Remember Fast Car? What Happened To Tracy Chapman?
Tracy Chapman is widely regarded as a thoughtful and introspective singer-songwriter, producing such hits as “Fast Car” and “Give Me One Reason.” She was born in Ohio in March 1964, but was raised in Connecticut. It was Chapman’s mother who first encouraged her daughter’s love of music, giving Tracy her first instrument, a ukulele, when she was just three years old.
Chapman began writing and performing original music while enrolled to study African studies and anthropology at Tufts University. Her self-titled first album was released in 1988, and the world met a woman who will always speak a powerful truth on issues such as poverty, racism, and violence against women — but who also clearly values her own sense of privacy.
You’re unlikely to hear from Chapman very often in the public. The singer outright refuses to use social media, never discusses her private life, and rarely gives interviews. Instead, she spends much of her time engaging in quiet activism, often playing benefit gigs for causes dear to her heart. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon.