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Chrissie Hynde

Separating Chrissie Hynde from the Pretenders is an impossibility. From the start, Hynde was the undisputed leader of the band -- its lead singer and songwriter, its heart and soul -- but as the group started to lose members to a variety of tragedies, her name and face became synonymous with the group, the one constant over the decades. She'd occasionally step outside of the confines of the band -- she sang with UB40 on a pair of hit covers in the '80s -- but the Pretenders were her calling. It wasn't until the new millennium when she started to toy with the idea of a solo album, first with the 2010 collaboration with JP Jones called Fidelity! and then with 2014's Stockholm, her official solo debut.

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