Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist who as earned multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award nomination. She has recorded over 30 studio albums and has made guest appearances on over 100 other albums.
A singer-songwriter and record producer, she is better known as a definitive interpreter of songs. Starting at the forefront of the folk rock and country rock genres which defined post-sixties rock music, and with the unprecedented hit-making success in the 1970s with chart-topping albums such as: Heart Like A Wheel, Simple Dreams, and Living In The USA, accompanied by successful tours, Ronstadt became the leading female vocalist of the rock era, her image was equally as famous as her music, landing six times on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, Newsweek, and on the coveted cover of Time magazine. Ronstadt remained one of the best-selling vocalists throughout the 1980s with multi-platinum selling albums such as: Canciones de Mi Padre and Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. Ronstadt has continued her success and has not stopped performing or making music to critical acclaim with albums such as: Winter Light and Adieu False Heart. Ronstadt, who has reportedly sold in excess of 87 million records worldwide, opened many doors for women in rock-n-roll and music in general by being out in front. Ronstadt is one of the top female vocalists in U.S. history and part of the list of best-selling music artists.
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