Birthplace: Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Executive summary: Eclectic folk performer
Joan Armatrading released her first record in 1972, performing a folk-based form of music that also combined aspects of rock, soul and reggae. She has maintained a regular output ever since, her albums receiving numerous awards and overwhelming critical acclaim. Her following in the U.S., while loyal, has remained modest -- the main focus of her popularity residing in the U.K., where her music consistently finds its way onto the popular charts.
Father: Amos Ezekiel Armatrading
Mother: Beryl Madge Benjamin
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (1987) · Herself
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