In the 90s, when Grunge ruled the world and Pop princess were treated as deities, Tracy Chapman was already an established and successful, Grammy-winning artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the ‘Fast Car’ singer started playing guitar and writing songs at the tender age of eight. After the success of ‘New Beginning,’ Chapman released four albums in the next decade with varying degrees of success.
After her last effort, 2008’s ‘Our Bright Future,’ Chapman largely stayed out of the spotlight, only making minor public appearances. She appeared as a judge for U.S. Documentary film at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014 and performed Ben E. King’s ‘Stand By Me’ on one of the last episodes of the ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ in 2015. She released her ‘Greatest Hits’ album in November that same year, containing 18 tracks including her highest successful single ‘Give Me One Reason.’
Over the years, she has been able to separate her public life from her private life. You won’t find any kind of gossip on the singer, and she prefers to keep it that way. If it has nothing to do with her singing or charity work, you won’t hear about it. Staunchly private, she has never publicly come out as gay but there were reports of a relationship with writer Alice Walker in the 90s. It was reported in 2010 that she was dating writer and ‘L Word’ star Guinevere Turner.
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