17 Best Rock Bands with Female Singers (with Videos)

These ladies have massive street credit, they’ve dismantled a male-dominated world, became role models for most musicians to date and to come, and certainly have achieved some of the most incredible come-up stories in Rock N’ Roll history.

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Furthermore, since the beginning of Rock music as a voice for counterculture and all that is alternative, the music industry was a solid “boys club” and these girls managed to kill it since the 70s.

These female fronted rock bands changed rock music forever.

Here Are the Best Rock Bands with Female Singers

17. The Pretty Reckless (Taylor Momsen)

A fiercely loved band by its fans and a classic approach to Rock n’ Roll, Taylor Momsen drastically grew from her shell as a mainstream actress to a remarkable front girl. With a keen eye for classic rock music, the band formed in 2009 when Momsen met rock producer Kato Khandwala who introduced band members. Often dubbed as “generic” The Pretty Reckless have been on the sidelines since their formation, however, there has been some considerable success since their breakthrough second studio album.

2014 saw the band’s breakthrough with Going to Hell propelled by the success of radio hit single Messed Up World which topped the US Mainstream Rock Chart as number one but failed to impress major critics in the industry. But the band’s status escalated with the passing of the decade, upon 2016 their third and most successful tenure, Who You Selling For marked a more matured and solid sound. With Momsen delving into sensuality as a trademark in both voice and style as a contrast to old school adapted riffing, The Pretty Reckless paid tribute to Rock N’ Roll history with their fourth Billboard number Take Me Down.

Chad Bowar critic for Loud Wire praised the band: “With too many hard rock bands sounding sterile and calculated, it makes the rawness, emotion, and originality of Who You Selling For stand out even more.”

The Pretty Reckless have achieved a milestone for guitar music in the mainstream, proving that Rock N’ Roll is not dead. As they stand out from their contemporaries for their acclaimed raw product and classic approach, with Frontwoman Taylor Momsen delivering a fearless on stage presence and an exciting embrace to the genres ever-evolving nature.

16. Within Temptation (Sharon den Adele)

Industrial, symphonic and mystical, Within Temptation, came to form in 1996 when long time partners Sharon den Adele and Robert Westerholt decided to brew their influences into metal, what sprout, however, was a unique mixture. With much credit going to their frontwoman, for bringing in a new layer to heavy and industrial metal, Sharon den Adele never had any formal vocal training, with a powerful mezzosoprano vocal range and massive versatility. Her voice is Within Temptation’s trademark, a quality every band is proud to have.

Their debut studio album Enter was well received in the Dutch underground circuit, but failed to impress critics, as it was deemed to be “just another goth band”. However, 2001 introduced Within Temptation to the general audience with their second studio tenure Mother Earth thanks to the continental success of their single Ice Queen which topped European charts while peaking as number two on the Netherlands. Becoming a regular dominant act in the region Within Temptation has sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

A sound that lingers on the line of epic, lullaby-esque, and at times rocking. Within Temptation displays a somewhat classical sound with a one of a kind edge on the vocal department, one that has often earned them comparison to Evanescence minus the grunge hints.

15. Halestorm (Lizzy Hale)

Grungy, alternative, and bold, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale is an icon and inspiration for frontwomen in the heavy metal, post-grunge genre. Bringing a fresh, female face for the metal scene during the early stars of the 2000s, the band packs a loud, unintimidated sound that can attract almost every alternative metal-head into their sound. Packed with raw, intense vocals with equally heavy instruments, Halestorm’s head-banging, angry music is even adrenaline-inducing. With continuous support from fans and critics alike, it is safe to say that Halestorm’s ongoing music career will only continue to grow.

Starting their music trajectory in 1997, siblings Lzzy and Arejay Hale joined forces during their teenage years, writing their own songs from an early age. Releasing their eponymous debut album in 2009, the record managed to gain a large following, charting at the Billboard 2000 and peaking at number 17 in Billboard Rock. However, it wasn’t until their second album, The Strange Case Of… that got Halestorm into the mainstream media’s radar. Earning a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, the band’s success and acclaim was undeniable.

Described as a she-dragon by Classic Rock, Halestorm’s frontwoman is an emblematic figure and influence for female metal singers. With a rebellious and Rock ‘n’ Roll attitude, the band has traveled far during their decade-long career. Their most recent release Halestorm Reimagined, a six-track EP, was out in August 2020, including altered versions of their own, older songs and a cover of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You. One of the most important bands in hard rock today, Halestorm continues to fuel the loud heaviness the genre needs.

14. Alabama Shakes (Brittany Howard)

The funky, soulful, blues rock crew embodies a masterful melodic festival-ready act that may as well bring you to tears or sheer euphoria, fronted by Brittany Howard, the Americana soul of the Alabama Shakes has come to prominence in the past five years. With Howard embodying a breathtaking timeless classic already, and her voice and presence are only paralleled by her many influences, among them Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin.

With their first number one and four-time Grammy Winning album LP Sound & Color, the band has become the modern metamorphosis of soul, funk, and southern rock. Forming in 2009, as a junior high project mainly playing in small local venues and house parties until they received an invitation to post their music for SiriusXM. The Alabama Shakes earned critical acclaim upon the release of their debut Boys & Girls and it was massively propelled by the success of their flagship single Hold On which was nominated for three Grammy Awards.

By 2020 The Alabama Shakes have become a massive award achieving group, with four Grammys to their name and a constant on the Billboard Charts, the group is often credited as a contemporary Americana exponent. With Brittany’s charming essence being palpable both on stage and studio, this band is one of the rare gems of the new generation, trademark by their always soulful front lady.

13. No Doubt (Gwen Stefani)

One of the most memorable acts of the nineties, No Doubt, fronted by the iconic Gwen Stefani, incorporates ska, reggae, and synth into the punk rock genre, giving a brand new name and feel to the alternative scene. Although earning critical acclaim since the very early stages of the group, their jump to international notoriety was a long, but certain one. Stefany’s expressive vocals combined with upbeat instrumental diversity established No Doubt as one of the most emblematic and original bands of recent times.

Forming in 1986, No Doubt’s road to success was a bumpy one, with their debut album lacking airplay and roughly selling 30,000 copies yet achieving a solid cult status at the time. It wasn’t until their third installment, Tragic Kingdom, that the band garnered massive media attention and broke into the mainstream. Proving themselves to be one of the most genuine acts of the time, their single Don’t Speak became a chart-topping success, along with rising popularity as an alternative to a grunge dominated era. Propelled by the success of their flagship singles, No Doubt didn’t only become a household name but also earned four Grammy nominations additional to earning diamond and platinum certifications in the U.S and UK.

Currently, on their second hiatus, No Doubt’s future remains unclear, with lead singer Gwen Stefani stating “I don’t know what’s going to happen with No Doubt when Tony (Kanal) and I are connected creatively, it’s magic”. The band has an ongoing legacy and mass following that remains untarnished, as they have become the most essential piece of the nineties – and today’s – music. As for Stefani, whether it’s with a band or as a solo artist, she’s made clear she is no one-trick girl, her venture with No Doubt remains perhaps her quintessential work to date. As she managed to become one of the signature faces and style references of the nineties.

12. Pale Waves (Heather Baron-Gracie)

Soft, silky smooth, and dreamy, Pale Waves is a cornerstone for a rising Britpop revival, recently breaking into the mainstream scene following a record deal with indie label, Dirty Hit. Coming in with palpable eighties, dream pop essence, frontwoman and lead singer, Heather Baron-Gracie, breathes a fresh retro and modern blend to Pale Wave’s sound and goth rock aesthetic. Although a recent addition in the music industry, the band already shows promise and potential through the release of their EP All The Things I Never Said and their 2018 debut album, My Mind Makes Noises.

Forming in 2014 and recording demos by 2015, the band eventually caught Dirty Hit’s eye and landed a record deal. Upon the release of the first EP in 2018, Pale Waves attracted mass attention when they played a sold-out show supporting their label mate alternative band, The 1975, at Madison Square Garden. Pale Waves have also enjoyed massive critical acclaim, earning the respect of some of the most renowned names in the music industry, including NME, Rolling Stone, and BBC. With Baron-Gracie’s soft, clean vocals and the band’s ethereal music, Pale Waves bring their catchy version of dream pop, while still delivering a nostalgic element reminisces to The Cure according to NME.

Though the band’s music career is only beginning, their compelling live performances, electrifying catchiness, and upbeat qualities are enough to hook audiences and set eyes and ears into future releases. With a second installment on the making, it’s really worth it to look back on their debut tenure which, HotPress reviewed: “Not only does it live up to the hype, it firmly establishes frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie as the star the genre so desperately needs.” Undoubtedly making an impact throughout their short – yet ongoing trajectory, Pale Waves and Heather Baron-Gracie set a stunning example of the indisputable importance of women in contemporary music.

11. Hole (Courtney Love)

Confrontational, raw, and bile-filled describe Hole, but these traits embody Courtney Love, with her uninhibited live charisma and style, Love is as true in her persona as her in lyrics. One of the most notorious faces of the Riot Grrrl movement and scene Love delivers a vibrant nature to the world of Rock n’ Roll after three decades, as she did with Hole. The band’s abrasive blend of genres is one of the most distinctive of the ninety’s alternative scene, with punk rock as a root, and palpable influences from noise rock and no-wave Hole has become an undisputed household name.

Founded in 1989 by Love the band subsisted on the L. An underground circuit before defining a standard line-up and garnering the attention of Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon as a producer for their indie debut Pretty on the Inside. Hole’s first installment received critical acclaim among independent media, and it was voted album of the year by Village voice magazine while ranking as number fifty-nine on the UK Album Charts. However, the band’s prominent status as one of the greatest in the alternative and Riot Grrrl scene of the nineties came with a more structured and melodic approach to composition.

With two more massively successful tenures by the dusk of the grunge era, Hole solidified its status as a massively cultural phenomenon, receiving multiple platinum certifications for Live Through This and perhaps their most popular oriented record Celebrity Skin. The band became a platform for Courtney Love to escalate her stardom and charisma as both a grunge and feminist rock icon of sorts. Following the latest disbandment of Hole in 2012 and a failed reunion attempt in 2020 Love has moved towards a more consecrated status, as her lyricism and artistry have been acclaimed as a milestone for rock counterculture, earning her earlier in February the NME Icon award.

10. The Distillers/Spinnerette (Broody Dalle)

Industrial, symphonic and mystical, Within Temptation, came to form in 1996 when long time partners Sharon den Adele and Robert Westerholt decided to brew their influences into metal, what sprouted, however, was a unique mixture. With much credit going to their frontwoman, for bringing in a new layer to heavy and industrial metal, Sharon den Adele never had any formal vocal training, with a powerful mezzo-soprano vocal range and massive versatility. Her voice is Within Temptation’s trademark, a quality every band is proud to have.

Their debut studio album Enter was well received in the Dutch underground circuit, but failed to impress critics, as it was deemed to be “just another goth band”. However, 2001 introduced Within Temptation to the general audience with their second studio tenure Mother Earth thanks to the continental success of their single Ice Queen which topped European charts while peaking as number two on the Netherlands. Becoming a regular dominant act in the region Within Temptation has sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

A sound that lingers on the line of epic, lullaby-esque, and at times rocking. Within Temptation displays a somewhat classical sound with a one of a kind edge on the vocal department, one that has often earned them comparison to Evanescence minus the grunge hints.

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9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Karen O)

Heavy on conceptualism and a remarkably well-crafted blend of fuzz rock, electro dance, and post-punk with an always true to themselves essence, many of these traits and sound shifts are thanks to their front girl, Karen O. With a more than palpable heart-stringing approach to composition, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs twenty years now since they started in the underground hipster scene from New York have one of the most devoted fanbases around the globe.

For many an unpredictable success, for others, just a matter of time. The release of their first album Fever To Tell remained in certain obscurity except for the hit single Maps, which garnered massive underground and critical acclaim in 2004, additional to topping the Billboard Alternative Airplay Chart. It was however with its second studio tenure 2006s Show Your Bones that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs broke into the mainstream scene and were held as indie heroes, as it was charged with a dark prowling sensuality and glitzy art-punk edge that captured a massive audience.

Karen O and company aren’t afraid to stretch their colors, and that much has been proven with three different yet brilliant albums that have spawned both critical and commercial success for the band. With a charismatic on-stage presence and unparalleled artistry of their front girl, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have become nothing short of iconic for younger generations.

8. Heart (Ann Wilson)

Glamorous, energetic, and a signature all-time classic, Heart has been in its core sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, both demonstrating an astonishing cross-genre versatility, from power ballads and folk to hard rock. With her signature powerful voice, Ann Wilson trademarked Heart as one of the most successful acts of the late seventies, while becoming one of the first female frontwomen to be labeled as a heavy metal singer. Needless to say, she is one of the most influential frontwomen in Rock n’ Roll history.

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm said: “I heard Heart and was like, ‘Oh, singing like that as a girl is actually a thing!'”

Forming in 1970 Heart was subject to several line-up changes with the Wilson sisters as the only constant members. Moving to Vancouver, Canada to avoid army draft, Heart saw a small breakthrough with their debut album Dreamboat Annie, which garnered commercial success with flagship singles Crazy on You and Magic Man both making it to the Billboard Hot 100 Charts within the top 40 as number thirty-five and nine. However, their second tenure 1977s Little Queen gave the band mainstream success and acclaim with the iconic and signature track Barracuda, which peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 where it remained for twenty-seven consecutive weeks. As Heart’s popularity grew, the band soon gained legendary status by the end of the 1980s.

Ann Wilson’s powerful voice and provocative attitude made her and Heart an empowering act that opened the doors for women to front hard rock and heavy metal. With a recent introduction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, and many consecrated artists that hold them as heroes -among them Robert Plant and Chris Cornell- Heart’s mark is certain to remain untouched.

7. The Cranberries (Dolores O’Riordan)

One of the longest-lasting bands since the eighties and one of a kind masterfully distilled genre blend, The Cranberries were one of the biggest names in the music industry within a year of their first installment. O’Riordan, like her crystal and sometimes shrieking vocals, gave the band a face and pure essence with each heartfelt tune, she co-wrote along with Noel and Mike Hogan. After the passing of Dolores, the group disbanded but it left us with a massive legacy and one of the best swan song releases ever recorded in music history. Before the release of their final album, 2019s In the End, Noel Hogan said:

“The Cranberries was the four of us. We don’t want to do this without Dolores. So we’re going to leave it after this.”

Forming in 1989, the band met with early success within months of the release of their debut album, 1990s Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? striking commercial and critical success. The album marked the beginning of the successful partnership of O’Riordan and Hogan, reaching number one on the UK Album Charts and Irish Album Charts while landing a spot as number eight-teen on the US Billboard 200, a massive achievement for an overseas band at the time. During the nineties, the Cranberries managed to deliver five consecutive Top twenty albums, No Need to Argue, To the Faithful Departed, and Bury the Hatchet.

Additional to their remarkable trajectory during the nineties, the Cranberries became a timeless band, giving us tracks for the ages such as Salvation, Ode to My Family, and classic protest song turned anthem Zombie.

6. Paramore (Hayley Williams)

When it comes to frontwomen in rock, it’s hard not to think about Hayley Williams. With a fifteen year-long trajectory and one of the past decade’s most charismatic distinctive voices. Williams’ versatility ranges from emotional ballads to a classic yet unique approach to pop-punk. A voice and talent like no other, along with Paramore miss Williams has managed to outlive the age of grandeur of the punk rock revival during the 2000s. As they have matured into genre fusion while keeping a true to themselves essence, Paramore is one of the quintessential acts of younger generations. As member Taylor York has described the band’s approach to music as: “too pop for rock music and too rock for pop.”

Initially discovered by talent scouts, the singer was introduced to Atlantic Records where they hoped to make her a pop artist, a proposition that Williams refused in hopes of forming a band. Officially formed in 2004 and debuting the following year with All We Know is Falling the band garnered relative mainstream success, as it peaked as number nine on the UK album charts but failed to make a major impact in the US. It was however their second installment that catapulted Paramore as one of the leading bands of its generation. The success of 2007s Riot! was massively influenced by the impact of flagship singles That’s What You Get and Misery Business both enjoyed massive airplay on MTV and conquered American charts as number eight-teen and one on the Billboard Pop Singles and Rock and Metal Charts.

Evolving their style into a dream/synth-pop, the band was met with critical acclaim. Releasing one of 2017’s most popular tunes, Hard Times, a reborn Paramore was on audiences and critics’ radar. The band became a platform for Hayley Williams to become the face and voice of both pop-punk as well alternative music for younger generations, thus becoming a critic, media, and musician darling, earning the praise of the likes of NME, John Mayer, and Dave Grohl. If you’re looking for rock bands with female sings, Paramore definitely deserves a spot near the top of the list.

5. Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks)

Bewitching, pleasantly intoxicating, and unique, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac frontwoman, remains a pillar and an undisputable influence for women in music and her band. Nicks’ hypnotizing vocals and her mesmerizing performance have become a representative imagery for aspiring musicians, creating for herself an immortal legacy. Though she might not fit a traditional definition of frontwoman, her stripped lyricism, and distinctive vocals along with her on stage charisma sum to her enthralling presence.

Going through a number of bands before becoming the face of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the former British blues band in 1974. Adding a pop-rock element to the legendary talent of Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac gained immediate critical and commercial success within the release of their 1975 self-titled debut, reaching number one in the US Billboard 200. Further success and age defining tenures followed upon 1977s Rumors, which went on to earn the Grammy Award for Album of the Year thanks to the pop.soft rock nature in its sound. Initially recorded with the intention of making a “pop album” Rumors only solidified the band status as one of the most eccentric ones during the decade of the seventies.

BBCs Daryl Easlea described the album’s sound: “like a thousand angels kissing you sweetly on the forehead”

Fleetwood Mac marked and sealed America’s 1970s rock culture expansion, and certainly influenced countless musicians, Stevie Nicks, along with Fleetwood Mac brought a whole new interpretation of Rock music, an indescribable presence, and crude songwriting that changed the course of music history. The band continues to tour up to date despite the passing of founding member Peter Green, and various line up shifts in the course of the decade. As for Nicks, she is deemed as a living legend, and there’s no wondering why, with theatrical performance that keeps up to date, heavily accessorized costumes that have even influenced fashion, and a vocal power like no other Nicks became the gypsy queen of Rock music.

4. Blondie (Debbie Harry)

Flawless charms, invasive catch melodies, subtle aggressiveness, and an execution that was ahead of its time, Blondie became one of the world’s largest acts by the dawn of the eighties. Propelled by Debbie Harry’s enigmatic and captivating on-stage innuendo, the band hijacked both mainstream and underground scenes with unparalleled artistry wrapped in a preppy punk package. Harry’s looks and past were as quintessential for the band as her musical talents, making a massive splash in the punk scene as the co-founder, songwriter, and face of Blondie. She became such a sensation that it got to a point where the band campaigned with “Blondie is a group” buttons. Harry’s pioneering along with Co-founder Chris Stein delivered one of the most notorious pop sounds in history, condensing, disco, new wave, and punk rock to a sound that would take over the world.

Formed in 1974 Blondie became a regular act to find in the New York underground punk circuit, including CBGBs and Max’s Kansas City where the group garnered a sufficient fan base to release their debut cult album Blondie in 1976. By 1978 Blondie had already stolen the hearts of thousands, with their third and more refined flawless installment Parallel Lines, which debuted as number one in the UK, and number six in the US. Propelled by massive international airplay, of their pivotal singles One Way or Another, and Heart of Glass, Blondie continued to prove their versatility and ahead of its time approach to pop music. The critical and commercial success of the group was only consolidated by their follow up multi-platinum tenure Eat to the Beat, which made the band a legend-enshrining act.

The band’s embrace of sonic diversity turned them into one of the most modern projects of their era. And with Harry’s dynamic vocal skills which allowed her to contrast and manage just about any necessary approach really made Blondie a one of a kind avant-garde act. Often enough they were compared to The Clash due to their always willing to experiment and blend quality, mixing Jazz, blues, funk and British elements from counterparts made them into what they are now, a legendary and innovating milestone of contemporary music, now inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Producer Craig Leon described them as:

“Blondie were probably the most modern band I’ve ever worked with in that they soaked up influences from innumerable sources,”

3. Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick)

The band that pioneered and laid the standards for psychedelic music during the early years of Rock n’ Roll, Jefferson Airplane became one of the most notorious faces around the globe, and much of that is credited to lead singer, Grace Slick. Slick’s charisma, looks, and unparalleled powerful voice helped the band transition from folk-rockers to psychedelic icons, while bolstering the band’s status, shaping their core, and giving Jefferson Airplane a unique face. With Slick’s distinctive style, she wasn’t only a creative driving force within the band but she also authored two timeless tunes that would define rock music for ages.

Formed in 1965, Jefferson Airplane was a prominent name during the peak of folk music, but line-up changes led them to the bewitching talents of Grace Slick who reinforced creativity and brought with her White Rabbit and Somebody to Love. Both tracks were released as singles and part of their debut tenure with Slick,1967s Psychedelic Pillow, which catapulted the band to global critical and commercial success thanks to its blend of folk, rock, and psychedelia. The album debuted as number three on the Billboard 200 charts as well as both of its quintessential singles, both landed the top ten on the Pop Single Charts and became anthems for the Summer of Love and Rock n’ Roll. With a heavy hued essence Psychedelic Pillow garnered massive fascination for the band, thus making them a regular headliner in various festivals, among those the memorable Monterrey Pop Festival, Altamont Free Concert, and Woodstock 1969.

As one of the most memorable performances of Woodstock, Jefferson Airplane became immortalized as one of the founding fathers of counter-culture music. As for Grace Slick, she went to become one of the main figures for women in rock and contemporary music. Among their achievements, the band was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, as well as earning a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

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2. Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin)

Big Brother has a lot of credit going on for them, after all, it’s the band that introduced the legendary screaming Queen of blues to the world, and thus shaped the course of music history with a never duplicated signature style. Joplin was a game-changer in Rock n’ Roll, with her electric and provocative performance added to the colorful charisma that earned her the throne of psychedelic soul. None of these accolades would have been possible without her time with Big Brother and the Holding Company who stood out due to their condensed approach to folk, blues, experimental Rock n’ Roll approach, and of course their pivotal lead singer.

Formed in 1965, Big Brother and the Holding Company formed part of the big four psychedelic based sound bands at the time, the band was noticeably free in style and structure regarding composition. However, it was the introduction of Joplin to the band in early 1966 that bolstered their status from anonymous to international sensations, due to their captivating and vibrating live performances. Big Brother’s debut eponymous tenure made some fuzz, peaking on the Billboard 200 charts as number 60 after their memorable live performance at the Monterrey Pop Festival. It was, however, Cheap Thrills, the much-needed tap to Joplin’s potential to help make Big Brother a household name internationally, debuting as number one on the Billboard 200 charts.

After five decades of Joplin’s venture with Big Brother and the Holding Company, both remain embedded in history as one of the most colorful acts that ever existed. Following the introduction of Cheap Thrills to the Grammy Hall of Fame, it became clear that the band has been an overshadowed act. But Big Brother will always be the group that catapulted Janis Joplin’s career as well as solidifying her live act and stage persona.

1. The Runaways/Blackhearts (Joan Jett)

The original, the icon, the legend, Joan Jett is one of the most important figures in Rock n’ Roll history. Influencing and inspiring an innumerable amount of women, Jett remains as a leading example that girls can, in fact, rock. Bringing to the table a solid set of anthemic tunes, and a classic yet original twist that soon became a standard, Jett’s charisma, live performance, and rebellious vocal essence are one of the centerpieces of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Pushing boundaries and challenging in her attitude, the singer continues to perform in a remarkable fashion after being in the music business for over four decades.

Finding her beginnings in the all-girl Rock band, The Runaways, Jett, and the group met with instant success and praise following the release of their massive hit and debut single, Cherry Bomb. After the band dismembered, Joan Jett went on pursuing a solo career, releasing the punk rock classic Bad Reputation and a rendition of I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll which peaked as number one on the Billboard Hot 100. As the founding member of The Blackhearts, Jett became a critics and audience darling, delivering five top 20 singles that are now renowned as timeless hits.

Timeless and ever-present, Jett’s tunes continue to make their way through mainstream radio, films, and even TV shows, over forty years after their release. Earning a documentary on her life titled Bad Reputation, her importance in the music industry has been made more than clear. Rolling Stone described Jett’s music and lyrics: “she sings these songs the way she hears them — as a fan who understands the value of rock fantasies even after she’s stopped believing they’ll actually happen.” An outspoken rebel and feminist every way, she’s been labeled as the original Riot Grrrl, the Godmother of Punk and the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, titles she is more than deserving of.

Wrap Up:

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