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Jennifer Lopez


Lopez at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards, April 2014
Born Jennifer Lynn Lopez
July 24, 1969 (age 46)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Actress author dancer fashion designer producer singer songwriter television personality
Years active 1986–present
Ojani Noa (m. 1997–98)
Cris Judd (m. 2001–03)
Marc Anthony (m. 2004–14)
Children 2
Relatives Lynda Lopez (sister)
Musical career
R&B pop Latin hip hop dance
Work Epic Island Capitol
Associated acts
Fat Joe Marc Anthony Pitbull
Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry following a minor role in the 1986 film My Little Girl, to the dismay of her Puerto Rican parents, who believed that it was an unrealistic career route for a Hispanic. Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. She received her first leading role in the Selena biopic of the same name in 1997. Lopez became the first Latina actress to earn over US$1 million for a role the following year, with the film Out of Sight. She ventured into the music industry in 1999 with her debut studio album, On the 6.

With the simultaneous release of her second studio album J.Lo and her film The Wedding Planner in 2001, Lopez became the first person to have a number one album and film in the same week. Her 2002 remix album, J to tha L–O! The Remixes, became the first in history to debut at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, while her fifth studio album, Como Ama una Mujer (2007), received the highest first-week sales for a Spanish album in the United States. With past record sales of over 60 million and a cumulative film gross of over US$2 billion, Lopez is regarded as the most influential Hispanic performer in the United States, as well as its highest paid Latin entertainer. Along with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte, she recorded “We Are One (Ole Ola)”, which served as the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Beyond entertainment, Lopez enjoys a highly successful business career, consisting of various clothing lines, accessories, fragrances, a production company, television shows and a charitable foundation among other business interests. Lopez’s personal relationships have attracted worldwide media attention; she has been married three times. Following the breakdown of her first marriage, Lopez dated rapper and entertainment mogul Sean Combs. Following the breakdown of her second marriage to husband Cris Judd, she dated actor Ben Affleck. Their relationship was the subject of much media interest; their planned wedding was cancelled four days before the ceremony. Lopez then wed longtime friend Marc Anthony; they separated after seven years of marriage. Lopez gave birth to their twins, Emme and Maximilian, in 2008.

M.C. Hammer

Hammer at TechCrunch in July 2008.
Background information
Birth name Stanley Kirk Burrell
Also known as M.C. Hammer, Hammer, Hammertime, King Hammer
Born March 30, 1962 (age 53)
Oakland, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, pop, dance
Occupations Rapper, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman, actor
Years active 1985–Present
Labels Capitol Records/EMI Records, Giant/ Death Row/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, Full Blast Music
Associated acts Keyshia Cole, Jon Gibson, 2 Bigg MC, Vanilla Ice, Tupac Shakur, Deion Sanders, Doug E. Fresh, Tha Dogg Pound, Big Daddy Kane, Teddy Riley, BeBe & CeCe Winans, B Angie B, Johnny “J”, Paperboy, Psy, D’Angelo, Rick Ross, Sean Combs , DJ King Assassin, Young Boss, Insane Clown Posse
Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), known professionally as M.C. Hammer or “Ham Time” (and later, for a time, simply Hammer), is an American hip-hop recording artist, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman and actor. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s until the late 1990s. Remembered for his rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for hit records (such as “U Can’t Touch This” and “2 Legit 2 Quit”), flashy dance movements, choreography and eponymous Hammer pants. Hammer’s superstar-status and entertaining showmanship made him a household name and hip hop icon.[1] He has sold more than 50 million records worldwide.[2]

A multi-award winner, M.C. Hammer is considered a “forefather/pioneer” and innovator[3] of pop rap (incorporating elements of freestyle music), and is the first hip hop artist to achieve diamond status for an album.[4][5][6][7] Hammer was later considered a sellout due in part to overexposure as an entertainer (having live instrumentation/bands, choreographed dance routines and an impact on popular culture being regularly referenced on television and in music)[8] and as a result of being too “commercial” when rap was “hardcore” at one point, then his image later becoming increasingly “gritty” to once again adapt to the ever-changing landscape of rap.[9][10] Regardless, BET ranked Hammer as the #7 “Best Dancer Of All Time”.[11] Vibe’s “The Best Rapper Ever Tournament” declared him the 17th favorite of all-time during the first round.[12]

Burrell became a preacher during the late 1990s with a Christian ministry program on TBN called M.C. Hammer and Friends. Additionally, he starred in a Saturday morning cartoon called Hammerman in 1991 and was executive producer of his own reality show called Hammertime which aired on the A&E Network during the summer of 2009.[13][14] Hammer was also a television show host and dance judge on Dance Fever in 2003, was co-creator of a dance website called,[15][16] and is a record label CEO while still performing concerts at music venues and assisting with other social media, ministry and outreach functions. Prior to becoming ordained, Hammer signed with Suge Knight’s Death Row Records by 1995.

Throughout his career, Hammer has managed his own recording business. As a result, he has created and produced his own acts including Oaktown’s 3.5.7, Common Unity, Special Generation, Analise, One Cause One Effect, Teabag, Dom Kimberley, Geeman, DRS, Pleasure Ellis, B Angie B, Stooge Playaz, Ho Frat Hoo![17] and Wee Wee, among others. A part of additional record labels, he has associated/collaborated/recorded with VMF, Tupac Shakur, Teddy Riley, Felton Pilate, Tha Dogg Pound, The Whole 9,[18] Deion Sanders, Big Daddy Kane, BeBe & CeCe Winans and Jon Gibson, as well as others. In 1992, Doug E. Fresh was signed to M.C. Hammer’s Bust It Records label. In late 2012, Hammer appeared with Psy at the 40th American Music Awards and during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest performing a mashup of “Gangnam Style” and “2 Legit 2 Quit” together which was released on iTunes.[19]

Gwen Stefani


Stefani at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
Born Gwen Renée Stefani
October 3, 1969 (age 46)
Fullerton, California, U.S.
Alma mater California State University, Fullerton
Singer songwriter fashion designer actress
Years active 1986–present
Net worth $80 million (2014)
Spouse Gavin Rossdale (m. 2002; div. 2015)
Children 3
Relatives Eric Stefani (brother)
Musical career
Pop synthpop dance-pop R&B new wave hip hop ska punk rock
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, guitar
Labels Interscope
Associated acts
No Doubt Pharrell Williams Eve Sublime
Gwen Renée Stefani (/stəˈfɑːni/; born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the ska band No Doubt. During the band’s hiatus, Stefani embarked on a solo career in 2004 by releasing her debut studio album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Inspired by pop music of the 1980s, the album was met with both critical and commercial success. It spawned three major worldwide hit singles: “What You Waiting For?,” “Rich Girl,” and “Hollaback Girl,” the latter becoming the first US digital download to sell one million copies. In 2006 Stefani released her second studio album The Sweet Escape. The album produced two successful singles: “Wind It Up” and the album’s title track “The Sweet Escape.” Including her work with No Doubt, Stefani has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.

As a solo artist, Stefani has won several music awards, including a Grammy Award, a World Music Award, an American Music Award, a Brit Award, and two Billboard Music Awards. In 2003, she debuted her clothing line L.A.M.B. and expanded her collection with the 2005 Harajuku Lovers line, drawing inspiration from Japanese culture and fashion. Stefani performs and makes public appearances with four back-up dancers known as the Harajuku Girls. She was married to British musician Gavin Rossdale from 2002 to 2015 and they have three sons. Billboard magazine ranked Stefani the 54th most successful artist and 37th most successful Hot 100 artist of the 2000–09 decade. VH1 ranked her 13th on their “100 Greatest Women in Music” list in 2012.

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Darius Rucker


Darius Carlos Rucker
Born May 13, 1966 (age )
Origin Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Rock pop R&B country
Singer-songwriter musician
Vocals guitar
Years active 1986–present
Atlantic Hidden Beach Capitol Nashville
Associated acts
Hootie & the Blowfish Frank Rogers Lionel Richie Lady Antebellum Adele Edwin McCain Jill Scott Big Smo
Darius Carlos Rucker (born May 13, 1966) is an American musician. He first gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld and Dean Felber. The band has released five studio albums with him as a member, and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Rucker co-wrote the majority of the band’s songs with the other three members.

He released a solo R&B album, Back to Then, in 2002 on Hidden Beach Recordings but did not chart any singles from it. Six years later, Rucker signed to Capitol Records Nashville as a country music artist, releasing the album Learn to Live that year. Its first single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”, made him the first black artist to reach No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts since Charley Pride in 1983. (Ray Charles hit No. 1 in March 1985 in a duet with Willie Nelson with Seven Spanish Angels). It was followed by two more No. 1 singles, “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” and “Alright” and the number three “History in the Making.” In 2009, he became the first black person to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association, and only the second black person to win any award from the association. A second Capitol album, Charleston, SC 1966, was released on October 12, 2010. The album includes the No. 1 singles, “Come Back Song” and “This”.

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Aiza Seguerra


Aiza Seguerra
Birth name Cariza Yamson Seguerra
Born September 17, 1983 (age 32)
Calauag, Quezon, Philippines
Genres Filipino Pop music, OPM
Occupations Singer-songwriter, Actor
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Years active 1987–present
Labels Black Bird Music (Star Music)
Notable instruments
Aiza Seguerra (born 17 September 1983) is a Filipino actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist. After participating on Eat Bulaga!’s Little Miss Philippines 1987 he became a child star starring in several movies and TV shows. Later in his teens, he pursued a career in music spawning his major hit single, Pagdating ng Panahon (When the Time Comes). Initially coming out as a lesbian in 2007, Seguerra now identifies himself as a transgender man.


Seguerra first appeared as a three-year-old contestant of Eat Bulaga!’s Little Miss Philippines. He subsequently became part of the show from 1987 to 1997.

As a child star, Seguerra appeared in more than 30 movies and TV shows to date. He often portrayed the role of actor and fellow Eat Bulaga! host Vic Sotto’s daughter in numerous films. He portrayed the role of Aiza Kabisote, daughter of Enteng Kabisote in Okey Ka Fairy Ko! from 1987 to 1997. He only appeared in six movies for Regal Films. At age 14, he competed in Bong Revilla’s Invitational Shootfest ’98, and has won several awards in the sport.

During his late teens, Seguerra began pursuing a career in music; singing and playing the guitar. His single Pagdating ng Panahon became a major hit in 2001 and it enabled him to start a music career.

Seguerra won The Singing Bee on July 8, 2008 after Rachel Alejandro gave up his throne as defending champion due to other engagements. He defeated his co-contestant singer Bituin Escalante. Seguerra won P1,040,000 for a second time on July 10, raising his total winnings now to P 2,080,000.

Seguerra also performed in Singapore for the Singapore Repertory Theatre presentation of the stage play “Avenue Q.”

On January 7, 2013, Seguerra entered the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs contest as the interpreter for the song entry called “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa”, written by Jovinor Tan. He performed the song in the grand finals on February 24 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The song eventually finished in first place for Best P-pop Love Song thus rewarding the writer of the song with one million pesos in cash.


Seguerra is the child of Decoroso “Dick” Seguerra (of Calauag, Quezon) and Caridad “Caring” Yamson-Seguerra (of Bicol Region).

He studied in Operation Brotherhood Montessori Center and later enrolled at the College of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Santo Tomas and acquired a college degree.

On August 18, 2007, Seguerra came out publicly as a lesbian. However, in August 2014, he came out as a transgender man.

In 2013, Seguerra, along with other local celebrities, came together to join the PETA campaign ‘Free Mali’, a campaign aimed to release Mali, an Asian elephant currently living at the Manila Zoo and the only captive elephant in the Philippines, due to the poor facilities and keepers to care for her. Seguerra spoke up saying that “Mali has been sentenced to a life of loneliness, misery and neglect. When people all around the world are calling for Mali to be freed, in light of the suffering she has endured at the hands of the Manila Zoo, the proposal to bring in more elephants to the zoo is outrageous. They would have to endure the same cramped, concrete conditions, lack of exercise and improper veterinary care as Mali has for the past 36 years.”

On December 8, 2014, Seguerra married model and actress Liza Diño.


Year Title Role TV Network
2016 Born to be a Star Judge TV5
2015-2016 Princess in the Palace PSG. Joey GMA Network
2015 Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Lukso ng Dugo Alex
2012-2014 Be Careful With My Heart Cristina Rose “Kute” Dela Rosa ABS-CBN
2011 Protégé: The Battle For The Big Break Himself, as a mentor GMA Network
2010 Twist & Shout Resident Judge ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kwintas Myla
Diz Iz It Judge GMA Network
2009–Present ASAP Himself/Host/Performer ABS-CBN
2009 Isang Lahi Cora Apurado
Star Circle Kid Quest: Search for the Kiddie Idol Council
2008 Pinoy Dream Academy: Little Dreamers Resident Juror
The Singing Bee Contestant
All Star K! Contestant GMA Network
Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok! Contestant
2007 Ysabella Alex Mendoza ABS-CBN
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Juice Baduday
2004 Hanggang Kailan Gina GMA Network
Starstruck Kids Starstruck Council
2002 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Songbook Theresa/Atet ABS-CBN
1991-1995 Eh Kasi Bata! Host/Himself
1990-1991 It Bulingit Host/Himself
1987–1989 IBC
1995–1996 GMA

Okay Ka, Fairy Ko! Aiza Kabisote IBC
GMA Network
1987–1989 RPN
1995–1998 GMA

Eat Bulaga! Himself, at Little Miss Philippines (which he won) RPN
GMA Network
Other TV guestings Edit
Date/Year TV Show Role TV Network
2013 Myx Live! Himself/Guest Myx
2009 MYX Presents: Aiza Seguerra: Live!
2008 Salamat Dok!: Leukemia o Kanser Sa Dugo ABS-CBN
Boy & Kris: Boy & Kris Episode # 182
That’s My Doc: That’s My Doc Episode # 40
Wheel of Fortune: Thing: Binoculars
2007 Star Myx Presents: Aiza Seguerra Myx
2005 Laban o Bawi GMA Network
Kumikitang Kabuhayan: Philippine Eagle Conservation ABS-CBN


Year Title Role Producer/Company
2013 My Little Bossings Ice OctoArts Films,
M-Zet Productions,
APT Entertainment,
K Productions
2012 Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako Aiza Kabisote M-Zet Productions,
OctoArts Films,
GMA Films,
IMUS Production
2011 Enteng Ng Ina Mo Star Cinema,
M-Zet Productions,
OctoArts Films
2010 Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote GMA Films,
IMUS Production
2009 Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme Himself Spring Films
Isang Lahi: Pearls from the Orient Cora Apurado Tanchanco Trimedia Productions
2007 Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka Fairy Ko…The Beginning of the Legend Aiza Kabisote M-Zet Productions,
OctoArts Films
2006 Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes on and on and on
2005 Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues
2004 Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend
2002 Singsing ni Lola Karen Regal Entertainment
2001 Bahay ni Lola
1997 Shake Rattle & Roll 6 Lilian Regal Entertainment,
MAQ Productions
Computer Combat Tammy MAQ Productions
Manananggal in Manila Timmy MAQ Productions,
Regal Entertainment
1995 Isang Kahig, Tatlong Tuka… (Daddy ka na, Mommy ka pa!) M-Zet Productions,
Mahogany Pictures
1994 Paano na? Sa Mundo ni Janet Jing-Jing Good Harvest Unlimited
1993 Hulihin: Probinsiyanong Mandurukot Doray Regal Entertainment
Rocky Plus V Toyota/Kulit M-Zet Productions
1992 Shake Rattle & Roll 4 Nikkie Regal Entertainment
Aswang Katlyn
Daddy Goon Jennifer
Dobol Dribol Pepay
Okey ka, Fairy ko! II Aiza Kabisote
1991 Okey ka, Fairy ko!
1990 I Have 3 Eggs
Papa’s Girl Angelita
Twist: Ako si Ikaw, Ikaw si Ako Chikinini
1989 Aso’t pusa Viva Films
1988 Me and Ninja Liit Butchiki Regal Entertainment
Good Morning, Titser
Petrang Kabayo at ang Pilyang Kuting Sugar Regal Entertainment
Super Inday and the Golden Bibe Snow White
Wake Up, Little Susie Susie

Year Title Producer Certification Notes
2010 Perhaps Love Star Records Also released in Asian Countries
2009 AIZA SEGUERRA: Live! Gold The first live album; includes a video CD
2008 Open Arms Platinum Also released in Asian Countries
2007 Para Lang Sa’Yo Gold Inspired by soap opera Ysabella
2004 Covers Uncovered Vicor Records
2003 Sabi Ng Kanta Gold
A First! Live in Concert
2002 The 25th of December
Pinakamamahal 2x Platinum
2001 Pagdating Ng Panahon 5x Platinum Best Pop Recording (Pagdating ng Panahon)
Best Produced Record of the Year (Pagdating ng Panahon)
Song of the Year (Pagdating ng Panahon)
Best Female Recording Artist
1995 Little Star Alpha Records

Year Organization Category Nominated Work Result
2013 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Female Recording Artist of the Year Anong Nangyari sa Ating Dalawa Won
Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress My Little Bossings Won
Awit Awards Best Performance By a Female Recording Artist With A Smile Won
2009 Open Arms Won
ASAP Platinum Circle Awards Platinum Female Awardee Won
PMPC Star Awards for Music Acoustic Artist of the Year Won
MYX Music Awards Favorite MYX Live Performance MYX Performance Won
2002 Awit Awards Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist Pagdating ng Panahon Won
Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award Best Theme Song
for the movie Pagdating ng Panahon Won
Asian TV Awards Best Dramatic Performance by an Actress Maalaala Mo Kaya: Songbook Won
2001 Quezon Medalya Ng Karangalan Special Award Himself Won
1993 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Children’s Show Host Eh Kasi, Bata! Won
Awit Awards Best Performance By A Child/Children Recording Artist/s Kahit Mayaman, Kahit Mahirap Won
1992 Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award Best Child Performer Okay ka, Fairy ko! Part 2 Won
PMPC Star Awards for Movie Child Performer of the Year Aswang Won
1991 Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award Best Child Actress Okay ka, fairy ko! Won
Metro Manila Film Festival Best Child Performer Okey Ka Fairy Ko! The Movie Won
1989 Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award Best Child Actress Aso’t Pusa Won
1988 Wake Up Little Susie Nominated
GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Box-Office Queen[17] Won

Year Title Theatre Role
2002 The Rocky Horror Show Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Towers Eddie/Dr. Scott
2007 Avenue Q Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Towers
Singapore Repertory Theatre Gary Coleman
2010 Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

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Alannah Myles


Alannah Byles
Born December 25, 1958 (age 57)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock, Pop, Blues
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress
Years active 1989–to date
Labels Atlantic Records
Alannah Myles (born December 25, 1958)[1] is a Canadian singer-songwriter and the daughter of Canadian broadcast pioneer William Douglas Byles (1914–1988), who was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame in 1997.

She changed her surname to Myles at age 19 after deciding to pursue a career in entertainment. Appearances in TV commercials paid for music demos which weathered countless rejections from her homeland, Canada, until she recorded masters for three songs; “Who Loves You” and a video demo for “Just One Kiss” directed by photographer Deborah Samuel. With matched financing from songwriting collaborator, Much Music (City TV) DJ and program director Christopher Ward and FACTOR, she signed her first record contract with Atlantic Records in 1987.

In fall of 1987, Warner Music Canada’s director of artists and repertoire (A&R) Bob Roper sent the three-song video package to all of Warner Music Group’s U.S. affiliates which garnered a seven-eight year contract from Atlantic Records (WMG) sight unseen by head of A&R Tunc Erim and Atlantic label founder Ahmet Ertegun. Myles quit a lucrative acting career, co-wrote and recorded the remainder of her first album with collaborator Christopher Ward and producer David Tyson. In 1989, Atlantic Records released her self titled debut album and Myles toured internationally for 18 months. Her first album was awarded the Diamond Award for sales of over one million units; she is the only Canadian debut artist to attain that award. Her first album was reported to have sold upwards of six million copies internationally and remains a classic-selling album to date.

Myles’ eponymous debut album achieved top 10 hits in several countries around the world beginning with “Love Is”, “Still Got This Thing For You”, The only single to hit number one in 1990 in Canada was “Lover of Mine”. Alannah’s fourth American 1990 single, “Black Velvet.” hit number one for two weeks with a bullet on the U.S. Billboard Top 40 Chart to become a worldwide classic radio hit.[6] It also won the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.[7]

In 1992, Myles was nominated for a second Grammy award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the title track “Rockinghorse”, the flip side of lead off single, “Song Instead of a Kiss” from her second CD Rockinghorse. “Song Instead Of A Kiss” was a 60-piece orchestrated ballad that reached number one on several radio stations around the globe but was met with little response in America, whose audiences were accustomed to “that slow southern style” of Black Velvet.[citation needed]imageimage image image

Kim Wilde

Birth name Kim Smith
Born 18 November 1960 (age 55)
Chiswick, Middlesex, England
Genres New wave, synthpop, Hi-NRG, pop rock
Occupations Singer, songwriter, author, television presenter, DJ, landscape gardener
Years active 1980–present
Labels RAK, MCA, EMI, Columbia SevenOne
Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith; 18 November 1960) is an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single “Kids in America”, which reached number two in the UK. In 1983, she received the Brit Award for Best British Female. In 1986, she had a UK number two hit with her version of the Supremes’ song “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”, which also went on to be a major US hit, topping the charts there in 1987. Between 1981 and 1996, she had 25 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK singles chart. Her other hits include “Chequered Love” (1981), “You Came” (1988) and “Never Trust a Stranger” (1988). In 2003, she collaborated with Nena on the song “Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime”, which topped the Dutch charts.

Worldwide, she has sold over 10 million albums and 20 million singles. Starting in 1998, while still active in music, she has branched into an alternative career as a landscape gardener.

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