Shy female singer/songwriter most famous for the song "Tom's Diner" which even generated its own covers album. However, she is best at ballads (and says that she enjoys them the most). Other popular songs include the hit "Luka" - which is about child abuse. A strange song to become popular, but it touched a lot of nerves, apparently.

IMHO one of her best songs is 'The Queen and the Soldier', a ballad about many things - impossible love, the weight of the crown and loneliness. A fragment:

"Well the young Queen, she fixed him with an arrogant eye
She said 'you won't understand and you may as well not try'
Her face was a child's and he thought she would cry
But she closed herself up, like a fan.