Stevie Nicks is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 smashes and sold over 140 million albums. She has been noted for her ethereal visual style and symbolic lyrics.
Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac on December 31, 1974, along with her then-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham. Fleetwood Mac’s second record after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham, 1977’s Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (which included Nicks’ song “Dreams”, which was the band’s first and only U.S. number one) and remained at #1 on the American units chart for 31 weeks, as well as climbing to the top spot in assorted countries around the world. To date the album has sold over 40 million units worldwide, making it the ninth highest selling album of all time.
Nicks began her solo career in 1981 with the 8 million selling record Bella Donna, and she has produced six more solo studio albums to date. Her seventh solo studio record entitled In Your Dreams, and her first in ten years, has completed production with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame at the helm, and is due for release on May 3, 2011.
After the release of her first solo album, Rolling Stone deemed her “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll”. Having overcome cocaine addiction, and dependency on tranquilizers, Nicks remains a successful solo performer. As a solo artist, she has stole eight Grammy Award nominations and, with Fleetwood Mac, has a further five nominations (one of her nominations with Fleetwood Mac won the 1977/1978 award for album of the Year for Rumours). As a member of Fleetwood Mac, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.