To the official website of singer songwriter musician producer Joan Armatrading. 3 times Grammy nominated British singer songwriter .The 1st UK female singer/songwriter to gain international success. 1st female UK artist to debut at number 1 in Billboards Blues charts. 1st female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the blues category. One of Britain's female artists who has stood the test of time with songs such as Love And Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Lovers Speak.