Tracy Chapman discography

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Tracy Chapman discography
Tracy Chapman 1.jpg
Studio albums 8
Compilation albums 2
Singles 22

The article presents the discography of American folk music singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman. She has released 8 studio albums, 2 greatest hits albums, and 22 singles on Elektra Records. She has 4 Platinum albums, 2 of which are multi-platinum, and 2 Gold albums. Her smash hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason" both hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, peaking at numbers 6 and 3, respectively. Both singles hit number 1 in Canada.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
BEL
[4]
CAN
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER ITA
[7]
NED
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13][14]
1988 Tracy Chapman
  • Released: 5 April 1988
  • Label: Elektra
1 2 1 28 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1
1989 Crossroads
  • Released: October 3, 1989
  • Label: Elektra
9 4 3 12 2 1 2 5 1 3 8 2 1
1992 Matters of the Heart
  • Released: April 28, 1992
  • Label: Elektra
53 23 11 55 5 13 8 33 23 37 10 19
1995 New Beginning
  • Released: November 14, 1995
  • Label: Elektra
4 6 9 1 44 60 8 46 22
2000 Telling Stories
  • Released: February 15, 2000
  • Label: Elektra
33 33 5 15 9 5 14 10 17 16 2 85
2002 Let It Rain
  • Released: October 15, 2002
  • Label: Elektra
25 25 6 32 3 15 18 75 45 24 27 4 36
2005 Where You Live
  • Released: September 13, 2005
  • Label: Elektra / Atlantic
49 77 7 20 7 12 9 38 28 4 43
2008 Our Bright Future
  • Released: November 11, 2008
  • Label: Elektra / Atlantic
57 81 23 22 5 28 20 56 39 35 9 75
  • FRA: Platinum
  • SWI: Gold[39]
— denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
BEL
[4]
NED
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
POR
[40]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13][14]
2001 Collection 10 1 6 3 9 6 24 9 4 3
2015 Greatest Hits
  • Released: November 20, 2015
  • Label: Elektra
14 51 79 3 30

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
[47]
US Main. Rock US Mod. Rock US AC US R&B AUS
[2]
CAN
[48]
NZ SWI UK
1988 "Fast Car" 6 19 7 4 1 21 4 Tracy Chapman
"Talkin' 'bout a Revolution" 75 22 24 78 66 48 32 85
"Baby Can I Hold You" 48 19 68 16 94
1989 "All That You Have Is Your Soul" Crossroads
"Crossroads" 90 26 7 58 32 21 18 61
1990 "Subcity"
1992 "Bang Bang Bang" 84 Matters of the Heart
"Dreaming on a World"
1995 "Give Me One Reason" 3 3 35 3 1 16 95 New Beginning
1996 "New Beginning" 106
"The Promise"
"Smoke and Ashes" 119 57
2000 "Telling Stories" 108 22 76 Telling Stories
"It's OK"
"Wedding Song"
2001 "Baby Can I Hold You" [re-release] The Collection
2002 "You're the One" Let It Rain
2003 "Another Sun"
2005 "Change" Where You Live
2006 "America"
2008 "Sing for You" 83 48 Our Bright Future
2009 "Thinking of You"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

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