Vitamin C (Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick) is an American pop singer-songwriter. Her singles include "Graduation (Friends Forever)", "As Long As You're Loving Me", "The Itch", and her most successful hit the Top 20 Gold certified "Smile". Vitamin C is also the former lead singer of the alternative rock band Eve's Plum.
Vitamin C made her first musical outing as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Eve's Plum, named after The Brady Bunch actress Eve Plumb. The group released 2 albums and 7 singles between 1993 and 1995 before being dropped by their label for failing to achieve any mainstream success. The band continued to perform together until 1998. Immediately following the group's breakup, she took interest in a dance/pop musical solo project she dubbed "Vitamin C".
Her debut solo album, Vitamin C, peaked on the Billboard 200 at number 29 and was certified both Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.The album's first single, "Smile", climbed to number 18 on the Hot 100 and was also certified Gold by the RIAA. The third single "Graduation (Friends Forever)" made a huge impact on the radio, peaking at #12 on the Top 40 Mainstream Chart and #38 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Graduation (Friends Forever)" peaked at #2 on the ARIA Charts, and was certified Platinum in Australia. The song is considered a landmark in graduation-themed songs and is still hugely popular amongst graduation parties and ceremonies.
At the end of 2000, she released the lead-off single, "The Itch", for her second studio album, More. The single missed the Top 40, only reaching #45. In Australia it peaked at #6 on the ARIA Charts and was certified Platinum. The second single from More, "As Long As You're Loving Me", failed to make the US Top 40 on the Hot 100 Chart. The album, however, was even less of a success, only charting in the lower Top 100 of the Billboard 200 where it reached #122.
As her popularity became to decline, she tried to release a third album. The single, "Last Nite", was only released in the United Kingdom and it was a disappointment to the label after only debuting and peaking at #70 on the UK Singles Chart. Vitamin C was then dropped from the label and no new album surfaced.