18th March Birthdays: Adam Levine, Queen Latifah, Charley Pride & Jerry Cantrell

Adam Levine

From Wikipedia
Adam Levine
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Levine in 2011
Background information
Birth name Adam Noah Levine
Born March 18, 1979 (age 34)
Los AngelesCalifornia, U.S.
Genres Pop rockalternative rockfunk rockneo soulR&Bpop
Occupations Musiciansinger-songwriter, television music competitioncoachentrepreneur, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, drums
Years active 1994–present
Labels A&M/Octone
Associated acts Maroon 5Kara’s Flowers
Website www.maroon5.com

Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, widely known as the lead vocalist of pop rock band Maroon 5.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Levine began his musical career in 1994, when he co-founded alternative rock band Kara’s Flowers, of which he was the lead vocalist and guitarist. After the commercial failure of their only album, The Fourth World, the band split up. Later, he reformed the band and a fifth member was added to form Maroon 5. The band released their first album, Songs About Jane, which went multi-platinum in the US. Since then, they have released three more albums, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007), Hands All Over (2010) and Overexposed (2012). As part of Maroon 5, he has received three Grammy Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and a World Music Award.

Since 2011, Levine has served as a coach on NBC‘s reality talent show The Voice. The winners of the first and fifth seasons, Javier Colon and Tessanne Chin, were on his team. In 2012, he made his acting debut as a recurring character in the horror television show American Horror Story: Asylum for the series’ second season. He also appeared in the film Can a Song Save Your Life?.

As an entrepreneur, Levine launched his own eponymous fragrance line in 2013. The same year, he collaborated with Kmart and ShopYourWay.com to develop his menswear collection. He also owns a record label, 222 Records. In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that “sources familiar with his many business dealings” estimated Levine would earn more than $35 million that year.[1]

 

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Queen Latifah

From Wikipedia
Queen Latifah
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Queen Latifah at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival
Born Dana Elaine Owens
March 18, 1970 (age 43)[1]
NewarkNew Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, comedienne
Years active 1988–present
Musical career
Genres R&Bsouljazzhip hopgospel,dance
Instruments Vocalspiano
Years active 1988–present
Labels VerveA&M/Interscope Records,Motown/PolyGram Records,Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. RecordsDisney
Associated acts Andrae Crouch and his Choir,L.A. Mass ChoirLakim Shabazz,ApacheChill Rob GDJ Mark the 45 KingNative TonguesDe La SoulJungle BrothersA Tribe Called Quest
Website
www.queenlatifah.com

Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970),[2] better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singersongwriterrapperactressmodeltelevision producerrecord producercomedienne, and talk show hostess. She has long been considered one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists.[3] Her work in music, film, and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Awardnomination and an Academy Award nomination.

 

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Charley Pride

From Wikipedia
Charley Pride
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Pride performing at the Capital Centre on the 1981 Inauguration Day
Background information
Birth name Charley Frank Pride
Born March 18, 1938 (age 75)[1]
SledgeMississippiUS
Genres Country music
Occupations Singermusicianrecording artistperformerbusiness owner
Instruments Voiceguitar
Years active 1966‒present
Labels RCA
16th Avenue
Music City
Website http://www.charleypride.com/

Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938) is an American country music singermusician/guitaristrecording artistperformer, and business owner. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley.[2] In total, he has garnered 39 No. 1 hits on theBillboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Pride is one of the few African-American country musicians to have had considerable success in the country music industry and only the second African American to have been inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

In 2010, Pride became a special investor and minority owner of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball club.[3]

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Jerry Cantrell

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Jerry Cantrell
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Jerry Cantrell Alice In Chains January 05, 2007
Background information
Born March 18, 1966 (age 47)
TacomaPierceWashington,USA
Genres Alternative metalgrungeheavy metalhard rockalternative rocksludge metaldoom metal
Occupations Musiciansongwriteractor
Instruments Guitarvocalsbasssitar,keyboards
Years active 1983–present
Labels ColumbiaRoadrunner
Associated acts Alice in ChainsOzzy Osbourne,Metallica, Cardboard Vampyres,DanzigMetal Church,DamageplanGov’t Mule
Notable instruments
G&L Rampage Jerry Cantrell Signature Model
Gibson Les Paul
Mosrite

Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. (born March 18, 1966 in TacomaWashington) is an American guitaristsinger, and songwriter best known for his work with the rock band Alice in Chains, as lead guitaristbacking and co-lead vocalist, main songwriter, and co-lyricist. He performs lead vocals on his solo projects, and is part of Alice in Chains’ harmonizing dual-vocal style. He resides in Los Angeles and spends time on his family ranch in Oklahoma.

Cantrell toured in support of Alice In Chains’ first studio album in 14 years, Black Gives Way to Blue, and is now touring in support for their newest studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which was released on May 28, 2013.

 

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