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Melissa Etheridge (2014)

Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album 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 nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. 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 breakthrough album, Yes I Am. The album featured the mainstream rock hits "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window", the latter which scored Etheridge her second Grammy award. Yes I Am peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200, and spent 138 weeks on the chart, earning a RIAA certification of 6x Platinum, her largest to date. In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. At the 2005 Grammy Awards, she made a return to the stage and, although bald from chemotherapy, performed a tribute to Janis Joplin with the song "Piece of My Heart". Etheridge's performance was widely lauded, with India.

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About the Melissa Etheridge Interview

Hi everyone. I’m an American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist.

My new album *This Is M.E.( was released this past Tuesday on my own label, you can get it at iTunes, Amazon (with 4 bonus tracks), Walmart, Best Buy, and Barnes & Noble. Get a sample of my album on YouTube HERE.

You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter!

I'm here at reddit NYC with Victoria helping me in-person. AMA!

retweet! https://twitter.com/reddit_AMA/status/518078753151660032

Edit: Thank you all so much. Your love and support mean so much to me. Without you, it certainly wouldn't be as much fun. Thank you for sharing this journey. And be strong, speak true.

Melissa Etheridge Oct 03, 2014