In 2016 Joan wrote the music for Shakespear's The Tempest. Click here for full details.
In 1973 Joan was named the outstanding New Artist of of that year in a critics' poll in the trade magazine MUSIC WEEK
Joan Armatrading became the very first UK female singer/songwriter to gain international success.
In 2007 Joan Armatrading became the first female UK artist to debut at number 1 in the Billboards Blues chart.
Joan Armatrading became the first ever female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the blues category
All the while, no matter the accolade, Joan Armatrading has focused on the music. "I write," she says, "because I love it.