|Sir Elton John
CBE, Hon DMus, Hon RAM
Elton John attending the premiere of The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
|Birth name||Reginald Kenneth Dwight|
|Born||25 March 1947
Pinner, Middlesex, England
|Genres||Rock, pop rock, glam rock, soft rock, R&B|
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, composer, pianist, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, keyboards, organ, guitar|
|Labels||Philips, Congress, DJM, Uni, Paramount,MCA, Geffen, The Rocket Record Company/Island, Universal, Interscope,Mercury, UMG, Virgin EMI|
|Associated acts||Bernie Taupin, Tim Rice, John Lennon,Yoko Ono, Kiki Dee, Billy Joel, George Michael, Eminem, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Anastacia, Dionne Warwick,
Neil Sedaka, Gary Barlow
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
In his five-decade career John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, fifty-eight Billboard Top 40 singles, twenty-seven Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. He has the most No. 1 hits onUS Adult Contemporary Chart (16 No. 1’s). His single “Candle in the Wind 1997” sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is “the best-selling single of all time”. He has received six Grammy Awards, fiveBrit Awards – winning two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legend award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era. In 2008, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on “The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists” (third overall).
John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, is an inductee into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. Having been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996, John received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services” in 1998. John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.
He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a year later began hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over $200 million. John entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide and same-sex marriage.
Sarah Jessica Parker
|Sarah Jessica Parker|
Parker at the 2009 premiere of Wonderful World
|Born||March 25, 1965
Nelsonville, Ohio, United States
|Spouse(s)||Matthew Broderick (m. 1997)|
Sarah Jessica Parker (born March 25, 1965) is an American actress, model, singer and producer.
She is known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City (1998–2004), for which she won four Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy Awards. She played the same role in the 2008 feature film based on the show, Sex and the City: The Movie, and in its sequel, Sex and the City 2, which opened on May 26, 2010. Parker has also appeared in many other films.
Big Sean in November 2009.
|Birth name||Sean Michael Leonard Anderson|
|Born||March 25, 1988
Santa Monica, California, United States
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Occupations||Rapper, singer, songwriter|
|Labels||GOOD Music, Def Jam|
|Associated acts||Chris Brown, Kanye West, Kid Cudi,Mike Posner, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa|
Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), better known by his stage name Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West‘s GOOD Music in 2007, and then in 2008 signed with Def Jam Recordings. After releasing a number of mixtapes, Sean released his debut album Finally Famous in 2011. He released his second studio album Hall of Fame on August 27, 2013.
Lewis performing with Macklemore in February 2013
|Born||March 25, 1988
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
|Origin||Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Website||Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Official Website|
Ryan Lewis (born March 25, 1988) is an American producer, musician and DJ. Along with producing his own album titled Instrumentals, Lewis produced the albums The VS. EP (2009) and The Heist (2012). In 2006, Lewis befriended rapper Macklemore on MySpace, and soon after became the behind-the-scenes partner of a successful duo, producing, recording, engineering, and mixing all of the duo’s music, as well as directing the music videos for “Same Love“, “Thrift Shop“, “And We Danced“, “Otherside (Remix)“, “Can’t Hold Us“, “Irish Celebration”, “My Oh My”, “Victory Lap”, “The Town”, “White Walls“, and designing promotional graphics.
Photographed in July 1967
|Birth name||Aretha Louise Franklin|
|Born||March 25, 1942
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Genres||R&B, soul, jazz, gospel|
|Labels||J.V.B., Columbia, Atlantic,Arista, RCA|
|Associated acts||Sweet Inspirations, Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin, Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston,George Benson, George Michael, Michael McDonald,Eurythmics, Luther Vandross,Lauryn Hill, Céline Dion|
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin‘s church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as “Respect“, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Think“. These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.
Franklin eventually recorded a total of 88 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart’s history. Franklin also recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, Young, Gifted & Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s. After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with a cameo appearance in the film, The Blues Brothers and with the albums, Jump to It and Who’s Zoomin’ Who?. In 1998, Franklin won international acclaim for singing the opera aria, “Nessun Dorma“, at the Grammys of that year replacing Luciano Pavarotti. Later that same year, she scored her final Top 40 recording with “A Rose Is Still a Rose“.
Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. Franklin has been honored throughout her career including a 1987induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, Franklin was inducted into the GMAGospel Music Hall of Fame. Franklin is listed in at least two all-time lists on Rolling Stone magazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, in which she placed number 9, and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in which she placed number 1.