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Beyoncé

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, designer, and actress. Born and r...

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{"key":"232563","name":"Beyonc\u00e9","bio":"Beyonc\u00e9 Knowles-Carter is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, designer, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child and rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of Beyonc\u00e9's debut album, Dangerously in Love, which established her as a solo artist worldwide; it sold 11 million copies, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard number-one singles \"Crazy in Love\" and \"Baby Boy\". Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2005, she released her second solo album, B'Day, which contained hits \"D\u00e9j\u00e0 Vu\", \"Irreplaceable\" and \"Beautiful Liar.\" Beyonc\u00e9 also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe-nominated performance in Dreamgirls, and starring roles in The Pink Panther and Obsessed. Her marriage to rapper Jay-Z and portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records influenced her third album, I Am... Sasha Fierce, which saw the birth of her alter-ego Sasha Fierce and earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year for \"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)\". Beyonc\u00e9 took a hiatus from music in 2010 and took over management of her career; 2011's 4 was subsequently mellower in tone, exploring 1970s funk, 1980s pop, and 1990s soul. Her fifth studio album, 2013's Beyonc\u00e9, was critically acclaimed and was distinguished from previous releases by its experimental production and exploration of darker themes. In 2016, she released her sixth studio album, Lemonade, which would become the best-selling album of 2016. Lemonade is a concept album widely believed to be about her husband Jay-Z's infidelity. In addition to the album itself, Lemonade was a one-hour film that aired on HBO. When Lemonade debuted on the Billboard charts at #1, it made Beyonc\u00e9 the first act in Billboard history to have their first six studio albums debut atop the chart; she broke a record previously tied with DMX in 2013. Beyonc\u00e9 starred in the voiceover role of Nala in the live-action remake of The Lion King, which was released on July 19, 2019. A self-described \"modern-day feminist,\" Beyonc\u00e9's songs are often characterized by themes of love, relationships and monogamy, as well as female sexuality and empowerment. On stage, her dynamic, highly choreographed performances have led to critics hailing her as one of the best entertainers in contemporary popular music. She has won over 15 Grammy Awards and sold over 118 million records as a solo artist, making her one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. Throughout a career spanning 16 years, she has won 17 Grammy Awards and sold over 118 million records as a solo artist and 60 million with Destiny's Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade, the Top Female Artist of the 2000s and their Artist of the Millennium in 2011.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/www.aaemusic.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/02\/Beyonce_Knowles.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Christina Aguilera
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Christina Aguilera

Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980 in Staten Island, New York, United States) is an a...

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{"key":"6129","name":"Christina Aguilera","bio":"Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980 in Staten Island, New York, United States) is an accomplished pop and RnB singer-songwriter and record producer, who debuted in 1998 with the song Reflection for the soundtrack to the Disney film, Mulan. She has since become one of the biggest female recording artists of the last decade, selling over 50 million records worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards, including five Grammy Awards and one Latin Grammy Award, amongst eighteen nominations, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has achieved numerous #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as multiple #1 albums in the United States. She has released seven albums, one of which is a compilation and six of which are studio albums: Christina Aguilera (1999), Mi Reflejo (2000), My Kind of Christmas (2000), Stripped (2002), Back to Basics (2006), Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits (2008), Bionic (2010) and Lotus (2012).She has earned five Grammy awards including: Best New Artist (2000); Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (2002); Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (2004) and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (2007), Best Pop Duo\/Group Performance (together with A Great Big World, 2015). She also won a Latin Grammy in 2001 for Mi Reflejo (Best Female Pop Vocal Album). Aguilera is best known for her vocal ability, music videos, and ever-changing image. She includes themes of dealing with public scrutiny, her painful childhood, and female empowerment in her music. She has also dedicated much of her time as a philanthropist for charities, human rights and world issues. In 2009, she was named the Ambassador Against Hunger for the World Food Programme.On November 19, 2005, Aguilera married music management executive Jordan Bratman. On January 12, 2008, she gave birth to their son, Max Liron Bratman. Having separated in September, Aguilera filed for divorce from Bratman in October 2010, and their divorce was finalized the following April.In late March 2010, after nearly two years of not releasing any music, Not Myself Tonight premiered. The album Bionic was released on June 8, 2010. The album Lotus was released on November 13, 2012, and received mixed reviews from critics. MTV News commented that Lotus \"wasn't a triumphant comeback album\", adding that it was intended to \"signify her return to prominence, a high-powered collection of songs penned by the biggest hitmakers in the business\".","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/6129_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"500,000 - 1,000,000"}
Adele
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Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, (born 5 May 1988), is a Grammy Award-Winning English singer-songwriter fro...

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{"key":"229787","name":"Adele","bio":"Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, (born 5 May 1988), is a Grammy Award-Winning English singer-songwriter from Enfield, North London. Her debut album, 19, was released in January 2008 and entered the UK album chart at #1. The album has since received four-times Platinum certification in the UK and has sold 5,500,000 copies worldwide. The album included the hugely popular song Chasing Pavements. 19 earned Adele two Grammy Awards in February 2009 for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Her second album, 21, was released on January 24th 2011 in the UK and propelled Adele to unprecedented mega-stardom. In just eleven months, 21 received fourteen-times Platinum certification in the UK for shipments in excess of 4,500,000 copies, and has sold a further 6,200,000 copies in the US denoting sextuple-Platinum status. As of January 2012, 21 has sold an estimated seventeen million copies worldwide. The album has produced three global chart-topping singles thus far: Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, and Set Fire to the Rain. 21 won Adele six awards at the 2012 Grammy Awards, among them Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.Adele graduated from BRIT School in Croydon in May 2006, where she was classmates with Leona Lewis. Adele credits the school with nurturing her talent. In school, she was more interested in going into A&R, and hoped to launch other people's careers. Four months later, she published two songs on the fourth issue of the online arts publication PlatformsMagazine.com. She had recorded a three-song demo for a class project and gave it to a friend who posted it on Myspace where it became very successful and led to a phone call from music label XL Recordings. She doubted if the offer was real because the only record company she knew was Virgin Records, and she took a friend with her to the meeting. Nick Huggett at XL Recordings recommended Adele to manager Jonathan Dickins at September Management and in June 2006 Dickins became her official representative. September was managing Jamie T at the time and this proved a major attraction for Adele who was a big fan of the English singer-songwriter. Huggett then signed Adele to XL Recordings in September 2006.Adele's breakthrough song, Hometown Glory, was released in October 2007. Adele provided vocals for Jack Pe\u00f1ate's song, My Yvonne, from his debut album. Adele became the first recipient of the BRIT Awards Critics' Choice and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2008 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2008. She released her second single Chasing Pavements on 14 January 2008, two weeks ahead of her debut album, 19. Chasing Pavements reached number two on the UK Chart, and stayed there for four weeks, finally remaining in the Top 40 14 weeks after its release. The album itself entered the British charts at number one. The Times Encyclopedia of Modern Music would name 19 an \"essential\" Blue Eyed Soul recording.In June 2013, Adele was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to music.The much-anticipated third studio album \"25\" was released on November 20, 2015 on the label XL. The first single from the album, \"Hello\", was released on Friday, October 23, 2015.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/229787_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"750,000 - 1,000,000"}
Mariah Carey
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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, and entrepreneur...

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{"key":"7518","name":"Mariah Carey","bio":"Mariah Carey is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, and entrepreneur known for her smash hit \"All I Want for Christmas Is You,\" as well as her five-octave vocal range. Referred to as the \"Songbird Supreme\" by the Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, signature use of the whistle register, and songwriting prowess. She rose to fame in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which topped the U.S. Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks. Soon after, Carey became the only artist ever to have their first five singles reach #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, from \"Vision of Love\" to \"Emotions.\" Carey achieved worldwide success with follow-up R&B and pop albums Music Box (1993), Merry Christmas (1994), and Daydream (1995). These albums spawned some of Carey's most successful singles, including \"Hero,\" \"Without You,\" \"All I Want for Christmas Is You,\" \"Fantasy,\" \"Always Be My Baby,\" as well as \"One Sweet Day,\" which later became Billboard's Song Of The Decade for the 1990s. After separating from Mottola, Carey adopted a new image and incorporated more elements of hip hop into her music with the release of Butterfly (1997). Billboard named her the country's most successful artist of the 1990s, while the World Music Awards honored her as the world's best-selling recording artist of the 1990s, and the best-selling female artist of the millennium. After eleven consecutive years charting a U.S. #1 single, Carey parted ways with Columbia in 2000 and signed a $100 million recording contract with Virgin Records. However, following her highly publicized physical and emotional breakdown, as well as the critical and commercial failure of her film Glitter (2001) and its accompanying soundtrack, her contract was bought out for $50 million by Virgin and she signed with Island Records the next year. After a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005), which became the best-selling album of 2005 in the U.S. Its second single, \"We Belong Together,\" was the #1 song of 2005 in the U.S., and was later declared Billboard's Song of the Decade for the 2000s. In 2009, she was cast in the critically acclaimed film Precious, which won her Breakthrough Actress Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Throughout her career, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Carey holds the record for the most #1 singles by a solo artist, a female songwriter, and a female producer. In 2019, She has consistently been credited with inspiring a generation of singers and is hailed as being one of the pioneers of pop and contemporary R&B music. In January of 2020, Carey became the first artist to ever have a #1 single in four different decades.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/7518_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Michael Buble
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Michael Buble

Michael Buble is a Canadian-Italian singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Buble wanted to ...

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{"key":"232940","name":"Michael Buble","bio":"Michael Buble is a Canadian-Italian singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Buble wanted to be a singer from a very young age. His interest in jazz was first sparked when his family played Bing Crosby's White Christmas album -- Buble was five years old at the time. The first time his family noticed his singing talent was during the Christmas holidays when Bubl\u00e9 was 13 years old, and they heard him powerfully sing the phrase \"May your days be merry and bright\" when the family was singing to the song \"White Christmas\" on a car ride. Buble's Italian grandfather, who was a plumber, helped a teenaged Buble get singing engagements in nightclubs by offering plumbing services in exchange. Buble's grandfather also paid for Buble's voice lessons. His first album reached the top ten in Canada and the UK. He found a worldwide audience with his 2005 album It's Time as well as his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible \u2013 which reached #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the US Billboard 200, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and several European charts. Bubl\u00e9's 2009 album Crazy Love debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 after three days of sales and remained there for two weeks. It was also his fourth #1 album on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart. His 2011 holiday album, Christmas, was in first place on the Billboard 200 for the final four weeks of 2011 and the first week of 2012, totaling five weeks atop the chart, it also made the top 5 in the United Kingdom. With this, Christmas became his third-consecutive #1 album on the chart. Bubl\u00e9 has sold over 75 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards. Bubl\u00e9's oldest son, Noah, was diagnosed with liver cancer hepatoblastoma in 2016. The singer canceled his tour after receiving news of the diagnosis, opting to spend time with his son as he underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. During a \"Carpool Karaoke\" session with British talk show host James Corden in 2018, Bubl\u00e9 said, \"We got the diagnosis and that was it, man. My whole life ended.\"","featuredImage":"https:\/\/www.aaemusic.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/12\/Michael-Buble.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Alicia Keys
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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is a 15-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, an accomplished actre...

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{"key":"19393","name":"Alicia Keys","bio":"Alicia Keys is a 15-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of philanthropy and in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. On November 4th, 2016, Keys released her powerful and critically-acclaimed new sixth studio album, \"HERE,\" on RCA Records. Offering an honest glimpse into what matters most to Keys, the artist shines a light on the sonic soulfulness and stories from New York, the city that raised her. As an accompanying visual story to \"HERE,\" Keys also released a short-film entitled \u201cThe Gospel\u201d inspired by the genesis of songs written by Alicia Keys. Keys became a Coach on NBC\u2019s \u201cThe Voice\u201d for its 11th season, alongside Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Keys returned as a Coach on the hit show\u2019s 12th season with Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. As a devoted and influential activist, in September 2014, Keys launched We Are Here, a movement that empowers the global community around a host of issues and initiatives building a better world where all people are heard, respected, equal, and treated with dignity. Keys is also the co-founder of Keep a Child Alive (KCA), a non-profit organization that partners with grass-roots organizations to combat the physical, social, and economic impact of HIV on children, their families and their communities in Africa and India. Keys made her directorial debut for \"Lifetime\u2019s Five\" and most recently served as Executive Producer of the critically-acclaimed film The \"Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.\" In 2011, she made her producorial debut with Lydia R. Diamond\u2019s play \"Stick Fly\" for the Cort Theater, which Keys also composed the original music for. Keys currently resides in the New York City area with her husband, producer Swizz Beatz, and their children.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19393_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"500,000 - 1,000,000"}
OutKast
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OutKast

OutKast is an American hip-hop duo from Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The duo is one of the most...

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{"key":"12335","name":"OutKast","bio":"OutKast is an American hip-hop duo from Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The duo is one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time, having received six Grammy Awards. Over 25 million copies have been sold of Outkast's seven releases: six studio albums\u2014including one double album\u2014and a greatest hits release. The group's original musical style was a mixture of Dirty South and G-Funk. Since then funk, soul, pop, electronic music, rock, spoken word poetry, jazz, and blues have been added to the group's musical palette. The duo consists of Atlanta native Andr\u00e9 \"Andre 3000\" Benjamin (formerly known as Dr\u00e9) and Georgia-born Antwan \"Big Boi\" Patton.Speakerboxxx\/The Love Below is one of only four hip-hop albums to be certified Diamond in the U.S. for shipping over 10 million units. Along with Outkast's commercial success, they have maintained an experimental approach in their music and are widely praised for their originality and artistic content.Benjamin and Patton met while attending Tri-Cities High School, a Visual and Performing Arts School. Benjamin's parents were divorced and he was living with his father. Meanwhile, Patton had to move with his four brothers and six sisters from Savannah to Atlanta. Benjamin and Patton eventually teamed up and were pursued by Organized Noize, a group of local producers who would later make hits for TLC. The duo initially wanted to be called \"2 Shades Deep\" or \"The Misfits\", but because those names were already taken they later decided to use \"OutKast\" based on finding \"outcast\" as synonym for \"misfit\" in a dictionary. OutKast, Organized Noize, and schoolmates Goodie Mob formed the nucleus of the Dungeon Family organization.OutKast signed to LaFace Records in 1992, becoming the label's first hip hop act and making their first appearance on the remix of label mate TLC's \"What About Your Friends\". In 1993, they released their first single, \"Player's Ball\". The song's funky style, much of it accomplished with live instrumentation, was a hit with audiences. \"Player's Ball\" hit number-one on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart.Their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, was issued on April 26th, 1994. This initial effort is credited with laying the foundation for southern hip hop and is considered a classic by many hip hop aficionados. Every track on Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was produced by Organized Noize and featured other members of the Dungeon Family. Follow-up singles included the title track and \"Git Up Git Out\", a politically charged collaboration with Goodie Mob that was later sampled by Macy Gray for her 1999 hit \"Do Something.\" On this early material, both Andr\u00e9 and Big Boi contrast lyrical content reflecting the lifestyles of pimps and gangsters with politically conscious material commenting on the status of African Americans in the South. OutKast won Best New Rap Group at the Source Awards in 1995. In the same year, the group contributed \"Benz or a Beamer\" to the popular New Jersey Drive soundtrack.ATLiens was OutKast's second album, released on August 27th, 1996. The album exhibited more self-consciousness, and further solidified OutKast as the flagship representatives of the 1st generation Dungeon Family and the Southern hip hop movement. The album helped the group earn more recognition among East Coast hip hop fans in the East and West coasts.For this album, OutKast joined with partner David \"Mr. DJ\" Sheats to form the Earthtone III production company, which allowed the group to produce some of their own tracks. \"ATLiens\" was the group's second Top 40 single (following \"Player's Ball\" from their first album), and reflected the beginning of Andr\u00e9's increasingly sober lifestyle: \"No drugs or alcohol\/so I can get the signal clear,\" he rhymes about himself. \"Elevators (Me & You),\" OutKast's first self-produced single, became the group's first Top 20 hit the same year.OutKast's third album Aquemini was released on September 29, 1998 and also reached the number-two position on the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States; its title was a combination of the zodiac signs of Big Boi (an Aquarius) and Andr\u00e9 (a Gemini). The album was widely praised as possibly the group's best material to date: when reviewed by popular hip-hop publication The Source, it received the much-coveted \"5 Mics\" (out of five) rating.Producing more material themselves, both Big Boi and Andr\u00e9 explored more eclectic subject matter, delving into sounds inspired by soul, trip hop, and electro music. The album featured production by Organized Noize and collaborations with Raekwon, funk pioneer and musical forebear George Clinton, and Goodie Mob.In 1999, OutKast and LaFace Records were sued by Rosa Parks over the album's most successful radio single, which bore Parks' name as its title. The lawsuit alleged that the song misappropriated Parks' name, and also objected to some of the song's obscene language.The song's lyrics were largely unrelated to Parks, save for a line in the chorus: \"Ah ha, hush that fuss \/ Everybody move to the back of the bus\". The song, which OutKast maintained was intended partly as homage, only refers to Parks as a metaphor: the purpose of the song's chorus is to imply that OutKast is overturning hip hop's old order, that people should make way for a new style and sound. The initial lawsuit was dismissed. Parks' representation hired lawyer Johnnie Cochran to appeal the decision in 2001, but the appeal was denied on First Amendment grounds. In 2003, the Supreme Court allowed Parks' lawyers to proceed with the lawsuit.In 2004, the judge in the case appointed an impartial representative for Parks after her family expressed concerns that her caretakers and her lawyers were pursuing the case based on their own financial interest. Later that same year, the members of OutKast were dropped as co-defendants, and Parks' lawyers continued to seek action against LaFace and parent company BMG. In 2003 Andr\u00e9 told UK journalist Angus Batey that, following a Detroit concert in the midst of the legal battle, relatives of Parks had approached him and implied that the case was less to do with Rosa than with the lawyers. The suit was finally settled on April 14, 2005, with neither OutKast nor their label having to admit any wrongdoing. The group did, however, have to agree to perform some sort of tribute to Parks.Originally titled \"Sandbox\", the pair's fourth album, \"Stankonia\", was released in October 2000 to excellent reviews. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., and would eventually be certified quadruple-platinum. Stankonia's first single was \"B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)\", a high-tempo jungle-influenced record. The second single, \"Ms. Jackson,\" combined a pop hook with lyrics about divorce and relationship breakups, particularly Andr\u00e9's breakup with singer Erykah Badu; the titular \"Ms. Jackson\" character being a doppelg\u00e4nger for Badu's mother. It was at this time that Andr\u00e9 changed his stage name to the current \"Andr\u00e9 3000\".The single became their first pop hit, landing the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the number-two position on the UK Singles Chart. The album's final single was the Organized Noize-produced \"So Fresh, So Clean\", featuring a credited guest appearance from regular guest vocalist and Organized Noize-member Sleepy Brown and garnered a remix featuring Snoop Dogg. All three singles' videos had heavy MTV2 airplay, and Outkast won two 2001 Grammy Awards, one for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for \"Ms. Jackson\", and another for Stankonia as Best Rap Album.During the recording of Stankonia, OutKast and Mr. DJ began producing tracks for the artists on their Aquemini Records imprint through Columbia, including Slimm Cutta Calhoun and Killer Mike, who made his debut on Stankonia's \"Snappin' & Trappin.\"Webzine Pitchforkmedia.com named Stankonia the 4th greatest album released between 2000 and 2004 in its 2005 feature. In 2009, B.O.B. was chosen as the number one song of the decade.In December 2001, OutKast released a greatest hits album, Big Boi and Dre Present\u2026OutKast, which also contained three new tracks. One of these new tracks was the single \"The Whole World,\" which won a 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. Killer Mike also was featured on the song, gaining some exposure among areas outside of his native Atlanta. The other two new songs were called \"Funkin' Around\" and \"Movin' Cool (The After Party)\"The same year OutKast participated in the only Dungeon Family group album, Even in Darkness, along with Goodie Mob, Killer Mike, Sleepy Brown, Witchdoctor, and Backbone among others, and featuring Bubba Sparxxx, Shuga Luv and Mello. In 2002, the group and Killer Mike contributed the lead single \"Land of a Million Drums\" to the Scooby Doo soundtrack.In September 2003, OutKast released a double album, Speakerboxxx\/The Love Below. It is essentially two solo albums, one by each member, packaged as a single release under the OutKast banner; the two members also appear on each others' discs for a few songs apiece. Big Boi's Speakerboxxx is largely a funk and Dirty South blended party record; Andr\u00e9 3000's The Love Below features only brief instances of hip hop, presenting instead elements found in funk, jazz, rock, electronic music, and R&B.The album is also OutKast's biggest commercial success yet, having debuted on the Billboard 200 albums chart at number-one and stayed there for several weeks. The album eventually sold over five million copies, and, as double-album sales count double for Recording Industry Association of America certification, the album was certified diamond for 10 million units shipped in December 2004. Its latest certification, in May 2006, reaches 11 million copies in shipping.The first two singles from the album(s), which were released nearly simultaneously, were Big Boi's \"The Way You Move\" and Andr\u00e9 3000's \"Hey Ya!\" The video for \"Hey Ya!\" is based on The Beatles' landmark appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The video's storyline has \"The Love Below\"\u2014a fictional band with all members, through the use of special effects, played by Andr\u00e9\u2014performing in London. \"Hey Ya!\" was the number one song on the very final weekend of American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. It was also number one a week later on the very first weekend of American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest. The singles spent ten weeks at number one on the Hot 100 singles chart, with \"Hey Ya!\" spending nineteen weeks and \"The Way You Move\" briefly taking over in February 2004. These singles were seen as a breakthrough for the hip-hop industry, being among the first hip-hop songs to be widely played on adult contemporary radio stations.OutKast's next official single was not released until the summer of 2004. \"Roses\", a track featuring both members from The Love Below half of the album, did not meet the level of success as either of its predecessors, but it became a modest-sized hit on urban radio and the American music video networks. The video for \"Roses\" is loosely based on the musical West Side Story and Grease. It featured sparring 1950s-style gangs, one representing Speakerboxxx, and one representing The Love Below, parodying the widespread arguing among critics and fans as to which half of the album was better and that the two members were estranged. The final singles were Andr\u00e9 3000's \"Prototype\", which was paired with a science fiction-themed video about alien visitors, and Speakerboxxx's \"Ghettomusick,\" which featured both members of OutKast and a sample from a song by Patti LaBelle, who also makes an appearance in the video.Speakerboxxx\/The Love Below won the Grammy Award for the 2004 Album of the Year, becoming only the second rap album to ever receive the honor (the first being The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill in 1999). OutKast was one of the headlining acts at the show, and gave two performances: Big Boi performed \"The Way You Move\" during a medley with George Clinton & P-Funk and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, while Andr\u00e9 3000 performed \"Hey Ya!\" as the show closed. In February 2004, Andr\u00e9 3000's performance, which featured female dancers moving wildly around a green teepee in war paint and feathered headdresses, was criticized by the Native American Cultural Center, who called for a boycott of OutKast, Arista Records, NARAS, and of CBS, the broadcaster of the awards show. CBS later apologized.Between OutKast albums, Big Boi and Andr\u00e9 3000 ventured into film projects. Andr\u00e9 co-starred in John Singleton's action film Four Brothers and also had a part in Be Cool, while Big Boi took a featured role in the T.I. movie ATL. Both members also began working on a joint film, Idlewild, directed by OutKast music video director Bryan Barber. Idlewild, a Prohibition-era musical film set to a blues-influenced hip-hop soundtrack, was released on August 25, 2006 by Universal Pictures. The Idlewild soundtrack was released August 22, 2006. Its lead single, \"Mighty 'O'\", features both OutKast members, and was briefly played exclusively on local Atlanta radio stations before being issued as a single in May 2006. They released and shot the video for \"Morris Brown\" instead. A video for \"Idlewild Blue (Don'tchu Worry About Me)\" soon followed.Aquemini Records folded in 2004, and Big Boi founded a new record label, Purple Ribbon Entertainment, to be distributed by Virgin Records. Among its first signees were Sleepy Brown, Bubba Sparxxx, and Killer Mike, Big Boi has released a group album\/compilation, titled Big Boi Presents\u2026 The Purple Ribbon All-Stars - Got Purp? Vol. 2.One album remains on the band's LaFace contract. It was originally planned as a ten-track release called 10 The Hard Way; shortly after Idlewild was released, the duo confirmed the album is still in the works, though both have begun new projects without releasing any new information on the album. Due to both Big Boi and Andr\u00e9's interest in separate projects such as movies, TV (Andr\u00e9's Class of 3000) and solo albums, rumors of a split have turned up frequently in the media. Andr\u00e9 denied those rumors in a phone interview with MTV News, stating that even though they do not feel like performing on stage together, OutKast is \"still tight\". In an August, 2006, interview with UK journalist Craig McLean, after emphasizing that they would not split, the pair looked beyond music and film careers, Big Boi suggesting he may consider running for the job of Mayor of Atlanta in the future.In 2007, Andre 3000 confirmed a new OutKast album would be released, but said that he and Big Boi released solo records first, stating the group album is still possibly two years away. Big Boi's solo album will be released first in June\/July of 2009, with the first single, \"Royal Flush\" (also featuring Andre 3000, essentially making it an OutKast song), planned to have been released on December 31, 2007, but was not released on the announced date. Big Boi announced on his MySpace that the release date for Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty is now sometime in the summer of 2009.On Nov 14, 2008, the Guardian reported that OutKast will release their follow-up to Idlewild in 2009 after Big Boi and Andre 3000 release their solo albums in the same year. As of August 2009, the albums have not yet been released.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/12335_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"500,000 - 1,000,000"}
Taylor McFerrin
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Taylor McFerrin

Taylor McFerrin is a jazz/soul/electronic musician and producer whose first recorded appearance was ...

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{"key":"98377","name":"Taylor McFerrin","bio":"Taylor McFerrin is a jazz\/soul\/electronic musician and producer whose first recorded appearance was as a background singer on \u201cJubilee\u201d, a song included on his father Bobby McFerrin's 1982 debut album.Moving on 3 decades, following on from a series of singles and EPs, Taylor released his amazing debut album \u2018Early Riser\u2019 on Flying Lotus\u2019 Brainfeeder imprint in 2014. The album featured guest appearances from Naipalm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Cesar Mariano, Marcus Gilmore and, returning a favour from 32 years prior, Bobby McFerrin.Taylor continues to tour worldwide supporting the release of his album both as a solo act, and as a duo featuring jazz drummer prodigy Marcus Gilmore. In addition to headline shows around North America, he has performed alongside artists such as Erykah Badu, The Roots, Nas and Talib Kweli.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/98377_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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Majid Jordan

Majid Jordan is a Canadian R&B duo, composed of singer Majid Al Maskati and producer Jordan Ullman....

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{"key":"98486","name":"Majid Jordan","bio":"Majid Jordan is a Canadian R&B duo, composed of singer Majid Al Maskati and producer Jordan Ullman. They are the latest member of the OVO Sound. Working between Ullman's dorm room and his parents' basement, they launched their first joint EP titled Afterhours on SoundCloud under the pseudonym Good People. In 2013, Majid Jordan co-produced and were credited to be featured on Drake's track \"Hold On, We're Going Home\", and then become his most successful single-charting. In February, 2016, the duo released its self-titled debut by OVO Sound, featuring a song with Drake, called \"My Love\".","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/98486_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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