Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle

Pop Singer

Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer. She gained fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go's, the most successful all-female rock band of all time, and went on to have a prolific career as a solo artist.

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Aug 17, 1958
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Belinda Jo Carlisle was born on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California. She is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time. She was born to Harold Carlisle and Joanne Carlson, and has three siblings. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she lived with her mother until they both moved to San Francisco when Belinda was sixteen.

Belinda started singing at a young age and took part in various choirs throughout high school. After graduating from Newbury Park High School in 1976, she got involved with punk rock music and attended punk shows around Los Angeles. In 1978, Belinda formed a band called The Go-Go's with some friends and began performing at local clubs. They soon gained popularity and signed a record deal with I.R.S Records in 1980. Their debut album "Beauty & the Beat" topped the U.S charts for six weeks in 1982 and made them the first all-female group to have an album reach number one on Billboard 200 list.

The group released two more albums before deciding to go separate ways in 1985; however, they reunited several times over the years for tours and special events such as their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2001. Belinda also embarked on a solo career after disbanding The Go-Go's, releasing her debut solo album "Heaven on Earth" in 1987 which went platinum worldwide. Since then, she has released seven more studio albums which have been met with critical acclaim, selling millions of copies worldwide.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1958</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Belinda Carlisle is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 17, 1958, Belinda Carlisle was born in Hollywood, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins The Go-Go's</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carlisle joins the all-female band The Go-Go's. They become the first and only all-female band to write their own songs and play their own instruments to top the Billboard charts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of Their Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Go-Go's release their debut album Beauty and the Beat which sells over two million copies.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1986</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Solo Career Begins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Carlisle embarks on a solo career, releasing her debut album Belinda in 1986. The album spawned three hit singles.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of Runaway Horses</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Runaway Horses is released and features the single "Leave a Light On", which becomes her biggest solo hit.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Reunites with The Go-Go's</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Go-Go's reunite for a tour and release the compilation album Return to the Valley of the Go-Gos.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Go-Go's are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame becoming the first all female rock band to receive the honor.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Voice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Belinda Carlisle's voice is iconic and has been a part of the pop music scene for decades. Her unique vocal style has made her one of the most recognizable voices in music, and her songs have become timeless classics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspirational Figure</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Belinda Carlisle is an inspirational figure in the music industry. She has paved the way for many female singers to pursue their dreams and she continues to be a role model for young artists who aspire to make their mark in the music business.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Passionate About Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Belinda Carlisle is passionate about music, and it shows in her performances. Her enthusiasm for making music is contagious, and it's clear that she loves every moment of being on stage and performing for her fans.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> She was part of the Go-Go's</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Belinda Carlisle was one of the original members of the 1980s all-female group The Go-Go's. The group is famous for their hits such as "Our Lips Are Sealed", "We Got the Beat" and "Head Over Heels".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> She released her first solo album in 1986</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Belinda Carlisle released her first solo album titled 'Belinda' in 1986. It spawned several hit singles including "Mad About You" and "I Feel the Magic".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> She wrote a memoir</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2017, Belinda Carlisle released her memoir titled 'Lips Unsealed: A Memoir'. The book details her life from growing up with her family to her success in the music industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> She has been married three times</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Belinda Carlisle has been married three times. She was previously married to actor Morgan Mason from 1986 to 1991, restaurateur Robert Altman from 1992 to 2000, and musician Morgan O'Reilly since 2010.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> She is a vegan</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Belinda Carlisle is a vegan. She adopted a plant-based diet in the early 2000s and attributes it to keeping her looking and feeling young.</p></div>


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