Daylight/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, Added To VH1

Artist's Debut Album On Daylight/Columbia In Stores Tuesday, August 30


Daylight/Columbia Records is set to release Anastacia, the third full-length album -- and first for Columbia -- from the multi-million selling artist Anastacia. A #1 chart-topping album in nine countries (& #1 all of Europe), Anastacia will be available to American fans on Tuesday, August 30.

"Left Outside Alone," the anthemic first single from Anastacia, written by Anastacia and Grammy Award-winners Glen Ballard and Dallas Austin, became the #1 airplay song in 11 countries. A provocative and sensuous clip for the song, directed by noted fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier and David Lipman, has recently been added to VH1.

Anastacia has been scheduled for a number of high-profile television appearances in support of her new album and is slated to appear on the "Today" show (NBC, August 29), the "Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS, August 30), "The View" (ABC, August 31), and the CBS News' "Saturday Early Show" (CBS, September 3).

Tracks on Anastacia include: "Seasons Change," "Left Outside Alone," "Time," "Sick and Tired," "Heavy On My Heart," "I Do," "Welcome To My Truth," "Pretty Little Dum Dum," "Underground Army," "Rearview," "Where Do I Belong," and "Maybe Today."

The door to global 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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