Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an American singer, actress, television host, and former Goodwill Ambassador for the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.
Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers between 1955 and 1999, based on her chart history on Billboard's Hot 100 pop singles chart. She is one of the most-charted female vocalists of all time, with 56 of her singles making the Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998 (12 of them Top Ten), and 80 singles in total – either solo or collaboratively – making the Hot 100, R&B and/or adult contemporary charts.
Her life story is long and full of incidents. Unfortunately the amount of words are limited here on social media, so we highly recommend reading her autobiography “My Life, as I See It”.
She has won 6 Grammys, played in over 25 films and she has charted 69 times on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, making her the second-most charted female vocalist during the rock era (1955–1999), after Aretha Franklin. Warwick has sold over 75 million singles and 25 million albums worldwide.
On February 10, 2021, Dionne got nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time.