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MadonnaMadonna ( August 16th 1958 in Bay City , Michigan as Madonna Louise Ciccone, since their communion in 1967 as Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone) is an American singer , actress , songwriter , author and designer .

Madonna was with hits such as Like a Virgin (1984), Vogue (1990) and Hung Up (2005) to a pop icon . According to RIAA, IFPI, Guinness World Records Madonna has sold more than 380 million records, so that Madonna is the most commercially successful singer in the world. Also, according to edition of the Guinness Book of World Records 2010 is Madonna, with 75 million albums sold in the U.S. and more than 125 million outside the top selling artist of all time.


Whitney Houston

Whitney-HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston, known as Whitney Houston ( Newark , 9 August 1963 ), is a singer and actress American .

Is recognized as one of the most famous, iconic and talented singers of all time, often called simply “The Voice” (ie “The Voice”) and power, purity and perfection of her voice.
His great success in the eighties led to the opening of markets hitherto closed to singers of color. His first two albums, Whitney Houston and Whitney , in fact, are among the best-selling female album in history. With them, the singer has dominated the world rankings, particularly the Billboard Hot 100 , which has placed seven singles in a row at number one, beating the record of five belonging to Diana Ross & The Supremes and the Beatles . In total, he collected 11 hits in the U.S. charts.

It is also one of the most successful women record: it is the fourth woman in the number of sales in the United States , with approximately 55 million records certified by the RIAA and its famous cover of I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton , sandwiched the soundtrack to the film The Bodyguard , is the biggest selling single in history by a woman, having certified more than 16 million copies sold, and the sixth best-selling in history. He also holds the second place in the artists’ color of the most successful, after Michael Jackson . It is estimated to have sold 180 million albums in total between disks and.
In 2008 the Guinness Book of World Records said Whitney the most awarded and popular artist in the world. The artist has won six Grammy Awards and holds the record for number of American Music Awards , having received 22 in all.


Jimi Hendrix

Jimi HendrixJames Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix, Seattle , USA , November 27 of 1942 – London , England , United Kingdom , September 18 of 1970 ) was a guitarist , singer and songwriter American . Is considered and frequently cited by various artists, for various journals in music, by several critics and the press in general and admiration and affection of the people as the greatest guitarist in rock history , and is one of the most innovative and influential artists in a wide range of genres.

Hendrix was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 .
In 2003 , the magazine Rolling Stone chose him as the best guitarist of all time . and in 2004 it included in its list of top artists of all time (No. 6). In 2009 , the American magazine Time placed it as the best guitar guitarist in history, ahead of Slash , BB King , Chuck Berry , Keith Richards , Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page among others.


Janis Joplin

Janis joplin

Janis joplin

Janis Lyn Joplin (* January 19 1943 in Port Arthur , Texas , † October 4th 1970 in Los Angeles ) was an American singer.

Janis Joplin was the daughter of Seth Ward Joplin, an employee of oil company Texaco , and Dorothy Joplin (born East) was born and had two younger siblings, Michael and Laura. Since she was often alone during her childhood, she turned to art and early poems. After extensive reading of Time magazine she began, blues – and folk music to discover for themselves. Their first public appearance was in 1958 at the Halfway House.


Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton at the rink music theater of Wetzikon , Zurich , on 19 June 1977Shaw Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (Ripley, Surrey , England , March 30 of 1945 ) is a guitarist , singer and songwriter for rock and blues , known for her mastery of the electric guitar, in particular with his Stratocaster . is known by the nickname “Slowhand” (hand motion), from his time in The Yardbirds . Clapton is a member of the Hall of Fame Rock triply, as a member of The Yardbirds, of Cream and his solo career. In view of many critics Clapton has been one of the most respected and influential artists of all time. also appears at number 4 on the list ” The 100 greatest guitarists of all time “by the magazine Rolling Stone and at number 53, a special “Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.


The Doors

The Doors in 1968

The Doors in 1968

The Doors were an American rock band . The group is one of the most influential bands of the 1960s.
The band was The Doors 1965 Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek on the beach in Venice Beach ( California based). The name was inspired by the essay by Aldous Huxley The Doors of Perception ( The Doors of Perception ), since the experiences of his Morrison Meskalinkonsums expansion of its perception as felt. Aldous Huxley took the title of his essay by quoting William Blake’s ” The Marriage of Heaven and Hell . ” It states:

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite
If the doors of perception cleansed, the people would all appear as it really is: infinite
After Morrison Manzarek recited some of his compositions (including Moonlight Drive), was that of Morrison’s poetic potential so impressed him that he proposed the formation of a band.


Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan in the sixtiesBob Dylan, born under the name Robert Allen Zimmerman ( Duluth , 24 May 1941 ) is a songwriter and composer U.S.
Also a renowned writer , poet , painter , actor and radio host , is one of the most important figures of the last fifty years in music, in the popular culture and, according to many of the literature.

Most of his best-known songs dating back to the sixties , when the artist has set as a key figure in the movement, the American protest movement. Songs like “Blowin ‘in the Wind and The Times They Are A-Changin ‘ have become the anthems of the movement anti-war and for civil rights .

The texts of his early songs address topics political , social and philosophical and literary influences are affected by, challenging the conventions of pop music and appealing to the counterculture of the time.

Over the years, Dylan has expanded his musical style and personal touch in reaching many different genres as folk , country / blues , gospel , rock and roll , rockabilly , jazz and swing , and even popular music English , Scottish and Irish .


Will smith

Will SmithWillard Christopher Smith, Jr. is an actor , film producer and singer of hip-hop American , born on 25 September 1968 at Philadelphia , in Pennsylvania .

Will smith is one of the few artists to have achieved success in three different media entertainment to the U.S. and world cinema, television and music. It quickly became famous by taking the title role in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and has appeared in several blockbusters Hollywood as Bad Boys , Independence Day and Men In Black .

It is one of the highest paid actors of Hollywood with $ 80 million earned between 1 June 2007 and 1 June 2008 , and the only actor to have turned in eight films ranked first at the American box office on their first weekend of diffusion .



capone-n-noreagaCapone-N-Noreaga (or CNN) is a rap group East Coast consists of two rappers Capone (born Kiam Holley on 8 February 1976 ) and Noreaga (born Victor Santiago on September 6 1976 ).

Capone and Noreaga grow both in the Bourroughs of Queens in New York , respectively, in the famous city of Queensbridge and that of Lefrak City , both known for their poverty and violence because of the proliferation of crack cocaine. They met in 1992 when they both worked in the canteen of the penitentiary where they were serving their sentences. They then signed in 1996 on the label of rapper Tragedy Khadafi before entering the famous magazine’s Unsigned Hype The Source . Their band name refers to the famous U.S. chain, which will make them a reputation for street reporters.


Missy Elliott

missy_elliottMissy Elliott was one of the first female superstars of hip-hop. As a rapper / singer, she had several hits such as One Minute Man, All N My Grill or Get Ur Freak On. In addition, it is one of the most successful songwriters and producers in the Hip Hop and R & B scene. So she wrote among other hits for Aaliyah , Christina Aguilera , Destiny’s Child , Monica , Pink , Janet Jackson , Mya , Mariah Carey , Tweet and Whitney Houston – often with her producing partner Timbaland , with whom she is friends with her since childhood.

In 2003 she gave up her well worn by then middle name Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott.

Early career
In the late 1980s formed Elliott, LaShawn Shellman, Chonita Radiah Scott Coleman and the R & B band Sista. Missy Elliott sang and wrote the texts for the group and made her colleagues with childhood friend Timothy “DJ Tiny Tim” Mosley known to them as of early demo tracks to produce executive producers already started. 1991-producer was Jodeci Devante Swing attention to the group, as they led him to tour his group shared an A cappella songs by Jodeci for pre lengths. Shortly thereafter, Sista covered with Mosley – the swing in rechristened Timbaland – and friend Melvin “Magoo” Barcliff to New York, where she DeVante Elektra sublabel Swing Mob signed a contract.