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As she did not have success with her first single in 1986, she would not have expected that she would become famous around the world. Who we are talking about? We are talking about Patricia Kaas who has been born in Lorraine, near to the border between France and Germany, in 1966. She had been on stage regularly in a club of Saarbrücken (Germany) since she had been in her early teens. François Bernheim, a friend of Gérard Depardieu, had seen her there and had suggested to him to pay for her first song release.
The second single ,,Mademoiselle chante le Blues” turned her into a star as the song ranked second in France. She got the silver and platinum award for the album of the same name. The song ,,Je te dis vous” made her internationally renowned. She is a multi-faceted artist: There are English, French and also German songs by Patricia Kaas. By the way, she did not only release her own songs, but she also covered Edith Piaf chansons.
In 2009, Kaas took part in the Eurovision Song Contest. France, represented by her, ranked eigth. In 2016, she released an eponym album.
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Taylor Swift is a US singer and she was born in Pennsylvania in 1989. When she was ten years old, she participated in karaoke contests and wrote her own songs. In 2006, she debuted with her album ,,Taylor Swift” and reached number five on the charts. In the same year, she released her first single “Tim McGraw” and reached number six on the US country charts. Two years later, she ranked first on the Billboard charts for her album “Fearless”. Her third album from 2010 equally ranked first on the US Billboard 200 charts. She received awards for it in the USA, in Australia and in Canada. “1989” from 2014 was a great success, too. In 2017, more than one million music lovers bought “Reputation” merely within four days.
Taylor Swift is said to be the female musician with one of the highest incomes: She has earned 80 million dollars this year. She is ranking second on the Forbes list after Katy Perry with an income of 83 million dollars.
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How is it possible to compose music without ever having attended to music lessons? Benny Andersson, a former member of the well-known ABBA band, can do this, because he did not need any help to learn playing the piano. After a first success as a keyboarder of a rock band, he worked as a producer for Anni-Frid Lyngstad, his future wife and another ABBA member.
1966, he encountered Björn Ulvaeus. Later, they composed songs for their famous band.
They released their first single in English in 1972. One year later, ABBA participated in the Eurovision Song Contest and reached number three. They won the contest finally in 1974 with their “Waterloo” single. ABBA reached the first ranks in the charts of many countries. Their following songs like “Mamma Mia“, “Dancing Queen“, “The Winner Takes It All“, “Fernando“, “Chiqitita“ also became tremendously popular.
The band does not exist since 1982. After the ABBA era, Andersson and Ulvaeus have composed music for musicals like “Chess” and “Mamma Mia!”. There is a movie version of the latter from 2008, conducted by Andersson. The sequel of the “Mamma Mia!” film was released this year.
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Colourfulness, a fast music and a lot of dance is Psy’s music video concept. His real name is Park Jae-Sang and he was born in Seoul in 1977. He studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and returned to his native country without having graduated.
In 2012, he became very famous because of his song “Gangnam Style” which was the most popular video on Youtube at that time. Since then, more than 3 billion people have watched it. Additionally, Psy surpassed Justin Bieber: 1.5 million users have liked Psy’s video. But Justin Bieber’s video “Baby” only has been liked 1.3 million times.
“Gangnam Style” rendered Psy the most known Korean pop (K-pop) artist. A characteristic feature of K-pop is the very simple lyrics that you can hardly forget. The songs also contain English parts which could have been the explanation for Psy’s huge success.
In 2013, Psy gained international success again with his single “Gentleman”. Within one day, 38 million users watched this music video on Youtube.
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