Singer Mary J Blige is one of the more consecutive singers out there. To be sure, she is a singer and songwriter that has earned the name the Queen of Hip-Hop and Soul. Mary was born in the Bronx New York back in 1971 however she would spend most of her childhood in Savannah Georgia and Yonkers, NY. As most singer, Mary also got her singing start at the church and also from hearing her mother sing on her recordings. Mary’s big break came when she did a stellar performance of Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture” at a recording booth in a mall. Needless to say, Mary’s recording of the song was picked up by Uptown Records back in 1988 and the rest as they say was history. Mary eventually left high school to go out and sing backup vocals for several popular artists and she eventually got her first solo album.
Entitled “411?” the CD was produced by Sean Diddy Combs and it became a popular CD for Mary for the mere fact that the compilation was honest and true and spoke of Mary’s struggles coming up in life. The CD spawned many hits and Mary remained consistent with other compilations with singles like “Not Gon’ Cry” and “Be Without You.” Two of Mary’s albums sat at the top of the Billboard charts. They included “Share my World” and “Growing Pains.” “Growing Pains” earned her a Grammy Award for the best contemporary rhythm and blues album.
Jennifer is proud to tell people that she grew up in the Bronx back on July 24, 1969 and her mother was a kindergarten teacher while her father fixed computers. Jennifer is from Puerto Rican parentage and is the middle child of three girls. Jennifer’s love for singing and dancing began when she was just five and she was subsequently enrolled in dance and singing school. By the age of 12 Jennifer attended a Catholic school and then high school for girls only. There she played everything from tennis to softball and she even tried her hand at gymnastics. Jennifer Lopez biography has lot to offer including her personal life and career.
Her breakthrough into showbiz did not happening immediately after graduating from school; Jennifer worked an office job while honing her dancing skills. By the time she got to age 18 she left New York for LA where she joined the cast of In Living Color as a dancer. This led to a dancing gig with Janet Jackson before plunging into acting and singing. Jennifer is known for her role in the movie “Selena” and “My Family”, “Anaconda” and “Wedding Planner to name a few.” Even her singing made her popular with hits like “Jenny from the Block”, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” etc.
Jennifer was married to Latin singer Marc Anthony. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony stayed together for few years but the two recently filed for a divorce. Still lot more to be added for Jenniefer Lopez biography.
Nicole Scherzinger is one of the judges who would be critiqueing the talent of America on the new reality talent show “The X Factor.” Before this gig though, she was popularly known as the singer of the group “The Pussycat Dolls”, an all female group who rocked the charts with infectious songs including “Don’tcha.”Nicole is a product of Honolulu, Hawaii but was raised in the southern town of Kentucky. In high school Nicole emerged winner in a talent contest and went on to appear in several onstage plays as well. The world got to know more about Nicole when she appeared on the television show “Popstars” back in 2000 and was chosen for the lead singing role for the girl group Eden’s Crush.
Nicole has toured many places and has had many performances; she also shared the stage with famed Japanese singer Yoshiki Hayashi. Nicole has also recorded a single for a movie soundtrack in the form of “Breakfast in Bed” for “50 First Dates” which starred Adam Sandler. Aside from singing, Nicole has also appeared in a few television shows. She has made guest cameos on “My Wife and Kids” back in 2001 and on Wanda Sykes “Wanda at Large” in 2003.
Beyonce Knowles is one of the more successful R&B singing females out there. When she gives a performance onstage, one is not only treated to her angelic voice and vocal range but also her dancing skills and stage presence. No wonder Beyonce is often compared to Tina Turner; she is truly an all-round entertainer.The 29-year-old singer was born in Houston, Texas and has done her fair share of singing and dancing contests and school and at public places as well.
She became the lead vocalist of an all girl singing outfit called Destiny’s Child at a very early age and the group dominated the charts in the 1990s with such hits like “Bills Bills Bills”, “Bootylicious” and more. Being in the group has also helped Beyonce with her solo career as well. Her debut CD as an individual artist was in 2003 with the compilation “Dangerously in Love”. She practically hit the ground running with top charters from the CD including “Baby Boy” and “Crazy in Love.”
Beyonce not only matured musically and achieved several awards over the years, she also married Jay-Z, one of the most powerful man in rap music today. The couple secretly married in Paris and kept their secret for months before they remarried publicly. Beyonce and Jay-Z are currently expecting their first child. The singer revealed the news on live television during the MTV Video Music Awards show.