After traveling all the way to Nashville, Tennessee, the record comp... ... middle of paper ... ...orgia. Their wedding featured the reading of the couple’s favorite bible verses and classical music. Carrie surprised her husband by having one of their most favorite artists Brandon Heath, sing the song, “Love Never Fails”, for the first dance together as a married couple (“Carrie Underwood’). Thompson 4 Carrie Underwood is now one of the greatest country music stars in history. She was given the opportunity to audition for American Idol, and because of that she is now living her dreams of singing professionally.
Aretha Louise Franklin was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee (bio 1). She was one of five children born to Rev. Clarence L. Franklin and Barbara (Siggers) Franklin (Moritz 132). Aretha was born into a very musical family. Her mother, Barbara, was a gospel singer and her sisters, Erma and Carolyn, are both vocalists, too (Glickman 1, Moritz 132).
Miley Cyrus is the daughter of Leticia Cyrus and famous country music artist, Billy Ray Cyrus. Her dreams are to be famous like her father. She especially wants to be known all around the world. Miley would be happy if she made her dreams come true in her home town; Nashville, Tennessee. She wants to make it as an actress and singer at a young age.
Mariah Carey was born March 27, 1970 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. Her parents are Alfred Roy Carey and Patricia Carey who was a voice coach and opera singer. Mariah Carey shocked her family when she inherited her mother's vocals so she began singing lessons at age four. Today she is one of the most known artist but is also a film actress, music producer, songwriter, and she has won many awards. The day after she graduated high school she moved to New York City to pursue her music career.
However, Katy Perry has not always been such a mainstream source of inspirational and upbeat music. The history of her persona and direction of her music has changed over the years, her most popular stage behavior has been that of a vintage, candy-clad beauty queen, and her persona identifies with everything teenagers desire. Katy Perry has possessed many stage personas in her career, first producing music under a Christian label as the daughter of a pastor, and moving on to produce controversial songs such as “I Kissed a Girl” and “Last Friday Night.” The staff at NPRmusic wrote on Perry’s transformation saying,”Her fans know her current career is actually a second take. She first tried her hand in the music world as a teenager, making Christian music as Katy Hudson. She released an album in 2001, which failed to break through.” (NPR Staff).
Not only was her mother a choir director, but her godmother was Aretha Franklin. Because of her mother’s involvement in the church, that’s where Whitney Houston got her singing roots. She would perform with her mother in the church, hoping to get discovered by a record deal, but while trying to do this, she was picked up as a model. She picked up some great accomplishments. She was such a longed for model by companies, and she ended up being one of the first African American women on the cover of Seventeen magazine.
Aretha Louise Franklin also known as the Queen of Soul was born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis Tennessee. She is known for being a solo singer, and also a very talented pianist. Soul, R&B, Jazz, and Gospel are genres that she sings. Throughout her career she signed with Colombia Records, along with some others, and has released many popular singles that would now be considered classical. Aretha was the first female artist to be introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.
Adele Adkins Biography Faith Grover Hampton-Dumont Middle School Who is the women who had won 15 Grammy Awards, is an English singer-songwriter, and is known for her very powerful voice? The correct answer is Adele! Adele is an English singer-songwriter, but she was born in England. Adele’s full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. Adele is an influential person because of her very tough childhood, her very successful way into the music world, her many awards, and the singers who had inspired her to sing.
Her mother, Cissy Houston, her cousin Dionne Warrick and godmother Aretha Franklin were all legendary figures in American gospel and soul music (A&E Television Networks). At the age 14, Whitney became a backup singer on the Michael Zager Band’s single “Life’s A Party!” Zager offered Whitney a recording contract but her mother rejected the offer, wanting her to finish school first (Marquina). At the age 15, Whitney was performing often with her mother and trying to get a record deal of her own. She also sings background vocals on Chaka Khan’s song “I’m Every Woman,” (Marquina). Around that time, she was discovered by a photographer and soon became a teenage model.
Madonna took women and sex through a quantum leap and her unique style and flair has been imprinted on pop culture forever. Besides creating major trends in music she was responsible for many fashion statements throughout the eighties and nineties (Gandee 307). Up until 1982, female sexuality was largely a suggestion of cleavage and tight-fitting jeans, then Madonna showed up in 1983 wearing her Victoria's Secrets on the outside, and all hell broke loose. Madonna Ciccone was born in 1958 near Motown, to an engineer father and homemaker mother, the eldest of eight children. The one thing baby Madonna wanted more than anything was to become famous.