Marta Marrero (born May 18, 1969 in Whittier, California, USA), better known as Martika, is a Cuban-American pop singer. As a child she dabbled in acting making her film debut as one of the dancing orphans in the film version of "Annie". As a teen she would star as 'Gloria' on the syndicated children's variety show 'Kids Incorporated'. After outgrowing her role, Martika would turn her focus towards her first love, music.
Wynter Gordon (born Diana Gordon; August 25, 1985) is an American singer and songwriter. Wynter was born in New York and was brought up in a poverty stricken neighborhood in Queens. As the middle child of seven living in a two bedroom house with an abusive and largely absent father, her childhood was difficult. Wynter discovered her talent for singing and dance at an early age. As a teenager, she was accepted to the famous LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. There, she was nurtured in a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment.
Jessica Hilda Mauboy (born 4 August 1989) is an Australian singer and songwriter who rose to prominence on the fourth season of Australian Idol in 2006, placing second behind winner Damien Leith. Since Idol, she has released two solo albums which were certified gold and platinum respectively. She has multiple singles from her second album "Been Waiting" that have charted extremely well particularly the #1 single "Burn", "Running Back" and "Because". She was one of the support act for Beyonce Knowles on tour "I Am..." along with US Singer and Rapper, Flo Rida.
Jessie Malakouti began her career by joining the DIDC Hip Hop Dance Crew at age 12. She toured nationally with them, winning several awards including the 2003 Urban Jam National Scholarship. This opened the door for Malakouti to dance in music videos for major artists like Nick Cannon, and P!nk, and act in commercials for Verizon Wireless, and Powerade. In 2005 Malakouti formed the band 'Shut Up Stella' and signed a record deal with Epic Records, a division of Sony Music. Shut Up Stella recorded several songs, one of which ("Welcome to My Party") appeared in the 2008 film Baby Mama.
Sky Ferreira (born July 8, 1992), is an American singer-songwriter, model and actress from Los Angeles, California, United States. In July 2009 she signed a record deal with EMI. Ferreira got her start in her hometown of Los Angeles. She sang gospel songs in church throughout her childhood. At age 13, she started taking opera lessons to refine her singing voice. She spent the next few years maintaining a MySpace profile where she uploaded various tracks.
Grace Potter is a member of The Nocturnals (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals) with
Scott Tournet (guitar/slide guitar), Matthew Burr (drums/percussion), and Bryan Dondero (upright/electric bass).
24-year-old Grace Potter's dynamic vocal ability has drawn comparisons to legends Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin. Her unique style behind the Hammond B-3 and piano is also gaining widespread recognition.
Kiesza has packed a lot into her 22 years. She's been a navy codebreaker, a national beauty pageant contestant and a tall ship sailor.But these days, writing and performing music is the Calgary native's main passion. It's been only four years since Kiesza (pronounced Kye-za) wrote her first song on her mother's old guitar. "I knew that my mom had a guitar in storage in the house," she says. "My parents got divorced when I was 18 and I had a lot of emotions going on and I went searching for it. When I found it and started playing it, I wrote a song that first day.
Mari is an Italian singer songwriter who has always been immersed in music . She graduated with a degree in Technical Communications and Music Marketing and she produced and presented the program on the Italian based web radio
Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American actress, singer, and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. Although she was never part of her family's band, she gained success as a country music artist in the 1970s and 1980s. Her best known song is the 1973 country pop ballad Paper Roses. Starting in 1976, Marie Osmond hosted a show with her brother called Donny & Marie.
Amsterdam-born singer Eva Simons hails from a long line of musicians with a pianist-father, trumpeter step-father, and vocalist mother. According to the Take Over Control Songfacts, her grandfather was accordion player Johnny Meijer (1912–92), who became so famous in Holland, that his hometown of Amsterdam even dedicated a statue to him. She has been playing piano and composing since she was a small child and graduated from the Conservatorium von Amsterdam.