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Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar (born January 10, 1953) is a popular American rock singer who had numerous hits during the 1980s such as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and "Love is a Battlefield".

She was born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski in Brooklyn, New York and initially studied opera like her mother. She married Dennis T. Benatar in 1971, giving her the more easily pronounced surname she is famous as. She was discovered at amateur-night contest at a New York City comedy club in 1977, and was signed to Chrysalis Records by its founder Terry Ellis.

She is known for her beautiful operatic voice and tough attitude. She won four consecutive Grammy Awards for "Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female" from 1980 to 1983, and nominated 4 additional times in 1985, 1986, 1988, and 1989.

Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, radio conglomerate Clear Channel Communications sent out of a list of 150 songs that were recommended to be pulled from airplay. Benatar's "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" and "Love is a Battlefield" were listed.

Benatar became a commercial spokeswoman for Energizer in hopes of reaching out to baby boomers and increase sales of hearing aid batteries


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