Patricia Mae Giraldo professionally goes by her stage name, Pat Benatar. “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” is one of her most well-known hits, but her career, which spans more than 4 decades, encompasses a lot more than that.
The singer-songwriter has won four Grammys. Two of her albums are RIAA certified multi-platinum, five are platinum, and three are gold. What is she doing with all that metal?
Patti LaBelle's music career started with “Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles,” which was the original group to release "Lady Marmalade," a song no bachelorette party can be complete without.
LaBelle has rightfully earned her nickname as “Godmother of Soul”, as she did her two Grammys Awards and seven Image Awards.
Dusty Springfield may be familiar to some of you as the sweet voice singing "Son of a Preacher Man" but she was so much more at her time. She was born in England in 1939 and started her career in music in 1958.
Dusty was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her coiffed, platinum blonde hair and her personal style make her the poster child of the Swinging Sixties.
Born in 1968 in Canada, Sarah McLachlan released her first album, "Touch", in 1988 when she was only twenty years old. Not surprising when you hear that she learned how to play her first instrument (ukelele) at the age of four.
As she grew older, she learned to accompany her lovely mezzo-soprano vocal range with a variety of other instruments such as piano, banjo, and harp. Her musical talent has won her two Grammys.
Jennifer Hudson had her big break in 2004 when she competed on “American Idol.” Oddly enough, she didn't win and only got to seventh place, but that was just the springboard she needed to have a full career as a respected musician.
Just a few short years after competing on "American Idol," Hudson won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress win for her performance in "Dreamgirls". The movie ha also won her a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award.