Wynonna Ellen Judd is an American country music singer. She is one of the most widely recognized and awarded country music singers. She had 19 No. 1 singles in total, including singles from The Judds, making her one of the best-selling country artists of all time. All her solo albums and singles are attributed to the single name Wynonna.
She first rose to fame in the 1980s with her mother Naomi in the country music duo The Judds. They released seven albums on Curb Records in addition to 26 singles, fourteen of which were #1 hits. The Judds disbanded in 1991 and Wynonna began her solo career, also with Curb. During her solo career, she has released eight studio albums, a live album, a holiday album and two compilation albums, as well as over 20 singles.
Her first three singles were “She Is His Only Need”, “I Saw the Light” and “No One Else on Earth”. All three consecutively reached number one on the US country singles charts, with “To Be Loved by You” also reaching number one in 1996, becoming her fourth number one and reaching the top ten. Three of her albums have been certified Platinum or higher by the RIAA.
Her latest recordings are Wynonna & the Big Noise., released on February 12, 2016 along with the single “Cool Ya'” the same month. “Memories” was released in 2020 and “Are You Ready for the Country” in 2021 supported by Public Television. Wynonna is best known for her musical work, although she has also pursued other interests since the 2000s, including writing, acting, and philanthropy.