For Stevie Nicks 63rd birthday, which just happened to be yesterday, she has the pleasure of looking forward to the May 3rd release of her seventh studio album, In your dreams, which critics and fans alike seem equally enthusiastic about. But with a career like Nicks, its no wonder she’s producing what’s sure to be another hit album. Join RK as we take a quick look at this witchy woman’s amazing music and songs all here to sing on Red Karaoke.
Though Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974 without much big name success up until that point (just some small gigs opening for Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix) she had already been writing some of the band’s and her own biggest hits. In fact, Landslide and Rhiannon, two of Nicks’ most well known singles, were written in an effort to organize and express her feelings about following a career in music and her tumultuous relationship with future band mate Lindsey Buckingham.
After joining Fleetwood Mac, their second album Rumours, released in 1977, became a huge success, giving the band four top ten hits, including the first and only number 1 single, Dreams, written by Stevie Nicks herself. Not only that, but Rumours went on to sell so many copies that it is the ninth highest selling album of all time.
After Fleetwood Mac’s release of Tusk in 1979 and Nicks time on her own doing duets with Kenny Loggins on Whenever I call you friend and John Stewart on Gold, she decided to begin a simultaneous solo career and released the hit album Bella Donna in 1981.
Bella Donna, along with her continuous success with Fleetwood Mac, gained Nicks so much notoriety that Rolling Stoned dubbed her the reigning Queen of Rock and Roll. She proved them right, producing six more hit solo albums, garnering eight Grammy nominations, not counting five she took part in with Fleetwood Mac and joining them for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions in 1988.
While Nicks and all her fans wait anxiously for her next success In your dreams, you can sing all of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac’s hits here on Red Karaoke, with our flash recording system or with the fun Virtua Sing!