia informed the media that she had undergone a double mastectomy.
    On July 20, 2013, Anastacia was given the all-clear from breast cancer for a second time, tweeting "Cancer Free Forever".
    On February 27, 2013, Anastacia announced that she was forced to cancel her European tour due to the fact that she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time and was undergoing treatment.
    On February 2, 2013, Anastacia tweeted that she would start writing for her next studio album of new material in the following week.
    In recognition of her decade-long charitable efforts in breast cancer awareness, Anastacia became only the second woman to be presented with the Humanitarian Award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 43
    Throughout November and December 2012 Anastacia took part in the annual Night of the Proms, a series of concerts held in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany which combine classical music with famous pop songs.
    The deal included the release of her following two albums, It's a Man's World, a collection of covers of songs by male rock artists released on November 9, 2012, followed by an album of original material.
    In July 2012, Anastacia announced on her Twitter page (and Facebook fan page) the release of a new commercial single for car company Škoda Auto.
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    During the summer of 2012, Anastacia toured throughout Europe.
    In June 2012, Anastacia was confirmed as a guest judge for the ninth series of The X Factor UK at the Glasgow auditions alongside judges Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos.
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  • 2011
    Age 42
    On November 11, 2011 she performed in Madrid for the SAP Sapphire Conference.
    In February 2011, Anastacia was a guest at the Gigi D'Alessio concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York, performing as an opening act.
  • 2010
    Age 41
    On August 17, Natalia and Anastacia recorded a collaborative single, "Burning Star", which was released on September 17, 2010 as promotion for the concert series.
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    Following "Stalemate", Anastacia released "Safety", a duet with Russian singer Dima Bilan, was recorded in Los Angeles in May 2010.
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    During the summer of 2010 Anastacia also became one of the main judges on British talent series Don't Stop Believing, a contest inspired by the musical comedy-drama Glee.
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    In March 2010, Anastacia again entered the recording studio.
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  • 2009
    Age 40
    During the winter of 2009, Anastacia once again joined Lulu for the Here Come the Girls Tour with Heather Small replacing Chaka Khan.
    In October 2009, Anastacia released a collaborative single with British band Ben's Brother entitled "Stalemate", which was included on the band's album Battling Giants.
    On December 7, 2009 Anastacia opened the annual Royal Variety Performance with Lulu and Chaka Khan, performing a rendition of "Relight My Fire".
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    In November and December 2009 Anastacia, Chaka Khan and Lulu were headlining the Here Come the Girls a special Christmas concert that visited the United Kingdom only.
    In June 2009, Anastacia began her second tour throughout Europe to promote her fourth studio album.
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    In 2009, the Women's World Award presented Anastacia with the World Artist Award, recognizing the singer's success and ongoing positive influence in pop music.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    On July 24, Anastacia announced that her fourth studio album Heavy Rotation would be released October 27, 2008 in Europe and Asia (and elsewhere in 2009).
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  • 2007
    Age 38
    In November 2007, her biography on the official Anastacia website was updated to say there would be a new album in 2008, with a tour to follow.
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    In August 2007, a video was put on the "Anastacia by S. Oliver" web site.
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    Anastacia attended the memorial Concert for Diana on July 1, 2007, which would have been on Diana's forty-sixth birthday.
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    Anastacia married her bodyguard Wayne Newton in Huatulco, Mexico on April 21, 2007. In April 2010, it was confirmed that the two had filed a petition for divorce.
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  • 2006
    Age 37
    Not long after the release of "I Belong to You (Il Ritmo Della Passione)", Anastacia released her first live DVD Live at Last on March 27, 2006 in Europe.
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  • 2005
    Age 36
    In 2005, she was recognized for worldwide sales of over 20 million.
    In late 2005, she released her first greatest hits collection, called Pieces of a Dream, named after a track of the same name.
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  • 2004
    Age 35
    From September 2004 to August 2005, Anastacia embarked on the Live at Last Tour.
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    The song also topped the Australian charts, Anastacia's second number one in the country, where it went on to become the second-biggest selling single of 2004.
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  • 2003
    Age 34
    Anastacia entered record studios in September 2003 to begin recording her next album, working with Glen Ballard, Dallas Austin, and David A. Stewart for release in 2004.
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    In January 2003, Anastacia decided to have her breasts reduced because of back strain.
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  • 2002
    Age 33
    Anastacia was also asked to sing the official song for the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea and subsequently performed this at the opening ceremony.
    Anastacia joined Celine Dion, Shakira, Cher, Dixie Chicks, and Stevie Nicks for VH1 Divas Live in 2002 and she also contributed the song "Love Is a Crime" to the Chicago soundtrack.
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    Soon after she released a double disc edition featuring two bonus hits, remixes for three of the tracks on the album and two live tracks taken from a Japan gig that was performed on the September 13, 2002.
  • 2001
    Age 32
    Her second album Freak of Nature released in 2001, achieved successful sales in the UK where it went triple platinum as well as being a hit throughout continental Europe, however unlike her debut it did not match the same level of international success.
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  • 2000
    Age 31
    It went four times platinum in Europe and triple platinum in Australia; her debut single "I'm Outta Love" was a global smash hit in 2000, topping the charts in Belgium, Australia and New Zealand, peaking at number two in France, Switzerland, Italy and Ireland as well as also reaching number six both in Germany and the UK.
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    Backed up by leading American producer/writers, she released her debut album, Not That Kind on June 13, 2000.
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  • 1999
    Age 30
    This afterwards led her to sign with Daylight, one of Epic's labels, by March 1999.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 29
    She encouraged her to join MTV's talent show The Cut in 1998.
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    Eventually in 1998, before turning 30, Anastacia attracted the interest of record labels after making the finals of the short-lived MTV talent show The Cut.
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    She had two duet songs with Cuban composer Omar Sosa in 1998, performing "Mi Negra, Tu Bombón" and "Tienes Un Solo" in 1999.
  • 1997
    Age 28
    In 1997 she also sang background for Kurt Carr's gospel vocal ensemble called The Kurt Carr Singers.
    By 1997, Anastacia had become the member of a band called The Kraze which she remained a part of until 1999.
  • 1994
    Age 25
    In 1994, she sang back-up vocals on Jamie Foxx debut album Peep This, and in 1995 Anastacia sang back-up vocals on Paula Abdul's third studio album Head Over Heels.
  • 1993
    Age 24
    In 1993 she moved to Los Angeles to record the song One More Chance for the producer OG Pierce, it resulted however in no record deal.
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  • 1992
    Age 23
    In 1992 she gained her first break as a solo singer on BET's ComicView, singing Oleta Adams' "Get Here".
  • 1991
    Age 22
    In 1991, she featured in music video My Fallen Angel of Dominican singer/actor Coro.
  • 1990
    Age 21
    She sang back-up vocals on pop star Tiffany's New Inside album in 1990.
    In 1990, she started her musical career as a backing vocalist.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 14
    Despite her ongoing health problems Anastacia continued to pursue her ambitions for the next decade. Anastacia started her career in 1983 as a dancer for hire.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on September 17, 1968.
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