Vanessa Carlton – American pop singer and songwriter
Vanessa Carlton was born in Nashville, Tennessee on 16 August 1980. Her father was a pilot and her mom taught music. Vanessa has a brother and a sister. Carlton’s mother taught her kids to love music since the earliest childhood. Vanessa listened to classics when she was still a baby. When Carlton turned two, she started playing the piano. Seven years later, she discovered ballet. For a long time, Vanessa dreamed of becoming a ballerina. At 14, she enrolled at School Of American Ballet. Carlton lived in a dorm, studied ballet, and found time for piano and songwriting.
The career in ballet didn’t work out. After graduating, Vanessa went to work as a waiter. The young woman was waitressing by day and singing in the local clubs by night, honing her music skills. After the performances, Carlton still found time to record music and create demo albums.
Eventually, the aspiring singer’s efforts were rewarded. In 2001, she signed a contract with A&M Records and began her singing career.