Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Jo Carlisle (/kɑːrll/; born August 17, 1958) is an American musician, singer, and author. She gained fame as the lead singer of the Go-Go's, the most successful all-female rock band of all time,[1] and went on to have a prolific career as a solo artist.

Belinda Carlisle
Carlisle performing in 2014
Belinda Jo Carlisle

(1958-08-17) August 17, 1958 (age 63)
Other names
  • Belinda
  • Dottie Danger
  • Belinda Jo Kurczeski
  • Musician
  • singer
  • author
Years active1977–present
(m. 1986)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • drums
Associated acts

Raised in Southern California, Carlisle became the lead singer of the Go-Go's after the band's formation in 1978. With their chart-topping debut release Beauty and the Beat in 1981, the group helped popularize new wave music in the United States. The Go-Go's were the first (and to date only) all-female band in history who wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to achieve a No. 1 album. The Go-Go's have sold over seven million records worldwide.[2]

After the dissolution of the Go-Go's in 1985, Carlisle went on to have a successful solo career with radio hits such as "Mad About You", "I Get Weak", "Circle in the Sand", "Leave a Light On", and "Heaven Is a Place on Earth". The Go-Go's reformed in 1999, and Carlisle continues to perform with them regularly while also maintaining her solo career.

Carlisle's autobiography, Lips Unsealed, published in June 2010, was a New York Times Best Seller and received favorable reviews.[3] In 2011, Carlisle, as a member of The Go-Go's, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[4] She and the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on October 30, 2021.[5]

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