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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Albums

Consequences
Consequences
2021
Natural Rhythm
Natural Rhythm
2021
Like
Like
2021
Already There
Already There
2021
Not Too Far Away
Not Too Far Away
2018
5 Classic Albums
5 Classic Albums
2017
Love and Affection: The Essential Joan Armatrading
Love and Affection: The Essential Joan Armatrading
2017
Me Myself I: World Tour
Me Myself I: World Tour
2016
Tempest Songs
Tempest Songs
2016
Love & Affection: The Very Best Of
Love & Affection: The Very Best Of
2013
Starlight
Starlight
2013
Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Live at the Royal Albert Hall
2011
This Charming Life
This Charming Life
2010
Steppin’ Out
Steppin’ Out
2010
Classic Joan Armatrading
Classic Joan Armatrading
2009
Colour Collection
Colour Collection
2007
Willow: The Joan Armatrading Collection
Willow: The Joan Armatrading Collection
2007
Into the Blues
Into the Blues
2007
Gold
Gold
2005
Live: All the Way from America
Live: All the Way from America
2004
Singer/Songwriter
Singer/Songwriter
2004
Love and Affection: Joan Armatrading Classics (1975-1983)
Love and Affection: Joan Armatrading Classics (1975-1983)
2003
Lovers Speak
Lovers Speak
2003
Universal Masters Collection
Universal Masters Collection
2001
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Joan Armatrading
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Joan Armatrading
2000
Millennium Edition
Millennium Edition
2000