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Tracy Chapman Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Tracy Chapman net worth:
$8 Million

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Tracy Chapman Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Tracy Chapman was born on the 30th March 1964, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is a four-time Grammy Award-winning musician – singer and songwriter, who has released several studio albums entitled “Tracy Chapman” (1989), “Crossroads” (1990), “New Beginning” (1997), “Our Bright Future” (2010), and perhaps is best known for singles “Give Me One Reason” and “Fast Car”. She has been an active member of the music industry since 1986.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Tracy Chapman, as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that the size of Tracy’s net worth is over $8 million, which has been accumulated through her professional career as a musician spanning 30 years.

Tracy Chapman Net Worth $8 Million

Tracy Chapman was born in Cleveland, but the family moved to Connecticut when she was small, where she attended Wooster School. She was raised in a middle class family, by her father and mother, who spotted her talents in music, so bought her guitar, and at the age of eight started writing songs. After graduation from high school, she enrolled at Tufts University in Boston, from where she graduated with a BA degree in African studies and Anthropology. Side by side with her studies, she began singing at local coffeehouses with several other artists, which led her to record songs for the college radio station WMFO, and that was only the beginning of her career as a musician, and the start of her net worth.

Tracy Chapman’s big break came in 1987, when she met the manager of Elektra Records, Charles Koppelman, who signed her immediately. Her debut self-titled album came out the next year, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard top 200 chart. The album achieved six times platinum certification and won the Grammy Award in the category Best Contemporary Folk Album, increasing her net worth to a large degree, and also giving a boost to her popularity. Since then her career has gone only upwards – she has so far released eight studio albums, one greatest hits compilation and has 22 singles, including “Fast Car” for which she won the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Grammy Award in 1989, “Give Me One Reason” for which she won the 1997 Grammy Award of Best Rock Song, “Baby I Can Hold You”, “America”, among many others.

Tracy’s second album was released in 1989, entitled “Crossroads”, entering into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 9, and was ultimately certified platinum.

Her career had just begun, but Tracy had made a name for herself, however, her third album wasn’t as popular as the previous two, although released in 1992 under the title “Matters Of The Heart”, it eventually reached Gold certification, which still added a lot to her overall net worth.

Tracy’s next album was a complete success, reaching five times platinum certification, boosting her net worth immensely, and entitled “New Beginning”, debuting in the 4th place on the Billboard 200 chart.

As of the present day, Tracy has released four more studio albums, but with lesser critical a claim, failing to enter the chart at high positions; “Telling Stories” (2000), “Let It Rain” (2002), “Where You Live” (2005), and “Our Bright Future” (2008). Anyway, the sales of the albums have certainly added to her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, although Tracy Chapman has never declared her sexual orientation, the media suggest that she was in a relationship with Alice Walker, a novelist during the ’90s. Her personal life is obviously private. Tracy is also recognized as an activist, who has performed with several organizations, such as Circle of Live and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2012
One Day2011lyrics: "Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution" / music: "Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution" / performer: "Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution"
Britain's Got Talent2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Memòries de la teleTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hinter Gittern - Der FrauenknastTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Malaysian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stars in Their Eyes1999TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Era Uma Vez...1998TV Series writer: "Sempre Mais Baby Can I Hold You"
Marienhof1992TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentary performer: "Why?", "Behind the Wall", "Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution" / writer: "Why?", "Behind the Wall", "Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution"
Formula 1: Ten Sport2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice2013-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Coronation StreetTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
GuapasTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2014
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Royal Road2015Documentary thanks
Command & Conquer: Red Alert1996Video Game special thanks
Malcolm X1992thank Allah

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tavis Smiley2005-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors2012TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Xposé2008TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2008TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
US Election Night2008TV MovieHerself (voice)
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Austin City Limits2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Vivement dimanche2003TV SeriesHerself
Later... With Jools Holland2000-2002TV SeriesHerself
Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet2000TV Special documentaryHerself - Guest Performer
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute1999TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
The Paris Concert for Amnesty International1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Very Special Christmas from Washington, D.C.1998TV SpecialHerself - Musical Perfomance
28th NAACP Image Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Performer
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesHerself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Crossroads1994TV SeriesHerself - Performer (1994)
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration1993TV Special documentaryHerself
Malcolm X1992Herself - End Credits (uncredited)
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Motown 30: What's Goin' On!1990TV SpecialHerself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa1990TV MovieHerself
Saturday Night Live1988-1989TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1988TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHerself
Wired1988TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Els dies clau2015TV Series documentaryHerself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHerself
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Loops!2006TV SeriesHerself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHerself

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#Fact
1Graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Anthropology. Class of 1986.
2Winner of the Brit Awards for International Female and International Breakthrough Act in 1989.
3Won the Best New Artist Grammy at the 31st Annual Grammy Awards. Also won Best Contemporary Folk Recording and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for the same year. At the 39th Annual Grammy Awards, she won the Best Rock Song award for "Give Me One Reason".
4Ranked #54 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.

#Quote
1"Who knows? Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control. I'm never sure if: 1) I'll ever write another song, 2) what the song will be about and 3) if what initially sparked the beginning of a song might complete it. Some things remain fragments, just the lyrics and melodies or a line or two or a verse. I often write either really early in the morning, just when I'm waking up, or really late at night. "You're the One" was a song that came to me in the morning. I woke up on my birthday, March 30, and wrote that song." - When asked 'What was the inspiration behind "You're the One?"'


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