Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge

Keynote Speaker: Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter, LGBTQ+ Activist & Breast Cancer Survivor

Melissa Etheridge Biography

Melissa Etheridge is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, LGBTQ activist and breast cancer survivor. Etheridge, who came out as lesbian in 1993, is known for having a raspy voice and confessional lyrics in her folk-rock music.

Her self-titled debut album "Melissa Etheridge" was released in 1988 and became an underground success. The album peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard 200, and its lead single, "Bring Me Some Water", garnered Etheridge her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female. In 1993, Etheridge won her first Grammy award for her single "Ain't It Heavy" from her third album, "Never Enough."

Later that year, she released what would become her mainstream breakthrough album, "Yes I Am." Its tracks "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window" both reached the top 30 in the United States, and the latter earned Etheridge her second Grammy award. "Yes I Am" peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200, and spent 138 weeks on the chart, earning a RIAA certification of 6× Platinum.

In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. At the 2005 Grammy Awards, she made a return to the stage and, while bald from chemotherapy, performed a tribute to Janis Joplin with the song "Piece of My Heart". Etheridge's performance, which was widely lauded, inspired India.Arie to write "I Am Not My Hair.”

Etheridge has advocated for cannabis legalization (with common-sense regulations in place), due to her experiences using it while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

In 2011, Etheridge received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2019, Etheridge released her fourteenth studio album, The Medicine Show. The first single from that album was "Faded by Design."

In May of 2020, Etheridge announced that her son Beckett had tragically died at the young age of 21 from causes related to his opioid addiction.

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Melissa Etheridge is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Melissa Etheridge for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Melissa Etheridge generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Melissa Etheridge for an upcoming event.

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Melissa Etheridge opens up about son's death and what she's doing ...
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Melissa Etheridge Speaking Topics

  • The Creative Process

  • Personal Battle with Breast Cancer

  • Diversity & LGBT Issues

  • Women's Empowerment

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