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Shemekia Copeland

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Tough Mother Shemekia Copeland 04:15
I Sing The Blues Shemekia Copeland 04:59
The Dolls Are Sleeping Shemekia Copeland 02:56
Would You Take My Blood? Shemekia Copeland 03:46
Hit 'Em Back Shemekia Copeland, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Randolph, Tony Coleman 04:33
Married To The Blues Shemekia Copeland 07:12
Clotilda's On Fire Shemekia Copeland 04:26
Money Makes You Ugly Shemekia Copeland 03:36
Great Rain Shemekia Copeland, John Prine 04:45
Promised Myself Shemekia Copeland 05:19

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Daughter of the late Grammy Award-winning Texas blues artist Johnny Copeland, Shemekia Copeland is an American singer who has achieved worldwide acclaim with nine releases on Billboard's Blues Albums Chart and three Grammy nominations since her recording debut in 1998. Born in Harlem, she began singing in public as a child and performed at the iconic Cotton Club in New York. After touring with her father she released her debut album 'Turn the Heat Up!' which went to number eleven on the Blues Chart. 'Wicked' (2000) reached number eight and was nominated for a Grammy as Best Contemporary Blues Album, 'Talking to Strangers' (2002) topped the chart, 'The Soul Truth' (2005) peaked at number three, 'Never Going Back' (2009) number four, 'Deluxe Edition' (2011) number eight, '33 1/3' (2012) went to number seven and earned a Grammy nomination as Best Blues Album and 'Outskirts of Love' (2015) reached number five and landed her third Grammy nod.

She has performed around the world with artists such as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and Carlos Santana and opened on tour for The Rolling Stones. She sang at the White House for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in 2012 along with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mick Jagger. Her latest release, 'America's Child', which features artists such as banjo player Rhiannon Giddons, folk singer John Prine, Americana singer-guitarist Will Kimbrough and country legend Emmylou Harris, peaked at number three on the Blues Album Chart in 2018.