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Kylie Minogue

 

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Kylie Minogue
OBE
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Born Kylie Ann Minogue
28 May 1968 (age 45)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Residence South Coogee, New South Wales, Australia[1]
Chelsea, London, England
Other names
  • Kylie
  • The Princess of Pop
Education Camberwell High School
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record and film producer
  • actress
  • author
  • entrepreneur
  • fashion designer
  • showgirl
  • humanitarian
Years active 1979–present
Home town Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia
Television NeighboursThe Henderson KidsDoctor Who
Parents Ronald Charles Minogue
Carol Ann Jones
Relatives Dannii Minogue (sister)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1987–present
Labels
Website kylie.com

Kylie Ann MinogueOBE (/ˈkl mɨˈnɡ/; born 28 May 1968), often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress, working and living in London. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera Neighbours, before beginning her career as a recording artist in 1987.

Minogue has achieved worldwide record sales of more than 70 million,[4] and has received notable music awards, including multiple ARIA and Brit Awards and a Grammy Award. She has mounted several successful and critically acclaimed concert world tours and received a Mo Award for “Australian Entertainer of the Year” for her live performances. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008 “for services to music”. In the same year she was appointed by the French Government as a Chevalier (knight) of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the junior grade of France’s highest cultural honour, for her contribution to the enrichment of French culture. In 2011 her hit single “I Should Be So Lucky” was added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s Sounds of Australia registry.[5][6] The same year, Minogue was awarded an honorary Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) degree by Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom for her work in raising awareness for breast cancer. In November 2011, on the 25th anniversary of theARIA Music Awards, Minogue was inducted by the Australian Recording Industry Association into the ARIA Hall of Fame.[7]

Her first single, “The Loco-Motion“, spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian singles chart and became the highest-selling single of the decade in Australia. This led to a contract with the British songwriters andproducers Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Her debut album, Kylie (1988), and the single “I Should Be So Lucky“, both performed well on international charts, particularly in Australia and the United Kingdom. Initially presented as a “girl next door“, Minogue attempted to convey a more mature style in her music and public image. Her singles were well received, but after four albums her sales were declining, and she left Stock, Aitken & Waterman in 1992 to establish herself as an independent performer. Her next single, “Confide in Me“, reached number one in Australia and was a hit in several European countries in 1994, and a duet with Nick Cave, “Where the Wild Roses Grow“, brought Minogue a greater degree of artistic credibility. Drawing inspiration from a range of musical styles and artists, Minogue took creative control over the songwriting for her next album, Impossible Princess(1997).

Minogue returned to prominence in 2000 with the single “Spinning Around” and the dance-oriented album Light Years, and she performed during the closing ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Her music videos showed a more sexually provocative and flirtatious personality and several hit singles followed. “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” reached number one in more than 40 countries, and the album Fever (2001) was a hit in many countries, including the US, a market in which Minogue had previously received little recognition. In 2005, in the middle of a concert tour, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, forcing her to cancel the tour. After treatment, she resumed her career in 2006 with the Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour. In 2009, she embarked upon her For You, For Me tour, her first concert tour of the US and Canada.

In 2014, Minogue released her 12th album Kiss Me Once, while also appearing as a judge on the third series of The Voice UK and the third series of The Voice Australia. Minogue later confirmed that she would not be returning to The Voice UK for the fourth series due to the dates clashing with her tour

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Gladys Knight

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Gladys Knight
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Knight in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, on October 12, 2006.
Background information
Birth name Gladys Maria Knight
Also known as The Empress of Soul
Born May 28, 1944 (age 69)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Motown soundR&Bsmooth soulpop soulsoft rockgospel,funkdoo-wop
Occupations Singer, actress, humanitarian, author, model, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1953–present
Labels Vee-JayMotownBuddah,ColumbiaMCAVerve
Associated acts Gladys Knight & the PipsBrandy Norwood

Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the “Empress of Soul”,[1][2] is an American recording artist, songwriter, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner,[3] she is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, the most famous incarnation of which also included her brotherMerald “Bubba” Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.

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John Fogerty

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For other people named John Fogerty, see John Fogerty (disambiguation).
John Fogerty
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Fogerty in LuccaItaly, 2009
Background information
Birth name John Cameron Fogerty
Born May 28, 1945 (age 68)
BerkeleyCaliforniaUnited States
Genres Roots rockcountry rockblues rockrock and rollAmericana
Occupations Musiciansongwriterrecord producer
Instruments Guitarvocalsharmonicapianokeyboards
Years active 1959–present.
Labels Verve ForecastFantasyAsylum,Warner Bros.DreamWorks,Geffen
Associated acts Creedence Clearwater Revival,The Golliwogs
Website www.johnfogerty.com
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
Rickenbacker 325
Fender Telecaster

John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American musician, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for his time with the band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) and as a solo recording artist.[1] Fogerty was listed on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists (at number 40) and the list of 100 Greatest Singers

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Colbie Caillat

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Colbie Caillat
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Colbie Caillat performing in 2009
Background information
Birth name Colbie Marie Caillat
Born May 28, 1985 (age 28)
Newbury Park, California, United States
Origin Malibu, California, United States
Genres Popfolk poppop rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist
Instruments Vocal, acoustic guitarukulele, piano
Years active 2007–present
Labels Universal RepublicRepublic
Website www.colbiecaillat.com

Colbie Marie Caillat (Listeni/ˈklbi kəˈl/; born May 28, 1985) is an American pop singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist from Malibu, California. She debuted in 2007 with Coco, which included hit singles “Bubbly” and “Realize“. In 2008, she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, “Lucky“, which won a Grammy. Caillat released her second album, Breakthrough, in August 2009. Breakthrough was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards. She was also part of the group that won Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammys for her background vocals and writing on Taylor Swift‘s Fearless album. Caillat has sold over six million albums worldwide and sold over 10 million singles. In 2009, she was named Billboard magazine’s 94th-best-selling music artist of the 2000–2009 decade.[1] In 2011, she released her third studio album, All of You. On October 23, 2012 she released her first Christmas album, Christmas in the Sand.

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Mark Feehily

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Mark Feehily
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Mark Feehily in 2011
Background information
Birth name Markus Michael Patrick Feehily
Born 28 May 1980 (age 33)
Sligo, Ireland
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano, tin-whistle
Years active 1998–present
Labels Sony / Syco (2000–2012)
Associated acts Westlife

Markus Michael Patrick “Mark” Feehily (born 28 May 1980) is one of the lead singers of the former Irish boy band Westlife.

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