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BIRTHDAY: October 26, 1963
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Carnival" (1995)
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BIGGEST LP: Tigerlily (1995)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

Natalie Merchantbutton.gif (123 bytes) Natalie (Anne) Merchant was born on October 26, 1963 in New York. Natalie gained her fame as the lead singer of the 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 until she left the group in 1994. When Natalie broke off on her own, she already had a reputation for her strong vocals and free-wheeling attitude. Natalie came across as a forgotten flower-child of the 60s displaying assertion and conviction in the 80s and 90s. Natalie left the 10,000 Maniacs to pursue a solo career. She describer her reasoning for leaving the group as the need to grow and desire for change, and no disruptions led to her leaving. Her 30th birthday also played prominently in her decision to leave. She became a "Maniac" at age 17, and 12 years later approaching the age of 30, Natalie knew it was her time to move on with her music. By the time Natalie's solo LP was released, she had acquired many fans. Her characteristic vocals and sensitive lyrics were the strengths of the band she was now leaving.

1995... # 34 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Natalie Merchant - Tigerlilybutton.gif (123 bytes)Natalie released Tigerlily, which gave Natalie her first 3 Top 10 solo singles: "Carnival," "Wonder," and "Jealousy." The LP was a commercial success for Natalie, and she promoted the LP with numerous tour appearances, videos, and television appearances.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie hit the Top 10 with "Jealousy."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie hit the Top 40 with "Carnival."
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Tigerlily was certified gold.

October
Natalie Merchantbutton.gif (123 bytes) Tigerlily was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie hit the
Top 10 with "Carnival."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie hit the Top 40 with "Wonder."

1996... # 13 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie hit the Top 10 with "Wonder."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Tigerlily was certified 2x platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie hit the Top 40 with "Jealousy."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Tigerlily was certified 3x platinum.

December
One Fine Day soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Natalie recorded a the title track for the movie One Fine Day.

1998... # 50 Singles Artist of the Year

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie came to the aid of several programs helping teenagers that were in danger of being cut. Natalie donated funds to the Jamestown (New York) YMCA and YWCA programs aimed at teenage issues such as pregnancy and anger management. Natalie said of her generosity: "I'm just giving back... it feels like it's come full circle."
button.gif (123 bytes) Tigerlily was certified 4x platinum.

May
Natalie Merchant - Opheliabutton.gif (123 bytes) Natalie's next LP, Ophelia, was released and she then began touring with the Lilith Fair package tour.
button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie hit the Top 40 with "Kind & Generous."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) While on tour with Lilith Fair, Merchant got a handful of sunflowers in the mouth from a fan - accidentally. Merchant said, "that hurt like hell, but they are beautiful." Merchant performed with the Lilith Fair on all the dates and said of the experience: "It's like travelling in a hermetically sealed bubble... it's kind of utopian... this utopian little bubble... whenever I'm alone, like if we're at a hotel and I have to walk down some suburban strip mall street to find something at the supermarket and I'm getting catcalls from battered pickup trucks, I'm kind of like 'that doesn't happen backstage at the Lilith Fair'... they do make like very comfortable for the musicians... what's been really great is there's a lot of friendship, a lot of openness backstage... the women tend to be much more friendly than guys, nobody's focusing on how cool they are..."
button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie hit the Top 10 with "Kind & Generous."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Ophelia was certified gold.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Ophelia was certified platinum.

1999... # 76 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie hit the Top 40 with "Break Your Heart."

June
Natalie Merchant - Live In Concert button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie hit the Top 40 with "Life Is Sweet."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie's next LP, Live In Concert - Natalie Merchant, was a live set with material from her recent tour.

2001... # 116 Singles Artist of the Year

November
Natalie Merchant - Motherlandbutton.gif (123 bytes) Natalie released her next LP, Motherland.
button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie hit the Top 40 with "
Just Can't Last."
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Tigerlily was certified 5x platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Motherland was certified gold.

2003...

Natalie Merchant - Greatest Hits: Retrospective 1995-2005button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie self-released her next LP, The House Carpenter's Daughter independently via her website. The LP was a collection of folk tunes.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 168 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

September
Natalie Merchant - 'Leave Your Sleep'button.gif (123 bytes) Natalie released Greatest Hits: Retrospective 1995-2005.

2010...

April
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2014...

2017...



LPs
Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily Tigerlily
Released: June, 1995
US: 5x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 13
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "San Andreas Fault" - "Wonder" - "Beloved Wife" - "River" - "Carnival" - "I May Know The Word" - "The Letter" - "Cowboy Romance" - "Jealousy" - "Where I Go" - "Seven Years"
Natalie Merchant - Ophelia Ophelia
Released: May, 1998
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 8
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Ophelia" - "Life Is Sweet" - "Kind & Generous" - "Frozen Charlotte" - "My Skin" - "Break Your Heart" - "King Of May" - "Thick As Thieves" - "Effigy" - "The Living" - "When They Ring The Golden Bells"
Natalie Merchant - Live In Concert Live In Concert - Natalie Merchant
Released: November, 1999
Billboard peak: # 82
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Live Tracks: "Wonder" - "San Andreas Fault" - "Beloved Wife" - "Space Oddity" - "Carnival" - "Dust Bowl" - "After The Gold Rush" - "Gun Shy" - "Gulf Of Araby" - "Ophelia" - "Seven Years"
Natalie Merchant - Motherland Motherland
Released: November, 2001
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 30
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "The House In On Fire" - "Motherland" - "Saint Judas" - "Put The Law On You" - "Build A Levee" - "Golden Boy" - "The Ballad Of Henry Darger" - "The Worst Thing" - "Tell Yourself" - "Just Can't Last" - "Not In This Life" - "I'm Not Gonna Beg"
Natalie Merchant - The House Carpenter's Daughter The House Carpenter's Daughter
Released: 2003
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Sally Ann" - "Which Side Are You On?" - "Crazy Man Michael" - "Diver Boy" - "Weeping Pilgrim" - "Soldier, Soldier" - "Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow" - "House Carpenter" - "Owenboro" - "Down On Penny's Farm" - "Poor Wayfaring Stranger"
Natalie Merchant - Greatest Hits: Retrospective 1995-2005 Greatest Hits: Retrospective 1995-2005
Released: September, 2005
Tracks: "Wonder" - "Carnival" - "Jealousy" (Single Version) - "San Andreas Fault" - "Kind & Generous" - "Break Your Heart" - "Life Is Sweet" - "Living" - "Build A Levee" - "Not In This Life" - "Motherland" - "Owensboro" - "Sally Ann" - "She Devil" - "Cowboy Romance" - "Children Go Where I Send Thee" - "Birds And Ships" - "Lowlands Of Holland" - "One Fine Day" - "Photograph" - "Party Of God" - "Thick As Thieves" - "Bread And Circuses" - "Because I Could Not Stop For Death" - "Tell Yourself" - "But Not Fore" - "I Know Hot To Do It" - "Come Take A Trip In My AIrship"
Natalie Merchant - 'Leave Your Sleep'
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Leave Your Sleep
Released: April, 2010
Tracks: "Nursery Rhyme Of Innocence And Experience" - "Equestrienne" - "Calico Pie" - "Bleezer's Ice-Cream" - "It Makes A Change" - "The King Of China's Daughter" - "The Dancing bear" - "The Man in The Wilderness" - "Maggie And Milly And Molly And May" - "If No One Ever Marries Me" - "The Sleepy Giant" - "The Peppery Man" - "The Blind Men And The Elephant" - "Adventures Of Isabel" - "The Walloping Window Blind" - "Topsyturvey-World" - "The Janitor's Boy" - "Griselda" - "The Land Of Nod" - "Vain And Careless" - "Crying, My Little One" - "Sweet And A Lullaby" - "I Saw A Ship A-Sailing" - "Autumn Lullaby" - "Spring And Fall: To A Young Child" - "Indian Names"
Natalie Merchant - 'Natalie Merchant' Natalie Merchant
Released: May 6, 2014
Tracks: "Ladybird" - "Maggie Said" - "Texas" - "Go Down Moses" - "Seven Deadly Sins" - "Giving Up Everything" - "Black Sheep" - "It's A-Coming" - "Lulu" (Introduction) - "Lulu" - "The End"
Natalie Merchant - 'The Natalie Merchant Collection' (10CD) The Natalie Merchant Collection (10CD)
Released: July 14, 2017
 
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