Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is an American singer, songwriter and former dancer.
89 Facts About Anastacia
Anastacia's cover album It's a Man's World was followed by a sixth studio album Resurrection, which reached the top ten of several European charts.
In 2017, Anastacia released the studio album Evolution and its lead single "Caught in the Middle".
Anastacia has established herself as one of the best-selling international female singers of the 2000s and 2010s.
Anastacia has had five top ten singles on US Billboard's Dance Club chart and three albums on its Top Album Sales chart.
Anastacia underwent corrective LASIK surgery in August 2005, although she still frequently wears the glasses for which she became noted when she first became famous.
Anastacia was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when she was 13, breast cancer at the age of 34, and supraventricular tachycardia aged 39.
In 2013, Anastacia was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time.
In recognition of her decade-long charitable efforts in breast cancer awareness, Anastacia became the second woman ever to be presented with the Humanitarian Award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2013.
Anastacia was born in Chicago, Illinois; her late father Robert Newkirk was a club-singer and her mother Diane Hurley an actress on Broadway.
Anastacia was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when she was thirteen.
Anastacia started her career in 1983 as a dancer for hire.
Anastacia appeared in two music videos for American hip hop trio Salt-N-Pepa.
Anastacia sang back-up vocals on pop star Tiffany's New Inside album in 1990.
In 1994, she sang back-up vocals on Jamie Foxx debut album Peep This, and in 1995, Anastacia sang back-up on Paula Abdul's third studio album Head Over Heels.
In 1998, Anastacia was unemployed after being fired from a beauty salon for "being too loud" and she was disappointed after years of bad luck in the music industry.
Anastacia was considering switching to a career in child psychology.
Anastacia made her way to be one of the ten finalists, performing her own composition entitled "Not That Kind".
Anastacia attracted the interest of record labels after appearing on The Cut hosted by rapper Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
Anastacia signed a contract with Daylight Records, a custom label of Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records in March 1999.
Anastacia sang the official song for the 2002 FIFA World Cup held in South Korea and Japan at the opening ceremony.
In January 2003, Anastacia decided to have breast reduction because of back strain.
Anastacia subsequently established the Anastacia Fund to promote awareness of breast cancer among younger women.
Anastacia has attributed her health scare as an inspiration for her third album.
Anastacia brought in rock instruments to create a new atmosphere.
Anastacia felt that she needed more funkiness and pop but not too much edge.
Anastacia entered record studios in September 2003 to begin recording the album, working with Glen Ballard, Dallas Austin, and David A Stewart for release in 2004.
Anastacia quickly became her most successful album to date, giving her a third consecutive triple platinum album in the UK and reaching the top of the national charts in Ireland, the Netherlands, Australia, Greece, Germany and other countries.
Unlike her first two albums, which were released in her homeland of America, Anastacia was not, despite being scheduled for release on three occasions.
From September 2004 to August 2005, Anastacia embarked on the Live at Last Tour.
Not long after the release of "I Belong to You ", Anastacia released her first live DVD Live at Last on March 27,2006, in Europe.
Anastacia attended the memorial Concert for Diana on July 1,2007, which would have been on Diana's forty-sixth birthday.
Anastacia opened the medley section of the show and sang a rendition of "Superstar", from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, with a gospel chorus behind her.
In November 2007, her biography on the official Anastacia website was updated to say there would be an album in 2008, with a tour to follow.
On July 24, Anastacia announced that her fourth studio album Heavy Rotation would be released in Europe and Asia on October 27,2008.
Anastacia remained positive, stating that other artists have faced the same problems while changing a record label, blaming the world economic crisis and the label's decision to alter her sound from her own "sprock" sound of her previous record to a more "urban feel".
In later years Anastacia regretted the change of sound, citing personal problems that led to a creative sell-out.
In June 2009, Anastacia began her second tour throughout Europe to promote her fourth studio album.
On December 7,2009, Anastacia opened the annual Royal Variety Performance with Lulu and Chaka Khan, performing a rendition of "Relight My Fire".
In October 2009, Anastacia released a collaborative single with British band Ben's Brother entitled "Stalemate", which was included on the band's album Battling Giants.
In February 2011, Anastacia was a guest at the Gigi D'Alessio concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York, performing as an opening act.
In June 2012, Anastacia was confirmed as a guest judge for the ninth series of The X Factor UK at the Glasgow auditions alongside judges Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos.
In July 2012, Anastacia announced on her Twitter page and Facebook fan page the release of a commercial single for car company Skoda Auto.
Anastacia later released the video for the song through her social media pages.
On February 2,2013, Anastacia tweeted that she would start writing for her next studio album of new material in the following week.
In 2012, Anastacia starred in the film All You Can Dream, directed by Valerio Zanoli.
On February 27,2013, Anastacia announced that she had cancelled her European tour because she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time and was undergoing treatment.
Anastacia later confirmed via her Twitter account that she was writing and recording songs for her sixth studio album, including working with producers John Fields and Steve Diamond.
Anastacia stated it would mark a return to her "sprock" sound.
Anastacia was given the German Radio Regenbogen Award for Charity and Entertainment in April 2014.
In June 2014, Anastacia announced that due to a hernia procedure she would be unable to promote the album for a number of weeks.
Anastacia was named as one of the judges on the German talent show Rising Star.
In November 2014, Anastacia began her Resurrection Tour, her first tour to include Australia.
In 2015, Anastacia released a jewelry collection with Tat 2 Designs, which consisted of bracelets, earrings and necklaces by Anastacia and designer Briana Erin.
Anastacia was eliminated from the show in its sixth week.
On February 17,2016, Women's Wear Daily announced that Anastacia teamed up with Blumarine for an eyewear collection.
In January 2019, it was announced that Anastacia would portray Killer Queen in the 2019 Dutch run of the We Will Rock You musical.
Anastacia performed in Amsterdam and The Hague from December 6,2019, to January 13,2020, covering various Queen songs.
Anastacia was revealed as the winner of the third season of The Masked Singer Australia in October 2021, competing as the "Vampire" mask making her the first American singer to win the show.
On February 7,2022, Anastacia released the single "American Night", the theme song to the 2021 film American Night starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Paz Vega; Anastacia made a cameo appearance.
In November 2022, Anastacia released a capsule collection called "Not That Kind of Bag Collection", with Italian brand Poshead.
Anastacia designed three exclusive bags named after her songs: Not That Kind, Freak of Nature and Paid My Dues.
Anastacia announced that her upcoming eighth studio album is called Our Songs.
On May, 2023, Anastacia participates as the kangaroo in Mask singer the French version of The Masked Singer.
Anastacia has supported many nonprofit organizations and attended various charity events such as Life Ball in 2006, Make a Difference and Challenge for the Children.
Anastacia was one of the fifteen artists to record their take on a Disney song on the compilation album Disneymania.
Anastacia recorded "Someday My Prince Will Come" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
In 2003, Anastacia took part in the charity event, 46664, organized by Nelson Mandela to raise awareness of AIDS.
Anastacia sang with U2 and Queen, and contributed to the song "Amandla", recording the song and providing some of the lyrics.
Annie Lennox joined forces with Anastacia and 22 other female artists to raise awareness of the transmission of HIV to unborn children in Africa.
Anastacia began selling her stage clothing on eBay, donating a portion to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
In 2003, Anastacia bought a house in Beverly Hills, which she described in 2017, as the most expensive thing she has ever bought.
Anastacia sold the home for $3 million in July 2018, and relocated to Florida later that year.
On December 23,2022, Anastacia announced in an Instagram post that she has moved to Denver, Colorado.
Anastacia is the godmother of Bobbi-Loua, the daughter of the Belgian singer Natalia.
In February 2013, it was announced that Anastacia was battling a more intense form of breast cancer.
In recognition of her decade-long charitable efforts in breast cancer awareness, Anastacia became only the second woman to be presented with the Humanitarian Award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2013.
Anastacia was in a relationship with actor Shawn Woods from 1994 to 2001.
On July 11,2005, People magazine reported that Anastacia had split with her boyfriend of one year, German DJ Patrice Bouedibela.
Anastacia married her bodyguard Wayne Newton in Huatulco, Mexico, on April 21,2007.
Anastacia became a step-mother to his two children from a previous relationship.
Anastacia has several tattoos on her back, and one below her neck saying "Forever" in an unusual font.
Anastacia has an ankh on her lower back, which appeared on her first album.
Anastacia has appeared in television commercials for Mastercard's "Something for the Fans" campaign, Skoda, Honda, and Dr Pepper, in which she sang "Be You" with Cyndi Lauper.
Anastacia has graced the covers of numerous international magazines, including Ecuador's Cosmopolitan; Germany's Maxim; Bulgaria's Eva; Italy's Grazia; UK's Fault, Fabulous and Love Sunday and the Netherlands' Veronica.
Anastacia has appeared in pictorials for US's FHM and Playboy and UK's You.
Anastacia is well-known for writing her own songs, which are often autobiographical and uplifting, saying:.
Anastacia wrote her single "Paid My Dues" about her early career in the music industry.