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     Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. Born in Gary, Indiana and raised in Encino, California, she is the youngest member of the Jackson family of musicians. She initially performed on stage with her family beginning at the age of seven, and later started her career as an actress with the variety television series The Jacksons. She went on to star in other television shows including Good Times, A New Kind of Family, Diff’rent Strokes, and Fame.
     A member of the Jackson clan, Janet broke out with the highly successful “Control” and hasn’t looked back since. Jackson’s early career boasts two TV stints: “Good Times” (1977-79) and “Diff’rent Strokes” (1981-82). Jackson became the first artist in history to squeeze seven Billboard Top Five singles out of one album (”Rhythm Nation”). It was Janet Jackson who (inadvertently) put the term “wardrobe malfunction” into the American lexicon. In 2006, Janet Jackson released the album, “20 Y.O.” which celebrated the performer’s 20 years of hit making.
     Jackson faced initial difficulties after launching her recording career in 1982, often criticized for having a limited vocal range and being yet another child from the Jackson family to become a recording artist. However, with the collaboration of record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Jackson found record-breaking success, producing five consecutive number one studio albums on the Billboard 200; these include Control (1986), Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989), janet. (1993), The Velvet Rope (1997), and All for You (2001). Although critics have compared her contemporary work less favorably to that of her initial breakthroughs, the critical and commercial success of her innovative multi-platinum albums, music videos and choreography have contributed to Jackson’s successful career as an entertainer.

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John Mayer
     John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter. Originally from Connecticut, he attended Berklee College of Music before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1998, where he refined his skills and gained a following. His first two studio albums, Room for Squares and Heavier Things, did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status. In 2003, he won a Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Grammy Award for “Your Body Is a Wonderland”.
     A masculine voice that’s almost too pretty to be a man’s fronts Mayer’s complex yet extremely catchy Adult Alternative rock. In 2005, he left the pop world and collaborated with legendary blues musicians B.B. King and Buddy Guy. John Mayer also toured with the renowned jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and is the guest vocalist on his song “Stitched Up.” The John Mayer Trio focused on raw electrified blues and payed homage to Mayer’s childhood idols. They are now defunct. At age 19, Mayer dropped out of Boston’s Berklee College of Music to move to Atlanta and start performing in coffeehouses.
     Mayer began his career performing mainly acoustic rock and pop, but gradually began a transition towards the blues genre in 2005 by collaborating with renowned blues artists such as B. B. King and Eric Clapton, and by forming the John Mayer Trio. The blues influence can be heard on his album Continuum, released in September 2006. At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007 Mayer won Best Pop Vocal Album for Continuum and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Waiting on the World to Change”. Mayer’s career pursuits have extended to stand-up comedy, design, and writing; he has written pieces for magazines, most notably for Esquire. He is also involved in philanthropic activities through his “Back to You” fund and his concern over global warming.

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Lenny Kravitz

     Leonard Albert “Lenny” Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and arranger whose “retro” style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk, and ballads.
     Rock revisionist Lenny Kravitz has been a staple of FM radio since the late 1980s. As famous for his looks as for his hits. Lenny Kravitz comes from famous stock. His mother,  Roxie Roker, played Helen Willis on the hit TV show “The Jeffersons.” Helen and her TV husband Tom were among the first interracial couples depicted on the small screen. Lenny Kravitz was married to Lisa Bonet of “The Cosby Show.” Years later he romanced Nicole Kidman. The public initially scoffed at Lenny Kravitiz for his retro hippy fashion sense. In a few years they were following his lead.
     In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and percussion himself when recording. He won the Grammy Award for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” four years in a row from 1999 to 2002. He has sold an estimated 32 millions albums worldwide.

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     Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and poet, generally known just by her first name, Jewel. She has received three Grammy Award nominations and sold over 27 million albums worldwide.
     Precocious neo-folkie Jewel has found mainstream popularity with her soulful vocals and sparkling compositions. Jewel once played to a crowd in Detroit who were convinced they were going to see Death Row rapper Jewell. Jewel also writes poetry, and has published a book of her work called “A Night Without Armor.” Jewel won strong reviews for her performance in the little-seen movie “Ride With the Devil.” Jewel used to live in a VW bus and busk on the beaches of San Diego before she got her big break.
     She debuted on February 28, 1995 with the album, Pieces of You, which became one of the best selling debut albums of all time, going platinum twelve times.

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Bruce Springsteen

     Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has recorded and toured with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered around his native New Jersey. His eloquence in expressing ordinary, everyday problems has earned him numerous awards, including eighteen Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, along with a notoriously dedicated and devoted global fan base. His most famous albums, Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A., epitomize his penchant for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily life. He has sold over 65 million albums in the U.S.
     Bruce Springsteen is the definitive all-American rock singer-songwriter of the ’70s and ’80s. In the ’70s, Bruce ruled with Born to Run; in the ’80s, Nebraska blew minds and Born in the U.S.A. spoke to millions. Springsteen was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, in 1949. He bought himself an $18 guitar when he was 13. He started playing with Steven Van Zandt in 1969, and by 1971 the rest of the E Street Band had been formed. Between 1984 and 2006, Springsteen won 15 Grammy Awards. Six of them were in various Vocal Performance categories.
     Springsteen’s lyrics often concern men and women struggling to make ends meet. He has gradually become identified with progressive politics. Springsteen is also noted for his support of various relief and rebuilding efforts in New Jersey and elsewhere, and for his response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, on which his album The Rising reflects.

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     Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, model, and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s.
     Ashanti’s breakthrough hit “Always on Time” is featured on Ja Rule’s album Pain Is Love.      Her debut solo single “Foolish” uses the same beat as “One More Chance/Stay With Me” by Biggie and Faith Evans. Ashanti was accepted at Hampton University and Princeton University, turning both down to pursue a singing career. Hitmaker Irv Gotti discovered the chanteuse in 2000 and produced her R&B self-titled debut. Ashanti has also appeared in a variety of films such as “The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2004) and John Tucker Must Die (2006).
     Ashanti is most famous for her eponymous Grammy Award-winning debut album Ashanti which featured the hit song “Foolish”, and sold over 503,000 copies in its first week of release in the U.S. in April 2002. In the same week, she became the first female performer to simultaneously hold the top two places on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with “Foolish”, and “What’s Luv” (with Fat Joe). She broke records again by having three Top Ten songs Foolish, What’s Luv, and Always on Time, with Ja Rule, on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the same week, being the first female to accomplish this feat and being second only to The Beatles. Ashanti also wrote and sang background on the song “Ain’t It Funny” (Murder Remix) sung by Jennifer Lopez which was also in the top 10 charts at the same time as “Foolish”, “Always on Time” (with Ja Rule), and “What’s Luv” (with Fat Joe). In 2002, she was acclaimed as the “Princess of Hip Hop and R&B” and by 2008, Ashanti had sold more than 7 million albums in the U.S., and more than 15 million records worldwide.

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Mariah Carey

     Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993, a series of hit records established her position as Columbia’s highest-selling act. According to Billboard magazine, she was the most successful artist of the 1990s in the United States.
     With a No. 1 single each year in the decade, Mariah Carey is the biggest-selling female solo artist of the 1990s. Mariah Carey’s mother was an opera singer turned vocal coach. Now we know how Mariah got that five-octave range! In 1993, Carey wed Tommy Mottola, the head of her record label. The two divorced four years later. In 1999, Carey pushed ahead of the Beatles as the artist with the most cumulative weeks spent topping the singles chart. Mariah Carey is from Long Island, N.Y. She moved to New York City the day after graduating high school.
     Following her separation from Mottola in 1997, Carey introduced elements of hip hop into her album work, to much initial success, but her popularity was in decline when she left Columbia in 2001, and she was dropped by Virgin Records the following year after a highly publicized physical and emotional breakdown, as well as the poor reception given to Glitter, her film and soundtrack project. In 2002, Carey signed with Island Records, and after a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the forefront of pop music in 2005.

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