1st March Birthdays: Justin Bieber turns 20, Ron Howard, Ryan Peake, Roger Daltry & Javier Bardem

Justin Bieber turns 20 and is worth an estimated net worth of $130 million as of 2013

Justin Bieber
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Bieber performing on his Believe Tour in July 2012
Background information
Birth name Justin Drew Bieber
Born March 1, 1994 (age 19)
London, OntarioCanada
Origin Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Genres PopR&Bteen pop[1][2][3]
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, actor, investor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, drums,[4]
Years active 2008–present
Labels IslandTeen IslandRBMG,School Boy
Justin Bieber Signature

Justin Drew Bieber (/ˈbbər/; born March 1, 1994)[5][6] is a Canadian pop musicianactor, and singer-songwriter.[1][3] Bieber was discovered in 2008 by American talent manager Scooter Braun,[7] who came across Bieber’s videos on YouTube and later became his manager. Braun arranged for him to meet with entertainer Usher Raymond in Atlanta, Georgia. Bieber was signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG),[8] and then to an Island Records recording contract offered by record executive L.A. Reid.[4][9]

His debut extended play, the seven-track My World, was released in November 2009, and was certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.[10] Bieber’s first full-length studio albumMy World 2.0, was released in March 2010. It debuted at or near number-one in several countries and was certified platinum in the United States. It was preceded by the single “Baby“. He followed up the release of his debut album with his first headlining tour, the My World Tour, the remix albums My Worlds Acoustic and Never Say Never – The Remixes, and the 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Bieber released his second studio albumUnder the Mistletoe in November 2011, when it debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200. Bieber released his third studio album Believe on June 19, 2012, and it became his fourth chart topper in the United States, debuting at number-one on theBillboard 200.

Bieber has received numerous awards, including both Artist of the Year Awards, at the 2010 American Music Awards, and the 2012 American Music Awards, and was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. With a global fan base, termed as “Beliebers”, and over 40 million followers on Twitter, he was named by Forbes magazine in 2012 as the third-most powerful celebrity in the world.[11] He had earned an estimated US$55 million in the previous 12 months. As of May 2012, Bieber had sold 15 million albums.

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Ron Howard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other people named Ron Howard, see Ronald Howard (disambiguation).
Ron Howard
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Howard at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party
Born Ronald William Howard
March 1, 1954 (age 59)
Duncan, Oklahoma, U.S.
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Actor, director, producer
Years active 1956–present
Spouse(s) Cheryl Alley

Ronald William “Ron” Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American film directorproducer and actor.

He came to prominence playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years, and later the teenaged Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days for six years.[1] He appeared in the films The Music Man in 1962, American Graffiti in 1973, and The Shootist in 1976, the latter during his run on Happy Days.

Howard made his directorial debut with the 1977 comedy Grand Theft Auto, and left Happy Days in 1980 to focus on directing. His films include CocoonApollo 13How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Beautiful Mind, which earned Howard theAcademy Award for Best Director. In 2002, Howard conceived the idea for the Fox/Netflix series Arrested Development, on which he also serves as producer and narrator, and plays a semi-fictionalized version of himself.

In 2003, Howard was awarded the National Medal of Arts.[2] Asteroid 12561 Howard is named after him. In 2013, Howard was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.

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Nickelback

 

From Wikipedia
Nickelback
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Ryan Peake (Left) Chad Kroeger (Center) Mike Kroeger (Right) Daniel Adair (Background) in Brisbane 2012
Background information
Origin Hanna, Alberta, Canada
Genres Post-grungehard rockalternative rockheavy metalpop rock
Years active 1995–present
Labels EMI CanadaRoadrunnerAtlanticLiveNation,Universal Music Canada
Website nickelback.com
Members
Past members
  • Brandon Kroeger
  • Mitch Guindon
  • Ryan Vikedal

Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta. The band is composed of lead guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, rhythm guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair. The band went through a few drummer changes between 1995 and 2005, achieving its current form when Adair replaced drummer Ryan Vikedal.

Nickelback is one of the most commercially successful Canadian groups, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide[1] and ranking as the eleventh best-selling music act, and the second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 2000s, behind The Beatles.[2][3] Billboard ranks them the top rock group of the decade, and their hit song “How You Remind Me” was listed as the top rock song of the decade and the fourth song of the decade. They were listed number seven on the Billboard top artist of the decade, with four albums listed on the Billboard top albums of the decade.[4]

The band signed with Roadrunner Records in 1999 and re-released their once-independent album The State.[5] The band achieved commercial success with the release of their 2000 album The State and then they achieved mainstream success with the release of their 2001 album Silver Side Up.[6] Following the release of Silver Side Up the band released their biggest and most known hit today, “How You Remind Me” which peaked number 1 on the American and Canadian charts at the same time.[7] Then, the band’s 4th album The Long Road spawned 5 singles and continued the band’s mainstream success with their hit single “Someday” which peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 at the Canadian Singles Chart.[8] Afterwards, the band put out their biggest album to date, All The Right Reasons which produced 3 top 10 singles and 5 top 20 singles, on the Billboard Hot 100 example of songs like “Photograph“, “Far Away“, and “Rockstar“.[7] The band’s Dark Horse album was a success which produced eight singles, one of which peaked on the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and two of which peaked on the top 20 on the BillboardHot 100. The band recently released their 2011 album, Here and Now which again topped the charts.[9] The band has won numerous awards including 12 Juno Awards among 28 nominations.[10]

The band is based in Vancouver, Canada. The band’s original domestic signing was with EMI Canada. They subsequently obtained an American deal with global distribution via Roadrunner Records. For the release of their seventh album, the band parted from EMI Canada and signed a new Canadian domestic distribution deal with Universal Music Canada

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Roger Daltrey

From Wikipedia
Roger Daltrey
CBE
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Daltrey in 2008
Background information
Birth name Roger Harry Daltrey
Born 1 March 1944 (age 70)
HammersmithLondonEngland
Genres Rockart rockhard rockpower pop
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter,
film producer, actor, writer
Instruments Vocalsguitarharmonica,percussionukulelepiano,trombone
Years active 1959–present
Labels Various
Associated acts The Who
The RD Crusaders
No Plan B Band
Pete Townshend
Rick Wakeman
Website www.thewho.com

Roger Harry DaltreyCBE (born 1 March 1944) is an English singer, musician, songwriter and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band the Who. He has maintained a musical career as a solo artist and has also worked in the film industry, acting in films, theatre and television roles and also producing films. In 2008 he was ranked number 61 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.

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Javier Bardem

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Encinas and the second or maternal family name is Bardem.
Javier Bardem
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Bardem at a ceremony to receive a star on theHollywood Walk of Fame in November 2012
Born Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem
1 March 1969 (age 44)[1]
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Residence Madrid, Spain
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Penélope Cruz (m. 2010)
Children 2
Parents José Carlos Encinas (father)
Pilar Bardem (mother)
Website
http://www.javierbardem.org

Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈβjer βarˈðen];[2][3] born 1 March 1969) is a Spanish actor. In 2007, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men. He has also garnered critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamónCarne trémulaBoca a bocaLos Lunes al sol and Mar adentro. He portrayed the main antagonist Raoul Silva in the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall, for which he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Bardem has also won a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, five Goya Awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Coppa Volpis at Venice for his work. He is the first Spaniard to be nominated for an Oscar (Best Actor, 2000, for Before Night Falls), as well as the first Spanish actor to win an Academy Award. He received his third Academy Award nomination, and second Best Actor nomination, for the film Biutiful.

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