Artist verifiedStevie Nicks

American singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks is a music legend known for her iconic voice and captivating lyrics.

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Stevie Nicks: The Iconic Voice of Rock Music Stevie Nicks is an American singer, songwriter, musician and performer who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Fleetwood Mac. She has earned seven Grammy Award nominations, one American Music Award, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Born in 1948 in Phoenix, Arizona, she was raised by her father, Jess Nicks, after her parents divorced when she was four. As a child she was exposed to many genres of music including folk and country. She began writing songs while still in high school and soon after decided to pursue a career in music. Early Career In the late 1960s she moved to Los Angeles with a short-lived all-female rock band called The Changing Times. In 1971 she joined Lindsey Buckingham’s band and the two formed a relationship both professionally and personally. In 1974 the couple joined Mick Fleetwood’s band to form Fleetwood Mac. The band released its first album with Stevie Nicks as lead singer in 1975 and it quickly became a success. Solo Career Nicks embarked on a successful solo career in 1981 with her debut album Bella Donna. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 Chart and achieved platinum status within three months of its release. She released three more albums between 1983 and 1989 that made it into the top ten of the Billboard 200 Chart. In addition to her solo albums, she collaborated with other artists including Tom Petty and Don Henley. She also wrote the hit single “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” for Petty’s album Hard Promises (1981). Recent Work Nicks continued to tour throughout the 1990s and 2000s with Fleetwood Mac as well as with her own solo band. She released two additional solo albums in 2001 and 2011 which were both certified gold. In 2018 she released her first live album 24 Karat Gold: Live from Las Vegas. She has also appeared on television shows such as American Horror Story: Coven (2013) and American Horror Story: Apocalypse (2018). In 2019 she was honored with the MusiCares Person of the Year award for her charitable efforts over the years. Her influence on rock music continues to be felt today.