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She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award —winning artist. Chapman was signed to Elektra Records by Bob Krasnow in The following year she released her critically acclaimed debut album Tracy Chapman , which became a multi-platinum worldwide hit. Chapman released her second album Crossroads the following year, which garnered her an additional Grammy nomination. Since then, Chapman has experienced further success with six more studio albums, which include her multi-platinum fourth album New Beginning , for which she won a fourth Grammy Award, for Best Rock Song , for its lead single "Give Me One Reason". Chapman's most recent album is Our Bright Future , released in Chapman was born in Cleveland , Ohio.
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Tracy Chapman is successful and celebrated singer-songwriters of her generation. Here are all the big facts about the American musician. She was raised by her mother, who recognized her love of music from a young age, and despite not having much money, bought her a ukulele when she was just three. The single from her debut self-titled album tells a story of a working poor woman trying to escape her cycle of poverty. After her appearance on the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute, it became an international hit and sparked her career. Tracy Chapman has released eight studio albums since her debut in Her most recent album is 's 'Our Bright Future'. As of May , Tracy Chapman hasn't announced any upcoming tour dates.
Khalid, Sam Smith, and Justin Bieber have sung it live. Two fresh versions arrived this year alone: Like Combs posted an acoustic version online, and Black Pumas released a studio-recorded version as their new single. But in an era wracked by unrest, a pandemic, and a sudden, massive wave of unemployment, a song rooted in the social and economic upheaval of 30 years ago is also speaking to a new generation of musicians and listeners.