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Tracy Chapman net worth:
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Tracy Chapman Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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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Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary performer: "Why?", "Behind the Wall", "Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution" / writer: "Why?", "Behind the Wall", "Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution"
Late Show with David Letterman 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Coronation Street TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Guapas TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2014
One Hit Wonderland 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2012
One Day 2011 performer: "Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution" / writer: "Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution"
Britain's Got Talent 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Memòries de la tele TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stars in Their Eyes 1999 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Era Uma Vez... 1998 TV Series writer: "Sempre Mais Baby Can I Hold You"
Marienhof 1992 TV Series performer - 2 episodes



The Royal Road 2015 Documentary thanks
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996 Video Game special thanks
Malcolm X 1992 thank Allah



Late Show with David Letterman 1995-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors 2012 TV Special Herself - Performer
Xposé 2008 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2008 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
US Election Night 2008 TV Movie Herself (voice)
Tavis Smiley 2005 TV Series Herself
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Herself - Interviewee
Austin City Limits 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Vivement dimanche 2003 TV Series Herself
Later with Jools Holland 2000-2002 TV Series Herself
Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet 2000 TV Special documentary Guest Performer
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2000 TV Series Herself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer
The Paris Concert for Amnesty International 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
A Very Special Christmas from Washington, D.C. 1998 TV Special Herself - Musical Perfomance
28th NAACP Image Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Performer
New York Undercover 1997 TV Series Herself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Herself
Crossroads 1994 TV Series Herself - Performer (1994)
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1993 TV Special documentary Herself
Malcolm X 1992 Herself - at End of Credits (uncredited)
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Performer
Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 TV Special Herself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa 1990 TV Movie Herself
Saturday Night Live 1988-1989 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1988 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1988 TV Series Herself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Herself
Wired 1988 TV Series Herself

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No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Herself
Catalunya.cat 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Loops! 2006 TV Series Herself
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Herself

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1 Graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Anthropology. Class of 1986.
2 Winner of the Brit Awards for International Female and International Breakthrough Act in 1989.
3 Won 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".
4 Ranked #54 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.

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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