Taylor Swift

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Taylor Alison Swift, an American singer-songwriter, was born on December 13, 1989. She has a diverse record, and her songwriting—often influenced by her own experiences—has garnered critical acclaim and extensive media attention. Swift, a Pennsylvania native, relocated to Nashville at the age of 14 to pursue a career as a country musician. 2004 saw her acquire a songwriting contract with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and 2005 saw her sign a recording deal with Big Machine Records. She became the first female country singer to wholly create or co-write a U.S. platinum-certified record with her self-titled debut album released in 2006 Swift explored country pop on her subsequent albums, Fearless and Speak Now The first country singles to reach the top of the U.S. pop and all-genre airplay charts, respectively, were the former’s “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me.” She tried out rock and electronic genres on Red which featured “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one song. She then abandoned her country image for her synth-pop album 1989 which was supported by the number-one singles “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” and “Bad Blood.” The urban-flavored Reputation and its number-one song “Look What You Made Me Do” were influenced by media attention.

Swift left Big Machine in 2018 and joined Republic Records. In 2019, she released Lover, her eighth studio album, and then the autobiographical documentary Miss Americana (2020).In her 2020 albums Folklore and Evermore, which featured the Hot 100’s top songs “Cardigan” and “Willow,” she dabbled in indie folk and alternative rock. Following a disagreement over the masters for her first six albums, Swift started re-recording them. Two of those albums—Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version)—were re-released in 2021. “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” by the latter became the longest song to reach the top of the Hot 100. The single “Anti-Hero” off her tenth album, Midnights (2022), set new streaming records. In addition to acting in supporting roles in her own music videos and short films like All Too Well: The Short Film (2021), Swift One of the most successful performers in history, Swift has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. She is the artist with the highest number of streams on Specify and the only one whose five albums have sold over a million copies in the US since their debut. She has won 92 Guinness World Records, 40 American Music Awards, 29 Billboard Music Awards, an Emmy, and 11 Grammy Awards, including three Albums of the Year titles. Swift has been in lists such as the Time 100, Forbes Celebrity 100, Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Artists, Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time, and the Greatest of All Time Songwriters. Swift, who has received accolades like Woman of the Decade and Artist of the Decade, is a supporter of women’s empowerment and the rights of artists.1989–2003: Childhood and schooling; life and work Home of Swift’s youth in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania On December 13, 1989, Taylor Alison Swift was born at the Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Swift’s mother, Andrea Gardner Swift, was a former homemaker who worked as a mutual fund marketing executive. Swift’s father, Scott Kingsley Swift, is a former stockbroker with Merrill Lynch Austin, her younger brother, is an actor. She was given the name James Taylor in honor of the musician and is of German and Scottish descent. Marjorie Finlay, her maternal grandmother, sang opera. Swift was raised on a Christmas tree farm that her father had acquired from a customer Swift declares himself to be a Christian She went to Alvernia for preschool and kindergarten.

A performer in opera Swift was raised on a Christmas tree farm that her father had acquired from a customer. Swift declares himself to be a Christian. She first attended the Bernadine Franciscan sisters’ Alvernia Montessori School for preschool and kindergarten before transferring to The Wyndcroft School. In the suburb of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, where Swift attended Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School, the family relocated. She performed in a nearby coffee shop while spending her summers at the beach in Stone Harbor, New Jersey Swift developed a passion for musical theater at the age of nine and participated in four plays at the Berks Youth Theatre Academy  She also frequently visited New York City for acting and singing lessons  After listening to Shania Twain’s songs, Swift later changed her focus to country music, saying that they made her “want to just go around the block four times and daydream about everything.” She spent her weekends giving performances at community fairs and gatherings. Swift was convinced she needed to relocate to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in music after viewing a documentary about Faith Hill At the age of eleven, she visited Nashville record labels with her mother and delivered demo cassettes of karaoke versions of Dolly Parton and The Chicks However, she was turned down because “everyone in that Swift learned how to play the guitar from local musician and computer repairman Ronnie Cremer when she was about 12 years old. Swift learned to play the guitar for the Sixpence None the Richer song “Kiss Me.” Cremer assisted her with her early songwriting endeavors, inspiring her to write “Lucky You.” Dan Dymtrow, a talent agent based in New York, began working with Swift and her parents in 2003. With his assistance, Swift held meetings with big musical labels, had an original song included on a Maybelline compilation CD, and modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch as part of their “Rising Stars” campaign Swift, aged 13 years old, received an artist development deal after singing original songs at an RCA Records showcase. She subsequently started making frequent visits together with her mother to Nashville. [29][30][31] When Swift was 14 years old, her father moved the family to Hendersonville, Tennessee, and began working at Merrill Lynch’s Nashville office. This helped Swift break into the country music scene. Swift first enrolled at Hendersonville High School before switching, after two years, to the Aaron Academy, which was more convenient for her touring schedule while she was homeschooled. She earned her degree a year early.


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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (/bines/) (listen) Bee-ON-say (born September 4, 1981) is a dancer, singer, and songwriter from the United States. Beyoncé is renowned for her vocals and artistic prowess that push the boundaries she has acquired the moniker “Queen Bey” due to her success, which has made her a cultural figure.

As a young girl, Beyoncé participated in a number of singing and dancing competitions. As a member of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful girl groups of all time, she gained notoriety in the late 1990s. During their break, her debut album Dangerously in Love (2003) was released. It included the number-one US Billboard Hot 100 songs “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy.” After Destiny’s Child split up in 2006, Beyoncé released B’Day, her second solo album, which featured the hits “Irreplaceable” and “Beautiful Liar.” Additionally, Beyoncé acted in a number of movies, including The Pink Panther (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), Obsessed (2009), The Lion King, and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). (2019). Her relationship with Jay-Z and her Cadillac performance as Etta James Her third album, I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), was influenced by Records (2008) and won a record-breaking six Grammy Awards in 2010. The hit singles “If I Were a Boy,” “Single Ladies,” and “Halo” were produced as a result. She formally parted from Mathew Knowles, her manager, and father, in 2010, and in 2011 she released her musically varied fourth album, titled 4.

Later, Beyoncé received praise from critics for her sonically experimental visual albums, Beyoncé (2013) and Lemonade (2016). The latter album, which explored themes of adultery, feminism, and womanism, was the best-selling album in the world in 2016 and the most praised album of her career. As the Carters, she and her husband Jay-Z released the album Everything Is Love in 2018. Beyoncé topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017 and 2020 as a featured artist with the remixes of “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion. In the same year, she released the critically acclaimed musical film Black Is King and an accompanying visual album. Beyoncé gained additional praise from critics in 2022 for her seventh studio album Renaissance, which tried both disco and House music was played while LGBTQ+ ball culture was honored. With “Break My Soul,” the album’s first song and her first solo studio album since 2016, she achieved her first solo number-one since 2008.

She is one of the best-selling recording artists in the world, with more than 200 million albums sold worldwide. She received awards for Top Certified Artist of the Decade from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Top Female Artist of the Decade from Billboard in recognition of her popularity during the 2000s. Her first seven studio albums debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making her the first solo artist to do so. Beyoncé has won more awards than any other performer, including 28 Grammys, 26 MTV Video Music Awards, 24 NAACP Image Awards, 31 BET Awards, and 17 Soul Train Music Awards (including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2014). She was ranked by Billboard as the highest-paid black musician of all time in 2014, and 2020.


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Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer, composer, and pianist who lived from March 25, 1942, through August 16, 2018. The “Queen of Soul” has twice come in ninth on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” Franklin is one of the best-selling musicians in the world, with over 75 million recordings sold worldwide.

Franklin’s gospel singing garnered attention while she was a little kid at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, served as a preacher. She joined Columbia Records as a recording artist when she was 18 years old. Franklin’s career did not take off right away, but after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966, she began to get praise and experience financial success. Franklin rose above her musical contemporaries thanks to the success of songs like “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” “Respect,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Think,” and “I Say a Little Prayer.” Franklin continued to release critically praised albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967), Lady Soul (1968), Spirit in the Dark (1970), Young, Gifted and Black (1972), Amazing Grace (1972), and Sparkle (1976) before running into issues with the record label. In 1979, Franklin signed with Arista Records after quitting Atlantic. Before putting out the commercially successful albums Jump to It (1982), Who’s Zoomin’ Who? (1985), and Aretha (1986) on the Arista label, the singer starred in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers. Franklin made a comeback to the Top 40 in 1998 with the Lauryn Hill-penned single “A Rose Is Still a Rose”; she later issued an album of the same name.

Franklin has 112 singles that reached the US Billboard charts, including 73 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries, and 20 R&B hits that reached number one. In addition to the songs mentioned above, the singer is also known for her hits “Ain’t No Way,” “Call Me,” “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied”),” “Spanish Harlem,” “Rock Steady,” “Day Dreaming,” “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do”),” “Something He Can Feel,” “Jump to It,” “Freeway of Love,” “Who’s Zoomin’ Who,” and “I (a duet with George Michael). Franklin received 44 nominations, garnered 18 Grammy Awards, including the first eight for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (1968–75), received the Grammy Awards Living Legend Award, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Franklin won a lot of awards during the course of her career. She received both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Arts. She was the first female musician to be admitted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Additionally, she was admitted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005  Franklin was voted first on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” in 2010 The singer received a posthumous special commendation from the Pulitzer Prize jury in 2019 “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades”. Franklin received her induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2020.2022 and will see Rolling Stone.