Ann Wilson (born June 19, 1950 in San Diego, California) is the lead singer and flute player of Heart.
Wilson's family moved around as a child because her father was a Marine Corps colonel, and family eventually settled in Seattle, Washington. Wilson turned to music due to shyness caused by a stutter, and in the early 1970's she joined a local band, Heart.
Her younger sister Nancy joined the group in 1974. Their first album Dreamboat Annie was released in the United States in 1976. In 1977, Little Queen was released.
Wilson started a recording studio, Bad Animals, with her sister in the mid-90's. She formed a side band, The Lovemongers, which performed Battle of Evermore on the soundtrack to brother-in-law Cameron Crowe's 1992 movie Singles and later released a four-song EP. The band's debut album Whirlygig was released in 1997.
Ann adopted daughter, Marie, in 1991 and her son, Dustin, was adopted in 1998. She underwent a weight-loss surgery called Adjustable gastric band in January 2002 after what she calls "a lifelong battle" with her weight. In June 2004, Heart released Jupiter's Darling, which is a popular favorite among classic rock stations.