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Pat Benatar on the cover of her 1997 album Innamorata

Pat Benatar (born January 10, 1953) is a popular American rock singer who had numerous hits during the 1980s such as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and "Love is a Battlefield".

She was born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski in Brooklyn, but grew up in Lindenhurst, New York. She initially studied opera like her mother. She married Dennis T. Benatar in 1971, providing her the surname with which she became famous. She was discovered at an amateur-night contest in the New York City comedy club "Catch a Rising Star" in 1977, and was signed to Chrysalis Records by its founder Terry Ellis.

She divorced Benatar and later married the band's guitarist, Neil Giraldo. They have two daughters.

She is known for her operatic voice and 'tough' attitude. She won four consecutive Grammy Awards for "Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female" from 1980 to 1983, and was nominated 4 additional times in 1985, 1986, 1988, and 1989.

Benatar still writes and tours with her husband, and has also become a commercial spokeswoman for the Energizer company.

Discography

  • In the Heat of the Night (1979) (Chrysalis)
  • Crimes of Passion (1980) (Chrysalis)
  • Precious Time (1981) (Chrysalis)
  • Get Nervous (1982) (Chrysalis)
  • Live From Earth (1983) (Chrysalis)
  • Tropico (1984) (Chrysalis)
  • Seven the Hard Way (1985) (Chrysalis)
  • Wide Awake in Dreamland (1988) (Chrysalis)
  • Best Shots (1989) (Chrysalis)
  • True Love (1991) (Chrysalis)
  • Gravity's Rainbow (1993) (Chrysalis)
  • Innamorata (1997) (CMC International)
  • Go (2003) (Bel Chiasso/Welk)

External links

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