Suzanne Nadine Vega is an American songwriter and singer known for her highly literate lyrics and eclectic folk-inspired music.
While majoring in English literature at Barnard College, Vega performed in small venues in Greenwich Village, where she was a regular contributor to the Monday night songwriters group at the Cornelia Street Cafe. In 1984, she received a major label record contract. Vega’s debut album, “Suzanne Vega,” was released in 1985 and was well received by critics in the U.S. and reached platinum status in Britain. Her next effort, “Solitude Standing” (1987), garnered critical and commercial success including two hit singles: “Tom’s Diner” and “Luka.” Vega?s other albums are “Days of Open Hand” (1990), “99.9F°” (1992), “Nine Objects of Desire” (1996), “Songs In Red and Gray” (2001). In addition to those albums, she has also had songs on movie soundtracks and had a compilation of greatest hits. Vega signed with Blue Note Records in the spring of 2006.
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