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Vanessa Carlton: A Thousand Miles to obscurity

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Vanessa Carlton broke out in a huge way in 2002, releasing her debut album Be Not Nobody, which included one of the year’s, if not the decade’s, most inescapable hits. It seems like there was about a six-month chunk back then when every radio station in the world played nothing besides Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles,” a pleasant, soaring pop tune highlighted by Carlton’s rich, soulful voice and skillful piano work. All the more impressive: Carlton was just 21 at the time of the song’s release.

Carlton sat at the forefront of a new mini-movement in pop music — performers who wrote their own songs and actually played instruments, which was a refreshing change after the TRL era of boy bands and highly sexualized blonde singers. But just as soon as Carlton got successful, it seemed like she disappeared just as quickly. Here’s a look at what Vanessa Carlton has been up to for the past thousand years (give or take).

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