Tracy Chapman’s distinctly unique vocal talent has been around for a few years and had earned her superstar status with several Grammys, platinum selling albums and top singles, (including the all-time favorite- “fast car”).
The 90’s saw the release of her fourth album ‘New Beginning’ which was best known for hit single ‘Give Me One Reason.’
Although Chapman has never disclosed her sexual orientation, during the mid-1990s she dated writer Alice Walker. (The author of the critically acclaimed book of “The color purple”) Chapman maintains a strong separation between her personal and professional life. “I have a public life that’s my work life and I have my personal life,” she said. “In some ways, the decision to keep the two things separate relates to the work I do.”
Chapman often performs at and attends charity events such as Make Poverty History, amfAR and AIDS/LifeCycle, to support social causes. She identifies as a feminist.
On November 20, 2015, Chapman released her Greatest Hits album. Consisting of 18 tracks including the live version of “Stand By Me,” the album is Chapman’s first global compilation release.