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Edith Piaf – Little sparrow of Paris

Edith Piaf - Little sparrow of Paris

Edith Piaf – Little sparrow of Paris

Edith Piaf was a French singer and actress, who became the world famous thanks to songs like Non, je ne regrette rien, La Vie en rose, Hymne à l’amour, Mon légionnaire, La Foule, Milord, Tu es partout, Mon Dieu and l’Accordéoniste.
Edith Giovanna Gassion (her real name) was born on December 19, 1915 in Paris, French Third Republic. The girl was born to failed actress Anita Maillard, who performed under the pseudonym Lin Mars, and acrobat Louis Gassion. At the beginning of the First World War he volunteered to the front. At the end of 1915 he got a two-day vacation to see his newborn daughter Edith. According to one version, the girl was named after British nurse Edith Cavell, who was shot by the Germans on October 12, 1915. Two years later, Louis learned that his wife left him and gave his daughter to her grandparents. So, Louis took his daughter to his mother, a cook in a local brothel in Bernay, a village in Normandy. Then it turned out that three-year Edith was completely blind. Grandmother Gassion and her maid took Edith to Saint Teresa. On August 25, 1921 Edith could see. She was six years old. The first thing she saw was piano keys. Soon father took Edith to Paris, where they began to work together: he showed acrobatic stunts and his nine-year-old daughter sang. Then the girl worked in cabaret Juan-les-Pins.
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Fergie Duhamel – American singer and actress

Fergie Duhamel - American singer and actress

Fergie Duhamel – American singer and actress

Fergie Duhamel, better known as Fergie, is an American singer, actress and designer.
Stacy Ann Ferguson (her real name) was born on March 27, 1975 in California in a Catholic family of Patrick Ferguson and Terry Jackson. The girl was engaged in dancing. At the age of nine the girl voiced two cartoon characters – Celli and Lucy. As a child, she was a member of the children’s show Kids Incorporated, and later joined the music group Wild Orchid. Ferguson was also a co-host of the show Great Pretenders.
In 2003 she became a singer in hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas. In the next few years Stacy Ferguson recorded six new albums with hip hop band. The girl became a real star with great number of fans and she also became a real style icon for many millions of women.
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Jennifer Lopez – brilliant actress and singer

Jennifer Lopez - brilliant actress and singer

Jennifer Lopez – brilliant actress and singer

Jennifer Lopez is an American actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer and businesswoman. During her career Jennifer has a variety of achievements, including two Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards. She has sold over 75 million records worldwide. In 2010, Lopez became a member of the jury of American Idol. On June 20, 2013 Jennifer was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is one of the most successful singers of her generation, one of the highest paid Hollywood actresses and talented businesswoman. In addition, she is one of the richest women in the world of show business and one of the most influential Spanish-speaking people of the world.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in Bronx, New York. She has two sisters. Linda Lopez is a journalist. Lopez received secondary education in a Catholic school for girls. She also studied singing and choreography since childhood. At school, Jennifer was engaged in gymnastics and played softball and tennis.
After school Lopez got a job in a law office, where she worked during the day and at night she performed in nightclubs. She was a dancer in the group New Kids on the Block. Then Jennifer danced with many artists, including Janet Jackson and Marc Anthony.
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Gwyneth Paltrow – American actress and singer

Gwyneth Paltrow - American actress and singer

Gwyneth Paltrow – American actress and singer

Gwyneth Paltrow is an American actress and singer. She is the owner of Oscar and Golden Globe awards for the lead female role in Shakespeare in Love and Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in the comedy television series The Choir.
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born on September 27, 1972 in Los Angeles into the family of film director Bruce Paltrow and famous actress Blythe Danner. Paltrow grew up in Santa Monica, California. She attended a private school for girls in New York and then briefly studied art history at Santa Monica. Paltrow has younger brother Jake who has become quite well-known film director and cousin Katherine Moennig who is also an actress.
Her debut film was Scream, and then she had a small role in the movie Captain Hook directed by Steven Spielberg, a friend of her family. Later she starred together with Brad Pitt in the movie Seven.
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Azealia Banks – American rapper

Azealia Banks – American rapper

Azealia Banks – American rapper

Azealia Banks is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. Banks became famous in 2011 when topped the Cool List in New Musical Express magazine. In December of the same year she took the third place in the BBC Sound of 2012. Her debut single 212 recorded with the participation of Lazy Jay was released on December 6, 2011 and took the 20th place in the charts of the UK.
Azealia Amanda Banks was born on May 31, 1991 in Harlem, New York. Her father died when she was two years old, and her mother raised Azealia and two elder sisters herself. Since childhood the girl was interested in musical theater, acting and singing. At the age of 10 she began performing in non-commercial musicals as a part of TADA Theater. In addition to solo performances, she received three major roles in productions. Banks studied at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts located in Manhattan. However, she didn’t finish high school and followed her dream to become a musician.
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Bruce Springsteen – rock and folk musician

Bruce Springsteen - rock and folk musician

Bruce Springsteen – rock and folk musician

Bruce Springsteen is an American rock and folk musician and songwriter, cultural icon. He became known for his rock songs with poetic texts, the main theme of which is his birthplace, New Jersey. According to Rolling Stone magazine he is on the 23th place in the list of the greatest singers in music history. He is a winner of twenty Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe awards.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born on September 23, 1949 in Freehold, New Jersey. He was the first child and only son of Adele and Douglas Springsteen. Two girls, Ginny and Pam, would follow. Springsteen was inspired to pursue a career in music after seeing Elvis Presley and the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. 13-year-old Bruce got a guitar as a present from his mother. The first song the young boy learned to play was Twist and Shout by The Beatles.
In adolescence Springsteen played in several rock bands. One of these bands was The Castiles. By the early 1970s he settled in New York’s Greenwich Village, where he performed songs.
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George Michael – successful pop singer

George Michael - successful pop singer

George Michael – successful pop singer

George Michael was a British singer, poet and composer of Greek origin. During his musical career (solo and as part of the duo Wham!) nearly 100 million copies of his records were sold. He is a winner of two Grammy awards – Album of the Year (Faith, 1988) and Best R&B duo (with Aretha Franklin song I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), 1987).
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (his real name) was born on June 25, 1963 in London.
His musical career began in 1981 when he and his school friend Andrew Ridgeley formed the band The Executives. The group wasn’t successful and Michael together with Ridgeley decided to perform as a duo called Wham!. Despite the huge commercial success of the songs Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go and Last Christmas, the group disbanded in 1986. Their singles Careless Whisper (1984) and A Different Corner (1986) were actually performed by George Michael.
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