Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks (born May 26, 1948), recognized as the "Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll", is a multi-award winning American singer-songwriter. She is best known for both her work with legendary Rock n' Roll band Fleetwood Mac, and her extensive, multi-platinum solo career. Collectively, these have produced over 40 top-50 hits and sold over 140 million albums, being one of the best selling music acts of all time with Fleetwood Mac. Her influence in fashion, music and musical performance is acknowledged widely; and as such, is recognized as one of music's top 55 "Greatest Songwriters of All Time", and as one of the world's top "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". As a member of Fleetwood Mac, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. She has garnered eight Grammy Award nominations and a number of AMAs as a solo artist. Iconically, she has won numerous awards with Fleetwood Mac, including winning a Grammy Award and has gaining a further five Grammy Award nominations.
Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 along with her then boyfriend, Lindsey Buckingham. Rumours , Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham, was the best-selling album of the year of its release, and to date, has made sales of over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the fifth-highest selling studio album of all time. The album remained at number one on the American albums chart for 31 weeks and reached Number One in various countries worldwide. The album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978. it produced four U.S. top-10 singles, with Nicks' "Dreams" being the band's first and only U.S. number-one hit.
In 1981, while remaining a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks began her solo career, releasing the album Bella Donna, which topped the Billboard album charts and reached platinum status less than three months after its release, and has since been certified quadruple-platinum. She has released a total of eight solo studio albums to date, with her most recent titled 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault, released in October 2014. Nicks is known for her distinctive voice, mystical visual style, and symbolic lyrics. During her solo career, she has had a close working relationship with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. They served as a backing band for several tracks on each of her solo albums, and the two have toured and performed together frequently over the past three decades. The song "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around", performed by Nicks and Petty, was one of the biggest hits for either artist.