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A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip-hop collective formed in 1985 and originally composed of MC and main producer Q-Tip,.
An adjudicator is someone who presides, judges, and arbitrates during a formal dispute or competition.
Amanda Louisa Gosein-Cameron (born July 1974), known professionally as Amanda Ghost, is an English singer, songwriter, record producer, music executive and former president of Epic Records (2009–10).
American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by FremantleMedia North America.
Arista Records, Inc. was a major American record label.
Artists and repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label or music publishing company that is responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists and songwriters.
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980), known simply as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress.
Brian Vaughn Bradley, Jr. (born September 27, 1996), better known by his stage name Astro, Stro or The Astronomical Kid, is an American rapper, producer and actor.
Avril Ramona Lavigne (born 27 September 1984) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress.
Kenneth Brian Edmonds (born April 10, 1959), known professionally as Babyface, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Barry Weiss (born February 11, 1959) is an American music executive and producer who is currently an executive with RECORDS, a label he co-founded.
Bertelsmann Music Group (abbreviated as BMG) was a division of German media company Bertelsmann before its completion of sale of the majority of its assets to Japan's Sony Corporation of America on 1 October 2008.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman.
Robert Barisford "Bobby" Brown (born February 5, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.
Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey.
Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies.
Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, dancer, and actress.
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of five United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP, SESAC, Global Music Rights, &. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.
Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American singer and songwriter.
Charmbracelet is the ninth studio album by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, released on December 3, 2002 through MonarC Entertainment and Island Records.
Cheryl Ann Tweedy (born 30 June 1983) is an English singer, songwriter and television personality.
Christopher "Chris" Rene (previously René; born December 25, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer.
Ciara Princess Harris (born October 25, 1985), known mononymously as Ciara (pronounced), is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, model and actress.
Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is an American record producer, A&R executive and music industry executive.
Confessions is the fourth studio album by American singer Usher.
Def Jam Recordings is an American record label focused predominantly on hip hop and urban music, owned by Universal Music Group (UMG).
Demetria Devonne Lovato (born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter and actress.
Richard Gilbert "Dick" Griffey (November 16, 1938 – September 24, 2010) was an American record producer and music promoter who founded SOLAR Records, an acronym for "Sound of Los Angeles Records".
Khaled Mohamed Khaled (born November 26, 1975) is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ, record label executive and author.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Eyes of a Stranger is an album released by the R&B band The Deele in 1987.
Fergie Duhamel (born Stacy Ann Ferguson; March 27, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016.
Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn (born November 20, 1983), known professionally as Future, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Glitter is the soundtrack album from the film of the same name, and the eighth studio album by American singer Mariah Carey.
Goodies is the debut studio album by American singer Ciara.
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.
HitQuarters was an international music industry publication and contact database founded in 1999.
Invincible is the final studio album by American singer Michael Jackson.
Jerome Harmon, better known as J-Roc, is a music producer from Fort Worth, Texas, know what I'm sayin? He frequently collaborates with Timbaland.
Jay Wayne Jenkins (born September 28, 1977), better known by his stage name Jeezy (formerly Young Jeezy), is an American rapper.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969) is an American singer, actress, dancer and producer.
Jermaine La Jaune Jackson (born December 11, 1954) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitarist, and member of the Jackson family.
Jidenna Theodore Mobisson (born May 4, 1985), better known by his stage name Jidenna, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Jive Records was an American record label under the RCA Music Group formed in 1981 by Zomba Records. Formerly headquartered in New York City, the label was best known for a string of successes with hip hop artists in the 1980s, and also in teen pop and boy bands during the 1990s and early 2000s. Jive Records operated as an independently managed label until 2003, when Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) acquired the remainder of its parent company Zomba for US $2.74 billion, which at the time was the largest-ever acquisition of an independent label with major-label distribution.
Joseph Anthony Budden II (born August 31, 1980) is an American rapper, songwriter and broadcaster.
Joel Selvin (born February 14, 1950) is an American San Francisco-based music critic and author known for his weekly column in the San Francisco Chronicle which ran from 1972 to 2009.
Johnny Gill Jr. (born May 22, 1966), also known as J.G., J. Skillz and Johnny G, is an American singer-songwriter and actor.
Joshua Andrew Krajcik is an American singer-songwriter who currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.
Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, actor and songwriter.
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
Keyshia Myesha Cole (born October 15, 1981) is an American singer/songwriter, record producer, business woman, and television personality.
Khloé Alexandra Kardashian (born June 27, 1984) is an American television personality, socialite, model, businesswoman, and entrepreneur.
LaFace Records was an American record label based in Atlanta, Georgia that operated as a unit of Sony Music Entertainment from 2008 to 2011 and was historically a part of Bertelsmann Music Group from 1989 to 2004.
Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (born August 28, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and author.
Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner.
Let Go is the debut studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne.
The first season of The X Factor was being broadcast on Fox.
Love? is the seventh studio album by American singer Jennifer Lopez.
Marcus Canty (born January 22, 1991) is an American R&B and soul singer and dancer.
Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer and songwriter.
Mario Lopez Jr. (born October 10, 1973) is an American television host and actor.
Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress.
Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer and songwriter.
Melanie Ann Amaro (born June 26, 1992) is a Virgin Islander-American recording artist who won the first season of The X Factor USA in 2011, securing a $5 million recording contract with Syco Music and Epic Records.
Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
M!ssundaztood is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Pink.
A music competition is a public event designed to identify and award outstanding musical ensembles, soloists and musicologists.
Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born 26 November 1981) is a British singer and songwriter.
Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor.
Nicole Scherzinger (born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente; June 29, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and television personality.
Outkast (stylized as OutKast) is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991 in East Point, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.
Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality.
Perri Arlette Reid (née McKissack; August 29, 1964), professionally known by her former stage name, Pebbles, is an American singer-songwriter, buisnesswoman, producer and music executive.
Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (stylized as), is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.
Pure Essence were an American R&B band from Cincinnati, Ohio, originally consisting of Steve "Tuck" Walters, Jerome "Mouse" Richmond, Toby Rivers, Tony Coats, Dwight Trible, Larry Middleton, Antonio "L.A." Reid, and Kevin "Kayo" Roberson.
William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), known professionally by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born 20 February 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
The Robin Hood Foundation is a charitable organization which attempts to alleviate problems caused by poverty in New York City, United States.
Rodney Jerkins (born July 29, 1977), also known by his stage name Darkchild, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper.
Russel Simmons is an American businessman.
Shakir Stewart (April 12, 1974 – November 1, 2008), a native of Oakland, California, was a US record executive in a number of companies, the latest being Def Jam.
Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actress.
Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English reality television judge and producer.
SOLAR (acronym for Sound of Los Angeles Records) was an American record label founded in 1977 by Dick Griffey, reconstituted out of Soul Train Records only two years after it was founded with Soul Train television show host and creator Don Cornelius.
is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.
Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971 to March 27, 2006.
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is the fifth studio album by American hip hop duo Outkast.
Stargate is a Norwegian record producing and songwriting team composed of Tor Erik Hermansen (born 14 October 1972) and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (born 10 December 1972), based in Los Angeles.
Stephen Ashton Jones (born 16 March 1977) is a Welsh television presenter, who currently leads the presenting team on Channel 4 F1.
Sylvia Rhone is an American music industry executive who served as president of Universal Motown Records until 2011.
Stephen "Tater" Eatinger (born March 1, 1975), known by his stage name Tate Stevens, is an American country music artist, who won the second season of the U.S. The X Factor in 2012, securing a $5 million recording contract with Syco Music and RCA Records Nashville.
The Deele (pronounced /deal/) is an American band from Cincinnati, Ohio who achieved success in the 1980s with such hit singles as "Body Talk" and "Two Occasions." When the group began recording in the early 1980s, the lineup consisted of Indianapolis native Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds along with Cincinnati musicians Antonio "L.A." Reid, Carlos "Satin" Greene, Darnell "Dee" Bristol, Stanley "Stick" Burke, and Kevin "Kayo" Roberson.
The Emancipation of Mimi is the tenth studio album by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, released through Island Records on April 12, 2005.
The Hamptons, part of the East End of Long Island, USA, comprise a group of villages and hamlets in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, which together form the South Fork of Long Island, in Suffolk County, New York.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) was an American record label group formed in 1998 by combining the operations of 14+ record labels including Island Records, Def Jam Recordings, and Mercury Records.
The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, currently known as the Jacksons, are an American family music group.
The Pussycat Dolls are an American girl group and dance ensemble, founded in Los Angeles, California, by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995 as a burlesque troupe.
The Recording Academy (formerly the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences or NARAS) is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other recording professionals.
The third and final season of the American music competition television show The X Factor premiered on Fox on September 11, 2013 and ended on December 19, 2013.
The X Factor is an American reality television music competition show created by Simon Cowell and produced by FremantleMedia North America and SYCOtv, a partnership between Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment, which aired on Fox from 2011 to 2013.
Thriller is the sixth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982, in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records.
Timothy Zachary Mosley (born March 10, 1972), better known by his stage name Timbaland, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ.
TLC is an American girl group whose original line-up consisted of Tionne "'''T'''-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "'''L'''eft Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "'''C'''hilli" Thomas.
Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist.
Jacques Webster (born April 30, 1991), known professionally as Travis Scott (formerly stylized as Travi$ Scott), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
"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).
UJA-Federation of New York, (United Jewish Appeal - Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc) is the largest local philanthropy in the world.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations (UN) program headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American singer, songwriter and dancer.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress.
Xscape is the second posthumous album of previously unreleased tracks by American singer Michael Jackson.
Zara Maria Larsson (born 16 December 1997) is a Swedish singer and songwriter.
This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the 1970s.
Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), better known by his stage name 21 Savage, is an American rapper.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.