musician

Adam Schlesinger

Adam Lyons Schlesinger (born October 31, 1967) is a songwriter, record producer, and performer. He is a winner of Emmy and Grammy awards and has been nominated for Oscar, Tony and Golden Globe Awards. He is also a recipient of the ASCAP Pop Music award.

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Adam Young

Adam Young is an American musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and the founder of the electronic project Owl City. He has also fronted several other musical projects, including Sky Sailing, Port Blue, and Swimming with Dolphins.

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Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, better known simply as Adele, is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist. Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006.

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Adrian Belew

Adrian Belew is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is perhaps best known for his work as a member of the progressive rock group King Crimson and for his unusual impressionistic approach to guitar playing.

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Adrian Grenier

Adrian Grenier is an American actor, musician and director. He is best known for his lead role on the HBO original series, Entourage, as Vincent Chase.

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Adrian Smith

Adrian Frederick H Smith is an English musician, best known as one of the three guitarists in the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden, for whom he regularly writes and, along with bassist Steve Harris, performs backing vocals on some songs.

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Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop throughout the 1980s. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the Grandfather and the Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture as well as the Father of The Electro Funk Sound.

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Agnetha Faltskog

Agnetha Åse Fältskog is a Swedish recording artist. She achieved success in Sweden after the release of her début album Agnetha Fältskog in 1968, and reached international stardom as a member of the pop group ABBA, which has sold over 370 million records worldwide, making it one of the best selling music artists in history and the second or third best selling band in history.

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Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal is an innovative and influential American jazz pianist, composer, and educator. According to American music critic Stanley Crouch, Jamal is second in importance in the development of jazz after 1945 only to Charlie Parker. For five decades, he has been one of the most successful small-group leaders in jazz.

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Ahmed Best

Ahmed Best is an American voice actor and musician. He has won the Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production. He rose to prominence in the 2000s for providing the voice of Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars franchise. He later turned to television, where he played Jar Jar Binks in the highly successful Robot Chicken Star Wars special.

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Ahmet Zappa

Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa is an American writer, producer, and publisher.

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Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and bassist.

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AJ Michalka

Amanda Joy Michalka ( mee-SHAH-kah; born April 10, 1991) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician. She was a model before becoming an actress, and is best known as one-half of the duo Aly and AJ (formerly 78Violet) with her sister Aly Michalka. AJ recorded the theme song and accompanying music video for the film Secretariat, titled "It's Who You Are". She also issued a single and video called "All I've Ever Needed" from her 2013 film Grace Unplugged. She has also had a successful acting career, and after two seasons in a recurring role as Lainey Lewis on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, she had been promoted to a regular role on the series for the third season. However, Michalka was demoted to recurring status for the fifth season as her character went to college and thus was in fewer story-lines. She stars with her Goldbergs colleagues Tim Meadows and Bryan Callen in a spin-off Schooled airing since January 2019. Michalka also has a lead role in the critically acclaimed Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, in which she voices Catra, the former best friend and current rival to She-Ra.

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Al B. Sure!

Albert Joseph Brown III is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He grew up in Leonia, New Jersey, and Mount Vernon, New York. During the late 1980s under the stage name Al B. Sure!, he enjoyed a brief run as one of new jack swing's most popular romantic singers and producers.

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Al Dubin

Alexander Al Dubin was an American lyricist. He became known through his collaborations with the composer Harry Warren.

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Al Green

Albert Greene, better known as Al Green or Reverend Al Green, is an American gospel and soul music singer. He reached the peak of his popularity in the 1970s, with hit singles such as You Oughta Be With Me, I'm Still In Love With You, Love and Happiness, and Let's Stay Together. In 2005, Rolling Stone named him No. 66 in their list of the '100 Greatest Artists of All Time'.

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Al Hirt

Al Hirt was an American trumpeter and bandleader. He is best remembered for his million selling recordings of Java and the accompanying album Honey in the Horn, and for the theme song to The Green Hornet. His nicknames included 'Jumbo' and 'The Round Mound of Sound'. Al was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in November 2009.

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Al Jardine

Alan Charles Al Jardine is a founding member of the American music group The Beach Boys, a guitarist, composer and occasional lead vocalist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the group in 1988.

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Al Jarreau

Alwin Al Lopez Jarreau is a seven-time Grammy Award winning American jazz singer.

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Al Jolson

Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian, and actor. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". His performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularized many songs that benefited from his "shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach." In the 1920s, Jolson was America's most famous and highest-paid entertainer.Although best remembered today as the star of the first talking picture, The Jazz Singer (1927), he starred in a series of successful musical films during the 1930s. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was the first star to entertain troops overseas during World War II. After a period of inactivity, his stardom returned with The Jolson Story (1946), for which Larry Parks played Jolson, with the singer dubbing for Parks. The formula was repeated in a sequel, Jolson Sings Again (1949). In 1950, he again became the first star to entertain GIs on active service in the Korean War, performing 42 shows in 16 days. He died weeks after returning to the U.S., partly owing to the physical exertion of performing. Defense Secretary George Marshall posthumously awarded him the Medal of Merit.According to music historian Larry Stempel, "No one had heard anything quite like it before on Broadway." Author Stephen Banfield wrote that Jolson's style was "arguably the single most important factor in defining the modern musical".Jolson has been called "the king of blackface" performers, a theatrical convention since the mid-19th century. With his dynamic style of singing jazz and blues, he became widely successful by extracting African-American music and popularizing it for white American audiences who were otherwise not receptive to the originators. Despite his promotion and perpetuation of black stereotypes, his work was sometimes well-regarded by black publications and he has sometimes been credited for fighting against black discrimination on Broadway as early as 1911. In an essay written in the 21st century, Ted Gioia of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia remarked, "If blackface has its shameful poster boy, it is Al Jolson", showcasing Jolson's complex legacy in American society.

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