Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman hit songs and albums
Tracy Chapman was born March 30, 1964 in Cleveland Ohio, and is an American singer-songwriter. Tracy entered music when she used to busk around Harvard when she was a student there in the mid-1980s, and was discovered by another student whose dad who ran the SBK publishing company, and he recommended her to him in 1986. She released her self-titled debut album in 1988 and gained wider recognition when she performed the breakout song Fast Car at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert, which almost overnight sent the album to Number 1 in both the UK and US, selling over ten million copies worldwide and winning a clutch of accolades such as three Grammy Awards and Best International Breakthrough Act and Best International Solo Female at the 1989 BRIT Awards. Tracy Chapman’s follow-up album, 1989’s Crossroads, also was a UK Number 1. Fast Car has been the basis of two other hits; it was the original sample for Gabrielle’s chart-topping Dreams in 1993 and Jonas Blue’s reinterpretation in 2008, which peaked at 2. (Image: Martial Trezzini/EPA/Shutterstock)
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Latest news about Tracy Chapman

Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
04.06.
1988
FAST CAR
TRACY CHAPMAN
ELEKTRA USEE10180719
04 47 00
03.09.
1988
TALKIN' BOUT A REVOLUTION
NO-LABEL MIUCT2284
85 03 00
26.11.
1988
BABY CAN I HOLD YOU
TRACY CHAPMAN
NO-LABEL MIUCT0189
94 02 00
30.09.
1989
CROSSROADS
TRACY CHAPMAN
ELEKTRA EKR95
61 03 00
29.03.
1997
GIVE ME ONE REASON
TRACY CHAPMAN
ELEKTRA E3969CD
95 01 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
21.05.
1988
TRACY CHAPMAN
TRACY CHAPMAN
ELEKTRA K9607742
01 292 03
14.10.
1989
CROSSROADS
TRACY CHAPMAN
ELEKTRA EKT61
01 16 01
09.05.
1992
MATTERS OF THE HEART
TRACY CHAPMAN
ELEKTRA 7559612152
19 03 00
26.02.
2000
TELLING STORIES
TRACY CHAPMAN
ELEKTRA 7559324782
85 02 00
13.05.
2000
TELLING STORIES - ON TOUR IN MAY
ELEKTRA 7559625412
93 01 00
06.10.
2001
COLLECTION
TRACY CHAPMAN
ELEKTRA 7559627002
03 24 00
02.11.
2002
LET IT RAIN
TRACY CHAPMAN
ELEKTRA 7559628362
36 03 00
24.09.
2005
WHERE YOU LIVE
TRACY CHAPMAN
ELEKTRA 7567838032
43 02 00
22.11.
2008
OUR BRIGHT FUTURE
TRACY CHAPMAN
ELEKTRA 7567898212
75 01 00
03.12.
2015
GREATEST HITS
TRACY CHAPMAN
RHINO 0081227950132
30 04 00