Tracy Chapman Biography
Tracy Chapman is an American singer as well as a songwriter. She is best known for the songs “Fast Car,” “Give Me One Reason,” “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution,” and “Baby Can I Hold You.” She is a four-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum artist. Bob Krasnow signed Chapman to Elektra Records in 1987.
Chapman made her major-stage debut on May 3, 1985, as the opening act for women’s music pioneer Linda Tillery at Boston’s Strand Theater. Another Tufts student, Brian Koppelman, heard Chapman playing and drew her to the attention of his father, Charles Koppelman. Chapman was signed by Koppelman, who ran SBK Publishing, in 1986.
When she graduated from Tufts in 1987, Chapman supported her in getting a contract with Elektra Records. Chapman visited Budapest, Hungary, in 1988. Elektra let Tracy Chapman go. After the record earned critical acclaim, she began touring and building a fan base.
Crossroads, Chapman’s follow-up album, was less financially successful than her debut, although it still went platinum. Her fourth album, New Beginning, was a commercial triumph, selling over three million copies in the United States. The album includes the breakthrough tune “Give Me One Reason,” which won the Best Rock Song Grammy in 1997.
Her fifth album, Telling Stories, was released in 2000 after a four-year sabbatical. Its big tune, “Telling Stories,” was heavily played on European radio stations as well as Adult Alternative and Hot AC stations in the United States. In 2003, Chapman toured Europe and the United States in favor of her sixth studio album, Let It Rain.
Tracy Chapman Age
Chapman is 59 years old as of 2023, she was born on March 30, 1964, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Tracy Chapman Height
Chapman stands at an average height and moderate weight. She appears to be quite tall in stature in her photos, relative to her surroundings, which is anything to go by.
Tracy Chapman Family
Tracy was born in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. Her parents split when she was four years old. Chapman was brought up by her mother, who purchased her a ukulele when she was three years old.
Chapman began playing guitar and creating songs when he was eight years old. She claims that the television show Hee Haw encouraged her to start playing the guitar. As a kid, Chapman was subjected to repeated bullying and racially motivated assaults in her hometown of Cleveland.
She earned a B.A. degree in Anthropology and African studies from Tufts University.
Tracy Chapman Wife | Spouse
Chapman has never spoken about her sexuality or her relationship status. In an interview, she said;
“I have a public life that’s my work life and I have my personal life. In some ways, the decision to keep the two things separate relates to the work I do.”
Tracy Chapman’s Net Worth
Chapman has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2023 from her music career.
Tracy Chapman’s Albums and Songs
- Tracy Chapman (1988)
- Crossroads (1989)
- Matters of the Heart (1992)
- New Beginning (1995)
- Telling Stories (2000)
- Let It Rain (2002)
- Where You Live (2005)
- Our Bright Future (2008)
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