Il était composé à la base de Pete Byrne au chant et de Rob Fisher aux claviers (décédé en 1999), tous deux originaires de Bath en Angleterre. Avant cela, ils firent partie d'une formation nommée Neon, avec des membres du futur Tears for Fears. Leur premier album connut un succès certain, notamment en Amérique du Nord, mais leur second, paru fin 1984 marcha beaucoup moins bien, ce qui entraina de fait la dissolution du groupe en 1985.
Par la suite, Rob Fisher forma avec Simon Climie (au chant), le duo Climie Fisher, qui connut un grand succès au niveau international entre 1987 et 1989, mais aussi en Angleterre, ce que Naked Eyes n'avait pas réussi à obtenir.
Naked Eyes is a Britishnew waveband that rose to prominence in the early 1980s. Originally a duo, the band is known largely for its four top 40 singles.
Elle est reconnue pour ses prestations scéniques passionnées, son
vaste registre vocal et sa voix puissante dans les aigus. Elle aurait
vendu plus de 50 millions de disques dans le monde entier. Patti LaBelle
est appelée la « marraine de la Soul », la « grande prêtresse de Good
Vibrations » et la « reine du Rock & Soul ».
Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards (born May 24, 1944) better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry. She spent 16 years as lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, who changed their name to Labelle in the early 1970s and released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade".
Labelle are also noted for being the first African American group to
play at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera House and the first African
American vocal group to land the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Her solo career began shortly after the group disbanded in 1977 with
the release of her self-titled and critically acclaimed debut album. In
1984 she achieved her first number one R&B hit with "If Only You Knew", while later in the year, she crossed over to pop music with singles such as "New Attitude" and "Stir It Up", both becoming pop radio staples.
The singer has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the
Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters'
Hall of Fame. In 2005, the World Music Awards presented her with the
coveted Legend Award. Labelle has sold more than 50,000,000 records
worldwide. Rolling Stone has included her in its 100 Greatest Singers List. She possesses the vocal range of a soprano. Labelle has been called the "High Priestess of Good Vibrations", and the "Queen of Rock 'n' Soul".
Il est connu pour ses titres de dance des années 1990Easy, Take away the colour, Think About the Way, It's a rainy day et Give me the light, sortis entre 1989 et 1996. La chanteuse Alexia a interprété le refrain de certaines de ses chansons. Ice MC est l'un des rois de l'Eurodance, style surtout populaire en 1993-1996 et véritable phénomène de société, notamment en France avec le phénomène Dance Machine.
Ian Campbell aka ICE MC (born 22 March 1965) is an English Eurodancerapper who started his professional music career in Italy when he got signed to Robyx.
Ses chansons ont pour thèmes l'amour, la perte, le regret et le rachat.
Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country and Western song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster
and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new
vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge
not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era.
Sa plus notable particularité a été sa capacité à innover en
introduisant et en mélangeant de façon savante et inédite des éléments
issues des traditions musicales africaines, brésiliennes, cubaines et
caribéennes à son funk caractérisé par une section de cuivre de grande
qualité (les Phoenix Horns(en)) et des arrangements empruntés aussi bien au jazz qu'à la musique symphonique.
La musique d'Earth, Wind and Fire a d'ailleurs parfois été qualifiée
de « funk symphonique ». Le groupe s'est également démarqué par la
complémentarité de ses deux chanteurs Maurice White et Philip Bailey (dont les remarquables capacités vocales couvrent plusieurs octaves).
Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin, African and gospel. They are one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century.Rolling Stone
has described them as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet
galvanizing" and has also declared that the band "changed the sound of
The band is also known as having been the first African-American act to sell out Madison Square Garden and to receive the MSG Gold Ticket Award. President Barack Obama invited Earth, Wind & Fire to perform at the White House for the first social event of the new administration.
DRS (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) was an American Contemporary R&B group from Sacramento, California. Their biggest success was through the 1993 Capitol Records album Gangsta Lean (Blue Print), which peaked at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 and #6 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Charts in the U.S. on the strength of the hit single, "Gangsta Lean".
The lead singer of the group gave birth to a daughter in 1993, Aranesa
Turner who is now currently a thriving Christian pop singer based out of
The Gangsta Lean album was released under Hammer's talent company, Roll Wit It Entertainment. A top selling song of the year at the time, "Gangsta Lean" has sold over 2.5 million copies with over 2 million views on YouTube.
The Group DRS was discovered by the Production team The Whole 9. When
The Whole 9 signed a production deal with MC Hammers Roll Wit It
Entertainment they brought DRS with them and MC Hammer made the deal to
sign them to Capitol Records.
John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band is an Americanrockband from Rhode Island which began its career in the 1970s and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s. Originally known as simply Beaver Brown,
they got their name from longtime friend William Bosworth. classic
lineup of the group (consisting of John Cafferty on vocals and guitar, Gary Gramolini on lead guitar, Pat Lupo on bass, Kenny Jo Silva on drums, Bobby Cotoia on keyboards, and Michael "Tunes" Antunes on saxophone) started out as a New England
bar band based in Narragansett, Rhode Island and established a
following up and down the Northeast corridor with strongholds in the beach resort towns
of Narragansett and Misquamicut, Rhode Island; New York City; New
Haven, Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; and Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Puis, en 2003, ils sortent un nouveau recueil de chansons intitulé Pandemonium. Mais en 2004, c'est la surprise : alors que sort leur B.O. du film You Got Served,
la formation décide de se séparer afin de se lancer dans des carrières
en solos. Le chanteur Omarion est le seul à rester sous l'aile de leur
producteur Chris Stokes. Le reste du groupe va tenter, quant à lui, de survivre ensemble.
ABBA has sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide, which makes them one of the best-selling music artists,
and the second best-selling music group of all time. ABBA was the first
group to come from a non-English-speaking country to enjoy consistent
success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the UK, Ireland, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The group also enjoyed significant success in Latin American markets, and recorded a collection of their hit songs in Spanish.
During the band's active years, Fältskog & Ulvaeus and Lyngstad
& Andersson were married. At the height of their popularity, both
relationships were suffering strain which ultimately resulted in the
collapse of the Ulvaeus–Fältskog marriage in 1979 and the
Andersson–Lyngstad marriage in 1981. These relationship changes were
reflected in the group's music, with later compositions including more
introspective, brooding, dark lyrics.
After ABBA broke up in late 1982, Andersson and Ulvaeus achieved
success writing music for the stage while Lyngstad and Fältskog pursued
solo careers with mixed success. ABBA's music declined in popularity
until several films, notably Muriel's Wedding and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, revived interest in the group and the spawning of several tribute bands. In 1999, ABBA's music was adapted into the successful musical Mamma Mia! that toured worldwide. A film of the same name, released in 2008, became the highest-grossing film in the United Kingdom that year.
For the most part, 10cc featured two strong songwriting teams, one
"commercial" and one "artistic", but both teams injected sharp wit into
lyrically dextrous and musically varied songs. Stewart and Gouldman were
predominantly pop-song-writers, who created most of the band's
accessible songs. By way of contrast, Godley and Creme were the
predominantly experimental half of 10cc, featuring an Art School
sensibility and cinematic inspired writing.
Every member of 10cc was a multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer and
producer, and the writing teams regularly switched partners, so that
Godley/Gouldman or Creme/Stewart compositions were not uncommon. After
Godley and Creme left the band in 1976, Gouldman and Stewart were the
main creative forces behind 10cc. Stewart left the band in 1996, and
Gouldman continues to lead a touring version of 10cc to this day.
Most of the band's albums were recorded at their own Strawberry Studios (North) in Stockport and Strawberry Studios (South) in Dorking, with most of those engineered by Stewart. 10cc were co-managed by Ric Dixon and Harvey Lisberg at Kennedy Street, who had represented the individual members of the band since the mid-1960s.
Produite à l'origine par R. Kelly et Jay-Z, elle devient célèbre durant les années 1990 grâce à plusieurs collaborations avec Timbaland et Missy Elliott. Artiste platine, elle vend plus de 8 millions de disques rien qu'aux États-Unis et 32 millions dans le monde. En tant qu'actrice, elle a tenu le rôle féminin principal de deux films. Elle a été également ambassadrice de la marque Tommy Hilfiger pour la ligne de vêtements Street But Sweet.
Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her second album, One in a Million;
it sold 3.7 million copies in the United States and over eight million
copies worldwide. In 2000, Aaliyah appeared in her first film, Romeo Must Die. She contributed to the film's soundtrack, which spawned the single "Try Again". The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 solely on airplay, making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this feat. "Try Again" earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist. After completing Romeo Must Die, Aaliyah filmed her role in Queen of the Damned. She released her third and final album, Aaliyah, in July 2001.
On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in a plane crash in The Bahamas after filming the music video for the single "Rock the Boat". The pilot, Luis Morales III, was unlicensed at the time of the accident and had traces of cocaine and alcohol in his system. Aaliyah's family later filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Blackhawk International Airways,
which was settled out of court. Aaliyah's music has continued to
achieve commercial success with several posthumous releases. Aaliyah
sold 52 million records worldwide. She has been credited for helping
redefine contemporary R&B and hip hop, earning her the nicknames "Princess of R&B" and "Queen of Urban Pop". She is listed by Billboard as the tenth most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years and 27th most successful R&B artist in history.
The Cadets were an American doo-wop group, formed in Los Angeles. The group began as a gospel group, the Santa Monica Soul Seekers, in the late 1940s. The members were Lloyd McCraw, Willie Davis, Austin "Ted" Taylor, Aaron Collins, Glendon Kingsby, and Will "Dub" Jones. In 1955, the group auditioned for Modern Records, and were accepted. The group decided to switch to the popular R&B style, with the exception of Kingsby, who left to continue in gospel music.
Cette auteur-interprète couronnée de lauriers a investi les charts anglais puis mondiaux dès son premier single Dreams, grâce au mariage de trois différents styles : pop, soul, RnB.
Son travail s'inspire des grands classiques du genre, mais aussi de la pop britannique du début des années 1980, les deux se conjuguant en un style de chant original, pur et émouvant.
Son 3e disque, Rise, lancé en 1999, est arrivé en tête des charts britanniques. Deux ans plus tard; Gabrielle lance un album compilation, Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits Vol.1, qui contient la nouvelle chanson Out of Reach, que l'on retrouve dans la bande sonore du film Le Journal de Bridget Jones.
Son 5e album Always est sorti début octobre 2007, avec un single Why en duo avec Paul Weller, sorti le en téléchargement puis en single le .
Pour préparer son 6e album, elle rentre en studio en 2012. En 2013 sort le disque Now and Always: 20 Years of Dreaming,
un album alternant nouvelles chansons et reprises d'anciens succès.
L'album, qui souligne également les 20 ans de carrière de l'artiste, est
suivi d'une tournée au Royaume Uni en mars 2014. La même année, elle
participe au festival de Rovinj, en Croatie.
Louise Gabrielle Bobb (born 16 April 1970), known simply as Gabrielle, is a multi-platinum selling, BRIT Award winning English singer and songwriter.
Gabrielle was born in Hackney, London. Her unconventional image includes short tight curls and an eye patch or sunglasses—she has ptosis, the drooping of one eyelid.
Her debut single "Dreams" topped the UK Singles Chart in June 1993. Other notable singles include "Going Nowhere", "Give Me a Little More Time", "Walk On By" and "If You Ever" – a duet with East 17.
After a few quiescent years Gabrielle made a stunning comeback with
"Rise", which became Gabrielle's second UK number one in 2000. The album
of the same name also reached the top spot in the UK Albums Chart, where it stayed for three weeks. The successful "Out of Reach" from the soundtrack to the film Bridget Jones's Diary, reached number four in the UK Singles Chart. Gabrielle's greatest hits collection, Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 was released in 2001.
Gabrielle has won two BRIT Awards, the first in 1994 for British Breakthrough Act, and the second in 1997 for Best British Female.
Samuel Roy Hagar, né le 13 octobre1947 à Monterey en Californie, plus connu sous le nom de Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker), est un guitariste, chanteur et compositeur américain et ex-membre du groupe Van Halen.
Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar (born October 13, 1947) also known as The Red Rocker,
is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and musician. Hagar
came to prominence in the 1970s with the hard rock band Montrose. He afterwards launched a successful solo career, scoring an enduring hit in 1984 with "I Can't Drive 55". He enjoyed huge commercial success when he replaced David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen
in 1985, but left the band in 1996. He returned to the band for a 2
year reunion from 2003 to 2005. On March 12, 2007, Hagar was inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen.
Outside of music, he founded the Cabo WaboTequila brand and restaurant chain, as well as Sammy's Beach Bar Rum. His present musical project is lead singer of Chickenfoot.