Tracy Chapman Grammys Performance Boosts ‘Fast Car’ Streams

Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” reportedly tripled in streams after her performances at the 2024 Grammy Awards.

Tracy Chapman is enjoying all the love she’s been getting since her triumphant return to the stage last Sunday at the Grammys. According to Luminate, the original version of her song “Fast Car” saw about 637,000 streams a day after the broadcast.

Chapman took to the stage and performed the song with Country singer Luke Combs. Combs released a cover version of the song in 2023, and it became one of the most successful songs of the year, hitting number two on the US Hot 100 Songs chart. Combs’ version of the song also saw a 46 percent increase in streams following the performance.

She also made history, becoming the first-ever Black woman to have the sole songwriting credit on a Number One country hit song on Billboard’s airplay chart. All this happened 30 years after the original song was released. According to an estimation by Billboard last Summer, Chapman made over $500,000 from Combs’ version. That estimate is likely to have risen by now.

Combs and Chapman’s performance of “Fast Car” has been rated as one of the best at the 2024 Grammys. Also, the spike in streams is credited among the highest after a Grammys performance.

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