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Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles "Fast Car," "Talkin' Bout a Revolution," "Baby Can I Hold You," and "Give Me One Reason." She is a multi-platinum and multi-Grammy Award-winning artist.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Tracy Chapman began playing guitar and writing songs as a child. She was accepted into A Better Chance, the national resource for identifying, recruiting and developing leaders among academically gifted students of color, which enabled her to attend Wooster School in Connecticut, and was eventually accepted to Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
During college, Chapman began street-performing and playing her guitar in coffeehouses in Cambridge. After waiting to graduate college, she signed to SBK Records, releasing Tracy Chapman (1988). The album was critically acclaimed, and she began touring and building a fanbase. Soon after performing at the televised Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert in June 1988, Chapman's "...
|Born||March 30, 1964|
|Years active||1988 - present|