11th April ~ Our birthday wishes today go to ~ Joss Stone ~ David Banner ~ Lisa Stansfield & Dakota Blue Richards ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Joss Stone

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Joss Stone
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Stone at the Stockholm Jazz Festival, 2009
Background information
Birth name Jocelyn Eve Stoker
Born 11 April 1987 (age 26)
DoverKent, England
Genres
Occupations
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Labels
Associated acts SuperHeavy
Website www.jossstone.com

Jocelyn Eve Stoker[1] (born 11 April 1987), better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is an English soul singer-songwriter and actress. Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Her second album, the similarly multi-platinum Mind Body & Soul, topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten hit “You Had Me“, Stone’s most successful single on the UK Singles Chart to date. Both the album and single received one nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards, while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artist, and in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2004[2] was ranked fifth as a predicted breakthrough act of 2004.[2] She became the youngest British female singer whose debut album topped the UK Albums Chart. Stone’s third album, Introducing Joss Stone, released in March 2007, achieved gold record status by the RIAA and yielded the second-ever highest debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard 200, and became Stone’s first top five album in the United States and first non-top ten album in the United Kingdom.

Stone released her fourth album, Colour Me Free!, on 20 October 2009, which reached the Top 10 on Billboard. Stone released her fifth album, LP1, on 22 July 2011, which reached the Top 10 on Billboard. Throughout her career, Stone has sold 14 million albums worldwide, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time, best-selling soul artists of the 2000s and best-selling British artists of her time.[3] Her first three albums have sold over 2,722,000 copies in the United States, while her first two albums have sold over 2,000,000 copies in United Kingdom. She has earned numerous awards and accolades, including two BRIT Awards and oneGrammy Award out of five nominations. She also made her film acting debut in 2006 with the fantasy adventure film Eragon, and made her television debut portraying Anne of Cleves in the Showtime series The Tudors in 2009.[4] Stone was the youngest woman on the 2006 Sunday Times Rich List[5][6]—an annual list of the UK’s wealthiest people—with £6 million. In 2012, her fortune is estimated to be £10 million, making her the fifth richest British musician under 30.[7] The Soul Sessions Vol. 2, a sequel to her debut album, was released on 23 July 2012. This is her fourth consecutive album to reach the Top 10 on Billboard 200.

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David Banner

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David Banner
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Banner in January 2009, performing for American soldiers at FOB Brassfield-Mora, Iraq.
Background information
Birth name Lavell William Crump
Born April 11, 1974 (age 39)
JacksonMississippi, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapperrecord producer
Instruments SamplerKeyboards
Years active 1996–present
Labels Big Face, SRCRepublic Records
Associated acts AkonCrooked LettazLil Flip,Chris BrownYung Wun9th WonderLil WayneBig K.R.I.T.
Website www.facebook.com/Davidbanner

Lavell William Crump (born April 11, 1974), better known by his stage name David Banner, is an American rapper, record producer, and occasional actor.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Banner graduated from Southern University and pursued a masters of education at the University of Maryland. He started his music career as a member of the rap duo, Crooked Lettaz, before going solo in 2000 with the release titled Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1.

In 2003, Banner signed to Universal Records releasing four albums: Mississippi: The Album (2003), MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water (2004), Certified (2005), and The Greatest Story Ever Told (2008).

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Lisa Stansfield

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Lisa Stansfield
Birth name Lisa Jane Stansfield
Born 11 April 1966 (age 47)
Origin ManchesterLancashire, England
Genres R&Bsoulpop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1981–present
Labels BMG/AristaRCAZTT/Edel
Associated acts Blue Zone
Website lisa-stansfield.com

Lisa Stansfield (born 11 April 1966) is an English recording artist and actress. Born in ManchesterLancashire, her career began in 1980 when she won the singing competition, Search for a Star. After appearances in various television shows and releasing her first singles, Stansfield, Ian Devaney and Andy Morris formed Blue Zone in 1984. The band released few singles and one album, but after the success of “People Hold On” in 1989 on which Stansfield was featured, they focused on her solo career.

Stansfield’s first solo album, Affection (1989), and its worldwide chart-topping lead single, “All Around the World“, were major breakthroughs in her career. She was nominated for two Grammy Awards and Affection is currently her best-selling album. In the following years, Stansfield released Real Love (1991), So Natural (1993) and Lisa Stansfield (1997). In 1999, she appeared in her first film, Swing, and also recorded the soundtrack for it. Her next albums included Face Up (2001), Biography: The Greatest Hits (2003) and The Moment (2004). After that, Stansfield took a break from music and focused on her film career. In 2008, she starred in The Edge of Love and in 2013 she appeared in Northern Soul.

Stansfield has released her latest album, Seven on 31 January 2014. Its lead single, “Can’t Dance” was digitally released on 16 October 2013.

She also toured Europe in October and November 2013 and met with her fans and promote the new album. Stansfield has won numerous awards, including Brit AwardsIvor Novello AwardsBillboard Music AwardWorld Music AwardASCAP AwardWomen’s World AwardSilver Clef Awards and DMC Awards. She has sold over twenty million albums worldwide, including five million of Affection.

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Dakota Blue Richards

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Dakota Blue Richards
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Richards in 2012
Born 11 April 1994 (age 19)
South KensingtonLondon,EnglandUK
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Dakota Blue Richards (born 11 April 1994) is an English actress. Her debut was in the film The Golden Compass, as the lead character Lyra Belacqua.[1][2] She was also cast as the lead of two other films, Dustbin Babyand The Secret of Moonacre, the latter of which was released February 2009.[3] She also played the character Franky Fitzgerald in the third generation of the E4 teen drama Skins.[4]

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