Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge Quotes

United States, Singer-Songwriter
March 29, 1961

Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge was released in 1988 and became an underground success. The album peaked at No. 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. Its tracks "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window" both reached the top 30 in the United States, and the latter earned 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.

Also known as Guitarist, Activist

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  • Melissa Etheridge: I tried to help… you do everything you can because you're a parent. He made these choices and he was a young adult. I couldn't save him - only he could save him.
  • Melissa Etheridge: I'm gonna make some music again. I'm gonna start making music because that heals me and I have missed you all so very much.
  • Melissa Etheridge: My heart is broken. I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I feel their love and sincere grief. We struggle with what else we could have done to save him, and in the end we know he is out of the pain now.
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