Thursday, February 26, 2009

Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy (born October 25, 1941) is an Australian/American singer-songwriter. She has won a Grammy Award, been a theatrical stage performer appearing on Broadway, an actress in feature films and credited with writing and singing one of the most iconic and culturally significant songs of the 1970s, "I Am Woman".

Reddy became one of the world's most successful female singers of the early 1970s music scene. Reddy scored many certified gold hit records including three #1 singles and fifteen Top 40 pop singles on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. She has sold more than 15 million albums and 10 million singles worldwide. Selling a total of 25 million records worldwide. She also became the first Australian to have a #1 single in the United States, win a Grammy Award, and have her own variety shows on United States television. Born and raised in Australia, Reddy became a naturalized United States citizen in 1974.

In 2002, she retired from performing concerts and recording and now resides in Sydney, Australia.

She was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in 2006.