Nicks Makes History As First Female Two-Time Inductee
Stevie Nicks doesn’t just have one reason to celebrate today – she’s got two.
The 70-year-old rock legend 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. Nicks’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame also makes her the first ever two-time female Inductee into the Hall of Fame, a moment of serious historic importance that’s not lost on us in a year where we’ve had to say goodbye to the Hall’s first ever female inductee, Aretha Franklin.
Like her fellow Rock Hall classmates, Stevie took to social media this morning to react to the news.
I have a lot to say about this~ but I will save those words for later. For now I will just say, I have been in a band…
“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.”
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!