Strong Diva Rockers of the 80’s


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Pat Benetar

Patricia Mae Andrzejewski (born January 10, 1953[1]), known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Awardwinner. She is a soprano. She has had commercial success, particularly in the United States and Canada. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified multi-platinum albums, five RIAA-certified platinum albums, three RIAA-certified gold albums, 17 Billboard chartings, 15 of them being Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits “Hit Me with Your Best Shot“, “Love Is a Battlefield“, “We Belong“, and “Invincible“.[2] Other popular singles include “Heartbreaker“, “Treat Me Right“, “Fire and Ice“, “Promises in the Dark“, “Shadows of the Night“, and “All Fired Up“. Benatar was one of the most heavily played artists in the early days of MTV. She was the first female artist to play on MTV, performing “You Better Run”.[3]

Tina Turner

Tina Turner (born November 26, 1939), née Anna Mae Bullock, is an American-born Swiss recording artist, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than fifty years, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born American and raised in the Southeastern United States, she obtained Swiss citizenship in 2013 and renounced her American one.

She began her musical career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner‘s Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name “Little Ann.”[2] Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.[3] Success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the duo, including “A Fool in Love“,[4]River Deep – Mountain High” (1966), “Proud Mary” (1971) and “Nutbush City Limits” (1973), a song which she herself wrote. ….

After her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career through live performances. In the early 1980s, she launched a major comeback with another string of hits, starting in 1983 with the single “Let’s Stay Together” followed by the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer which became a worldwide success. “What’s Love Got to Do with It“, the lead single won three Grammy Awards including Record of the Year. …

One of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time, she has also been referred to as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.[7][8][9] Turner has been termed the most successful female Rock ‘n’ Roll artist,[10] receiving eleven Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards and three Grammy Hall of Fame awards. Turner has also sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history.[11] Her combined album and single sales total approximately 100 million copies worldwide, making her one of the biggest selling females in music history.[12] She is noted for her energetic stage presence,[8] powerful vocals, and career longevity.[13] In 2008, Turner returned from semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour.[14] Turner’s tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–09.[15] Rolling Stone ranked her no. 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all time.[16] In 1991, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[17]

 

Top 10 women of 80’s music

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