Shelton in April 2010
|Birth name||Blake Tollison Shelton|
|Born||June 18, 1976
Ada, Oklahoma, United States
|Occupations||Singer, television personality|
|Labels||Giant, Warner Bros. Nashville,Reprise Nashville|
|Associated acts||Bobby Braddock, Miranda Lambert|
Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American country music singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single “Austin“. The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, “Austin” spent five weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The gold-certified debut album also produced two more Top 20 hits. Although the album was released on Giant Records Nashville, he was transferred to Warner Bros. Records Nashville after Giant closed in late 2001.
His second and third albums, 2003’s The Dreamer and 2004’s Blake Shelton’s Barn & Grill, were each certified gold as well. His fourth album, Pure BS (2007), was re-issued in 2008 with a cover of Michael Bublé‘s pop hit “Home” as one of the bonus tracks. A fifth album, Startin’ Fires, was released in November 2008. It was followed by the extended plays Hillbilly Boneand All About Tonight in 2010, and the albums Red River Blue in 2011 and Based on a True Story… in 2013. Overall, Blake Shelton has charted 24 country singles, including 11 Number Ones. He has been nominated five times for a Grammy Award.
Shelton is also known for his role as a judge on the televised singing competitions Nashville Star, Clash of the Choirs, and The Voice. He has been on The Voice since its inception, and three out of the five seasons (2–4) his teams have won. He is the husband of country singer Miranda Lambert.
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McCartney performing in England, 2010
|Birth name||James Paul McCartney|
|Born||18 June 1942
|Genres||Rock, pop, classical, electronica|
|Occupations||Musician, singer, songwriter, music and film producer, businessman|
|Instruments||Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, drums|
|Labels||Apple, Capitol, Columbia, Decca,Hear Music, Parlophone,Polydor, Swan, Vee-Jay|
|Associated acts||The Quarrymen, the Beatles,Wings, the Fireman|
Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, widely regarded as one of the most popular and influential acts in the history of rock music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band’s break-up, he pursued a solo career and later formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.
McCartney has been recognized as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song “Yesterday“, more than any other copyrighted song in history. Wings’ 1977 release “Mull of Kintyre” is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in March 1999, McCartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2014 he has sold more than 15.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr received MBEs in 1965, and in 1997, McCartney was knighted for his services to music.
McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, landmines, vegetarianism, poverty, and music education. He has married three times and is the parent of five children.
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,United States|
|Genres||R&B, Soul, New jack swing|
|Labels||Motown, Universal, Arista, MSM Music Group/Koch, Decca/UMG|
|Associated acts||Boyz II Men
Rossellini on location at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin to shoot some scenes for the film The Innocent, 1992
|Born||Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini
18 June 1952
Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born 18 June 1952) is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her.
Reed performing in 2006 with Guns N’ Roses
|Birth name||Darren Arthur Reed|
|Also known as||Dizzy|
|Born||June 18, 1963
Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|Occupations||Musician, keyboardist, pianist,percussionist|
|Instruments||Keyboards, synthesizers, piano, organ, mellotron, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, congas, vibraphone, vocals|
|Associated acts||Guns N’ Roses
Dizzy Reed (born Darren Arthur Reed; June 18, 1963) is a contemporary rock musician, and occasional actor. He is best known for his tenure as the keyboardist, pianist andpercussionist for the rock band Guns N’ Roses, with whom he has played, toured, and recorded since 1990. Aside from frontman Axl Rose, Reed is the longest-standing and only member of Guns N’ Roses to remain from the band’s Use Your Illusion era. In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N’ Roses, although he did not attend the ceremony.