Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge



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]



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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Win 1 of 4 double passes to see Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow
  –  March 6, 2018
To celebrate the upcoming April tour of powerhouse singer/songwriters Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow, the Star Observer has 4 American Rock Star Packages to give away, courtesy of our friends at TEG Live and Levi’s®. Academy Award and two-time Grammy ...
Melissa Etheridge to perform at The Music Hall June 17
  –  March 5, 2018
PORTSMOUTH – The Music Hall has announced that rocker Melissa Etheridge will return to the historic theater's stage on Sunday, June 17. One of America’s favorite singer-songwriters and a folk-rocker known for her mixture of confessional lyrics and ...
Melissa Etheridge dishes on Ellen’s birthday party
  –  February 24, 2018
THE singer has been making music for many years — and at ... like Pink — women who know why it is important to try to make a difference. Melissa Etheridge features in Stellar magazine. Given the fact Australia legislated marriage equality in December ...
Melissa Etheridge Talks New Music, Her Classic Songs And More
  –  February 22, 2018
Melissa Etheridge’s first album, released thirty years ago this ... And you get to do it with Sarah McLachlan who is both a pioneer and an amazing singer/songwriter. Etheridge: I love seeing that what used to be competition, it was an anti-feminist ...
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 ...
Lucy Angel Gear Up for Melissa Etheridge Cruise with Special Edition of Jammie Jam
  –  February 21, 2018
Family trio Lucy Angel is set to takeover the Melissa Etheridge Cruise facebook page for a special edition of their bi-weekly facebook live series, 'Jammie Jam.' Hit international songwriter and artist Sonia Leigh will be joining the popular live series ...
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.”


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