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Suzanne Vega

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Suzanne Nadine Vega (born July 11, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter best known for her folk-inspired music. Vega's music career spans almost 40 years. She came to prominence in the mid-1980s, releasing four singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s, including "Marlene on the Wall", "Left of Center", "Luka" and "No Cheap Thrill". "Tom's Diner", which was originally released as an a cappella recording on Vega's second album, Solitude Standing (1987), was remixed in 1990 as a dance track by English electronic duo DNA with Vega as featured artist, and it became a Top 10 hit in over five countries. The original a capella recording of the song was used as a test during the creation of the MP3 format. The role of her song in the development of the MP3 compression prompted Vega to be given the title of "The Mother of the MP3".Vega has released nine studio albums to date, the latest of which is Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers, released in 2016.

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June 21, 2022

Suzanne Vega announces 2023 winter UK tour

The tour announcement comes ahead of her performance at Glastonbury this weekend The post Suzanne Vega announces 2023 winter UK tour appeared first on NME.

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May 12, 2022

Glastonbury 2022 confirms line-up for the Acoustic Stage

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, The Waterboys and Suzanne Vega will all headline The post Glastonbury 2022 confirms line-up for the Acoustic Stage appeared first on NME.

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April 13, 2022

Here Are the Lyrics to AnnenMayKantereit & Giant Rooks’ ‘Tom’s Diner’

Follow along with the lyrics to AnnenMayKantereit and Giant Rooks' cover of Suzanne Vega's 1987 single.

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March 23, 2022

New Around the World: Aitch & Ashanti’s ‘Baby’ Update Hits Global Excl. U.S. Chart

Plus, another new version of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" debuts on the Global 200.

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Discs

An Evening of New York Songs and Stories

September 11, 2020

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New York is My Destination

June 19, 2020

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Toms Diner

January 20, 2018

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Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers

October 14, 2016

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In Concert (Live at the Coach House, San Juan Capistano 1993)

September 12, 2014

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Luka (Spanish Version) [Close-Up Extras Version]

July 18, 2014

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Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles

February 3, 2014

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Solitude Standing Live 2012

March 11, 2013

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Close up, Vol. 4 - Songs of Family

September 23, 2012

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Close-Up, Vol. 3 - States of Being

July 10, 2011

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Streets of Laredo

May 24, 2011

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Close up, Vol. 2 - People & Places

October 3, 2010

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Close up, Vol. 1 - Love Songs

June 13, 2010

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Beauty & Crime

January 1, 2007

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Live at the Stephen Talkhouse

October 25, 2005

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Songs In Red And Gray

January 1, 2001

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Sessions At West 54th

August 18, 1997

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Nine Objects Of Desire

January 1, 1996

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99.9 F

January 1, 1992

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Days Of Open Hand

April 17, 1990

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Tired Of Sleeping

January 1, 1990

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Men In A War

January 1, 1990

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Solitude Standing

April 1, 1987

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Tom's Diner

January 1, 1987

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Luka

January 1, 1987

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Suzanne Vega

May 1, 1985

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