Melissa Etheridge

Grammy-nominated cancer survivor Melissa Lou Etheridge, better known as Melissa Etheridge, is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist from the United States. Melissa Etheridge, her self-titled debut album, was released in 1988, and it catapulted her to fame.

Following the release of her album, Yes I Am, in 1993, she broke into the mainstream. She has 14 studio albums and two compilation albums to her credit. For her contributions to the music industry, she has received two Grammy Awards and one Academy Award. In 2004, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

On Instagram, @melissa Etheridge, she has over 121k followers.

How much is Melissa Etheridge Worth?

Melissa Etheridge makes a living as a musician. Since the early 1980s, she has worked in the music industry. She has 14 studio albums under her belt. Record sales, performances, tours, and endorsements provide her with the majority of her revenue. Her estimated net worth is $25 million.

Grammy Award-Winner Melissa Etheridge Lost His 21-Years Old Son, Beckett To Opioid Addiction:

Melissa Etheridge announced his son, Beckett’s death in May 2020. (Source: @hollywoodlife)

On May 13, 2020, Etheridge stated that her son Beckett had died as a result of opiate addiction-related issues. Her son died while he was only 21 years old.

“Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,”

she posted on Instagram. Beckett, my 21-year-old son, battled his addiction for years before succumbing to it tonight. Those who knew and loved him, as well as his family and friends, will miss him. My heart is shattered. I am grateful to individuals who have expressed condolences, and I have felt their affection and genuine sorrow.

We debate what else we could have done to save him, but in the end, we know he is no longer in pain.

I’ll start singing again soon. It has always been a source of healing for me.”

What is Melissa Etheridge Famous For?

Grammy Award winner on two occasions.

Where is Melissa Etheridge From?

Melissa Etheridge was born on May 29, 1961, in Los Angeles, California. Melissa Lou Etheridge is her given name. Her hometown is Leavenworth, Kansas in the United States, where she was born. She is a citizen of the United States. John Etheridge was her father, and Elizabeth Williamson was her mother. She has a younger sister. She is of White racial origin. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. In 1991, her father passed away. She began playing the guitar when she was a child.

Her educational history includes a Leavenworth High School diploma. She went to Berklee College of Music after high school. She’d already started playing in clubs with a few local bands. She did not, however, complete her college education. She dropped out of Berklee to pursue a career in music in Los Angeles.

Professional Career:

  • Etheridge has been performing music in local California venues. Karla Leopold, one of her friends, persuaded her husband, Bill Leopold, to attend Etheridge’s live performance. Bill went on to play a key role in Etheridge’s early career.
  • Chris Blackwell, the head of Island Records, found Etheridge while she was performing in lesbian clubs around Los Angeles. She’d gotten a publishing deal to write movie music. Her debut album was rejected by Island Records.
  • Melissa Etheridge, her self-titled debut album, was released in 1988. The album was an underground hit, reaching No. 22 on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • “Bring Me Some Water,” the main track from her debut album, won her her first Grammy nomination.
  • Following the release of her album Yes I Am in 1993, Etheridge gained mainstream popularity. On the Billboard 200, the album reached No. 15.
  • For her track “Come to My Window,” from her album Yes I Am, Etheridge earned her second Grammy.

Melissa Etheridge has released 14 studio albums and 2 compilation albums. They are

  • Melissa Etheridge (1988)
  • Brave and Crazy (1989)
  • Never Enough (1992)
  • Yes I Am (1993)
  • Your Little Secret (1995)
  • Breakdown (1999)
  • Skin (2001)
  • Lucky (2004)
  • Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled (2005) (Compilation Album)
  • The Awakening (2007)
  • A New Thought For Christmas (2008)
  • Fearless Love (2010)
  • Icon (2011) (Compilation Album)
  • 4th Street Feeling (2012)
  • This Is M.E. (2014)
  • MEmphis Rock and Soul (2016)
  • The Medicine Show (2019)
Melissa Etheridge married Linda Wallem in May 2014. (Source: @digitalspy)

What is Melissa Etheridge Honors and Awards?

  • Etheridge has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards and has won two of them.
  • In 1993, she received her first Grammy for “Ain’t It Heavy,” a hit from her third album, Never Enough.
  • In 1995, she won her second Grammy Award for “Come to My Window,” a single from her album Yes I Am.
  • For “I Need to Wake Up,” from the documentary film An Inconvenient Truth, she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
  • On September 27, 2011, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • At the 20th Annual Juno Awards, he won the Juno Award for International Entertainer of the Year.
  • In 1996, he was named ASCAP’s Pop Songwriter of the Year.
  •  2001, she won the Gibson Guitar Award for Best Rock Guitarist: Female.
  • In 2006, GLAAD presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award during the 17th GLAAD Media Awards.

Who is Melissa Etheridge Married to?

Melissa Etheridge has a lesbian sexual orientation. In January 1993, she came out as a lesbian at the Triangle Ball, an LGBT celebration of President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration. She was an outspoken supporter of homosexual rights.

Julie Cypher, a filmmaker, with whom she had a long-term romance. Cypher and his wife had two children, Bailey Jean and Beckett, during their time together. She became pregnant through artificial insemination with sperm given by David Crosby, a musician. In the year 2000, the couple divorced.

After that, Etheridge began dating actress Tammy Lynn Michaels. In 2002, they began dating. On September 20, 2003, they held a commitment ceremony. On October 17, 2006, Michaels gave birth to twins. She’d become pregnant with the help of an unidentified sperm donor. In 2010, the couple divorced.

Linda Wallem was the next person she dated. On May 31, 2014, the pair married.

In 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery as well as chemotherapy. During treatment, she lost her hair. At the 2005 Grammy Awards, she was bald (due to treatment). 1 a Minute, a 2010 breast cancer docudrama produced by UniGlobe Entertainment, featured her.

Height and Weight

Etheridge is 1.57 meters tall, or 5 feet and 2 inches tall. She weighs 130 pounds, or 59 kilograms. She is of average height and build. 34-25-33 inches is her body measurement. 32C is her bra size. She is dressed in a size 6 dress and 6.5 (US) shoes (US).

Her eyes are dark brown, and her hair is blonde.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name Melissa Etheridge
Age 60 Years
Nick Name Melissa
Birth Name Melissa Lou Etheridge
Birth Date 1961-05-29
Gender Female
Profession Musician
Place Of Birth Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Gemini
Father John Etheridge
Mother Elizabeth Williamson
Education Leavenworth High School , Berklee College of Music
Marital Status Married
Married Date 31 May 2014
Spouse Linda Wallem
Partner Tammy Lynn Michaels, Julie Cypher
Children Beckett Cypher, Bailey Jean Cypher, Miller Steven Etheridge, Johnnie Rose Etheridge
Height 1.57 m (5 feet and 2 inches )
Weight 59 kg (130 lbs)
Body Type Average
Body Measurement 34-25-33 inches
Bra Cup Size 32C
Shoe Size 6.5 (US)
Dress Size 6 (US)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Blonde
Sexual Orientation Lesbian (Homosexuality)
Source of Wealth Her Musical Career
Net Worth $25 million (estimated)
Genre Heartland rock, Roots rock, Folk rock, blues rock, Country rock