Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading

British singer-songwriter
British singer and songwriter with an independent spirit and an eclectic sound that embraces folk, rock, blues, and more.
BornDecember 9, 1950
HometownBasseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
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Videos

Joan Armatrading: 'I was born to do this'

She was the first British female singer-songwriter to achieve international success. Hits such as "Love and Affection" and "Me Myself I" in the 70s made her a household name, but other songs like "Barefoot and Pregnant" now a feminist anthem, and "Rosie" about a transgender character have become cultural landmarks. As Joan Armatrading turns 70, she speaks to Eve Jackson about getting a CBE from the Queen and the UK's Women of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, being asked to write a song for Nelson Mandela and how she sees the future of the music industry after the pandemic.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Night We Called It a Day
The Night We Called It a Day
R
1h 36min
2004

Albums

Hearts and Flowers
Hearts and Flowers
1990
Shouting Stage
Shouting Stage
1988
Sleight of Hand
Sleight of Hand
1986
Secret Secrets
Secret Secrets
1985
Track Record
Track Record
1983
Key
Key
1983
Walk Under Ladders
Walk Under Ladders
1981
Me Myself I
Me Myself I
1980
How Cruel
How Cruel
1979
Steppin' Out
Steppin' Out
1979
To the Limit
To the Limit
1978
Show Some Emotion
Show Some Emotion
1977
Joan Armatrading
Joan Armatrading
1976
Steppin’ Out
Steppin’ Out
2010
Classic Joan Armatrading
Classic Joan Armatrading
2009
Collection [Spectrum]
Collection [Spectrum]
1998
Love and Affection
Love and Affection
1997
Very Best of Joan Armatrading [A&M]
Very Best of Joan Armatrading [A&M]
1991
Classics, Vol. 21
Classics, Vol. 21
1989
Live at the Bijou Cafe
Live at the Bijou Cafe
1977
Back to the Night
Back to the Night
1975
Whatever's for Us
Whatever's for Us
1972
Live at Asylum Chapel
Live at Asylum Chapel
2022
Already There [Live]
Already There [Live]
2022
Consequences
Consequences
2021
Natural Rhythm
Natural Rhythm
2021
Like
Like
2021