Jason Mraz in March 2011
|Birth name||Jason Thomas Mraz|
|Born||June 23, 1977
Mechanicsville, Virginia, U.S.
|Genres||Pop rock, blue-eyed soul,alternative rock, reggae, surf rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin,mandola, banjo, ukulele|
|Associated acts||Tristan Prettyman, Bushwalla,Jack Johnson, Colbie Caillat,Christina Perri, Raining Jane|
Jason Thomas Mraz (/məˈræz/; born June 23, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter who first came to prominence on the San Diego coffee house scene in 2000. In 2002, he released his debut studio album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, which contained the hit single “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)“. With the release of his second album, Mr. A-Z, in 2005, Mraz achieved major commercial success. The album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 and sold over 100,000 copies in the US. In 2008, Mraz released his third studio album,We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and was an international commercial success, thanks in large part to the hit “I’m Yours“. The song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, giving him his first top ten single, and spent a then-record 76 weeks on the Hot 100. His fourth album, Love Is a Four Letter Word, peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200, his highest-charting album to date.
Mraz has won two Grammy Awards and received two additional nominations, and has also won two Teen Choice Awards, a People’s Choice Award and the Hal David Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. He has earned platinum and multi-platinum certifications in over 20 countries, and has toured in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and parts of Africa.
Mraz is a social activist and philanthropist, focused on the environment, human rights, education and LGBT rights. He established the Jason Mraz Foundation in 2011 to assist charities in support of these causes.
Blair at the LG Mobile Phone Touch event in May 2010
|Born||Selma Blair Beitner
June 23, 1972
Southfield, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Spouse(s)||Ahmet Zappa (m. 2004–06)|
|Partner(s)||Jason Bleick (2010–2012)|
Selma Blair (born Selma Blair Beitner on June 23, 1972) is an American film, television and theater actress. Since Blair made her professional acting debut in 1995, she has starred in a variety of film genres, including several commercial Hollywood motion pictures, indie and art house films.
Blair officially started her professional acting career in December, 1995 on television, in the children’s sitcom The Adventures of Pete & Pete; subsequently, in 1996 she made her debut in the film industry. Her first works consisted of several television guest roles, brief appearances in mainstream films and lead roles in unreleased projects, including the New Zealand-fantasy film Amazon High (1997); later, she gained mainstream recognition after starring in the 1999 teen drama Cruel Intentions.
She achieved international fame as a result of her portrayal of the pyrokinetic-heroine Liz Sherman in the fantasy films Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008); other notable films include Legally Blonde (2001), The Sweetest Thing (2002), The Fog (2005), Purple Violets (2007), The Poker House (2008) and Columbus Circle (2012).
Blair portrayed in the 1990s the titular role of Zoe on the teen sitcom Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane; in the 2000s, she starred as Kim in the American version of Kath & Kim. In 2012-2013, she returned to television as the female lead in the first two seasons of the TV-series Anger Management.
Tunstall at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle
2 November 2010
|Birth name||Kate Victoria Tunstall|
|Born||23 June 1975
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
|Genres||Alternative rock, folk rock, piano rock, indie pop, indie rock,folktronica|
|Instruments||Guitar, drums, flute, piano, vocals|
Blue Note/Universal Records
|Gibson Firebird, Gibson Dove, Gretsch White Falcon, Gibson Hummingbird, Gretsch G6128-1962 Double Cutaway|
Kate Victoria “KT” Tunstall (born 23 June 1975) is a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist. She broke into the public eye with a 2004 live solo performance of her song “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” on Later… with Jools Holland. She has enjoyed commercial and critical success since, picking up three nominations before winning a BRIT Award, and aGrammy Award nomination. She is also the recipient of an Ivor Novello Award.
She has released five albums internationally: Eye to the Telescope (2004), KT Tunstall’s Acoustic Extravaganza (2006), Drastic Fantastic (2007), Tiger Suit (2010) and Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (2013). She has also appeared in two episodes of the comedy series This is Jinsy on Sky Atlantic. Since 2013, she is working with American artist Howe Gelb.
Tunstall has also written soundtracks for two films; Boy from The Kid, and most recently Miracle for Winter’s Tale, and We Could Be Kings for the Disney movie Million Dollar Arm‘sMillion Dollar Arm (soundtrack).
Duffy in 2010.
|Birth name||Amie Ann Duffy|
|Also known as||Duffy or Aimee Duffy|
|Born||23 June 1984
Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
|Genres||Blue-eyed soul, pop, neo soul|
|Years active||2003–present (hiatus)|
|Labels||A&M, Mercury, BMG|
|Associated acts||Bernard Butler|
Amie Ann Duffy (born 23 June 1984), known as Duffy, is a British singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, her career began when she recorded and released her debut EP, Aimée Duffy, in 2004. Duffy was later introduced to Jeannette Lee of Rough Trade Records in 2007 Duffy signed a recording contract with A&M Recordswhere she released her debut album.
Her 2008 debut album, Rockferry, entered the UK Album Chart at number one. It was the best-selling album in the United Kingdom in 2008 with 1.68 million copies sold. The album was certified several times Platinum and sold over 7 million copies worldwide, spawning the hits “Mercy” and “Warwick Avenue“. With “Mercy”, Duffy became the first Welsh woman to achieve number-one on the UK Singles Chart since Bonnie Tyler topped the charts with “Total Eclipse of the Heart” in 1983. In 2010, she completed recording of her second albumEndlessly that was released on 29 November and made her acting debut in the film Patagonia. In February 2011, Duffy announced she would take an extended hiatus from music before beginning work on her third album.
In 2009, Duffy won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Rockferry, and she was nominated for two other Grammys at the 51st Grammy Awards. In 2009, she won three Brit Awards: British Breakthrough, Best British Female and Best British Album. Duffy does not play any particular musical instrument