Robert Plant performs at Arena at Roskilde Festival on July 4, 2019, in Roskilde, Denmark
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Robert Plant is an English singer-songwriter who found fame as the frontman for Led Zeppelin from 1968 to 1980. His powerful, passionate vocals bolstered the legendary rock band’s hits, including “Stairway to Heaven,” “Kashmir,” and “Whole Lotta Love.”

After Led Zeppelin broke up following drummer John Bonham’s death, he launched an ambitious solo career that saw him veer away from the band’s hard rock and toward folk, art rock, and a more mystical sound. Among his many notable songs are “Slow Dancer,” “Ship of Fools,” “Come Into My Life,” and “Embrace Another Fall.”

Throughout his illustrious music career, the singer has also been a member of Band of Joy, the Honeydrippers, Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation, and several other bands.

He also reunited with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and collaborated with bluegrass/country singer Alison Krauss. With the latter, he took home five Grammy Awards in 2008, including Album of the Year, for 2007’s Raising Sand. And in 2021, he and Krauss reconvened for the Billboard-topping Raise the Roof.

  • Full name: Robert Anthony Plant
  • Born: August 20, 1948
  • Hometown: West Bromwich, United Kingdom
  • Genres: Rock, hard rock, art rock, blues, folk, roots rock
  • Net worth: $200 million
  • Spouse: Maureen Wilson (m. 1968-1983)
  • Children: Carmen Jane Plant, Karac Pendragon Plant, Logan Romero Plant, Jesse Lee Plant
  • Top songs: “Big Log,” “Burning Down One Side,” “Come Into My Life,” “Embrace Another Fall,” “Heaven Knows,” “In the Mood,” “Ship of Fools,” “Slow Dancer,” “Tall Cool One”
  • If you like this artist, you might also like: David Bowie, Chris Cornell, Greta Van Fleet, Alison Krauss, Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page, Billy Squier, Steven Tyler, Ann Wilson, Neil Young

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