Michael Jackson: A Star Among Stars Michael Jackson is the biggest pop star of the 80s, and is one of the most popular musi-cians of all time. Jackson stood out from the crowd with his unique voice, eye-popping dance moves, dominant stage presence and musical versatility. Michael Jackson had 12 number 1 rec-ords, 51 million copies sold of Thriller, 80 million copies of the others and 13 Grammy Awards but beneath all the numbers there was a man whose achievements were far greater. His success in the ‘80s opened up white America to black music. Without Jackson there is no Prince, no Chris Brown and no Usher.
She became the World No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and regained this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013, becoming the oldest world no. 1 player in WTA's history. Williams is also widely regarded to be one of the greatest female tennis players in history.  She is the only female player to have won over $50 million in prize money.
She also appeared in Money Train (1995), opposite Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson and in Jack (1996), directed by Francis and starring Robin Willson. Lopez's first big break came in 1997, when she was chosen to play the title role in Selena, a biopic of the Tejano pop singer Selena Quintillana Perez, who was killed by a crazed fan in 1995. She earned widespread praise for her performance, including a Golden Globe nomination, and became the highest-paid actress in history with her paycheck of $1 million. That same year, Lopez starred in the forgettable Anaconda and in Blood and Wine, opposite Jack Nicholson. 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.
Kali Mitchell Mrs. Elliott English 1101 28 September 2012 Madonna of the new millennium “Forbes recently ranked her the most powerful and influential entertainer in the world. She has hundreds of fan Web sites, a video game, a Pepsi commercial, dozens of dolls in her image, a charity foundation, a movie, three hit albums, and multitudinous music videos-all before the age of 21” (Peters). Without a doubt, this is Britney Spears. She is anything but ordinary to the pop music industry. She deserves to be in our hall of fame because she beat her underprivileged childhood, for holding many awards and recognitions for her popular singles, for her amazing comeback from a tragic downfall, and her charity work.
She followed this album with “The Fame Monster” and “Born this Way” both hitting the charts at high levels. Each song she produces just good or even better than the last. The song “Born this Way” broke a world record by selling more than 1 million copies in just 5 days. She’s also produced and performed with many famous and well-known artists. Including Akon, who signed her, Elton John, Cher, Nicki Minaj, and multiple singles with Beyoncé.
Whitney Huston Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American recording artist, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, The Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. I think that Whitney Houston was one of the world's best-selling music artists. She has sold approximately 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. Even I have heard of her name since I was young.
Beyonce Giselle Knowles or otherwise known as Beyonce is a multi-talented artist who is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, business entrepreneur, fashion label owner designer and on top of that, a mother. She is one of the most influential female artists in the pop culture due to her “Beyonce Effect” that takes over the world which saved her a spot at number two on Forbes 2010 The Celebrity List (2012 Starpulse.com). She started her music career as the lead singer of RnB girl group called “Destiny’s Child” which put her under the limelight as the powerhouse singer with her defined vocal register and power to her performance on stage. Beyonce who was born and raised in Houston, Texas was already influenced by music from a very young age
Discovery Paper- Ella Fitzgerald “Who gave you permission to rearrange me? Certainly, certainly not me… the world is mines, when I wake up, I don’t need nobody telling me the time.” The above lyrics come from my favorite song from one of my favorite female artists, Erykah Badu. The song, “Certainly”, was from her 1997 debut album, Baduism. Considered to be one of the pioneers in the neo-soul movement, Badu’s music, in my opinion, is perfect combination of R&B, jazz, blues, and soul, with a surge of hip-hop. She’s known at her shows for her impromptu style; she’ll perform a brand new song at random, or do a call-and-response section in the middle of her song unbeknownst to her band and/or back-up singers.
India is the world’s premier center for diamond cutting and polishing. Nine out of every 10 stones sold in the world pass through India. India has the highest number of annual bulk drugs filings (77) with USFDA. Indians are the richest immigrant class in the US, with nearly 200,000 millionaires. India is ranked the sixth country in the world in terms of satellite launches.