Category:American pop rock singers
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1. Kris Allen – Kristopher Neil "Kris" Allen is an American musician, singer and songwriter from Conway, Arkansas, the winner of the eighth season of American Idol. Prior to Idol, Allen self-released a 2007 album entitled Brand New Shoes. Allen's Idol song, "No Boundaries" and his version of "Heartless" both charted within the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. Allen's self-titled album was released on November 17, 2009, by Jive Records. The album debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200. Allen's major-label album Thank You Camellia was released on May 22, 2012, the lead single "The Vision of Love" was released March 26, 2012. He released his fifth album, Letting You In, on March 18, 2016. He was born to Kimberly and Neil Allen. He is the elder of two sons; Daniel, is a college cheerleading coach. Allen's interest in music began early. Additionally, Allen also plays the piano. His musical influences, as stated in his Idol confessionals, include the Beatles, Jamie Cullum, Jason Mraz, Pat Monahan, Michael Jackson. He played publicly before trying out for Idol even opening for earlier Idol contestant Sean Michel on multiple occasions. Allen has described his decision to audition before giving up his pursuit of a music career. During college, Allen participated in Christian missionary work including in Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, South Africa, Spain and Thailand.Kris Allen – Allen in New York City, June 2009
2. Philip Bailey – Noted for distinctive falsetto register, he has won seven Grammy Awards. Bailey was inducted as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire. He was also inducted for his work with the band. He has released several solo albums. He was raised in Denver, Colorado. Bailey graduated in 1969. In 1972, while attending college, he was invited to bandleader Maurice White. David Whitworth. In live duet performances, he will sing his part, then switch to the vocal part originally sung by White, showing off his vocal versatility. Both the album and single were released in 1984 on Columbia Records. While Bailey had a number of hits with Earth, Wind & Fire, "Easy Lover" was his only 40 outside the group. The show was called "Jesus At the Roxy". Williams later reported that "God did something miraculous. Over hundred people were saved." After that, both Bailey and Williams decided to pursue careers in Christian music.Philip Bailey – Philip Bailey performing with Earth, Wind & Fire in 2008
3. Sara Bareilles – Sara Beth Bareilles is an American singer-songwriter. She achieved mainstream success in 2007 with the hit single "Love Song", which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the third season of NBC's The Sing-Off, Bareilles was a celebrity judge alongside Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman. In February 2012 VH1 placed Bareilles in the 80th spot of the Top 100 Greatest Women in Music. Her memoir, published in 2015, Sounds Like Me: My Life in Song is a The New York Times best seller. She wrote music and lyrics for the Broadway musical Waitress, earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Original Score in 2016. She has a half-sister named Melody. She is of Portuguese, French descent; she lived in Italy for a year. The group's rendition of Bareilles' "Gravity" was featured on the Best of College a Cappella 2004 compilation CD. Bareilles and the band Maroon 5 have been acquainted since their younger days in California when the band was known as Kara's Flowers. She performed in the annual student concert UCLA Spring Sing, winning twice. Bareilles taught herself to play the piano and subsequently all other instruments she is seen playing. After graduating from UCLA in 2002, Bareilles performed at local bars and clubs, building a following before performing in larger venues. She issued two demos of mostly live tracks in 2003: The First One in April and The Summer Sessions in October. In 2004, she appeared as a singer in a bar in the indie film Girl Play, performing the song "Undertow".Sara Bareilles – Bareilles' success with Little Voice led her to tour Europe; she is pictured here in her first tour of the Netherlands
4. Drake Bell – Jared Drake Bell is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. He starred on Nickelodeon. He is the voice on Disney XD. Bell appeared on ABC's reality TV Splash. Bell also performed the theme song to Drake & Josh, entitled "Found a Way." In 2005 he independently released Telegraph, released under Bell's own name. It's Only Time has sold 178,000 copies as of 2012. His first album, Drake Bell In Concert, was released in 2008. It debuted on the Top 100 Mexican Albums Chart. He released an EP in 2011 called A Reminder independently. In 2014, Bell released his third album, Ready Steady Go! under indie label Surfdog Records. Ready Steady Go! debuted at #182 on the Billboard 200, sold 2,000 copies in its first week of release. He was born on June 1986 in Newport Beach, California. His parents are Robin Dodson, Joe Bell. Bell has one older sister, Kellie.Drake Bell – Bell in October 2007
5. Michael Bolton – Michael Bolotin, known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter. He became better known for his series of pop rock ballads, recorded after a stylistic change in the late 1980s. He was born Michael Bolotin in New Haven, George Bolotin. He has a brother, Orrin, a sister, Sandra, both older. His family was Jewish, all of his grandparents had been immigrants from Russia. His parents were divorced when he was very young. Bolton began recording in 1975. This first album was self-titled using his original family name of Bolotin. Early in his musical career Bolton focused with his Blackjack once opening for heavy metal artist Ozzy Osbourne on tour. Indeed, in 1983, he auditioned with Black Sabbath. Their next collaboration was when Bolton co-wrote "I Found Someone" in 1985. With it her own singing career. Bolton co-wrote several other songs for both singers. Bolton would achieve his greatest success in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a singer on the adult contemporary/easy listening charts. One of his first major hits was his 1987 interpretation of the Otis Redding classic " the Dock of the Bay."Michael Bolton – Bolton in Barcelona, Spain, January 2010
6. Kelly Clarkson – Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and author. Clarkson also became the following year. Thankful, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. "Miss Independent", was a top-ten hit in various nations. Trying to reinvent her own image, she developed a rock-oriented sound for her second album, Breakaway. It earned Clarkson two Grammy Awards. Taking creative control of My December, Clarkson served as the executive producer and co-wrote the entire album's material. However, Clarkson fought in particular Clive Davis, dissatisfied with her musical direction. The feud resulted the reluctance of her label to promote the album. Clarkson's fourth album, All I Ever Wanted, became her second album at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Its lead single, "My Life Would Suck Without You", holds the record for the biggest jump to number one on the Hot 100. Stronger, won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, making her the only act to receive the award twice. The album scored her number-one song on the Hot 100, "Stronger". Its track became her eleventh top-ten single on the Hot 100. Clarkson has prepared a soul-influenced album for a June 2017 release.Kelly Clarkson – Clarkson at the 57th Presidential Inauguration, January 21, 2013
7. Javier Colon – Javier Colon is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He has referred to his style as being "acoustic soul." He was a member of The Derek Trucks Band, worked with many musicians before going solo. From 2002 to 2006, he was signed to Capitol Records, known as Javier. In 2006, Javier Colon became an independent artist with his own label, Javier Colon Music. Javier Colon eventually decided with Universal Republic. Colon was born in Stratford, Connecticut, Puerto Rican mother. His father worked in a station. He went to Frank Scott Bunnell High School in Stratford, Connecticut, where he started writing songs. Then he pursued a degree from the University of Hartford's Hartt School. Following a successful audition in July 2000, Javier joined the band in August 2000. He went on to release two albums with Capitol Records, the second entitled Left of Center in 2006. On stage, Javier's primary instruments are nylon stringed acoustic guitars by Larrivée and Taylor Guitars. In 2009, he was featured as singer and songwriter on Vanessa Williams's vocal album, The Real Thing. Javier On August 2003 - Javier released his debut, self-titled album on Capitol Records.Javier Colon – Javier Colon
8. Barry Cowsill – Barry Cowsill was an American musician and member of the musical group The Cowsills. Cowsill was born in the fifth of seven children. As a teenager, he became the drummer of the band initially formed by his brothers Bill and Bob Cowsill, playing popular tunes at local dance clubs. By the late 1960s, the band expanded to include younger brother John, his mother Barbara, younger sister Susan. The Cowsills went on to churn out a string of hits before officially disbanding by 1972. After the group broke up, Cowsill worked various jobs including construction and waiting tables. F" Throughout his life, Cowsills participated in various post-heyday incarnations of the Cowsills. In 1998, he released his first CD, As Is. In 2002, he relocated to his hometown of Newport, Rhode Island. In 2005, Cowsill relocated again to New Orleans. Shortly before his death, he made plans to enter a Los Angeles facility to seek help for his alcoholism. His flight was scheduled for August 28. Those plans were stymied when Hurricane Katrina hit the city on August 29. In 1987, Cowsill married a woman named Deborah with whom he had two children. His wife were divorced in 2003.Barry Cowsill – Cowsill at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles
9. Dennis DeYoung – DeYoung has been credited than any other Styx member. He was also the band's most successful writer, penning 7 of the band's Billboard Top 10 singles as well as a solo top 10 single. The trio later added guitarist James Young and John Curulewski to form the band Tradewinds in the late 1960s. The band renamed itself TW4 before becoming Styx in 1970. On January 1970, DeYoung married his longtime sweetheart Suzanne Feusi. The couple have two children, son Matthew. Eventually their children came along as well, as a way to provide stability for their family. DeYoung is an avid fan of the Chicago White Sox. Within Styx, DeYoung acted as lead vocalist, keyboardist, accordion player, songwriter. From the start of Styx's commercial success with the 1972 DeYoung-penned single "Lady", DeYoung became the creative force behind most of the band's hit songs. With Styx in limbo following Shaw's 1984 departure, DeYoung began a solo career of modest success. The Desert Moon album was certified gold in Canada in 1984. His solo album Boomchild failed to have a hit single, though the video for "Boomchild" received a fair amount of music video airplay. After a five-year hiatus; several other members of Styx began discussing a possible reunion in 1989. By December 1989 Styx had unofficially reformed.Dennis DeYoung – Dennis DeYoung performing on August 25, 2014
10. Neil Diamond – Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter and musician with a career that began in the 1960s. He has sold over million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Diamond is the second most successful adult contemporary artist ever on the Billboard charts. His songs have been covered internationally from various musical genres. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011. Additionally, Diamond in 2011 was an honoree at Kennedy Center. "Sweet Caroline" has become an anthem for the Boston Red Sox. He was born to a Jewish family descended from Russian and Polish immigrants. His parents were a dry-goods merchant. Diamond grew up in Brooklyn having also spent four years in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where his father was stationed in the army. In Brooklyn Diamond was a member of the Freshman Chorus and Choral Club along with classmate Barbra Streisand. They were not close friends at the time, he recalls: "We were two poor kids in Brooklyn. We smoked cigarettes." After his family moved he then attended Abraham Lincoln High School, was a member of the fencing team. For his 16th birthday, Diamond received his first guitar.Neil Diamond – Diamond at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2012
11. Djoir – Dawn "Djoir" Jordan, known professionally as Djoir Jordan is an American Pop/EDM/Rock singer, songwriter and actress. Djoir Jordan grew up in California. She was involved in competitive gymnastics. On the show she worked closely with Krysta Rodriguez of NBC Series Smash; Casey Lagos. She played the role of Psalty, Harmony, in the Musical Harvest Kid's Crusades performing at Qualcomm Stadium and Anaheim Stadium. As an adult, Djoir spent time as a performer in multiple female pop groups including, most notably, Minx Mafia. The group went in 2008. Djoir later went on to pursue the path of a artist. Her motto as an artist is "Be Diamond Cut", which apparently means "To Be Unique, Reflect Your Light". Djoir was given the name by Mr. Dalvin of Jodeci, it is a combination of her last name. She has also made LMFAO's music video Party Rock Anthem. Djoir's single "Partypocalypse" aired on the TV series RUSH on the USA Network's "Learning To Fly" episode, July 31, 2014. Djoir and Janel Parrish, who stars in Pretty Little Liars, were both co-lead singers in a group called Impulse in 2003. In 2014, Djoir Jordan received nominations for the 2014 LA Music Awards. Her song "Partypocalypse" was featured on "The Longest Ride", released in theaters April 10, 2015.Djoir – Djoir on the red carpet at NAMM in January 2015
12. Hilary Duff – Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress and singer. The series proved leading to a adaptation of the series to be released. Duff began working with the Disney Channel, including Cadet Kelly. She later began work on an album, releasing the Christmas themed Santa Claus Lane through Walt Disney Records. Upon signing with Hollywood Records, Duff began working on her second studio album, Metamorphosis. The album achieved commercial success, selling over three million copies in the United States alone. The album also found success in both Canada and Japan. Duff's success in both music led with merchandise such as dolls, clothing, fragrances being released. She continued to have success in music, with Most Wanted achieving status in the United States. Following the release of her fourth album, Dignity, Duff parted ways with Hollywood Records. During this time, she began appearing in independent films such as War, Inc. According to Greta, Bloodworth. She later released the Elixir, which became best seller. The book was followed by the sequels Devoted and True. She currently stars in the comedy-drama series Younger as Kelsey Peters. She signed for her fifth studio album Breathe In.Hilary Duff – Duff at The Heart Truth 's Red Dress Collection fashion show in 2009
13. Jason Farol – Jason Farol Is an American singer from Torrance, California, United States, who placed third in the American television series Duets, alongside mentor Kelly Clarkson. In August 2012, Farol released his debut Philippine album in October 2013. Jason Farol was born on April 3, 1993. Farol's mother is of father of Filipino descent. In August 2011, he began to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy. Farol auditioned for the ABC competition series Duets for a chance to be a part of Kelly Clarkson's team. After advancing, Clarkson narrowed it down to two finalist to compete for a slot on the show. After a successful performance, Clarkson picked Farol to compete as her duet partner. On May 2012, Duets premiered on ABC. Clarkson and Farol sang "Breaking Your Own Heart" off Clarkson's Stronger album. After the results were tallied, Farol found himself among the 8 contestants. Farol consistently was up for elimination during the first eliminations of the season. Farol was saved by the judges. As the show progressed, Farol made it to the top 5, live shows, where he consistently placed in the top 2. During the first Live Show, Farol and Clarkson sang "Mercy" by Duffy.Jason Farol – Jason Farol FMF performance
14. Elizabeth Gillies – Elizabeth Egan "Liz" Gillies is an American actress and singer. She made her Broadway debut at age 15 in the musical 13, playing the character of Lucy. She had Drugs & Rock & Roll. Liz was born in Haworth, New Jersey to Dave and Lorrie Gillies. She has one younger brother, George, born 1996. She is of Irish and Italian descent. Gillies' acting career began at age twelve, when she started going to local open casting calls. She quickly began appearing in commercials for companies such as Virgin Mobile. Her first television role was as a recurring character in The Black Donnellys. She appeared in three episodes. In 2007, she played small roles in Locker 514. 13 moved to Broadway, which made the first Broadway production to have a cast and band entirely made up of teenagers. Gillies remained until its closure on January 2009. This marked her second time working alongside 13 co-star Ariana Grande. Regarding her Victorious character, Gillies said "It’s wonderful.Elizabeth Gillies – Gillies at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International
15. Selena Gomez – Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. Due to the success of the series, Gomez worked on various films, television shows, musical collaborations for the network in the following years. Gomez also formed her own production company in 2008, titled July Moon Productions; she is set to produce the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. Gomez subsequently formed the Scene the following year. The band released three studio albums by 2011. The album debuted atop the Billboard 200 in the United States, included the top ten single "Come & Get It". Gomez embarked on her Stars Dance Tour, though it was later cancelled due to personal and medical struggles. In 2014, Gomez fired her parents as her managers, signed with the WME and Brillstein companies. During this time, Gomez signed a new contract with Interscope Records, releasing a album as her fifth and final release through Hollywood Records. Gomez released her second studio album, Revival, in October 2015. She embarked on her worldwide Revival Tour in 2016. Gomez is currently working on her third studio album. Outside of entertainment, she released her own line through a self-titled fragrance in 2013. She has worked with various charitable organizations for years, became a UNICEF ambassador at the age of seventeen. Since the start of her career, she has gone on to sell over million singles worldwide, according to Billboard.Selena Gomez – Gomez at the Walmart Soundcheck Concert, July 2013
16. Tom Goss (musician) – Thomas Patrick Goss is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has self-released five studio albums, one live album, multiple non-album singles. Goss has seen commercial success with his music featured on MTV's Logo TV. Goss won Best Gay Musician in DC both in 2011 and 2012. Many of Goss' songs and music videos speak to LGBT issues such as Marriage Equality, gay subcultures such as Bears. He tours internationally, often playing at LGBT establishments. In 2014, he landed his starring role in a feature film -- the gay-themed Out to Kill. He was raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Goss graduated before coming to Washington, DC to attend a Roman Catholic seminary. Goss also pursued his music, performing in local coffeehouses. During this time, Goss soon after met his husband, Mike Briggs, whom he married in October 2010. In 2012, he produced a video for his song "You Know That I Love You" off his 2011 album, which documented his marriage ceremony. Goss started his career in Washington, DC coffeehouses in the early 2000s. In 2006, he released Naked Without. In 2008, he released Rise.Tom Goss (musician) – Goss performing in 2014
17. Cady Groves – Cady Groves is an American singer and songwriter from Marlow, Oklahoma. Some of her notable songs include "Dreams," "Crying Game," "This Little Girl," "Forget You," and "Love Actually." She has released four EPs since 2012 - A Month of Sundays, This Little Girl, Dreams. Her latest Dreams was released in 2015 for free download in honor of her fans. Cady is the youngest of seven. Her full siblings are Kevan Groves, Casey A. Groves, Cody W. Groves, Kyle Groves, Kelsy Groves. She also has 3 more half-siblings, Adam Groves, Carrie Groves. Shortly after, Cady embarked on a 30-market High School Nation Tour, where she performed for over 50,000 high school students. RCA paired Groves with several songwriters as she began work on her first major-label album. She also collaborated with Stephen Jerzak on Better Than Better made with Plug in stereo on Oh Darling. The song Oh Darling peaked at # 36. I by Secondhand Serenade and All That I Need Is You by Andrew de Torres. In 2015, a collaboration with Christian Burnhardt took place, which led to the track "Whiskey and Wine." Cady stated "growing up was miserable. I mean-i was a kid.Cady Groves – Cady Groves performing in 2010
18. Tim Harrington (singer) – He is notable for his energetic stage performances which often include multiple changes of clothing and performing in his underwear. He describes his style as "acting entirely by my own desire and what moves me. I've always felt like the only real people I'm particularly trying to entertain are the rest of the guys in myself". He fronted a video series called "Beardo" on Pitchfork Media. He launched a line of textiles and patterned products with his wife Anna called Deadly Squire.Tim Harrington (singer) – Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav performs at the Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco on March 1st, 2009.
19. Lisa Heller – Lisa Heller is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Simsbury, Connecticut. The video premiered on Twist Magazine June 24, 2016. Heller was born in the first daughter of Wendy Heller and David Heller. She has brother who grew up in Simsbury with her. Her mother is from West Hartford, Connecticut. She graduated on June 17, 2014. Heller entered her first song after her high school graduation. During the summer of 2014, Heller co-wrote songs with Jim McGorman. Heller started college at Colgate University in August 2014, studying psychology. The first song Heller had written, "Close Your Eyes", had been recognized in the Performance Category of the American Songwriting Awards. She received the award in Las Vegas, Nevada. Heller then opened on December 12. Heller released her single, "Life on the Run" on April 16. Heller interned for the summer of 2015. She performed in New York, New York on August 9, 2015.Lisa Heller – Lisa in NYC photoshoot
20. Billy Hinsche – William "Billy" Hinsche is an American musician, part of the singing group Dino, Desi & Billy. Hinsche was born in the Philippines, where his father, Otto "Doc" Hinsche, owned a casino. After World War II, the family settled in Beverly Hills. Hinsche attended Beverly Hills Catholic High School, where he met Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Dean Paul Martin. The three later signed with Frank Sinatra's record label Reprise Records. In the late 1960s, Hinsche toured extensively with the band. Annie Hinsche-Wilson-Karges, was married to the group's guitarist, Carl Wilson. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Motion Pictures & Television in 1974. #51, 9/65 Our Time's Coming—Reprise R/RS 6194—U.S.Billy Hinsche – Billy Hinsche
21. David Homyk – David Homyk is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. His music can be described as a blend of James Blunt. A producer by David has made recordings for many well-known artists, including Beyoncé Knowles and her sister Solange. David's album is called True Story.. On June 2013 AOL hired David as its first live anchor. He was given the job upon singing the news. He was also a contestant on the first season of Genuine Ken, well as on the eighth season of The Bachelorette. True Story - Available on iTunes, Amazon.com, FM/Satellite/Internet Radio David HomykDavid Homyk – David Homyk live at S.O.B.'s in NYC
22. Janet Jackson – Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a icon following the release of her third studio album Control. In 1991 she signed the first of two multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. Her album under the label, Janet, saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her work. She appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice; since then she has continued to act in feature films. By the end of the 1990s, she was named the second most successful artist of the decade. The release of her seventh album All for You coincided with a celebration of her impact on popular music as the inaugural MTV Icon. After parting ways with Virgin she released her first and only album with Island Records. In 2015 she released her eleventh studio album Unbreakable the same year. Having sold over million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. In December 2016, Billboard ranked Janet as the second most successful artist of all-time. One of the world's most awarded artists, her longevity, achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers. Janet Jackson was born to Katherine Esther and Joseph Walter Jackson. The Jacksons were devout Jehovah's Witnesses, although Jackson would later refrain from organized religion.Janet Jackson – Jackson performing on her Unbreakable World Tour, 2015
23. Billy Joel – William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is one of the best-selling albums in the US. Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the US, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy winner, nominated for 23 Grammy Awards. He has sold more than million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. In 2001, Joel received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2013, Joel received the nation's highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts. With the exception of the 2007 songs "All My Life" and "Christmas in Fallujah", Joel stopped releasing pop/rock material after 1993's River of Dreams. However, he plays songs from all eras of his solo career. Joel's father, a classical pianist, was born in Germany, to a Jewish family, the son of a merchant and manufacturer, Karl Amson Joel. Howard immigrated to the US to escape the Nazi regime. Rosalind, was born in England to Jewish parents, Philip and Rebecca Nyman. Howard Joel divorced in 1957. Howard Joel moved to Vienna, Austria.Billy Joel – Joel at opening night of the 2009 season at the Metropolitan Opera
24. Jonnie and Brookie – Jonnie and Brookie is an American Pop/Rock duo originating from Gilbert, Arizona. The group is best known for winning the Radio Disney N.B.T. Contest in 2009 and performing at the Disney Channel Summer at Seas concert tour. Sisters Jonnie and Brookie Allen began creating and performing music at ages 5 and 3, respectively. It was then that they created the group, Jonnie and Brookie, began performing shows and concerts across the United States. The group's debut album, titled No Snow for Christmas, was released independently in December 2000. Jonnie was 7 years old and Brookie was 5. In 2009, Jonnie and Brookie entered the Radio Disney N.B.T. Competition. During that time, the group was chosen to perform at the Disney Channel Summer at Seas tour. Other performers on the tour were Tiffany Thornton, Mitchel Musso, Debby Ryan, Nicole Anderson. Sometime later, the group won the N.B.T. Competition. In 2009, the group was chosen to be a featured artist on Trinity Broadcasting Network's iShine KNECT, a Christian tween show hosted by Paige Armstrong. In 2010, after the departure of Jasmine, Jonnie and Brookie performed the show's new theme song, still featured today in the show's second season.Jonnie and Brookie – Jonnie Allen (left) and Brookie Allen (right) performing in 2009.
25. Kesha – Kesha Rose Sebert is an American singer, songwriter, rapper. At age 18, she was signed to producer Dr. Luke's label Kemosabe Records. Her breakthrough came after appearing on American rapper Flo Rida's number-one single "Right Round". Cannibal, were released in 2010. Kesha's image propelled her to immediate commercial success, with Animal debuting as the number-one album in the United States. A string of top-ten singles from the album and its re-release. At the same time, Kesha continued to write songs for other artists, including "Till the World Ends" for Britney Spears. "Tik Tok" is among the digital singles in history, selling over 14 million units internationally. After experimenting with country, electronic music, she stuck with the latter. Thematically, her music generally revolves around escapism, partying, individuality, supernatural moments, grief. She has been involved with LGBT activism. Kesha has received several nominations, including her win for MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act in 2010. As of November 2013, Kesha has reportedly sold over 60 million records worldwide. She was born in California. A single mother, struggled financially while supporting herself, Kesha, Kesha's older brother Lagan; they relied on welfare payments and food stamps to get by.Kesha – Kesha at Planes: Fire & Rescue premiere at El Capitan Theatre in July 2014
26. Domino Kirke – Domino Kirke is an English-American singer. She is of Iraqi-Jewish heritage. She was named after Domino Harvey, whom her mother had met when Harvey was a young girl. Domino was trained musically by the drummer for Free and Bad Company. Her sisters, Lola Kirke and Jemima Kirke are actresses. After being spotted at a Joe's Pub performance by producer Andre Levins, Kirke was signed to his label, Fun Machine. Thereafter, Domino joined forces with Jordan Galland, formed DOMINO. The band toured for three years with the likes of Gang of Four and Lily Allen. The band was also featured in Tiny Furniture. Domino founded her own doula business, Carriage House Doulas. Everyone Else Is Boring EP Mark Ronson Presents Hard Rock compilation Adults Only The Guard EP Official websiteDomino Kirke – Domino Kirke
27. Sierra Kay – Sierra Kay Kusterbeck, better known as Sierra Kay, is an American singer-songwriter and model. She rose prominence as the lead vocalist of the band Versa. Kusterbeck was raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. She began taking vocal lessons in the third grade. Kusterbeck auditioned to be VersaEmerge's lead vocalist in 2006, by sending a tape of herself singing one of VersaEmerge's songs, "The Blank Static Screen". She claimed that she was 18 in order to get an audition. She actually meant that she would be 17 in a week. While the other members of the band weren't too sure about her, Harnage convinced them that she was right for the job. VersaEmerge released their first EP in May 2008. Kay featured on English rapper Professor Green's album on the track "Avalon". The track was later used as part of an campaign for the energy drink Relentless. The line was released in early August. Kusterbeck has a tattoo of an adhesive bandage on her left kneecap, well as a tattoo of the word "TOUR" on her right foot.Sierra Kay – Kay performing on the 2010 Warped Tour.
28. Adam Levine – Adam Noah Levine is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor. Levine is the lead vocalist for the pop band Maroon 5. The band split up after The Fourth World, which did not gain popularity. In 2002, the band released Songs About Jane, which went multi-platinum in the US. Since then, they have released four more albums, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, Hands All Over, V. Since 2011, he has served as a coach on NBC's talent show The Voice. Javier Colon, Tessanne Chin and Jordan Smith, were on his team. In 2012, Levine made his acting debut as a recurring character in the television show American Horror Story: Asylum for the series' second season. Levine also starred in the Begin Again. As an entrepreneur, he launched his own eponymous line in 2013. He collaborated with K-Mart and ShopYourWay.com to develop his menswear collection. Levine also owns 222 Records. In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that "sources familiar with his many business dealings" estimated Levine would earn that year. Levine has television producer and writer Peter Noah. Levine is also the nephew of economist Jordan Levine.Adam Levine – Levine in 2011
29. Eliot Lewis – Eliot Lewis is an American rock, R&B and soul singer, keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, songwriter, producer. Lewis is best known for his work with Hall & Oates. In addition, he maintains his own work and career as a multi-instrumentalist and singer. He grew up in Norwalk, the youngest of three children, in what he describes as a very musical environment. Although his mother was a classical pianist, Lewis’ first instrument was the drums, which he discovered at age 10. When he was 12 years old, Lewis formed his first band, Take Off, with three childhood friends. Lewis even arranged a jam session with Peter Frampton. At age 16, he began writing his own songs. A few years later, recognizing technology's potential impact on music, Lewis taught himself keyboards and learned to program synthesizers. Lewis plays five instruments, is a completely self-contained songwriter and musician. After several years with Sony, Lewis signed with Warner Chappell Music, then produced a number of releases for RCA. In the late 1980s, he met one of the founders of the Scottish R&B group Average White Band. Lewis and Gorrie began writing together. He became an official member of AWB when the record was complete. Lewis spent 13 years in AWB, singing lead vocals on hits including "School Boy Crush" and "Walk On By."Eliot Lewis – Eliot Lewis in January 2012.
30. Kenny Loggins – Kenneth Clark "Kenny" Loggins is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. As a artist, Loggins experienced a string of soundtrack successes, including an Academy award nomination for "Footloose" in 1984. Finally Home was released in 2013, shortly after Loggins formed the group Blue Sky Riders with Georgia Middleman. Loggins is the youngest of three brothers. His father, Robert George Loggins, was a salesman. They lived before settling in Alhambra, California. Loggins attended San Gabriel Mission High School, graduating in 1966. He formed a band called the Second Helping that released three singles on Viva Records. During his early twenties, he was part of the band Gator Creek with Mike Deasy. An early version of "Danny's Song" was included in a record on Mercury Records. The two recorded a number of Loggins' compositions in Messina's home room. When Columbia signed Loggins to a six-album contract, recording began in earnest for Loggins' debut album, as producer. Messina originally intended to lend his name to the Loggins project only to help introduce the unknown Loggins to Messina's well-established Buffalo Springfield and Poco audiences. Thus, the full name of their first album was Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin' In. The Caribbean-flavored "Vahevala", found top 3 success on WCFL on 18 May 1972.Kenny Loggins – Loggins circa 1980
31. Casey McPherson – Casey McPherson is a singer/songwriter based in Austin, Texas. He formerly sang in the band Endochine. Casey grew up in Texas where he was home-schooled. At the age of 18, his father committed suicide. He was classically trained on the piano. He is also a full time pastor at Riverbend Church in Austin.Casey McPherson – Casey McPherson
32. Gavin Mikhail – Gavin Mikhail is an American composer, pianist and singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. Mikhail also composed the soundtrack to Ruta Sepetys' New York Times bestseller Between Shades of Gray, released in 2011. Mikhail was born in Indiana. He graduated in 1991. Graduating in 1995, he moved to Nashville to begin a career in the industry. After a year of part-time work at various music companies, Mikhail began working at Giant Records, the label started by Irving Azoff. Originally hired into the department, Mikhail transferred to a position on the artists and repertoire staff within four months. Mikhail completed his self-produced demos in early 2002, a number of which would later appear on his debut album My Personal Beauty Needs. In 2003, Mikhail immediately began work on his follow-up album Like Normal People Do. In 2007, Mikhail signed a deal with Trolley Bus Records to distribute Like Normal People Do to HMV and Tower Records stores in Japan. The Real World Sessions: Volume I, Mikhail's first album from the trip to Real World Studios, was released in April 2009. The album includes his piano-based cover for Cutie's song "I Will Follow You into the Dark". Associated video later went on to become a YouTube hit and was viewed over one million times. Some Die Young Official website Gavin MIkhail at AllMusicGavin Mikhail – Mikhail in 2007
33. Steve Millar – Not to be confused with rock singer Steve Miller Steven Robert Millar is a singer-songwriter and guitarist, originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Millar has been compared to the likes of Jack Johnson, James Morrison, as well as Ben Harper. Millar is a Canadian-born musician who moved at the age of 14. Afterwards he began playing guitar with a few friends he had met while attending Xavier High School in Appleton, Wisconsin. One successful album later, the group disbanded. Millar then moved to Milwaukee Wisconsin where he studied business. During this period Millar produced Attention, which received praise in the underground college music scene. Millar's latest venture was as lead guitarist and lead vocalist for the Milwaukee band The Rest. He recently played a couple shows by the name of Manacondor. Insult to Injury was an Appleton, Wisconsin ska band that featured Millar on both guitar and saxophone. Millar pieced together what became an eight-piece band.and was credited with most of the writing for the band's horn arrangements. Starting as a local band, the group gained attention throughout the Midwest, playing with more-established bands such as Mustard Plug, MU330. Insult to Injury split up in 1999. Known for their live shows, The Rest became the house band for an entire year at the historic Up & Under Pub in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band had received extremely positive press until their break-up in 2006.Steve Millar – Steve Millar photo shoot
34. Sheri MillerSheri Miller – Sheri Miller at her CD Release Show 2008.
35. Chris Montez – Chris Montez is an American guitarist and vocalist, whose stylistic approach has ranged from rock & roll to pop standards and Latin music. His sound is exemplified songs such as his 1962 hit "Let's Dance", which reached # 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. He has also recorded in Latin styles. Over the intervening years, he has continued to work in all three modes. Montez grew up in California, influenced by the Latino-flavored music of his community and the success of Ritchie Valens. He studied composition at El Camino College. In 1962, he recorded the single "Let's Dance" on Monogram Records. It went on the UK Singles Chart. The follow-up, "Some Kinda Fun", reached No. 10 in the U.K. in January 1963. Nonetheless, both records were awarded gold discs. Montez toured with Clyde McPhatter, Sam Cooke, The Platters, the Miracles. The Beatles opened London, York and Northampton concerts for him while Montez was performing with Tommy Roe. Montez commented "Who are The Beatles? But I don't know their work". Montez returned to the recording studio in this time at A&M Records.Chris Montez – Chris Montez in 1967
36. Anna Nalick – Anna Christine Nalick is an American singer-songwriter. Wreck of the Day, featuring her first radio hit, "Breathe", was released on April 19, 2005. She left her label under Sony after a falling-out surrounding the release of her second album. She says she draws more inspiration from poetry, literature, psychology, history than anything else. Her musical influences range to trip-hop and everything in between. She did perform on The Tonight Show making sure to invite the teacher to the audience. She initially decided to go before pursuing her dream of music, continuing to record her songs on a Rainbow Brite cassette recorder. But Nalick soon met a professor, who had a student with parents in the music business. In October 2003, putting her college plans on hold, Nalick signed on with Columbia Records. She went into the studio with Thorn, Smith, Rosse together with mix-engineer Mark Endert. The result was her Wreck of the Day, released two years later. Her video for the track got very heavy airplay on some MTV airplay as well. In New Zealand, Wreck of the Day reached the Top 15 albums on the Top 40 Albums Chart. In November 2005, she released "In the Rough". The single was charting on the Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks at No. 15.Anna Nalick – Nalick in June 2011
37. Katy Perry – Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter. After singing during her childhood, Perry pursued a career as a teenager. She released her debut studio album Katy Hudson in 2001, commercially unsuccessful. The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one songs in the overall after Michael Jackson's album Bad. In March 2012, she re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake". Prism, is influenced by pop and dance. Perry became the first artist with multiple videos to reach billion views with the videos for its songs "Roar" and "Dark Horse". Perry has received many awards, including four Guinness World Records, been included in the Forbes list of "Top-Earning Women In Music". Her net worth as of 2016 is $ million. Perry is one of the musical artists of all time, having sold million records globally throughout her career. Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born to Maurice Keith Hudson. Her parents are born again Christians, each having turned to religion after a "wild youth". Perry has English, German, Irish, Portuguese ancestry. Through her mother, she is a niece of film director Frank Perry. Perry has Angela.Katy Perry – Perry at the 2014 ARIA Music Awards
38. Phillip Phillips – Phillip LaDon Phillips Jr. is an American singer, songwriter and musician who won the eleventh season of American Idol on May 23, 2012. "Home," released after his win, became the best selling of all coronation songs. His debut album The World from the Side of the Moon was released on November 2012. His second album, Behind the Light, was released on May 2014. He was moved to Leesburg, Georgia when he was 12. Phillips has two older sisters, LaDonna, Lacey. He attended Lee County High School. Phillips missed the graduation ceremony due to his obligations to American Idol. Prior to appearing on American Idol, Phillips worked at his family's shop. He started playing music, particularly the guitar, when he was 14. Phillips was mentored by Benjamin Neil, whom he credits for piquing his interest in music. In 2009, Phillips performed in various local venues and events. Phillips won "Albany Star," in 2010. Other favorites include John Butler, Dave Matthews and Damien Rice, he also enjoyed Mumford & Sons and Tool. Phillips has described his music as "jazz and rock sound."Phillip Phillips – Phillips at the Walmart Soundcheck, December 2013
39. Cassadee Pope – Cassadee Blake Pope is an American singer and songwriter. She was Hey Monday with whom she released one studio album and three EPs. She released Cassadee Pope EP in May 2012. Pope became the first female winner on December 18, 2012. Frame by Frame, was released on October 8, 2013 to a top 10 Billboard 200 charting. It debuted at No. 1 with 43,000 copies sold in its first week. While attending Wellington High School in Wellington, Florida, she formed the Blake with good friend Mike Gentile. Hey Monday released their first album, Hold on Tight, in October 2008. She co-wrote the other nine songs. Pope appeared in Fall Out Boy's video from their 2008 album Folie à Deux. James left the band at the end of 2009. Later that month Hey Monday took an indefinite hiatus on good terms. In February 2012, she embarked on her first solo acoustic tour across the east and west coasts. Pope released her debut self-titled EP on May 2012, containing four songs written by Pope. In the live round, she performed "Over You", co-written by mentor Shelton.Cassadee Pope – Pope performing at Southcentre Mall in February 2014
40. Lisa Marie Presley – Lisa Marie Presley is an American singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of musician-actor Elvis Presley and actress and business magnate Priscilla Presley, is Elvis' only child. Sole heir to her father's estate, she has developed a career in the music business and has issued three albums. Presley has been married four times, including to actor Nicolas Cage, before marrying father of her twin girls. After her parents divorced, she lived with her mother. When her father died, 9-year-old Lisa Marie became joint heir with her great-grandmother Minnie Mae Presley. Following the deaths of Minnie Mae in 1980, Lisa inherited Graceland. On her 25th birthday, she inherited the estate, which had grown to an estimated $ million. It is reported that Lisa sold 75% of her father's estate. On April 2003, Presley released her album, To Whom It May Concern. It reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified gold in June 2003. Presley wrote all the lyrics and co-wrote every melody. To promote it, she presented a concert in the UK. The album's single, "Lights Out", reached 40 chart and No. 16 on the UK charts. Presley collaborated with Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins for a co-written track called "Savior", included as the B-side.Lisa Marie Presley – Presley at the Daytona International Speedway in July 2005
41. Lindsay Price – Lindsay Jaylyn Price Stone is an American television actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Janet Sosna on Beverly Hills, as Victory Ford on Lipstick Jungle. She is also known on soap operas such as All My Children and The Bold and the Beautiful. Price was born to William Price, of German and Irish descent, Haeja Diane Price, born in Korea. Her parents were raised together as sister, as the Price family adopted an orphaned daughter from Korea after the Korean War. Price's mother, born her biological brother were abandoned by her biological mother who remarried after her father was killed in the War. Price attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She appeared as An Li Chen on the daytime soap All My Children and as Michael Lai on the Beautiful. She joined the cast of 90210 in January 1998 as Janet Sosna, a graphic designer at the Beverly Beat newspaper. She remained through its finale in May 2000 appearing in a total of 73 episodes. She then reprised the role from June to August 2000, April to August 2005, November 2009. Price had a recurring role on Becker, where she played a role that spanned three seasons. In 2006, she co-starred on The WB television show Pepper Dennis, in the role of Kimmy Kim. She appeared in the American remake of the British series, Coupling, in addition to singing the show's theme song, a cover of "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps". She guest starred as a neurotic fling of main character, Anthony DiNozzo.Lindsay Price – Price in June 2009
42. Suzi Quatro – Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro is an American glam rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress. Quatro was the female player to become a major star, breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music. In the 1970s, Quatro scored a string of hit singles that found greater success in European and Australian territories than in her homeland. Quatro released her eponymous debut album in 1973. Since then, she has released fifteen studio albums, ten compilation albums, one live album. Her solo hits include "Can the Can", "48 Crash", "Daytona Demon", "Devil Gate Drive" and "Your Mamma Won't Like Me". Between 1973 and 1980, Quatro was awarded six Bravo Ottos. In 2010, she was voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends online Hall of Fame. Quatro has sold over 50 million albums and continues to perform live, worldwide. Her most recent studio album was released in 2011 and she also continues to present new radio programmes. Quatro says she was influenced at the age of six by the American singer and actor Elvis Presley, whom she saw on television. Quatro received formal training in playing classical piano and percussion. She is a self-taught player of the bass and guitar. Her father gave her a 1957 Fender Precision bass guitar in 1964, which she still possessed in 2007. She played drums from an early age as part of her father's jazz band, the Art Quatro Trio.Suzi Quatro – Suzi Quatro performing at the AIS Arena, Canberra, Australia on 26 September 2007.
43. Blaire Reinhard – Blaire Reinhard is a singer, pianist, songwriter from Morristown, New Jersey. She is the granddaughter of trumpet player and Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen. On September 7, 2012, her single "No Nothing" with Curtis & Reinhard reached #92 on the iTunes US Pop Music Chart. Blaire also regularly performs around New York City. They have been joined onstage by harmonica virtuoso John Popper of Blues Traveler and have jammed with guitar-tapping legend Stanley Jordan. Blaire's voice have appeared in television shows, feature films, other media.Blaire Reinhard – Blaire Reinhard performing in Highland Park, NJ. Photo by Larry Pickover, 2007.
44. Jimmy Robbins – Jimmy Robbins is an American singer-songwriter and producer. In October 2007, Jimmy signed to Universal Motown Records. Jimmy's major album See Through Secrets was then digitally released on September 8, 2009. His song We Were Us, performed by Miranda Lambert, won Musical Event of the Year at the 2014 CMA Awards. Songs co-written by Robbins.Jimmy Robbins – Jimmy Robbins, 2014
45. Linda Ronstadt – Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular music singer. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. On July 28, 2014, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts and Humanities. In total, she has released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums. This success did not translate to the UK, with only her single "Blue Bayou" reaching the UK Top 40. Her duet with Aaron Neville, "Don't Know Much", peaked at number 2 in December 1989. In addition, she has charted 36 albums, 10 top-10 albums and three number 1 albums on the Billboard Pop Album Chart. Her autobiography, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir, was published in September 2013. It debuted in the Top 10 on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Christopher Loudon, of Jazz Times, wrote in 2004 that Ronstadt is "blessed with arguably the most sterling set of pipes of her generation." After completing her last live concert in late 2009, Ronstadt retired in 2011. She was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease in December 2012, which left her unable to sing. Ronstadt was raised on the family's 10-acre ranch with her siblings Peter, Michael J. and Gretchen. The family was featured in Family Circle magazine in 1953.Linda Ronstadt – Ronstadt performing in New Haven, Connecticut at a WPLR show, New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, August 16, 1978
46. Kevin Rudolf – Kevin Winston Rudolf is an American musician and record producer from New York City, New York. He grew up an only child on his parents divorcing while he was still very young. Winston, is an homage to Beatle John Winston Lennon: "My dad... was a DJ at the time in Baltimore. He emceed some shows for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. In fact, that's why my middle name is Winston, he named me after John Lennon's middle name. And, of mom being a singer, she'd let me come to her gigs and soundchecks. They really influenced me a lot to be a musician." Rudolf has said that his musical memory is of listening to the Van Halen song ` Jump,' while jumping around the apartment in which he grew up. His first guitar was a gift from his grandfather, who realized that his grandson already "had a passion for." His skills on the instrument improved rapidly. "My mother actually said something really smart to me. She said,'Whatever you put in, you'll get out,' so I thought, that makes sense...I started practicing a lot." Taking matters into his own hands, Rudolf began creating his own beats and musical tracks, well as writing the material." In 2000, Rudolf began work on the group of songs that, nine months later, would form the basis for his major debut. Written, engineered by Rudolf, mixed by Mark Saunders, the album took nine months to complete.Kevin Rudolf – Kevin Rudolf, Miami 2013
47. Peter Salett – Peter Joseph Salett is an American singer-songwriter. Born in New Jersey, Salett moved with his family to Columbia, Maryland when he was four years old. Stan Salett, was a civil rights organizer. While at Harper's Choice Middle School, he was in the same class as Edward Norton. He later attended Brown University, graduating in 1991. Salett has contributed music to numerous films including Keeping the Faith, Down in the Valley, Wet Hot American Summer. He has also had roles in films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Keeping the Faith featured a T-Bone Burnett remix the track from Salett's second independent release, Heart of Mine. Salett lives in Venice, California.Peter Salett – Peter Salett
48. Matt Scannell – Matthew "Matt" Scannell is an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and musician. Scannell is the lead vocalist, lead guitarist, founding member of the alternative rock band Vertical Horizon. Scannell is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts. He was given his first guitar when he was seven years old. Scannell attended high school in Deerfield, Massachusetts. He enrolled at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. from high school. In 1991, Keith Kane, formed Vertical Horizon. The two began performing in October 1991. Scannell received a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University in 1992. The duo released their first album, There and Back Again, after graduation from Georgetown. Scannell has since appeared as the lead vocalist of all of Vertical Horizon's albums. Scannell collaborated to release the albums Duo in 2008 and Duo Live in 2010. On June 2011, Scannell appeared at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois, with actor Hugh Jackman. Scannell and Jackman were invited to perform as guests of Marx. Songfacts: Interview with Matt ScannellMatt Scannell – Scannell in 2014
49. Wendy Starland – Wendy Starland is an American singer, songwriter and music producer from Los Angeles. In addition, Starland developed six time Grammy winner, Golden Globe winner, Oscar nominee, Lady Gaga. Starland was named in the Beckhamhouse book as one of the "Great Female Singers" alongside Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Natalie Cole. Starland's single, Dancing With The Sea, was released alongside artists, Norah Jones, Feist, Edie Brickell. The song hit number eight on the music charts giving the opportunity to tour Europe. Starland was a featured performer at MI Fest, opening for Jack White. Starland is a lead vocalist on Last Night, which went to number two on the Billboard charts. She was also featured on Moby’s follow up album, Last Night Remixed. She also performed at the premiere of Entourage star, Adrian Grenier's film, Teenage Papparazzo in 2011. Starland cowrote the RapScallions hit song "Can You Feel It." Starland cowrote, co-produced the theme song for the film, The Original. She composed the score and soundtrack by the creators of True Detective. Lady Gaga wrote songs together while she helped to develop her brand and marketing strategy. Starland is the Founder and CEO of Give Back Entertainment. GBE has worldwide distribution through Universal/INgrooves.Wendy Starland – Starland, Los Angeles, 2013
50. Gwen Stefani – Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer. During the band's hiatus, Stefani embarked by releasing her debut studio Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Inspired from the 1980s, the album was met with both commercial success. 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". Stefani has won three Grammy Awards. As a artist she has received several accolades, including an American Music Award, Brit Award, two Billboard Music Awards. In 2003, she expanded her collection with 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.Gwen Stefani – Stefani at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
51. Kaya Stewart – Kaya Stewart is an English-American singer and songwriter, most notable for her single "In Love with a Boy". She is the daughter of David A. Stewart. Kaya Stewart was raised in Los Angeles, California along with her half brothers, Sam and Django. She also has a sister Indya. Her father is songwriter-producer-musician David A. Stewart. Growing up in a musical family, Kaya constantly performed for her family and friends. She has said that she is greatly inspired by her father’s friend Annie Lennox. Annie was a former partner in Eurythmics and mentored Kaya. The song set a record for being added at launch, the most adds ever for a new artist. In August 2016 she released her self-titled album. Kaya StewartKaya Stewart – Kaya Stewart
52. Taylor Swift – Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received much media attention. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved at age 14 to pursue a career in country music. Swift became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Her eponymous album in 2006 peaked at number five on Billboard 200 and spent the most weeks on the chart in the 2000s. "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. Fearless, was released in 2008. The album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest Album of the winner. In 2009, she appeared in the late-night show Saturday Night Live followed by her debut the following year in Valentine's Day. She was the sole writer of Speak Now. The single "Mean" won two Grammy Awards. Red, yielded the successful singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble". "Blank Space" and "Bad Blood" reached number one in the US, Australia and Canada. Swift became the first woman and fifth act overall to win Album of the Year twice. The 2015 eponymous concert tour for 1989 became one of highest-grossing of all time.Taylor Swift – Swift performing at Ford Field in Detroit during The 1989 World Tour in May 2015
53. Tila Tequila – Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, better known by her stage names Tila Tequila, Tila Nguyen and Miss Tila, is a Vietnamese American television and social media personality. She first gained recognition for her active presence on social networking websites. After becoming the most popular person on Myspace, Tequila was offered to star in her own reality television series. A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, became MTV's highest-rated premiere of that year. Born in Singapore and raised in Houston, Texas, Tequila moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue her modeling career. After being featured in numerous men's magazines, she made her reality television debut on the VH1 show Surviving Nugent. Besides her career in modeling and television, Tequila also pursued her career as a recording artist and author. She was the lead singer of the bands Beyond Betty Jean and Jealousy, before launching a solo career. Her debut single "I Love U" was released in 2007 to mixed reviews. Despite having strong online sales, the song failed to enter any charts. Tequila followed with several independently released singles, including "Stripper Friends" and "Paralyze". In 2010, she released her second EP Welcome to the Dark Side. Her book, Hooking Up With Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, Being the Life of the Party was published in 2008. Nguyen was born in Singapore, where her family were Vietnamese boat people, who arrived from Vietnam after the Vietnam War. Nguyen has an older brother, Daniel, older sister, Terri.Tila Tequila – Tequila attending the Mosci fashion show at Club AREA, West Hollywood, California in October 2008.
54. Dallon Weekes – Dallon James Weekes is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his roles as bassist, keyboardist, backing vocalist, secondary songwriter/lyricist for Panic! at the Disco. He is also known as later solo musical project the Brobecks. Weekes was born in a small town in Verona, Missouri near a Amish community. He was raised in a Mormon family in Clearfield, Utah, where his parents moved shortly after he was born. Weekes attended Clearfield High School, where he met most of his former Brobecks bandmates. After graduating with honors in 1999, Weekes served for two years. After returning home he shortly attended Weber State University before dropping out to pursue music full-time. The band began as a hobby for Weekes shortly after he returned to Utah after living in Oklahoma for two years. The group's name was inspired by a person from Dallon's school days. The original line-up consisted from high school. Weekes declined. The song rose immediately to the station's top ten daily songs. Within two days of the addition, the song hit # 1 on the top songs list, where it stayed for 13 consecutive days. It frequented the number one spot several times more.Dallon Weekes – Dallon Weekes in 2014
55. Brian Wilson – After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group. In the mid-1960s, Wilson composed, produced Pet Sounds, considered one of the greatest albums ever made. The intended follow-up to Smile, was canceled for various reasons, which included Wilson's deteriorating mental health. As he suffered repeated nervous breakdowns, his erratic behavior led to tensions with the band. He remains a member of Brother Records Incorporated. Wilson's work with the Beach Boys helped raise music to the level of high art. The A.V. Wilson effectively set a precedent that allowed bands and artists to enter a recording studio and act as their own producers or co-producers. He is an occasional actor and actor, having appeared in television shows, films, other artists' music videos. His life was portrayed in the 2014 biopic Love & Mercy, which received a wide release in 2015. Brian Douglas Wilson was born at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, California, the son of Audree Neva and Murry Wilson. He was the eldest of three boys; his younger brothers were Dennis and Carl. He has Irish ancestry. When Brian was two, the family moved to 3701 West 119th Street in nearby Hawthorne, California. Murry Wilson said, "He was very quick.Brian Wilson – Brian Wilson (center) performing with the Beach Boys circa 1964.