A singer and songwriter from the United States, Stevie Nicks has an estimated net worth of $120 million. In addition to having a highly successful solo career, she is well recognized for being a member of the legendary band Fleetwood Mac. Her solo career has also been quite successful. As of the time of this writing, Stevie is the only woman in history to have been admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. First, she was honored as a member of Fleetwood Mac, and then she was inducted as a solo artist.
Stevie composed a great number of songs that went on to become standards of contemporary music. Over the course of several decades, she has earned the lion’s share of royalties for those compositions because she was the lyricist and composer. In December of the year 2020, she transacted a $80 million sale of an 80% interest in these copyrights to the music publisher Primary Wave.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
On May 26, 1948, Stephanie Lynn Nicks, better known as Stevie Nicks, was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Her birth name was later changed to Stevie Nicks. Her father, Jess Nicks, held the position of president at Greyhound, and as a consequence, the family relocated quite frequently around the United States. When she was younger, she used to mispronounce her name and call herself “tee-dee,” which is where her friends and family got the idea to call her “Stevie.” Her grandfather instructed her to sing duets with him when she was very little, which is how she got her start as a singer. Nicks started writing her own songs when she was 16 years old when she was gifted a Goya guitar. Nicks first met Lindsey Buckingham, who would go on to become both her musical and love partner, when they were both students at Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California. Buckingham extended an invitation to her to become a member of his psychedelic rock band Fritz, and during the late 1960s, the band experienced some measure of success while serving as the opening act for well-known musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Nicks and Buckingham both attended San Jose State University at one point, but Nicks ultimately decided to forego her education in order to focus entirely on her career as a musician.
After the dissolution of Fritz in 1972, Nicks continued to collaborate with Buckingham on several new musical projects. In 1973, the two were successful in landing a record deal and releasing their first album as a pair under the name “Buckingham Nicks.” Next a string of unrelated employment, the pair was approached by drummer Mick Fleetwood, who invited them to join his band Fleetwood Mac the following year in 1975. The band’s eleventh studio album, simply titled “Fleetwood Mac,” was released in July of 1975. It was the first album to feature Nicks and Buckingham. Their subsequent album, “Rumours,” which was released in 1977, was the year’s top-selling album and was claimed to have sold over 40 million copies all over the world. It spent the entirety of those 31 weeks at the top of the albums chart in the United States, and it also climbed to the summit of the charts in a number of other nations. In addition, it was awarded Album of the Year in 1978 and yielded four songs that reached the top ten in the United States. The albums “Tusk” (1979), “Mirage” (1982), “Tango in the Night” (1987), “Behind the Mask” (1990), and “Say You Will” (1993) are some of the other albums she has made with Fleetwood Mac (2003).
Nicks began her career as a solo artist in 1981 with the release of the album “Bella Donna.” The RIAA awarded it its platinum certification in fewer than three months, and it went on to receive their quadruple-platinum certification later. Her other solo albums include “The Wild Heart” (1983), “Rock a Little” (1985), “The Other Side of the Mirror” (1989), “Street Angel” (1994), “Trouble in Shangri-La” (2001), “In Your Dreams” (2011), and “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault.” Her most recent album, “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault,” was released in 2011. (2014).
Nicks is famous for her unique singing style, which has a rapid vibrato, as well as for her enigmatic visual aesthetic and cryptic lyrical content. She has been considered for the Grammy Award a total of eight times as a solo artist, and she has been considered for the Grammy Award a total of six times with Fleetwood Mac. She is the only female musician to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame more than once; the first time was in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac, and the second time was in 2019 as a solo artist.
Nicks has only been in one marriage, which took place in 1983 and was to Kim Anderson. Nicks is the godmother of Anderson’s child, who is named after her friend Robin Anderson, who passed suddenly from cancer shortly after giving birth and naming Anderson as the godmother of her child. Anderson is the widower of Robin Anderson. Nicks has stated that she and Anderson only got married because “it was the only way that [they] could feel like [they] were doing anything,” and that after only three months of marriage, they divorced. Nicks and Anderson were divorced after only three months of marriage.
Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Don Henley, J.A. Souther, Jimmy Iovine, and Joe Walsh are among the individuals who have been suggested as potential love partners for Nicks. She is an ordained pastor with the Universal Life Church, and she served as the officiant at the wedding of musicians John McCauley and Vanessa Carlton. Both of these people are well-known in the music industry.