At this moment we present one of the most popular singers in this poll. They were selected and presented randomly.
Anna Mae Bullock, known by her stage name Tina Turner, was born on November 26, 1939, Nutbush, Tennessee, United States. Is an African American, Native American, R&B, pop, rock and soul singer, Buddhist and occasional actress probably best known for her scorching performances with the Ike and Tina Turner Revue and for her remarkable solo comeback in the mid-1980s. Tina Turner is noted for her overpowering stage presence — long legs, big hair, and powerful voice. Ike and Tina Turner recorded a number of hits in the 1960s, including “A Fool In Love”, “It’s Gonna Work out Fine”, and the legendary “River Deep, Mountain High” (with producer Phil Spector). Their signature hit became their frantic rendition of “Proud Mary” (1971). Tina divorced Ike in 1978, alleging years of physical abuse and infidelity. After a series of guest appearances on the albums of other artists, she released her debut solo album, Private Dancer, in 1984. It was a triumph, both critically and commercially, garnering three Grammy Awards and selling more than 20 million copies worldwide.
Barbra Joan Streisand was born on April 24, 1942,in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning singer, actress, producer, director, composer, songwriter. Named the best selling female singer of the 20th Century. She has sold more than 68 million records, with 47 gold, 28 platinum and 13 multi-platinum discs. Barbra is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards, as well as the American Film Institutes Lifetime Achievement honor and the Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin Award.
Karen Anne Carpenter was born on March 2, 1950, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. She was an American singer and drummer. Karen and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo The Carpenters. They were the biggest-selling group of the 70s. No fewer than ten of their singles went on to become million-sellers, and by 2005 combined worldwide sales of albums and singles well exceeded 100 million units. Hamous hits: “Close to You” “We’ve Only Just Begun”, “Rainy Days and Mondays”, “Superstar”, “Top of the World”. Yet the Carpenters were much more than creators of beautifully crafted and hugely successful hit records. Within the space of just a few years their unique and inimitable sound had brought a new dimension to the world of popular music. Karen Carpenter suffered from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder which was little known at the time. She died at age 32 from heart failure caused by complications related to her illness.
Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan. Ross began singing in a group with friends Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and Barbara Martin as a teenager. Martin eventually dropped out, but the remaining members of the group became the internationally successful 1960s R&B and pop trio, the Supremes (which was later Diana Ross and the Supremes). Signed to Motown Records by record producer and label founder Berry Gordy, Jr., in 1961, the Supremes scored its first number one hit with the song “Where Did Our Love Go?” (1964). In all the trio scored 12 number one hits, including “Stop! In the Name of Love” (1965) and “Someday We Will Be Together” (1969). Ross left the Supremes for solo career in 1969 and hit the charts the next year with the songs “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. The next decade she started with her album Diana (1980), which contained the hits “Upside Down” and “I’m Coming Out”. With her new record label MCA, she recorded “Muscles” (1982), written by Michael Jackson, which did well on the charts. Later in the decade, though, her sales began to falter. Although she was still singing and recording but on much smaller scale.
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was born in Bay City, Michigan, on August 16, 1958. In 1979, Madonna started dating Dan Gilroy, who introduced her to the head of a vaudeville review in Paris, and she spent some time in France working as a showgirl. During this trip she fell in love with the combination of singing and performing. When she returned to the states in 1980, she joined Gilroy’s band as its drummer and later became its lead singer. Madonna formed several different bands of her own over the next few years, including Madonna & The Sky, The Millionaires and Emmy. In 1981, Madonna decided to start singing and performing solo. Friend Stephen Bray, a musician in her band, wrote her first hit, “Everybody”, and Madonna got the recordings to New York music producer Mark Kamins. Kamins then helped Madonna score a record deal with Sire Records. “Everybody” hit No. 1 on the dance charts in 1982. Using the success of the song, Madonna convinced Sire to produce the full-length album, Madonna, in 1983. The album was a steady success, and included the hit singles “Borderline,” “Lucky Star” and “Holiday.” In 1985 was release of follow-up album, Like a Virgin, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Chart and went platinum within a month.
Whitney Houston was born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey. By the time she turned 15, Whitney was seen performing often with her mother and trying to get a record deal of her own. When she was 19, Whitney Houston was discovered in a nightclub by the renowned Clive Davis of Arista Records, who signed her immediately and helped her to get a career she always wanted from gospel where she started to pop stardom. She released her debut album when she was 22 and scored three No. 1 singles. Whitney (1987) delivered four more No. 1s and earned her first Grammy, with later albums including I’m Your Baby Tonight (1990) and My Love Is Your Love (1998) as well as soundtracks to The Bodyguard (1992) and Waiting to Exhale (1995). With her marriage to singer Bobby Brown in 1992 and a problem with drug use, Houston’s career got off track. She eventually came back in 2009’s with album I Look to You. Houston died from accidental drowning in a hotel on February 11, 2012.
Janet Jackson was born on May 16, 1966, in Gary, Indiana. The youngest of nine children born to Joseph Walter Jackson and his wife, Katherine, Jackson grew up surrounded by show business family. Janet Jackson first appeared on stage in April 1974, singing and acting alongside her brother Randy in the Jackson family’s Las Vegas act. In 1982 with some help from her brother Michael, she released her debut album Janet Jackson. Jackson reached major success in 1986 with Control, released on the A&M label. Control, produced with the writing-producing team of Jimmy Jam (James Harris III) and Terry Lewis, sold eight million copies worldwide and featured two No. 1 singles, “What Have You Done For Me Lately” and the title track. Nominated for three Grammy Awards and nine American Music Awards, it actually won two of them latter. Jackson’s star was rising until an incident at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2004 caused a slight falter. During a live performance with Justin Timberlake, Jackson’s right breast was exposed during a “costume reveal”. The “wardrobe malfunction” stunt caused an uproar among both fans and the Federal Communications Commission, and Jackson subsequently failed to appear at the Grammy Awards.
Sarah Brightman was born on August 14, 1960, in Berkhamsted, England. Sarah began singing and dancing at the age of three. In 1981 Sarah made her West End musical theater debut in Cats and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. She went on to star in several Broadway musicals, including the worlds best known The Phantom of the Opera, where she originated the role of Christine Daaé. In 1987, the Original London Cast Album of the musical was released in CD format and sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the biggest-selling cast album of all time. Sarah Brightman is the world’s biggest selling Soprano. She started the classical crossover music movement and she is possessing a vocal range of over 3 octaves. Sarah is the only artist to have simultaneously topped the Billboard dance and classical music charts. You could hear her voice out from theaters, arenas, cathedrals, world heritage centers and Olympic stadiums. Today, she remains among the world’s best performers, with global sales of 30 million units having received more than 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries.
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