Prince had always had struggles with his record label due to control issues. During this time, in protest he changed his name to just a sign and performed with "slave" written on his face, He eventually was released from all contractual obligations with Warner Bros. And went back to being called Prince. There are so many accomplishments that Prince made during his career that there are almost too many to list. Here is a list of some of his major accomplishments throughout the years. Sold 80 million albums worldwide Purple Rain sold 13 million copies Voted the 28th greatest Rock & Rock artist of all time as well as being put in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Clarence Thomas was born on June 23, 1948, in Pin Point, Georgia. His father left his family when he was young. That, and other issues as the years passed led his family into money problems. Clarence and his brother were sent to live with their grandfather and step-grandmother. His grandfather had a major influence on his religious beliefs.
was born January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was a pastor at a local church, while his mother took care of his two siblings, Willie and Alfred. As King began to get older, he “attended Booker T. Washington High School” (www.biography.com). Martin Luther King Jr. was exceptional throughout his studies and even “skipped ninth and eleventh grade...attending college when he was only fifteen years old” (www.biography.com). After completing his master's degree, King “began his doctorate at Boston College, where he met Coretta Scott” (www.biography.com).
Elvis Presley was born January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi to Gladys Smith Presley and Vernon Presley. Elvis was supposed to be a twin, but his brother, Jesse Garon Presley, was stillborn. His parents were part of the working class but made very little money; as a child, Elvis moved frequently due to his parents looking for jobs. Elvis’ father worked odd jobs and was once sentenced in 1938 to three years in prison for forging a four dollar check, but he stayed less than a year (Nix). After moving numerous times, the Presley family settled in Memphis, Tennessee, where the birth of Elvis’ career would take place.
Elvis went to school in Tupelo, Mississippi. During his schooldays, he was in a couple of talent shows. His voice was discovered in one of the talent shows he participated in. Elvis graduated high school in 1953. After he graduated high school he began working as a truck driver and began paying his way into the Memphis recording studios to cut his own records.
On Friday, March 3, 2017, the students at Montevallo High School had a special speaker visit. His name is Jesse Jackson. The name sounds familiar because Jackson worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Jesse Jackson was born on October 8, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina. When his mother was sixteen he was born out of wedlock to professional boxer and well-known figure in the black community, Noah Louis Robinson.
He has many homes, but this is considered his main home. Hank Williams Jr. was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 26, 1949. His father died when Hank was only at the age of 3, nearly 4. His mother had to raise him and his siblings by herself. Although being born in Louisiana, Hank was raised in Nashville,
Ali spent his entire life childhood and young adult years in and around the house looking after his little brother, as a child Ali stayed in Louisville Kentucky, Ali attend central high school in Louisville, KY. A D student, Ali graduated 376 out of his class of 391 in 1960, the same year he won the light heavyweight boxing gold medal at the Athens Olympic games, he did not go to college Ali grow up in the segregated south , where he experience
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis’s parents were Vernon and Gladys Presley. His twin brother, Jesse, died at birth, making Elvis grow up as an only child. For seven days after his birth, Elvis lay sick before the signs of sickness finally stopped.
His $750 million net worth is made up of profits off of his successful rapping career in the late 90s, several acting jobs, clothing lines, and restaurants. It looks like it pays pretty well to be a rapper these days. With net worth's ranging from $150 to $750 million, it's safe to say the richest rappers in the world will be living the rest of their lives in
Andre Romelle Young was born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, California. He was the first born from the 17 year old Verna Young and Theodore Young. Andre’s parents were both singers for different bands. His parents separated when he was 7 years old and
He was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 17, 1947. Growing up, Al Capone did not live a lavish life style. He lived near a Navy yard, where sailors were frequent at the bars and trouble would always happen. The family was honest and quiet family and never had trouble with the law. When Al was older the family moved to
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem (EMINƎM) is a rapper from Detroit, Michigan who is not difficult to classify as a creative genius who dominated a black race music industry. Since the release of his debut album The Slim Shady LP (1999), Eminem has dictated the hip hop charts worldwide. A holder of thirty awards and fifty nominations, Eminem’s awards include seven Grammys and an Academy Award for Best Original Song. He was the first rapper to ever acquire an Academy Award in this category. He sits comfortably at the fourteenth position on the Billboard 200 Greatest Artists of All Time chart and eighty-third on the Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artists chart.
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Desmond Tutu was born in 1931 in Klerksdorp. His father was a teacher and his mother a domestic worker. Tutu grew up in the apartheid era but seems to have made the best out of it. He was completely dedicated to the anti-apartheid cause. From being an Anglican priest, Tutu became general secretary of the South African council of Churches and then rose to become the first black Archbishop of Cape Town.