Ivi Adamou (Greek: ?βη Αδ?μου, born on November 24, 1993 in Paralimni, Famagusta and grew up in Ayia Napa, Famagusta, Cyprus) is a Greek Cypriot singer. She represents Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with La La Love. The song was chosen on January 25, 2012 in a show where she also performed 2 other songs - You Don't Belong Here and Call the Police. Ivi is the second child of Adamos and Marianna Adamou. Her mother is Bulgarian. She has two sisters named Despina and Kleopatra. Ivi graduated from Paralimni Lyceum.
Carly Rae Jepsen (born November 21, 1985) is a Juno-nominated singer/songwriter from Mission, British Columbia, Canada In the summer of 2007 she placed third in the fifth season of Canadian Idol. Her debut album Tug of War was released in Canada on September 30, 2008. An EP titled Curiosity was released on February 14, 2012. The lead single, Call Me Maybe, reached #1 in her native Canada and was certified double platinum.
Natasha Bedingfield (born November 26, 1981) is a British pop singer, and sister of pop singer, Daniel Bedingfield. She also has a younger sister, Nikola Rachelle. Her debut single, "Single", was released in 2004, followed by the worldwide hit "These Words", which charted at #1 in the United Kingdom. She also released "Unwritten" and "I Bruise Easily" from the album, both of which were top 20 hits. Her debut album Unwritten went triple platinum in the UK, and has since found huge success in the USA.
Aqua is a danish-norwegian dance-pop group, best known for their 1997 breakthrough single Barbie Girl. Initially forming as Joyspeed in 1989, the band was renamed Aqua in 1994 and achieved huge success across the globe in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The group managed to top the UK Singles Chart with their first three singles. The group released two albums: Aquarium in 1997 and Aquarius in 2000, before splitting up in July 2001. The group sold an estimated 33 million albums and singles, making them the most successful Danish band ever and the second most successful Norwegian band.
Atomic Kitten were an English girl group, first established in 1997 in Liverpool. The original line-up featured, Liz McClarnon, Kerry Katona and Heidi Range (now in the Sugababes), but Range decided to quit and was replaced by Natasha Hamilton. Jenny Frost (formerly of Precious) replaced Katona in 2001. Hamilton, McClarnon & Frost were the final and most successful line-up of the group. Atomic Kitten had three UK number one singles; Whole Again, the fourth best selling single by a girl group of all time; Eternal Flame and The Tide Is High (Get the Feeling).
Take 5 was composed of brothers Jeff (Clay) Goodell and Ryan Goodell, Tim (TJ) Christofore, Stevie Sculthorpe and Tilky Jones.
All Saints are a English/Canadian pop music girl group that enjoyed considerable critical and commercial success. The group comprises founding members Melanie Blatt and Shaznay Lewis, and sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton. Their debut album, All Saints, was released in 1997 with the first single "I Know Where It's At" reaching #4 on the UK charts. The next single, "Never Ever", launched All Saints as stars, selling over two million copies in the United Kingdom also. They later went on to release their second full length studio album, Saints & Sinners in 2000.
Five Star - a 5 piece British Pop Group, famous for their own made costumes and energetic dance routines, had huge success in the 1980s. Five Star are siblings Deniece (later to be called 'Denise') Pearson (lead vocals/song writer), Stedman Pearson (costume designer), Lorraine Pearson (spokesperson & song writer), Doris Pearson (choregrapher) and Delroy Pearson (song writer & producer). Born in Romford Essex to record owner Buster Pearson.
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Kenny was the name used by Irish singer Tony Kenny who had two Top 40 hits in the UK in 1973 (Heart Of Stone and Give It To Me Now). 2) Kenny were a UK vocal/instrumental group who hit the UK charts during 1974/5. Their biggest hit, The Bump, featured vocals by Barry Palmer; other hits included Fancy Pants and Julie Anne. 3) Kenny is a german Rap-Crew from Hamburg/Germany which consist of Falk Hogan, Pat Cash and DJ Strip-Teaz. 4) Kenny is a Gaithersburg punk who makes solo music and also plays in the band TIIIMMMBBBEERRRRR
Gareth Paul Gates (born July 12, 1984, Bradford, United Kingdom) is a British pop singer who shot to fame in 2002 when he came second in the television talent show Pop Idol. A year earlier, he also appeared in the televised talent show Steps to the Stars presented by Claire Richards and Ian Watkins (known as H) from the pop group Steps. Despite not winning the competition, he was soon signed up with Simon Cowell's record label BMG, alongside the Pop Idol winner, Will Young. (Cowell had been one of the Pop Idol judges, and had been notorious for his harsh criticisms of many of the contestants.