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Belinda Carlisle sang hits like "We Got the Beat" and "Our Lips Are Sealed" with her band The Go-Gos in the 1980s.
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By the time she turned 25 years old, she had been engaged five different times (but never married) and had high-profile flings that included INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.
Personality conflicts and spiraling drug use took a toll on the band, and the Go-Go's broke up in 1985. A year later, Carlisle married Morgan Mason, a former aide to President Ronald Reagan,
and reinvented herself as a solo pop star. Her first solo album, Belinda, went gold. Her second album, Heaven on Earth, topped the charts and boasted hit singles like "Heaven is a Place on Earth," "I Get Weak," and "Circle in the Sand."
Carlisle experienced a new feeling of accomplishment when she gave birth to son James in 1992. Two years later, the family moved to France, where Carlisle continued to record solo albums. But all was not perfect for the pop star. Her cocaine use never stopped and, two days after her 40th birthday in 1998, Carlisle's record company informed her that they were dropping her from the label. This didn't stop Carlisle from her pattern of drug abuse. At the age of 42, she posed naked for Playboy magazine in an attempt to vitalize her career, but her drug abuse continued to hold her back professionally. Finally, in 2005 Carlisle kicked her drug habit through a combination of yoga and Alcoholics Anonymous.
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