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Natalie Merchant Biography

Updated On 22 Dec, 2019 Published On 21 May, 2017
Natalie Merchant

Facts of Natalie Merchant

Date of Birth :
Age : 60 years old
Family Name : Merchant
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Libra
Height : 5 Feet 1 Inch
Name Natalie Merchant
Birth Name Natalie Anne Merchant
Mother Ann Merchan
Father Anthony
Birth Place/City Jamestown, New York, USA
Profession Musician, songwriter
Nationality American (United States Citizen)
Working For Musician, Songwriter
Net Worth $5 Million USD
Body Measurements 36-27-34 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Weight in KG 59 kg
Shoe Size 8.4
Breast Size 36 B
Waist size 27 in
Hip Size 34 in
Neck Size 9.2
Famous for Singer
Married Yes
Married to Daniel de la Calle ( 2003)
Children Daughter Lucia. However
Divorce Yes (Daniel de la Calle-2012)
Education Jamestown Community College
Online Presence Yes in Wiki, Twitter
Music Group 10,000 Maniacs
Movies Earthlings her latest documentry
TV Show Good Morning America

Relationship short Statistics of Natalie Merchant

What is Natalie Merchant marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Divorce
How many children does Natalie Merchant have ? (name): 1 Children
Is Natalie Merchant having any relationship affair ?: Yes1 affair
Is Natalie Merchant Lesbian ? No

She is an American singer, a songwriter and a musician who is known best for her alternative rock band 10,000 maniacs in 1981. She has been active in the music industry since then. In 1993, she had started her solo career. She was born to parents Anthony and Ann Merchant as their third child. She was encouraged by her mother to start her career in the music as her mother was an avid fan of Beatles band.

She is currently single after getting a divorce from her husband. She has a child from her husband. She loves her child very much and loves to spend time with. There is no any record of her past affairs till date. She wants her fans to respect her privacy. She avoids talking about her personal life in public so as to avoid rumors and scandals. There is also no any rumors seen on her.

Early Life

The popular singer and musician Natalie Merchant was born as Natalie Anne Merchant on October 26, 1963. She was raised in  Jamestown, New York along with her three siblings.

She is the third child of her parents, Anthony Merchant and Ann Merchant

Early Education and career

She completed her education from the Jamestown Community College. During her college days, she sang for 10,000 Maniacs and from where the singing journey takes off.

She is quite influenced by her grandparents as they interested in music. When she was a child, her mother listens to music and encouraged her to learn it but she restricted her to watch TV until she was 12.

Even she didn't know Bob Dylan until 18 years old. She used to work for health food store and considered a career in special education before 1981.


Her musical career started since 1981 when she collaborated with 10,000 Maniacs. She used to sang as a lead vocalist for the band and played piano until she leaves the group in 1993.

After leaving the group she launched her own album Tigerlily which was released in 1995. Her debut song "I May Know the Word" was considered as hit and played in various movies as background score.

later she released her second album Ophelia which was loved by every audience. In 2001, she released her song Motherland which achieved Gold on the Billboard charts. 

She has given us many wonderful music albums such as; The House Carpenter's Daughter (2003), Leave Your Sleep (2010),
Natalie Merchant (2014), Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings (2015).

Personal Life

Natalie was married to Daniel de la Calle in 2003 at an intimate ceremony. The duo shared a beautiful daughter Lucia. After being together for almost 9 years couple had divorced in 2012 and she indicates it through an interview.

Primarily getting married to Daniel, she was in a relationship with Michael Stipe who is a band member of R.E.M. The couple first encounter in 1993 and eventually had a romantic relationship. 

However, the couple couldn't handle their relationship and get apart from one another.

Currently, Natalie isn't dating anyone which simply means she is possibly single.

Net Worth

The beautiful 50 years old singer has a glorious career as she involved in singing, songwriting and many other musical activities. She has a quite impressive net worth of $6.5 million.

Natalie Merchant Affairs

  1. First Affair with Michael Stipe

    Michael Stipe is a lead singer of band R.E.M. The duo first met in 1983 and became close friends and eventually had a romantic relationship.

Natalie Merchant Married

First Marriage with Daniel de la Calle

Daniel is a ex-husband of Natalie. the duo tied a knot in 2003 but due to some personal reason couple had divorce in 2012.

Natalie Merchant Children

DAUGHTER : Lucia de la Calle

Father: Daniel de la Calle

She is quite grown now and in her early teens. She is very beautiful and passionate in music like her mother.

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