Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant

Over her 28-year career Natalie Merchant has earned a place among America's most respected recording artists with a reputation for being a gifted songwriter and a captivating performer. After rising to fame at the helm of the popular folk-rock band 10,000 Manaics, she enjoyed even greater success as a solo artist during the mid-'90s. Her self-produced debut album, Tigerlily (1995), sold an astonishing five million copies in the U.S. alone. Her literate, socially conscious songs established her among the preeminent women in pop music.

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