Tracy Chapman is a formidable songwriter and singer who started out playing coffeehouses in Boston when she was in college. Since then she's put out 8
May 5, 2008

Tracy Chapman is a formidable songwriter and singer who started out playing coffeehouses in Boston when she was in college. Since then she's put out 8 albums, the first of which Tracy Chapman sold over 10 million and was #1 in the U.S. and in countries around the world. Seven years after that (in 1995) she released New Beginning, another 10 million seller-- and yielded her a Grammy for the song "Give Me One Reason." Another single from that LP, "Smoke and Ashes," wasn't as successful commercially but was always one of my favorites.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.