|Real Name/Full Name:
|Bonnie Lynn Raitt
|74 years old
|8th November 1949
|Burbank, California, USA
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Is Bonnie Raitt Lesbian?
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Bonnie is an American singer whose career in music started in the 1970s. She released several albums that incorporated rock, country, blues, and folk elements. Her songs were relatively received but didn’t do well commercially during those days. Her break came in 1989 when she released her tenth album Nick of Time.
Her eleventh and twelfth albums, which she released in 1991 and 1994 respectively, were also major hits generating millions of dollars in revenue. Since then, Bonnie has released a number of albums and singles, which have been major hits and topping up Billboard chart. In her music career, she has won 10 Grammy awards, among other major recognitions. Vocally, she is one of the most gifted female musicians in the world.
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Early Life & Biography
Bonnie Lynn Raitt was born on 8th November 1949 in Burbank, California. She comes from Scottish ancestry with her ancestors credited with the construction of Rait Castle in Scotland in the 13th century.
Bonnie was born in a family of musicians with her father, John Raitt, being a Broadway musician while her mother was a pianist. She started playing guitar at an early age, where she mostly played in school.
She joined Oakwood Friends School in which is located in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she graduated in 1967 and joined Radcliffe College. In college, Bonnie majored in African studies and social relations.
This was influenced by her urge to travel to Tanzania in Africa, where the country’s president was forming a democracy and socialism government. Her dream of traveling to Africa didn’t materialize as she met Dick Waterman, a blues promoter who introduced her to the music industry.
Bonnie Raitt married actor Michael O’Keefe on 27th April 1991 after dating for some time. Their marriage lasted for eight years, and on 9th November 1999, the two announced their divorce. Their careers were mostly to blame, with the two having very little time for each other. In her music career, Bonnie had taken several sabbaticals like when she lost her brother, parents, and her best friend.
Taking a hiatus is a way for her to heal after going through a difficult time. Besides music and her marital status, Bonnie has no children of her own, and neither has she adopted any. It’s still not known the reason behind her decision not to have children.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 8th November 1949, Bonnie Raitt is 74 years old as of today’s date 29th February 2024. Her height is 1.67m tall, and her weight is 58 kg.
After performing with her brother in 1970 summer, she got the attention of major record companies’ scouts who started attending her shows and see her perform. Warner Bros came with an offer she couldn’t say no to, and her first album with them called Bonnie Raitt was released in 1971. The album received relative reception with writers praising her performance with the guitar. Though her music got positive reviews, her music gained very little public acclaim, which in return earned her very little.
Her commercial breakthrough came in 1977 when she released her sixth album Sweet Forgiveness with Runaway single becoming a major hit. Her success with the album brought bidding war for her between Columbia Records and Warner Bros. To make sure she didn’t sign with Columbia Records, and Warner Bros marched their offer to her which she accepted and remained with Warner Bros.
The label later came to drop her in 1983 after her album Tongue and Groove was completed. After her music struggled commercially, her second and biggest breakthrough came in 1989 when she released her tenth album Nick of Time. This was just the begging as her eleventh album that she released in 1991 became a major hit winning her three Grammy awards and sold almost eight million copies.
Awards & Achievements
Her first award nomination came her way in 1980 when she was nominated in the Best Female Rock Performance. In 1983 and 1987, she got nominated in the same category but didn’t win the award. Her breakthrough came in 1990 with her tenth album when Nick of Time won Grammy award for Album of the Year. In the same year, she won three more Grammy awards. In total, Bonnie has so far won eleven Grammy awards with her latest being in 2013. In 2000, she was the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
Net Worth & Salary of Bonnie Raitt in 2024
Most of Bonnie’s fortune has come from a career in music. At the start, though, as the music was related well, she struggled financially as publicly, her music didn’t do well. Her breakthrough came with her tenth album, and since then, her music has commercially performed well. Just to point out, her eleventh album sold around eight million copies. Currently, Bonnie’s net worth is $15 million as of February 2024.
Life hasn’t been all easy for Bonnie, as she has had her own struggles. With music and fame, alcohol, drugs, and party life became part of her, and before she realized, she had already become an addict. Luckily, she admitted her alcohol problem and looked for help. This was after being inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan, who at one time had also struggled with addiction. Self-discipline and respecting herself has been key in keeping herself clean.