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Pharrell Williams

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Pharrell Williams
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Pharrell Williams performing with N.E.R.D inPori Jazz 2010.
Background information
Also known as Pharrell, Sk8brd
Born April 5, 1973 (age 40)
Origin Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
Genres Hip hopR&Bfunk
Occupations Producermusiciansinger-songwriterrapperfashion designer
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, guitar, drums
Years active 1992–present
Labels Star TrakInterscopei am OTHERColumbia
Associated acts Child Rebel SoldierThe NeptunesN.E.R.DClipse,CommonJay-ZMac MillerMika,Snoop DoggT.I.Daft Punk
Website pharrellwilliams.com

Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973), also known simply as Pharrell (/fəˈrɛl/), is an American singer-songwriterrapperrecord producermusician, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo The Neptunes, producing soulhip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock, funk, and hip hop band N.E.R.D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his first single “Frontin’” in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album In My Mind in 2006.[1] His second album, G I R L was released on March 3, 2014.[2][3]

As part of The Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various recording artists.[4] Williams has earned seven Grammy Awardsincluding two with The Neptunes. He currently owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion, and art called i am OTHER. He is also the co-founder of the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream.

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Juicy J

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Juicy J
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Juicy J (front) performing with Three 6 Mafiabandmate DJ Paul
Background information
Birth name Jordan Michael Houston
Born April 5, 1975 (age 38)
Origin North MemphisTennessee,United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapperrecord producer, songwriter
Years active 1991–present
Labels KemosabeColumbia (current)
Hypnotize Minds, North North Records, Select-O-Hits (former)
Associated acts Three 6 Mafia2 ChainzFrench MontanaLil WayneLil Wyte,Project PatWiz Khalifa
Website www.thejuicyj.com

Jordan Michael Houston (born April 5, 1975), better known by his stage name Juicy J, is an American rappersongwriter and record producer fromMemphisTennessee. He is a founding member of the Southern hip hop group Three 6 Mafia, established in 1991. In 2002, he released his solo debut album Chronicles of the Juice Man, in between Three 6 Mafia projects. In 2011, Juicy J announced that he was a part-owner and A&R rep for Wiz Khalifa‘s Taylor Gang Records and the following year he signed a solo deal with Columbia Records and Dr. Luke‘s Kemosabe Records.[1][2] Juicy J released Stay Trippy, his third studio album under the aforementioned labels on August 27, 2013. He is the younger brother of frequent collaborator and fellow American rapper Project Pat.

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Agnetha Fältskog

Agnetha Fältskog
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Agnetha Fältskog in 1979
Background information
Birth name Agnetha Åse Fältskog
Born 5 April 1950 (age 63)
Jönköping, Sweden
Genres
Occupations
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • organ
  • piano
Years active 1967–1988, 2004–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website agnetha.com
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Agnetha Fältskog (Swedish pronunciation: [aŋˈneː.ˈta ˈfɛlt.ˈskuːɡ], born 5 April 1950) is a Swedish recording artist. She achieved success in Sweden after the release of her debut album Agnetha Fältskog in 1968, and reached international stardom as a member of the pop group ABBA, which has sold over 370 million albums and singles worldwide,[2][3] making them one of the best–selling music artists in history and the second or third best–selling band in history.[4]

Since the break-up of ABBA, Fältskog has continued to have success as a solo artist, albeit interspersed by periods of relative recording inactivity.

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Mike McCready

From Wikipedia
Mike McCready
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McCready performing with Pearl Jam in 2009
Background information
Birth name Michael David McCready
Also known as Petster
Born April 5, 1966 (age 47)
Pensacola, FloridaU.S.
Genres Alternative rockgrungeblues rockhard rockheavy metal
Occupations Musiciansongwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, drums
Years active 1979–present
Labels Monkeywrench, A&MEpic,ColumbiaJ
Associated acts Pearl JamTemple of the Dog,Mad SeasonThe Rockfords, Shadow ’86, Flight to Mars,Walking Papers, M.A.C.C.
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Telecaster
Gibson Les Paul
Gibson Les Paul Junior
Gibson SG

Michael David McCready (born April 5, 1966) is an American musician who serves as the lead guitarist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. Along with Jeff AmentStone Gossard and Eddie Vedder, he is one of the founding members of Pearl Jam. McCready was also a member of the side project bands Temple of the DogMad Season and The Rockfords.

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