LADY GAGA – THE CRAZIEST DRESSING SINGER

Lady Gaga is a theatrical dance-pop performer whose debut single, the international chart-topping hit “Just Dance,” established her as an up-and-coming superstar upon its release in 2008. Born Stefani Germanotta on March 28, 1986, the New York native attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private all-girl Catholic school in Manhattan, before proceeding to study music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts at age 17. Influenced by flamboyant glam rockers such as David Bowie and Freddie Mercury (she would later draw her stage name from the Queen song “Radio Ga-Ga”) as well as ’80s dance-poppers such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, she began playing the piano at a young age and started writing original material as a teenager. In 2007, she began to make a name for herself on the downtown Manhattan club scene with a performance art show billed as Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue (co-featuring Lady Starlight; born Colleen Martin, a DJ and makeup professional), and music industry insiders began to take note. While Lady Gaga was initially signed to Def Jam in 2007, nothing came of that association, and ultimately it was pop-rap superstar Akon who took her under his wing, signing her to his vanity label Kon Live in association with Interscope Records.

In addition to working for Interscope as an in-house songwriter, Lady Gaga began preparing the launch of her solo career. Her debut single, “Just Dance,” was released to radio in April 2008, and her full-length album debut, The Fame, followed in August. Featuring fellow Akon affiliate Colby O’Donis, “Just Dance” slowly gathered momentum throughout 2008’s latter half. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in August, at which time it had already become a massive club hit, but it didn’t reach number one until January 2009. Internationally, the song proved similarly popular, reaching the Top Ten throughout much of Western Europe and beyond. In the wake of Lady Gaga’s international breakthrough success with “Just Dance,” the follow-up single “Poker Face” was an even larger hit, topping singles charts across the board with its combination of pop melodicism and club-worthy production. Two additional tracks — “LoveGame” and “Paparrazi” — also cracked the Top Ten, and The Fame was still enjoying a spot on the Billboard Top 40 when its follow-up, The Fame Monster, appeared in November 2009.

Although originally planned as a bonus disc (to be packaged alongside The Fame in a deluxe edition of Lady Gaga’s debut), The Fame Monster was quickly expanded to eight tracks, thus warranting its own release. Meanwhile, the leadoff single “Bad Romance” became Gaga’s fifth consecutive Top Ten single.

ALBUMS

  • The Fame (2008)
  • The Fame Monster (2009)

AWARDS

ASCAP AWARD

  • “Just Dance” – Ascap Pop Music Award – Most Performed Songs
  • “Paparazzi” – Ascap Pop Music Award – Most Performed Songs

BET Awards 2010

  • Video Phone with Beyonce, Video of the Year

Billboard Award

  • 2009 – Billboard Rising Star
  • Billboard Year End Chart Awards for Best Hot 100 Artist
  • Billboard Year End Chart Awards for Best Hot Digital Songs Artist
  • Billboard Year End Chart Awards for Best Hot Pop Songs Artist
  • Billboard Year End Chart Awards for Top Dance/Electronic Artist
  • Billboard Year End Chart Awards for Canadian Hot 100 Artist
  • Billboard Year End Chart Awards for European Hot 100 songs
  • Billboard Year End Chart Awards for Best Electronic/Dance album
  • Billboard Year End Chart Awards for European Top 100 albums
  • Latin Billboard Music Awards for Crossover Artist of the Year, Solo

BMI Awards

  • “Poker Face” – BMI Pop Awards Award-Winning Songs
  • “Just Dance” – BMI Pop Awards Award-Winning Songs
  • “Love Game” – BMI Pop Awards Award-Winning Songs

Brit Awards

  • The Fame – Best international Album
  • International Female Solo Artist
  • International Breakthrough Act

Echo Awards

  • Best International Female Artist – 2010
  • Best International Newcomer – 2010
  • “Poker Face” – Best International/National Hit of the Year – 2010

ESKA Music Awards

  • ESKA Award for Best New Artist – 2009

GLAAD Media Awards

  • Outstanding Music Artist – 2010

Grammy Awards

  • Best Dance Recording – Pokerface – 2010
  • Best Electronic/Dance Album – The Fame – 2010

Japan Gold Disc Award

  • Best New Artist International
  • The three Best New Artist

Meteor Music Awards

  • Best International Female – 2010

MP3 MUSIC Awards

  • Love Game – The RCD Award – Radio / Charts / Downloads – 2010

MTV Music Awards

  • Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica: Mejor Artista Nuevo Internacional
  • Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica: Canción del Año
  • MTV Europe Music Awards for Best New Act
  • Best Dance Video – PokerFace – MTV Japan
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist – Pokerface
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Special Effects – Paparazzi
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction – Paparazzi

Much Music Awards

  • MuchMusic Video Award for Best International Artist Video – Pokerface

NME Awards

  • NME Award for Best Dressed
  • NME Award for Worst Dressed

NRJ Music Awards

  • International Revelation of the Year

People’s Choice Awards

  • Favorite Pop Artist
  • Favorite Breakout Artist

Premios Oye Awards

  • The Fame – Premios Oye for English – Album of the Year
  • The Fame – Premios Oye for English – Best New Artist
  • Poker Face – Premios Oye for English – Record of the Year

Q Awards

  • “Just Dance” – Q Awards for Best Video, 2009

Swiss Music Awards

  • “Poker Face” – Swiss Music Award for International Best Song, 2009

Teen Choice Awards

  • “Just Dance” – Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Hook Up, 2009

The Record of the Year

  • Poker Face – The Record Of The Year, 2009

TMF Awards

  • TMF Award for Best Female Artist International
  • TMF Award for Best Pop International
  • TMF Award for Best New Artist International

UK Music Video Awards

  • “Paparazzi” – UK Music Video Awards for Best International Video, 2009

Virgin Media Music Awards

  • “The Fame” – Virgin Media Music Awards for Best Album
  • Virgin Media Music Awards for Shameless Publicity Seeker

World Music Awards

  • “Poker Face” – World Music Awards for Best Song of the Year
  • “The Fame” – World Music Awards for Best Album of the Year
  • World Music Awards for Best Pop/Rock Artist
  • World Music Awards for Best New Artist
  • World Music Awards for Best Selling Artist of America

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JUSTIN BIEBER – THE YOUNG CANADIAN POP STAR

Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian pop/R&B singer. He began his professional career on YouTube, where he was discovered by his future manager, Scooter Braun. Braun flew Bieber to Atlanta, Georgia, to consult with Usher and soon signed a record deal with Island.The first part of his two-part debut album My World was released on November 17, 2009. Four successful pre-album singles have been released: “One Time”, “One Less Lonely Girl”, “Love Me”, and “Favorite Girl”, which were Top 15 hits on the Canadian Hot 100 and Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. This accomplishment made Bieber the only solo artist in Billboard history to have four singles from a debut album chart in the Top 40 of the Hot 100 before the album’s release. The album received positive reviews from critics, and debuted at #6 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 137,000 copies in its first week, which was the second best opening release for a new artist in 2009. It also debuted at #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart. As of the fifth week, the album has sold over 522,000 copies in the United States, and has been certified Platinum in Canada. Part II of My World is currently set for a March 2010 release.The craziest gift from a fan that he received was a rubber golf club. Bought a Macbook Pro with his own money and it was one of his biggest purchases. He likes the show “Smallville”. He started out by posting youtube videos in 2007. His debut album was “My World”. His mom, Pattie Mallette, travels with him all the time. He likes to play video games. He has a signature hair style. He met Celine Dion at a New York Knicks basketball game. She approached him and said my son loves your songs. He plays guitar at many of his concerts. He has performed with Rihanna at the Super Bowl Weekend concert in Miami. He likes to play hockey and basketball. He recorded a few songs with fellow singer Sean Kingston. He has one day a week where he just relaxes. He recorded “We Are The World” for Haiti. He got the opening verse which was previously sung by Lionel Richie. His dad still lives in Canada. He wrote the song “Down To Earth” about his parents’ divorce. The executive producer of his first record, My World was LA Reid. He has a twitter which he updates daily.He is good friends with Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.
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KIM YU-NA – ICE ANGEL OF SOUTH KOREA

Kim Yu Na was born on September 5, 1990, in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Kim Yuna began skating when she was seven. In 2003, at age 12, she became the youngest woman ever to win the senior title at the South Korean Figure Skating Championships. The sport was not popular in South Korea back then though.The Koreans only started to pay serious attention to the young star after Kim won the silver medal at the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final, the country’s first ever medal in an international figure skating championship.

Kim made her senior international debut at 2006 Skate Canada where she won a bronze medal. She continued to excel in various competitions and won the gold at the 2006/2007 Grand Prix Final in Russia. Kim claimed the world records in 2007 for both the short and long programs under the new ISU scoring system. She only managed a bronze at the 2007 World Championships in Japan though, while successfully defended her title at the 2007/2008 Grand Prix Final in Italy.

Kim again won the bronze medal at the 2008 World Championship in Sweden despite competing with a back injury. She got silver in the 2008/2009 Grand Prix Final in South Korea. Kim’s dominance began to surface in 2009 with a new world record in short program at the 4CC. She set another new record in short programs and overall score enroute to her gold medal at the 2009 World Championship in USA. She was the first female skater to surpass 200 points under the new ISU judging system.

Kim continued to break record after record and won her third Grand Prix Final title in Japan for the 2009/2010 season. Kim broke the world record again with a total of total of 228.56 points, en-route to winning the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Kim is a huge celebrity in South Korea, appearing in various commercials e.g. for Nike, Kookmin Bank, Hyundai Motors, Hauzen (profile pic) and Anycall etc. She is also appointed as an ambassador for the 2010-2012 Visit Korea Year.

Kim’s official sponsors are Kookmin Bank, Nike, Korean Air and Hyundai Motor Company. Her other endorsements include Anycall (mobile phone), Hauzen (air conditioner), Lac Vert (cosmetics), Maeil Dairies Co.Ltd (Dairy products), Saffron (fabric softener) and J. Estina (Jewelry). Her skating music and other favorites were compiled in the album Yuna Kim – Fairy On ICE – Skating Music (Universal Music Korea, 2008).

Kim has appeared on multiple commercials in South Korea. She sings in some commercials and also sang in T.V. specials. Her commercial for a new touchscreen haptic phone from Samsung Electronics, dubbed as Yuna’s Haptic (SPH-W7700), debuted in South Korea on May 24, 2009. In the commercial, she plays a rock singer, a teenager, and a writer to show off various features of the phone. Samsung Electronics has sold over one million devices in a record seven months.

DONATIONS

Kim has been a generous donor. She has donated more than 2 billion won ($1.7 million) in the last 3 years. Kim has been supporting young figure skaters, as well as promising skaters since 2007. She has also been supporting patients suffering rare diseases and children in need. Below is part of a list of donations made by her.

  • Jan 2007 – 12 million won scholarships to 6 young skaters after her first advertisement endorsement of Kookmin Bank.
  • May 2007 – 10 million won scholarship to fellow skater Hyeon-Jung Kim after making a contract with LG Household & Health Care advertisement.
  • Sep 2007 – 200 million won (100 million of her own + 100 million won additional contributions from Ivy Club) in form of school uniforms to low-income-family youths after making a contract with Ivy Club advertisement.
  • Dec 2007 – 100 school uniforms (worth 20 million won) to youths damaged by Taean oil spill disaster.
  • Apr 2008 – Visited to Everland with 800 children from Seoul Boys Town on Kookmin Bank Volunteer Day.
  • May 2008 – 50 million won (in addition to contributions from Daishin Securities) to young skaters after giving a talk to public at Daishin Investment Forum 2008.
  • May 2008 – 40 million won worth of one-year provision of Maeil Dairies Company products to low-income-family youths.
  • May 2008 – Participated in the recording of a humanitarian song “I Love Asia” Project to help earthquake victims of Sichuan, China.
  • Dec 2008 – 100 million won worth of school uniforms to low-income-family youths after renewing her advertisement contract with Ivy Club.
  • Dec 2008 – Over 1,000 dolls, she received at Grand Prix Final, to juvenile cancer wards in hospitals in metropolitan Seoul area.
  • Dec 2008 – 50 million won to young skaters at “Little Yuna’ Youth skaters support project” Campaign of Sports Toto Lottery Company.
  • Dec 2008 – 144 million won, total amount of ticket earnings from the charity ice show “Angels on Ice 2008” to children with rare diseases and juvenile cancer patients.
  • Apr 2009 – 100 million won worth of dairy products to low-income-family youths through the Seongname Welfare Center of World Vision.
  • May 2009 – Visited Asan Hospital to inquire after juvenile cancer patients on Children’s Day.
  • May 2009 – 100 million won and skate boots while participating in UNICEF Pigotta Doll Project to help children with immunization campaign.
  • Dec 2009 – Her portrait rights for free to be included in the Christmas seals for tuberculosis eradication.
  • Jan 2010 – 100 million won through UNICEF to Haiti relief.
  • Apr 2010 – 40 million won fee for appearing in a radio campaign for the rights of the disabled to Korea Foundation for Persons with Disabilities.
  • Apr 2010 – 50 million won, some part of earnings from Festa on Ice 2010, to ChunAhn-Häm (sunken Korean battleship) victims who passed away in the ship.

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CRISTIANO RONALDO – MANCHESTER UNITED’S YOUNGEST SIGNING

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro arrived in Manchester amid a media storm. Manchester United had managed to sign the player without the Press suspecting anything. As the Stock Market was told that the player had been signed, hundreds of journalists flooded up to Manchester to get a proper look at one of Manchester United`s youngest signings.

Ronaldo was born on the 5th February 1985, on the small island of Madeira, which is owned by the Portuguese. Named after Ronald Reagan, due to his father`s respect for the man, few would have gambled that this child would make it to the very top of the Football tree, especially with Madeira mainly being used for farm-land. He has one brother and two sisters, and it is family whom he deems most important in his life at the moment. It was on the dusty back-streets of this small island that Ronaldo learnt his first few tricks, and it was also on this Island that he was first scouted. By the age of twelve Ronaldo had established himself as the best player on the Island, able to use his ball skills and pace to get past full-grown defenders for Andorinha.

Having been recognised as a serious talent, all that was left was for the big Portuguese clubs to scrap it out for his signature. Though Porto and Boavista came in for him, he could only ever play for Sporting the club he supported as a boy. He progressed slowly through the youth ranks, although all those who worked with him were impressed with the talent that he had for his age, as well as his maturity.

At the tender age of 17, Ronaldo was thrown in at the deep end with his first game against Moreirense. Two goals on his first appearance not only gave him his dream debut, but also endeared him to the fans, who soon learnt to chant for the ball to be passed to him. A goal against title-rivals Boavista also saw him rise to the top of the “Fan`s Favourites” list.

His skills were watched closely by all of the big clubs in Europe, including Liverpool and Juventus, in the U-17 European Championships. His dazzling skills put England U-17s out, and everyone who watched felt they had seen something special. At the end of his first season at Sporting he was linked to Liverpool. Though he claimed he was extremely happy at Sporting, he was also flattered by the interest of such a big club, who used to do well in the Premier League.

Sporting finished top in the league, and Ronaldo was hailed as the future of the club, alongside Quaresma, another Portuguese Starlet. As it was, both moved away, with the money on the table to much for the Portuguese club to turn down. Best-friend Quaresma ended up at Barcelona, whilst Ronaldo came to the bright red of Manchester. The deal saw Ronald become the most expensive teenage signing in Britain, with Manchester United paying £12.24million over two seasons, in two equal payments. Those who had not seen him play baulked at the price such a lot of money for someone unproven!

Those who had seen the Man Utd vs. Sporting friendly just three days before, however, knew that this player was special. Playing for Sporting, Ronaldo had taken the game to the reds, and was the main reason that Manchester United lost 3-1. After the game, all the United players could talk about was how well Ronaldo had played, and they begged Sir Alex to buy him. Sir Alex had been following him for months, but decided that the time was right not least because other clubs were getting increasingly closer to buying him.

An so, on 12th August 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo held up the famous Red shirt, with his favourite number 7 (it is hero Figo`s number) for all the press to see. A new star had been born. His first performance for the club was against Bolton. He entered the fray with an hour gone, with United 1 0 up. A standing ovation from the fans at old Trafford did nothing to settle his nerves, but he rewarded the fans for their trust. A man-of-the-match performance followed, and Ronaldo became legend. He had a hand in two of the goals, won an unconverted penalty, and mesmerised the Bolton defence.

The next day the media proclaimed him one of the best players ever for United, comparing him with Red-Legend George Best. Much had been seen, but much is still to come.

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CHETAN BHAGAT – THE MODERN INDIAN AUTHOR

Chetan Bhagat was born on April 22, 1974 in New Delhi. He is an Indian author who has written Five Point Someone – What not to do at IIT , One Night @ the Call Center, The Three Mistakes of My Life and 2 States – The Story Of My Marriage. He has also written the script of Hello, the Hindi movie based on One Night @ the Call Center. He is married to Anusha, who was his classmate in IIM.Along with Advaita Kala and Karan Bajaj, Chetan Bhagat is considered among the trio of modern Indian writers that have rewritten Indian publishing rules and brought a new scale to the Indian publishing landscape with previously unheard of book sales.

Bhagat attended Army Public School from the year 1978 to 1991, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT), (1991-1995) Delhi, and then studied at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM) (1995-1997) where he was named “The Best Outgoing Student”.

He fell in love with his IIM Ahmedabad classmate Anusha and they eventually got married.[1] A fictionalized version of his love story is given in his book 2 states – The story of my marriage.

Bhagat’s writing style tends to be simple, with linear narratives and vivid storytelling. His protagonists tend to be named after Lord Krishna, like Hari, Shyam, Govind or Krishna. All his books have a number in the title (e.g. ‘five’ in the first, ‘one’ in the second, ‘three’ in the third and ‘two’ in his latest book.) When asked about this Chetan replied “I’m a banker, I can’t get numbers out of my head.” He is a columnist with Dainik Bhaskar & The Times Of India, and writes on political issues.

ON TELEVISION

Chetan Bhagat is a judge on a soon to be hosted Reality show by Star News called Star Anchor Hunt.

AWARDS

  • Society Young Achiever’s award in 2004.
  • Publisher’s recognition award in 2005.

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