Tracy Chapman

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Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning", and "Telling Stories".wikipedia
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Talkin' 'bout a Revolution

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Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning", and "Telling Stories".
"Talkin' bout a Revolution" is the second single from singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman's self-titled debut album.

Crossroads (Tracy Chapman song)

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Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning", and "Telling Stories".
"Crossroads" is a song by American singer Tracy Chapman.

Give Me One Reason

Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning", and "Telling Stories".
"Give Me One Reason" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman.

Telling Stories

Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning", and "Telling Stories".
Telling Stories is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music).

Tracy Chapman (album)

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The following year she released her critically acclaimed debut album Tracy Chapman, which became a multi-platinum worldwide hit.
Tracy Chapman is the self-titled debut album by singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, released on April 5, 1988, by Elektra Records.

New Beginning (Tracy Chapman album)

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Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning", and "Telling Stories". 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".
New Beginning is the fourth album by singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music).

Crossroads (Tracy Chapman album)

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Chapman released her second album Crossroads the following year, which garnered her an additional Grammy nomination.
Crossroads is the second album by singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music).

Our Bright Future

Chapman's most recent release is Our Bright Future, in 2008.
Our Bright Future is Tracy Chapman's eighth studio album and was released on November 11, 2008.

Grammy Award for Best Rock Song

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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".

Wooster School

She graduated from Wooster School in Connecticut, then attended Tufts University, graduating with a B.A. degree in Anthropology and African studies.
Notable alumni include award-winning folk singer and guitarist Tracy Chapman; the painter Andrew Stevovich; trial attorney Cyrus Mehri; developer Marc Vandenhoeck;, songwriter Griffin Anthony, Zachary Cole Smith, singer and frontman of DIIV; and Neil Rudenstine, president of Harvard University for a decade in the 1990s.

Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

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The album garnered Chapman six Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year, three of which she won, including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her single "Fast Car", and Best New Artist.

Grammy Award for Best New Artist

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The album garnered Chapman six Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year, three of which she won, including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her single "Fast Car", and Best New Artist.

Harvard Square

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During college, Chapman began busking in Harvard Square and playing guitar in Club Passim, the Nameless Coffeehouse, and other coffeehouses in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, who attended nearby Tufts University, is known to have played here during her college years.

Human Rights Now!

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Later in 1988, Chapman was a featured performer on the worldwide Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour.
Held not to raise funds but to increase awareness of both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 40th anniversary and the work of Amnesty International, the shows featured Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour, plus guest artists from each of the countries where concerts were held.

Nameless Coffeehouse

During college, Chapman began busking in Harvard Square and playing guitar in Club Passim, the Nameless Coffeehouse, and other coffeehouses in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Performers who have played the Nameless include Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tracy Chapman, Patty Larkin, The Story (Jonatha Brooke and Jennifer Kimball), Ellis Paul, Dar Williams, John Gorka, Bob Franke, Ric Ocasek, James "Hutch" Hutchinson, Geoff Bartley, and Greg Greenway, as well as comedians Andy Kaufman and Jay Leno.

Matters of the Heart (Tracy Chapman album)

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By 1992's Matters of the Heart, Chapman was playing to a small and devoted audience.
Matters of the Heart is the third album by American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music).

Elektra Records

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Chapman was signed to Elektra Records by Bob Krasnow in 1987.
Subsequently, the new company was called Atlantic Records Group, with Elektra breaking off into a subsidiary that became dormant until the label was revived in 2009 (though longtime time Elektra artists such as Tracy Chapman, Björk, and Yolanda Adams continued to have releases on the label, while newer signees such as Jason Mraz and Jet were transferred to Atlantic).

Brian Koppelman

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Another Tufts student, Brian Koppelman, heard Chapman playing and brought her to the attention of his father, Charles Koppelman.
As a student at Tufts University, he discovered singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman and executive-produced her first album.

Where You Live

To support her seventh studio album, Where You Live (2005), Chapman toured major US cities in October and throughout Europe over the remainder of the year.
Where You Live is Tracy Chapman's seventh studio album and was released September 13, 2005.

Let It Rain (Tracy Chapman album)

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Chapman toured Europe and the US in 2003 in support of her sixth album, Let It Rain (2002).
Let It Rain is the sixth album by American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music).

Baby Can I Hold You

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Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning", and "Telling Stories".
"Baby Can I Hold You" is the third single released by the American contemporary folk artist Tracy Chapman, released in late 1988.

Linda Tillery

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She made her major-stage debut as an opening act for women's music pioneer Linda Tillery at Boston's Strand Theater on May 3, 1985.
Tillery's May 3, 1985 performance at Boston's Strand Theater was especially significant because the show was opened by a then-little known Tufts University undergraduate singer named Tracy Chapman, who made her major-stage debut that evening.

Fast Car

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Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning", and "Telling Stories".
"Fast Car" is a song written and recorded by American singer Tracy Chapman.

A Better Chance

Raised as a Baptist, Chapman attended an Episcopal high school and was accepted into the program A Better Chance, which sponsors students at college preparatory high schools away from their home community.

Street performance

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During college, Chapman began busking in Harvard Square and playing guitar in Club Passim, the Nameless Coffeehouse, and other coffeehouses in Cambridge, Massachusetts.