Little Mix on stage in February 2013 as part of the DNA Tour. From left to right: Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock
|Associated acts||The X Factor 2011 finalists, Missy Elliott, Demi Lovato, Cher Lloyd,Fifth Harmony|
Little Mix are a British four-piece girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall. They were formed exclusively for the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011 and became the first group to win the competition. Following their victory, they signed with Simon Cowell‘s record label Syco Records and released a cover of Damien Rice‘s “Cannonball” as their winner’s single.
Little Mix released their debut album DNA on 19 November 2012. It charted in the top 5 in eight countries, including number two in the UK and number four on the US Billboard 200. This made Little Mix the first girl group since The Pussycat Dolls to reach the U.S. top 5 with their debut album, as well as earning the highest debut U.S. chart position by a British girl group, breaking the record previously held by the Spice Girls, whose 1996 debut Spice charted at number five. As of October 2013, Little Mix had sold over 4 million singles and over 1.6 million albums worldwide
|Born||Jessica Ann Simpson
July 10, 1980
Abilene, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter,performer, actress,businesswoman|
|Height||1.61 m (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|Spouse(s)||Nick Lachey (m. 2002–06)
Eric Johnson (m. 2014)
|Relatives||Ashlee Simpson (sister)|
|Genres||Pop, dance-pop, electropop,R&B|
|Labels||Columbia, Epic, Primary Wave,BMG|
Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American recording artist, actress, television personality and fashion designer who made her debut in 1999. Since that time, Simpson has made many recordings, starred in several television shows, movies and commercials, launched a line of hair and beauty products and designed fragrances, shoes and handbags for women. She has devoted time to philanthropic efforts including Operation Smile and a USO-hosted tour for troops stationed overseas. She started the Jessica Simpson Collection in 2006.
Simpson rose to fame with the release of her debut single, “I Wanna Love You Forever“, which peaked inside the Top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, her debut album Sweet Kisses went on to be certified 2x Platinum in the United States, and sold over four million copies worldwide. Her 2001 single “Irresistible” became her second Top 20 hit, while the album of the same name became her first to enter the Top 10 of the Billboard200, and went on to receive a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Her third studio album, In This Skin, went on to become her best selling album worldwide, receiving a 3x Platinum certification from the RIAA and peaking at number 2 on the Billboard 200, her highest charting album to date. Following the release of a Christmas album, Simpson released A Public Affair in 2006, and the album became her third Top 10 hit on the Billboard 200. She ventured into the country music market in 2008 and released Do You Know. In October 2010, she released her first compilation album and last album under the label of Epic Records, with the name Playlist: The Very Best of Jessica Simpson. A month later she released her second Christmas album Happy Christmas under the label eleveneleven and Primary Wave Records (owned by EMI). She has achieved seven Billboard Top 40 hits, three gold and two multi-platinum RIAA certified studio albums, four of which have reached the top 10 on the US Billboard 200. Simpson has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. In 2013, VH1 ranked Simpson #32 on their 100 Sexiest Artists of All Time list.
Starting in 2003, Simpson starred with her then-husband Nick Lachey in the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. The show aired from 2003 to 2005. After her divorce from Lachey, Simpson appeared in films including The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Employee of the Month (2006), and Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008). Simpson was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View, The Price of Beauty, and The Early Show. Her appearances on The Price of Beauty gained generally positive reception, pulling in 1 million viewers on its premiere. The show was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award. She also recorded the show’s theme song, “Who We Are“.
LeVox in September 2012
|Birth name||Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr.|
|Born||July 10, 1970
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, mandolin,piano|
|Labels||Lyric Street, Big Machine|
|Associated acts||Rascal Flatts|
Gary LeVox (born Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr., July 10, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of American country trio Rascal Flatts. His stage surname (LeVox) literally means “The Voice”, a name he lifted from the studio-console label for his lead-vocal track.
LeVox was born in Columbus, Ohio. He worked at Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities in downtown Columbus. LeVox’s first musical performance was at the age of eight, in a play at his church. He graduated from Olentangy High School and is an alumnus of The Ohio State University. Prompted by his cousin, LeVox moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1997. LeVox and his second cousin, Jay DeMarcus, started out together in Chely Wright‘s band. One day, when the regular guitarist was not available, Joe Don Rooney stepped in. The three men say they felt the chemistry immediately.
Jason Orange on stage at a Take That concert ,Dublin, June 2011.
|Birth name||Jason Thomas Orange|
|Born||10 July 1970
Crumpsall, Manchester,Lancashire, England, UK
|Genres||Pop, pop rock, electronic|
|Occupations||Singer, dancer, musician, songwriter, actor.|
Jason Thomas Orange (born 10 July 1970) is an English singer-songwriter, dancer, musician and actor. He is a member of the pop band Take That who gained popularity in the 1990s and have enjoyed further success since their reunion in 2005.
Shaw at the Brooklyn Academy of Music,
16 January 2011
|Born||Fiona Mary Wilson
10 July 1958
County Cork, Ireland
Fiona Mary Shaw, CBE (née Wilson; born 10 July 1958) is an Irish actress and theatre and opera director. Although to international audiences she is primarily known for her role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films or her role portraying Marnie Stonebrook in the HBO series True Blood, she is an accomplished classical actress. She has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre and was awarded an honorary CBE in 2001.