Vega, Suzanne

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Vega, Suzanne Gender: F
Suzanne Nadine Vega
born on 11 July 1959 at 05:18 (= 05:18 AM )
Place Santa Monica, California, 34n01, 118w29
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 18°27' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 23°11 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°26'

Suzanne Vega (performing at the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, New Hampshire, 2010)


American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer, best known for her folk-inspired music. The "brandy-voiced" Vega has released nine studio albums to date and won two Grammys.

Vega's music career spans more than 30 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 song was used as a test during the creation of the MP3 format. The critical role of her song in the development of the MP3 compression prompted Vega to be given the title of "The Mother of the MP3".

In 1999, Avon Books published The Passionate Eye: The Collected Writings of Suzanne Vega, a volume of her poems, lyrics, essays and journalistic pieces.

In 2003, she hosted the American Public Media radio series American Mavericks, about 20th century American composers, which received the Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.

On 17 March 1995, Vega married Mitchell Froom, a musician and a record producer. They have a daughter, Ruby Froom (born 8 July 1994). Vega and Froom separated and divorced in 1998. On 11 February 2006, Vega married Paul Mills, a lawyer and poet. Beginning in 2010, Ruby has occasionally performed with her mother on tour.

Vega practises Nichiren Buddhism and is a member of the American branch of the worldwide Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Green, Amanda (born 29 December 1963). Notes: Music collaborators


  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 8 July 1994 (Birth of daughter, Ruby Froom)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 17 March 1995 (Mitchell Froom)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1998 (Mitchell Froom)
  • Relationship : Marriage 11 February 2006 (Paul Mills)
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Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes birth certificate, acquired with the help of Sy Scholfield who traced her mother's maiden name (Vega was adopted at birth).


  • Traits : Body : Race (German-Swedish mother, Scottish-English-Irish father)
  • Family : Childhood : Adopted
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced (Soon after her birth)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Mitchell Froom, musician)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Eastern (Buddhist)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Music, record)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Two)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Various)