Anastacia (born Anastacia Lyn Newkirk on September 17, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter.
Anastacia has been highly successful in Europe, Oceania, and South America but has not had as much success in her native United States. In 2009 she was recognised with worldwide sales of fifty million records.
Anastacia has charted high with singles like I'm Outta Love, Paid My Dues,
One Day In Your Life, Left Outside Alone, Sick and Tired and her duet with Eros
Ramazzotti I Belong to You.
Anastacia is world renowned for her edgy, soulful voice and is famous for her ability to hit powerful notes (C3 - C6/D6) in a full voice range well into soprano tessituras. Her small stature (160 cm or 5'3") has also led to her being nicknamed "The Little Lady with The Big Voice".
Anastacia was also known for her trademark glasses (often darkly tinted), but
she had surgery to correct her vision permanently in August 2005.
Anastacia made headlines when diagnosed in 2003 with breast cancer.
On April 21, 2007 Anastacia married her bodyguard of three years, Wayne
Newton, in Mexico.
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