Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. It consists of lead vocalist Adam Levine and rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden, lead guitarist James Valentine, drummer Matt Flynn, keyboardist PJ Morton, multi-instrumentalist Sam Farrar. Original members Levine, Carmichael and drummer Ryan Dusick first came together as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school. After self-releasing their independent album We Like Digging?, the band signed to Reprise Records and released the album The Fourth World in 1997. The album garnered a tepid response, after which the record label dropped the band and the members focused on college. In 2001, the band remerged as Maroon 5, pursuing a different direction and adding guitarist Valentine; the band signed with Octone Records, a subsidiary of J Records, released their debut album Songs About Jane in June 2002. Aided by its lead single, "Harder to Breathe", which received heavy airplay, the album peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 chart, went platinum in 2004.
The band won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2005. In 2006, Dusick left the band after suffering from serious wrist and shoulder injuries and was replaced by Matt Flynn; the band's second album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long was released in May 2007. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and the lead single, "Makes Me Wonder", became the band's first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2010, the band released the third album Hands All Over, to mixed reviews, re-releasing a year to include the single "Moves like Jagger", which topped the Billboard Hot 100. In 2012, Carmichael left the group and was replaced by musician PJ Morton, as the band released the fourth album, with the song "One More Night", topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for nine consecutive weeks. In 2014, Carmichael rejoined the band alongside Morton to record the fifth album V, with the band signed a new label, Interscope Records and Levine's own label 222 Records. Following the release of V, it reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
In 2016, Maroon 5 recruited their long-time collaborator and former Phantom Planet member Sam Farrar, as the band continued for the sixth studio album Red Pill Blues, released in November 2017, with the reveal of the band's lineup as seven official members. The album's single, "Girls Like You", peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, became the band's fourth number one single. Maroon 5 has sold more than 109 million singles and 27 million albums, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. Adam Levine was introduced to Ryan Dusick by Adam Salzman. Levine was 15 years old and Dusick was 16. Three of the five members of the band started playing together at age 12; the four original members of the band met. While attending Brentwood School, Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael joined up with Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick to form Kara's Flowers, a rock band; the name was taken from a girl that went to their high school that the band had a "collective crush" on. In 1997, when the band was playing at a beach party in Malibu, independent producer Tommy Allen heard them play and offered to manage them and record a complete record with his partner, songwriter John DeNicola, known for his work on Dirty Dancing – including " The Time of My Life".
Producer Rob Cavallo's management team heard the record Allen and DeNicola produced, which led Cavallo to offer them a deal with Reprise Records, re-recording the album. However, after the release of The Fourth World, during Levine and Madden's senior year of high school in 1997, it had morphed into a band with a style reminiscent of 1960s Britpop. Despite high expectations from the band and record company, the album failed to catch on and their lead single, "Soap Disco", was a failure. According to Levine, the failure of the album was "a huge disappointment" that nearly led them to break up; the album sold around 5,000 copies and the band was dropped after six months in early 1998. Dusick and Madden attended college locally at University of California, Los Angeles, while Levine and Carmichael relocated to the East coast to attend Five Towns College, in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York. While Levine and Carmichael were in New York, they began to take notice of the urban music surrounding them and let the style influence the songs they wrote.
The band returned to the music industry again in 2001. A new member was introduced, Osiris El Keleni. Producer Tim Sommer signed them to a demo deal with MCA Records and produced three tracks with them in Los Angeles in the middle of 2001 with Mark Dearnley engineering. Against Sommer's advice, MCA declined to pick up the band, these tracks were never released; the band put together a demo, rejected by several labels, before falling into the hands of Octone Records executives James Diener, Ben Berkman and David Boxenbaum. While looking for talent for the Octone label, Berkman was given a bunch of demos by the brother of a former colleague at Columbia Records and the song that caught his attention was "'Sunday Morning'" which he referred it as a "genius song". Berkman was surprised the song was credited to Kara's Flowers, because the band sounded different from the one he had heard while at Warner Bros. Records. Berkman encouraged Diener and Boxenbaum to fly out to Los Angeles to watch a showcase gig at The Viper Room for the four-piece Kara's Flowers.
After watching Levine onstage, they were convinced. Berkman told HitQuarters he believed what the band needed was a "fifth member to play the guitar and free up the singer, so he could be
Mario (American singer)
Mario Dewar Barrett, known mononymously as Mario, is an American singer, songwriter and model. He is known for his singles "Just a Friend" and "Let Me Love You", which won him two Billboard Music Awards, he has released four studio albums: Mario, Turning Point, Go, D. N. A.. At the end of the 2000s decade, Mario was ranked #98 by Billboard on their "Artist of the Decade" list. Dancing Shadows was issued as his fifth album on October 5, 2018. Aside from his career in music, he appeared in several television shows and films such as Step Up, Freedom Writers and Empire. In 2019, Mario starred in the live television production of the musical Rent. Mario was born on August 27, 1986, to parents Shawntia Hardaway and Derryl Barrett Sr. a singer in a gospel group called Reformation. Mario's half-brother Derryl "D. J." Barrett Jr. is a professional drummer. He grew up in other working-class neighborhoods in Baltimore County, Maryland, he lived with his grandmother. At the age of four, Mario proclaimed. In support of his dream, his mother bought him a karaoke machine.
Mario joined a musical group in Milford Mill Academy with the oldest son of comedian Mo'Nique and best friend Jaye Brebnor and his younger god sister Chea Tyler. Barrett used that skill as the basis for his melodies and songs, he was discovered at age eleven and signed by producer Troy Patterson, after singing "I'll Make Love to You" at a Coppin State College talent show. Mario attended Milford Mill Academy up until the tenth grade where he was inspired by his music teacher, during his early teen years, was offered a record deal at the age of fourteen, signing with Clive Davis' J Records, his musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Brian McKnight, Boyz II Men, Michael Jackson and Joe. His first introduction to the music industry was the Dr. Dolittle 2 movie soundtrack in 2001, he sang a cover of the Stevie Wonder song "You and I" at Clive's Grammy party in 2002, began recording an album. In July 2001, Mario began recording his major-label debut album, titled Mario, nearly a year before the official release in March 2002.
The album's lead single "Just a Friend 2002", a cover of Biz Markie's song, was a success, peaking at number one on the charts. Follow-up singles were "Braid My Hair" and "C'mon", he was the opening act on the Scream Tour 3, which featured headliners such as B2K, Marques Houston, Nick Cannon, Jhené Aiko and AJA. As of 2006, his debut album has sold over 700,000 copies. During this period, he became a draw in the teen market. After his debut album was released, Mario wanted to record an album, more mature, he enlisted a number of well-known producers to help him, such as Lil' Jon. He released his second album, Turning Point on December 7, 2004; the album was more successful than his first because of the hit single "Let Me Love You". The single, described by reviewers as "melodic and sweetly lilting, reminiscent of Michael Jackson's vintage romantic ballads" was successful, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks; the single was written by Ne-Yo. Other follow-up singles include "How Could You" co-written by J. Valentine, with a cameo appearance in the video by rapper Cassidy.
To date, Turning Point is the lead single double-platinum. In February 2006, Mario filed a lawsuit against his former manager, Troy Patterson, alleging that Patterson had paid him $50,000 for the sale of more than 3 million records, found to be false accusations. Mario was sued by Patterson and lost. Mario's new manager is J. Erving and he was chosen by Mario. Mario's third album Go is dedicated to his mom Shawntia Hardaway and was released in South Africa under Gallo Records on October 9, 2007, in the U. S. on December 11, 2007. The album includes collaborations with Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, Janice Robinson, Scott Storch, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Bryan-Michael Cox. Mario had more creative control on Go than on his previous two albums; the first single from the album was "How Do I Breathe", released in May. The second single was "Crying Out for Me" after a poll on his website; the single was certificated Gold by the RIAA. On December 13, 2007, Mario was on "106 & Park" where he stated that the third single off the album will be "Music for Love".
The album was made available for the public to listen to on his Myspace page before its release. He released the song "Do Right" on December 11. Go has sold 331,540 copies in the U. S. In an interview with DJ "Z", Mario stated that problems with the record label caused the album launch to be pushed back 6–8 months. In 2008, Mario competed on season six of Dancing With the Stars, he was partnered with Karina Smirnoff. They were eliminated in week eight of the competition. In a 2009 interview with Rap-Up.com, Mario said that "Soul Truth Entertainment" was his new entertainment company. Before the release of his third album Go, Mario confirmed in an interview with that he was working on a new album "by the time school starts back up, like after next summer" "But there's even more than that,'cause I'm gonna start recording, the end of January"; the album is involving a wide range of producers and songwriters such as Darkchild, Polow da Don, RedOne, CJ of Charlio Productions, Jazze Pha, Stargate, KP, Tricky Stewart and The-Dream.
Mario said. Mario has de
For the place in Komi Republic named Udora, see Udorsky District. Udora is a small rural community in Canada, it has a population estimated to be around 500 and is situated in the most south-eastern part of Georgina, split between York Region and Durham Region. The town was known as Snoddon Corners and was the location of the Snoddon Hotel. In the 1950s, the Independent Toronto Estonian Women’s Association purchased land in the north-west side of Udora, divided the land into 150 subdivided lots for summer cottages to Estonians in Toronto and named the grounds Jõekääru, which means River Bend in English, named because Pefferlaw River runs through the grounds. Local street names in the grounds are in the native Estonian. With the cottages came the Estonian Children's Camp, still active to date as an Estonian language immersion camp for part of the summer. Highway 48 lies to the north while Highway 12 linking to Orillia, lies to the east. Within Udora Ravenshoe Road intersects with Victoria Road/Concession Road 7/Durham Road 1.
Area code 705 is bounded to the north while the south of Udora is in Area code 905. The Canadian National Railway runs north of Udora. Udora is located at Lake Simcoe. About 20 km S/E of Sutton, about 25 to 30 km SW of Beaverton and Orillia, west of Lindsay, north of Uxbridge, about 50 km north of Whitby, about 80 km north of Toronto and NE of Newmarket, Ontario. In the centre of Udora on the main road, there is a General Store doubling as a functioning post office. There is a UPI full serve gas station and convenience store. West of Victoria lies The Udora Community Hall, opened in 1974, along with a baseball diamond and basketball / tennis court, it serves as the fair grounds to "Udora Family Fun Day". In the winter, the court hosts a small skate rink for kids. Xanadu Studios (home studio of Artist/illustrator Bonnie Lemaire and Cartoonist/Caricaturist Robert Westall Riverview Dog Systems Jõekääru Udora/Leaskdale Lions Leslie's Country Kitchen One Two Tree Services Udora General Store Udora Market / UPI Energy Gas Bar Pefferlaw, north Sunderland, east Leaskdale south Uxbridge, 16 km south Zephyr, southwest Sutton, west Total Population: 510 Total Dwellings: 278 Total Land Area: 5.5206 Town of Georgina Community demographics from Industry Canada
Songs in A Minor
Songs in A Minor is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Alicia Keys. It was released on June 2001, by J Records. Keys began writing songs for the album in 1995 at age 14 and recording the album in 1998 for Columbia Records, but after they rejected it, she signed a recording contract with Clive Davis's Arista Records and J. An accomplished, classically trained pianist, Keys wrote and produced the majority of the album herself, it is a neo soul album with elements of R&B, jazz, hip hop, blues and gospel music. Lyrically, the songs explore various stages of personal relationships. Despite its title, "Jane Doe" is the only song on the album in the key of A minor. Songs in A Minor debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 236,000 copies in its first week. To promote the album, Keys embarked on her first headlining concert tour, entitled the Songs in A Minor Tour. By 2008, the album had sold over 6.2 million copies in the United States and 16 million copies worldwide. It was an immediate critical success and has since been regarded as a classic.
The album earned Keys several accolades, including five Grammy Awards at the 44th Grammy Awards. In 2013, Entertainment Weekly ranked. Keys began writing the songs that would constitute Songs in A Minor at age 14, "Butterflyz" being her first composition for the album. Keys had been accepted to Columbia University, which she attended after graduating from the Professional Performing Arts School at age 16, she dropped out after four weeks to pursue her music career full time. She signed a demo deal with his So So Def label. Keys co-wrote and recorded a song titled "Dah Dee Dah", which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1997 hit film, Men in Black, she contributed to the So So Def Christmas recordings. Keys began producing and recording the album in 1998, she completed it that same year. Keys explained that the producers she was required to work with by the label would tell her to "just get in the booth and sing", which frustrated her, her record contract with Columbia ended after a dispute with the label.
Keys performed for Clive Davis, who sensed a "special, unique" artist. Following Davis to his newly formed J Records label, Keys rented an apartment and struggled to create an album, she began writing the song "Troubles" and came to a realization: "That's when the album started comin' together. I knew how to structure my feelings into something that made sense, something that can translate to people; that was a changing point. My confidence was up, way up." Keys learned how to produce by asking questions to the engineers. She recorded the songs "Rock wit U" and "Rear View Mirror", which were featured on the soundtracks to the films Shaft and Dr. Dolittle 2, respectively. One of the final songs Keys recorded was "Fallin'". A total of 32 songs were recorded for the album. Titled Soul Stories in A Minor, the title of the album was changed over concerns that it would limit exposure only to black radio stations. Songs in A Minor is a neo soul album with classical piano arpeggios. Keys incorporates classical piano with soul and jazz into the album's music.
With influences of classical piano, classic soul and East Coast hip hop, Keys described the album as a "fusion of my classical training, meshed with what I grew up listening to things I've been exposed to and drawn from and my life experiences". Jane Stevenson of Jam! Described the music as "old-school urban sounds and attitude set against a backdrop of classical piano and sweet, warm vocals". USA Today's Steve Jones wrote that Keys "taps into the blues, soul and classical music to propel haunting melodies and hard-driving funk". John Mulvey of Yahoo! Music called the album "a gorgeous and ambitious melding of classic soul structures and values to hyper-modern production technique"; the album's opening track, "Piano & I", begins with a rendition of Ludwig van Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, combined with a hip hop beat. The introduction is followed by "Girlfriend", produced by Jermaine Dupri. Commended for its "crisp production", the song samples Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Brooklyn Zoo". Keys' cover of Prince's 1982 ballad "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?" was inspired by a long-term relationship with a partner.
The music critic for PopMatters felt that the song was credible, but fell short from the original and Stephanie Mills's 1980s cover. "Fallin'", the gospel-driven lead single and considered Keys's signature song, contains a sample of James Brown's "It's a Man's Man's Man's World". The song earned Keys comparisons to Aretha Franklin."A Woman's Worth", the second single released from the album, is a "gospel-tinged" song that recommends to men to show respect to their female partner. "Jane Doe" is a funk-driven song, with backing vocals provided by Kandi Burruss. "The Life", which elicits Curtis Mayfield's "Gimmie Your Love", describes Keys's "philosophy of life and struggle". The song was compared to the work of the English band Sade. "Mr. Man" contains elements Latin American music and was described as a "sexy and soulful duet", in which Jimmy Cozier "adds his spice"; the album ends with the hidden track "Lovin' U", which Christian Ward of NME compared to works of the musical group The Supremes.
In advance of Songs in A Minor, "Girlfriend" was released to urban radio in early 2001 to "introduce" Keys. In order to promote her, music executive Clive Davis booked Keys to The Tonigh
Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. was an American singer and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Ben E. King, Donna Summer, he became a lead singer of the group Change, which released its gold-certified debut album, The Glow of Love, in 1980 on Warner Bros. Records. After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist and released his debut solo album, Never Too Much, in 1981, his hit songs include "Never Too Much", "Here and Now", "Any Love", "Power of Love/Love Power", "I Can Make It Better" and "For You to Love". Many of his songs were covers of original music by other artists such as "If This World Were Mine", "Since I Lost My Baby", "Superstar" and "Always and Forever". Duets such as "The Closer I Get to You" with Beyoncé, "Endless Love" with Mariah Carey and "The Best Things in Life Are Free" with Janet Jackson were all hit songs in his career.
During his career, Vandross sold over 35 million records worldwide, received eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different times. He won a total of four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for a song recorded not long before his death, "Dance with My Father". Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. was born on April 20, 1951, at Bellevue Hospital, in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. He was the fourth child and second son of Sr.. His father was an upholsterer and singer, his mother was a nurse. Vandross was raised in Manhattan's Lower East Side in the NYCHA Alfred E. Smith Houses public housing development. At the age of three, having his own phonograph, Vandross taught himself to play the piano by ear. Vandross's father died of diabetes. In 2003, Vandross dedicated it to him, his family moved to the Bronx. His sisters, Patricia "Pat" and Ann began taking Vandross to the Apollo Theater and to a theater in Brooklyn to see Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin.
Patricia sang with the vocal group The Crests and was featured on the songs "My Juanita" and "Sweetest One". Vandross graduated from William Howard Taft High School in the Bronx in 1969, attended Western Michigan University for a year before dropping out to continue pursuing a career in music. While in high school, Vandross founded the first Patti LaBelle fan club, he performed in a group, Shades of Jade, that once played at the Apollo Theater. During his early years in show business he appeared several times at the Apollo's famous amateur night. While a member of a theater workshop, Listen My Brother, he was involved in the singles "Only Love Can Make a Better World" and "Listen My Brother", he appeared with the group in several episodes of the first season of Sesame Street during 1969–1970. Vandross added backing vocals to Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway in 1972, worked on Delores Hall's Hall-Mark album, he sang with her on the song "Who's Gonna Make It Easier for Me", which he wrote, he contributed another song, "In This Lonely Hour".
Having co-written "Fascination" for David Bowie's Young Americans, he went on to tour with him as a back-up vocalist in September 1974. Vandross wrote "Everybody Rejoice" for the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz. Vandross sang backing vocals for artists including Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Ben E. King, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, for the bands Chic and Todd Rundgren's Utopia. Before his solo breakthrough, Vandross was part of a singing quintet in the late 1970s named Luther, consisting of former Shades of Jade members Anthony Hinton and Diane Sumler, as well as Theresa V. Reed, Christine Wiltshire, signed to Cotillion Records. Although the singles "It's Good for the Soul", "Funky Music", "The Second Time Around" were successful, their two albums, the self-titled Luther and This Close to You, which Vandross produced, did not sell enough to make the charts. Vandross bought back the rights to those albums after Cotillion dropped the group, preventing them from being re-released.
Vandross wrote and sang commercial jingles from 1977 until the early 1980s, for companies including NBC, Mountain Dew, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Juicy Fruit. He continued his successful career as a popular session singer during the late 1970s, he played Jamison in the 1993 film The Meteor Man. In 1978, Vandross sang lead vocals for Greg Diamond's disco band, Bionic Boogie, on the song titled "Hot Butterfly". In 1978, he appeared on Quincy Jones's Sounds...and Stuff Like That!!, most notably on the song "I'm Gonna Miss You in the Morning" along with Patti Austin. Vandross sang with the band Soirée and was the lead vocalist on the track "You Are the Sunshine of My Life". Additionally, he sang the lead vocals on the group Mascara's LP title song "See You in L. A." released in 1979. Vandross appeared on the group Charme's 1979 album Let It In. Vandross made his career breakthrough as a featured singer with the vaunted pop-dance act Change, a studio concept created by French-Italian businessman Jacques Fred Petrus.
Their 1980 hits, "The Glow of Love" and "Searching", featured Vandross as the lead singer. In a 200
Trevor George Smith Jr. known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes, after NFL and CFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes, he is best known for his outlandish style and fashion sense depicted in several innovative music videos as well as his intricate rhyming technique, rapping at high speed with heavy use of internal rhyme and half rhyme. He has received 11 Grammy Award nominations for his work. About.com included him on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time, while Steve Huey of AllMusic called him one of the best and most prolific rappers of the 1990s. In 2012, The Source placed him on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. MTV has called him "one of hip-hop's greatest visual artists". Busta Rhymes was an original member of Leaders of the New School, he went on and founded the record label Conglomerate and production crew The Conglomerate. In November 2011, Busta Rhymes signed a deal with Cash Money Records.
On July 23, 2014, Busta Rhymes announced that he left Cash Money Records due to creative differences and was no longer on Republic. He has released nine studio albums, with the first being the 1996 platinum-selling album The Coming, his list of hit singles include "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check", "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See", "Dangerous", "Turn It Up /Fire It Up", "Gimme Some More", "What's It Gonna Be?", "Pass the Courvoisier, Part II", "I Know What You Want" and "Touch It". Busta Rhymes was born Trevor George Smith Jr. in Brooklyn, New York City, New York on May 20, 1972 to Geraldine Green and Trevor Smith Sr. who are from Jamaica. At age 12, he moved to Uniondale, Long Island, moved to the United Kingdom, spending time in Liverpool and Morecambe, before returning to the United States. Rhymes attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn with future rappers such as The Notorious B. I. G and Jay Z, as well as attending Samuel J. Tilden High School with Special Ed and Chip Fu of Fu-Schnickens.
Rhymes graduated from Uniondale High School in Long Island in 1990. In 1989, alongside fellow Long Island natives Charlie Brown, Dinco D and Cut Monitor Milo, formed the East Coast hip hop group Leaders of the New School; the group's big break was. Public Enemy's Chuck D gave Busta Rhymes and Charlie Brown their respective stage names. Leaders of the New School began recording in late 1989 and released their debut album A Future Without a Past... in 1991 on Elektra Records. In early 1992, the group appeared on A Tribe Called Quest's posse cut "Scenario". In 1993, they released T. I. M. E.. Smith gained popularity from his advanced rhymes as well as his unique style, not common of many New York rap artists at the time. Raised by two Jamaican parents, Smith embraced his heritage in his image as an artist. Smith was the only member of the group to wear dreads and use Jamaican slang, or Jamaican Patois, in his raps. Smith's unique style added an element to the group. Soon after, internal problems arose because of Busta Rhymes's increasing popularity, the group broke up on the set of Yo!
MTV Raps. By the summer of 1992, Rhymes began making guest appearances on songs by several artists such as Big Daddy Kane, Another Bad Creation, The Notorious B. I. G. Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, KRS-One, as well on the interludes to Mary J. Blige's debut What's the 411? and R&B trio TLC's second album CrazySexyCool. He appeared on the album jacket of fellow hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders, with a host of other fellow hip-hop pioneers. In early 1993, he appeared in a cameo role in Who's the Man? with his fellow Leaders of the New School group members. That same year, he appeared as part of an ensemble cast in the Forest Whitaker-directed Strapped which starred rapper and actor Fredro and Bokeem Woodbine and co-starred alongside Ice Cube and Omar Epps in the John Singleton film Higher Learning. In mid-1994, Rhymes continued to make guest appearances such as the single "Oh My God" with A Tribe Called Quest, he teamed up with Puff Daddy, LL Cool J, Rampage and former classmate The Notorious B.
I. G. on a remix to Craig Mack's song "Flava In Ya Ear", soon after he would team up again with The Notorious B. I. G. with rappers such as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Coolio on a posse cut, "The Points" which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Panther. At this time, Rhymes engaged in a freestyle battle rap with Ol' Dirty Bastard, rapping the first few verses of his future breakout debut single "Woo-Hah!!" in early 1995. Rhymes worked on unreleased material with artists such as Nas and Mary J. Blige; some or neither of the collaborations came to fruition, Rhymes begun recording what would be his debut studio album in late 1995. In the summer of 1995, Busta Rhymes began working on his solo debut album The Coming, a month after recording was completed, he released it in March 1996. A month before the album was released, he broke out with a hit single, "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check", he started work on his second album, When Disaster Strikes, which would not be released until September 1997.
It produced the hit singles "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" and "Fire It Up". In 1998, Busta Rhymes recorded Extinction Level Event, its lead single "Gimme Some More" — which sampled Bernard Herrmann's theme from Psycho — reached No. 6 in the UK singles chart in January 1999. Busta Rhymes enjoyed further tra
Olivia Theresa Longott is an American singer. She is known for contributing vocals to her debut album Olivia, she was known as a regular cast member in the first three seasons of the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York. Born in Kingston and raised in New York City, Longott is of Indian, Native American and Jamaican descent, she studied music at Bayside High School, in Queens and at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, New York. Olivia began her performing career in her teenage years. In 2000, she became the first artist signed to Clive Davis' J Records, her self-titled debut album Olivia was released in 2001 and featured the singles "Bizounce" which made #15 on the charts, "Are U Capable". The album debuted at #55 on the Billboard 200. In 2007, it was announced Olivia and G-Unit Records had parted ways, therefore her second studio album Behind Closed Doors was shelved. However, the album has since been released as a mixtape available for download on several websites. In 2009, Olivia did a feature for Congolese singer Fally Ipupa on his song "Chaise Électrique", on the top of the Congolese and African Hits.
On April 12, 2011 she released her first music video for "December" the first single from her upcoming 2012 album, Show The World. The song peaked at #76 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, higher than her G-Unit debut single, "Twist It". In December 2011, she released her second single "Walk Away" and was seen filming scenes for the video, she has been a cast member on VH1's Love & Hip Hop, where her quest to find the right record label home is chronicled. It was expected that Longott would release her music independently after she declined a record deal from label EMI. In April 2012, she signed a deal with Jerry Wonda's Wonda Music, she has since released two promotional songs:'Soldier Girl' and'Sun Don't Shine'. In 2013, Olivia's song'Where Do I Go From Here' hit iTunes at the No. 10 spot on the R&B/Soul charts. Studio albumsOlivia Official website Olivia on IMDb