Melissa Etheridge Wiki:- Melissa Etheridge or Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and gay and lesbian activist who is best known for her songs “I’m the Only One”, “Come to My Window”, “Must Be Crazy for me”, among the others.
Melissa Etheridge And Noah Thompson Performed At American Idol Season 20 Finale
Melissa Etheridge is recently in news for having shared the stage of American Idol Season 20 Finale with one of the three finalists, Noah Thompson on Sunday, 22nd May 2022. The duo performed on Melissa’s cover “I’m the Only One” for a show-stopping duet.
Melissa Etheridge Wiki & Biography
Melissa Etheridge or Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist who is best known for her songs “I’m the Only One”, “Come to My Window”, and “Must Be Crazy for me”, among the others.
She released her self-titled debut album called “Melissa Etheridge” in 1988 which was ranked No. 22 on the Billboard 200. The singer got her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female for the album’s lead single “Bring Me Some Water”.
Etheridge got married on 31st May 2014 in California to her partner Linda Wallem at the age of 53. She has four children from her previous partners, one of whom died back in 2020.
Melissa Etheridge Age & Family
Melissa Etheridge was born on 29th May 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas, the U.S. Her mother, Elizabeth (Williamson) was a computer consultant, and her father, John Etheridge was an American Constitution teacher. She has only one sibling, an elder sister.
Melissa Etheridge Relationships, Wife & Children
Melissa Etheridge publically accepted to be a lesbian in January 1993 at a gay celebration of President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration and became a gay rights activist since then.
Etheridge was in a long-term relationship with Julie Cypher, an American film director. During their partnership, Cypher gave birth to two children, Bailey Jean and Beckett via artificial insemination using the sperm donated by the musician David Crosby. The couple announced their separation on 19th September 2000.
The singer then began dating actress Tammy Lynn Michaels in 2002 and on 17th October 2006, Michaels gave birth to fraternal twins, Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven, who was conceived via an anonymous sperm donor. The couple separated in 2010.
Etheridge finally got married on 31st May 2014 in California to her partner Linda Wallem at the age of 53.
On May 13, 2020, Etheridge’s son Beckett from Cypher died of causes related to opioid addiction at the young age of 21.
Melissa Etheridge Songs & Music Albums
Etheridge started her music journey in her teenage years by performing in local country music groups.
She released her self-titled debut album called “Melissa Etheridge” in 1988 which was ranked No. 22 on the Billboard 200.
Her third album was “Never Enough” whose single “Ain’t It Heavy” earned the singer her first Grammy award.
Her second Grammy award was for “Come to My Window” from her breakthrough album “Yes I Am” in 1993. Two songs from the album named “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window” were ranked in the top 30 in the United States.
The singer, after getting diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, made a comeback with her first compilation album named “Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled” which became a huge success and was ranked No. 14 on the Billboard 200. Her latest studio album is “One Way Out” released in 2021.
Melissa Etheridge’s 1993 hit, “I’m The Only One” was released again later on after the popularity of “Come to My Window”. The song reached No.8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and No.1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Melissa Etheridge Net Worth
Melissa Etheridge’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to $5 million.
Melissa Etheridge Awards And Nominations
The singer got her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female for her debut album’s lead single “Bring Me Some Water”.
She got her first Grammy award for her single “Ain’t It Heavy” from her third album, “Never Enough” and her second Grammy award for “Come to My Window” from her breakthrough album “Yes I Am” in 1993.
In total, the singer received 25 Grammy Award nominations in her career and won two in 1993 and 1995.
Etheridge won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “I Need to Wake Up” in 2007 from the film An Inconvenient Truth.
Melissa Etheridge Height & Weight
Melissa Etheridge is 5’1″(157 cm) tall and weighs around 59 kg.
Melissa Etheridge Health Issues
Melissa Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2004 for which she underwent surgery and chemotherapy.
Melissa Etheridge Educational Qualification
Melissa Etheridge graduated from high school in 1979 and attended Berklee College of Music. However, after three semesters, she dropped out of her college and moved to Los Angeles to start her music career.
Melissa Etheridge Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube
Melissa Etheridge is active on many social media platforms, the links are given below:
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) May 23, 2022
View this post on Instagram
Frequently Asked Questions About Melissa Etheridge:
Q.1 Who is Melissa Etheridge?
Ans: Melissa Etheridge is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and gay and lesbian activist.
Q.2 What is Melissa Etheridge’s most famous song?
Ans: Melissa Etheridge’s most famous songs are “Come To My Window” and “I’m The Only One”.
Q.3 What is Melissa Etheridge’s net worth?
Ans: Deana Carte’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to $5 million.
Q.4 Who is the father of Melissa Etheridge’s children?
Ans: Melissa Etheridge’s two elder children’s father is singer David Crosby.
Q.5 Is Melissa Etheridge married?
Ans: Yes, Melissa Etheridge got married to Linda Wallem, her partner in 2014.