About Stevie Nicks
Stephanie Lynn Nicks, professionally known as Stevie Nicks, is a popular American singer. She gained prominence in the mid 1970s, performing with the band Fleetwood Mac. In 1977 this group released an album Rumours which exceeded the most optimistic expectations by selling over 40 million units worldwide. Until this day this CD is listed among the best selling albums in history. Nicks started her solo career in the early 1980s, with an album Bella Donna. All in all, during her career, which now spans over three decade, this singer has recorded more than forty hits that entered Billboard Top 50 and sold more than 140 million albums. She has also received a total of 13 Grammy nominations: eight as a solo artist and five as part of Fleetwood Mac. As for 2013, Stevie Nicks net worth is estimated at $65 million.
Stephanie was born in Arizona, in a family of Jess and Barbara Nicks. Her mother stayed home to watch after kids, while her father worked as a corporate executive. Although his fortune never came close to Stevie Nicks net worth, he was a wealthy man and highly valued professional.
Stevie’s talent for music unfolded at an early age, as she started singing with her grandpa, who was a country artist. She earned her current nickname “Stevie” as a toddler, being unable to pronounce her real name Stephanie. During her childhood and teenage years Nicks lived in variety of cities, including San Francisco, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, El Paso and Albuquerque, as her father’s job required constant moves.
At the age 16 she started developing the skills that eventually boosted Stevie Nicks net worth to tens of millions. That year she received a precious and long-awaited gift, an acoustic guitar, and created her first song, entitled “I’ve Loved and I’ve Lost, and I’m Sad But Not Blue”. While studying at Menlo Atherton High School, the future millionaire met her love and long-time musical partner Lindsey Buckingham. In the early 1970s the couple landed a deal with Polydor Records and released their debut album, Buckingham Nicks. Although Lindsey and Nicks did their best to promote it, the CD was not commercially successful.
Their second album Fleetwood Mac, which reached the stores in 1975, was the whole different story. It spawned four hit singles (“Warm Ways”, “Over My Head”, “Rhiannon” and “Say You Love Me”) and received 5xPlatinum certificate from the Recording Industries Association of America by 1976. Their third studio album Rumours enjoyed even greater commercial success. Mostly due to the popularity of such hits as “Go Your Own Way”, “Don’t Stop”, “Dream” and “You Make Loving Fun”, eventually it distributed over 40 million units. Needles to say, the popularity of this album contributed to Stevie Nicks net worth growth.