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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987's Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeare ...read more

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987's Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as Oprah (the last season) and Law and Order. As a producer, she has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus and The Germs.

Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. A version of "I Hate Myself for Loving You" has been NBC's Sunday Night Football theme, performed this past season by Carrie Underwood, and her music is heard in countless films and TV shows including Easy - A, Kick-Ass, The Runaways, Shrek, Baby Mama, and many more.

Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett's determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. Jett was able to see her story told in The Runaways, the film based on (lead singer of The Runaways) Cherie Currie's book Neon Angel starring Kristen Stewart as Jett, and her fellow A-lister Dakota Fanning as Currie. Jett was close to the project: She served as an executive producer.

Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record, Unvarnished, last year and continue touring the globe to throngs of adoring fans. Joan Jett has spent her lifetime breaking barriers and challenging expectations -- this is, after all, a woman who is both a spokesperson for PETA and a devoted supporter of the US Military. She's fought hard for all of her historic accomplishments, yet she remains humble and appreciative.

"I've had a blessed career," she says. "I consider myself so lucky to have been able to do things my own way." « hide

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LPs
Unvarnished
10/01/2013

3.3
8 Votes
Sinner
2006

3.3
12 Votes
Naked
2004

Pure and Simple
1994

3.4
9 Votes
Notorious
1991

Up Your Alley
1988

3.2
22 Votes
Good Music
1986

Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth
1984

3.9
14 Votes
Album
1983

4
23 Votes
I Love Rock & Roll
1981

3.6
59 Votes
Bad Reputation
1981

3.7
31 Votes
Compilations
Greatest Hits
2014

Greatest Hits
2010

4.1
16 Votes
Jett Rock
2003

Fetish
1999

Fit to Be Tied
1997

3.5
1 Votes
Great Hits
1996

Flashback
1993

Do You Wanna Touch Me
1993

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