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.
Josh Ramsay (born June 11, 1985) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, recording engineer, and the lead vocalist of the multi platinum selling band Marianas Trench. Josh Ramsay grew up in a musical family, his mother being a professional vocal coach and his father owning Little Mountain Studios recording studio. Ramsay formed the band Marianas Trench and released their first self-titled EP, which contained songs that would appear on their limited edition video single, the Say Anything EP, and debut album Fix Me. The band later signed with 604 Records, through the assistance of owner Chad Kroeger and co-owner Jonathan Simkin. He is also a successful producer and songwriter for a wide array of artists including Carly Rae Jepsen, Faber Drive, and Emily Osment. Ramsay works primarily out of “The Umbrella Factory,” a studio he himself owns in Vancouver, BC. Josh plays 9 instruments, and often plays all of the instruments on the songs he produces for other artists. Some his more successful works of late include the international smash, “Call Me Maybe,” by Carly Rae Jepsen, “Hit Me Up” by Danny Fernandes, “Fallout,” and “Haven’t Had Enough” the latter two by Ramsay’s own Marianas Trench. “Ever After,” the third studio album from Ramsay’s band “Marianas Trench,” went gold in its first week. Ramsay recently became one of a few Canadians to ever have direct involvement with four different hit songs at one time. He provided vocals for the opening theme song for The Hub’s Transformers: Rescue Bots.
Jared Leto (born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, musician, singer and songwriter. Leto has appeared in both big-budget Hollywood films and smaller projects from independent producers andart houses. He rose to prominence for playing Jordan Catalano in the teenage drama My So-Called Life (1994). He later made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and received first notable critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine (1997). Leto played supporting roles in The Thin Red Line (1998) and Girl, Interrupted (1999), as well as the lead role in the horror film Urban Legend(1998), and earned critical acclaim after portraying heroin addict Harry Goldfarb in Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream (2000). He has worked with director David Fincher in Fight Club (1999) and Panic Room (2002). Since the 2000s, Leto has been nominated for awards for his work in such films as American Psycho (2000), Highway (2002), Lord of War (2005), Lonely Hearts (2006), Chapter 27 (2007), and Mr. Nobody (2009). Leto is the lead vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter for 30 Seconds to Mars. He formed the rock band in 1998 in Los Angeles along with his older brother Shannon Leto. Signed with Immortaland Virgin, 30 Seconds to Mars released their self-titled debut album in 2002 to positive reviews. The band’s follow-up album, A Beautiful Lie (2005), went platinum in several countries. This Is War, the band’s third album, arrived in December 2009. Leto has also directed music videos, including the MTV Video Music Award nominated “The Kill” (2006), “Kings and Queens” (2009), and “Hurricane” (2010).
Adrianne Leon (born March 15, 1987) is an American singer-songwriter, chef, personal fitness trainer, model and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Caught Crimson. Leon began writing songs for the Emmy award-winning soap opera General Hospital. Leon went on to have a role as the punk rock teen Brook Lynn Ashton, which earned her an Daytime Emmy nomination and a Soap Opera Digest Award, but left the ABC soap for the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as Colleen Carlton.
After her dismissal from CBS soap opera, she admitted in an interview with Soap Opera Weekly that she had not been able to do her music with Caught Crimson as heavily as she had planned and would then place her focus on music.
In May 2004, Leon was cast as the feisty and rebellious teen Brook Lynn Ashton on the soap opera General Hospital. Leon portrayed Brooke Lynn as a talented punk rock singer and songwriter who constantly fights against her mother Lois Cerullo’s pressure to become a rock star. Leon was named “Outstanding Performer of the Week” of September 13, 2004 by Soap Opera Weekly for her performance as the rebellious young Quartermaine. The role earned her a win for a Soap Opera Digest Award for “Outstanding Female Newcomer” as well as a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for “Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series” later in 2005.
She also guest starred on the ABC prime time sitcom Hot Properties as the young music VJ Courtney alongside Harry Hamlin as his much younger fiancee. In early 2006, Leon took over the role of Colleen Carlton on The Young and the Restless. However, due to her massive weight gain, she was released from her contract in June 2007.
Leon has been linked to Country Music Star Chris Young.
She returned as her character Brook Lynn Ashton on General Hospital on May 21, 2010.
In April 2011 her character on General Hospital was sent on tour/ left the show.
Yunalis Zarai (born November 14, 1986 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia) or commercially known as Yuna, a Malaysian singer-songwriter. Yuna is an independent Malaysian singer-songwriter. She began writing her own songs when she was 14 years old, and her first performance of her own songs was at the age of 19, after she learned how to play guitar. She has performed in numerous acoustic shows and events in many parts of Malaysia since 2006. Yuna was eventually discovered in the US by the Indie-Pop record label and management company. They flew out to Malaysia to convince her to sign with them and then proceeded to get her a deal with FADER Label, a record label based in New York, in February 2011. She released her debut US EP, Decorate, in the United States in March the same year. Yuna started out as a solo MySpace artist in 2006, singing in both English and Malay. Her music influences include Feist, The Cardigans, Coldplay, Sia and Bob Dylan. Yuna’s meteoric rise in the Malaysian indie music scene is largely due to the strong following she gained via Myspace. Having played at many gigs since the release of her Demo, EP and then two local albums, she is now focusing on promoting and performing music on her debut US Album.Yuna also will be a part of Lollaplooza 2012 line up. Yuna describes her music as “a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay”. In 2008,she released her self titled EP which become a massive hit in Malaysia most notably the single ‘Deeper Conversation’ Yuna was nominated as one of MTV Iggy’s Best New Bands in the World. She performed at the historic MTV Studios in Times Square New York singing “Decorate”, “Come As You Are” and her new single “Live Your Life”, which is produced by Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D.
Brooke White (born June 2, 1983) is an American indie pop/folk-pop singer-songwriter and actress from Mesa, Arizona who was the fifth place finalist on the seventh season of American Idol. In 2005, White released her first studio album, called Songs from the Attic.
White’s first post-Idol album High Hopes & Heartbreak was released on July 21, 2009.
The first single “Hold Up My Heart” was released on February 25, 2009, and the song debuted at number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The second single “Radio Radio” was released on June 23, 2009. She is also half of the duo Jack and White.
Rasmus Seebach (born March 28, 1980) is a Danish singer-songwriter and record producer who had his debut with the Danish language single “Engel” (English: “Angel”) in April 2009. Seebach has written and produced songs for Danish and international artists since the late 1990s. Together with his brother, Nicolai Seebach, he runs the production company Top Notch Music. The two wrote the music for the charity song “Hvor små vi er” (English: “How small we are”) for the victims of the2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
His self-titled debut album consists of 12 tracks and was released on September 28, 2009, containing among others the singles “Engel” and “Glad igen” (English: “Happy again”).
Rasmus Seebach is a son of Tommy Seebach, about whom he has also written a song, namely “Den jeg er” (English: “Who I am”). In the song, Rasmus tells his father that they have forgiven him and are doing fine, despite the father’s alcoholism and sudden death. His brother Nicolai Seebach is also a well-known musician, songwriter and producer who co-writes most of Rasmus’ materials. In 2012 he recorded a duet “Say you,say me” with Lionel Richie to be featured on the new Lionel album “Tuskegee”
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Katharine Hope McPhee (born March 25, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter, actress, model, and television personality. She gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of the Fox reality show American Idol in 2006, eventually finishing as the runner-up.
Her self-titled debut album was released on RCA Records on January 30, 2007 and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200; it has sold 381,000 copies to date. The album’s first single, “Over It”, was a Pop Top 30 hit and was certified gold in 2008.
Her second album, Unbroken, was released on Verve Forecast Records on January 5, 2010 and debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200. The album featured the single “Had It All”, which peakedÂ at number 22 on the Billboard AC chart. It has sold 45,000 copies to date.
Her third album, the holiday-themed Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You, was released on October 12, 2010. The album debuted at number eleven on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums chart while the single “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” peaked at number sixteen on the Billboard AC chart. The album has sold 23,000 copies to date.
McPhee has also established an acting career, co-starring in The House Bunny in 2008 as the hippie sorority sister Harmony, and in a starring role in the NBC series Smash.
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Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin; September 22, 1958) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress.
She is best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts including their hit cover “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”, which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for their other popular recordings including “Crimson and Clover”,
“I Hate Myself for Loving You”, “Do You Want to Touch Me”, “Light of Day”, “Love Is All Around”, “Bad Reputation”, and “Little Liar”.
Her musical and songwriting approach is heavily influenced by the hard-edged, hard beat-driven rhythms common to many rock bands of her native Philadelphia, often featuring lyrics surrounding themes of lost love, criticisms of insincerity, the quest for authenticity, as well as the struggles and resolutions of the American middle class. She has three albums that have been certified Platinum or Gold, and she has been referred to as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” many times during her career.
Studio albums (With the Blackhearts)
I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll(1981)
Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth(1984)
Up Your Alley(1988)
Pure and Simple(1994)