Suzanne Vega

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Suzanne Vega
Background information
Birth name Suzanne Nadine Peck
Born July 11, 1959 (1959-07-11) (age 54)
Santa Monica, California, United States[1]
Origin New York City, United States[2]
Genres Alternative rock, folk rock
Occupations Singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1982–present
Labels A&M
Blue Note
Amanuensis Productions

Suzanne Nadine Vega (born 1959 in Santa Monica, California) is an American singer, recording artist and songwriter. She is best known for her songs "Luka" and "Tom's Diner".

At the age of nine she began to write poetry. She wrote her first song at age fourteen. She attended New York's High School of Performing Arts. There she studied modern dance and graduated in 1977.

Personal life[change | edit source]

On March 17, 1995, Vega married Mitchell Froom, a musician and a record producer. They have a daughter, Ruby Froom (born July 8, 1994). The band Soul Coughing's Ruby Vroom album was named after her.[3] Recently Ruby sang with her mother.[4][5][6] Vega and Froom separated in 1998.

On February 11, 2006, Vega married Paul Mills, a lawyer and poet.[7]

Studio albums[change | edit source]

Year Album UK[8] U.S. AUS NZ GER FR SUI
1985 Suzanne Vega 11 91 23 9 54 - -
1987 Solitude Standing 2 11 7 1 6 - 8
1990 Days of Open Hand1 7 50 74 24 16 - 19
1992 99.9F° 20 86 56 38 27 - 24
1996 Nine Objects of Desire2 43 92 - - 43 25 23
2001 Songs in Red and Gray 100 178 - - 53 36 47
2007 Beauty & Crime3 127 129 - - 81 52 79
2010 Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs - - - - - - -
2010 Close-Up Vol. 2, People & Places - - - - - - -
2011 Close-Up Vol. 3, States of Being - - - - - - -
2012 Close-Up Vol. 4, Songs of Family - - - - - - -

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Other websites[change | edit source]

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