Tracy Chapman (Singer) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Parents, Gender, Spouse, Married, Fast Car, Songs, Albums, and Net Worth

Tracy Chapman Biography and Wiki

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.

Tracy Chapman Age

Chapman is 57 years old as of 2021, she was born on March 30, 1964, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Tracy Chapman Birthday

Chapman celebrates her birthday on the 30th of March every year.

Tracy Chapman Height and Weight

Chapman stands at an average height and moderate weight. She appears to be quite tall in stature in her photos, relative to her surroundings, is anything to go by.

Tracy Chapman Family and Parents

Chapman 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.

Tracy Chapman Education

Chapman earned a B.A. degree in Anthropology and African studies from Tufts University.

Tracy Chapman Wife and 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 Gender

Chapman is female.

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Facts About Chapman

  • Age: 57 years old
  • Birthday: March 30
  • Height: N/A
  • Husband: N/A
  • Net Worth: $8 million

Tracy Chapman Wikipedia

On May 3, 1985, Chapman made her major-stage debut at Boston’s Strand Theater as the opening act for women’s music pioneer Linda Tillery. Brian Koppelman, another Tufts student, heard Chapman playing and brought her to the notice of his father, Charles Koppelman. In 1986, Chapman was signed by Koppelman, who managed SBK Publishing.

Chapman assisted her in signing a contract with Elektra Records when she graduated from Tufts in 1987. In 1988, Chapman visited Budapest, Hungary. Tracy Chapman was let go by Elektra. After the record received critical praise, she began traveling and gaining a following base. 

Crossroads (1989), Chapman’s follow-up album, was less financially successful than her debut, although it still went platinum. Her fourth album, New Beginning (1995), 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 (2002).

Tracy Chapman Fast Car

Fast Car is a song by American Tracy Chapman released in April 1988. It rose to number six on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of August 27, 1988, shortly after she played it at the televised Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute performance in June 1988. The song was numbered 167 in Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” in 2010.

It is the highest-ranking song on the Rolling Stone list composed and sung entirely by a female performer. The follow-up to Fast Car, “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution,” reached at number 75, and was followed by “Baby Can I Hold You,” which peaked at number 48. She released her seventh studio album Where You Live (2005), and toured major U.S. cities to promote her album.

Tracy Chapman 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)

Tracy Chapman Net Worth

Chapman has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2021

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Who is Tracy Chapman?

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.

How old is Tracy Chapman?

Chapman is 57 years old as of 2021, she was born on March 30, 1964, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Is Tracy Chapman married?

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.”

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