Music stars

by Alybran | created - 07 Dec 2013 | updated - 08 Dec 2013 | Public

1. Robbie Williams

Soundtrack | A Knight's Tale

Robbie Williams was born in Stoke On Trent, England on February 13th, 1974. Having played in school productions of "Oliver" and, obviously showing a flair for entertaining, Williams' mother saw an advert for auditions to be in a new boy band which he applied for and, at age 16, was a member of Take...

2. Kylie Minogue

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

Kylie Ann Minogue was born on 28 May, 1968. The eldest of three children, Kylie's acting career began early, but it was her role as "Charlene" in the Australian soap, Neighbours (1985), which established Kylie as an international star. Her singing career began, purely by accident, when a record ...

3. George Michael

Soundtrack | Beverly Hills Cop II

George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in Finchley, north London, in the United Kingdom, to Lesley Angold (Harrison), a dancer, and Kyriacos Panayiotou, a restaurateur. His father was a Greek Cypriot, and his mother was of English background. He first discovered fame as a musician ...

4. Avril Lavigne

Soundtrack | Bruce Almighty

Avril Lavigne was born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, to Judith-Rosanne (Loshaw) and Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne. Her ancestry is French-Canadian, Polish, English, Irish, and Scottish. At sixteen, she moved to Manhattan and began work on her debut album. She dropped out of ...

5. Madonna

Actress | Evita

The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...

6. Enya

Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Eithne, the fourth youngest of nine children, comes from the small village of Dore (Dobhar in Irish) in the Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair) region of County Donegal in the northwest of the Republic of Ireland. She now lives in Killiney, a coastal district on the southern outskirts of Dublin The family is ...

7. Katy Perry

Actress | The Smurfs

Katy Perry was born as Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in Santa Barbara, California, the middle child of pastor parents, Mary Christine (Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson. She has an older sister and younger brother, and has English, Portuguese, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Her mother's ...

8. Mandy Moore

Actress | A Walk to Remember

Amanda Leigh Moore was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, on April 10, 1984, to Stacy (Friedman), a former news reporter, and Don Moore, an airline pilot. During her childhood, her family moved to Orlando, Florida, where she was raised. She has Russian Jewish (from her maternal grandfather), English, ...

9. Lady Gaga

Soundtrack | A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer.

Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett), a philanthropist and business executive, and Joseph Anthony ...

10. Mariah Carey

Actress | Precious

Mariah was born on March 27, 1970 in Huntington, Long Island, New York to Patricia Carey (born: Patricia Hickey), an opera singer and vocal coach & Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer. Her mother is of Irish descent, and her father was of African & Venezuelan descent. Mariah attended ...

11. Beyoncé

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her mom, Tina Lawson designs their glittering costumes & her dad, Mathew Knowles manages Destiny's Child. Solange, her sister (they're 4 years apart) has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé's of ...

12. Rihanna

Actress | Battleship

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived ...

13. Nicki Minaj

Actress | The Other Woman

Onika Tanya Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York. She grew up in a troubled family with a father that was a drug addict who later changed after he checked into rehab and started going to church. ...

14. Donna Summer

Soundtrack | Thank God It's Friday

Donna Summer rocketed to international super-stardom in the mid-1970s when her groundbreaking merger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock, disco and avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance music out of the clubs of Europe to the pinnacles of sales and radio charts around the world. ...

15. Diana Ross

Actress | Lady Sings the Blues

Best known as the the lead singer of the popular 1960s singing group The Supremes, Diana Ernestine Earle Ross was born on March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan, the second of six children of African-American parents Ernestine Lillian (Moten), a schoolteacher, and Fred Earl Ross, who served in the ...

17. Duran Duran

Soundtrack | A View to a Kill

Duran Duran is an English new wave and synth pop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band grew from alternative sensations in 1982 to mainstream pop stars by 1984. The band achieved 14 singles in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100, and have sold over 100 million ...

18. Phil Collins

Soundtrack | Tarzan

Phil Collins was born in Chiswick, London, England, to Winifred (Strange), a theatrical agent, Greville Philip Austin Collins, an insurance agent. He spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. He played the "Artful Dodger" in the West End production of "Oliver!" ...

19. Britney Spears

Soundtrack | Crossroads

Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb (Mississippi) and raised in rural Louisiana (Kentwood) to Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8, ...

20. Michael Jackson

Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson (no relation to Joe Jackson, also a musician), had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Michael's ...

21. The Beatles

Soundtrack | The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles were an English rock band that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. They contributed to music, film, literature, art, and fashion, made a continuous impact on popular culture and the lifestyle of several generations. Their songs and images carrying powerful ideas...

22. John Lennon

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...

23. Paul McCartney

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," ...

24. George Harrison

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

A master musician, a film producer and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Beatles, George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was also the youngest of four children, born to Harold Harrison and Louise Harrison.

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25. Ringo Starr

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Ringo Starr is a British musician, actor, director, writer, and artist best known as the drummer of The Beatles who also coined the title 'A Hard day's Night' for The Beatles' first movie.

He was born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, in a small two-storey house in the working class area of Liverpool...

26. ABBA

Soundtrack | The Martian

ABBA is a Swedish pop group, formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group's name derives from the first letter in each of the first names of its members. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of ...

27. Daft Punk

Composer | Tron

The electro group got their name after a critic called their songs "daft punky trash".

28. David Guetta

Soundtrack | Furious Seven

David Guetta was born on November 7, 1967 in Paris, France as Pierre David Guetta. He was previously married to Cathy Guetta.

29. Sting

Soundtrack | The Emperor's New Groove

Sting was born Gordon Matthew Sumner on 2 October, 1951 in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, the eldest of four children of Audrey (Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, an engineer and milkman. He received his name from a striped sweater he wore which looked like a bee...

30. Moby

Soundtrack | Southland Tales

Moby was born on September 11, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Melville Hall.

31. Shakira

Soundtrack | Zootopia

Grammy-winning pop singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977. She is of Lebanese, Spanish and Italian descent. Shakira began her musical career at the age of 12 and quickly captured fans around the world. She won the 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy for her "MTV Unplugged" ...

32. Jennifer Lopez

Actress | Gigli

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in the The Bronx, New York City. Her parents, Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez, were born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the second largest Puerto Rican city. The two were brought to the continental United States during their childhoods and, eventually, met ...

33. Pet Shop Boys

Soundtrack | The Crying Game

The Pet Shop Boys are an English synth pop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (lead vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, vocals). The Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and are listed as the most successful duo in UK...

34. Paramore

Soundtrack | Twilight

Hayley Williams and Josh Farro were in a previous relationship for 3 years.

35. Collective Soul

Soundtrack | The Skulls

Collective Soul - taken from a line in Ayn Rand's book - The Fountainhead, were formed in the small town of Stockbridge in the early 90s by principal songwriter Ed Roland (lead vocals/keyboards/guitars), guitarists Dean Roland and Joel Kosche, and rhythm section Will Turpin (bass/percussion) and ...

36. Richard Marx

Sound_department | Pulp Fiction

37. t.A.T.u.

Soundtrack | About Time

t.A.T.u. was a Russian music duo that consisted of Lena Katina and Yuliya Volkova. The duo was managed by Russian television producer Ivan Shapovalov while in the group Neposedy. The duo was signed to their own production company, T.A. Music, following the split with Universal Music Russia, and ...

38. Iron Maiden

Soundtrack | Murder by Numbers

Studio Albums: Iron Maiden (1980) Killers (1981) The Number of the Beast (1982) Piece of Mind (1983) Powerslave (1984) Somewhere in Time (1986) Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) No Prayer for the Dying (1990) Fear of the Dark (1992) The X Factor (1995) Virtual XI (1998) Brave New World (2000) ...

39. Puddle of Mudd

Soundtrack | My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Puddle of Mudd is an American rock band formed in 1991. To date, the band has sold over seven million albums and has had a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles in the United States.

40. Massive Attack

Soundtrack | Mad Max: Fury Road

Massive Attack are an English trip hop group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. The group started as a trio. Andrew Vowles was a founding member, next to Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall, but decided to leave in 1999 because of the ...

41. Tears for Fears

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

Tears for Fears are an English pop rock band formed in Bath in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Their debut album, The Hurting, released in 1983, reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, while their second album, Songs from the Big Chair, released in 1985, reached number one on the US ...

42. Simply Red

Soundtrack | Frantic

Simply Red is a British soul and pop band that were formed in 1983 in Manchester. The the singer and songwriter Mick Hucknall, was by the time the band was disbanded in 2010, the only original member left. Since the release of their debut studio album Picture Book (1985), they have had ten songs ...

43. Soul Asylum

Soundtrack | Twister

Soul Asylum is an American alternative rock band formed in 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band began using their official name in 1983. In 1992, they released the triple-platinum album Grave Dancers Union, featuring their Grammy Award-winning single "Runaway Train". They also scored a platinum...

45. Soundgarden

Soundtrack | The Avengers

Soundgarden are an internationally successful American alternative rock band, who first appeared from amidst the damp and misty city of Seattle, Washington. Along with Alice in Chains, Mudhoney, Nirvana and the Screaming Trees, they formed what was referred to as the 'Grunge' movement of the early ...

46. The Bangles

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

The Bangles are a hugely popular and successful all-female rock group from Los Angeles, California. The band first formed in 1981. The original line-up was: Susanna Hoffs (vocals/guitar), Victoria Peterson (vocals/guitar), Vicki's sister Debbi Peterson (drums/vocals) and Annette Zilinskas (bass/...

47. Bananarama

Soundtrack | Youth in Revolt

In 1981, Banarama was formed as an all-girl trio consisting of Siobhan Fahey, Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward.

48. Baltimora

Soundtrack | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Baltimora was born on May 23, 1957 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland as Jimmy McShane. He died on March 29, 1995.

49. Peter Cetera

Soundtrack | The Karate Kid Part II

Noted vocalist and bassist Peter Paul Cetera was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 13, 1944. His initial foray into music was the accordion, but he soon made his way to electric bass (and, occasionally, guitar). Cetera's family was Polish in origin, and Peter grew up Catholic.

As a youngster, ...

50. Stone Temple Pilots

Soundtrack | Battleship

Stone Temple Pilots is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California that were formed in 1989 under the name Mighty Joe Young. They have released seven studio albums and has become one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1990s, selling more than 18 million albums in the ...

51. S.W.V.

Soundtrack | Free Willy

SWV's single "Weak" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

52. TLC

Actress | TLC: Waterfalls

TLC is known for her work on TLC: Waterfalls (1995), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and The Other Guys (2010).

53. The Pretenders

Soundtrack | In Bruges

The Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in Hereford, England, in March 1978. The original band consisted of initiator and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing ...

56. Radiohead

Soundtrack | Vanilla Sky

Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. After signing to EMI in 1991, Radiohead released their debut single "Creep" in 1992. It became a worldwide hit after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Their popularity and critical standing rose in ...

58. 4 Non Blondes

Soundtrack | Airheads

Members have included Christa Hillhouse, Linda Perry, Wanda Day, Shaunna Hall, Dawn Richardson, Roger Rocha.

59. Bush

Soundtrack | Fear

Bush is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1992. In 1994, Bush found immediate success with the release of their debut album, Sixteen Stone, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA. They went on to become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, ...

60. Des'ree

Soundtrack | Romeo + Juliet

Des'ree was born on November 30, 1968 in London, England as Desiree Weeks.

61. Faith No More

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Faith No More is one of the more unorthodox bands on the big metal scene with their mix of traditional heavy metal and a myriad of other music genres. They formed in San Francisco, California in late 1981 and settled under their current name in the autumn of 1983. The band has had several lineup ...

62. Guns N' Roses

Soundtrack | Body of Lies

Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The lineup, when first signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Guns N' Roses has ...

63. Crash Test Dummies

Soundtrack | Dumb and Dumber

Crash Test Dummies are a Canadian folk rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The band is composed of members Brad Roberts (lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar), Ellen Reid vocals, piano, keyboards, accordion, Dan Roberts (bass guitar), Benjamin Darvill (harmonica, mandolin, acoustic and electric...

64. Sonique

Actress | South of Hope Street

Sonique was born on June 21, 1965 in Crouch End, London, England as Sonia Clarke.

65. Wilson Phillips

Soundtrack | Bridesmaids

Wilson Phillips is an American vocal group, consisting of Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson, and Chynna Phillips.

68. Foreigner

Soundtrack | The Hitman's Bodyguard

Foreigner is an English-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones ex-Spooky Tooth and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm. Jones came up with the band's name as he, McDonald and ...

69. Shannon

Soundtrack | Adventureland

Born Brenda Shannon Greene in 1958 in Washington, DC, Shannon grew up in Brooklyn and attended New York University, majoring in accounting and minoring in music. At 20, she joined the New York Jazz Ensemble as a singer. While a member she met drummer Lenny White and sang with Brownstone which led ...

71. Chic

Soundtrack | Super 8

Tony Thompson (b. Nov. 15, 1954) died from renal cancer on Nov. 12, 2003, at age 48.

73. The Bee Gees

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The opening lines of their 1967 single "Massachusetts" are "Feel I'm going back to Massachusetts, something's telling me I must go home". At the time they wrote the song, none of the Bee Gees had ever been to Massachusetts. They said that they just liked the sound of the word.

74. France Joli

Soundtrack | All Good Things

France Joli was born in 1963 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

75. The 5th Dimension

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

The group was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA.

76. Patrick Hernandez

Soundtrack | State of Play

Patrick Hernandez was born on April 6, 1949 in Le Blanc-Mesnil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France.

80. Darude

Soundtrack | Filth

Darude was born on July 17, 1975 in Eura, Finland as Ville Virtanen.

83. Snoop Dogg

Actor | Training Day

Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known ...

84. Luis Miguel

Soundtrack | Spanglish

Luis Miguel's exceptional artistic career began in 1982, when at the age of 12 he debuted with his first recording, "Uno + Uno Dos Enamorados (1 + 1 = 2 Lovers)". It became an immediate hit and catapulted him onto the Latin music charts, making him a household name in Spanish speaking countries all...



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