Stevie Nicks 1981

BELLA DONNA (1981)

Stevie Nicks Bella Donna albumBella Donna is Stevie Nicks’ 1981 solo recording debut. It features the hit singles “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Leather and Lace,” and “Edge of Seventeen.”

A year earlier, Stevie Nicks launched Modern Records with record executives Danny Goldberg and Paul Fishkin as a vehicle for the backlog of unrecorded material that Stevie had amassed over the years. With help of producer Jimmy Iovine and high-profile acts, such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Eagles member Don Henley, Bella Donna became a critical and commercial success. Stevie later earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Rock Performance for “Edge of Seventeen.”

Release

Modern Records released Bella Donna on Monday, July 27, 1981. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart and produced the Top 40 singles “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (#3), “Leather and Lace” (#5), “Edge of Seventeen” (#11), and “After the Glitter Fades” (#32).

In 2004, the RIAA certified the album 5X platinum for the shipment of five million units to retailers. Bella Donna remains Stevie Nicks’ best selling album to date.

Songs

Charts

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Duet with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)

Billboard Chart Peak
Pop Singles 3
Album Rock Tracks 2

Leather and Lace (Duet with Don Henley)

Billboard Chart Peak
Pop Singles 5
Adult Contemporary 10

Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)

Billboard Chart Peak
Pop Singles 11
Album Rock Tracks 4

After the Glitter Fades

Billboard Chart Peak
Pop Singles 32
Adult Contemporary 36
Country 70

Full Album


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Music Videos

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around

Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (Official Music Video)

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Leather and Lace

STEVIE NICKS 'Leather & Lace'

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Edge of Seventeen

Stevie Nicks - Edge Of Seventeen [1981] Live

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Edge of Seventeen

Stevie Nicks - Edge Of Seventeen

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After the Glitter Fades

After the Glitter Fades (2016 Remaster)

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