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Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941) is an American R&B and soul singer and musician.
ABBA are a Swedish pop group, formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar).
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter.
Adult album alternative (also triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format.
The Adult Contemporary chart is published weekly by Billboard magazine and lists the most popular songs on adult contemporary radio stations in the United States.
Adult contemporary music (AC) is a North American term used to describe a form of radio-played popular music, ranging from 1960s vocal and 1970s soft rock music to predominantly ballad-heavy music of the present day, with varying degrees of easy listening, pop, soul, rhythm and blues, quiet storm, and rock influence.
Adult standards is a North American radio format heard primarily on AM or class A FM stations.
The Adult Top 40 (also known as Adult Pop Songs) chart is published weekly by ''Billboard'' magazine and ranks "the most popular adult top 40 as based on radio airplay detections measured by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems." It is a format in which the genre is geared more towards an adult audience who are not into hard rock, hip hop, or adult contemporary fare.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Air Supply are an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock.
Alwin Lopez "Al" Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) was an American singer and musician.
Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actress.
"All My Life" is a hit song written by Karla Bonoff and performed as duet by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville on Ronstadt's triple platinum-certified 1989 album Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind; this was the second global hit from Ronstadt and Neville.
All-4-One is an American male R&B and pop group best known for their hit single "I Swear" (a cover of the song originally recorded by country music artist John Michael Montgomery a year prior) from their self-titled 1994 debut album.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.
Marie-Claire "Amber" Cremers (born September 17, 1969) is a Dutch-born German singer, songwriter, label owner, and executive producer.
America is a British-American rock band formed in England in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley.
American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an internationally syndicated, independent song countdown radio program created by Casey Kasem, Don Bustany, Tom Rounds and Ron Jacobs.
Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, author and media personality.
Howard Andrew Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American singer.
Anita Denise Baker (born January 26, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter.
Morna Anne Murray (born June 20, 1945), known professionally as Anne Murray, is a Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 55 million copies worldwide.
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter.
Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.
Kenneth Brian Edmonds (born April 10, 1959), known professionally as Babyface, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Background music refers to the various styles of music or soundscapes primarily intended to be passively listened to.
The Backstreet Boys (often abbreviated as BSB) are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993.
Backtrax USA is a two-hour radio program hosted by former WHTZ (Z100) DJ Kid Kelly that premiered in 1992.
Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years.
Barry Mayo is a former United States radio executive.
Barbara Trzetrzelewska, known simply as Basia, (born 30 September 1954) is a Polish singer-songwriter and record producer.
The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM, B/EZ or BM/EZ for "beautiful music/easy listening") is a mostly instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the late 1950s through the 1980s.
The Bee Gees --> were a pop music group formed in 1958.
Elbert Joseph Higgins (born December 8, 1944) is an American singer-songwriter.
Bettendorf is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States.
A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.
Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a Trinidadian-English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s.
Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)Giddins 2001, pp.
Black Box is an Italian house music group popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Bloomberg Businessweek is an American weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg L.P. Businessweek was founded in 1929.
Stanley Robert Vinton, Jr. (born April 16, 1935), known professionally as Bobby Vinton, is an American singer and songwriter.
"Boll Weevil" is a traditional blues song, also known by similar titles such as "Boweavil" or "Boll Weevil Blues".
Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey.
Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins; 8 June 1951) is a Welsh singer, known for her distinctive husky voice.
A boy band (or boyband) is loosely defined as a vocal group consisting of young male singers, usually in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation, singing love songs marketed towards young women.
Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies.
Bread was an American soft rock band from Los Angeles, California.
"Breathe Again" is a song by American R&B singer Toni Braxton from her self-titled debut album (1993).
Brook Benton, born Benjamin Franklin Peay, (September 19, 1931 – April 9, 1988) was an American singer and songwriter who was popular with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and pop music audiences during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he scored hits such as "It's Just a Matter of Time" and "Endlessly", many of which he co-wrote.
Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and dancer.
C+C Music Factory is an American musical group formed in 1989 by David Cole and Robert Clivillés.
Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children's author.
Carole King (born Carol Joan Klein, February 9, 1942) is an American composer and singer-songwriter.
Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American singer and songwriter.
Cascada (Spanish for Waterfall) are a German dance music act founded in 2004 by singer Natalie Horler, DJ Manian and DJ Yanou.
Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an American disc jockey, music historian, radio personality, voice actor, and actor, known for being the host of several music radio countdown programs, most notably American Top 40, from 1970 until his retirement in 2009, and for providing the voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers in the Scooby-Doo franchise from 1969 to 1997, and again from 2002 until 2009.
Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
The Caucasian race (also Caucasoid or Europid) is a grouping of human beings historically regarded as a biological taxon, which, depending on which of the historical race classifications used, have usually included some or all of the ancient and modern populations of Europe, the Caucasus, Asia Minor, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, Western Asia, Central Asia and South Asia.
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (born May 30, 1975), known professionally as CeeLo Green (or Cee Lo Green), is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor.
Céline Marie Claudette Dion, (born 30 March 1968) is a Canadian singer.
Cher (born May 20, 1946 as Cherilyn Sarkisian, Շերիլին Սարգիսեան) is an American singer and actress.
Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968 before shortening the name in 1970.
Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
Christmas music comprises a variety of genres of music normally performed or heard around the Christmas season.
Christopher Cross (born Christopher Charles Geppert; May 3, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas.
Charles Frank Mangione (born November 29, 1940) is an American flugelhorn player, trumpeter and composer.
Classic hits is a radio format which generally includes rock and pop music from the early/mid 1960s through the mid/late 1980s (sometimes early/mid 1990s).
Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom, November 30, 1978) is an American singer, television personality, actor, politician, and activist.
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead singer and pianist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL).
Connie Francis (born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, December 12, 1937) is an American pop singer and top-charting female vocalist of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Contemporary Christian music (or CCM—and occasionally "inspirational music") is a genre of modern popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith.
Contemporary hit radio (also known as CHR, contemporary hits, hit list, current hits, hit music, top 40, or pop radio) is a radio format that is common in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, and the Philippines, that focuses on playing current and recurrent popular music as determined by the top 40 music charts.
Counting Crows is an American rock band from Berkeley, California, formed in 1991.
Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.
Craig Ashley David (born 5 May 1981) is an English singer, songwriter and rapper and record producer who rose to fame in 1999, featuring on the single "Re-Rewind" by Artful Dodger.
Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind is a studio album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt, released in October 1989 by Elektra Records.
Cumulus Media Networks was an American radio network owned and operated by Cumulus Media.
Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) was an American musician, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Daniel Grafton "Dan" Hill IV (born 3 June 1954) is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter.
Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.
Dance-pop is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s.
David Stephen Koz (born March 27, 1963) is an American smooth jazz saxophonist.
Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, actor, comedian and film producer.
Delilah Rene (born February 14, 1960, North Bend, Oregon) is an American radio personality, author, and songwriter, best known as the host of a nationally syndicated nightly U.S. radio song request and dedication program, with an estimated 8 million listeners.
Demography (from prefix demo- from Ancient Greek δῆμος dēmos meaning "the people", and -graphy from γράφω graphō, implies "writing, description or measurement") is the statistical study of populations, especially human beings.
Desirée Annette Weeks (born 30 November 1968), stage name Des'ree, is a British R&B recording artist who rose to popularity during the 1990s.
DHT (sometimes stylized as D.H.T., acronym for Dance House Trance) is a Belgian duo consisting of singer Edmée Daenen (born 25 March 1985 in Kortrijk) and Flor Theeuwes (born 28 July 1976 in Turnhout).
Diana Ernestine Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.
Marie Dionne Warwick (born December 12, 1940) is an American singer, actress and television show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
Samuel Bouriah (born 19 October 1969), better known by his stage name DJ Sammy, is a Spanish DJ and record producer.
"Don't Know Much" is a song written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Tom Snow.
LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.
Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922) is an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist.
A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971.
Easy listening (sometimes known as mood music) is a popular music genre and radio format that was most popular during the 1950s to 1970s.
Edward Christopher Sheeran, (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.
Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
En Vogue is an American R&B/Pop vocal group whose original lineup consisted of singers Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, and Maxine Jones.
Engelbert Humperdinck (born Arnold George Dorsey; 2 May 1936) is an English pop singer.
England Dan & John Ford Coley were an American soft rock duo composed of Danny Wayland "'''England Dan'''" Seals and John Edward "'''John Ford'''" Coley, active throughout the 1970s.
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born 8 May 1975) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.
ESPN Radio is an American sports radio network.
“Everytime We Touch” is a cover song performed by the German Eurodance recording trio Cascada, taken from their 2006 debut album of the same name.
EZ Rock is a brand of adult contemporary music radio stations heard primarily in Canada.
Audrey Faith McGraw (née Perry; born September 21, 1967), known professionally as Faith Hill, is an American singer and record producer.
Leslie Feist (born 13 February 1976), known professionally as Feist, is a Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter and guitarist, performing both as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene.
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967.
Fluoxetine, also known by trade names Prozac and Sarafem, among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class.
Frank Ocean (born Christopher Edwin Breaux; October 28, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and photographer.
Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
Frederick Anthony "Freddie" Jackson (born October 2, 1956) is an American Grammy-nominated singer.
The French horn (since the 1930s known simply as the "horn" in some professional music circles) is a brass instrument made of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell.
"Fuck You" (stylized as "Fuck You!" or "F**k You!"), also titled "Forget You" or "FU" for the clean versions, is a song by American recording artist CeeLo Green.
"Fuckin' Perfect" (stylized "Perfect" on the clean version, and as F**kin' Perfect on the main cover) is a song by American singer Pink from her first greatest hits album Greatest Hits... So Far!!! (2010).
Gem 106 is an English regional radio station broadcasting to the East Midlands, owned and operated by Bauer Radio. The station is transmitted from the Copt Oak transmitter close to the M1 north of Leicester in the National Forest.
A generation is "all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively." It can also be described as, "the average period, generally considered to be about thirty years, during which children are born and grow up, become adults, and begin to have children of their own." In kinship terminology, it is a structural term designating the parent-child relationship.
Generation Z or Gen Z (also known as iGeneration or iGen and Post-Millennials) is the demographic cohort after the Millennials (Generation Y).
Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time.
George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was widely known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas", and albums such as Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990).
Gin Blossoms is an American rock band formed in 1987 in Tempe, Arizona.
Gloria Estefan (née Fajardo; born September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Gloria Gaynor (born September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive" (Hot 100 number 1, 1979), "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Hot 100 number 9, 1974), "Let Me Know (I Have a Right)" (Hot 100 number 42, 1980) and "I Am What I Am" (R&B number 82, 1983).
Gospel music is a genre of Christian music.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements.
In music, harmony considers the process by which the composition of individual sounds, or superpositions of sounds, is analysed by hearing.
Heart is a radio network of 22 adult contemporary local stations operated by Global in the United Kingdom, broadcasting a mix of local and networked programming.
"Heaven" is a song by the Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams recorded in 1983, written by Adams and Jim Vallance.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.
"Hello" is a song by Lionel Richie.
Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
I Ain't Movin is the second studio album by British soul singer-songwriter Des'ree.
"I'll Make Love to You" is a 1994 number-one hit single by R&B group Boyz II Men for the Motown label.
Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, consisting of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, lead guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.
Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.
Ingrid Ellen Michaelson is an American singer-songwriter and actor.
Internet radio (also web radio, net radio, streaming radio, e-radio, IP radio, online radio) is a digital audio service transmitted via the Internet.
An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy.
John Herbert Gleason (February 26, 1916June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, writer, composer and conductor.
James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and former British Army officer.
James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Janis Ian (born Janis Eddy Fink; April 7, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter who was most commercially successful in the 1960s and 1970s; her most widely recognized song, "At Seventeen", was released as a single from her 1975 album Between the Lines which reached number 1 on the Billboard chart.
Jason Thomas Mraz (born June 23, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter who first came to prominence in the San Diego coffee shop scene in 2000.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974), known mononymously as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actress, author, and poet.
Jillian "Jill" Scott (born April 4, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress.
Joel Carver Whitburn (born November 29, 1939) is an American author and music historian.
Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, activist, and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer.
John Clayton Mayer (born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer.
John Frank Tesh (born July 9, 1952) is an American pianist and composer of pop music, as well as a radio host and television presenter.
Johnny Gill Jr. (born May 22, 1966), also known as J.G., J. Skillz and Johnny G, is an American singer-songwriter and actor.
John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer of popular music.
Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.
Joon Wolfsberg Live in 2015. Joon Wolfsberg (born March 8, 1992 in Cologne, Germany) is a Singer-Songwriter from Germany and best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and name giver of the band „Joon Wolfsberg“.
Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.
Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (born 23 September 1943) is a Spanish singer and songwriter.
Kathleen Troccoli (born June 24, 1958) is a contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter, author, and speaker.
Keith Douglas Sweat (born July 22, 1961) is an American R&B and soul, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, radio personality, and an early figure in the new jack swing musical movement.
Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer and songwriter.
Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (born June 5, 1956), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist.
KJOC is a radio station licensed to Bettendorf, Iowa, whose format is sports.
KJZY is a radio station licensed to Sebastopol, California, with a frequency of 99.1 MHz.
KMXB (94.1 FM, Mix 94.1) is a commercial radio station broadcasting to the Las Vegas, Nevada area on 94.1 FM.
KTWV (94.7 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station owned by Entercom.
KXSN is a commercial classic hits music radio station located in San Diego, California, broadcasting on 98.1 FM and is branded as Sunny 98.1.
Kylie Ann Minogue, (born 28 May 1968) is an Australian-British singer and actress.
Eulaulah Donyll "Lalah" Hathaway (born December 16, 1968) is an American singer.
The Las Vegas Valley is a major metropolitan area in the southern part of the U.S. state of Nevada.
Latin pop (Spanish and Portuguese: Pop latino) refers to pop music that contains sounds or influence from Latin America, but it can also mean pop music from anywhere in the Spanish-speaking world.
Laura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1952 – August 26, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (born August 28, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and author.
Leo Sayer (born Gerard Hugh Sayer, 21 May 1948) is a British born singer-songwriter musician and entertainer whose singing career has spanned four decades.
Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner.
Lifehouse is an American rock band from Los Angeles comprising Jason Wade (lead vocals, guitar), Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. (drums, percussion), and Bryce Soderberg (bass, vocals).
Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American retired popular music singer known for singing in a wide range of genres including rock, country, jazz, light opera, and Latin.
Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.
In the United States, radio listenership is gauged by Nielsen and others for both commercial radio and public radio.
Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (born April 19, 1970) is a Mexican singer and icon in Latin America, often referred to as El Sol de México (The Sun of Mexico).
Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Lynda Aguirre Thomas (born December 21, 1981), known professionally as Lynda, is a Mexican musician, singer and songwriter.
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Mainstream Top 40 (also called Pop Songs on billboard.com and sometimes referred to as Top 40/CHR) is a 40-song music chart published weekly by ''Billboard'' Magazine which ranks the most popular songs being played on a panel of Top 40 radio stations in the United States.
Marco Antonio Muñiz (born September 16, 1968), known professionally as Marc Anthony, is an American singer, actor, record producer and television producer.
Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer and songwriter.
Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California.
Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist.
A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.
MercyMe is an American contemporary Christian music band founded in Greenville, Texas.
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Michael Steven Bublé (born 9 September 1975) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957) is an American musician, who has charted in both contemporary Christian and mainstream charts.
Middle of the road (MOR) loosely describes any type of music that falls between popular music and art music, and includes the work of serious composers who write in a lighter style than normal.
Modern rock is an umbrella term describing rock music made between the late 1970s to present day.
Motown is an American record company.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Mumford & Sons are a British band formed in 2007.
Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time.
A music sequencer (or simply sequencer) is a device or application software that can record, edit, or play back music, by handling note and performance information in several forms, typically CV/Gate, MIDI, or Open Sound Control (OSC), and possibly audio and automation data for DAWs and plug-ins.
Musical acoustics or music acoustics is a branch of acoustics concerned with researching and describing the physics of music – how sounds are employed to make music.
A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented.
Iōánna Moúschouri (Ιωάννα Μούσχουρη;; born October 13, 1934), known professionally as Nana Mouskouri (Νάνα Μούσχουρη), is a Greek singer.
Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz pianist and vocalist.
Natalie Anne Merchant (born October 26, 1963) is an American alternative rock singer-songwriter.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
Neo soul is a genre of popular music.
New Edition is an American R&B group from the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 1978.
New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
New-age music is a genre of music intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism.
Nicholas Scott Lachey (born November 9, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and television personality.
No Doubt is an American ska band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986.
Of Monsters and Men is a five-member band from Reykjavík, Iceland, formed in 2010.
Oldies is a radio format that concentrates on rock and roll and pop music from the latter half of the 20th century, specifically from around the mid-1950s to the 1970s or 1980s.
Olivia Newton-John, (born 26 September 1948) is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and activist.
An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
Patti Austin (born August 10, 1950) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B, pop and jazz singer.
Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards known professionally as Patti LaBelle, (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944), is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur.
Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a Canadian bandleader, orchestrator, composer and conductor, known for his lush arrangements of pop and Christmas standards.
Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1913 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality.
Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
Philadelphia soul, sometimes called Philly soul, the Philadelphia sound, or TSOP, is a genre of late 1960s–1970s soul music characterized by funk influences and lush instrumental arrangements, often featuring sweeping strings and piercing horns.
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.
Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (stylized as), is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.
Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, better known by her stage name Plumb, is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and author.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.
The Portable People Meter (PPM) is system developed by Arbitron (now Nielsen Audio) to measure how many people are exposed or listening to individual radio stations and television stations, including cable television.
Power pop is a rock music subgenre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American rock music.
Premiere Networks (formerly Premiere Radio Networks, or PRN) is an American radio network.
Quiet storm is a radio format and a "super genre" of contemporary R&B, jazz fusion and pop music that is characterized by understated, mellow dynamics, slow tempos, and relaxed rhythms.
Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.
Radio & Records (R&R) was a trade publication providing news and airplay information for the radio and music industries.
A radio format or programming format (not to be confused with broadcast programming) describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station.
A radio station is a set of equipment necessary to carry on communication via radio waves.
RCA Music Group was an umbrella group of labels distributed by Sony Music Entertainment that existed between March 2004 and 2009, and for a short period of time between July 2011 and October 2011 as all RCA Music Group labels were merged with RCA Records.
Regina Belle (born July 17, 1963) is an American singer–songwriter and actress who first started her career in the mid–1980s.
A remix is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item.
Retro Rewind is an American nationally syndicated radio show hosted by Dave Harris.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
Rhythmic adult contemporary is the name of a popular format used on radio stations in the United States and Canada.
Rhythmic oldies is a radio format that concentrates on the rhythmic, disco, or dance genres of music.
Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963) is an American adult contemporary and pop/rock singer, songwriter, musician and record producer who has sold over 30 million records.
Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 (sometimes known as The Weekly Top 40) is an internationally syndicated radio program created and hosted by American radio personality Rick Dees.
Enrique José Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), commonly known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer, actor and author.
Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas (born February 14, 1972 in Landstuhl, Germany) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead singer of alternative rock band Matchbox Twenty.
Robin Thicke (born March 10, 1977) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter.
Roger Dean Miller, Sr. (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, best known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs.
Romance is the expressive and generally pleasurable feeling from an emotional attraction towards another person.
Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records.
Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio personality, television host, and producer.
Sade are an English band, formed in London in 1982, and named after their lead singer, Sade Adu.
Helen Folasade Adu CBE (Fọláṣadé Adú; born 16 January 1959), known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is a British Nigerian singer and songwriter.
Sara Beth Bareilles (born December 7, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, actress and author.
Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC (born January 28, 1968) is a Canadian singer and songwriter known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range.
Satellite radio is defined by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)'S ITU Radio Regulations (RR) as a broadcasting-satellite service.
Savage Garden were an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes on vocals and Daniel Jones on instruments.
The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments.
Seals and Crofts were an American soft rock duo made up of James "Jim" Seals (born October 17, 1941) and Darrell "Dash" Crofts (born August 14, 1940).
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer.
"Selling out" is a common idiomatic pejorative expression for the compromising of a person's integrity, morality, authenticity, or principles in exchange for personal gain, such as money.
Sentimental ballads, also known as pop ballads, rock ballads or power ballads, are an emotional style of music that often deal with romantic and intimate relationships, and to a lesser extent, war (protest songs), loneliness, death, drug abuse, politics and religion, usually in a poignant but solemn manner.
Shania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter.
Sheena Shirley Easton (née Orr; born 27 April 1959) is a Scottish-American singer, recording artist and stage and screen actress with dual British-American nationality.
Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actress.
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies.
Smooth jazz is music that evolved from a blend of jazz fusion and easy listening pop music, featuring a polished pop feel with little to no jazz improvisation.
Smooth Radio is a network of adult contemporary local radio stations broadcasting on FM and MW stations in the United Kingdom.
Smooth soul is a subgenre of soul music that developed in the early 1970s from soul, funk and pop music in the United States.
smoothfm is a network of two Australian commercial radio stations operated by NOVA Entertainment in Sydney and Melbourne.
Soft rock (or lite rock) is a subgenre of pop rock that largely features acoustic guitars and slow-to-mid tempos.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Soul Solution is a dance/electronica/house production duo from New York City formed by Bobby Guy and Ernie Lake.
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Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962) is an American Christian music singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English singer, songwriter, and actor.
The string section is composed of bowed instruments belonging to the violin family.
Susan Magdalane Boyle (born 1 April 1961) is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.
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Teen pop is a subgenre of pop music that is created, marketed and oriented towards preteens and teenagers.
Mary Christine Brockert (March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010), better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was an American singer-songwriter, and producer.
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.
The Breeze is a New Zealand radio network playing an adult contemporary format owned by MediaWorks New Zealand.
The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo of Karen (1950–1983) and Richard Carpenter (b. 1946).
The Cranberries are an Irish rock band formed in Limerick in 1989 by lead singer Niall Quinn, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawler.
The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, currently known as the Jacksons, are an American family music group.
The Lumineers are an American folk rock/Americana band based in Denver, Colorado.
The Moody Blues are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1964.
The Script is an Irish rock band formed in 2007 in Dublin, Ireland.
Tina Charles (born 10 March 1954) is an English singer who achieved success as a disco artist in the mid to late 1970s.
Thomas Joyner (born November 23, 1949) is an American radio host, host of the nationally syndicated The Tom Joyner Morning Show, and also founder of Reach Media Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation, and BlackAmericaWeb.com.
Thomas Alden Page (May 24, 1970 – March 4, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his 1990 hit single "I'll Be Your Everything" and was later a music industry executive.
Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist.
In the music industry, the top 40 is the current, 40 most-popular songs in a particular genre.
Toto is an American rock band formed in 1976 in Los Angeles.
Train is an American rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993.
Tremaine Aldon Neverson (born November 28, 1984), better known as Trey Songz, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actor.
"Two Occasions" is an R&B song written by Babyface, Darnell Bristol and Sid Johnson (who was the former manager for Babyface's early group, Manchild).
Urban adult contemporary (often abbreviated as urban AC) is the name for a format of radio music, similar to an urban contemporary format.
Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American actress, singer and fashion designer.
Verse–chorus form is a musical form common in popular music, used in blues and rock and roll since the 1950s, and predominant in rock music since the 1960s.
Village People is an American disco group best known for their on-stage costumes, catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics.
Vocal music is a type of music performed by one or more singers, either with instrumental accompaniment, or without instrumental accompaniment (a cappella), in which singing provides the main focus of the piece.
Westlife were an Irish pop vocal group, formed in Dublin in 1998 and disbanded in 2012.
Westwood One, owned and operated by Cumulus Media, is an American mass media company headquartered in New York, New York, specializing in radio syndication and audio content.
"When Can I See You" is the fifth single from the Babyface album For the Cool in You (1993).
"Whip Appeal" is a song by American musician Babyface.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress.
Wilco is an American alternative rock band based in Chicago, Illinois.
WODS (103.3 FM) - known on-air as 103.3 AMP Radio - is a radio station in Boston, Massachusetts. WODS airs a Top 40 (CHR) radio format, and is owned by Entercom. Its studios are located in Brighton, and its transmitter is in Newton.
WTFM (98.5 FM, "98.5 WTFM") is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Contemporary music format.
WXJZ (100.9 FM) is a commercial radio station in Gainesville, Florida, broadcasting to the Gainesville-Ocala, Florida area on 100.9 FM.
WYNY was the call sign of radio stations on three different FM frequencies in or around New York City.
Yacht Rock may refer to.
"You Are" is the title of a popular song from 1983 by the singer-songwriter Lionel Richie.
This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the 1980s.
Popular music in the 1990s saw the continuation of teen pop and dance-pop trends which had emerged in the 1970s and 1980s.
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