Tammy Wynette (1942 – 1998)
Virginia Wynette Pugh, known professionally by her stage name Tammy Wynette, (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country musicsinger-songwriter and one of country music’s best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers. She was a country music icon.
Wynette was called the “First Lady of Country Music”, and her best-known song, “Stand by Your Man“, was one of the best-selling hit singles by a woman in the history of country music. Many of her hits dealt with classic themes of loneliness, divorce, and the difficulties of man-woman relationships. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Wynette charted 23 No. 1 songs. Along with Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, she is credited with having defined the role of women in country music during the 1970s.
Wynette’s marriage to country music singer George Jones in 1969, which ended in divorce in 1975, created a country music “couple”, following the earlier success of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Jones and Wynette recorded a sequence of albums and singles that hit the charts throughout the 1970s and early eighties.
Brown performing at Supafest Australia, April 2012.
|Birth name||Christopher Maurice Brown|
|Born||May 5, 1989|
|Origin||Tappahannock, Virginia, U.S.|
|Genres||R&B, pop, hip hop, dance|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, actor|
|Labels||Jive, Zomba, RCA|
|Associated acts||Big Sean, Bow Wow, Game,Juelz Santana, Kevin McCall, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, T-Pain, Tyga|
Christopher Maurice “Chris” Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). With his first single “Run It!” peaking atop the US BillboardHot 100, Brown became the first male artist as a lead since Diddy in 1997 to have his debut single top the chart. His second album Exclusive (2007) spawned his second Hot 100 number one “Kiss Kiss“, in addition to “With You” and “Forever“. The album was also certified double platinum by the RIAA.
In 2009, Brown received much media attention after pleading guilty to felony assault of singer and his then-girlfriend Rihanna; he was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. His third album Graffiti was released later that year, and included the top-twenty single “I Can Transform Ya“. Brown’s fourth album F.A.M.E. (2011) became his first to top the Billboard 200; it spawned hit singles “Yeah 3x“, “Look at Me Now“, and “Beautiful People“. F.A.M.E. earned Brown his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. His fifth album Fortune was released in 2012. However, after the release of Exclusive, Brown’s albums have not been well received by music critics.
Apart from his work in the music industry, Brown has pursued an acting career. In 2007, he made his on-screen feature film debut in Stomp the Yard, and appeared as a guest on the television series The O.C. Other films Brown has appeared in, include This Christmas (2007), Takers (2010),Think Like a Man (2012), and Battle of the Year (2013). Throughout his career, Brown has won numerous awards, including two NAACP Image Awards, three American Music Awards and nine BET Awards.
Adele in concert, January 2009
|Born||Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
5 May 1988
Tottenham, Greater London, England
|Home town||West Norwood, Greater London, England|
|Partner(s)||Simon Konecki (2011–present)|
|Children||Angelo Konecki (b. 2012)|
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer-songwriter. Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordingsafter a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. The next year she received the Brit Awards “Critics’ Choice” award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It certified four times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. Her career in the US was boosted by a Saturday Night Live appearance in late 2008. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Adele released her second studio album, 21, in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her début,earning the singer six Grammy Awards in 2012 including Album of the Year, equalling the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. The album has also led to her receiving numerous other awards, including two Brit Awards and three American Music Awards. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK; in the US the album has held the top position longer than any other album since 1985, and is certified Diamond. According to the IFPI, the album has sold over 26 million copies worldwide.
The success of 21 earned Adele numerous mentions in the Guinness World Records. She is the first artist to sell more than 3 million copies of an album in a year in the UK. With her two albums and the first two singles from 21, “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You“, she became the first living artist to achieve the feat of having two top-five hits in both the UK Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously sinceThe Beatles in 1964. With her third release from the album, “Set Fire to the Rain“, which became her third number one single in the US, Adele became the first artist in history to lead the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Billboard Hot 100 number-ones.
Adele is the first female in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three singles in the top 10 at the same time as a lead artist, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. 21 is the longest running number one album by a female solo artist on the UK and US Albums Chart. In 2011 and 2012, Billboard named Adele Artist of the Year. In 2012, Adele was listed at number five on VH1‘s 100 Greatest Women in Music, and the American magazine Timenamed Adele one of the most influential people in the world. In 2013, she received an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for her song “Skyfall“, written for the twenty-third James Bond film of the same name
Cavill at the Sydney premiere of Man of Steel, June 2013
|Born||Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill
5 May 1983 
Saint Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (born 5 May 1983) is a British actor and model. Cavill began his acting career starring as Albert Mondego in the 2002 film adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo. He would later star in minor and supporting roles in television shows such as BBC’s The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Midsomer Murders before transitioning to more mainstream Hollywood films such as Tristan & Isolde, Stardust andImmortals.
In 2008, Cavill became the face and official spokesmodel of the Dunhill fragrance collection for men campaign. He was also cast in the main ensemble of the 2007 Showtime series, The Tudors starring as Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk until the series’ end in 2010. Cavill would gain further prominence and international fame playing the titular superhero Clark Kent/Kal-El in the 2013 reboot film Man of Steel, which became a commercial success and the highest-grossing Superman film of all time.
David live at Hammersmith in 2006
|Birth name||Craig Ashley David|
|Born||5 May 1981
|Genres||UK garage, pop, British hip hop,R&B, dance|
Teacup / Warner Bros. (2005–08)
Universal Music TV (2009–10)
Atlantic (US, 2001–06)
Reprise (US, 2007)
Universal Music Publishing Group (2013–present)
Craig Ashley David (born 5 May 1981) is an English singer-songwriter who rose to fame in 1999 featuring on the single “Re-Rewind” by Artful Dodger. David’s debut album, Born to Do It, was released on 14 August 2000, after which he has since released a further five studio albums and worked with a variety of artists such as Tinchy Stryder, Kano, Jay Sean, Rita Ora and Sting.