Sweet dreams are made of Annie Lennox’s voice and people who say anything else are simply lying. Lennox is known as the lead singer in the band Eurythmics but she has a prolific career as a solo artist too.
She is greatly appreciated worldwide, but this England native is even more appreciated in her homeland. Who needs an Oscar and four Grammys when the late Queen Elizabeth herself asked that you come to perform at Buckingham Palace?
"At the ripe and totally young age of 70," as Ms. Nicks puts it, she became the first woman inducted twice into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This time the rock icon entered the reverent Hall as a soloist. Fleetwood Mac was enshrined in 1998. Between the two, Stevie Nicks and Mac have over 40 chart-topping singles. Stevie Nicks is one of the best-selling musical acts ever.
She may be rock and roll royalty, but she looks just like an enchanted fairy goddess on stage. Her 1975 song "Landslide" continues to be one of the most popularly covered songs in rock. Stevie wrote the song with her guitar while watching the snow falling in Aspen. It took her about five minutes.
Alicia Keys is one of the most revered musicians of our time. She is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist. She was trained to play the classical piano, started composing songs at the age of 12, and got her contract with Columbia records by age 15.
We could even say that she's a musical genius, but maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves. What we can confirm is that Ms. Keys has an IQ of 154, which wasn't much of a surprise, given her musical achievements.
Etta James rose from rags to riches. Her mother gave birth to her when she was only 14 years old, and little Etta (who went by Jamesetta at the time) was raised in foster care. She began singing as a child at church, and it wasn't long until people saw her potential.
During her decades-long career, James has released 29 studio albums, won three Grammys, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and of course, gave us the dreamlike song “At Last.”
Beyoncé Knowles did not gain her success overnight. She grew up in Texas where she lived with her parents. She was a student at a Performing Arts School, where she worked on her voice and other talents. It was there that she formed the beginnings of her girl group. She rose to fame in the 1990s as the lead singer of the ever-popular R&B girl group Destiny's Child.
Throughout her expansive career, Beyoncé has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling music artists. She currently has 24 Grammy Awards and holds the record for the most nominations received by a woman in the history of the award.