Tracy Chapman will join Luke Combs at the Grammys

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Tracy Chapman, who has not performed publicly in years, will return to the stage during Sunday’s ceremony.

Tracy Chapman will perform her iconic anthem โ€œ Fast Car ยป in a duet with Luke Combs during the 2024 Grammy ceremony, Sunday evening, as confirmed WECB.

The single reached all-time highs following a Luke Combs cover that topped the Country Airplay chart on Billboardmaking Chapman the first-ever black woman to be the sole songwriter of a number one country hit.

After her last tour in 2009, Ms. Chapman only performed in front of the cameras three times, according to Varietywho was the first to announce the news of his return.

โ€œ I didn’t expect to be on the country charts, but I’m honored to be theredeclared the musician to Billboard when talking about the song’s popularity since Combs released his cover in April of last year. I’m happy for Luke and his success and grateful that new fans have discovered and adopted ‘Fast Car’. ยป

His hit was successful when it was initially released in 1988, then again in 2015 with a cover by Jonas Blue and Dakota in 2015. Then, 35 years after its release, the rendition of โ€œ Fast Car โ€ by Combs reached number two on the Hot 100 last summer and won the CMA awards for song and single of the year.

Chapman’s win in the song of the year category marks a milestone that is long overdue. The CMAs were first held in 1967, and in the 56 years since the first awards were presented, no black songwriter โ€“ male or female โ€“ had ever won the song award. the year.


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