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Steven Tyler

 

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Steven Tyler
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Tyler performing with Aerosmith in July 2012.
Background information
Birth name Steven Victor Tallarico
Also known as The Demon of Screamin
Born March 26, 1948 (age 65)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Genres Hard rockheavy metalblues-rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, actor, multi-instrumentalist, talent judge
Instruments Main: Vocalsharmonica. Occasional: pianodrums,percussionmaracasguitar,bass guitarmandolinviolin,flutemellotronhammered dulcimersaxophone
Years active 1964–present
Associated acts AerosmithChain Reaction

Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico; March 26, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the frontman of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is known as the “Demon of Screamin'”[1] due to his high screams and his wide vocal range. He is also known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand. In the 1970s, Tyler rose to prominence as the frontman of Aerosmith, which released such milestone hard rock albums as Toys in the Attic and Rocks. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Tyler had a heavy drug and alcohol addiction, and the band’s popularity waned.

He completed drug rehabilitation in 1986 and subsequently maintained sobriety for over 20 years but had a relapse with prescription painkillers in the late 2000s, for which he successfully received treatment in 2009.[2]After Aerosmith launched a remarkable comeback in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the albums Permanent VacationPump, and Get a Grip, Tyler became a household name and has remained a relevant rock icon. As a result, he has since embarked on several solo endeavors including guest appearances on other artists’ music, film and TV roles (including as a judge on American Idol), authoring a bestselling book, and solo work (including a Top 40 hit single in 2011). However, he has continued to record music and perform with Aerosmith, after more than 43 years in the band. The band’s latest album, Music from Another Dimension!, was released in November 2012.

Tyler is included among Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Singers.[3] He was also ranked 3rd on Hit Parader‘s Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith, and in 2013, Tyler and his songwriting partner Joe Perry received the ASCAP Founders Award and were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Diana Ross

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Diana Ross
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Diana Ross performing at the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo
Born Diana Ernestine Earle Ross
March 26, 1944 (age 69)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Singer, actress, record producer
Years active 1959–present
Net worth Increase US$ 250 million (2013)
Spouse(s) Robert Silberstein (1971–77)
Arne Næss, Jr. (1986–2000)
Children Rhonda Ross Kendrick (b. 1971)
Tracee Ellis Ross (b. 1972)
Chudney Ross (b. 1975)
Ross Næss (b. 1987)
Evan Ross (b. 1988)
Musical career
Genres R&Bsouldiscojazzpop,danceAdult contemporary
Instruments Vocals
Labels Lu PineMotownRCA
Associated acts The SupremesThe TemptationsThe Jackson 5,Marvin GayeMichael Jackson,Lionel Richie

Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944[1]) is an African-American singer, actress and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, she rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown’s most successful act and is to this day America’s most successful vocal group. As part of the Supremes, Ross most notably rivalled the career of The Beatles in worldwide popularity, and their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul acts to find mainstream success. Following her departure from The Supremes in 1970, she released her debut solo album,Diana Ross, which contained the hits “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“. Ross also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nominated performance in Lady Sings the Blues. Later starring in two other big screen films, Mahogany and The Wiz. Later acting included roles in the television films Out of Darkness and Double Platinum.

Beside ventures in Broadway, Ross was named the “Female Entertainer of the Century” by Billboard magazine. In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Ross the most successful female music artist in history due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts with a career total of 70 hit singles with her work with the Supremes and as a solo artist. Ross has sold more than 100 million records worldwide when her releases with the Supremes and as a solo artist are tallied.

In 1988, Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of the Supremes alongside Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson.

She is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

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Keira Knightley

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Keira Knightley
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Knightley at the 68th Venice International Film Festival, September 2011
Born Keira Christina Knightley[1]
26 March 1985 (age 28)[2]
TeddingtonLondon, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present.
Spouse(s) James Righton (m. 2013)
Parents

Keira Christina Knightley (/ˌkɪərə ˈntli/;[3] born 26 March 1985) is an English actress.[4] Knightley began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. She had a supporting role as Sabé in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) and her first significant role came in The Hole (2001). She gained widespread recognition in 2002 after co-starring in the film Bend It Like Beckham and achieved international fame in 2003 as a result of appearing as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2003–present).

Since the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Knightley has become best known for starring in period drama films,[5][6] such as Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), Silk (2007), The Duchess (2008), A Dangerous Method (2011), and Anna Karenina (2012). Knightley has also appeared in a variety of genres of Hollywood films, including the romantic comedy Love Actually (2003), the historical action King Arthur (2004), the psychological thriller The Jacket (2005), biographical action Domino (2005), the historical drama The Edge of Love (2008), the film noir London Boulevard (2010), the dystopian science fiction Never Let Me Go (2010), the romantic drama Last Night (2010), and the dark comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012).

Knightley earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in Joe Wright‘s 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen‘s novel Pride and Prejudice. Two years later she was nominated again for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Wright’s Atonement. In its 2008 list,Forbes identified Knightley as the second highest-paid actress in Hollywood, due to reported earnings of $32 million in 2007, making her the only non-American on the list of highest-paid actresses that year

 

Martin Short

 

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Martin Short
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Hosting Broadway on Broadway
(September 2006)
Born Martin Hayter Short
March 26, 1950 (age 63)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Residence Pacific Palisades, California
Nationality Canadian American
Other names Marty, Shorty
Education Westdale Secondary School
Alma mater McMaster University
Occupation Comedian, actor, screenwriter, singer, producer, voice actor
Years active 1972–present
Home town Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Spouse(s) Nancy Dolman (1980–2010; her death)
Children Katherine Elizabeth (b. 1983)
Oliver Patrick (b. 1986)
Henry (b. 1989)

Martin Hayter ShortCM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian American actor,[1] comedian, writer, singer, voice actor and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV andSaturday Night Live. He starred in such comedic films as Three Amigos (1986), Innerspace (1987), Father of the Bride (1991), Pure Luck (1991), Father of the Bride Part II (1995), Mars Attacks! (1996), and Jungle 2 Jungle(1997) and created the characters of Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley. He also has appeared on stage, and won the Tony Award for the 1999 Broadway revival of Little Me.

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Kenny Chesney

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Kenny Chesney
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Kenny Chesney performing in 2013Indianapolis, Indiana.
Background information
Birth name Kenneth Arnold Chesney
Born March 26, 1968 (age 45)
Origin Powell, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country
Occupations Songwriter, singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1993–present
Labels CapricornBNAColumbia, Blue Chair Records
Associated acts Buddy CannonWillie Nelson,Keith GattisGrace Potter
Website kennychesney.com

Kenneth Arnold “Kenny” Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American country music singer. Chesney has recorded 15 albums, 14 of which have been certified gold or higher by the RIAA. He has also produced more than 30 Top Ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, 22 of which climbed to the top of the charts. Chesney has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.[1]

Over the life of his career, Chesney has been honored with numerous awards from the Academy of Country Music (ACM), Country Music Association (CMA), American Music Awards (AMA), Country Music Television (CMT),Billboard Music Awards (BMA), People’s Choice Awards (PCA).

Chesney produced and co-directed a film for ESPN, The Boys Of Fall. Chesney has received six Academy of Country Music awards (including four consecutive Entertainer of the Year awards from 2005 to 2008),[2] as well as six Country Music Association awards. He is one of the most popular touring acts in country music, regularly selling out the venues in which he performs.[3][4] His 2007 Flip-Flop Summer Tour was the highest-grossing country road trip of the year.[5]

The Country Music Association honored Chesney with the Entertainer of the Year award in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Other notable awards include the Academy of Country Music’s 1997 New Male Vocalist of the Year, 2002 Top Male Vocalist of the Year, and the Triple Crown Award in 2005. He was awarded his fourth consecutive Entertainer of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music on May 18, 2008.

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