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It’s a good day to be Stevie Nicks.
Well, everyday is a good day to be Stevie Nicks, but today is an especially good day.
As of today, the 70-year-old Fleetwood Mac singer is officially a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, joining fellow inductees The Cure, The Zombies, Janet Jackson and fan favorites Def Leppard in the Hall’s class of 2019. Understandably, Stevie is a little verklempt (that is, too emotional to speak) over her induction as a solo artist, promising more later in a quick statement shared to her official Facebook account early this morning.
“I have a lot to say about this, but I will save those words for later,” she began. “For now I will just say, I have been in a band since 1968. To be recognized for my solo work makes me take a deep breath and smile. It’s a glorious feeling.”
The best part isn’t even that Stevie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist; it’s that she is the first ever two-time female Inductee into the Hall of Fame, a milestone that definitely doesn’t go unnoticed just months after the death of the first woman to be inducted into the Hall, Aretha Franklin.
Nicks was inducted with Fleetwood Mac in 1998, but to see her finally inducted for her solo work is something else entirely.
After all – since her career began, she’s been named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time and one of the world’s top “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine, has eight Grammy Award nominations and two American Music Award nominations under her belt – and that’s just her solo career.
Congratulations, Stevie Nicks – you’ve come a long, long way from writing songs in your bedroom and slugging it out in odd jobs to make your dream a reality!
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