8 Blues Music Awards winner, including Best Instrumentalist-Vocalist in 2023
Winner in 2 Categories of the 71st Annual DownBeat Critics Poll
5 Living Blues Awards
3 Blues Blast Magazine Music Award Nominations in 2023
2022 Grammy Nominations
"Copeland provides a soundtrack for contemporary America…powerful, ferocious, clear-eyed and hopeful…She’s in such control of her voice that she can scream at injustices before she soothes with loving hope. It sends shivers up your spine.” – Living Blues
“Shemekia Copeland is an antidote to artifice. She is a commanding presence, a powerhouse vocalist delivering the truth.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Award-winning blues, soul and Americana singer Shemekia Copeland possesses one of the most instantly recognizable and deeply soulful roots music voices of our time. She is beloved worldwide for the fearlessness, honesty and humor of her revelatory music, as well as for delivering each song she performs with unmatched passion. The Houston Chronicle describes her songs as “resilient pleas for a kinder tomorrow.”