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.
Jesus Take The Wheel, Reached number one on the charts, and Don’t Forget To Remember Me, reached number two. And then the songs Wasted, and Before He Cheats, came shortly after that and before she knew it, she had completed a whole album. She traveled all around North America, to begin her first tour in 2006. Underwood won many awards with her first album. Some included; Top New Female Vocalist of the year, Breakthrough Video of the year, Breakthrough Artist of the year, and was nominated for Favorite Female Artist of the year.
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.
In August he began filming his first movie, Love Me Tender, which was released three months later and recouped its $1 million cost in three days. Elvis’ hit singles that year were all certified gold; they included “Heartbreak Hotel, “I Was the One”, “Blue Suede Shoes” , “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” , “Don’t Be Cruel” b/w “Hound Dog”,“ My Baby Left Me”, “Love Me Tender”, “Anyway You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be)”, “Love Me”, and “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold”. (Simon, after this Elvis career started to slow down, he gain weight and became less attractive. (Covach & Flory, 2015, p.
Mariah Carey has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide, was certified 8x RIAA-platinum, and yielded a record-setting four consecutive #1 singles: "Vision of Love," "Love Takes Time," "Someday," and "I Don't Wanna Cry." The title track of 1992's quadruple-platinum Emotions generated her fifth consecutive #1 single, placing Mariah Carey in the Top Ten All-Time achievers of Most Consecutive #1 Hits. Emotions earned Mariah two Grammy nominations ("Best Pop Vocal, Female" and, with Walter Afanasieff, "Best Producer") and an American Music Award ("Favorite Female Artist, Soul/ R&B"). On March 17, 1992, Mariah appeared on MTV Unplugged, leading to the release of Mariah's sixth #1 single ("I'll Be There") as well as an EP which has been certified triple platinum in the U.S. and has sold more than five million copies worldwide. In 1993, Mariah released Music Box, an album which as sold more than 24 million copies worldwide, has been certified ten times RIAA platinum, and generated her seventh and eighth #1 singles "Dreamlover" and "Hero" as well as the Top 10 hit "Without You."
She is also known to the world as the “Queen of Soul”. She went on tour with her father’s traveling revival and later released her very first recording under the album, Spirituals, when she was 14 years old. Similar to Bessie Smith, Aretha Franklin was signed by Columbia Records. There she released several classics such as, I’ll Keep on Smiling and I Still Can’t Forget. Years later (1966) she signed to Atlantic Records where she recorded I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) and Respect which both sold millions.
She quickly hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts, and sold 25 million copies of her album (“Britney Spears”). Spears received four awards at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards (“Britney Spears”). Next, she released her single, “Oops!... I Did It Again” in 2000, which was a huge hit (“Britney Spears”).
Shirley Bassey The 61-year-old star had her first Number One hit with As I Love You in January 1959. More recently she sang at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup at the Millennium Stadium in her home town. She also recorded the World Cup theme with opera singer Bryn Terfel. Last month she unveiled her wax double at the famous Madame Tussaud's waxworks in London. She was born Shirley Veronica Bassey on January 8, 1937, the youngest of seven children.
In 1995, Evans released her debut album, Faith, which went platinum on the strength of the hit RB singles "You Used to Love Me" and "Soon as I Get Home." The same year, she met fellow Bad Boy artist the Notorious B.I.G. (some accounts say at a photo shoot, others a phone conversation) and married him after a courtship of just nine days; shortly thereafter, she guested on a remix of his smash single "One More Chance." Over the next couple of years, Evans continued her behind-the-scenes work, performing and writing for records by the likes of Color Me Badd and LSG. She and Biggie also had a son, Christopher Wallace Jr., in late 1996; however, by that point, their marriage had already become strained.
A year after her break up with destiny child in 2005 beyonce released her sophomore solo album titled B’Day on her birthday September 4, 2006. She released her third solo album I am…Sasha Fierce November 2008. Jon Pareles of The New York Times commented that she has the voice that defines Destiny Child, writing that her voice is "velvety yet tart, with an insistent flutter and reserves of soul belting".James Anthony of The Guardian says that Beyonce’s voice is distinctive and fast, with almost hiccuping vocal technique. Other critics praise Knowles’ range and power. Singing is not the only Beyonce makes money she is als... ... middle of paper ... ...SOS" and J. C. Penney.