Tracy Chapman39s iconic 1988 single Fast Car hits No 1

Tracy Chapman's iconic 1988 single “Fast Car” hits No. 1 on the iTunes charts a day after her Grammy duet with Luke Combs

Tracy Chapman's surprise duet with Luke Combs, who sang her 1988 song “Fast Car,” was one of the highlights of the Grammys and brought her back to the top of the charts.

Chapman first released “Fast Car” in 1988 on her self-titled debut album, which won her three Grammys – Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Fast Car” and Best Contemporary Folk Album.

Country artist Luke Combs released his version in April 2023, which topped the country charts and reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

She made a surprise appearance at the Grammys on Sunday to perform her hit live with Combs – her first TV appearance in over three years.

Just a day later, her original version hit the top of the iTunes charts, according to KWORB, and several of her other songs also charted.

Tracy Chapman's surprise duet with Luke Combs, who sang her 1988 song “Fast Car,” was one of the highlights of the Grammys and brought her back to the top of the charts

Chapman first released

Chapman first released “Fast Car” in 1988 on her self-titled debut album, which won her three Grammys – Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Fast Car” and Best Contemporary Folk Album.

Country artist Luke Combs released his version in April 2023, which topped the country charts and reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100

Country artist Luke Combs released his version in April 2023, which topped the country charts and reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100

She made a surprise appearance at the Grammys on Sunday to perform her hit live with Combs - her first TV appearance in over three years

She made a surprise appearance at the Grammys on Sunday to perform her hit live with Combs – her first TV appearance in over three years

Chapman's 1995 hit “Give Me One Reason” reached seventh place on the iTunes charts and her 2015 remastered version of “Fast Car” reached 15th place.

Talkin' 'bout a Revolution, also from their debut album, charted at number 32, while the 2015 remastered version of Givce Me One Reason charted at number 34.

Her songs Baby Can I Hold You (#38), Stand By Me (Live From The Late Show with David Letterman 2015) (#40), The Promise (#57) and Baby Can I Hold You (2015 Remastered Edition) (# 190) also landed in the charts.

Combs' version of Fast Car reached No. 3 on the charts, between Chapman's original and Miley Cyrus' Flowers.

Billy Joel's first new song in 17 years – “Turn the Lights Back On” – performed live at the Grammys – debuted at No. 4 on the charts.

When Combs' cover of Chapman's original won song of the year at the Country Music Awards – an award for songwriters – Chapman became the first black artist to win the award.

After Combs' version became a hit, Chapman released a statement to Billboard applauding his version and expressing surprise at being on the country charts.

Chapman's 1995 hit

Chapman's 1995 hit “Give Me One Reason” reached seventh place on the iTunes charts and her 2015 remastered version of “Fast Car” reached 15th place

Talkin' 'bout a Revolution, also from their debut album, charted at number 32, while the 2015 remastered version of Givce Me One Reason charted at number 34

Talkin' 'bout a Revolution, also from their debut album, charted at number 32, while the 2015 remastered version of Givce Me One Reason charted at number 34

Her songs Baby Can I Hold You (#38), Stand By Me (Live From The Late Show with David Letterman 2015) (#40), The Promise (#57) and Baby Can I Hold You (2015 Remastered Edition) (# 190) also landed in the charts

Her songs Baby Can I Hold You (#38), Stand By Me (Live From The Late Show with David Letterman 2015) (#40), The Promise (#57) and Baby Can I Hold You (2015 Remastered Edition) (# 190) also landed in the charts

Combs' version of Fast Car reached No. 3 on the charts, between Chapman's original and Miley Cyrus' Flowers

Combs' version of Fast Car reached No. 3 on the charts, between Chapman's original and Miley Cyrus' Flowers

When Combs' cover of Chapman's original won song of the year at the Country Music Awards - an award for songwriters - Chapman became the first black artist to win the award

When Combs' cover of Chapman's original won song of the year at the Country Music Awards – an award for songwriters – Chapman became the first black artist to win the award

After Combs' version became a hit, Chapman released a statement to Billboard applauding his version and expressing surprise at being on the country charts

After Combs' version became a hit, Chapman released a statement to Billboard applauding his version and expressing surprise at being on the country charts

“I never expected to be on the country charts, but I’m honored to be there,” she said

“I never expected to be on the country charts, but I’m honored to be there,” she said

“I’m excited for Luke and his success and grateful that new fans have found and embraced Fast Car,” she added

“I’m excited for Luke and his success and grateful that new fans have found and embraced Fast Car,” she added

Chapman has released eight studio albums, most recently Our Bright Future in 2008, although she has not toured since 2009

Chapman has released eight studio albums, most recently Our Bright Future in 2008, although she has not toured since 2009

She has not appeared on television since a performance of Talkin' 'bout a Revolution on Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2020 to encourage people to vote

She has not appeared on television since a performance of Talkin' 'bout a Revolution on Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2020 to encourage people to vote

She also made headlines with a performance of Ben E. King's

She also made headlines with a performance of Ben E. King's “Stand By Me” in 2015 on one of the final episodes of “Late Night” with David Letterman

“I never expected to be on the country charts, but I’m honored to be there,” she said.

“I’m excited for Luke and his success and grateful that new fans have found and embraced Fast Car,” she added.

Chapman has released eight studio albums, most recently Our Bright Future in 2008, although she has not toured since 2009.

She has not appeared on television since a performance of Talkin' 'bout a Revolution on Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2020 to encourage people to vote.

She also made headlines with a performance of Ben E. King's “Stand By Me” in 2015 on one of the final episodes of “Late Night” with David Letterman.