Since then, she was able to show her talent on tv and even act on shows and movies. Her high voice, unique styles for every album, and her experience; has made her a pop star. Christian’s net worth, is now $130 million as of 2017. Aguilera, went on one of Justin Timberlake’s Justified tour, which later was named ‘Stripped World Tour’. (Contactmusic, 2017).
Aretha’s style of music was also wid... ... middle of paper ... ...o 2). She had become the female artist with the second most Grammys of all time with a whopping eighteen Grammys (bio 1). She has also received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy Living Legend Award (Sony 1). In 1987, Aretha was the first woman ever to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 (Glickman 2). Many years later, in 2005, she received a Presidential Medal of Freedom honor (Sony 1).
Across the world, she has sold over fourteen million albums and has had fourteen number one singles. Winning five Grammys, Carrie has also "won 6 American Music Awards, 6 People Choice Awards, 7 CMT Music Awards, 9 American Country Awards, and 7 BMI Songwriter Awards." ("Carrie Underwood Bio") The Country Music Association, along side, the Academy of Country Music awarded Underwood Female of the Year three times each. In her career, she is the only artist to achieved Female Artist twice in the forty years they have had this award. Alongside these awards, she also won an ACM Triple Crown Award ("Carrie Underwood Bio").
“Whitney Houston” (the name of her first album) was a huge success. Two of her most famous singles, How Will I Know and Saving All My Love For You were at the top of the charts for 14 non-consecutive weeks, a huge success for her debut. She even won a Grammy for one of those songs. After the success of her first album, she released her second album, “Whitney.” The album went platinum and she won another Grammy for her hit song, I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me). Around the same time of her second release, she started her charity fund, the Whitney Houston Foundation for Children.
The other group members were Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. In 1961 the group was signed to Motown Records by Berry Gordy Jr. (Diana Ross) They became very successful with 12 number one pop singles, plenty of television appearances, sold-out concerts, and various gold recordings. “At the height of the civil rights movement, they were also embraced by the world as symbols of black achievement and black womanhood. “ (Simon & Schuster) Their music catered to adults as well as teens. They were the top female group of the 60s and set records that no group has been able to compete with.
By the early 1920s she was one of the most popular Blues singers in vaudeville. In 1923 she made her recording debut on Columbia, accompanied by pianist Clarence Williams. They recorded "Gulf Coast Blues" and "Down Hearted Blues." The record sold more than 750,000 copies that same year, rivaling the success of Blues singer Mamie Smith (no relation). Throughout the 1920s Smith recorded with many of the great Jazz musicians of that era, including Fletcher Henderson, James P. Johnson, Coleman Hawkins, Don Redman and Louis Armstrong.
"When I'm on stage I feel at home" - Ella Fitzgerald ELLA FITZGERALD Entitled "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most famous female jazz singer in the United States for about more than half a century. In her life time, she won more than 10 Grammy Awards, and also earned the title “The First Lady of Song.”Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, prefect and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, jazz, blue, and imitate every several instruments. She worked with all the jazz musicians, like Duke Ellington,Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and even Benny Goodman. She performed at top places all over the world.
She proved that her success as a new artist wasn't a mistake, with her album reaching number 1. Alicia Keys also took home several Grammys for her 2nd album, including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance by a Group or Duo with Vocals for her duet with Usher on the song "My Boo." Alicia Keys' seemingly unstoppable career continued in 2007 with the release of an new album As I Am. The album also reached number 1, selling more than 740,000 copies in its first week, the best sales that she ever received during the first week of an album's release. The album garnered her two more Grammys.
Her single, “How will I Know,” hits number one and video on MTV, making her the first female artist to earn that distinction. She also wins her first Grammy and the best album of 1986 by Rolling Stone (Marquina). In 1987, Whitn... ... middle of paper ... ...9573/the-life-of-whitney-houston-a-timeline-aug-9-1963-feb-11-2012>. "Whitney Houston Biography." bio.
Mariah Carey, the biggest-selling female recording artist of the 1990's was born and raised in New York by her mother, a former opera singer with the New York City Opera and a vocal coach, Mariah Carey began singing at age four. By the time she was in junior high school, she had begun to write songs. After her high school graduation, she got her fist big break, singing backup for Brenda K. Starr, a break that led to her signing with Columbia Records. And now Mariah is not only a singer, but also a writer and producer. Mariah Carey has had more #1 singles than any female artist, surpassing both the Supremes (12) and Madonna (11), and more #1's than any currently active recording artist.