Category Archives: Musicians

Harry Styles

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© Fiona McKinlay

Harry Edward Styles was born on February 1, 1994 in Holmes Chapel, England. He was the lead singer of a band called White Eskimo that won a band competition in his school. At the age of sixteen, Styles auditioned for The X-Factor and went through several rounds, before he was eliminated from the competition. However, Simon Cowell, the show’s judge, brought back Styles into a group. Styles suggested the name “One Direction.” At the end of the competition, the group came in 3rd place. click here to read more

Lil Wayne

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© Michael Williams

Lil Wayne was born as Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is popularly known by his stage name. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified his debut studio album – Tha Block Is Hot (1999) as platinum. His next albums such as Lights out (released in 2000) and 500 Degreez (released in 2002) were certified gold by RIAA. However, Lil Wayne’s most successful album was Tha Carter III (2008). The album sold more than one million click here to read more

Adele

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© Christopher Macsurak

Adele is a British musician and songwriter who is well known for her unique voice and rich vocals. She broke into the limelight in the year 2006 after being signed by XL Recordings. The following year was a big one for the then 18 year old Adele as she went on to scoop the Critics’ Choice award and the BBC’s Sound of 2008. Adele’s first album was launched in 2008 under the title ’19’ which was her age at that time. This album click here to read more

Toby Keith

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© Keith Hinkle

Toby Keith is Oklahoma’s very own multi award-winning country superstar. A record producer, singer-songwriter and actor, Toby Keith is one of the best known artists in country music. After playing at local pubs and restaurants, Keith got his big break in 1993 when he was signed by top recording label Mercury. Under this recording contract, he released four studio albums, the first of which went platinum, as well as one Greatest Hits album. In 1998, he signed a contract with Nashville DreamWorks and released click here to read more