She began her recording career in 1960, and achieved immediate success. Her first three albums, Joan Baez, Joan Baez, Vol. 2, and Joan Baez in Concert all achieved gold record status, and stayed on the charts of hit albums for two years.  Baez has had a popular hit song with "Diamonds & Rust" and hit covers of Phil Ochs's "There but for Fortune" and The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". Other songs associated with Baez include "Farewell, Angelina", "Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word", "Joe Hill", "Sweet Sir Galahad" and "We Shall Overcome".
After signing with Hollywood Records, Duff expanded her repertoire to include pop music and has released several albums. Her debut studio album Metamorphosis (2003) was RIAA-certified triple platinum while the subsequent studio album Hilary Duff (2004) and compilation album Most Wanted (2005) were both certified platinum. She exhibited a more adult image with the release of Dignity (2007), which displayed a shift to more of a dance-oriented sound. Certified gold, the album spawned her highest charting US single to date "With Love" which also peaked at number 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart, becoming the first of her three consecutive number ones on that chart. Prior to the release of Best of Hilary Duff (2008), a compilation of her greatest hits, Duff had sold thirteen million albums worldwide and had performed across the world on four concert tours.
When Lavigne was 14, her parents would take her to karaoke sessions. Lavigne also performed at country fairs, singing songs by Garth Brooks, The Dixie Chicks, and Shania Twain. She also began writing her own songs. Her first song was called “Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, about a teenage crush, which she described as “cheesy cute”. …In 1999, Lavigne won a radio contest to perform with fellow Canadian singer Shania Twain at the Corel Centre (now Scotiabank Place) in Ottawa, before an audience of 20,000 people.
On November 2, 2005, her funeral was held in a church in Detroit and she was taken to the cemetery by a horse drawn hearse. The service was seven hours long and thousands of people showed up holding white balloons and as her hearse passed by them they let go of the balloons. In honor of her death all flags were ordered to be flown at half mast. As the world mourned of losing a legendary human in history they
Last year the band tied Britney Spears with eight sold-out shows at Los Angeles Staples Center. On April 16, 2012, the band returned to Los Angeles for a record breaking three sold out nights at the Staples Center jumping past Britney Spears for a record of eleven shows”( http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/touring/mana-jumps-past-britney-spears-in-record-1006779752.story). On May 1st, 2012, Mana’ performed at the Pepsi Center for their second leg of their Drama Y Luz World Tour here in Denver, Colorado. The band had not performed a show in Denver for over ten years. The show lasted for 2 hours and twenty minutes.
When she was 19, Whitney Houston was discovered in a nightclub by the renowned Clive Davis of Arista Records, who signed her immediately and took the helm of her career as she navigated from gospel to pop stardom. Her debut album “Whitney Houston” became the biggest-selling album by a debut artist. Several hit singles, including 'Saving All My Love For You', 'How Will I Know', 'You Give Good Love', and 'The Greatest Love of All', were released from the album, setting her up for a Beatles-beating seven consecutive US number ones. In 1989 she teamed up with Aretha Franklin on the R&B hit "It Isn't, It
Recently there are two great entertainers - Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie, known as Madonna, and Britney Spears, compared one to another as the “”Queens of pop”. They are both American female recording artists and entertainers. However, Madonna is born in Bay City, Michigan on August 16, 1958, while Britney is born in Macomb, Mississippi. In the same way they are both singers, dancers, songwriters, actresses, and authors, and they both use their vocals, but they play on different instruments. Madonna play on guitar and percussion, while Britney plays piano.
He split the story into 5 mini chapters. “So she vanquished them, horse and foot, just as she had vanquished their fathers thirty years before about the smell.” (2) She had been told by Colonel Sartoris that she no longer had to pay taxes for the rest of her life, but when the new Aldermen called on her to collect the tax money 10 years after the Colonel died and didn’t know what she was talking about. The town had no record of what she was saying, so they didn’t believe her. So, after they finished explaining, she explained to them that she didn’t have to pay taxes, and vanquished them out of her house. Then it went 30 years further back, to explain why she vanquished their fathers.
She worked with famous artists such as Britney Spears, New Kids on the Block, Fergie, Pussycat Dolls, and Akon who later signed her to his record label, Kon Live Distribution. In less than a year, she became the next pop star phenomenon. Her first album, The Fame, was a huge success and was the best-selling debut album in 2009. Her single Bad Romance was viewed 288 million times on YouTube, and her tracks have reached 20 million downloads this year, (Smillie.) Using the concepts of Stickiness Factor, Connectors, Mavens, and the Power of Context, Lady Gaga has reached her tipping point.
Gaga came to prominence as a recording artist following the release of her debut album The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success that topped charts around the world and included the international number-one singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". After embarking on the Fame Ball Tour, Gaga followed the album with The Fame Monster (2009), which spawned the worldwide hit singles "Bad Romance", "Telephone" and "Alejandro" and allowed her to embark on the eighteen-month long Monster Ball Tour, which later became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time. Her most recent album Born This Way (2011), topped the charts of several major markets and generated more international chart-topping singles that include "Born This Way", "Judas" and "The Edge of Glory". Aside her musical career, Gaga has also involved herself with humanitarian causes and LGBT activism. Influenced by such acts as David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Queen, Gaga is well-recognized for her flamboyant, diverse and outré contributions to the music industry through fashion, performance and music videos.