The entertainment industry has long been a boys’ club, but many talented women have made a name for themselves within show business. Nobody knows that better than one of the most successful entertainment lawyers, John Branca, who has represented dozens of women in show business over his 40+ year career in entertainment law.
Learn about four amazing women he has represented below.
1. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is often labeled the Queen of Christmas for her timeless classic, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” She has had an incredible career since she began in 1989, and the five-time Grammy winner is considered one of the most successful female artists of all time.
She also enjoys a tremendous distinction in that she is the first artist to have her first five singles reach number one on the charts, and she is still the only person to accomplish this feat.
Her most recent album, Caution, was released in 2018, and she went on a world tour of the same name a year later. The Queen of Christmas hosted a Christmas special in 2020 called Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, and it was met with positive responses across the board.
2. Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette has been in the music industry since 1986, and she has sold more than 75 million records in her career worldwide. Her most famous album, Jagged Little Pill, was her first venture into the rock genre, and it is still widely loved.
Morissette has created nine full albums, and she has won three Grammy awards. When she began touring, she served as the opening act for Vanilla Ice in 1991 and for Dave Matthews Band in 1999. She has gone on 17 tours on her own, and as if that wasn’t enough, she also made several appearances on popular television shows throughout the 2000s.
3. Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks may have one of the most recognizable voices in music, and she experienced major success after joining Fleetwood Mac in 1975. Although she stayed with the band, she launched her solo career simultaneously. Her first solo studio album, Bella Donna, reached multiplatinum status.
She has released eight solo albums, and she was the first woman to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.
In the early 2000s, Nicks began collecting iPods and creating playlists to distribute to veterans, remarking that music always made her feel better when she was down. She considered music to be an integral part of their recovery.
4. Priscilla Presley
Although many people know her as simply a wife to Elvis Presley in the last 60s and early 70s, Priscilla Presley has made quite a career for herself in business and acting.
Her most noteworthy role in television came when she was cast as a series regular on Dallas from 1983 to 1988. She also played Jane Spencer in The Naked Gun series, and she produced a few films over the years, such as Finding Graceland.
Women are often undervalued in showbusiness, but an entertainment lawyer can help make sure their clients are paid and treated fairly.