Bella Donna (1981)

Bella Donna is Stevie Nicks’ 1981 solo recording debut. It features the hit singles “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Leather and Lace,” and “Edge of Seventeen.”

A year earlier, Stevie launched Modern Records with record executives Danny Goldberg and Paul Fishkin as a vehicle for the backlog of unrecorded material that Stevie had amassed over the years. With help of producer Jimmy Iovine and high-profile acts, such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Eagles member Don Henley, Bella Donna became a critical and commercial success. Stevie later earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Performance for “Edge of Seventeen.”


Modern Records released the album on Monday, July 27, 1981. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart and produced the Top 40 singles “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (#3), “Leather and Lace” (#5), “Edge of Seventeen” (#11), and “After the Glitter Fades” (#32). In 2004, the RIAA certified the album 5X platinum for the shipment of five million units to retailers. Bella Donna remains Stevie’s best selling album to date.


Full Album


“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”

“Leather and Lace”

“Edge of Seventeen”

“Edge of Seventeen”

“After the Glitter Fades”

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