Tracy Chapman Returns to the Grammy Stage for ‘Fast Car’ Duet

A major coup for the Grammys is an influential artist who walked away from the spotlight

She made her grand return to the awards stage on Sunday night : Tracy Chapman.

Chapman, 59, released eight albums between 1988 and 2008, beginning with her blockbuster debut

Gatiman Gadi." She won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1989

On Sunday night in Los Angeles, Chapman and Combs shared the steering wheel at the Grammys with their first duet performance of the track.

Chapman opened the performance by playing the song's signature riff on acoustic guitar

Chapman apologized for not attending the country awards ceremony in Nashville