1st April ~ Birthday wishes for today go to ~ Susan Boyle ~ Hillary Scott ~ Kip Moore ~ John Butler & Jimmy Cliff ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Susan Boyle

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Susan Boyle
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Susan Boyle in July 2013
Background information
Birth name Susan Magdalane Boyle[1][2][3]
Born 1 April 1961 (age 52)[1]
Origin Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland
Genres Pop[4]
Occupations Singeractress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Sony MusicSycoColumbia
Associated acts Elaine PaigeGeraldine McQueenEmeli SandéElaine C. SmithDonny Osmond
Website susanboylemusic.com

Susan Magdalane Boyle (born 1 April 1961[1][5]) 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.[6][7] 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.[8] 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.[9] I Dreamed a Dream is ranked fourth in its first week sales according to the Official Chart Company in the United Kingdom.[9] 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“.[10] 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.[11]

On 12 May 2012, Susan returned to Britain’s Got Talent to perform as a guest in the final singing “You’ll See“.[12] The following day, she performed at Windsor Castle for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant singing “Mull of Kintyre“.[13] 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.[14] Boyle wowed the crowds on her firstSusan Boyle in Concert solo tour in July 2013 with 7 concert dates in Scotland.[15] She hopes to take her tour global in 2014.[16] Boyle’s net worth was estimated at £22 million in April 2012.[17] As of 2013, Boyle had sold over 19 million albums worldwide and received two Grammy Awards nominations

 

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Hillary Scott (singer)

 

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Hillary Scott
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Background information
Birth name Hillary Dawn Scott
Born April 1, 1986 (age 27)
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres CountryCountry Pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels Capitol Nashville
Associated acts Lady AntebellumLinda Davis
Website LadyAntebellum.com

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.

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Kip Moore

 

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Kip Moore
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Kip Moore at Walmart Soundcheck
Background information
Birth name Kip Christian Moore[1]
Born April 1, 1980 (age 33)
Tifton, Georgia[2]
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2009-present
Labels MCA Nashville
Associated acts Brett James
Thompson Square
Website kipmoore.net

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.[3] and was the best-selling debut album by a male in 2012 and 2013.[4] In 2014, Moore released “Young Love, the lead single to an upcoming second album.

 

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John Butler (musician)

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John Butler
A thirty-one year-old man is shown in upper-body shot and slightly on his right profile. He is leaning forwards with his left hand grasping a microphone as he sings into it. His right arm is raised above his head and shows his long fingernails. Both fore-arms show a similar tattoo of three encircling lines. He wears an ear-ring in his right lobe, a necklace of red and blue-green beads and a green T-shirt. He is bearded and the start of his dreadlocks is visible.

John Butler,
Cambridge Folk Festival, July 2006
Background information
Birth name John Charles Wiltshire-Butler
Also known as John Butler
Born 1 April 1975 (age 38)
Torrance, California, United States
Origin Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Genres Bluegrassalternative rockjam bandceltic,rootsfunk rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, record label owner,producer
Instruments Vocals, guitars (electriceleven-stringlap steel), harmonicadidgeridoobanjostomp boxukulele
Years active 1996–present
Labels WaterfrontJarrah
Associated acts The John Butler TrioThe Waifs, Mama Kin, Brave and the Bird
Notable instruments
1930s dobroMaton 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 SeaGrand 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.

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Jimmy Cliff

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Jimmy Cliff
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Cliff performing in 2012.
Background information
Birth name James Chambers
Born 1 April 1948 (age 65)
Somerton District, St. James,Jamaica
Genres Skareggae
Occupations Musician, singer, actor
Instruments Vocalsguitarpianoconga drumskeyboards
Years active 1962–present
Labels Island, MCI, Columbia,
TrojanEMICBS[1]
Website Official site

Jimmy CliffOM (born James Chambers, 1 April 1948)[citation needed] 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;[2] 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.

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