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Gosia Andrzejewicz

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Gosia Andrzejewicz (born on January 14, 1984 in Bytom, Poland) is a Polish pop and dance singer. She debuted in 2004 and has since earned major hits in Poland, like “Pozwól żyć”, “Słowa” and “Trochę ciepła”. Two of her albums have been certified Gold in her home country, Gosia Andrzejewicz Plus and Lustro, both released in 2006.

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Gosia has won over 30 singing contest awards and performed in a jazz group for a short period of time. In 2004, she released her first self-titled album independently, which contained hits “Nieśmiały chłopak” and “Wielbicielka”. After signing a contract with Polish record label My Music, her debut album was re-released with additional songs as Gosia Andrzejewicz Plus in 2006 and spawned major hits “Pozwól żyć” and “Słowa”. Released later that year album Lustro contained successful singles “Trochę ciepła” and “Lustro”. Both records were certified Gold in Poland. Gosia has won many music awards and quickly became one of the biggest pop stars in her home country. 2007 saw the release of her first greatest hits album and a fundraising compilation of winter and Christmas songs, Zimno? Przytul mnie!.

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In 2008, Gosia went on to record club-friendly music, contrary to her previous, pop ballad-oriented material. Her collaboration with DJ Remo, “You Can Dance” was a big hit, as well as “Lips”, released in 2009 with Polish DJ duo Kalwi & Remi. Her next studio album, Wojowniczka, was released in the summer of 2009 and consisted of pop-dance material, with half of the songs sung in English. The album spawned three singles, including her next hit, “Otwórz oczy”. In 2012, Gosia collaborated with Dr. Alban on a song “Loverboy” which proved to be another success. In 2013, Gosia released the single “I’m Not Afraid” which submitted to the Swiss pre-selections to the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. After the online vote, the song entered the top 9, but failed to pass the “expert check”.

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Andrzejewicz released her next studio album Film in November 2014. The double disc album was promoted by songs “Film”, “Ciszej” and “Klucz”, but failed to chart.

Olivia Bonilla

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Olivia Bonilla (born January 25, 1992) is a Spanish singer-songwriter and musician. In 2009, she released her EP-Album Arrival featuring original songs “Can’t Say Goodbye”, “Stumble”, and “Don’t Say You’re Sorry”. Soon after that, she released “As If You Never Existed”, a song inspired by New Moon, the second novel in the Twilight series. In 2010, she released her first single “Not This Time” and “Nunca Más” (Spanish version) off her upcoming full-length album, which is set to be released in 2011.
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In 2009, Bonilla released her EP-Album Arrival featuring her original songs “Can’t Say Goodbye”, “Stumble”, “Don’t Say You’re Sorry”. Soon after that, she released “As If You Never Existed”, a song inspired by New Moon, the second novel in the Twilight series.
Almost a year later, in 2010 Bonilla released her first single “Not This Time” and “Nunca Más” (Spanish version) off her upcoming full-length album. Soon after, Bonilla filmed and released the official music videos for both versions of the single, via YouTube. The album is set to be released in 2011 and it will feature all her own original material.
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During promotion for the new single, Bonilla attended the Billboard Latin Music Awards where she was invited to perform a couple of songs from her new album. She traveled to Mexico City for a promotional tour with media outlets in television, radio, and print such as Televisa and Notimex. She made television appearances in TV shows such as El Mundo al Revés con Natalia on TeleHit, Telehit News, La Sobremesa, and Pock Studio. During her visit to México, Bonilla performed and received recognition at Plaza de las Estrellas (the Mexican equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame). She also held a private concert in popular club called “La Casona”.
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In late 2010, Bonilla traveled to Spain where she continued her media promotional tour and also performed as the opening act for Spanish singer David Sampedro at “El Gran Teatro de Elche” in Alicante, Spain. During her trip there, she visited radio stations such as EsRadio and Onda Cero Radio where she talked about the meaning behind her songs and her upcoming album, which is soon to be released in 2011.

Dierks Bentley

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 Dierks Bentley  (born November 20, 1975]) is an American singer and songwriter who has been signed to Capitol Nashville since 2003. That year, he released his self-titled debut album. Both it and its follow-up, 2005’s Modern Day Drifter, are certified platinum in the United States.

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A third album, 2006’s Long Trip Alone, is certified gold. It was followed in mid-2008 by a greatest hits package. His fourth album, Feel That Fire was released in February 2009. A bluegrass studio album, Up on the Ridge, was released on June 8, 2010, and then a sixth album, Home, followed in February 2012, as did a seventh one, Riser, in 2014.

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Bentley’s studio albums have accounted for eighteen singles on the country singles chart, of which thirteen have reached No. 1: his debut single “What Was I Thinkin'”, as well as “Come a Little Closer”, “Settle for a Slowdown”, “Every Mile a Memory”, “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)”, “Feel That Fire”, “Sideways”, “Am I the Only One”, “Home”, “5-1-5-0”, “I Hold On”, “Drunk on a Plane” and “Say You Do”. Four more of his singles have reached the top 5.

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Bentley’s latest release, a new 13 track studio album titled “Black” will be released May 27, 2016

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Albums

  • Don’t Leave Me in Love (2001)
  • Dierks Bentley (2003)
  • Modern Day Drifter (2005)
  • Long Trip Alone (2006)
  • Greatest Hits/Every Mile a Memory 2003–2008 (2008)
  • Feel That Fire (2009)
  • Up on the Ridge (2010)
  • Home (2012)
  • Riser (2014)
  • Black (2016)

Stephy Tang

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Stephy Tang (born 15 October 1983) is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress. She was formerly the lead singer of the pop group Cookies. Tang started her singing career in the music group Cookies. The main style of music from Cookies was teen pop. When Tang started her solo singing career, her record company, EMI, wanted a change to a more grown-up look and style. Some songs on her first album, Coloring Stephy, had a more mature and soft jazz influence than her previous music in Cookies. Generally, the album was widely heard and was popular, and it was certified Gold by IFPI Hong Kong. Tang’s second solo album was Fantasy. The album had a total of five editions. One was a deluxe edition which contains a DVD featuring her music videos from this album. The only difference between the other four was t he color themes of the album covers: red, yellow, blue, and green, which were four different themes for photo shoots. Her third album is Dating Stephy. This album also features different covers, and a special edition was released three months after the original release. The album also sold as well as her previous two. There was no official announcement of the certification, as Gold Label Entertainment Ltd and EMI Music Hong Kong did not participate in IFPI Hong Kong. However, the newspapers announced that Dating Stephy has sold over 30,000 in one month, and it was at least Gold certified. In 2007, she performed at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Charity Gala at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with many other artists. Tang performed her first headline solo concert, called “Stephy, See Thru Live 2007”. It was held from 7–9 December 2007 at the Star Hall in Hong Kong. A live album was released featuring songs performed at this concert. She also did a Mandarin version of “Breaking Free” from High School Musical with Anson Hu. Tang released her new album The Red Album in November 2008. Some tracks in this album, such as “女兒紅”, have led to media attention on the improvement in Tang’s voice. In July 2009, Tang published her first romance novel, Running Alongside Me (陪著我走). The book takes the form of a diary about a girl who has recently broken up with her lover. She goes on a cruise and writes about the things she sees and does. This book also includes 100+ pages of photos, making it a photo book as well. In December 2009, Tang released her collection of “Greatest Hits” plus “New Songs” songs in a 2CD+ DVD Collection called ‘Music Cafe’ which includes four new songs, including Running Alongside Me, which served as the same name as her novel. The collectors edition comes with a mousepad featuring Tang’s face that is available in two designs. In 2011, Tang left her previous record company Gold Typhoon and signed to Neway Star as her new record label. She is currently in a relationship with Alex Fong.

Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf (born Patrick Denis Apps on 30 June 1983) is an English singer-songwriter from South London. Patrick utilises a wide variety of instruments in his music, most commonly the ukulele, piano and viola. Known for combining electronic sampling with classical instruments, Wolf’s styles range from romantic folk to techno-pop. In April 2010 it was announced that Wolf had signed a record deal with Hideout, a subsidiary of Mercury Records, who will release his fifth album, Lupercalia. The final title was announced via Twitter on 23 December 2010. On 4 November 2010, Wolf announced that the first single from Lupercalia was to be “Time of My Life” and the song was posted on YouTube. Of the song, Wolf said: “‘Time of My Life’ is a song that I began writing at the end of a relationship in 2006 and then finished three years later during a temporary break-up in my current relationship. The new album has a direct narrative about love and optimism surviving through adversity and recession. I wanted to celebrate the love and hope I have found in the last few years.” The song was released on 6 December 2010. He also announced that Lupercalia would be released in May 2011. On 10 January 2011, Wolf announced on his official Twitter account that the second single from the album, “The City”, would be released on 14 March 2011.  On 6 April 2011, Wolf released Lupercalia 20 June 2011 worldwide (excluding USA, where it was released 28 June 2011). In the same month, Wolf was featured on the cover of national UK publication Notion), which included an interview conducted by writer Alex Lee Thomson, clothes by James Long, and photos by James Moriarty. On 18 May 2012 Wolf announced that he was working on his next album, to be released later in the year: “I’m going back to the studio and recording my jubilee record… The album will be totally, totally, totally stripped down. It’s time for me to be retrospective about the last ten years before I move onto the next ten. I’m 28 and I think it’s quite fun to sing the songs you wrote as a teenager.”

Dwight Arrington Myers

Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011, better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican-born American rapper, record producer, singera, actor, and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group which included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), “Trouble” T. Roy(Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The group maintained a sizable audience in the United States through most of the 1990s. The five albums the group released were produced by Teddy Riley, Marley Marl, his cousin Pete Rock and Eddie F.

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Myers was born on May 24, 1967 in Mandeville, Jamaica, the son of Eulahlee Lee, a nurse, and Clifford Vincent Myers, a machine technician.  His family moved to Mount Vernon, New York, in the early 1970s, where he was raised.

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Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records, with Heavy D as the frontman and only rapper, and the other three members were dancers. Their debut, Living Large, was released in 1987. The album was a commercial success; Big Tyme was a breakthrough that included four hits.

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Dancer Troy “Trouble T. Roy” Dixon died at age 22 in a fall on July 15, 1990, in Indianapolis. Dixon’s death led to a tribute on the follow-up platinum album, Peaceful Journey. Pete Rock & CL Smooth created a tribute to Trouble T. Roy called “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” which is regarded as a hip-hop classic.

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Heavy D gained even more fame by singing the theme song for the television program In Living Color and also MADtv. Heavy D performed the rap on Michael Jackson’s hit single “Jam” as well as sister Janet Jackson’s hit single “Alright”. Heavy D then began focusing on his acting, appearing in various television shows before returning the music charts with Nuttin’ But Love. After appearing in the off-Broadway play Riff Raff at Circle Repertory Company, Heavy D returned to recording with the hit Waterbed Hev.  In 1997, Heavy D collaborated with B.B. King on his duets album Deuces Wild rapping in the song “Keep It Coming.” Heavy D was referred to in the song “Juicy” by the Notorious B.I.G., and appeared in his music video for “One More Chance”.

In the mid-1990s,djj Myers became the first rapper to head a major music label, when he became the president of Uptown Records. Myers helped to develop rhythm-and-blues singerMary J. Blige’s career and hired Sean “Diddy” Combs as an intern. During this time, Myers also developed the sensational R&B boy band Soul for Real, and was the executive producer and principal writer of several songs on the group’s breakout album, ‘Candy Rain’.   He later became the senior vice president at Universal Music.

Heavy D performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards in October 2011. Although it was his first live performance in 15 years, it was also his final live performance. Myers died on November 8, 2011, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 44. He collapsed outside his Beverly Hills home and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  Heavy D’s death was initially thought to be connected to pneumonia.

Aubrey Drake Graham

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Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986), who records under the mononym Drake, is a Canadian rapper,singer, songwriter, and actor. He was born in Toronto, Ontario.

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He first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He later rose to prominence as a rapper, releasing several mixtapes like Room for Improvement before signing to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.

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Drake’s EP, So Far Gone (2009), spawned the hit single “Best I Ever Had” and the moderate hit “Successful”. His first studio album, Thank Me Later (2010), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and generated notable singles, “Over” and “Find Your Love”.

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It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second album, Take Care (2011), is his most successful to date, topping charts in the United States and Canada and producing multiple hit singles, including “Headlines”, “Take Care”, “Make Me Proud”, and “The Motto”, the last of which is also credited for popularizing the widely used acronym YOLO.

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In promotion of Take Care, Drake embarked on the worldwide Club Paradise Tour, which became the most successful hip-hop tour of 2012, grossing over $42 million.  His third studio album Nothing Was the Same was released on September 24, 2013. It was supported by the singles “Started from the Bottom”, “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, “All Me” and “The Language”.

Monica Naranjo

Monica Naranjo Carrasco (born May 23, 1974) is a Spanish singer born in Figueras, a village in Spain to Andalusian parents. She has sold over 8 million albums worldwide. In 2009 was published Adagio, a review of her 15-year career, with all her hits, accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico City. Following the success of her latest album Tarantula, Monica Naranjo embarked on the tour Adagio Tour in which she offered a new vision of her songs and symphonic CD + DVD is a reflection of this journey. The concert included in this album was recorded on October 16, 2009 at the Teatro de la Ciudad de Mexico, D. F., with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico City, one of the most prestigious in America, directed by Pepe Herrero, who also signed the new orchestral arrangements. The CD contains 16 songs: El despertar, Europa, Immensidad, Desatame, Que imposible, Usted, Empiezo a recordarte, Sobrevivire, Oyeme, Todo mentira, La soledad, Siempre fuiste mio, Kambalaya, Amame o dejame, Amor y lujo and El reecuentro. The audio was mixed and mastered by John M. Vinader. On December 10, was released the album in Mexico and the U.S. January 19. In 2011, she sang the theme song for Mexican telenovela, “Emperatriz”. 2012, NEW ALBUM. Today, Monica and her team are still finalizing the details of new work by artist: A Opera-Rock. Concept: This is an album to accompany a novel, a story which will serve as a connecting thread of songs from the new job and this novel. The album will be in Spanish with a few strokes in other languages, and have a style “Opera-Rock”. Production: We have the production itself Monica and Oscar Tarruella, and arrangements Pepe Herrero and Chris Gordon. Pepe Herrero arrangements will more disco classics on the other hand, the manager of alternative arrangements is Chris Gordon. Released: Although it was initially hoped her release would be the end of 2011, Monica said in recent interviews that will launch in 2012. Despite all the secrecy surrounding this new album by the singer, Monica launched a video on their last 3 Adagio concerts of his tour that featured a seabed, and the words “The sea hides a secret”.  

Sara Ullrika Watkins

Sara Ullrika Watkins (born June 8, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and fiddler. Watkins debuted in 1989 as the fiddler of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek, which consisted of herself, her elder brother Sean, and mandolinist Chris Thile. As a band, they are notable for three wide-released albums: Nickel Creek, This Side, and Why Should the Fire Die?. Aside from singing and fiddling, Watkins also plays the ukulele and the guitar, and also played percussion while touring with The Decemberists. With Nickel Creek, Watkins released five studio albums, one compilation album and seven singles. Nickel Creek is on hiatus to branch off into new projects, and Watkins is pursuing a solo career, releasing her debut Sara Watkins on Nonesuch Records on April 7, 2009. n 2002, Watkins starred in an advertisement for cell phone provider Cingular Wireless alongside her former fiddle teacher Dennis Caplinger, as well as other prominent bluegrass artists. Los Angeles session musician Gabe Witcher was originally offered the gig, but was asked to back out because of a casting desire for a “female fiddler.” The 2007 documentary film Arctic Tale featured a song by Watkins and musician Grant-Lee Phillips, titled “Song of the North (Beneath the Sun).” Watkins lent her vocal talents to be used in the film alongside other performers such as Aimee Mannand Brian Wilson. In January 2008, Billboard reported a new supergroup octet tentatively named The Scrolls, later named Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.). The octet is composed of Watkins, her brother Sean Watkins (guitar), Glen Phillips (guitar, vocals),Benmont Tench (piano), Luke Bulla (fiddle), Greg Leisz (various), Pete Thomas (drums), and Davey Faragher (bass). The group planned to have an album out in early 2009. She is featured on Needtobreathe’s new CD The Outsiders on the track “Stones Under Rushing Water.” In late January and early February 2010 Watkins undertook a short tour with Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain in Scotland and England under the “Transatlantic Sessions” banner culminating in a performance in the Royal Festival Hall in London on 6 February 2010. In June 2010, Sara appeared on the Nerdist podcast as a musical guest, performing her best-known solo song, “Long Hot Summer Days”. Later that summer, she participated in the Summer Love Tour with Garrison Keillor in venues across the United States. She guest hosted Keillor’s show A Prairie Home Companion on January 15, 2011. Watkins contributed fiddle, guitar, percussion, and vocals on The Decemberists’ 2011 tour. In September 2011, Watkins indicated via Twitter that she would begin work on a second album in the Fall of 2011. Sara played violin and sang on a “Face To Call Home” on John Mayer’s album Born and Raised.

Adrienne Camp

Adrienne ‘Adie’ Camp, née Liesching, (born July 12, 1981 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa) is a singer and songwriter, who mostly known as the lead singer of the Christian pop-rock band The Benjamin Gate and now goes by the name of before the group disbanded in 2003. She briefly contributed to other artist’s albums, namely her duet with rapper John Reuben featured on his album Professional Rapper and her background vocals on husband Jeremy Camp’s albums Restored and Live Unplugged, after The Benjamin Gate disbanded. She now goes by “Adie” and released her debut solo album called Don’t Wait on September 26, 2006. The album was co-produced by her husband Jeremy Camp. Her song “Your Way” climbed into the Top 15 on R&R Magazine’s Christian chart in May 2007.