Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge

 

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Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist.[5] Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge was released in 1988 and became an underground success. The album peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard 200, and its lead single, "Bring Me Some Water", garnered Etheridge her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female. In 1993, Etheridge won her first Grammy award for her single "Ain't It Heavy" from her third album, Never Enough. Later that year, she released what would become her mainstream breakthrough album, Yes I Am. Its tracks "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window" both reached the top 30 in the United States, and the latter earned Etheridge her second Grammy award. Yes I Am peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200, and spent 138 weeks on the chart,[6] earning a RIAA certification of 6x Platinum,[7] her largest to date.

In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. At the 2005 Grammy Awards, she made a return to the stage and, although bald from chemotherapy, performed a tribute to Janis Joplin with the song "Piece of My Heart".[8] Etheridge's performance was widely lauded, with India.Arie writing "I Am Not My Hair" about Etheridge.[9] Later that year, Etheridge released her first compilation album, Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled. The album was a success, peaking at No. 14 on the Billboard 200, and going Gold almost immediately.[7] Her latest studio album is Memphis Rock and Soul.

Etheridge is known for her mixture of "confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky vocals."[3] She has also been a gay and lesbian activist since her public coming out in January 1993.[10] She has received fifteen Grammy Award nominations throughout her career, winning two, in 1993 and 1995. In 2007, she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "I Need to Wake Up" from the film An Inconvenient Truth. In September 2011, Etheridge received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[11]

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Fearless Love
 
Fearless Love is the eleventh studio album by American rock/pop musician Melissa Etheridge, released on April 27, 2010 by Island/Def Jam Music Group, produced by John Shanks.
Yes I Am
 
Yes I Am is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, released by Island Records on September 21, 1993 (see 1993 in music).
Angels Would Fall
 
"Angels Would Fall" is a 1999 Melissa Etheridge song and the first single from her album Breakdown.
1 a Minute
 
1 a Minute is a docu-drama film written and directed by Indian American actress Namrata Singh Gujral, and is based on her own life and the lives of other women who suffered from cancer.

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Grammys flashback: Melissa Etheridge reflects on her powerful 2005 performance
  –  January 28, 2018
In 2005, Melissa Etheridge took the Grammys stage to join Joss Stone in a tribute to Janis Joplin — and another great moment in the show’s rich history was created. In this 2014 interview with the singer and her soon-to-be-wife, Linda Wallem ...
Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, B-52s and More Honored at She Rocks Awards: 'We Are a Force to Be Reckoned With'
  –  January 27, 2018
But among the honorees in the house was fellow Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge. Presented with the Icon Award ... while Exene Cervenka, co-lead singer/songwriter of legendary punk band X, received the Dreaming Out Loud Award. Also receiving well-deserved ...
After Bannon Beef, Melissa Etheridge Will Stay at SiriusXM: ‘Speaking Is Stronger’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  –  December 12, 2017
Melissa Etheridge was incensed when she learned satellite radio giant SiriusXM had supported having Steve Bannon host the service’s “Breitbart Daily News” program, which airs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. The singer has her own music talk show ...
Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, B-52s and More Honored at She Rocks Awards: 'We Are a Force to Be Reckoned With'
  –  January 27, 2018
But among the honorees in the house was fellow Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge. Presented with the Icon Award ... while Exene Cervenka, co-lead singer/songwriter of legendary punk band X, received the Dreaming Out Loud Award. Also receiving well-deserved ...
After Bannon Beef, Melissa Etheridge Will Stay at SiriusXM: ‘Speaking Is Stronger’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  –  December 12, 2017
Generally pretty mild-mannered, Melissa Etheridge was incensed when she learned satellite ... On Dec. 8, the singer and songwriter tweeted: “After news that @SIRIUSXM has given #SteveBannon a show, I can no longer in good conscience be part of my show.”
Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, B-52s and More Honored at She Rocks Awards: 'We Are a Force to Be Reckoned With'
  –  January 27, 2018
Dedicated to celebrating women working in the music industry, the sixth annual She Rocks Awards ... But among the honorees in the house was fellow Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge. Presented with the Icon Award, Etheridge distilled the essence of the ...
Watch Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, The B-52s and More Live from the She Rocks Awards
  –  January 24, 2018
This inspiring event honors women in the music industry and we’ve got it live from the House of Blues Anaheim on January 26, 2018, beginning at 10:30 p.m ET/7:30 p.m. PT. From star-studded honorees like Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, The B-52s ...
After Bannon Beef, Melissa Etheridge Will Stay at SiriusXM: ‘Speaking Is Stronger’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  –  December 12, 2017
Melissa Etheridge was incensed when she learned satellite radio giant SiriusXM had supported having Steve Bannon host the service’s “Breitbart Daily News” program, which airs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. The singer has her own music talk show ...

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