Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton celebrates her 70th birthday on 19 January 2016Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

With her youthful spirit and fashionable looks, it may be hard to believe that Dolly Parton is celebrating her 70th birthday on Tuesday (19 January 2016). The iconic US singer has kept the charts alive for almost five decades with classic hits including Jolene, 9 To 5 and Higher And Higher.

The Tennessee-born singer became a fixture in music history following the release of her first album 1960 Hello, I'm Dolly, which launched what was to become an incredible successful career boasting Grammy Awards and Oscar nominations and even a foray into movies.

Parton's talents know no limits as she is one of the most prolific songwriters in the business, penning the majority of her own catalogue, tracks for collaborative albums with the likes of Emmylou Harris and Kenny Rodgers and also one of the most iconic songs in history, I Will Always Love You, which was later made famous by the late Whitney Houston.

The country star has notched up many notable achievements so IBTimes UK takes a look at Parton's lengthy career in numbers...

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Dolly Parton drew a crowd of 100,000 when she performed at Glastonbury in 2014Reuters

2 – Oscar nominations: In 1981, Parton scored her first Academy Award nomination for 9 To 5 in the best music, original song category. Travellin' Thru also earned her the best achievement in music written for motion pictures, original song in 2006.

5 – Golden Globe nominations: Parton's performance in the 1980 movie 9 to 5 earned her the best motion picture actress in a musical or comedy category, while she was nominated in the same category for her role in The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas in 1983.

7 – Grammy Awards: Parton has won in total, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

15 – Weeks one of Parton's biggest hits Islands In The Stream spent in the UK charts. Jolene follows closely behind at 14 weeks while 9 To 5 spent 13 weeks in the charts.

20 – Weeks Parton has spent in the top 40 chart in the UK. In 2014, the Official Charts Company named her 1974 single Jolene the singer's most downloaded song of all time.

25 – Number one singles to top the Billboard Country charts, setting a record for a female artist.

42 – Number of studio albums Parton has released since her debut Hello, I'm Dolly in 1967. Although she has never topped the Billboard 200 chart, Parton has claimed five chart-toppers with her studio albums on the Billboard Country chart.

100,000 – Estimated size of the audience Parton attracted when she performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 2014, drawing one of the biggest crowds the festival has ever seen.

$100m – Amount her 1980 movie Nine To Five reportedly grossed at the box office across North America and Canada.

Listen to Dolly Parton's 9 To 5: