Bessie Smith, an African American blues singer was killed in a car accident. Her songs have touched the lives of many black people across the country, and her songs will be forever missed.
For my Hispanic heritage project I decided to do Ricky Martin. Ricky’s occupations are singing, acting, and being an author. He was born on December 24th, 1971 in San Juan. San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico. Ricky was in commercials from the age of six. His commercials were mainly advertisements for fast food and soft drinks. After being in those commercials he decided to try out for an all boy pop group called Menudo. He had auditioned three times for this group before earning his final spot in 1984 at the age of 13. He was in the group for a total of five years. During his time in the group Ricky toured around the world singing in different languages. After his five years he had reached the group’s age limit which is 18. He then returned
Often referred to as "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most popular female jazz singers in the United States. Throughout her career, Ella was awarded thirteen Grammys and sold over 40 million albums. With a voice that not only encompassed a large range, but a dynamic and powerful sound, Ella could sing almost anything from scatting to the popular tunes of her day. She performed in the top venues all around the world to packed houses, with audiences as diverse as the music she created. Ella came from a small town and impoverished family, but through her talent and determination, skyrocketed to fame creating a legacy that has withstood the sands of time.
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.
Lucille Ball is an admirable woman for contributing to the world numerous times. Born on August 6, 1911, in Jamestown, New York. Lucille Ball got her start as a singer, model and film star before becoming one of America's top comedic actresses. With the 1950s TV show I Love Lucy, she became a hit. When she was 15 she convinced her mother to allow her to enroll in a New York City drama school. Despite how long it took she still never gave up and still kept working hard. She was also in 72 movies (aka that's a lot of movies). Enough with background information let's talk about what made her admirable.
Many people refer to her as the “Queen of Rock”, “Queen of Pop”, and often times
"I’ve always been a writer. My songs are the door to every dream I’ve ever had and every success I’ve ever achieved,” says Dolly Parton. Over the years, Dolly Parton has created an amazing image of being a renowned superstar. She has contributed to countless milestones in entertainment world of country music. Spanning from her classical songs such a “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” and her mega-hit “I Will Always Love You” (Dolly). Parton seamlessly defined country music with pop music, while maintaining her image as a country star. Parton exclaimed, “I’m not leaving country,” she said at the time, “I’m just taking it with me”
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was one of the most popular singers, producers, actors and models from the 80’s through the 90’s. She is better known by musical albums: “My Love Is Your Love”, “I’m Your Baby Tonight”, “The Bodyguard” and the lead role in the film “The Bodyguard”. She was born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, to Cissy and John Houston. Her mother also was a singer who’s career affected on Whitney’s future. The Houston’s family had moved to East Orange right after the 1967 the Newark riots. She and her two older brothers were raised in a Christian environment. Cissy motivated her daughter to improve on her musical skills. By the age of 11 Whitney had already been performing as a soloist in the junior gospel choir at the New Hope Baptist
Lady Diana Spencer, the princess of the people who never got chance to be their queen. The late first wife to the heir of the throne, a loving mother to her two sons, Prince William who will one day be king and Prince Harry. A Princess who was determined to challenge the protocols of the monarch. A woman who prioritised humanitarian events, a celebrity due to her fashion trends, the people’s princess. No one expected that her life would end in tragedy at the young age of thirty-six. Diana Frances Spencer came from an aristocrat family, at a young she was known as The Honourable Diana due to her royal ancestry. Diana Spencer was born on the 1st of July 1961 in Sandringham, Norfolk, fourth child to Frances Shan Kydd and John Spencer. This will set out to describe Princess Diana’s meteoric rise from a shy teenager to one of the most famous women in the world. It will also document her downfall which was manoeuvred by outside sources.
Ella Fitzgerald had a struggling childhood that impacted her future tremendously. Her mother died when she was fifteen, leaving her with her abusive step father. She then moved in with her aunt in Harlem, which was the hub of jazz music during the decade. Stated from the NPR news cast, Morning Edition, “She spent time with an aunt, then in foster care and a reformatory,” this transition in her life she kept as a secret for the public. Living in these situations taught her to strive for her dream of becoming a singer and dancer. When living on the street she sang and danced for money, this instilled in her a strong work ethic that would stay with her when she was on the road traveling around the world to sing. The reformatory
LeAnn Rimes was born August 28, 1982 to Wilbur and Belinda Rimes, in Jackson, Mississippi. At the young age of two, she began her singing career. At age five, she was already taking vocal and dancing classes. She then moved to Garland, Texas to pursue her singing career, and start her musical theatre career.Rimes began her acting career with the play, A Christmas Carol. She also auditioned for Broadway’s Annie, just falling short of the lead role.
Reba was born on March 28, 1955, in Chockie, Oklahoma, USA. She has 3 siblings. Her parents owned a ranch. When she was five she would drive her daddy 's truck while he threw out hay bales. Her mama was a schoolteacher and her daddy was also a world champ steer roper. She made her singing debut in first grade Christmas play. In Third grade, she was asked to sing at the Kiowa High School Graduation. Reba sang in her group with her brother and sister as The Singing McEntires. In 1974 she was singing at The National Rodeo Finals when Red Steagall heard her singing and signed her to mercury records in 1975. Reba debuted on The Grand Ole Opry on September 7, 1977. In 1986 she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Just this month she has released a new
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Her older and only sibling Lance Jr Aka Once her career flew up to the top, Queen Latifah started getting into the acting industry. She started doing movies. She has been in 16 and many more movies. Some of her movies are Set it off, Living Out Loud, The Bone Collector, Chicago, Bringing Down the House, Juice, Jungle Fever, Taxi, Beauty Shop, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Hair Spray, Mad Money, The secret Life of Bees, Bessie, and Miracles from Heaven. She has also done tv shows like Living Single, 30 Rock, Single Ladies, the remake of Steel Magnolias, and The Queen Latifah Show. Queen Latifah has more than one career. She is known for more than one thing, she is know as a record producer, an actress, and a rapper. In her life as an actress and an artist, she has one awards. She has won a Grammy Award and an award for Best Rap
She began her career when she appeared in the chorus line of the musical “Shuffle Along.” A glorious 7 years after that she got casted in the play “Blackbirds of 1928” with Bill Robinson. She performed with people like Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. She also performed in numerous places in the U.S. and Europe. She too had to go through racist comments and stereotypes like Bill Robinson. But all in all she didn’t let that get to her and kept n going with her career.