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Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist.Her self-titled debut album was released in 1988 and became an underground hit. The album peaked at #22 on the Billboard 200, and its lead single, "Bring Me Some Water", garnered Etheridge her first Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. 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 breakthrough album, Yes I Am. The album featured the mainstream rock hits "I'm the Only One" (#8) and "Come to My Window" (#25), the latter which scored Etheridge her second Grammy award. Yes I Am peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200, and spent 138 weeks on the chart,[3] earning a RIAA certification of 6x Platinum, 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". Etheridge's performance was widely lauded, with India.Arie writing "I Am Not My Hair" about Etheridge.[6] Later that year, Etheridge released her first compilation album, Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled. The album was a huge success, peaking at #14 on the Billboard 200, and going Gold almost immediately.Her latest release is This Is M.E..

Etheridge is known for her mixture of "confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky vocals." She has also been an iconic gay and lesbian activist since her public coming out in January 1993.She has received fifteen Grammy Award nominations, winning two, and an Academy Award. In September 2011, Etheridge received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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.

90's Hits

I Want to Come Over
I'm the Only One

Holiday

Christmas in america

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