8th May ~ our birthday wishes today go to ~ Enrique Iglesias ~ Darren Hayes ~ Alex Van Halen ~ Anthony Field & David Keith ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

 

Enrique Iglesias

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the singer. For the Uruguayan economist, see Enrique V. Iglesias. For the self titled albums, see Enrique (album) and Enrique Iglesias (album).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Iglesias and the second or maternal family name is Preysler.
Enrique Iglesias
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Iglesias performing in August 2011
Background information
Birth name Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler
Born May 8, 1975 (age 38)[1]
Madrid, Spain[2]
Origin Miami, Florida,US
Instruments Vocalsguitar
Labels FonovisaInterscopeUniversal Music LatinUniversal Republic,Republic
Website www.enriqueiglesias.com

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (English /ɛnˈrk ɪˈɡlɛsiəs/Spanish pronunciation: [enˈrike iˈɣlesjas], born May 8, 1975), simply known as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish singersongwriteractor, and record producer. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s on an American Spanish Language record label Fonovisa which helped turn him into one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic Market in the United States becoming the biggest seller of Spanish-language albums of that decade. By the turn of the millennium he made a successful crossover into the mainstream market and signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group for an unprecedented US $48,000,000 with Universal Music Latino to release his Spanish albums and Interscope to release English albums. In 2010, he parted with Interscope and signed with another Universal Music Group label, Universal Republic Records, however in late 2012, Republic Records was revived after eleven years of being dormant, shuttering Universal Republic Records taking all the artists from that label to Republic Records including Iglesias.

Iglesias has sold over 100 million units worldwide, making him one of the best selling Spanish language artists of all time.[3] He has had five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles, including two number-ones, and holds the record for producing 24 number-one Spanish-language singles on the Billboard‘s Hot Latin Tracks. He has also had 13 number-one songs on Billboard’s Dance charts, more than any other single male artist.[4] Altogether, Iglesias has amassed more than 70 number-one rankings on the various Billboard charts.[5] Billboard has called him The King of Latin Pop and The King of Dance.

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Darren Hayes

From Wikipedia,
Darren Hayes
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Darren Hayes, 2006
Background information
Birth name Darren Stanley Hayes
Born 8 May 1972 (age 41)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Genres Poppop rockelectronica
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1993–present
Labels Roadshow (1993–1995)
Columbia (1996–2005)
Powdered Sugar (2006–2011)
Universal Music Australia(2011–present)
EMI Records UK/Europe (2011–present)
Associated acts Savage Garden
Website www.darrenhayes.com

Darren Stanley Hayes (born 8 May 1972) is an Australian singer-songwriter. Hayes was the frontman and singer of the pop duo Savage Garden, whose 1997 album Savage Garden peaked at No. 1 in Australia, No. 2 in United Kingdom and No. 3 in United States. It spawned the singles “I Want You“, “To the Moon and Back“, and Australian and US No. 1 “Truly Madly Deeply“. The duo followed the success of their debut album withAffirmation (1999), which provided additional hits such as US No. 1 “I Knew I Loved You“, and Australian No. 3 “The Animal Song“. Savage Garden sold more than 23 million albums worldwide before parting ways in 2001.[1]

Hayes released his first solo album Spin in 2002. The album sold two million copies worldwide, debuted at No. 2 in the UK and No. 3 in Australia. It delivered the hit single “Insatiable“. Hayes’s second solo album The Tension and the Spark marked a change of direction for the singer-songwriter, showing experimentation with electronica and darker lyrics. NME wrote about its first single, “Pop!ular” saying it was “A twistered masterclass in career reintervention…This guy is a genius.” While The Observer said “This album is no folly and succeeds, often to the point of all out triumph, on its own terms.” Hayes parted way with his record label Columbia Records in 2006 and started his own independent record label Powdered Sugar, from which he would release his third solo album This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007).

In mid-2010, Hayes announced the completion of recording his fourth solo album, Secret Codes and Battleships, features 3 songs co-written and produced by Brian West and was mixed by Robert Orton, who is best known for working with Lady Gaga. On 17 April 2011, Hayes signed with Mercury Records‘ Australian division and in August 2011 with EMI Records in the UK. The album was released in Australia on 21 October 2011, 24 October in the UK and 25 October in the US, with singles “Talk Talk Talk“, “Bloodstained Heart” and “Black Out the Sun” released before the album.

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Alex Van Halen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alex Van Halen
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Background information
Birth name Alexander Arthur van Halen
Born May 8, 1953 (age 60)
NijmegenNetherlands
Genres Hard rockheavy metal
Instruments Drumspercussionvocalsguitar,keyboardspianosaxophone
Years active 1962–present
Labels Warner Bros.
Associated acts Van Halen
Website http://www.van-halen.com
Notable instruments
Ludwig drumsPaiste cymbals

Alexander Arthur “Alex” Van Halen (born May 8, 1953) is a Dutch-born American musician, best known as the drummer and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. Originally, his brother Eddie had taken lessons for drums, while Alex practiced guitar. After spending time playing Eddie’s drum kit, Alex became more skillful at the drums than Eddie.

In 1974, the Van Halen brothers, David Lee Roth, and Michael Anthony formed a band, simply called Van Halen. They were signed to Warner Brothers in 1977 and released their first album in 1978. The two brothers are the only members of Van Halen who have been in the band for its entire duration.

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Anthony Field

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other people of the same name, see Tony Field (disambiguation).
Anthony Field
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Anthony Field in Sydney, 2012
Background information
Birth name Anthony Donald Joseph Field
Born 8 May 1963 (age 50)
Kellyville, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Children’s musicPoprock
Occupations musiciansongwriterproducer
Instruments guitardrums
Years active 1979–present
Associated acts The CockroachesThe Wiggles
Website http://www.anthonyfield.com

Anthony Donald Joseph FieldAM (born 8 May 1963) is an Australian musician and actor. He is best known as a member of the children’s group The Wiggles and the 1980s and 90s pop band The Cockroaches. While still a teenager, he helped found The Cockroaches with his brothers, Paul and John. The Cockroaches recorded two albums and enjoyed moderate success, interrupted by Field’s service in Australia’s regular army, until they disbanded in the late 1980s.

Field attended Macquarie University to receive training in early childhood education, and founded The Wiggles with fellow students Murray CookGreg Page and former bandmate Jeff Fatt in 1991. He worked as a preschool teacher for two years before the success of The Wiggles forced him to focus on children’s music full-time. Despite Field’s strong dislike of touring, The Wiggles became one of the most successful and active groups in Australia. Field, who wore blue while performing with the group, was responsible for the production aspects of their stage and television shows, CDs, and DVDs. His issues with chronic pain and depression, which almost forced him out of the group at the height of their success, are well-documented.

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David Keith

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the scientist, see David Keith (scientist).
Not to be confused with Keith David.
David Keith
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Born David Lemuel Keith
May 8, 1954 (age 59)
Knoxville, TennesseeU.S.
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1978-present
Spouse(s) Nancy Clark (2000-present)

David Lemuel “Davey” Keith (born May 8, 1954) is an American actor and director. He received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor and New Star of the Year – Actor for his performance in An Officer and a Gentleman. His performance led him to a lead role status in the 1980s appearing the film adaptations of The Lords of DisciplineFirestarter and White of the Eye.

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