Natalie Merchant Biography
(Singer-Songwriter and Lead Vocalist and Primary Lyricist for the Rock Band ‘10,000 Maniacs’)
Birthday: October 26, 1963 (Scorpio)
Born In: Jamestown, New York, United States
Natalie Merchant is an alternative rock singer and songwriter who rose to fame with her debut album ‘Tigerlily’. One the most accomplished musicians of present era, she has been lauded for her creativity and extremely emotional lyrics. Many of her songs are an outcry of women rights, asserting their status quo and the abuses inflicted on them. While some others, especially from the album ‘Motherland’ are dedicated to the victims of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Certain other themes of her songs include, childhood and innocence which she composed keeping in mind the 19th and 20th century British and American poems on childhood. Today, she is one of the most versatile and ingenious artists in the music industry of America and has been highly regarded by the critics. Her career which began in the late 1990s is marked by some songs which she performed for the band ‘10,000 Maniacs’ and several solo songs after splitting from the band. Almost all her albums have been well-received, though she has not yet received any awards. However, she has collaborated with the greatest singers of today, to produce some of her tracks. She has also been accompanied by them on several tours and stage performances. Merchant is also known for her social activism and philanthropic works. Read about her life and career in the biography below.