Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman on the cover of her title album

Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for a small number of enduring hits, such as "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason".

Cleveland-born Chapman began playing guitar as a child, and eventually began attending Tufts University. Chapman began performing in coffeehouses and soon signed to SBK, releasing Tracy Chapman (1988). The album was critically acclaimed, and she began touring and building a fanbase. Soon after performing at Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday party, Chapman's "Fast Car" began its rise on the US charts. Album and singles sales were strong, and the album went multi-platinum, as well as winning four Grammies.

The follow-up, Crossroads (1989) was less successful. By 1992's Matters of the Heart, Chapman was playing to a small and devoted cult. To the surprise of most industry-watchers, however, Chapman's 1995 album New Beginning included the hit single "Give Me One Reason" (1995). One of her latest albums was 2000's Telling Stories. Her latest album is Let It Rain (2002).

Discography

  • Tracy Chapman (1988)
  • Crossroads (1989)
  • Matters of the Heart (1992)
  • New Beginning (1995)
  • Telling Stories (2000)
  • Let It Rain (2002)

Hit singles

  • 1988 "Fast Car" #5 UK

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Her latest album is Let It Rain (2002). In 2001, the French government honored her memory with her image on a postage stamp. One of her latest albums was 2000's Telling Stories. In 1997, the angle of the rues Girardon and Abreuvoir in the Butte Montmartre in Paris was inaugurated as "Place Dalida" and is where a life-size bust was erected to her memory. To the surprise of most industry-watchers, however, Chapman's 1995 album New Beginning included the hit single "Give Me One Reason" (1995). Dalida is buried in the Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris, her gilded life-size statue one of the most outstanding of the many sculpted works in the famous cemetery. By 1992's Matters of the Heart, Chapman was playing to a small and devoted cult. forgive me.".

The follow-up, Crossroads (1989) was less successful. On May 3, 1987 she died as a result of an overdose of sleeping pills leaving behind a suicide note that said: "Life has become unbearable .. Album and singles sales were strong, and the album went multi-platinum, as well as winning four Grammies. She recovered from these tragedies and continued to perform but by her own accounts, life had little meaning and she spent years searching for personal fulfillment, including traveling to Nepal to study the Hindu religion. Soon after performing at Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday party, Chapman's "Fast Car" began its rise on the US charts. She was living with the flamboyant and less than reputable, Richard Chanfray (referred to as the Comte de St Germain) when he took his own life in July 1983. The album was critically acclaimed, and she began touring and building a fanbase. In 1967 her new lover, the Italian singer, Luigi Tenco also took his own life and Dalida too attempted suicide.

Chapman began performing in coffeehouses and soon signed to SBK, releasing Tracy Chapman (1988). A few years later, her still distraught ex-husband died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Cleveland-born Chapman began playing guitar as a child, and eventually began attending Tufts University. In 1961 she married her mentor Lucien Morisse, but the marriage lasted only a few months when she left him for the painter Jean Sobieski (later the father of American actress Leelee Sobieski). Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for a small number of enduring hits, such as "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason". Yet, despite her fame and fortune, her personal life was difficult and filled with much drama and tragedy. 1988 "Fast Car" #5 UK. During her career, Dalida recorded 500 French songs, 200 of which were translated into Italian, and 200 into other languages. She sold more than 80 million records world-wide, winning numerous awards, scoring 55 gold records.

Let It Rain (2002). She would go on to record in several languages, touring the globe including sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Telling Stories (2000). In 1957, she appeared at the Paris Olympia as the opening act for Charles Aznavour and later the same year for Gilbert Bécaud. New Beginning (1995). Using the stage name, "Dalida", she recorded songs, her second single titled "Bambino" brought instant fame. Matters of the Heart (1992). Despite her looks, her first films were less than successful, but she began performing in music halls and cabarets, singing in French, Italian and other languages.

Crossroads (1989). She developed into a beautiful young lady, and in 1954 she won the Miss Egypt beauty contest and immediately left for Paris, France, to pursue a career in motion pictures. Tracy Chapman (1988). Born Yolande Christina Gigliotti of Italian parents in Shoubra, a district of Cairo, Egypt, she was the child of an opera violinist and was given singing lessons at an early age. Dalida (January 17, 1933 - May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian, FrenchItalian singer. 2001 Révolution 5° Du Nom (remix album).

1998 Le Rêve Oriental (remix album). 1997 L'An 2005 (remix album). 1997 Olympia 1959 (live inedit). 1996 À Ma Manière (remix album).

(remix album). 1995 Comme Si J'Étais Là.. 1987 Tigani Bi Arab (realised in Egypt). 1986 Le Visage De L'Amour.

1984 Dali. 1983 Les P'Tits Mots. 1982 Mondialement Vôtre. 1982 Spécial Dalida.

1981 Olympia 81 (live). 1980 Le Spectacle Du Palais Des Sports 1980 (live). 1980 Gigi In Paradisco. 1979 Dédié À Toi (Monday Tuesday).

1978 Génération 78 / Voilà Pourquoi Je Chante / Ça Me Fait Rêver. 1977 Salma Ya Salama. 1977 Pour Toujours : Bande Originale (soundtrack). 1977 Olympia 77 (live).

1977 Femme Est La Nuit. 1976 Coup De Chapeau Au Passé. 1975 J'Attendrai. 1975 Sempre piu' (realised in Italy).

1974 Manuel. 1974 Olympia 74 (live). 1973 Julien. 1973 Sings In Italian For You (realised in Italy).

1972 Il Faut Du Temps. 1972 Olympia 71 (live). 1971 Une Vie. 1970 Ils Ont Changé Ma Chanson.

1969 Ma Mère Me Disait. 1969 Canta In Italiano (realised in Italy). 1968 Le Temps Des Fleurs. 1968 Un Po' D'Amore (realised in Italy).

1967 Ciao Amore, Ciao (realised in Italy). 1967 Olympia 67 (studio). 1966 Pensiamoci Ogni Sera (realised in Italy). 1965 Il Silenzio (Bonsoir Mon Amour).

1964 Amore Scusami. 1963 Eux. 1962 Le Petit Gonzalès. 1961 Milord (realised in Italy).

1961 Loin De Moi. 1961 Garde-Moi La Dernière Danse. 1960 Les Enfants Du Pirée. 1959 Love In Portofino.

1959 Le Disque D'Or De Dalida. 1958 Les Gitans. 1958 Gondolier. 1957 Miguel.

1957 Son Nom Est Dalida. Voilà pourquoi je chante (1978). Viva la pappa (1965). Vedrai Vedrai (1979).

Vado Via (1973). Une femme à quarante ans (1981). Un po d'amore (1968). Tu n'as pas très bon caractère (1957).

Tu croiras (1963). Tony (1982). Ti Amo (Je t'aime) (1977). Ta femme (1974).

T'aimer follement (1960). Soleil / Mediterraneo (1984). Si j'avais des millions (1968). Salma Ya Salama (1977).

Romantica (1960). Rio do Brasil (1980). Reviens-moi (1985). c'était loin (1977) - with Richard Chanfrey as "St-Germain".

Remember.. Que sont devenues les fleurs? (1962). Quand s'arrêtent les violons (1977). Quand on n'a que l'amour (1957/1979).

Quand je n'aime plus je m'en vais (1981). l'argent...) (1979). Problemorama (L'argent.. Pour te dire je t'aime (1984).

Pour ne pas vivre seul (1972). Petit homme (1966). Paroles... (1973) - with Alain Delon. Paroles..

Parlez-moi de lui (1966). Parle plus bas (Le Parrain) (1972). Parce que je ne t'aime plus (1986). Ô Sole Mio (1960).

Oh! Lady Mary (1969). Nostlagie (1981). Nuits d'Espagne (1961). Ne lui dis pas (1975).

Mourir sur scène (1983). Monday, Tuesday... Laissez-moi danser / Let me dance tonight (1979). Milord (1960). Mein Lieber Herr (1975).

Marjolaine (1981). Maman, la plus belle du monde (1957). Mama (1967). Ma vie je la chante (1974).

Lucas (1983). Love in Portofino (1959). Les p'tits mots (1983). Les grilles de ma maison (1967).

Les gitans (1958). Les hommes de ma vie (1986). Les enfants du Pirée (1960). Les choses de l'amour (1971).

Les anges noirs (1968). Le Vénitien de Levallois (1985). Le temps des fleurs (1968). Le temps d'aimer (1985).

Le sixième jour (1986). Le restaurant italien (1983). Le promesse d'amore (1969). Le petit Gonzalès (1962).

Le petit bonheur (1976). Le Lambeth Walk (1978). Le jour où la pluie viendra (1958/1982). Le jour le plus long (1962).

Le jour du retour (1963). Le Flamenco (1965). Lady d'Arbanville (1970). La vie en rose (1965/1976).

La Sainte Totoche (1965). La leçon de Twist (1962). La Danse de Zorba (Zorba's Dance) / La Danza di Zorba (1965/1986). La colpa e tua (1971).

La chanson du Mundial '82 (1982). L'ultimo valzer (1967). L'Innamorata (1984). L'Arlequin de Tolède / Arlecchino (1960).

L'An 2005 (1969). L'amour et moi (1981). Kalimba de Luna (1984). Jouez Bouzouki (1982).

Je suis toutes les femmes (1980). Je suis malade (1973). Je reviens te chercher (1967). Je pars (1958).

Je m'endors dans tes bras (1968). Je l'attends(1962). J'attendrai / Tornerai (1975). J'ai rêvé (1959).

Itsi bitsi petit bikini (1960). Ils ont changé ma chanson (1970). Il venait d'avoir 18 ans / 18 Anni / He must have been eighteen (1973). Il Silenzio (Bonsoir mon amour) (1965).

Il pleut sur Bruxelles (1981). Il faut danser reggae (1979). Histoire d'un amour (1957). Hene Ma Tov (1965).

Helwa Ya Baladi (1979). Hava Naguila (1958). Guitare et tambourin (1958). Gondolier (1958).

Gigi in Paradisco (1980). Gigi l'Amoroso (1974). Génération 78 (1978) - with Bruno Guillain. Gamil El Soura (1983).

Garde-moi la dernière danse (1961). Fini, la comédie (1981). Femme est la nuit (1977). Femme (1983).

Eux (1963). de l'amour (1975) - with Richard Chanfrey as "St-Germain". Et de l'amour.. Darla Dirladada (1970).

Danza (1982). Dans le bleu du ciel bleu (1958). Dan Dan Dan (1968). Ça me fait rêver (1978) - with Bruno Guillain.

Confidences sur la fréquence (1982). Concerto pour une voix (1970). Comme disait Mistinguett (1979). Come Prima (Tu me donnes) (1958).

Ciao, Ciao Bambina (1959). Ciao Amore, Ciao (1967). Chaque instant de chaque jour (1964). Chanteur des années 80 (1980).

Captain Sky (1977). C'était mon ami (1984). C'est mieux comme ça (Le Parrain 2) (1975). Buenas Noches mi Amor (1957).

Besame Mucho (Embrasse-moi) (1976). Bang Bang (1966). Bambino (1956). Avec le temps (1971).

Avant de te connaître (1970). Aranjuez la tua voce (1967). Anima Mia (1974). Amoureuse de la vie (1977).

Amore Scusami (1964). Americana (1981). Am tag als der Regen Kam (1959/1982). Aghani Aghani (1982).

À qui? (1967). À ma manière (1980). (Manuel Benitez) El Cordobes (1966). Le sixième jour / The Sixth Day - (1986) - Youssef Chahine.

Dalida pour toujours - (documentary, 1977). Comme sur des roulettes - (1977). Io to amo - (1968). Ménage à l'Italienne - (1965).

L'inconnue de Hong Kong - (1963) with Serge Gainsbourg. Parlez moi d'amour - (1960). Rapt au deuxième bureau - (1958). Brigade des moeurs - (1957).

Sigara we Kass /A glass and a cigarette - (1954). The mask of Toutankhamon - (1954). Joseph and his brothers - (1954) with Omar Sharif.

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