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Tracy Chapman Proves 'Fast Car' Is Her Own
'No Mistaking Who
Owned That Song'

'No Mistaking Who Owned That Song'

Luke Combs gives Tracy Chapman her due on stage at the Grammys

(Newser) - Tracy Chapman made a rare public appearance at the Grammys Sunday night, taking the stage with country singer Luke Combs for a duet of "Fast Car." When Combs covered Chapman's decades-old hit last year, Lydia Polgreen wasn't thrilled because he didn't seem to bring anything...

Tracy Chapman's 'Fast Car' Makes CMA History

She becomes first Black woman to win award as 35-year-old tune snags song of the year

(Newser) - Tracy Chapman just became the first Black woman to win a Country Music Association award—for a song she penned 35 years ago. "Fast Car," which was first released in 1988 but found new popularity this year through a cover by country star Luke Combs , won the first...

Luke Combs' 'Fast Car' Cover Pushes Tracy Chapman to Country Music History

She's the first Black female songwriter to hit No. 1 on Country Airplay chart

(Newser) - Tracy Chapman is the first Black female songwriter to top Billboard's Country Airplay chart since it started in 1990—and the No. 1 spot is for a song she came out with two years before the chart even existed. "Fast Car" is, of course, experiencing quite a resurgence...

Tracy Chapman Scoops Up $450K From Nicki Minaj in Suit

Controversy centered on Minaj's song 'Sorry' using lyrics from Chapman's 'Baby Can I Hold You'

(Newser) - A copyright infringement lawsuit involving Nicki Minaj and Tracy Chapman has seemingly been put to rest. Per documents filed in a California federal court and reviewed by Pitchfork , Chapman, 56, who's best known for her late '80s hit "Fast Car," has accepted a $450,000 offer...

Tracy Chapman Sues to Block Nicki Minaj Song

She accuses Minaj of copyright infringement

(Newser) - Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission. Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday in a Los Angeles federal court. The Grammy-winning singer says Minaj's unreleased track, "Sorry," incorporates the lyrics and vocal melody from her 1988 single, " Baby...

Once-Homeless Rapper Now on Mercury Shortlist

Speech Debelle has been compared to Lauryn Hill, Tracy Chapman

(Newser) - A rapper who spent four years homeless in London is one of five female artists on the shortlist for Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize, the Independent reports. Speech Debelle, kicked out of her house at 19, spent time in hostels and other drug-infested stops on the wrong side of London's...

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