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Tracy Chapman (Cleveland (Ohio)30 March 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for hits like Fast CarTalkin' Bout A Revolution and Give Me One Reason.

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[hide]*1 early life

Life Course[Edit]Edit

Chapman studied at Tufts University in Medford (MA), where they took in 1986 a major in anthropology and African studies. During her student years she started with street performances and played guitar in coffeehouses in Cambridge. After they signed to SBK came in 1988 from her self-titled debut album , and the single Fast Car about a young cashier girl that was already lost in social terms in advance. Several months later she released during a birthday party of Nelson Mandela in the Wembley Stadium with just her guitar a acoustic version of a revolution Talkin' bout will be performing. Her self-titled album was a bestseller and with fourteen weeks at number one the longest listed debut album at that position in Netherlands. A year later she won with this album 4 Grammy Awards.

With her next albums, Crossroads and Matters of the Heart, garnered them much less success. But New Beginning in 1995 turned out to be a new beginning for her career. With the single "Give Me One Reason , she scored a big hit in the United States. Her eighth and most recent album is Our Bright Future that was released in november 2008 . That last album also attracts attention in the Netherlands again, thanks in part to a European tour and the track I Did It All.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Tracy Chapman 1988 04-06-1988 1 (14 wk) 53
Crossroads 1989 14-10-1989 5 21
Matters of the heart 1992 09-05-1992 22 8
New beginning 1995 -
Count stories 2000 -
Collection 2001 20-10-2001 24 18 Compilation album
Let it rain 2002 26-10-2002 75 3
Where you live 2005 17-09-2005 38 9
Our bright future 2008 15-11-2008 56 6
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 200 albums

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Tracy Chapman 1988 07-03-1998 28 16
Collection 2001 29-09-2001 14 8 Compilation album
Let it rain 2002 02-11-2002 43 1
Where you live 2005 17-09-2005 23 13
Our bright future 2008 15-11-2008 39 9

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Fast car 1988 04-06-1988 1 (2 wk) 13
Talkin' bout a revolution 1988 03-09-1988 21 4
Crossroads 1989 14-10-1989 18 5

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Fast car 393 588 491 500 394 400 483 527 637 502 674 658 389 286 220

Duet[Edit]Edit

In 2000 sings Tracy Chapman a duet with Luciano Pavarotti in the framework of the "Pavarotti & Friends" for Cambodia and Tibet. Together they sing "Baby can I hold you".

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