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Name: Tracy Chapman                                                                         
Born: 30 March 1964 Cleveland, Ohio                                                         
Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known           
for her singles, "Fast Car", "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You"           
and "Give Me One Reason". She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning       
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Tracy Chapman began playing guitar and writing songs at           
the age of eleven. She was accepted into A Better Chance, the national resource             
for identifying, recruiting and developing leaders among academically gifted               
students of color, which enabled her to attend Wooster School in Connecticut,               
and was eventually accepted to Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.                 
In May 2004, Tufts honored her with an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts,             
for her contributions as a socially conscious and artistically accomplished                 
Chapman often performs at and attends AIDS charity events such as amfAR and AIDS/LifeCycle. 
Although Chapman has never spoken publicly about her sexuality, Pulitzer Prize-winning     
author Alice Walker discussed her love affair with Chapman in an interview with             
The Guardian on December 15th 2006. She explained why they did not go public               
with their relationship at the time (the mid 1990s), and said "[the relationship]           
was delicious and lovely and wonderful and I totally enjoyed it and I was                   
completely in love with her, but it was not anybody's business but ours."