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Name: Linda Ronstadt                                                               
Also known as Queen of Rock                                                       
Born: 15 July 1946 Tucson, Arizona, United States                                 
Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American       
popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy   
Award, numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and     
multiplatinum albums, a Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. A singer-songwriter
and record producer, she is better known as a definitive interpreter of songs.     
Ronstadt has recorded over 30 studio albums, and has made guest appearances on     
over 100 other albums. More importantly, outside of the studio and record         
charts, and on par with her male counterparts of the day, Ronstadt became the     
first solo female rock and roll artist in music history to have highly             
anticipated tours - coinciding with a string of highly successful albums, thus     
making her able to command sell-out concerts.                                     
Ronstadt has recorded studio albums in many genres outside of the rock and roll   
field and is known throughout the music industry as one of the most versatile,     
durable, and commercially successful female singers who has ever recorded         
popular music. Branching out, she has recorded Traditional Pop, mariachi, jazz,   
folk, Broadway and Opera. However, her most commercially successful period was     
the 1970s and 1980s. As she moved on to other genres in the 1980s she maintained   
her consistent commercial success, and remained one of the best selling female     
album artist of the 1980s. Ronstadt has 27 top 100 albums, 10 of which have       
reached top 10, and three of those hit the top of the Billboard 200 pop album     
chart. She also has 21 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, 10 of which have     
reached the top 10, three peaking at No. 2, and one No. 1 hit, You're No Good.