Birth Place: Harlem, New York, United States
Years Active: 1996 – Current
Genres: Blues, Gospel, R&B
Shemekia Copeland (born April 10, 1979) is an American blues vocalist. Copeland was born in Harlem on April 10, 1979. She is the daughter of Texas blues guitarist and singer Johnny Copeland. She began to pursue a singing career in earnest at age 16, when her father's health began to decline; he took Shemekia on tour as his opening act, which helped establish her name on the blues circuit. Copeland graduated in 1997 from Teaneck High School in Teaneck, New Jersey. She landed a record deal with Alligator Records, which issued her debut album ''Turn the Heat Up!'' in 1998, following it up with a tour of the blues festival circuit in America and Europe. Her second album, ''Wicked'', was released...
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