Many singers and vocalists are nicknamed the ‘queen of _____’. For some, that title is an exaggeration that can be traced back to a handful of overexcited fans. Patsy Cline is most certainly not one of those performers and fully deserves to be called Queen of Country Music.
Her legendary career had to be cut short when she was only 30 years old and died in a plane crash. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame ten years after her death and became the first woman to have gotten that kind of recognition.
Eight studio albums, 40 million records sold worldwide, and three Grammy Awards seem like a lot for a single person to accomplish in a single lifetime. But Pink has achieved all of these and a whole lot more.
At 4o years old, she is not showing any signs of slowing down. She keeps being innovative, touring with her wonderful music, and cultivating her impressive collection of awards, which now includes 130 wins out of 214 nominations!
Nina Simone's impact on today's music stretches way beyond the realm of her own work. From Elton John to Christina Aguilera, from soul to pop to rock, she has influenced modern-day musicians of all kinds of genres.
It's hard to believe it, but Nina Simone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame only in 2018, 25 years after she passed away. Among her many accolades, there is a Grammy Hall of Fame Award which was given to her in 2000.
Julie Andrews is an English actress and singer, who started her career as a child, appearing in the West End in 1948. She made her film debut in "Mary Poppins" for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the title role. She also starred in "The Sound of Music" in 1965, playing Maria von Trapp, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Julie Andrews became one of the biggest names in the industry in the ’60s, and she still is.
To this day, she is prominent in TV and film. She voiced the character of the Queen in all the “Shrek” films and Gru’s mom in “Despicable Me.” In 2017, she starred in Netflix’s “Julie’s Greenroom,” an educational series for preschoolers. Besides her musical career, she has authored children's books and published her autobiography titled "Home: A Memoir of My Early Years."
Kelly Clarkson is known for her huge pipes, which turned her into the very first winner of "American Idol." Her winning the show was just the beginning of her musical career and it wasn't long until she performed for millions of screaming fans.
Almost twenty years after that win, Clarkson is now the proud winner of three Grammys. Her songs and albums have been selling worldwide like Kylie Jenner's latest lip kit.