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Linda Ronstadt

Singer, Songwriter, Musician
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Net worth 2018: $115 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 15 July 1946
Sigh: Leo
Height: 1.58 m
Education: Arizona State University

Linda Ronstadt was bornon 15 July 1946 in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., American, is Singer, Songwriter, Musician. Linda Maria Ronstadt is a famous American singer and songwriter who has achieved immense popularity and success in the world of music. Starting in the late 60s her music career spans across four decades and encompasses music from different genres including rock, rhythm blues, folk music and jazz among others. Her versatility in delivering a wide range of styles and her mesmerising voice appealed the masses. Through her music people came to enjoy the more conventional Mexican music and older pop versions as also work of the likes of Chuck Berry, Elvis Costello and Buddy Holly. During the 70s she remained the most successful and top-selling female singer who was tagged ‘Queen of Rock’ and ‘First Lady of Rock’. She emerged as the first female to achieve ‘arena class’ rock star fame with her chart-bursting albums like ‘Simple Dreams’ and ‘Heart Like a Wheel’. The latter fetched her first of her eleven ‘Grammy Awards’. In her music career, she has achieved great heights including earning many platinum and multiplatinum albums, induction in the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’, being enlisted several times in the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ and ‘Billboard album chart’ among others. She has earned several awards including ‘Emmy Award’, ‘ALMA Award’, ‘Academy of Country Music’ awards and ‘American Music Awards’ among numerous others.


$115 Million


She was inducted in the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ in April 2014 and on July 28 that year she received the ‘National Medal of Arts and Humanities’ from President Barack Obama


In September 2013, she released her autobiography ‘Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir’ which found place in the top ten of the ‘The New York Times Best Sellers List’


She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in December 2012 which she disclosed in August 2013


Her last studio album ‘Adieu False Heart’, a fusion of rock and Cajun music, released in 2006 in collaboration with Ann Savoy marked a sale of over thirty million units in the US


She shifted from Los Angeles to San Francisco after three decades and in 1997 she shifted to Tucson, Arizona, her birthplace, after selling off her home in San Francisco


She produced the album ‘Dedicated to the One I Love’ in 1996 which consisted of classic rock n roll songs re-produced as lullabies which earned her the ‘Grammy Awards’ for ‘Best Musical Album for Children’ in 1996


Her other noted works of the 90s include highly acclaimed album ‘Winter Light’ (1993), ‘Feels Like Home’ (1995), ‘We Ran’ (1998) and ‘Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions’ (1999)In 2004 she treaded the traditional jazz genre with ‘Verve Records’ and released her album ‘Hummin' to Myself’, which charted at number two at the ‘Top Jazz Albums’ of the ‘Billboard’


Her two other Spanish language albums ‘Mas Canciones (1991) and Frenesí (1992) fetched her ‘Grammy Awards’ for ‘Best Mexican-American Album’ in 1993 and ‘Best Tropical Latin Album’ in 1992 respectively


She adopted her daughter Mary Clementine in December 1990 and son Carlos Ronstadt in 1994, both in their infancy


She received two ‘Grammy Awards’ along with Aaron Neville for their duet songs ‘Don't Know Much’ and ‘All My Life’ in 1989 and 1990 respectively


She was a recipient of the ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for her performance in ‘Canciones de Mi Padre’ as a vocalist in 1988


In 1987, she along with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton produced the album ‘Trio’ and in 1999 they released ‘Trio II’


Her success story continued with ‘Lush Life’ (1984) and ‘For Sentimental Reasons’ (1986), both going Platinum


In 1983, she treaded a new music genre, the traditional pop music with her album ‘What’s New’ which received a Triple Platinum certification in the US


She received a best actress nomination for ‘Tony Award’ for her performance in ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ during 1981-82 and the ‘Golden Globe’ award for her performance in the show in 1983


Her 1980 released album ‘Mad Love’ with Asylum also went Platinum and reached the fifth position on the ‘Billboard’ album chart


Her other chart-busters followed including ‘Simple Dreams’ (1977) and ‘Living in the USA’ (1978) making her the first female ‘arena class’ rock star


‘Greatest Hits’ (1976), a compilation of her songs remains one of her highest selling albums garnering sales of more than seven million units


She received her first ‘Grammy Awards’ in 1975 as the ‘Best Female Country Vocalist’ for the song ‘I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)’ from the album


Her real breakthrough came with ‘Heart Like a Wheel’ in 1974 which emerged as a chart-topper and made her a household name


Her first album with Asylum Records, ‘Don’t Cry Now’ (1973) was received well which later garnered a double platinum certification


In 1971 she toured for a while with a backing band that included players like Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Bernie Leadon who later formed the ‘Eagles’


She did not have much success even though some of her solo albums including ‘Silk Purse’ (1970) and ‘Different Drum (1974) - a compilation of her songs including few from the ‘Stone Poneys’, were released in the early 70s


In 1969, her solo record ‘Hand Sown … Home Grown’ was released by ‘Capitol Records’


During the late 60s and the 70s she appeared as herself in several television shows including ‘It’s Happening’ (1968-69) ‘Cher’ (1975) and ‘Saturday Night Live’ (1977 onwards)


In 1966, they were signed by ‘Capitol Records’ and in 1967 their first two albums ‘The Stone Poneys’ and ‘Evergreen Vol


After joining Bobby in Los Angeles in December 1964, she teamed up with him and Kenny Edwards


She was born on July 15, 1946 to Gilbert Ronstadt and Ruth Mary (Copeman) Ronstadt

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