Tracy Chapman receives rapturous response at Grammys for rare performance of 'Fast Car' 3 weeks ago

Tracy Chapman receives rapturous response at Grammys for rare performance of 'Fast Car'

An incredible moment.

American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman received a rapturous standing ovation at the Grammys after making a rare live appearance to perform her hit single 'Fast Car'.

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Chapman has not performed publicly in several years but took to the Grammys stage on Sunday (4 February) alongside country singer Luke Combs for a duet of her classic song.

'Fast Car' was released in 1988 and was a massive hit on both sides of the Atlantic.

The folk rock song tells the story of a poor woman trying to escape her present circumstances and make something better of her life.

The track has been covered by many artists, including Combs - who in 2023 released a version of 'Fast Car' on his album Gettin' Old.

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tracy chapmanHost Trevor Noah and Tracy Chapman speak onstage during the 66th Grammy Awards

Even as Chapman played just the first few bars of the song at the Grammys, she was greeted with loud cheers.

During her performance, meanwhile, Taylor Swift could be seen dancing and mouthing along to the lyrics of the track.

You can watch the rendition of 'Fast Car' right here:

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As for the rest of the Grammys, Phoebe Bridgers was the night's biggest winner - receiving four awards both as a solo artist and as part of her band Boygenius.

This was as Swift's record Midnights, picked up the Album of the Year trophy - making her the first artist in history to win this award four times.

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