Columbia Records Readies Release Of Anastacia, Eagerly Anticipated New Album From Multi-Million-Selling Singer-Songwriter-Performer
'Left Outside Alone,' 1st Single from Anastacia, Co-Written By Anastacia & Grammy Winners Glen Ballard & Dallas Austin
Artist's Debut Album On Columbia In Stores Tuesday, June 21
Columbia Records is set to release Anastacia, the third full-length album -- and first for Columbia -- from the multi-million selling artist Anastacia. Already a #1 chart-topping album in nine countries (& #1 all of Europe), Anastacia will be available to American fans on Tuesday, June 21.
"Left Outside Alone," the anthemic first single from Anastacia, written by Anastacia and Grammy Award-winners Glen Ballard and Dallas Austin, has become the #1 airplay song in 11 countries.
The door to success opened for Anastacia in 2000 when her debut album, Not That Kind, reached the Top 10 in eight European and Far East countries. By the time her second album, Freak of Nature, was released in 2002, the Anastacia buzz had hit the United States with special guest artist Anastacia joining Mary J. Blige, Cher, Shakira, Celine Dion, and the Dixie Chicks on- stage for the fifth annual VH1 "Divas Live" showcase.
Born in Chicago and raised in New York City, Anastacia discovered her passion for pop and dance music as a devotee of the New York club scene. An accomplished and multi-faceted performer, Anastacia got her first taste of show business as a dancer appearing on "Club MTV" and in music videos including Salt-N-Pepa's "Everybody Get Up" and "Twist and Shout." She made her initial mark as a singer and songwriter when, after performing one of her original compositions, she wound up a finalist on the MTV talent competition, "The Cut."
To date, Anastacia has sold more than 19 million albums and singles worldwide. With the release of Anastacia, she's bringing her new hit sounds back home to America.
SOURCE: Columbia Records
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