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Full NameTracy Chapman
First NameTracy
Last NameChapman
Birth NameTracy Chapman
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter
Birth CityCleveland, Ohio
Birth CountryUSA
Mother NameHazel Chapman
Gender IdentityFemale
AwardsAmerican Music Award,Billboard Music Awards
EducationTufts University
Height164 cm
Networth$8 M
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Date of BirthMarch 30,1964
Age56 years

How Much Is The American Singer Tracy Chapman Worth Of?    

Grammy Award winner, Tracy Chapman is an American singer/songwriter who is widely popular for her hit singles Fast Car and Give Me One Reason. Chapman owns an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2019.   

She released her self-titled debut studio album in 1988. Since then, she released back to back 22 hit songs, 7 studio albums, and 2 compilation albums altogether. Moreover, she has won BRIT Awards, Edison Awards, and American Music Awards for her outstanding work in the music industry. 

How Did Tracy Chapman Earn Her Million Dollars? Know More About Her Income Sources, Salary, And Earnings

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tracy is estimated to own an impressive net worth of $8 million as of Sept 2019. She managed to earn her million dollars from her successful career as a singer and songwriter. Besides, she also earns a hefty sum of money from her tours, concerts, and ticket sales.

Singer Tracey Chapman performing in the Billboard Music Awards
Singer Tracey Chapman performing in the Billboard Music Awards

In 2001, she earned $985,000 from her album collection. As of 2019, a singer can earn at the range of $14 - $116 per hour to $19k - $88k per year in the United States. 

Career Highlights

Prior to her successful career, Tracy performed in the streets in Harvard Square. She also played guitar in Club Passim, the Nameless Coffeehouse, and several more in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Chapman made her major-stage debut on 3rd May 1985 at an opening act for women’s music pioneer Linda Tillery at Boston’s Strand Theater. With her performance, she managed to grab the attention of Charles Koppelman who ran SBK Publishing. Following her graduation, Tracy was signed to Elektra Records with the help of Charles.  

She released her debut studio album titled Tracy Chapman on 5 April 1988. The album includes hit singles like Fast Car, Talkin’ ‘bout a Revolution, and Baby Can I Hold You. Her lead single Fast Car peaked at no. 6 on the Billboard hot 100. The song was also ranked at no. 167 on their 2010 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone.  

Her second album Crossroads was released in 1989, however, the album was a less commercial success. 

Here is a list of Tracy’s albums/record sales:

YearAlbum TitlesEarnings
1988Tracy Chapman$20 million
1989Crossroads$2.2 million
1992Matters of the Heart$560,000
1995New Beginning$6.2 million
2000Telling Stories$882,500
2002Let It Rain$300,000
2005Where You Live$120,000
2008Our Bright Future$215,000

On 20 November 2015, Chapman released Greatest Hits by Electra Records consisting of 18 tracks. 

Tracy Performing Fast Car Live in 1988
Tracy Performing Fast Car Live in 1988

The album also include the live version of Stand by Me. The same year, she performed Stand By Me on one of the final episodes of the Late Show with David Letterman

Endorsement Deals, Social Media Earnings, And Charity 

Chapman has kept her sponsorship and contract deals under wraps. However, she surely has endorsed big companies and expensive brands.  

She is followed by 39.4k people on Instagram, 20.7k on Twitter, and has over 157k subscribers on her self-titled YouTube channel. Her social media accounts also aid up a decent sum of cash to her net worth. 

As per Influencer Marketing Hub, her Instagram account can pocket at the range of $206 to $343 per paid post. Similarly, as per Social Blade, her self-titled YouTube channel earns $454 - $7.3k per month to $5.4k to $87.1k annually.  

Tracy is a socially active musician and has worked with several non-profit organizations over the past years. Similarly, she has performed in several socially aware events to raise awareness among the people. 

In 1988, she performed in the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute to raise funds for South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Movement and seven children’s charities.  

She is associated with Cleveland’s elementary schools and even agreed to sponsor a Crossroads in Black History essay contest for high school students in Cleveland and other cities. She often attends charity events such as Make Poverty History, amfAR, and AIDS/LifeCycle.  

Where Does The 55-year-old Singer Reside? Details About Her House, Cars, And Lifestyle 

Tracy resides in San Francisco, California with her family. But she has not disclosed information of her exact house location as she prefers a low-key life. The median house price in San Francisco starts from $1.29 million to more.  

She surely has some million dollar mansion listed in her property lists. The same goes for her cars and other properties as well.

Virtual Picture of Singer Tracy Chapman's Former House
Virtual Picture of Singer Tracy Chapman's Former House

She previously owned a house in Half Moon Bay, California where the median house price starts from $1,201,400.   

Tax, Insurance, And Legal Issues

As per Smart Assets, a San Francisco resident pays $8,811 to the government as the annual property tax. Besides, she sure has her insurance for cars, house, and health. 

In 2018, Tracy sued American rapper Nicki Minaj for sampling one of her songs, Baby Can I Hold You, without her consent. She even requested an injunction to prevent Minaj from releasing the song Sorry. 

Tracy Chapman’s Biography- Age, Height, Family, & Relationship 

Tracy Chapman was born on 30th March 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States. She was brought up by mother Hazel Chapman in her home town. She holds American nationality and has Afro-American ethnicity. 

Chapman attended an Episcopal high school before moving to Wooster School in Connecticut. She then enrolled at Tufts University from where she graduated with a B.A. degree in Anthropology and African studies. 

Dating, Boyfriend, And Marriage

Tracy has been quite private when it comes to her love life. She has never disclosed her sexual orientation, however, was in a romantic relationship with writer Alice Walker in mid-1990s. 

Tracy dated writer Alice Walker back in mid-1990s
Tracy dated writer Alice Walker back in mid-1990s

She might in a secret relationship or married. But due to lack of confirmed news, her personal life is mysterious. 

Age & Height

Chapman is 55 years old as of 2019. She is 5 feet 3 inches (164 cm) tall in height.  

Updated On Thu Sep 05 2019 Published On Thu Sep 05 2019 By Amy