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Anastacia Biography

Anastacia (born Anastacia Lyn Newkirk, on September 17, 1973) is an American pop singer who has sold 31 million records since the release of her first album Not That Kind in 2000. Anastacia became an icon in Europe and Oceania, but never made as big as an impact in the US. Anastacia's music, with it's often deep meanings, and poppy tunes appeal to a wide range of ages.

Anastacia was born in Chicago, Illinois into a showbiz family: her father was a singer and her mother an actress in Broadway musical theatre. Her family relocated to New York City when she was a teenager and she enrolled at the Professional Children's School in Manhattan. Anastacia's debut album Not That Kind 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 appeared regularly on Club MTV and in a couple of videos for rappers Salt-N-Pepa. In 1999, she attracted the interest of record labels after making the finals of MTV talent show The Cut. Anastacia signed a contract with Daylight Records, a custom label of Sony Music's Epic Records in March 1999. "The Cut" was hosted by Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC. A then-unknown Anastacia finished in third place, but impressed Lopes and the show's three judges so much that she scored herself a record deal anyway. Her debut album Not That Kind was released in 2000 and was a huge success reaching the top ten in eight countries in Europe, Asia, and Oceania. It went triple platinum in Australia spurred by the success of her debut smash "I'm Outta Love" which was the most popular single of the year in that country for 2000. While "I'm Outta Love" was a top ten song on the US dance charts, Not That Kind only reached the lower parts of the Billboard 200, since the single never managed to cross over to the American pop charts. Read Full Bio >>

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    "Knight and Day" UK Premiere - Arrivals

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    Anastacia in Concert at Herdade dos Salgados in Albufeira - August 17, 2010

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    "The Q by Pasquale" Glass Shoe Launch Party - Arrivals

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    Anastacia in Concert at Pavilhao Atlantico in Lisbon on July 25, 2009

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