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).
. One of her latest albums was 2000's Telling Stories. You can add to this the fact that 5 of their records during this period were double-sided hits, with 3 of them in a row! Actually, as far as vocal groups go, the Clovers, Dominoes, Drifters, and Midnighters pretty much had the charts tied up during this period. To the surprise of most industry-watchers, however, Chapman's 1995 album New Beginning included the hit single "Give Me One Reason" (1995). It’s true that “Sixty Minute Man,” “Honey Love,” and “Work With Me Annie” were bigger hits than any Clovers tune, but “Don’t You Know I Love You,” “Fool, Fool, Fool,” and “Lovey Dovey,” were each on the charts for over 20 weeks. By 1992's Matters of the Heart, Chapman was playing to a small and devoted cult. And what about the Clovers? In the first 5 years of their existence, they had 17 R&B hits, for a total of 191 weeks on the charts.

The follow-up, Crossroads (1989) was less successful. Even the Orioles, who were no longer a force to be reckoned with by this time, had had only 62 weeks of chart hits in their first 5 years. The Ravens had had a dismal 34. Album and singles sales were strong, and the album went multi-platinum, as well as winning four Grammies. However, in their first 5 years, they placed only 7 songs on the charts for a total of 69 weeks (although “Work With Me Annie” was there for 26 of them). Soon after performing at Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday party, Chapman's "Fast Car" began its rise on the US charts. Using that method, there were 15 charted songs, for a grand total of 124 weeks; this includes 23 weeks for “Honey Love.”) The only other group that had any similar impact during this period was the Midnighters. The album was critically acclaimed, and she began touring and building a fanbase. (However, since the Drifters weren’t formed until May 1953, let’s bend the rules a bit and compute totals for the first 5 years of their existence.

Chapman began performing in coffeehouses and soon signed to SBK, releasing Tracy Chapman (1988). The Drifters had 10 songs, for a total of 107 weeks. Cleveland-born Chapman began playing guitar as a child, and eventually began attending Tufts University. (This really should be computed by assigning points for how long a record stays at which position on the charts, but the following is a reasonable approximation.) The Dominoes, who started at almost the exact same time as the Clovers, managed to place 11 tunes on the R&B charts from 1951 to 1955; the combined time on the charts was 103 weeks (including 30 weeks for “Sixty Minute Man”). 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". One measure of popularity is how long a record remains on the charts. 1988 "Fast Car" #5 UK. In fact, the Clovers were the most popular group between 1951 and 1955.

Let It Rain (2002). They continually played the theater circuits, and were in demand to appear in the package shows which toured the country. Telling Stories (2000). In addition, the Clovers were also one of the most popular live acts during the early to mid 50s. New Beginning (1995). Not only were they favorites of record buyers, but also of their peers. Matters of the Heart (1992). Jive). Extremely successful in the early- and mid-50s, the Clovers placed 21 tunes on the R&B charts, 19 of them in the top 10.

Crossroads (1989).
One of the most enduringly popular R&B groups has been the “Mighty Clovers” (as they were tagged by Dr. Tracy Chapman (1988). Please format this article according to the guidelines laid out at Wikipedia:How to edit a page, then remove this notice. This article needs to be wikified.

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