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Suzanne Nadine Vega (born July 11, 1959) is a songwriter and singer known for her eclectic folk-inspired music. Born in Santa Monica, California her family moved to New York when she was two and half and she grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side.
Two of Vega’s songs “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” (both from her second album Solitude Standing, 1987) reached the top 10 of various international chart listings. The latter was originally an a cappella version on Vega’s album, which was then remade in 1990 as a dance track produced by the British dance production team DNA. Vega has released eight studio albums to date, the latest of which is Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles, released in 2014.