The stories of success of the best female stars

The stories of success of the best female stars

At this time, our article is devoted to the stories of 5 brightest Hollywood stars, talented artists, who became an idol for people of all ages all around the world. Loved by their fans, much discussed by the press, their creations always become a hit.

So, they are:

Beyonce Knowles

American singer Beyonce appeared in the list of our favorites not only because of her perfect voice and beautiful lyrics. Rutgers University in New Jersey has proposed and then opened a course devoted to Beyonce’s creativity.

Knowles participated in various singing and dancing competitions since her childhood. But she became famous in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the female R&B band Destiny's Child.

After the breakup of Destiny's Child, Knowles released her debut solo album «Dangerously in Love»(2003), which included such hits as «Crazy in Love» and «Baby Boy». The album became one of the most successful albums of 2003. For this album, Knowles won record-breaking five «Grammies».

In addition, Beyonce tried herself as an actress in 2001, in the musical film «Carmen: A Hip Hopera. » In 2006, she starred in the movie "Dream girls» which was an adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical production. For this film, she was nominated for "Golden Globe". In 2010, Forbes magazine placed Knowles on the second line in the list of 100 most influential celebrities in the world.

Alicia Keys

First steps to a creative future Alisha began at the age of 14 by writing her own music. She grew up in a poor family in Manhattan. There is no doubt that her success today costs her a lot of effort in the past, along with the immense love to music and bright desire to create.

Alicia left prestigious Columbia University after 4 weeks and started her musical career. At this time there was a signed contract with Jermaine Dupri and his label So So Def. She took part in the recording of the song «Dah Dee Dah (Sexy Thing)», which became the soundtrack to the 1997 blockbuster «Men in Black.» This song was Alicia’s first professional recording.

Keys and her album «Songs in A Minor» won 5 awards at the «Grammy» 44th ceremony in 2002 in such categories as «Song of the Year», «Best Female Vocal R & B-Performance», «Best R & B-song»- «Fallin '», «Best R & B-album» and «Best New Artist». Alicia was the second solo singer who won 5 «Grammies» overnight after Lauren Hill at the 41st ceremony.

Continuing to stay in the flow of career success, in December 2, 2003 Alisha released her second studio album «The Diary of Alicia Keys». The album also debuted as number one in the U.S. and was sold in more than 618,000 copies in the first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album became the sixth best-seller of artistes and the second  of R & B-actresses.

As the result of many years’ hard work of talented musician was that in June 2009, «American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers» (ASCAP) honored Alicia Keys «Golden Note Award», which is awarded to those artists who have achieved extraordinary results in their careers .

Mariah Carey

Mariah began singing at the age of three. At that time she ideally repeated a small piece of Verdi – «Rigoletto» in Italian, which rehearsed her mother. Later, Patricia, mother of Mariah, began to give singing lessons to her younger daughter.

But she managed to become a star in the world of show business much later when by chance Mariah met Tommy Mottola - the head of the record label Columbia Records at a party in 1988. Mottola listened to the tape with Carey’s demos and was impressed with the performance. After that he decided to find Mariah, but she had already left. However, Mottola found the singer and later he signed a contract with her.

In 1990, Mariah released her debut album «Mariah Carey», which received a four-time platinum certification and included four hit singles. Also it won first place in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. At that time, Mariah was married to Tommy Mottola. After the success of the next albums «Emotions» (1991), «Music Box» (1993) and «Merry Christmas»(1994) Mariah Carey was named the most commercially successful musician in the history of the label Columbia.

After her divorce with Tommy Mottola in 1997, Mariah began to change her musical style, gradually incorporating elements of hip-hop in its execution. In 2001, Carey left Columbia and received a new contract with Virgin Records.

Song «Touch My Body» topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart made Carey the only artist in the history of music whose songs 18 times ranked first chart. Mariah is also the owner of five «Grammy» prizes.

Celine Dion

Born in a poor family with many children, the Canadian singer became a star when she was a teenager and her manager, later her husband, took a risk to mortgage his house to become a sponsor of the first Celine’s recording. As the result - the risk was entirely justified. In 1980's, Dion received international recognition by winning the Yamaha Music Festival in 1982 and the song contest "Eurovision 1988", where she represented Switzerland.

Speaking about Celine Dion, we cannot ignore her biggest hit «My heart will go on", the title track of the film "Titanic" (1997).

The song reached number one in the charts of many countries, as well as the United World Chart. Beside that the song received «Oscar» award as the «Best English Original Song» in 1997. At Grammy Awards in 1999 she won in the category «Record of the Year», «Song of the Year», «Best Female Pop Vocal» and «Best Song Written for a Movie». In 1998, the song won a Golden Globe. In addition, she has received many other awards and honors.

Nevertheless, in 1999 at the peak of her popularity Dion announced a break in her career to spend time with her husband, who was diagnosed with cancer. She returned to pop music in 2002 and signed a three-year (later extended to almost five years) contract for the nightly performances in the theatrical Colosseum show at the entertainment complex "Caesars Palace" in Las Vegas. This idea was marked as "one of the smartest business decisions of any major musician."

In 2010, Dion released a documentary film about her tour in support of Taking Chances titled "Celine: World through her eyes." The film shows Dion’s backstage and her family.

In January 2010, the Los Angeles Times presented its annual list of ten people with the largest annual income, in which Celine Dion won the first place for the entire decade.

Lara Fabian

When Lara was 8 years old she was bought a small piano and then she became to compose music by herself.  At the age of 14 Lara began her music career. Her father was a guitarist and played with Lara in the clubs. At the same time she continued training at the Conservatory and participated in competitions. The main prize of the contest she won was a right to record an album.

Lara's international career began in 1988, when she represented Luxembourg at the «Eurovision song 88» where she took the forth place.

The first Lara’s album was released in August 1991, which was financed by her father Pierre Crockaert. Singles «Le jour ou tu partiras» and «Qui pense a l'amour» sold out immediately.

1994s was marked by the release of the second album «Carpe Diem» in Canada, which is in almost two weeks after the release went gold. Later, the song «Si tu m'aimes» from this album was written in Portuguese and became a soundtrack to the TV series «Clone» (one of the most successful television series production of Brazilian TV Globo).

On ADISQ awards ceremony in 1995 (Canadian Association of Recording) Lara Fabian received an award for the «Best Performer of the Year» and «Best Performance.»

And of course, the song that has become a classic «Je t'aime» - the beautiful song about love and separation became a classic and loved by the world. The song entered the 1997 album «Pure». Even today, many years later, Lara’s composition continues to be a favorite in the whole world. And if Lara is just to start singing it on stage, the whole concert hall sings with her replacing the words Je t'aime to On t'aime.

Nowadays modern pop music is full of artists of different genres, but these five artists, in our view, continue to be among the most admired artists for many years. Extraordinary talent and special manner of singing of each of them allows you to remain indifferent to their creativity, and it seems that songs performed by them charged with creative energy flow and sincere love.

 

Assem KAZIKHAN
02.07.2014


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