Seven Lives, Many Faces is the title of the musical project Enigma's seventh studio album, released on September 19, 2008, internationally, and September 30, 2008, in North America. Michael Cretu stated that the new album will feature an omnicultural sound unlike anything on its previous releases. On September 12th, the album was released on Enigma's MySpace page.After enjoying a huge success on MySpace (with over 400 000 listens in 2 days), several international MTV and VH1 web sites started streaming the album until September 22.
Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam better known by his middle and stage name Akon is a Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, businessman and philanthropist. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up" the first single from his debut album Trouble. His second album Konvicted earned him a Grammy Award nomination of the single "Smack That". He has since founded two record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution.
Akon often sings hooks for other artists and is currently accredited with over 200 guest appearances and 32 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He is the first solo artist to accomplish the feat of holding both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.
Nancy Nabil Ajram (born May 16, 1983) is a multi-platinum Lebanese singer. By 2007, Ajram had sold over 30 million records ranking 3rd best selling female artist in Lebanese history. She has released seven albums to date and appeared in numerous music videos and commercials. She has participated in the most significant Arabic festivals and won multiple awards, most importantly the 2008 World Music Award of best-selling Middle Eastern artist, the youngest Arab WMA winner to date. Nancy Ajram is the first and only female sponsor and spokesperson of Coca-Cola in the Middle East and Arab world.
Bram Stoker's Dracula was one of the first classic vampire story and atmosphere was coupled with love and emotion to create an excellent adaptation of a classic.
The soundtrack to the film, composed by Wojciech Kilar manages to cover every aspect of the film from powerful and gargantuan themes of might to the more sinister and even aromatic music, complete with a contribution from Annie Lennox.
Composer and pianist born on 17 July 1932 in Lviv.
Kilar attended the State College of Music (currently the Music Academy) in Katowice, where he studied piano performance and composition under Boleslaw Woytowicz. He graduated with top honors and was awarded his diploma in 1955. Between 1955 and 1958 he was a post-graduate student under Woytowicz at Krakow's State College of Music (currently the Music Academy). In 1957 he participated in the International New Music Summer Course in Darmstadt. Kilar expanded on his musical education in Paris in 1959-60, when a scholarship from the French government allowed him to study composition under Nadia Boulanger.
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Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), better known as Rihanna, is a Barbadian recording artist and model. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna moved to the US at the age of 16 to pursue a recording career under the guidance of record producer Evan Rogers. She subsequently signed a contract with Def.Jam Recordings after auditioning for then-label head Jay-Z.
Rihanna has sold over 12 million records worldwide in her four-year career span,and has received several accolades, including the 2007 World Music Awards for World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist and Female Entertainer of the Year, as well as the 2008 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist. Rihanna has attained five Hot 100 number one singles, becoming the first of two female artists with the most number ones attained within the 2000s.
Donald Romain Davis (born February 4, 1957) is an American composer, conductor, and orchestrator. Best known for his work on The Matrix franchise, he has worked on numerous television and film scores, collaborating with directors including The Wachowskis, Ronny Yu, and Joe Johnston in film genres ranging from horror, to action, to comedy. He is the recipient of two Primetime Emmy Awards and four BMI Film Music Awards.
Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone on August 16, 1958) is an American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan, and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977, for a career in modern dance. After performing as a member of the pop musical groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her self-titled debut album Madonna in 1983 on Sire Records.
Madonna is ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second top-selling female artist in the U.S., with 63 million RIAA-Certified albums; she has sold over 200 million albums worldwide. In 2007, Guinness World Records listed her as the world's most successful female recording artist of all time, and she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008). Considered to be one of the most influential women in Contemporary music, Madonna has been known for continually reinventing both her music and image and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry; she is recognized as an influence among numerous music artists.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known by his primary stage name Eminem, or by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer and actor. Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label debut album The Slim Shady LP, which won a Grammy Award for best rap album.. The following album, The marshall mathers LP, became the fastest-selling hip hop album in history. It brought Eminem increased popularity, including his own record label, Shady Records, and brought his group project D12 to mainstream recognition.