Katie Melua has become one of the best-selling British singers.
Katie was born in Kutaisi, Georgia, on September 16, 1984. She spent her childhood in Tbilisi and Batumi, where her father worked as a heart surgeon. When Katie was eight the family left Georgia and moved to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, as her father had got a job at the prestigious Royal Victoria Hospital.
Five years later they moved to South East London because of her father’s job, and have lived there ever since.
‘I still consider myself to be Georgian, because that is where my roots are. But I am also proud to be a British citizen,’ Katie said.
When Katie was 13 years old her dream was to be a politician or a historian. She honestly thought she’d be able to bring peace to the world.
When Katie was 15 she won a TV talent competition.
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Katie Melua has become one of the best-selling British singers.
Robert Pattinson is a famous British actor, model and musician. His full name is Robert Thomas Pattinson but friends call him Rob.
Robert was born on May 13, 1986 in London, England. At the age of 12 he began working as a model. Rob said that success came to him at that age, because he was “quite tall and looked like a girl.” He worked for the modeling agency South China Morning Post Magazine. Robert has two older sisters – Victoria and Lizzy. Lizzy is singer-songwriter, she performed backing vocals for a number of soundtracks for the film Twilight: Breaking Dawn. Victoria, on the contrary, is far from show business, she is engaged in politics, but sometimes appears on the red carpet to support her younger brother.
Robert played in the company of London’s Barnes Theatre. His professional career began after a leading role in the play Tess of the d’Urbervilles based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.
Avril Lavigne was born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. She says she’s really proud to be Canadian. She misses Canada a lot when she is away from home. Her full name is Avril Ramona Lavigne. Avril means ‘April’ in French. Avril Lavigne’s friends call her Av for short. She is outspoken and rebellious. She wears baggy trousers and rides a skateboard. Avril is the middle child of three — she has a brother, Matthew, who’s almost two years older, and a sister, Michelle, who’s three years younger.
The girl began performing at the age of two singing church songs along with her mother. She always knew she would be a singer. Using her dad’s guitar Avril taught herself to play it at the age of 10. She can also play the piano and the drums.
At the age of 12 Avril started writing songs. It was a kind of therapy for the girl when she got upset.
At 16, Avril moved to Manhattan and started working on her debut CD — Let Co. Losing Crip — her favourite song on Let Go — is about one of her ex-boyfriends who didn’t value her enough.
Eminem was born on October 17, 1972 in Kansas City. His real name is Marshal Mathers III.
Marshal was a small and skinny boy and he was bullied in practically every school he went to. When he was nine, he almost died after a vicious attack at school and spent 5 days in a coma. He wrote letters to his dad, hoping that he would come like a super hero and deal with the bullies. But all the letters came back unopened…
At the age of fifteen he dropped out and soon married his school sweetheart. On December 25, 1995 his daughter Hailie Jade was born. These were hard times for the young couple.
Today, Em is rich and famous but he still raps about the days of his unhappy childhood. He says he’ll never forgive his father who left them, penniless, when he was only 6 months old. He had spent 12 years moving with his mother from place to place before they finally settled in Detroit.
Ricky Martin was born on December 24, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His parents divorced when he was just 2 years old. As a child, he sang in the choir and performed in school plays. When the boy was six, he told his parents that he wanted to be in the show business. He took professional singing and acting lessons and at the age of 13 became a member and a lead singer of the popular Latin band Menudo. For five years Ricky was with Menudo. He says that it was like being in the army. “You are told what to say, how to act and dress. You lose your personality.”
At the age of 17 he quit the band and moved to New York. In 1909, Ricky went back home to Puerto Rico, where he finished high school.
In 1991 appeared his first album. It was an immediate success in Latin America. Two years later, he produced Me Amaras, which was an even bigger hit. His first 2 albums together sold over 1.5 million copies.
In 1994, Ricky joined the cast of the soap opera General Hospital. He also played the part of Mario in Les Miserables, a Broadway play, based on Victor Hugo’s famous novel.
Paul McCartney is a British musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer, one of the founders of The Beatles, 16-time winner of Grammy, Knight Bachelor, Member of the Order of the British Empire. Paul McCartney repeatedly included in the Guinness Book of Records. His musical career has lasted for nearly forty years and today he is one of the world’s most famous musicians.
Sir James Paul McCartney was born on June 18, 1942 in Liverpool. He is one of the founders of The Beatles. In 2011, he was recognized as one of the best bass players of all time according to Rolling Stone magazine. The duo Lennon – McCartney has become one of the most influential and successful author unions in the history of modern music. McCartney is included in the Guinness Book of Records as the most successful musician and composer of the modern history.
In the summer of 2002 Sir Paul McCartney performed All You Need Is Love in front of the Queen.
Paul started dating girls, when he became a musician of The Quarrymen. One of his first girlfriends was named Leila (strange name for Liverpool), another close friend, Julie Arthur, was the niece of actor-comedian Ted Ray.
Corbin Bleu was born on February 21, 1989 in New York. At the age of four he was a model, a Broadway actor at six, appeared on TV at seven, became a film star at fourteen, and then he was part of the biggest musical ever made – High School Musical.
When Corbin was about six his family moved to Los Angeles and he nearly drowned in the swimming pool because he couldn’t swim. Luckily, his mother saved him. Corbin has three younger sisters. He says that they are crazy, yet funny and often make him laugh.
Bleu graduated from the Los Angeles High School for the Arts. When he was a first-year student, Corbin was cast in the lead role in the feature film Catch That Kid.
In the summer of 2004 Corbin participated in a new television series Flight 29 Down on Discovery Kids channel.
He was a celebrity guest in various TV series, including Hannah Montana and The Good Wife.
Corbin played in the film Jump In (2007) together with his father David.