Vanessa Carlton is a very much celebrated American singer, pianist, and songwriter. Her debut single, which was titled ‘A Thousand Miles,’ reached to the number five in 2002 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’. Her debut album received a platinum certification in America. Let’s find out more about the net worth of Vanessa Carlton in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
The singer was born Vanessa Lee Carlton in Milford, Pennsylvania on the 16th day of August 1980. She was the firstborn child of a pilot, named Edmund Carlton and Heidi Lee, who was a school music teacher as well as a pianist. Her other siblings are brother Edmund and sister Gwen Carlton.
Vanessa was interested in music from an early age, and at the age of 2, she performed at the Disneyland Park on the piano. From then, her mother began tutoring her. She later in 1994, enrolled at the American School of Ballet at the age of 14.
When Vanessa was a teenager, she suffered from depression and also developed anorexia. She used medication to manage her depression and therapy for her eating disorder. In 2010, she revealed to the public that she was bisexual and proud of it.
She got married to John McCauley on 27th December 2013. John is a member of the ‘Deer Tick’ music band. The couple was blessed with their first child in January 2015, a daughter by the name of Sidney. Vanessa is actively involved in giving back to the society through charity. She completed the 2005 New York Marathon and gave the pledge money to a nonprofit organization.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
After graduating from the Ballet school, Vanessa started performing in various nightclubs. She was signed to the ‘A&M’ record label in 2001. She worked with Peter Zizzo, who was a producer and a songwriter, on an album titled ‘Rinse’ but it was never released.
Things were not looking bright for Vanessa, until Ron Fair, A&M president stepped in, in the recording and producing of her hit single ‘A Thousand Miles,’ The single was such a hit, that it got nominated for Grammy Award.
She released yet another album that became a hit as well by the name of ‘Be Not Nobody’ in 2002. The song reached to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Over the years, she has managed to release a total of 5 albums. They are ‘Rabbits on the Run,’ ‘Heroes & Thieves,’ ‘Be Nobody,’ ‘Liberman,’ and ‘Harmonium.’
Vanessa has collaborated with the various artist during her musical career. She has also played the piano for others, and also provided vocals for many artists. For her success in music, Vanessa has been nominated for various awards like Teen Choice Award, Billboard Music Award, American Music Award, Grammy Award, and many others.
Net Worth & Earnings
The successful musical career of Vanessa has earned her a net worth of $14 million. Her music is the primary source of her fortune, but she also gets an impressive amount from playing the piano for other artists. Her musical tours also add to this massive wealth. In the coming years, her net worth will for sure increase.
The great love for music for Vanessa Carlton has today transformed into a very successful career. She followed into her mother’s footsteps to play the piano, but she has managed to go a notch higher in making a career out of it. She still has many upcoming projects and she seems to be in the music industry to stay.