Anastacia, born Anastacia Lyn Newkirk, September 17, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Anastacia was born to a family of showbiz, her father, Robert Newkirk is a club singer, while her mother, Diane Hurley is an actress in Broadway musical theater.
Anastacia is a famous singer and songwriter in Europe, Asia, Oceania, South Africa, and the United States. She has sold 25 million albums worldwide. Anastacia is famous for her strong voice and is nicknamed “the little lady with the big voice”.
Anastacia had been a headline around the world when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. This was not the first serious illness she suffered. When he was 13 years old, Anastacia suffered from chronic stomach pain, called Crohn’s disease. But all that does not reduce the enthusiasm and hard work that is in her. Shortly after being convicted of cancer, she began surgery and radiotherapy to fight cancer.
Anastacia is also famous for her concern for social and humanitarian issues. She formed the Anastacia Fund, which promotes awareness of cancer early. Anastacia also supports many humanitarian programs, such as Life Ball 2006 (annual humanitarian program for AIDS in Europe) and Challenge for the Children, and 46664 which was pioneered by Nelson Mandela for AIDS awareness.
The inaugural album Anastacia titled NOT THAT KIND released in 2000. The album was very successful, in the top ten in 8 countries in Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The first single, I’m Outta Love, became the most popular single in 2000 in Australia, and sat on 6 UK charts and top 10 in many countries. Another single on this album is Not That kind, Cowboys & Kisses, and Made for Lovin ‘You also won success as the previous single.
No different from her first album, Anastacia’s second album, FREAK OF NATURE (2001) achieved great success. The single in it includes Paid My Dues, One Day in Your Life, Why’d You Lie to Me, and You’ll Never Be Alone.
Anastacia released her third album, ANASTACIA, in 2004. Like the previous two albums, this album was successful in the market. Famous singles include: Outside Outside Alone, Sick and Tired, Welcome to My Truth, and Heavy on My Heart. At the end of 2005, Anastacia released the album PIECES OF A DREAM, which included, among others, Pieces of a Dream and I Belong to You (duet with Eros Ramazzotti).