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K.D. Lang Biography

Lang started singing as a kid and began her musical career after attending Red Deer College. She released her debut record in Canada in the early 1980s. In 1986, Lang attempted to break to the American country music scene with Angel with a Lariat. The next year, she had her ...

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Jessica Simpson Biography

After signing with Sony, she released the records Sweet Kisses (1999) and Irresistible (2001). Acting offers ensued, including a part in the 2006 movie Employee of the Month. Nevertheless, Simpson’s largest success to date has come through her fashion empire of clothes, accessories and shoes. After developing her voice in ...

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Dolly Parton Biography

Produced on January 19, 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, Dolly Parton was one of twelve kids. She’s won numerous Country Music and Grammy awards, and starred in the hit movies 9 to 5 and Steel Magnolias. 2 Gallery 2 Pictures Country music star and celebrity Dolly Rebecca Parton was born ...

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Zac Hanson Biography

He and his brothers Isaac and Taylor formed the pop band Hanson and became known for his or her mega hit single “MMMBop,” along with added hits “I’ll Come to You” and “Where Is the Love.” Zac is a Grammy-nominated musician and continues to create new music. Zac was homeschooled ...

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Wanya Morris Biography

Wanya Morris was born on July 29, 1973, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He set his gifted tenor voice to great use as an associate of the Grammy Award-winning group Boyz II Men. This boy band ruled the music charts in the late 1980s and early ’90s with slow tunes, R&B grooves ...

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Vince Gill Biography

Gill has since won over a dozen Grammys and other awards. Country singer songwriter Vince Gill was born Vincent Grant Gill on April 12, 1957, in Norman, Oklahoma. Gill’s dad, an appellate judge, instructed him to play the guitar for a very young age. Throughout his teens, he performed with ...

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Verdine White Biography

Produced in Chicago, Illinois, in 1951, Verdine White grew up to be a gifted bass player. When he was still a teen, Maurice White (his older brother) encouraged him to join Earth, Wind & Fire. He’s won six Grammy Awards and is an associate of the Rock and Roll Hall ...

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Vera Lynn Biography

Born in 1917 in London, England, singer Vera Lynn started performing at age of 7. She gave up school at age 11 to begin touring. By the late 1930s, Lynn had become a favorite radio performer, appearing on the program Life from Mayfair. She got her very own show, Sincerely ...

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Tina Turner Biography

Produced in Tennessee in 1939, Tina Turner started performing with musician Ike Turner in the 1950s. They became known as the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, reaching popular acclaim because of their live performances and records, until Tina left inthe 1970s after years of mistreatment. Following a slow beginning to ...

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Thomas Bangalter Biography

Thomas Bangalter was born in Paris, France, in 1975. He joined with close pal Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo to become iconic dance/electronica duo Daft Punk. Daft Punk had its first U.S. No. 1 record with 2013’s Random Access Memories, headed by the single “Get Lucky.” He met his buddy and future ...

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