C. May 1994, Michael and Lisa Maria Presley got married. D. Had his first child, Prince Michael Jackson Jr. with his long time friend Debbie Rowe E. Second Child: Paris Michael Katherine Jackson in May 1998. VI. Accomplishments and Inspirations A. Biggest Selling Album Of All Time B.
Brenda Smith Mr. Arcuri Period 5 14 March 2013 Aaliyah Dana Haughton Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York. Although she was born in Brooklyn, she was raised in Detroit, Michigan. She started her singing career at the age of 15 with her freshman album, "Age Ain't Nothing' But A Number", with top singles such as "Back and Forth" and "At Your Best (You Are Loved)". After breaking her partnership with producer, R. Kelly, Aaliyah quickly began recording with hotshot producer Timberland. She had a successful follow-up album in 1996, "One In A Million".
When she was 11 years old, she performed with her uncle’s (Barry Hankerson) ex-wife, Gladys Knight. At age 12 was the beginning of her music success. Barry was the manager for an R&B singer known as R. Kelly. R. Kelly was a very popular producer singer as he is now. With his help Aaliyah first album dropped, it was called” Age Ain’t nothing But a Number”.
Her role as federal marshal Karen Sisco in Steven Soderbergh’s Out of Sight, a film based on the Elmerd Leonard novel and co-starring Gorge Clooney, further enhanced her image as a bankable movie star. Music Career Lopez's musical career also began to take off, as she released her debut Latin pop album, On the 6 in June 1999. The album, fueled by the success of her hit single, "If You Had My Love," went platinum within two weeks, making Lopez—along with Ricky Martin—one of the most influential examples of the growing Latin cultural influence in pop music. Early in 2000, Lopez was nominated for Best Dance Performance for her second hit single "Waiting for Tonight," but lost the award to veteran diva Cher. In the
(Biography 1) The brink of her successful career was short lived due to a traumatic murder caused by the betrayal of Yolanda Saldivar. Selena was a Tejano artist that changed the style of music by uniting a clash of several cultures and therefore leaving a mark in history even after her death. (Texas 2) Fame never comes without a price and Selena paid that price by living a short, difficult childhood. While eight year old girls were outside having fun Selena was out singing at bars, weddings, fairs, and restaurants. She lived in an unstable household that eventually relied on the family band, “Selena y Los Dinos”, to eat and have a roof over their heads.
She attended Cleveland Heights High School where she finished one year but circumstances would not permit her to walk the stage along -side her fellow family and friends. In the year 2001 Shondreya Emmanuel landed a job at Hollywood Video and within two years she became the youngest person in Ohio to manage a Hollywood Video store. In March of 2002 Shondreya became the mother of a beautiful baby girl Shatya Denaye Emmanuel and she couldn’t have been happier. In
Rihanna dramatically changes her image/style of music with great ease in order to be in sync with how she is feeling in her life at that point in time and to exhibit to the world what she is going through which then leads to a deeper connection with her fans. Rihanna no doubt has an amazing talent, and has been recognised as one of the greatest artists of all time internationally, which is an achievement that should be dually noted in the record books. Rihanna is usually shown in a positive light in the media. In an article written on the Rihanna and Chris Brown assault issue; Rihanna was quoted saying "It was a life-changing experience for both of us. The best way that we can both win is if we come out learning from it and sharing with others, so they don't have to go through it like we did’’ This is an extremely mature and responsible decision to make, to speak out like she did to help others who might be unfortunate
Selena is a great role model to children and as well as teenagers because she is a woman who ‘does it all’ and is driven to succeed. Not only is she an actress, but she is also a business woman with her own clothing line and has a music career touring worldwide. She inspires many of her fans to do just about anything they put their minds to. Regardless of the death threats she gets for dating Justin Bieber, she manages to keep her head up and have a positive outlook in life. She is definitely not a typical young Hollywood star because she stays grounded and has a kind relationship with her fans.
Joy Gary English 103 20 Feet from Stardom Behind every great star is great singing talent backing them up. Backup vocalists are the voices behind the greatest rock, pop, and R&B hits of all time; but no one knows their name. Morgan Neville, director of the 2013 documentary of 20 Feet from Stardom follows the lives of behind the scenes backup singers and stars. His curiosity inspired the making of this film. He shines an overdue spotlight on the hit making contributions of long time and short time backup singers such as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, and Lisa Fisher.
I. PROBLEM American Idol holds the distinction of popularizing the singing competition genre across the world. It has spawned 345 Billboard Chart toppers in its first ten years, and has created an unprecedented impact on the Music and Television industry. Its mechanics have served as the blueprint for many successful shows. Nigel Lythgoe, the executive producer of American Idol, has been a successful figure in the Film and TV industry for decades.