Adele, born May 5, 1988, a British singer-songwriter who won 15 Grammys as well as an Oscar. After becoming a mom in 2012, she returned to the charts with the ballad “Hello” in 2015. In 2017 she won five Grammys for her work on 25, including album, record and song of the year. Read Adele Laurie Blue Adkins Biography and Profile.
Bruno Mars (Peter Gene Hernandez) born October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, popular singer-songwriter Bruno Mars grew up in a very musical family. Bruno Mars is Grammy-winning singer/songwriter known for such hit songs as Nothin’ on You, Just the Way You Are, Locked Out of Heaven, Uptown Funk and That’s What I Like. Read Peter Gene Hernandez Biography and Profile.
R. Kelly born January 8, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, singer-songwriter R. Kelly has enjoyed tremendous success on both the pop and R&B music charts. Kelly grew up in a Chicago housing project, where he was raised by his single mother, and began singing in his church’s choir as a young child. Read Robert Sylvester Kelly Biography and Profile .
Kenny Rogers was born on August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas. Songwriter, Singer, Kenny recorded a series of hits with country legend Dottie West and scored a big No. 1 tune, “Islands in the Stream,” with Dolly Parton. He published several books, including a 2012 autobiography. Read Kenny Rogers Biography and Profile
Gemma Griffiths was born in Cape Town, South Africa, but grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe. The indie/folk singer and composer has performed a variety of music and arts festivals around the world, including the Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) twice and ‘Miombo Magic’ in Zimbabwe. She headlined for Zimfest London 2015, as well as headlining for the first Performer’s Platform in Bulawayo. Gemma performed at the African Women’s Awards 2015, and was the featured artist at Afrojazzanova that November. Read Gemma Griffiths Biography and Profile.
Born on January 19, 1946, in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, Dolly Parton was one of 12 children. After high school, she moved to Nashville to pursue music and initially found success with country star Porter Wagoner, before embarking on a solo career marked by hit songs like “Joshua,” “Jolene,” “The Bargain Store,” “I Will Always Love You,” “Here You Come Again,” “9 to 5” and “Islands in the Stream,” among many others. Read Dolly Parton Biography and Profile.