KT Tunstall Biography
KT Tunstall was born in Edinburgh, SCOTLAND and brought up in the university town of St Andrews. This singer + songwriter of Chinese ancestry took up piano, then flute and gradually her singing voice developed its earthy individuality. By her mid-teens, KT had started writing her own songs and at sixteen, she took up the guitar, teaching herself from a busker's book.
Her debut album, "Eye To The Telescope", a provocative sonic mesh of heartfelt Pop, folky bluesiness and left-field alt-Rock, was released in mid-December 2004; in May 2005 it eventually climbed to #7 on the U.K. Official Albums chart and the following year reached the #33 position on the American Billboard Top 200 with worldwide sales exceeding 3 million copies. The single "Black Horse And The Cherry Tree", became a huge hit in Europe, New Zealand and even in the U.S. where it leapt to #20 on The Billboard Hot 100. The second single, "Suddenly I See", enjoyed a 18-week chart run in the Australia Top 40 and reached #6; it also hit #10 in U.K. and #21 on The Billboard Hot 100.
"Drastic Fantastic", Tunstall's sophomore album, came out in September 2007. It quickly bulleted into the top 3 of the British chart and into the top 10 of The Billboard 200, while the first single off the CD, "Hold On", nearly made the U.K. top 20.
The third album from the Scottish songstress, "Tiger Suit", was released three years later, but it sold poorly if compared with her previous albums, only reaching #43 on The Billboard 200 list.
KT Tunstall resurfaced in June 2013 with her next full-length disc: "Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon".