Linda Ronstadt

Ronstadt in 1976 Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a retired American popular music singer known for singing in a wide range of genres including rock, country, light opera, and Latin. She has earned 10 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award, and many of her albums have been certified gold, platinum or multiplatinum in the United States and internationally. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award. She was awarded the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by The Latin Recording Academy in 2011 and also awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by The Recording Academy in 2016. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. On July 28, 2014, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts and Humanities. In 2019, she will receive a joint star with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their work as the group Trio.

In total, she has released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums. Ronstadt charted 38 ''Billboard'' Hot 100 singles, with 21 reaching the top 40, 10 in the top 10, three at number 2, and "You're No Good" at number 1. This success did not translate to the UK, with only her single "Blue Bayou" reaching the UK Top 40. Her duet with Aaron Neville, "Don't Know Much", peaked at number 2 in December 1989. In addition, she has charted 36 albums, 10 top-10 albums and three number 1 albums on the ''Billboard'' Pop Album Chart. Her autobiography, ''Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir'', was published in September 2013. It debuted in the Top 10 on ''The New York Times'' Best Seller list. A documentary based on her memoirs, ''Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice'', was released in 2019.

Ronstadt has collaborated with artists in diverse genres, including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, Frank Zappa, Carla Bley (Escalator Over the Hill), Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Earl Scruggs, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle. She has lent her voice to over 120 albums and has sold more than 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Christopher Loudon, of ''Jazz Times'', wrote in 2004 that Ronstadt is "blessed with arguably the most sterling set of pipes of her generation."

Ronstadt gave her last live concert in late 2009 and retired in 2011. In December 2012, she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which left her unable to sing. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1996
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Published 1983
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Published 1984
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Published 1980
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Published 2006
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Published 2013
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Published 1987
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Published 2000
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Published 2004
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Published 1989
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by Ronstadt, Linda.
Published 1987
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Published 2013
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by Ronstadt, Linda.
Published 1977
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Published 1998
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by Ronstadt, Linda.
Published 1983
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by Ronstadt, Linda.
Published 1977
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by Ronstadt, Linda.
Published 1989
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by Ronstadt, Linda.
Published 1978
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by Ronstadt, Linda.
Published 1974
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Published 1986
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