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Vanessa Carlton

Along with Michelle Branch and Nelly Furtado, Vanessa Carlton helped usher in a new era of female songwriters during the early 2000s. "A Thousand Miles," her first single, was one of the biggest songs of 2002, topping the pop charts in America and cracking the Top Ten in England. None of her subsequent singles came close to matching that song's success, but Carlton continued releasing albums into the following decade, fine-tuning a sweeping, cinematic pop sound that featured her vocals and piano skills at the forefront.

Raised in Milford, a tiny town in eastern Pennsylvania, Vanessa Carlton took piano lessons from her mother and composed her first song as an eight-year-old. Several years later, she was accepted into the School of American Ballet in New York. Despite being one of the best dancers in her class, she became frustrated with the strictness of the discipline and began to look elsewhere for inspiration, eventually winding up at the piano located inside her Manhattan dorm. Carlton began writing songs again, reaching beyond the classical music of her youth to incorporate influences from pop artists like Tori Amos and Fiona Apple. When it came time to graduate, she halted her dancing career and enrolled at Columbia University instead, where she continued to work on her songwriting.

Carlton spent a pair of years waiting tables in Lower Manhattan, living in Hell's Kitchen, and playing open-mike events before signing with A&M Records. Label president Ron Fair took particular interest in her music and agreed to produce Be Not Nobody, which became Carlton's major-label debut in early 2002. "A Thousand Miles" was the album's crown jewel, earning three Grammy nominations and dominating radio playlists throughout the year, while "Ordinary Day" also enjoyed success as a Top 40 hit. Carlton toured heavily in support of the platinum-selling album, sharing stages with bands like Third Eye Blind and Goo Goo Dolls along the way. She also began dating Third Eye Blind's frontman, Stephen Jenkins, and duetted with Counting Crowes on a popular cover of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi."

Carlton began recording her second album in June 2003, with Jenkins serving as her producer, collaborator, and background vocalist. Together, the two spent a year creating Harmonium, a confessional and somewhat dark album that was markedly different from her first record. Public response was different, too, and Harmonium dropped out of the Top 40 during its second week of release. By the end of 2004, it had barely sold more than 100,000 copies, which worsened Carlton's relationship with A&M and led to her exit from the label during the following summer.

Carlton continued writing songs with help from Linda Perry (a collaborator from the Harmonium sessions) and Jenkins. In a surprise move, she also signed a new recording contract with The Inc., a label owned by rap mogul Irv Gotti. Perry, Jenkins, and Gotti all shared production duties on 2007's Heroes & Thieves, a diverse album that received strong reviews but, like its predecessor, failed to sell well. Jenkins and Carlton ended their relationship soon after the album's release, and her tenure with The Inc. proved to be similarly short. By 2010, she had partnered with another label, Razor & Tie, and briefly decamped to the U.K. to record her fourth album. Rabbits on the Run was released the following year. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
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tlandry043
This talentless hack needs to walk 1000 miles off a cliff so we won't have to hear anymore music from her
Joan Jett is going in the hall of fame
Who ever doesn't like a thousand miles is weird!
She walked 1,000 miles for I I I from third eye blind
I love most of her songs. I hate nolita fairytale the album.
I love her song a thousand miles.
White Houses
Carousel
Vanessa only had sex once. I've done it 56 times.
Great song
Ordinary day
I got 2 Shakira cds today
I remember her from mtv
Anybody else remember this in White Chicks
Vanessa Carlton had her baby last night
MAKIN MA WAY DOWNTOWN WALKIN FAST
OHMYGOD
Vanessa sounds like a baby and is a mother now.
Most talented woman ever since Fiona Apple.
This song was on pretty lairs it was so funny
jorokmaeshil
Vanessa Hair Band!
HAHA WHITE CHICKS XD!!!!
i cant describe any words for the songs that she writes or sings for that matter
Thanks to white chick i love this song. And her
White Chicks tho.....
This song in white chicks tho ��
erikavan28
I remember Magcon did this song once. Good memories.
Making my way downtown with my b**** she's gonna make me Sandwich
Didn't she sign to murder inc with Ashanti and ja rule
I love this song!
This song will forever be one of my favorites❤️
saraheberkne r
You know, I've seen several of those things that say If you don't post this you will die like there is below. I haven't reposted any of them and I haven't died yet. Of course, I will eventually, but I haven't been kissed yet either.
i love this song
She sounds like she's 12 years old.
I can't wait to see you tomorrow *correct himself* tonight
Vanessa in the house
My bf and i would live A Thousand Miles away together
#Thousand Miles
A Thousand Miles is a good song
lililovesmus i c 9 0 8
You will be kissed on the nearest Friday. Tomorrow it will be the best day of your life. Now that you started reading don't stop. If you don't post this on five other songs you will die. Post the 5 songs in 143 minutes and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is scary but it actually works.
karlaj1022
White chicks!!!
I love this song ❤❤❤❤❤❤
Haha! This reminds me of white chicks!(:
good song
If I could see my boyfriend tonight I would walk a thousand miles
happyunicorn s 1 3 2
A thousand miles
I'll always need you, you complete our relationship , I love how you make me fall in love with you just by smiling at me and calling me beautiful
I love this song can for life antonie luster
white Chicks lol
I love this song!!! ^-^
alexzandrias e r r a n o 1 1
Omg white chick and dundunnunun and I need you dundunnunun and I you
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