Brenda Lee

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Brenda Mae Tarpley (born December 11, 1944), known as Brenda Lee, is an American performer and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1960s. She sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and had 47 US chart hits during the 1960s, and is ranked fourth in that decade surpassed only by Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Ray Charles. She is perhaps best known in the United States for her 1960 hit "I'm Sorry", and 1958's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", a United States holiday standard for more than 50 years.

At 4 ft 9 inches tall (approximately 145 cm), she received the nickname Little Miss Dynamite in 1957 after recording the song "Dynamite" and was one of the earliest pop stars to have a major contemporary international following.

Lee's popularity faded in the late 1960s as her voice matured, but she continued a successful recording career by returning to her roots as a country singer with a string of hits through the 1970s and 1980s. She is a member of the Rock and Roll, Country Music and Rockabilly Halls of Fame. She is also a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Brenda currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Grandma What Great Songs You Sang! Brenda Lee 1
1960 Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
1960 Emotions Brenda Lee 1
1960 This Is... Brenda Brenda Lee 2
1961 All The Way Brenda Lee With Orchestra And Chorus Directed By Owen Bradley 2
1962 Sincerely Brenda Lee 1
1963 ... "Let Me Sing" Brenda Lee 1
1963 All Alone Am I Brenda Lee 2
1973 Brenda Brenda Lee 1
1975 Sincerely Brenda Lee 1
1982 The Winning Hand Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton & Brenda Lee 1
1989 Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
2013 The Very Best Of Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
Brenda, That's All (1972) Brenda Lee 1
Cherish Brenda Lee 1
I'm Sorry Brenda Lee 4 1
In the Mood for Love Brenda Lee 1
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee 4 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 The Legends Of Rock Brenda Lee 1
1988 All Alone Am I Brenda Lee 1
1990 Brenda’s Best Brenda Lee 1
1991 My Greatest Songs Brenda Lee 1
1991 The Brenda Lee Story: Her Greatest Hits Brenda Lee 1
1992 The Collection Brenda Lee 1
1995 Little Miss Dynamite Brenda Lee 1
1998 The Best of Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
1999 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
1999 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Brenda Lee 1
2001 The Best of Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
2002 Anthology, Volume 1: 1956-1961 Brenda Lee 1
2004 Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
2006 The Definitive Collection Brenda Lee 1
16 Greatest Hits Brenda Lee 1
A Brenda Lee Christmas Brenda Lee 1
All-Time Greatest Hits Brenda Lee 1
Anthology, Volume 2: 1962-1980 Brenda Lee 1
Brenda and Pete: For the First Time / Johnny One Time Brenda Lee & Pete Fountain 1
The EP Collection Brenda Lee 1
The Very Best of Brenda Lee Brenda Lee 1
The Very Best of Brenda Lee, Volume 1 Brenda Lee 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Dynamite Brenda Lee 1
1957 Fairyland / One Step at a Time Brenda Lee 1
1958 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Brenda Lee 1
1959 Let's Jump the Broomstick Brenda Lee 1
1959 Sweet Nothin's Brenda Lee 1
1960 I Want to Be Wanted (Per Tutta La Vita) / Just a Little Brenda Lee 1
1961 Fool #1 Brenda Lee 1
1961 It's Never Too Late / You Can Depend On Me Brenda Lee 1
1962 Break It to Me Gently Brenda Lee 1

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