ABBA The initials of the four first names forming the acronym and palindrome and it was not until 1976 that the now famous ambigram (with an inverted B) was used as the logo. ABBA is a Swedish pop music group founded in Stockholm in November 1970.
The group was originally composed of Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (known as Frida), Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. ABBA big winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with the song Waterloo, number one on an international scale, ABBA began his career modestly with the titles People Need Love in 1972, Ring Ring in 1973, (which will nevertheless rank third in the Swedish preselections for that same contest that year), Hasta Mañana (in some countries) in 1974 and I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do and SOS in 1975.
Throughout their career, the musical hits will follow. Faced with its declining popularity and without however officially announcing its dissolution, ABBA made its last public appearance on television on December 11, 1982.
However, during an interview granted to a Swedish magazine published on January 23, 1984, Agnetha confided that each of the members wanted to develop their solo careers and that it was unlikely that the members of ABBA would resume their careers.
In January 1986, ABBA reunited for one last filmed song (Tivedshambo), in honor of Stig Anderson, their former manager. ABBAMania continues, with Tribute. In France, the best tribute of the ABBA group is "ABBA FOR EVER", which covers perfectly and live the greatest hits of the ABBA group.
Kate Bush left her mark on several generations with her unconventional musical style as well as the theatrical nature of her performances and her soprano vocal performances.
A living icon in the United Kingdom and a gay icon within the community, she is nicknamed "The Witch of Sound" and "The Queen of Art-Pop" by the British press.
His work influences many artists....
In 2022, Running up that hill is popularized by the Stranger Things series and becomes world number 1, 37 years after its release.
Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970 in Long Island, New York. After a difficult childhood, she meets at a party a producer who will become her husband. She was revealed in 1990 by the release of her first album Mariah Carey.
In 2000, she was crowned "Artist of the Millennium" at the World Music Awards in the female category, the male artist of the Millennium is her friend Michael Jackson. She is one of the highest-grossing singers in music history. In 2003, at the World Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, she received a Diamond Award for selling more than 100 million albums. Mariah Carey has won 5 Grammy Awards, 17 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and 31 Billboard Music Awards.
Cher, whose real name is Cherilyn Sarkisian La Pierre, was born on May 20, 1946 in El Centro, California. The American singer is of Armenian origin by her father and her Cherokee origins, French and Irish by her mother, Georgia Holt, model and actress.
She started in a duo: Sonny and Cher, which she formed with her husband, Sonny Bono. Going from folk to disco then from rock to pop before surfing the dance wave, Cher has accumulated successes and remains today one of the biggest record sellers in history.
She has a career in the cinema and since the 1980s gives the answer to actors such as Jack Nicholson, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep or Kurt Russell. As such, she won a number of trophies including the Best Actress Award at Cannes, several Golden Globes and the Oscar for Best Actress in 1988. Superstar in the United States, she established herself as an icon fashion in the 1970s and 1980s, when her light and sexy outfits caused a scandal.
Cher is also recognized as a real show girl. Her last world tour, the Living Proof - Farewell Tour (2002-2005) entered the Guinness World Records as the highest-grossing tour ever performed by a female artist. After 45 years of career...
Culture Club (Boy George) founded in 1981 by singer Boy George and bassist Mickey Craig. They will be joined by Jon Moss on drums and synthesizer and Roy Hay on guitar. The first album "Kissing to Be Clever" of the English group was released in 1982 and became a worldwide hit thanks to the single Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, number one in several countries.
Other albums will follow such as: Color by Numbers and Karma Chameleon, which talks about the long hidden relationship between Boy George and Jon Moss. Culture Club broke up in late 1986 early 1987, shortly before the end of the promotion of the album From Luxury to Heartache and the two main singles God Thank You Woman, with a music video paying tribute to the various actresses of the cinema of the 50s -60 like Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren and other actresses, After a short slump, Boy George now runs a disc jockey label and has continued a career as a soloist.
Lady Gaga, whose real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986, in New York. She comes from a family of Italian and French-Canadian origin. She has a little sister, Natali Germanotta, who appears at the beginning of the Telephone clip. She began to learn the piano on her own at the age of 4.
At eleven, she tried to get into the Juilliard School in Manhattan, but eventually entered the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private Catholic school Lady Gaga attracted media attention as a singer following the release of her first album, The Fame, which was critically acclaimed as well as a commercial success, topping charts around the world and including number ones Just Dance and Poker Face.
After completing her Fame Ball Tour, she released a second album titled The Fame Monster, which featured international hits Bad Romance, Telephone and Alejandro. The album's commercial success spurred the creation of an eighteen-month-plus world tour, The Monster Ball Tour, which later became one of the highest-grossing shows of all time. His most recent album, Born This Way, topped most charts and spawned new international hits including Born This Way, Judas and The Edge of Glory.
Apart from her musical career, the singer is involved in various humanitarian causes as well as in the defense of LGBT rights. Influenced by David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Queen, Lady Gaga is known for her flamboyant eccentricities which she brings to the music industry through her fashion, performances and music videos.
His awards include five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards.
Michael Jackson, "King of Pop" born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, USA. Michael Jackson is an American singer, dancer-choreographer, singer-songwriter, actor and director. He is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful entertainer of all time. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he has been identified as the most popular entertainer in the history of the entertainment industry.
Michael Jackson is the seventh child in a family of nine children, he sang from an early age with his brothers and began a professional career at the age of eleven in the Jackson Five, a group formed with his older brothers.
While remaining a member of the group, he began a solo career in 1971. Seven of his solo albums released during his lifetime are among the best-selling albums in the world: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), HIStory (1995) Blood on the Dance Floor (1997) and Invincible (2001). In the 1980s, Michael Jackson became a major figure in pop music and one of the most famous personalities of the 20th century.
He revolutionized the recording industry, in particular by designing music videos comparable to short cinema films, such as Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller, Bad or Smooth Criminal. During his concerts, videos and public appearances, he widely popularized many dance steps, including the Moonwalk, which became his signature. Having fused the genres of soul, funk and rock music, his vocal and musical style continues to influence many hip-hop, pop and contemporary R'n'B artists.
Nicknamed "The King of Pop" "The King of Pop", Michael Jackson broke many records in the recording industry. Michael Jackson has given over $400 million to charity, including through his Dangerous World Tour.
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, by “accidental homicide” linked to a drug overdose. On November 7, 2011, after a nine-week trial, Dr. Conrad Murray, his personal physician, was found guilty of manslaughter by the Superior Court of Los Angeles.
Sir Elton John, March 25, 1947 Pinner is a British singer, songwriter and pianist.
World pop icon, in addition to his fifty-year career, Elton John, with more than 300 million records sold, is one of the artists who have sold the most records.
In 1993, he broke Elvis Presley's record in the United States by installing a new single at the
US top 40 for the 24th consecutive year.
In 1997, his song Candle in the Wind 1997, a cover of his eponymous song from 1973,
became the best-selling single since the creation of the charts, with 33 million copies sold.
Among his other best-known titles are Your Song (1970), Tiny Dancer (1972), Rocket Man (1972), Don't Go Breaking My Heart (1976), I'm Still Standing (1983) and Sacrifice (1989). ).
Madonna was born on August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, United States. She was raised in an Italian-American family of 6 children.
His father, Silvio Tony Ciccone is the son of Italian immigrants, coming from Pacentro in the Abruzzo region. They arrived in the United States in 1919, and his mother, Madonna Louise Fortin, was of French-Canadian descent. Madonna released her first eponymous album in 1983, she was named by the Guinness Book of Records as the singer who sold the most records of all time, she is also the highest paid and richest singer in the world.
In 2008, his Sticky & Sweet Tour World Tour was the highest-grossing tour ever by a solo artist. Madonna has been a fixture in popular music for 30 years.
Nicknamed The Queen of Pop ("The Queen of Pop"), she is part of the pop musical trend, but has also made inroads into other styles such as dance, disco, R'n'B, electro, alternative rock, pop rock and jazz.
Known for constantly reinventing her image and her music over the years, she uses her music videos, concerts and interviews to express herself in particular on religion, sexuality and politics.