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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 27 Sep 2011
  • Address:
    6807 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 733rd
    Monthly Average: 712th
  • Notes: the 2,450th Star

Melissa Etheridge

Next star: Wayne Newton
Previous star: Beniamino Gigli

Biography

Etheridge at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011

Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge 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 Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female. 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 mainstream breakthrough album, Yes I Am. The album featured three Top 40 hits, including "I'm the Only One" (No. 8) and "Come to My Window" (No. 25), the latter which scored Etheridge her second Grammy award. Yes I Am peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200, and spent 138 weeks on the chart, earning a RIAA certification of 6x Platinum, her largest to date.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Melissa Lou Etheridge
  • Born: May 29, 1961 (age 54)
  • Origin: Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S.
  • Genres: Heartland rock folk rock blues rock
  • Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter musician activist
  • Instruments: Vocals guitar piano harmonica mandolin
  • Years active: 1985–present
  • Labels: Island ME
  • Website: www.melissaetheridge.com

Read more about Melissa Etheridge at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Melissa Etheridge on the Continued Fight for LGBTQ Rights: 'We Have to Stand Beside Love'
Billboard, 2019-07-02 16:10:18
Taking to the stage at WorldPride’s Closing Ceremony in New York City’s Times Square, folk-rock icon Melissa Etheridge delivered an...

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TMZ, 2019-06-19 22:54:00
Ray J and Jordyn Woods are apparently in cahoots to promote one of his new products ... Woods is featured in a celeb-filled video for Raycon Headphones. Ray just put up the video, which also features Cardi B, Offset, Melissa Etheridge, Snoop Dogg…

Melissa Etheridge looks back at the performance that changed her life
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-04-13 16:32:43
"I got to tell you my life has not been the same after that performance and two weeks doesn't go by that somebody doesn't mention it still"

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