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A. R. Rahman Biography


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A.R Rahman (Tamil: ஏ. ஆர். ரஹ்மான், Hindi: ऐ.आर. रहमान) (* January 6, 1966 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) is a composer, producer and musician of India.

Has sold over 200 million cassettes, one of the largest sellers of musical history. His career is tied to the movies for being a composer of many songs from Bollywood movies. It has sold over 100 million records which were published songs written for these films.

AR Rahman was early attached to music as well as information technology, located in the synthesizer , the means of renewing the Indian film music by experimenting with various new processes. He began his career with Roja (“Rose” in French, 1992 ), film in Tamil of Mani Ratnam and Rangeela (1995) of Ram Gopal Varma in Hindi .

Rahman is behind the rebirth of film music , introducing the use of computers in music movies Bollywood without abandoning the cultural heritage of India. It has been widely criticized in India for this syncretic mix of modern and traditional Indian instruments . That did not stop him from being more creative over the years and become the undisputed leader of the composers of film music in India. Each of his film music was a hit.

The ‘Mozart of Madras “(pianist Oxford graduate) presented the honor the national anthem of India with his album Vande Mataram ( 1997 ), which is a tribute to the hard-won independence of India . More recently he has composed an album called Jana-Gana-Mana , an enormous compilation of songs that play in all the major artists of Indian music .

In 2008 he composed the music for the film Slumdog Millionaire , where he won two Oscars in February 2009 .

He is the author and interpreter of Jiyo Utho Jeeto Bado, official song of the 2010 Commonwealth Games .

Rahman has sold a total of two hundred million albums, not counting pirated copies in circulation.Among the instruments used for songs, highlights of keyboards like piano, or drum, also include the guitar.

 

Bob Marley


Bob Marley during a concert in the Hallenstadion in ZurichRobert Nesta Marley, Bob Marley said, born on 6 February 1945 in Nine Miles , St. Ann parish in Jamaica , died on 11 May 1981 at Miami ( Florida ), the United States , was a singer and songwriter performer of reggae music of Jamaica .

Bob Marley met his lifetime a worldwide success, and remains to this day the musician best known and most revered reggae, while being regarded as one who helped the Jamaican music and movement Rastafarian experiencing a global audience . Bob Marley has sold over 200 million records worldwide (it is the largest seller of records reggae history).
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Joe


Joe_ThomasJoseph Lewis Thomas (born July 5, 1972), usually credited simply as Joe, is an American R&B singer and record producer.

Early life and career

Joe is a native of Morris, Georgia and later moved to Opelika, Alabama. The son of two preachers, Joe spent much time in church singing, playing guitar, and even directing the choir. He was influenced in his early career by gospel performers such as The Winans, Commissioned, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong. Joe also grew to love soul legends such Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye as well as contemporary stars such as Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat.

1990s

-Joe_playing_guitarJoe graduated from high school and continued to sing and write music while working at occasional temporary jobs. Finally, he traveled to New Jersey, hoping to make connections in the music industry. While working at a gospel record store and continuing his music education through a local church, he met producer Vincent Herbert and recorded a three-song demo tape. He signed to Polygram/Mercury and in 1993 released his album debut, Everything. This album produced a minor hit for him and he was subsequently released from his contract. Joe also had a song called “All the Things” that appeared on the soundtrack to the Wayans Brothers film Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (the brothers later used songs from Joe in loves scenes in their various films over the years). This song was the only smash hit from the entire album. Joe then signed to Jive Records for his 1997 album, All That I Am. This proved to be his breakthrough album, reaching #13 on the. Billboard 200 album charts and number 4 on the R&B charts. The hit singles from this album included the Top 5 R&B/Top 20 pop hit “All the Things Your Man Won’t Do”, the Top 5 R&B/Top 40 pop hit “Don’t Wanna Be a Player”, produced by Rodney Jerkins, and “The Love Scene”. “Don’t Wanna Be a Player”, produced by Rodney Jerkins, was also featured on the Booty Call soundtrack, helping its success. All That I Am eventually went platinum in the US. Joe remixed a duet by Barry White and Tina Turner called “Never in Your Dreams” and wrote and produced debut albums by Ideal and Déjà Groove in the late 1990s. Joe also sang on the remix of Big Punisher’s “Still Not a Player”, produced by Knobody, which interpolated Joe’s “Don’t Wanna Be a Player”. Joe sang the background vocals on Brandy’s track “Angel in Disguise” on her sophomore 1998 album, Never Say Never.

Joe appeared on the track “Thank God I Found You” with Mariah Carey which appeared on her Rainbow album. This song was released as the second single and came a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. This track also became a hit internationally, helping to raise Joe’s profile in other parts of the world.