Raitt is also an avid political activist and has been accoladed nine Grammy Awards in her career. In May , he became the runner-up on the seventh season of American Idol receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.
Archuleta's first single "Crush" was released in August ; his self-titled debut album was released in November Archuleta's mother is from Honduras, and much of the music he listened to as a child was Latin-influenced including watching his mom sing at events with her sisters. She also "was big on dancing" according to Archuleta, and would "make" him dance to traditional music with his older sister.
He also listened to jazz music, he said, from his father's collection as well as gospel, pop, rock and "soulful music. Archuleta also said he enjoys Broadway musicals. Like Elliott Yamin and another singer he admires, John Mayer, Archuleta tries to infuse his pop selections with a soulful vibe.
In a Seventeen interview he cites Sara Bareilles as a clever singer-songwriter he looks up to. Since she has released seven pop-rock albums. Anouk's interest in music began because her mother was a blues singer. Anouk initially sang at weddings and parties with the band Shotgun Wedding, prior to meeting Barry Hay from the Golden Earring, a friend of her ex-husband Edwin Jansen.
Hay believed Anouk to have talent, and offered to write some songs for her, one of which was Mood Indigo; written in collaboration with George Kooymans also from the Golden Earring.
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans more than four decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors and baby dolls, Cooper has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal that was designed to shock.
Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with 's monster hit "I'm Eighteen" from the album Love it to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single "School's Out" in The band reached their commercial peak with the album Billion Dollar Babies.
Furnier's solo career as Alice Cooper, adopting the band's name as his own name, began with the concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. In he released Along Came a Spider, his 18th solo album. Expanding from his original Detroit rock roots, over the years Cooper has experimented with many different musical styles, including conceptual rock, art rock, hard rock, new wave, pop rock, experimental rock and industrial rock.
In recent times he has returned more to his garage rock roots. Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage, The Rolling Stone Album Guide going so far as to refer to him as the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer".
He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and is seen as being the person who "first introduced horror imagery to rock'n'roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre". Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur and, since , a popular radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper. Mark Mueller Mark Mueller is an American songwriter whose career spans pop music, television, film and stage.
For his work in television, Mueller is the recipient of two Emmy nominations, both in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics. In addition, its cast was unusually ethnically diverse. Rent brought controversial topics to a traditionally conservative medium, and it helped to increase the popularity of musical theater amongst the younger generation.
Rent has been successful on Broadway, where it had critical acclaim and word-of-mouth popularity. The Broadway production of Rent closed on September 7, after a 12 year run and 5, performances, making it the seventh-longest-running Broadway show.
At the time of its closing, it was the second-longest-running musical currently on Broadway, eight years behind The Phantom of the Opera. Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion commonly referred to as NGE, Eva, or Evangelion, is a commercially and critically successful, influential, and popular Japanese anime that began in October ; the series launched the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise.
It is commonly regarded as one of the greatest anime of all time. Evangelion is an apocalyptic mecha action series which centers around the efforts by the paramilitary organization Nerv to fight monstrous beings called Angels, primarily using giant mecha called Evangelions which are piloted by select teenagers, one of whom is the primary protagonist.
It follows those teenagers and other NERV members until the defeat of the Angels and the eventual apocalyptic ending. Events in the series refer to Judeo-Christian symbols from the book of Genesis and Biblical apocrypha among others.
Later episodes shift focus to psychoanalysis of the main characters, who display various emotional problems and mental illnesses; the nature of existence and reality are questioned in a way that lets Evangelion be characterized as "postmodern fantasy". Hideaki Anno, the director of the anime series, had suffered from clinical depression prior to creating the series, and the psychological aspects of the show are based on the director's own experiences with overcoming this illness.
He has sold more than 55 million albums around the world, charting 21 top-ten hits on the U. Latin Charts, eight of which reached number one, and a total of over 30 hit singles. After several years as a major star in Spanish-speaking countries, Martin prepared his first English album in The first and most prominent single was "Livin' La Vida Loca," which reached number one in many countries around the world, including the U.
This album became one of the top-selling albums of , and was certified 7 times platinum, selling over 17 million copies worldwide. On October 11, Martin released his first English language album since 's Sound Loaded and the tenth album of his career. Most of the songs on the album, called Life, were co-written by Martin. He commented on the album: I think this album is very multi-layered, just like life is.
It's about feeling anger. It's about feeling joy. It's about feeling uncertainty. And all my emotions are part of this production.