The track was the first ever multi-platinum Country song, and was named 2007 CMA Single of the year #9 Contemporary Dance Pop ? Gwen Stefani ? A “sassy, Americanized version of a Spice Girl”, Stefani espouses her brand of Girl Power as lead singer of No Doubt ? “Stefani is a solo artist on technicality, as guys play behind her in No Doubt” ? With her bleach-blonde hair and bare midriff, she does stripper whirls onstage ? “The Sweet Escape” - Interscope Records (2006)
? the single is from the 2006 album of the same name ? This Pop song was written by Stefani and singer/producer Akon ? It mixes a variety of styles, including Disco, Ska, and New Wave, with some Doo Wop thrown in ? Stefani works as a mentor on the sixth season of American Idol in 2006 ? Lady Gaga ? Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born in New York City in 1986 ? Lady Gaga is the first artist to gain over 1 billion views on YouTube ? Gaga leads the female pack of artists after the first decade of the new millennium ? She is known for controversial videos, flamboyant fashions, and extravagantly produced live performances ? Together, these elements constitute musical events with extremely high entertainment value ? In 2005, she hits the Greenwich Village music scene and begins working with producer Rob Fusari ? She draws inspiration from the music, fashions, and look of artists such as David Bowie and Michael Jackson ? “Poker Face” - Streamline Records (2008) ? was co-written by Lady Gaga and produced by Red One ? This up-tempo Synth Pop song topped the charts in 20 countries ? It is the most downloaded song in British Pop history ? Gaga emerged from a giant egg-like vessel at the 53rd Grammy Awards to perform her song “Born This Way” #10 Contemporary Pop ? Avril Lavigne ? was positioned as the Britney slayer, a guitar-carrying teen icon who did not appear to be manufacutered ? born in 1984, Avril Ramona Lavigne was raised in the small Canadian town of Belleville, Ontario ? Her father buys her a mic, drums, guitars, and a keyboard, and converts their home’s basement into a studio ? Lavigne appeared onstage with Shania Twain at age 15, and by age 16 had signed a record deal with Arista ? “Girlfriend” - RCA Records (2007) ? is the lead single from Lavigne’s 2007 album The Best Damn Thing ? It is an international success, topping the charts, and is considered the most downloaded track worldwide of 2007 ? It sells almost 8 million copies and versions have been recorded in 8 languages ? Taylor Swift ? By 2014, not yet 25 years old, Taylor Swift had sold 26 million records ? She’s also had 75 million digital single downloads, won seven Grammy awards, and numerous CMA awards ? She has amassed a net worth of over $220 million
? Swift was born in 1989 in Reading, PA, and was showing an interest in music and theater by the age of nine ? Influenced by Shania Twain, Swift stars in Country music ? Swift’s mother takes her to Nashville during spring break, and Swift will start songwriting at age 12 ? Swift becomes the youngest person in Country music history to write and perform a chart-topping song ?
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