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Famous Women Singers

The history of music is sprinkled with women singer who changed the rules of the industry at the peak of their activity and influenced entire generations. Below are five of the women singers that made history in the last 50 years.

Janis Joplin

Blues, rock, soul… Janis Joplin scoured all styles. In her small town of Port Arthur, she grew up with the rhythm of blues, singing in the local choir, where she was noted for her amazing voice. After she graduated from Jefferson High School, she quickly quit her university studies and settled near San Francisco, where she worked occasionally as a folk singer.

An addict and alcoholic, she was more concerned with drugs than song in this period, and her health deteriorated gradually. She joined the Big Brother & the Holding Company band, recorded an album in 1967, and became known at the Monterey festival. She left the group to form a second one, the Kozmic Blues Band - that accompanies the song ' I Got Dem Ol ' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!', then a third, the Full Tilt Boogie Band. The result is the posthumous album ' Pearl 'in 1971. Janis Joplin died of an overdose in Hollywood.

Madonna

Madonna is the undisputed queen of pop. A singer, dancer, actress, director and producer, she is certainly an artist of multiple talents. Since her first album "Madonna ", the singer has reinvented herself in a chameleonic way. In" Die Another Day , "from the soundtrack of the James Bond's " Die Another Day ", to" Hung up ", through her album" Hard Candy ", for which she collaborated with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, Madonna knows no pause. She also illustrates her productivity with movies such as "Who's that girl "," Dick Tracy ","In bed with Madonna "or" Evita."

Whitney Houston

First a singer and a model, Whitney Houston had an immediate success with her unique voice. The Queen of Soul has sold over 170 million albums and her song "I Will Always Love You" was a worldwide hit. She was also a successful actress, with her most famous film being "The Bodyguard". After many years of success, Whitney Houston became addicted to drugs and alcohol, failing to recover. She died on February 11, 2012, at just 48.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin is an American singer of gospel, soul, funk, rhythm and blues and jazz, dubbed "The Queen of Soul" or "Lady Soul". Born on March 25, 1942 in Memphis, she spent most of her childhood in Detroit in Michigan. Aretha Franklin signed with Columbia Records after being discovered by the legendary John H. Hammond. In the early 60s, she had some small successes, like "Rock-a-bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody." In the late '60s, Aretha Franklin earns the nickname "The Queen of Soul", and becomes at the same time an internationally known artist and a symbol of pride for the Black community. In January 1987, she became the first woman to be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1989, she recorded duets with Elton John and Whitney Houston. In 1994 she was awarded a Grammy for lifetime achievement.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga was one of the great revelations of 2008 in the USA. Oscillating between pop, rock and dance, her single "Just Dance" was listened to more than 400,000 times on MySpace in three weeks, transforming the singer into a star! Compared to Madonna or Gwen Stefani, the young girl of American and Italian descent is not only famous for her music, but for her eccentric style as well.

There is a secret you don't know …

Besides the factual biographies about famous women singers presented above there is a super pinky swear secret that you need to know. And that secret is that Yoko Ono is not in the top 10 all-time list. I swear.


 

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