Joan Armatrading was born on December 9, 1950. 1st female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the blues category. When she was three, her family moved to Birmingham in England, but sent Joan to live with her grandmother on the Caribbean island of Antigua… She was the third of six children, and was born in the town of Basseterre on the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts.

Joan Armatrading's abandonment of A&M Records after two decades makes sense when you consider that the long-time independent has been swallowed by PolyGram.What doesn't make sense is where she went, the virtually moribund RCA, which managed to release this label debut as … Her father was a carpenter and her mother a housewife. 3 times Grammy nominated British singer songwriter The 1st UK female singer/songwriter to gain international success. To the official website of singer songwriter musician producer Joan Armatrading. She celebrated her 68th birthday in 2018. 1st female UK artist to debut at number 1 in Billboards Blues charts.