The person i am researching is, Janet Jackson. I am researching her because she is my favorite singer and songwriter. She has an amazing career. She influences the african american community.
Many adjectives have been thrown around when trying to describe a figure that’s been so influential, often imitated, and never successfully duplicated; monumental, a trail blazer, an original diva. Diana Ross epitomizes a successful black icon by evolving into a solo artist, actress, model, and style icon while coming from humble beginnings and prospering in the post-civil rights era. Not only did she tread untouched waters musically, but fashion wise she wore the best of designers like Bob Mackie and whatever she designs for hereself. It can be argued that she didn’t develop her signature looks until after she left The Supremes, due to lack of attention, ego clashes, and monetary restrictions. The key looks that make her so iconic are sensual, glitzy, and royal; unprecedented looks for a black woman at that time.
Aaliyah could 've been standing still as one of the most known pillars of R&B if she 's alive today. The untimely demise of this very talented artist has been so infected it brought the rise of women dominating a man-saturated genre. Truthfully, the thick voice, the always-on-beat dance moves and the sheer passion in singing made Aaliyah a superstar of her generation. Despite the fact that she 's been missing since 2001, the presence and musical mark that Aaliyah has left to serve as inspiration to a various lot of rising stars and her tracks are far well-remembered as sound tracks of modern relationships, young love and heart-wrenching separations. There are no words to explain how badly the current music industry needs an Aaliyah right now and all we can do is to succumb to the truth that she 's never coming back and her legacy is all that we can hold on to.
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was accomplished many things in her life. She was a fashion designer, boutique owner, spokesperson, actress, and probably her most successful endeavor was her music career. Selena was often known as the the Queen of Tejano music. Making herself well known in a genre of music dominated mostly by men. She was arguably one of the most successful women singers to live.
Anna Mae Bullock better known for her stage name as Tina Turner was born in 1939 in Tennessee. She is the mother and queen of rock and pop music. Her music enlightened and motivated everyone . Coming from being a featured singer with Ike turner, she renamed herself Tina turner and that is when she became fierce and unstoppable. Tina Turner did not bloom as well as a solo artist but she always gave her fans more and more music to love. When Tina Turner got on stage it was like a whirlwind. She has so many artist that dedicate their career and achievements to her for her integrity and strength. The artist that I believe is most like her today is Beyonce. Beyonce is the diva she is fierce and unstoppable. She ignores the rumors and the bad talk
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a talented Mexican-American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, and fashion designer. On top of her career, she had respect, and was admired as a great role model by Mexican Americans. The “Queen of Tejano” music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the “Top Latin Artist of the 90s” and then “Best Selling Latin Artist of the decade”. Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market. Even though Selena was murdered, she achieved many great things throughout her lifetime. She is remembered today for her wonderful accomplishments. Selena was one of many Mexican-Americans to achieve crossover success with her music to become a global artist.
“Poetry Is Not a Luxury” (1982) intertwines feminism and poetry together. Author Audre Lorde says that for women, “poetry is not a luxury, but a necessity of our existence” (Lorde, 1982, pg. 281). In today’s society, women’s opinions aren’t really expressed, because it’s not widely accepted in this man-built world. Lorde’s quote “poetry is not a luxury, but a necessity of our existence” means that women should use their voices and channel their energy into poetry. Since poetry is accepted, women aren’t being deviant. Many women still don 't understand the hidden power that they have. “As we learn more and more to cherish our feelings, and to respect those hidden sources of power, true knowledge and lasting action follow” (Lorde, 1982, pg. 281). Beyoncé is a great example of how she was able to use her voice and really promote feminism.
Selena Quintanilla started her singing career at about the age 8 to help support her family. Selena’s family didn’t have much money to begin with but her father saw her potential. The family business had failed and caused them to go bankrupt. They lost their home and moved in with relatives in Corpus Christi. Since losing the family business there was no income and Selena and her siblings singing was their only income, Selena lost many days of school because of the band and she dropped out after finishing 8th grade. She eventually earned her GED in 1989.
Their Eyes were Watching God features Janie, the main character, narrating her life and her growth through the form of storytelling. The author masterfully crafts the piece so that Phoeby and the audience learn of Janie’s hardships and struggles and, as a result, the reader learns about the complications within the relationship between Janie and Joe that culminate into one single paragraph. In Their Eyes were Watching God, the author Zora Hurston uses a plethora of literary devices, including similes, metaphors, and personification, to help develop the main character Janie and on a larger, more universal scale, express the idea that male dominance over females is detrimental for women, as shown by the negative effects on Janie caused by Joe.
Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott (1971-present) has sold over seven million records in the United States and has won five Grammy awards since her rap career began in the early 1990’s. “No female rap artist paralleled the success of Missy Elliott, neither during her reign nor before” (Birchmeier 2016). Elliott rose to fame among fans of nearly all ages, races, genders, and cultural backgrounds because of her original beats, lyrics, vocals and music videos that demonstrate true feminine wit, style, and showmanship. Her uniquely bold form of confident sexuality and self-acceptance coupled with a strong will, musical genius and hard work challenged the status quo of women and accomplished the unexpected in the formerly male dominated industry of rap
On February 2, 1977, Shakira Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her father was a jeweler from Lebanese descent born in New York. After living a life full of comfort her father’s business went bankrupt just when we she was 7 years old. In the midst of the situation her father took her to a neighborhood where she saw barefoot and hungry children. Time passed but those images never faded from her mind. She wrote her first song at 8 years old and signed her first record deal at when she was 13. After her first two albums she became a superstar because of her strong vocals and her incredible hip shaking belly dance moves. She has been awarded with several Grammy awards and a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Besides her busy career she has focused on helping children in need.
Many genres have their own type of origin of where that genre all began. “Today's rap music reflects its origin in the hip-hop culture of young, urban, working-class African-Americans, its roots in the African oral tradition, its function as the voice of an otherwise underrepresented group, and, as its popularity has grown, its commercialization and appropriation by the music industry.” Two popular rappers in today’s rap industry are Jermaine Lamarr Cole (J.Cole) and Aubrey Drake Graham (Drake). Cole is the better rapper because he’s a storyteller, he motivates, and he’s a very skillful lyricist. Drake is more of a pop artist than a rapper and he only ever raps about one thing: himself. They’re both good rappers but Cole is well-rounded,
Tina Turner, an artist who was already distinguished in the world of music, was married in 1958 to Ike Turner and adopted the stage name Tina Turner. In 1984, Turner released her album Private Dancer, skyrocketing her career, featuring the hit song, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” (“Tina” 1, 6). Another great artist, Whitney Houston, began her career as a model, but quit to study music because modeling degraded her values. When she was nineteen, she received many record label offers, accepting from the Arista label, where she released her first album, Whitney Houston. Whitney received a Grammy for best pop vocal performance and won another in 1988 for “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” (“Whitney” 1, 3). These women left an impact on the music industry. Whitney Houston showed that her race did not affect her talent, promoting equality. Tina Turner sang frequently for charities, demonstrating compassion towards others. Both Tina Turner and Whitney Houston used their fame to support women’s
The poems in this essay both talk about being a woman. “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou is about more of a confident woman while “Woman” by Nikki Giovanni is about a woman who wants a man to change for her. The poems though very different, are also similar because they both talk about confidence as a woman. By the end of both poems the narrators both know that they are women who are strong and do not need anyone else 's acceptance but their own. They know their own self worth and that is enough for them.
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Can love even be measured? It is such an intense feeling that can entirely transform the way that people view the world. It can be experienced more intensely for some compared to others. Elizabeth Browning and Anne Bradstreet both manifested their own intense feelings of love for their husbands in the form of poem. The quote aforementioned was from Elizabeth’s poem “How Do I Love Thee?”. Although Anne Bradstreet also composed a poem, “To My Dear and Loving Husband”, in which she expressed her uncontainable feelings of affection for her husband, Elizabeth Browning verified that her love for Robert Browning, her husband, was much stronger through her employment of spiritual comparisons to her love,