Robert Anthony Plant, CBE (born 20 August 1948), is an English rock singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. He has also had a successful solo career.
After the break-up of Led Zeppelin in 1980 (following the death of John Bonham), Plant pursued a successful solo career beginning with Pictures at Eleven in 1982, followed by 1983's The Principle of Moments.
In 1984, Plant formed a short-lived all-star group with Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck called The Honeydrippers, who had a #3 hit with a remake of the Phil Phillips' tune, Sea of Love.
Pairing with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page as Page and Plant the duo became a full-fledged performing act from 1994 through 1998, releasing the Unledded album in 1994. Page and Plant recorded their only post-Zeppelin album of original material on the 1998 album, Walking into Clarksdale. A song from this album, Please Read the Letter, was re-recorded by Plant with Alison Krauss, winning the 2009 Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
Starting in mid-1999, Plant performed until the end of 2000 at several small venues with his folk-rock band, named Priory of Brion. In 2002, with his then newly-formed band Strange Sensation, Plant released a widely acclaimed collection of mostly blues and folk remakes, Dreamland. Contrasting with this lush collection of often relatively obscure remakes, the second album with Strange Sensation, 2005’s Mighty ReArranger,” contained new, original songs. Both have received some of the most favorable reviews of Plant's solo career and four Grammy nominations, two in 2003 and two in 2006.