About this star

  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 27 Sep 2011
  • Address:
    6807 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 726th
    Monthly Average: 744th
  • Notes: the 2,450th Star

Melissa Etheridge

Next star: Wayne Newton
Previous star: Beniamino Gigli


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

Variety, 2019-03-14 17:32:53
Melissa Etheridge will headline the 2019 San Diego Pride Festival, Variety can exclusively announce. The festival will take place in the city’s Balboa Park July 13-14 and will host over 90 musical acts across four stages. A limited amount of Etheridge meet-and-greet tickets are available; tickets for the Festival are ...

Melissa Etheridge Announces New Album 'The Medicine Show' & Tour Dates
Billboard, 2019-02-12 16:23:44
Melissa Etheridge announced the release of her new album, The Medicine Show, on Tuesday (Feb. 12). Etheridge has also announced a tour that...

Melissa Etheridge to Perform at WorldPride's Closing Ceremony in Times Square
Billboard, 2019-01-15 21:03:11
Grammy-winning singer and LGBTQ icon Melissa Etheridge will perform at this year’s WorldPride Closing Ceremony in New York City. Etheridge will...

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