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Melissa Etheridge

  • Melissa is openly gay. She once dated actress Tammy Lynn Michaels from the television show Popular.
  • Signed by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records. He also signed U2 and Bob Marley.
  • She defends Eminem and appreciates him as a good artist, despite his antigay comments. She is also a Britney Spears fan.
  • She has two children with ex-partner, Julie Cypher, and they were both fathered by David Crosby. Cypher was married to actor Lou Diamond Phillips before leaving him for Etheridge.
  • She got her first guitar at 8 years old and was performing in bands by the time she was twelve.
  • Melissa attended the Berklee College of Music.
  • Her first recorded songs appear on the soundtrack to the film Weeds.
  • She helped a male fan propose by addressing his girlfriend at a concert and saying, "Your boyfriend's got a ring with him and wants to know if you'll marry him." The answer was "yes."
  • She has established a scholarship for performing arts at her Leavenworth, Kansas high school.
  • One of the first artists to sell tickets through VH1. She made $1.8 million by selling 40,000 tickets in two-and-a-half hours.

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90's Hits

I Want to Come Over
I'm the Only One

Holiday

Christmas in america

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