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Popular music of America
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By the end of the 90th and the early 2000s American pop music consisted mainly of two at the time of popular genres - a hip-hop and R’n’B, consisting mainly of teenage groups. Well-known prima donna and strengthen their status in the U.S. and the International scene. American pop industry has made great contribution to pop music in many countries. Many of the performers were equal to stars of the American scene, they tried to imitate thereby earning popularity in his country. We will not go far, Russian pop music for more than half consists of pirated American images. Thus confirming the influence of American pop music and claiming it as a trendsetter of style in general. That success owes America a large number of ethnic group residing on its territory. Each culture and folk music styles of each of them have been reworked and are closely intertwined, song endeared new, more sophisticated styles of music that becamepopular in the future.
MICHAEL JACKSON Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958, Gary - June 25, 2009, Los Angeles) - Legendary American actor, winner of the title "King of Pop", dancer, songwriter, philanthropist, businessman. One of the most successful artists in history, winner of 15 Grammy awards and hundreds of other prizes. 13 times is listed in the Guinness Book of Records, has sold a billion copies of the album Jackson. In 2009, officially recognized as a legend of pop music and the Icon of Music. Michael Jackson has made a significant contribution to the development of popular music, video, dance and fashion. Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 from an overdose of drugs, including propofol.
WHITNEY HOUSTON Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963, Newark, New Jersey - February 11, 2012, Beverly Hills, California) - American pop, soul One of the most commercially successful singers in the history of world music. Known for her musical achievements, vocal abilities and scandalous personal life. Superstar status entrenched in Houston after the 1992 world wide screens of the movie "The Bodyguard" in which she played a major role. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Houston is an artist with the most awards (born The Most Awarded Female Artist of All Time). According to the her record label, the total amount of records sold is 170 million copies  . According to the American Association for the record companies, Houston is the fourth singer in the list of the most commercially successful artists in the U.S., certified copies of records which is 55 million units in the country . Rolling Stone magazine included in the list of Houston's 100 Greatest Artists of . Died February 11, 2012 in a hotel room at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on the eve of the 54th ceremony of the "Grammy".
MARIAH CAREY Mariah Carey - American pop, rhythm and blues singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Start a music career in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola. Carey became the first singer in the United States, whose first five singles led the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After his marriage to Mottola in 1993, recording a series of hits Columbia Records has recognized the company's most successful singer in the history of the record company. Carey is one of the best-selling singers in music history - its wheels have been sold a total circulation of more than 200 million copies. In 1998 she was named the best-selling performer decades, and in 2000 - the most commercially successful female singer at the ceremony of the Millennium World Music Awards. According to the American Association for the record companies, it is the third commercial success of a singer whose albums in the U.S. have sold 63 million copies. In 2008 the song «Touch My Body» topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Carey the only artist in music history, whose songs 18 times won first place this chart. She is also the owner of the five "Grammy" awards.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA Christina Maria Aguilera (was born December 18, 1980, New York) - American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, producer, TV star, philanthropist, as well as Good will Ambassador for the UN . The winner of four awards "Grammy" awards and one Latin "Grammy". «Rolling Stone» named her one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, so she became the youngest and the only representative under the age of 30 years . A total number of albums sold more than 50 million copies, which made it one of the best-selling female singers of all time.
AKON Alyaun Badara Thiam, better known under the name Akon - Senegalese-American rapper and R & B-singer, composer and music producer. The first label has been a musician Akon Konvict. In just seven weeks it took Konvicted, to gain platinum status. The high sales of both albums allowed Akon (Akon) to establish his own record label Konvikt Music. It is now well known and secured, the actor decided to try his hand outside the music business and was about to start his own TV show and a film based on the facts of his life. In addition, he has launched a clothing line, Konvict Clothing. In December 2008 the release of their third album Akon (Akon), Freedom. In 2009, Akon wrote a song Cry Out Of Joy, which was dedicated to Michael Jackson, and in 2008 wrote to him two joint hit - Hold My Hand, and Wanna Be Startin Some thin. In May 2009, FIFA has invited Akon to become music director of the World Cup 2010. The rapper wrote a hymn championship as well as all the music that accompanies the ceremony  In 2012, Akon will release a new album, "Stadium“.
LADY GAGA Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta , b. March 28, 1986 ), better known as Lady Gaga (born Lady Gaga) - American singer, dancer, DJ, composer. The winner of five Grammy awards, 30 awards MTV, Emmy Awards, performing a dance pop music, which combines the influence of glam rock, disco, electro, R & B, Madonna, Michael Jackson. Her debut album The Fame (2008) became an international hit. The single from it «Just Dance» summer of 2008led the charts the USA and Canada, January 11, 2009 came in first place in the UK . As of October 2011 sales of singles and albums, Lady Gaga exceeded 100 million. Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta) is named in honor of his deceased aunt Joanne Stefani Germanotta.
JAY-Z Shawn Corey Carter, better known as Jay-Z was born on December 4, 1969, Brooklyn, New York) - American rapper, one of the most influential and wealthy figures of modern hip-hop music, had a net worth of over $ 450 million as of 2010 . his 12 albums were noted at the top of the Billboard Top 200. This is a record of all the solo artists and second place in history after the Beatles, who have 19 albums rose to first place in the United States. Due to the numerous scandals that accompany the activities of Jay-Z, he became one of the most popular hip-hop artists of the 2000s. Back in 1999 rapped in the song (and video) Mariah Carey «Heartbreaker», who led the Billboard Hot 100. In 2003, Jay-Z returned to the top of the U.S. pop charts with the track «Crazy in Love», written jointly with his then-girlfriend, now wife Beyonce. On is the founder and owner of the label Roc-A-Fella Records (which is written Kanye West), the former CEO of record label Def Jam, is aco-owner of 40/40 club, Roca wear clothing line founder and co-owner of the club New Jersey Nets.
BEYONCE Beyonce Giselle Knowles is known simply as Beyonce was born on September 4 1981, Houston, TX, USA) - American singer-songwriter in the style of R'n'B, record producer, actress, dancer and model. Born and raised in Houston, Texas. As a child, participated in various vocal and dance competitions, the school also participated in various artistic performances. Knowles became famous in the late 1990s, as a soloist with female R & B group Destiny's Child. In 2010, Forbes magazine put Knowles in the second row in the list of 100 most powerful celebrities in the world, it has also been included in the list of the most influential musicians in the world. Time magazine included Knowles's list of 100 most influential people in the world. Knowles took fifth place in the Hot 100 number one singles as a solo performer and fourth place with Destiny's Child, as a solo artist she has sold over 35 million albums and singles in the USA. According to the data record company Sony, its overall sales records in the group exceeded 100 million. December 11, 2009 Billboard Knowles declared the most successful artist of the 2000s and the main radio performer of the decade. In February 2010 the RIAA has registered it as an actress with the most RIAA certification for a decade.
P.DIDDY Sean John Koumz (born Sean John Combs; race. November 4, 1969, Harlem, New York, USA) - American rapper and producer who in the course of his career, used the stage name Puff Daddy (born Puff Daddy), P. Diddy (Engl. P. Diddy) and just Diddy (born Diddy).According to the magazine "Forbes" and "Time" is one of the most influential and wealthy figures in the world of hip-hop. Since 2009, the founder of the group Diddy - Dirty Money. P.DIDDY first full length album «No Way Out», which was written jointly with his comrades on the label, the album simply named «The Family». The album was sold in large editions, and brought P. Diddy regular prize «Grammy» in the nomination "The best rap album." The resounding success has managed to gain another single from the album «It's All About the Benjamin's», recorded with Lil 'Kim, The Lox and Notorious BIG. Currently, Diddy's own line of clothing for men Sean John. This activity has already borne fruit, and was awarded the prestigious award. Diddy - the owner of the restaurant chain Justin's. Restaurants have been named in honor of Diddy's son. Diddy also a film actor. One of the roles in the Broadway production of «A Raisin in the Sun», a small role in "Monster's Ball" in which he starred with Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton.
We can not draw a single day without music. Each person has their own musical taste, interest, experience. It does not matter who he is , from what country and what color his skin. Important! We are united by the power of music and harmony of sounds!