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Tracy Chapman
The 1970’s may have been full of Singer/Songwriters but the decade that followed saw that genre dry up quickly. That made the success of Tracy Chapman that much more unlikely. She didn’t exactly have MTV good looks; she sang in a style against her racial stereotype and was not even attempting to be “cool”. Despite all of that, Chapman had a major debut, and though her career cooled off, she did enjoy solid success in the mid 90’s. Two big hits may not necessarily make a Hall of Fame career, but her uniqueness may grant her a look that she may not have received otherwise.


Should Tracy Chapman be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put her in! - 67.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.4%
No opinion. - 1.5%
No way! - 14.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2013
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Cleveland, OH)
  • Why they will get in: The Hall loves Singer/Songwriters and needs more females.
  • Why they won't get in: Her profile has faded considerably over the years.
  • Essential Albums: Tracy Chapman (1988)
    New Beginning (1995)
    Let it Rain (2002)
    Where You Live (2005)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Fast Car (From Tracy Chapman, 1988)
    Talkin’ Bout a Revolution (From Tracy Chapman, 1988)
    Give Me One Reason (From New Beginning, 1995)
    3000 Miles (From Where You Live, 2005)
    Before Easter (From Where You Live, 2005)

Should Tracy Chapman be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put her in! - 67.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.4%
No opinion. - 1.5%
No way! - 14.7%
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