Michael Learns To Rock (also known as MLTR) is a Danish soft rock band that performs songs in English. It was formed in 1988 and has sold over 9 million records worldwide, mainly in Asia. It has produced seven studio albums as well as live and "greatest hits" albums. MLTR's music has been described as a Scandinavian glow that meets the international pop song, something which has been refined through the years by artists such as The Beatles, The Eagles, Elton John and Billy Joel. According to their record label releases, their sound is "precisely the perfect balance of the two elements described above that has been instrumental in forming the compelling sound of the band and won MLTR millions of fans around the globe."
Boyz II Men is a Grammy Award winning American group from Philadelphia. Initiated during 1988 as a quintet which originally included Marc Nelson, Boyz II Men found fame as a quartet, with members Nathan Morris, Michael McCary, Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris on Motown Records during the early 1990s. Nelson left the group before their first recording to pursue a solo career. The group specialized in New jack swing-style music.
Based on sales, Boyz II Men is the most successful R&B male vocal group of all time. At the 1995 Grammy Awards, the group received four Grammy Awards for their work, including two for their 1994 second album, in 1995.
Boyz II Men was named Billboard's most successful group and 4th overall artist of the 1990s by Billboard Magazine.
Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is an American Country music singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor and entreprenueur. He has been very successful, charting more than 70 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 420 individual weeks in the United States alone.
Avril Ramona Lavigne Whibley better known by her birth name Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer-songwriter, fashion designer and actress. Lavigne has sold more than 30 million copies of her albums worldwide.She is currently one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the United States, with over 10.25 million copies certified by the Recording Industry Association of America. She has been dubbed as the 'pop-punk princess' by various sources.
Lavigne broke into the recording industry with her debut album, Let Go, released in 2002. As of 2009, over 16 million copies were sold worldwide, more than 6 million of which were sold in the United States. Her second and third album, Under My Skin and The Best Damn Thing, reached number one on the Global charts.
Dr. Alban (born Alban Nwapa, August 26, 1957 in Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria is a Stockholm, Sweden basesd musician and producer with his own record label dr-records. His music can best be described as a Eurodance/hip-hop reggae with a dancehall style. He is most famous for his worldwide 1992 hit "Its My Life" and is thought, to have sold over 11 million records.
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.
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.
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.