It is always said, great music lifts the heart, warms the soul and makes one feel good. And it holds true for any musician world has produced. Be it classic bands like The Eagles or the present day popular artist including Lady Gaga. Taylor Swift or Enrique Iglesias.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta popularly know by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, producer, fashion designer, businesswoman and activist. Soon after attending college, she directed her focus to building a musical career. Soon she was seen performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Her musical journey kick started by the end of 2007. Lady Gaga came into limelight in 2008 with her debut album “The Fame”, which was a commercial and critical success. In 2009, her extended play “The Fame Monster” received equal appreciation. Her second album, “Born This Way” released in 2011 topped the albums charts in most major music market. With the year 2013, the world eagerly awaits the release of her third album”Artpop”.
Lady Gaga is recognized for her glamorous, diversified and outre contributions to the music industry through her fashion, performances and music videos. Her greatest influences include David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Queen. With several awards and accolades to her credit, she involves herself with humanitarian causes and LGBT activism.
Another artist worth a mention is Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler better known Enrique Iglesias. Based in America, Enrique is a Spanish singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer.
He started his career in the mid-1990s and soon turned into one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic Market in the United States. Known as The King of Latin Pop / The King of Dance, Enrique has sold over 100 million units worldwide, making him one among the best selling Spanish artist of all time.
Another popular and young artist who has gained popularity and rose to limelight in recent time is Taylor Alison Swift. An American singer-songwriter, Swift pursued a career in country music at the age of fourteen. She was the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. In 2006, her debut album “Taylor Swift” established her as a country music star. Her second album “Fearless”, was released in 2008. This album brought home four Grammy Awards for Swift, making her the youngest artist to ever win the Album of the Year award. Taylor Swift’s third album, “Speak Now” released in 2010. Selling over one million copies in its first week of US release, the album was supported by the Speak Now World Tour. Known for her narrative songs about her experiences as a teenager and young adult, Taylor Swift has several awards and recognitions to her credit. When not singing or acting, she is involved in philanthropic activities including supporting arts education, children’s literacy, natural disaster relief, LGBT anti-discrimination efforts, and charities for sick children.