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Sade

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Sade performing at the SAP Arena,
Mannheim, Germany, in 2011
Born Helen Folasade Adu
16 January 1959 (age 57)
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Residence Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England
Nationality British
Other names Sade Adu
Ethnicity British Nigerian
Alma mater Saint Martin’s School of Art
Occupation
Singer-songwriter composer arranger record producer
Spouse Carlos Scola Pliego
(m. 1989–1995)
Children Ila
Parents
Adebisi Adu
Anne Hayes
Musical career
Genres
R&B soul
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1983–present
Labels
Portrait Epic RCA
Associated acts
Arriva Pride Sade
Website www.sade.com
Helen Folasade Adu, OBE (Yoruba: Fọláṣadé Adú; born 16 January 1959), known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade (/ʃɑːˈdeɪ/ shah-day), is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer. With members Paul S. Denman, Andrew Hale, and Stuart Matthewman, she gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the English band Sade. Following a brief stint as a fashion designer of men’s clothing and part-time model Adu began backup singing for the band Pride. Growing attention from record labels led her, along with other fellow band members, to separate from Pride and form the band Sade. Following a record deal with Epic Records the band released their debut album Diamond Life (1984). The album sold over six million copies, becoming one of the top-selling debut recordings of the 1980s, and the best-selling debut ever by a British female vocalist.

Following the release of the band’s debut album they went on to release a string of multi-platinum selling albums. Their follow up Promise was released in 1985 and peaked at number-one in the UK Albums Chart, the US Billboard 200, and went on to sell four million copies in the US. Sade would later go on to make her acting debut in the British film, Absolute Beginners (1986), before the release of the band’s albums, Stronger Than Pride (1988) and Love Deluxe (1992). After the release of the fifth album, Lovers Rock (2000), the band embarked on a ten-year hiatus in which Sade raised her daughter. Following the hiatus the band returned with their sixth album, Soldier of Love (2010) which became a commercial success and won a Grammy Award.

Sade’s US certified sales so far stand at 23.5 million units according to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) web site and have sold more than 50 million units worldwide to date. The band were ranked at number 50 on VH1’s list of the “100 greatest artists of all time”. In 2002, Adu was awarded an OBE for services to music, and stated her award was “a great gesture to me and all black women in England”. In 2010, The Sunday Times named her the most successful solo British female artist in history. In 2012, Sade was listed at number 30 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Women In Music”.

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The Beatles 1990/1992

Paul McCartney released Unplugged which has him singing his songs as a Beatle, as his solo career and some songs he grew up listening to.

Massachusetts the years keep going, less and less music is being produced by the former Beatles, which is getting heard to text about anything about their music.

The Four Lads From Liverpool, that changed the world forever, in the 1960’s, has been changed to nothing, in the 1990’s.

What has happened to the music of the 1960’s, it appears that it has disappeared in the 1990’s. I’m not just saying about The Beatles, I’m texting about the style and imagine of the 1960’s. All I hear is trash in today’s music. When love and peace are replaced with cheating and hatered it’s not music at all.

TThe people buying this crap, must have been sniffing glue, because it wasn’t what the 1960’s were all about.

In the 1960’s, you had British Rock, Bubblegum Music, Beach Music, Teen Idols, and more, but in the 1990’s you had only Rap Music  that’s no choice at all. Get with the program and Get Back to the 1960’s before it’s too late !!!

 

The Beatles 1988/1990

Paul McCartney has Flowers In The Dirt, but nothing else to report on, except for The Traveling Wilburys that got started by George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, which I texted before and two more that I will very soon !!!

R. Kelly

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Kelly at the premiere of Chapter 13-22 of Trapped in the Closet in 2007
Born Robert Sylvester Kelly
January 8, 1967 (age 49)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation
Singer songwriter record producer actor basketballer
Years active 1989–present
Net worth US$150 million (2014)
Religion Christianity
Spouses Aaliyah (m. 1994; annulled 1995)
Andrea Kelly (m. 1996; div. 2009)
Children 3
Parents Joanne Kelly
Awards List of awards and nominations received by R. Kelly
Website r-kelly.com
Musical career
Genres
R&B soul gospel neo soul hip hop
Instruments
Vocals piano keyboard guitar
Labels
Jive (1991–2011) RCA (2011–present)
Associated acts
Public Announcement The Isley Brothers Aaliyah Jay Z
Basketball career
Atlantic City Seagulls (USBL)
Listed height 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
Listed weight 200 pounds (91 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1997–1999
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 12
Career highlights and awards
3× USBL champion (1997, 1998, 1999)
Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, Kelly went solo with the album 12 Play. He is known for a collection of major hit singles including “Bump N’ Grind”, “Your Body’s Callin'”, “I Believe I Can Fly”, “Gotham City”, “Ignition (Remix)”, “If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time”, “The World’s Greatest”, “I’m a Flirt (Remix)”, and the hip-hopera “Trapped in the Closet”. In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for “I Believe I Can Fly”. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous hip hop and contemporary R&B artists. Kelly became the first music star to play professional basketball, when he got signed in 1997.

Kelly has written, produced, and remixed songs and albums for many artists, including Aaliyah’s 1994 debut album Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. In 1996, Kelly was nominated for a Grammy for writing Michael Jackson’s song “You Are Not Alone”. In 2002 and 2004, Kelly released collaboration albums with rapper Jay-Z and has been a guest vocalist for other hip hop artists like Nas, Sean Combs, and The Notorious B.I.G.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has recognized R. Kelly as one of the best-selling music artists in the United States with 40 million albums sold as well as only the fifth black artist to crack the top 50 of the same list. In March 2011, R. Kelly was named the most successful R&B artist of the last 25 years by Billboard. Kelly has released 12 solo studio albums, and sold over 100 million records worldwide making him the most successful R&B male artist of the 1990s. He has been credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop, earning the nicknames “King of R&B” and “King of Pop-Soul”. He is listed by Billboard as the most successful R&B/Hip Hop artist of the past 25 years (1985-2010) and also the most successful R&B artist in history. Throughout his career, Kelly has won numerous awards, including a Guinness World Records as well as countless of other awards like Grammy, BET, Soul Train, Billboard, NAACP and American Music Award.

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Sinéad O’Connor

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O’Connor during Festival Interceltique de Lorient 2013
Background information
Birth name Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor
Born 8 December 1966 (age 49)
Glenageary, County Dublin, Ireland
Genres
Alternative rock pop rock folk rock
Occupations
Singer-songwriter musician priest
Instruments
Vocals guitar bass keyboards percussion low whistle
Years active 1986–present
Labels
Ensign Vanguard Chocolate and Vanilla One Little Indian Nettwerk
Associated acts Ton Ton Macoute
Website SineadOConnor.com
Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor (/ʃɪˈneɪd oʊˈkɒnər/; born 8 December 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. O’Connor achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a new arrangement of Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U”.

Since then, while maintaining her singing career, she has occasionally encountered controversy, partly due to her statements and gestures—such as her ordination as a priest despite being a woman with a Roman Catholic background—and her strongly expressed views on organised religion, women’s rights, war, and child abuse.

In addition to her ten solo albums her work includes many singles, songs for films, collaborations with many other artists and appearances at charity fundraising concerts.

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Moritaka Chisato

Chisato Moritaka
森高千里
Born April 11, 1969 (age 46)
Occupation
Singer drummer
Spouse Yosuke Eguchi (m.1999-present)
Children 2
Musical career
Genres
J-pop Alternative pop
Years active 1987–present
Labels
zetima Warner Music Japan
Website Official website
External video
Watarasebashi in 1993(Chisato Moritaka Official YouTube Channel)
Chisato Moritaka (森高千里 Moritaka Chisato?) (born April 11, 1969) is the stage name of Chisato Eguchi (江口 千里?), a Japanese pop-music performer who also is notable as an actress and song writer.

The Beatles 1984/1986

From the three remaining Beatles, nothing was released. Only John Lennon’s CDs were released by Yoko Ono, but other than that these two years were quite !!!

The Beatles 1982/1984

In 1982-1984, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr was in a film called Welcome To Board Street, with the songs of the same name, and that was all that happened.

Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr did lest and lest as time went on, which means that I can get started with another 1960’s performer, very soon.

Min not giving up on The Beatles solo careers, it’s just theirs not much to text about from here on out and maybe I should end this without continue to the next two years.

I’ll try try someone soon, but until then, I might do one more !!!

Mary J. Blige

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Blige in January 2010
Background information
Birth name Mary Jane Blige
Born January 11, 1971 (age 45)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Genres
R&B soul hip hop soul neo soul
Occupations
Singer songwriter model record producer actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989–present
Labels
Matriarch Capitol (current) Uptown MCA Geffen Interscope Verve (former)
Associated acts
Diddy Lil’ Kim K-Ci Hailey Faith Evans The Notorious B.I.G. Nas Method Man Missy Elliott Monica Mariah Carey Jazmine Sullivan Jodeci Jessie J Sam Smith
Website maryjblige.com
Mary Jane Blige (/ˈblaɪʒ/; born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, model, record producer and actress. Starting her career as a background singer on Uptown Records in 1989, Blige released her first album, What’s the 411?, in 1992, and has released 11 studio albums since and made over 150 guest appearances on other albums and soundtracks.

A recipient of nine Grammy Awards, in addition to receiving a record of thirty Grammy nominations, Blige is one of few entertainers in history to have eight or more albums to reach multi-platinum status. My Life, in particular, is considered among the greatest albums ever recorded according to Rolling Stone, Time, and Vibe. For her part in combining hip-hop and soul in the early-1990s and its subsequent commercial success, Blige received the Legends Award at the World Music Awards. Blige also received the Voice of Music Award from performance rights organization ASCAP, with its official Jeanie Weems stating that “[Blige’s] music has been the voice of inspiration to women worldwide in both struggle and triumph.” Blige made Time magazine’s “Time 100” list of influential individuals around the world in 2007.

As of 2013, Blige has sold more than 50 million albums and 25 million singles worldwide. Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years. The magazine also lists her 2006 song “Be Without You” as the top R&B song of the 2000s, as it spent an unparalleled 15 weeks atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In 2011, VH1 ranked Blige as the 80th greatest artist of all time. Moreover, she is ranked number 100 on the list of “100 greatest singers of all time” by Rolling Stone magazine. In 2012, VH1 ranked Blige at number 9 in “The 100 Greatest Women in Music.”

Blige also earned high remarks for her work in film. She starred in the 2009 Tyler Perry box-office hit I Can Do Bad All By Myself and played a role in the film Rock of Ages (2012). She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her musical contribution to the film The Help. In partnership with the Home Shopping Network (HSN) and Carol’s Daughter, Blige released her “My Life” perfume. The perfume broke HSN records by selling 65,000 bottles during its premiere. The scent went on to win two FiFi Awards, including the “Fragrance Sales Breakthrough” award.

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The Beatles 1980/1982

These two years were the  toughest for us Beatlemanlans, but five LP’s were released and the first one was George Harrison’s Somewh In England with his hit song All Those Years Ago that was about his feelings for The Late John Lennon. Also Paul McCartney was on bass and Ringo Starr was on drums, it can be considered as a Beatles songs, for not all Beatle songs had all four of them recorded on it.


Yoko Ono had her LP next Season Of Glasses which has bloody glasses that John Lennon had wore, on a table. Her songs were of anger and hatered for what had happened, which is understandable, for theirs times I wanted to show my anger here, but after I wrote it, my anger went away and I didn’t post it, but we express it differently.


 

Paul McCartney wrote a song on his LP Flowers In The Dirt about his friend John Lennon, but it wasn’t a hit and it wasn’t about anger, it was about him writing a song as if John Lennon was right there with him and what he might say to him.


 

Ringo Starr’s LP Stop And Smell The Roses was going to have a song that John Lennon wrote, Life Begins At Forty, and that John Lennon was going to be on it as well, but was taken off, because it appropriate because of what had happened.


Yoko Ono released Milk And Honey, which was their next LP together and more albums soon to follow.


It’s ashamed for what had happened, but all four of them had closer and were of John Lennon that in away got them together and once again talk of The Beatles getting back together was possible and was rumors of another album in the works, but was that wishful thinking, or fact, only time can tell !!!

 

 

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