Melissa Etheridge

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Melissa Etheridge
Etheridge at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011
Melissa Lou Etheridge

(1961-05-29) May 29, 1961 (age 62)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • activist
Years active1985–present
Linda Wallem (m. 2014)
Partner(s)Julie Cypher
(c. 1990; sep. 2000)
Tammy Lynn Michaels
(m. 2003; div. 2012)

(registered domestic partnership)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
  • harmonica
  • mandolin
  • drums

Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American singer and musician. Her songs include "Come to my Window" and "I'm the Only One". Etheridge was born in Leavenworth, Kansas. She has fifteen Grammy Award nominations. She has won two Grammy Awards.[5]

Etheridge won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "I Need to Wake Up". That song was from the movie An Inconvenient Truth.

Etheridge came out as lesbian[6] in January 1993. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2004 and has recovered.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ross, Mike. "Melissa Etheridge has fun with Edmonton fans at Jubilee Auditorium". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  2. Gentile, John (January 27, 2014). "Melissa Etheridge Seeks to Unite on 'Uprising of Love' – Song Premiere". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 19, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  3. Greg Prato. "Melissa Etheridge". Retrieved May 23, 2010.
  4. Carpenter, Susan (October 17, 2005). "Alive and well and at peace with herself". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  5. "Metro Lyrics". Archived from the original on 2013-07-16. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  6. "Melissa Etheridge to wed girlfriend". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  7. "Melissa Etheridge after cancer". CBS News. Archived from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2012-12-09.

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