Vanessa Carlton is an American musician and singer. She is also a songwriter and has written many of her own songs. The singer became known to the public after she released her hit debut single “A Thousand Miles.” After her successful hit number, she has released many successful albums. Carlton has continued to release albums throughout the rest of her career. Carlton is very much involved in charity and is an activist.
Vanessa Carlton has an estimated net worth of $10 million. The successful singer and songwriter have achieved her net worth by working in the entertainment industry. She has produced many successful albums and has sold millions of copies worldwide. Her successful world tours have also contributed to her net worth.
Vanessa Lee Carlton was born on August 16th of 1980 in Milford, Pennsylvania. She has two younger siblings. Vanessa was interested in music from a young age. When she was just two, her mother personally trained her many musical principles.
When she was nine, she got interested in ballet. When she turned14, she got admitted into the School of American Ballet. After her ballet education, and began to perform at nightclubs and bars.
She began performing on stage and gained a lot of experience. She suffered from an eating disorder after she left high school and received treatment to cure the disease. She overcame the disorder soon after getting treatment.
Vanessa signed a record deal with A&M Records. She also collaborated with the songwriter and producer Peter Zizzo and recorded her first demo tape. The tape caught the attention of the producer Jimmy Iovine, and she was signed for another deal.
Vanessa continued to record various tracks that included the song “A Thousand Miles.” A&M president Ron Flair listened to the demo track and helped her to produce the song. The song became a major hit and made its debut in the top five on the charts. She also earned Grammy Award nominations. Vanessa continued to release many successful singles that include “Ordinary Day” and “Pretty Baby.”
She collaborated with many artists and started working on another album. Vanessa released “Heroes and Thieves,” and this album performed great on the charts. She signed a deal with the record label Razor & Tie, and released another album “Rabbits on the Run.” The album was a major success. She released another album in 2015 and it continued with a number of live albums. Vanessa Carlton made her Broadway debut in the musical “Beautiful.” She played the lead role and received positive reviews.
Vanessa Carlton is a bisexual. She began dating musician John McCauley and became pregnant. She suffered complications during her pregnancy. In 2013, McCauley and Carlton got married, and their first child was born in 2015.
After she released her album “Heroes and Thieves,” Carlton became a part of the song “More than This” which was created by many artists to support Tibet. She also collaborated with several artists and musicians and went on a trip to learn about climate change. Carlton has participated in PETA for various initiatives.