versions of the national anthem in music history This performance reached 73813

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versions of the national anthem in music history This performance reached 73,813 fans in the stadium, 115 million US TV viewers, and a 750 million worldwide Houston appeared in the films The Bodyguard in 1992 and Waiting to Exhale in 1995 Her cover of Dolly Parton’s “I will always love you” appears on the soundtrack to The Bodyguard Her recording became the biggest selling single by a female artist in pop music history She will win three Grammy Awards for her contributions to that soundtrack ‘80s Pop Cyndi Lauper Born in Queens, NY in 1953 She was one of the first female performers to benefit from MTV exposure In 1974, Lauper quits college to pursue music, singing back-up with the Doc West dance band Lauper with Blue Angle In 1983, a CBS subsidiary releases her first album, she’s so Unusual The first single from the album, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” hits #2 in 1984 This playful romp celebrates female camaraderie, and the video shows 6
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Lauper in thrift shop clothes This release will be the only debut album in history to yield four Top 5 single Lauper has high-pitched, squeaky voice, extreme NY accent, rainbow- colored hair, and thrift shop fashions “Time After Time” Cyndi Lauper Portrait Records (1984) Was recorded in Jun of 1983 and released in January of 1984 The song was co-written by Lauper and released on the She’s So Unusual album It stays at #1 for two weeks and is her most commercially successful single after “Girls Just want to have fun” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” MCA Records (1982) Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis records a remarkable instrumental version of the song in 1985 Lauper performs the song live with Patti Labelle in 1985 and 2004 Janet Jackson Was born in Gary, Indiana in 1966, the youngest member of the performing Jackson family She makes her debut at age seven during a Las Vegas Jackson 5 show when she duets with her brother Randy Jackson writes her first song at age eight, appears with her brothers on TV, and pursues acting by age ten With its taught dance rhythms, Control is an invigorating statement of independence for Janet Jackson Jackson co-wrote “Control”, the fourth single from her album of the same name The track was recorded in 1985 and released in 1986 State of the art production values were afforded for this recording session “Control” Janet Jackson A&M Records (1986) In 1986, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Patti Labelle hold the top three positions on the Top 20 charts These three female musical artists make history, as this feat had never been accomplished before Jackson’s biggest contribution in the ’80s was to give other female African- American artists their freedom Jackson’s more socially conscious Rhythm Nation 1814 album from 1989 was certified platinum Folk Revival Suzane Vega Born in 1959, and raised in New York City Her mother was a jazz guitarist, and her biological Dad’s mother was a drummer during the 1920s and 1930s Vega hit the Green which village club scene at age 19 in search of gigs A&M Records signs Vega as folk musician, with her 1985 Suzanne Vega 7
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album featuring all-original songs
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  • Spring '08
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  • Grammy Award winners, Stevie Nicks, Gloria Estefan, rock ‘n roll

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