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Tracy Chapman

Data updated on 2024-07-22 13:16:07 UTC
Tracy Chapman’s life has been an extraordinary odyssey, one that took her from busking on the streets of Boston to headlining stages worldwide. Her music intertwines accounts of characters battling the odds to escape troubled circumstances with more intimate tales of romance longed for and sometimes found, along with forthright calls for social justice and equality. Chapman is both an evocative composer and a storyteller of exceptional insight and candor. And though she released her first album over 30 years ago, her songs continue to feel timely, honest, real – often as painfully to-the-point as today’s headlines.

Chapman’s eponymous debut album was released in April 1988 and went on to sell more than 20 million copies worldwide and garner her three Grammy Awards. A mere two months after the album’s release, Chapman found herself in front of an audience of 72,000 people at London’s Wembley Stadium, singing at a historic anti-apartheid event marking the 70th birthday of Nelson Mandela, then still incarcerated. Alone on stage with her guitar, she was enthusiastically received by the live audience and by millions of television viewers around the globe.

Following her initial global success, Chapman has amassed an impressive body of work, building upon the eloquent storytelling of her debut. She received a fourth Grammy Award in 1995 for ‘Give Me One Reason’ and was honored with an American Music Award, two Brits, and a Billboard Music Award, among other accolades.

Total plays

2.6 billion
Updated on 2024-07-22

Monthly listeners

14,229,770

Followers

1,770,336

Top Cities

  1. Australia
    270,584 listeners
  2. Australia
    205,129 listeners
  3. United Kingdom
    208,719 listeners
  4. Australia
    191,423 listeners
  5. Chile
    188,797 listeners

Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
Fast Car
Fast Car
916,034,389 4:57 1988-04-05
Baby Can I Hold You
Baby Can I Hold You
369,946,685 3:13 1988-04-05
Give Me One Reason
Give Me One Reason
256,123,138 4:28 1995-10-31
Talkin' Bout a Revolution
Talkin' Bout a Revolution
207,436,070 2:42 1988-04-05
The Thrill Is Gone
The Thrill Is Gone
96,662,333 5:01 1997-11-04
Stand by Me - Live at the Late Show with David Letterman
Stand by Me - Live at the Late Show with David Letterman
70,688,416 2:49 2015-11-20
The Promise
The Promise
56,406,629 5:28 1995-10-31
Crossroads
Crossroads
39,463,054 4:11 1989-01-01
Across the Lines
Across the Lines
34,323,073 3:25 1988-04-05
For My Lover
For My Lover
28,840,378 3:12 1988-04-05
Mountains O' Things
Mountains O' Things
22,475,499 4:39 1988-04-05
Telling Stories
Telling Stories
21,079,786 3:58 2000-01-18
She's Got Her Ticket
She's Got Her Ticket
19,775,347 3:55 1988-04-05
Change
Change
18,376,966 5:06 2005-07-12
You're the One
You're the One
17,251,537 3:05 2002-10-15
Behind the Wall
Behind the Wall
15,490,238 1:50 1988-04-05
All That You Have Is Your Soul
All That You Have Is Your Soul
15,153,446 5:18 1989-01-01
Sing for You
Sing for You
14,894,088 4:25 2008-11-07
All you need is love
All you need is love
13,399,453 4:16 2000-01-01
Baby Can I Hold You
Baby Can I Hold You
13,342,430 3:32 2000-01-01
If Not Now...
If Not Now...
12,948,858 3:01 1988-04-05
Why?
Why?
12,435,174 2:06 1988-04-05
For You
For You
11,706,263 3:09 1988-04-05
Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Sunshine
11,637,859 3:25 2005-09-01
Subcity
Subcity
11,484,821 5:12 1989-01-01
Smoke and Ashes
Smoke and Ashes
10,861,995 6:39 1995-10-31
Bang Bang Bang
Bang Bang Bang
10,188,025 4:22 1992-04-14
Save Us All
Save Us All
8,189,370 3:45 2008-11-07
Say Hallelujah
Say Hallelujah
8,116,167 2:08 2002-10-15
Open Arms
Open Arms
7,595,604 4:35 1992-04-14
Speak the Word
Speak the Word
7,392,049 4:12 2000-01-18
The Times They Are a-Changin' - Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - October 1992
The Times They Are a-Changin' - Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - October 1992
7,365,304 3:02 1993-03-03
At This Point in My Life
At This Point in My Life
7,186,715 5:09 1995-10-31
I'm Ready
I'm Ready
6,595,363 4:56 1995-10-31
Bridges
Bridges
6,480,781 5:27 1989-01-01
I Did It All
I Did It All
6,179,610 3:09 2008-11-07
O Holy Night
O Holy Night
6,065,368 4:29 1997-09-23
For My Lover
For My Lover
5,587,347 3:15 1986-01-01
For a Dream
For a Dream
5,559,525 3:17 2008-11-07
Never Yours
Never Yours
5,364,485 3:37 2005-09-05
New Beginning
New Beginning
5,156,192 5:33 1995-10-31
This Time
This Time
5,090,622 3:44 1989-01-01
Thinking of You
Thinking of You
5,069,268 4:48 2008-11-07
Freedom Now
Freedom Now
4,608,561 4:05 1989-01-01
Talk to You
Talk to You
4,493,191 4:27 2005-09-05
Wedding Song
Wedding Song
4,346,639 4:36 2000-01-18
Our Bright Future
Our Bright Future
4,309,973 4:12 2008-11-07
America
America
4,264,329 3:39 2005-09-05
Be Careful of My Heart
Be Careful of My Heart
4,242,357 4:42 1989-01-01
Give Me One Reason - Live
Give Me One Reason - Live
4,217,211 4:17 1999-10-19
I Am Yours
I Am Yours
4,208,001 3:34 2002-10-15
Let It Rain
Let It Rain
3,885,634 3:40 2002-10-15
Less Than Strangers
Less Than Strangers
3,878,768 3:20 2000-01-18
Cold Feet
Cold Feet
3,591,727 5:41 1995-10-31
Unsung Psalm
Unsung Psalm
3,531,306 4:20 2000-01-18
Conditional
Conditional
3,377,641 4:05 2008-11-07
Something to See
Something to See
3,371,475 4:13 2008-11-07
Another Sun
Another Sun
3,079,019 3:11 2002-10-15
Matters of the Heart
Matters of the Heart
3,020,154 6:60 1992-04-14
Remember the Tinman
Remember the Tinman
2,962,368 5:45 1995-10-31
3,000 Miles
3,000 Miles
2,960,201 5:57 2005-09-05
Broken
Broken
2,922,532 4:20 2002-10-15
Sing for You - Single Version; 2015 Remaster
Sing for You - Single Version; 2015 Remaster
2,890,772 3:41 2015-11-20
The First Person on Earth
The First Person on Earth
2,845,078 3:52 2008-11-07
Almost
Almost
2,777,929 3:46 2002-10-15
Born to Fight
Born to Fight
2,646,077 2:50 1989-01-01
A Theory
A Theory
2,558,348 3:17 2008-11-07
Be and Be Not Afraid
Be and Be Not Afraid
2,486,455 4:43 2005-09-05
Heaven's Here on Earth
Heaven's Here on Earth
2,468,290 5:24 1995-10-31
Telling Stories
Telling Stories
2,427,663 3:59 2000-01-01
Paper and Ink
Paper and Ink
2,409,731 4:52 2000-01-18
It's Ok
It's Ok
2,374,515 4:00 2000-01-18
All That You Have Is Your Soul - Live
All That You Have Is Your Soul - Live
2,366,269 5:34 1997-11-01
Before Easter
Before Easter
2,228,214 3:01 2005-09-05
Spring
Spring
2,208,020 3:06 2008-11-07
The Rape of the World
The Rape of the World
1,980,491 7:08 1995-10-31
If These Are the Things
If These Are the Things
1,957,838 4:43 1992-04-14
Love's Proof
Love's Proof
1,818,577 3:45 2005-09-05
Material World
Material World
1,800,703 3:05 1989-01-01
First Try
First Try
1,730,399 3:33 2000-01-18
Tell It like It Is
Tell It like It Is
1,720,971 6:05 1995-10-31
Short Supply
Short Supply
1,656,028 4:25 1992-04-14
Happy
Happy
1,606,387 3:58 2002-10-15
A Hundred Years
A Hundred Years
1,597,348 4:23 1989-01-01
In the Dark
In the Dark
1,546,229 4:58 2002-10-15
Going Back
Going Back
1,508,494 5:22 2005-09-05
So
So
1,477,829 3:27 1992-04-14
Don't Dwell
Don't Dwell
1,447,186 3:22 2005-09-05
Dreaming on a World
Dreaming on a World
1,396,296 5:04 1992-04-14
Taken
Taken
1,341,973 3:39 2005-09-05
Goodbye
Goodbye
1,287,752 2:29 2002-10-15
Hard Wired
Hard Wired
1,266,164 3:35 2002-10-15
Give Me One Reason
Give Me One Reason
1,260,389 5:03 1998-01-01
Over in Love - Instrumental
Over in Love - Instrumental
1,084,593 1:40 2002-10-15
The Love That You Had
The Love That You Had
959,909 4:13 1992-04-14
I Used to Be a Sailor
I Used to Be a Sailor
883,071 3:58 1992-04-14
Devotion
Devotion
782,491 2:48 2000-01-18
The Only One
The Only One
766,375 3:08 2000-01-18
Woman's Work
Woman's Work
763,635 2:01 1992-04-14
Nothing Yet
Nothing Yet
669,280 3:22 2000-01-18
Fast Car - Live
Fast Car - Live
580,196 5:30 2013-01-01
Talkin' Bout a Revolution - Live
Talkin' Bout a Revolution - Live
404,846 3:14 2013-01-01
O Holy Night - Live
O Holy Night - Live
287,510 3:26 1999-10-19
Get Up, Stand Up - Live
Get Up, Stand Up - Live
260,191 3:51 2013-01-01
Chimes of Freedom - Live
Chimes of Freedom - Live
184,678 5:41 2013-10-28
Across the Lines - Live
Across the Lines - Live
138,004 3:48 2013-10-28
Why? - Live
Why? - Live
130,837 3:00 2013-10-28
Fast Car (Arr. for Piano)
Fast Car (Arr. for Piano)
123,876 2:56 2019-03-24
Freedom Now - Live
Freedom Now - Live
113,920 4:19 2013-10-28
The Police (feat. Tracy Chapman)
The Police (feat. Tracy Chapman)
100,041 3:45 2015-04-20
Get Up, Stand Up - Live
Get Up, Stand Up - Live
99,532 5:13 2013-10-28
7 Seconds - Live
7 Seconds - Live
93,094 6:04 2013-01-01
Baby Can I Hold You - Live
Baby Can I Hold You - Live
71,212 3:09 2021-07-19
Fast Car (Arr. for Guitar)
Fast Car (Arr. for Guitar)
35,524 3:50 2019-03-31
Baby Can I Hold You
Baby Can I Hold You
20,714 3:18 2009-01-26
40 barres (Remix)
40 barres (Remix)
16,206 2:55 2016-06-21
Baby Can I Hold You (Arr. for Piano)
Baby Can I Hold You (Arr. for Piano)
13,396 2:45 2018-11-25
Baby Can I Hold You (Arr. for Violin and Piano)
Baby Can I Hold You (Arr. for Violin and Piano)
12,549 3:37 2019-02-24
Baby Can I Hold You (Arr. for Guitar)
Baby Can I Hold You (Arr. for Guitar)
2,315 3:10 2021-01-31
All That I Have Is Your Soul
All That I Have Is Your Soul
2,314 5:16 1991-01-01
The Soul That Never Dies
The Soul That Never Dies
1,766 3:01 1991-01-01

New releases

Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
2015-11-20
[Rhino/Elektra]
Our Bright Future
Our Bright Future
2008-11-07
[Elektra Records]
Where You Live
Where You Live
2005-09-05
[Elektra Records/ATG]
Change
Change
2005-07-12
[Atlantic Records/ATG]
Let It Rain
Let It Rain
2002-10-15
[Elektra Records]
Telling Stories
Telling Stories
2000-01-18
[Elektra Records]
New Beginning
New Beginning
1995-10-31
[Elektra Records]
Matters of the Heart
Matters of the Heart
1992-04-14
[Elektra Records]
Crossroads
Crossroads
1989-01-01
[Elektra Records]
Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
1988-04-05
[Elektra Records]