Definition of Joplin, Janis in English:

Joplin, Janis

proper noun

  • (1943–70), US rock and blues singer. She became a vocalist with Big Brother and the Holding Company, and gave a raw, powerful performance at the Monterey pop festival in 1967. She died from a heroin overdose just before her most successful album, "Pearl", and her number-one single "“Me and Bobby McGee”" were released in 1970.

Pronunciation:

Joplin, Janis

/ˈjäplən/