Aaliyah was raised by her father, mother and brother Rashad Haughton in Detroit. At age 9 she appeared on "Star Search" (1983), the TV program and sang "My Funny Valentine", a song which her mother had sung years earlier. At age 11, she sang with Gladys Knight in a five-night stint in Las Vegas. In 1992, she began to work on her debut album with the help of singer R. Kelly. The album, "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number" was released in 1994 and received heavy praise.
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
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.
She began studying for her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She wanted more control over her music, so she opened her own production and publishing company. She also began producing and composing television and music scores. During this time, not fully focused on recording an album it was another two years until she came out with another album. In 1977 she released Blue Lights in the Basement, which was one of the top selling albums of the year.
The album sales topped the 7 million mark at home and abroad. In 1982, Quincy and Michael collaborated to produce one of the greatest albums of all time, Thriller, that lifted Michael to superstar status. Thriller sold over 40 million copies and became the highest-selling album in history. Thriller changed Michael into a sex symbol and highlighted his amazing dance moves. He electrified 50 million viewers of the 1983 Motown 25 television special by singing and dancing to “Billie Jean.” This performance included many of Michael’s trademarks that stand to this day.
Their producer, George Martin helped Brian Espstein push this group, dubbed the “Fab Four” toward international stardom by 1964. The Beetles were the first of the British Invasion of rock artists to the USA, and to date, the biggest sellers of British pop music. They toured for 3 years, and are thought to be the globe’s biggest influence on pop-rock music. They were also the most lucrative performers of all time. The Beetle-mania sensation lead the record sales up the charts, with over a billion sold in the UK, and today, have sold 177 million more records in the USA than any other
She decided to write a book on her own to share her experiences and to help guide those that are considering a career in the arts. She states, “What I came up with in the end was not the story of my life, but the autobiography of my voice” (p. xvii). In the next few chapters she discusses her family, education and apprenticeship. She was raised in New York; both of her parents were musicians and her home was always filled with music. She wrote many songs and poetry, beginning in junior high.
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.
The Beatles are one of the most influential music groups of the rock era. They are one of the most critically acclaimed bands as well as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time. Their music continues to inspire other music groups, movies, and political movements. The Beatles have sold over one billion records internationally and the number continues to grow. The Beatles were formed by John Lennon in 1957.
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.