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Mandy Moore – sweet candy

Mandy Moore – sweet candy

Mandy Moore – sweet candy

Since childhood Mandy Moore knew she was going to be a star. Now she is an American actress and pop singer, winner of the Young Hollywood award in 2003.
Amanda Leigh Moore was born on April 10, 1984 in Nashua, New Hampshire. Soon her family moved to Orlando, Florida. She has brothers Scott Moore and Kyle. At the age of nine Moore started singing and acting. She also spent seven years performing as a cheerleader for Pop Warner football.
She sang The Star-Spangled Banner for all major sports teams and for Chris Evert’s Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament. Mandy was named the National Anthem Girl. She also appeared in a Mexican teen magazine.
In 1999, Moore was involved in a joint tour with Backstreet Boys. Her first album, So Real was released in December 1999 and took 31th place in the US Billboard 200.
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Shakira – famous singer

Shakira – famous singer

Shakira – famous singer

Shakira is an internationally famous singer, songwriter, dancer, music producer, choreographer and model, widely known as the most successful Latin American singer. Shakira has won many awards, including five MTV Video Music Awards, two Grammy Awards, eight Latin Grammy, seven Billboard Music Awards, twenty-eight Billboard Latin Music Awards and a nomination for the Golden Globe. She has a star on the Walk of Fame, and is one of the best selling artists of all time.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia to a Lebanese father and a Colombian-ltalian mother. Shakira is the youngest sibling of her parents’ eight children. She wrote her first song at age eight. When the girl was thirteen years old her family moved to Bogota. One year later she released her first album, Magia (Magic). The album was a compilation of songs that she had written between the ages of 8 and 13. Her second album Peligro (Danger) was moderately successful.
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Elvis Presley – King of Rock and Roll

Elvis Presley - King of Rock and Roll

Elvis Presley – King of Rock and Roll

Elvis Presley was the leading American singer for two decades and the most popular singer of the entire rock ‘n’ roll era. He was one of the first musicians to sing and play rock music.
Elvis Aron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. His twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, died shortly after birth.
Elvis participated in numerous talent contests as he was an elementary school student. When the boy was 13 years old his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee.
After high school Elvis worked as a truck driver. In 1953, he began paying his own way into the Memphis Recording Services studio. A year later he recorded That’s All Right Mama for Sun Records. Elvis was influenced by the gospel music sung and by the way the preachers stirred up the crowds’ emotions. Memphis was a center for blues music and had a radio station that played gospel, blues, and rhythm-and- blues. Elvis often listened to this station.
In 1955 Elvis reached the top of the country charts with Mystery Train.
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Irreplaceable Beyoncé

Irreplaceable Beyoncé

Irreplaceable Beyoncé

Beyoncé is a Grammy Award winning American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, Golden Globe Award-nominated actress, dancer, and fashion designer and model.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas. She is the elder of two daughters born to Mathew Knowles and Tina Beyince. In her childhood the girl attended dance school and was a soloist in her church choir.
Knowles and her former best friend LaTavia Roberson met Kelly Rowland and LeToya Luckett. They formed a quartet.
After singing at local events, they got their break when they entered Star Search. The group, then named “Girl’s Tyme”, lost the competition. Beyoncé’s father and Rowland’s legal guardian decided to help the girls to become singers. In 1996 the group was signed to Columbia Records.
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The Beatles – story of success

The Beatles – story of success

The Beatles – story of success

The Beatles were one of the most successful and influential pop-music groups of the 1960s. This quartet of British musicians were rhythm guitarist John Lennon (October 9, 1940-December 8, 1980); bass guitarist Paul McCartney (born June 18, 1942); lead guitarist George Harrison (February 25, 1943— November 29, 2001); and drummer Ringo Starr (originally Richard Starkey; born July 7, 1940).
In March 1957, John Lennon formed a group, The Quarry Men. On July 6 that year, he met Paul McCartney and the two were soon playing music together. In 1958 the young guitarist George Harrison joined the group. In 1960 they finally became the Beatles. In 1962 they signed a recording contract with a large music company. At about this time they chose Starr to replace drummer Pete Best.
The Beatles were fond of Little Richard and some of their songs featured falsetto calls similar to his, notably “Long Tall Sally”. In 1962 he socialized with the Beatles around Hamburg and they performed together at the Star Club.
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Alicia Keys – musical prodigy

Alicia Keys - musical prodigy

Alicia Keys – musical prodigy

Alicia Keys is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, and the winner of fifteen Grammy awards.
Alicia J. Augello-Cook was born on January 25, 1981. Alicia was born and raised in New York, in a poor area of Manhattan into a family of lawyer’s assistant and actress Teresa and steward Craig Cook.
Alicia began writing music at the age of 14. She studied at Professional Performing Arts School. An all-around outstanding student, her musical talents grew to an even higher level under the guidance of one of her instructors. This instructor helped to train her voice, enabling Alicia to further grow as a multi-talented musician.
After school she entered Columbia University but four weeks later she left it because of a musical career. She signed a trial contract with Jermaine Dupri and his label So So Def (then a part of Columbia Records).
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Umm Kulthum – the voice of Egypt

Umm Kulthum - the voice of Egypt

Umm Kulthum – the voice of Egypt

Umm Kulthum is called “the voice of Egypt.” She was one of the most famous singers of the Arabic-speaking world in the twentieth century.
Umm was born on May 4, 1904 in a small village in Egypt into a poor family. Her father was the imam, or prayer leader at the local mosque. He sang religious songs for weddings and other celebrations to earn extra money. She had an older brother, Khalid, and sister, Sayyida. The father taught his children to sing. Umm’s voice was exceptionally strong and clear. Soon the girl became the star singer. But she had to dress as a boy because her father thought it was wrong for a girl to sing in public.
In 1923, the family decided to move to Cairo from their village of Tammay al-Zuhayra. In the beginning, Umm sang the religious songs. Then she decided to compete with the other famous singers of the time and started to sing modern love songs. Al-Shaykh Abu’l-Ila Muhammad became her main teacher. Her voice attracted a well-known poet, Ahmad Rami, who became her teacher and lifelong mentor.
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