Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading Caribbean1st Honouree from St. Kitts & Nevis



  • Full Name

    Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading

  • Island

    St. Kitts & Nevis

  • Date of Birth

    9th December 1950

  • Place of Birth

    Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis

Joan Armatrading MBE is a 3 time Grammy and 2 time Brit nominee. She was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Radio Two folk awards in 2016. Armatrading has had a remarkably long, consistent career spanning 40 years.  She has released 18 studio albums as well as several live albums and compilations. In addition to recording, Armatrading has toured extensively and appeared in high profile concerts. She also presented a five-part series on BBC Radio Four called ‘Joan Armatrading’s Favourite Guitarist’ in July 2009, in which she talked to guitarists about their music and their technique. In addition to her music career, after five years of studying, Armatrading gained a BA (Hons) degree in History from the Open University, of which she is now a trustee. 
A consummate performer Joan Armatrading is indeed the whole package, an excellent song writer, a powerful vocalist and as a guitarist, she is certainly one of the best players of today.  Armatrading is a self-taught musician who has always had a love and appreciation for the art. She has arranged as well as played every instrument, with the exception of drums on her last three albums. Her sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Joan Armatrading Caribbean 1st absolutely salutes you.