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Singer & Songwriter

Ne-Yo

Shaffer Chimere Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and dancer.

He gained fame for his songwriting abilities when he penned his 2004 hit “Let Me Love You” for singer Mario.

The single’s successful release in the United States prompted an informal meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam’s label head and the signing of a recording contract.

  • Full name: Shaffer Chimere Smith
  • Born: 18 October 1979, Camden, Arkansas, United States
  • Profession: American singer, songwriter
  • Spouse: Crystal Renay (m. 2016)
  • Children: Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, Madilyn Grace Smith, Mason Evan Smith, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr.
  • Movies and TV shows: Stomp the Yard
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Singer & Songwriter

Fergie

Fergie is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress. She originally achieved chart success as part of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas.

Her debut solo album, The Dutchess (2006), saw commercial success and spawned three Billboard Hot 100 number one singles: “London Bridge”, “Glamorous”, and “Big Girls Don’t Cry”.

  • Full name: Stacy Ann Ferguson
  • Born: 27 March 1975, Hacienda Heights, California, United States
  • Profession: American singer, songwriter
  • Spouse: Josh Duhamel (m. 2009–2017)
  • Albums: The Dutchess, Double Dutchess
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Singer & Songwriter

Keri Hilson

Keri Lynn Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, vocal arranger and actress. Hilson’s music style is R&B, hip hop, and pop; womanhood, sexual intimacy and love are the typical themes.

Her musical influences come from her father’s side of the family. Hilson’s debut studio album, In a Perfect World…, was released in 2009, and debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, eventually being certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The album spawned the hit singles “Knock You Down”, “Turnin Me On” and “I Like”. It also earned Hilson two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Knock You Down”.

Her second studio album, No Boys Allowed, was released in 2010 and was considerably less successful than its predecessor; however, it included the platinum single “Pretty Girl Rock”.

In 2016 Hilson announced that her upcoming third studio album would be titled L.I.A.R. The album has yet to be released, and for the past eight years Hilson has not released any new music of her own.

  • Full name: Keri Lynn Hilson
  • Born: 5 December 1982, Decatur, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: American singer, songwriter
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Spouse: Samuel Soba (m. 2002)
  • Albums: No Boys Allowed, In a Perfect World…, Heat, 5.0 Deluxe
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Actors Singer & Songwriter

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.

She is a co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt.

The band singles are “Just a Girl”, “Spiderwebs”, and “Don’t Speak”, from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom, as well as “Hey Baby” and “It’s My Life” from later albums.

  • Full name: Gwen Renée Stefani
  • Born: 3 October 1969, Fullerton, California, United States
  • Profession: American singer
  • Spouse: Gavin Rossdale (m. 2002–2016)
  • Children: Kingston Rossdale, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale
  • Music group: No Doubt (Since 1986)
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Musician & DJ Singer & Songwriter

Timbaland

Timothy Zachary Mosley, known professionally as Timbaland, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ.

Timbaland’s first full credit production work was in 1996 on Ginuwine…the Bachelor for R&B singer Ginuwine.

  • Full name: Timothy Zachary Mosley
  • Born: 10 March 1972, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
  • Profession: American Singer, Rapper and Record producer
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Net worth: US$85 million (2017)
  • Spouse: Monique Idlett (m. 2008)
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Actors Singer & Songwriter

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time.

He first appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

Timberlake began to adopt a more mature image as an artist with the release of his debut solo album, the R&B-focused Justified (2002), which yielded the successful singles “Cry Me a River” and “Rock Your Body”, and earned his first two Grammy Awards.

  • Full name: Justin Randall Timberlake, JT
  • Born: 31 January 1981 (age 39 years), Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Profession: American singer, songwriter, actor
  • Spouse: Jessica Biel (m. 2012)
  • Music groups: NSYNC (1995 – 2002), Jawbreakers (Since 2005), Bravo All Stars (1998 – 1998)
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Musician & DJ Singer & Songwriter

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. Although, her real name is totally different than her stage name “Elizabeth Woolridge Grant”.

She is famous for her distinctive approach creation music video which references to pop culture of American 1950s and 1960s.

All her music delivers stylized cinematic quality with themes of tragic romance, glamour and melancholia.

  • Full name: Elizabeth Woolridge Grant
  • Born: 21 June 1985, Manhattan, New York, United States
  • Profession: American singer, songwriter, musician
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Genres: Baroque pop, Dream pop, Rock
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Musician & DJ Singer & Songwriter

Amy Lee

Amy Lee is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, pianist and record producer.

She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence.

She is best known for her trademark Gothic style and Victorian-styled dresses that she designs herself. She is often praised by her fans for her refusal to use sex appeal in her music.

  • Full name: Amy Lynn Hartzler
  • Born: 13 December 1981 (age 38 years), Riverside, California, United States
  • Profession: American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, pianist and record producer
  • Height: 1.61 m
  • Spouse: Josh Hartzler (m. 2007)
  • Children: Jack Lion Hartzler
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Actors Singer & Songwriter

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur, best known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor. Many consider him as one of the most significant rappers of all time.

He has sold 75 million albums to date, making him one of the top-selling artists of all time.

A sensitive, well rounded, talented and troubled soul, Tupac was gunned down in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 and died six days later. His murder has never been solved.

  • Full name: Tupac Amaru Shakur
  • Born: 16 June 1971, East Harlem, New York, United States
  • Assassinated: 13 September 1996, University Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Profession: American rapper and actor
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Actors Singer & Songwriter

Madonna

Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known around the world as the “Queen of Pop” because of constant reinvention as a performer.

Her biggest hits include “Papa Don’t Preach,” “Like a Prayer,” “Vogue,” “Secret,” and “Ray of Light,” among many others.

She is well known for pushing the boundaries of songwriting in popular music and for the visuals she uses onstage and in music videos.

  • Full name: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
  • Born: 16 August 1958 (age 61 years), Bay City, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: American singer, songwriter, and actress
  • Net worth: U.S. $570–$800 million
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Actors Singer & Songwriter

Zendaya

Zendaya is an American actress and singer.

She began her career as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up.

  • Full name: Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
  • Born: 1 September 1996, Oakland, California, United States
  • Profession: American actress and singer
  • Height: 1.78 m