Susan Boyle in July 2013
|Birth name||Susan Magdalane Boyle|
|Born||1 April 1961 |
|Origin||Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland|
|Labels||Sony Music, Syco, Columbia|
|Associated acts||Elaine Paige, Geraldine McQueen, Emeli Sandé, Elaine C. Smith, Donny Osmond|
Susan Magdalane Boyle (born 1 April 1961) is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain’s Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing “I Dreamed a Dream” fromLes Misérables. Her first album was released in November 2009 and debuted as the number one best-selling album on charts around the globe.
Susan Boyle’s initial appearance on the talent show fired public imagination when her modest stage introduction and thick speaking accent left audience, viewers and judges alike unprepared for the power and expression of her mezzo-soprano voice. Before she had finished the song’s opening phrase a standing ovation for Boyle had erupted. An international media and Internet response coincided. Within nine days of the audition, videos of Boyle—from the show, various interviews and her 1999 rendition of “Cry Me a River“—had been watched over 100 million times. Despite becoming an international sensation she eventually finished in second place on the show behind dance troupe Diversity.
Boyle’s debut album, I Dreamed a Dream (2009), instantly became the UK’s best-selling debut album of all time, beating the previous record held by Spirit by Leona Lewis. I Dreamed a Dream is ranked fourth in its first week sales according to the Official Chart Company in the United Kingdom. In her first year of fame, Boyle made £5 million with the release of I Dreamed a Dream and its lead-off singles, “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Wild Horses“. The success was continued with her second album, The Gift (2010), and was followed by Boyle’s third album, Someone to Watch Over Me, released on 31 October 2011.
On 12 May 2012, Susan returned to Britain’s Got Talent to perform as a guest in the final singing “You’ll See“. The following day, she performed at Windsor Castle for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant singing “Mull of Kintyre“. In November 2012, Boyle performed with her idol Donny Osmond in Las Vegas, singing “This is the Moment“, a duet from her most recent album Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From the Stage. Boyle wowed the crowds on her firstSusan Boyle in Concert solo tour in July 2013 with 7 concert dates in Scotland. She hopes to take her tour global in 2014. Boyle’s net worth was estimated at £22 million in April 2012. As of 2013, Boyle had sold over 19 million albums worldwide and received two Grammy Awards nominations
Hillary Scott (singer)
|Birth name||Hillary Dawn Scott|
|Born||April 1, 1986|
|Genres||Country, Country Pop|
|Associated acts||Lady Antebellum, Linda Davis|
Hillary Dawn Scott-Tyrrell (born April 1, 1986), known professionally as Hillary Scott, is an American country music singer-songwriter. She is the co-lead singer of Lady Antebellum, a country group that was formed in 2006 and signed toCapitol Nashville.
Kip Moore at Walmart Soundcheck
|Birth name||Kip Christian Moore|
|Born||April 1, 1980
|Associated acts||Brett James
Kip Christian Moore (born April 1, 1980) is an American country music singer-songwriter signed to MCA Nashville. His debut album, Up All Night, was released on April 24, 2012. and was the best-selling debut album by a male in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, Moore released “Young Love, the lead single to an upcoming second album.
John Butler (musician)
Cambridge Folk Festival, July 2006
|Birth name||John Charles Wiltshire-Butler|
|Also known as||John Butler|
|Born||1 April 1975
Torrance, California, United States
|Origin||Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia|
|Genres||Bluegrass, alternative rock, jam band, celtic,roots, funk rock|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, record label owner,producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitars (electric, eleven-string, lap steel), harmonica, didgeridoo, banjo, stomp box, ukulele|
|Associated acts||The John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Mama Kin, Brave and the Bird|
|1930s dobro, Maton eleven-string guitar|
John Charles Wiltshire-Butler (born 1 April 1975) or John Charles Butler is an Australian American musician, songwriter, record label owner and producer. He is the front man for the John Butler Trio, a roots and jam band, which formed in Fremantle, Western Australia in 1998.
The John Butler Trio has recorded five studio albums including three which have reached number-one on the Australian charts: Sunrise Over Sea, Grand National and April Uprising. His recordings and live performances have met with critical praise and have garnered awards from the Australian Performing Right Association and Australian Recording Industry Association.
Butler was born in the United States and moved to Australia at an early age. He began playing the guitar at the age of sixteen. In 2002 Butler, along with several partners, formed their own record label. He is also the co-founder of a grant program that seeks to improve artistic diversity in his home country of Australia where he resides with his wife and children.
Cliff performing in 2012.
|Birth name||James Chambers|
|Born||1 April 1948
Somerton District, St. James,Jamaica
|Occupations||Musician, singer, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, conga drums, keyboards|
|Labels||Island, MCI, Columbia,
Trojan, EMI, CBS
Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers, 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences.
Cliff is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as “Wonderful World, Beautiful People”, “The Harder They Come,” “Sitting in Limbo”, “You Can Get It If You Really Want” and “Many Rivers to Cross” from the soundtrackto The Harder They Come, which helped popularize reggae across the world; and his covers of Cat Stevens‘ “Wild World” and Johnny Nash‘s “I Can See Clearly Now” from the film Cool Runnings. He starred in the film The Harder They Come. Cliff was one of five performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.