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Jake Shears (born Jason F. Sellards; October 3, 1978) is an American singer, best known as the lead male singer for the pop band Scissor Sisters.


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1. Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 197icon_cool is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Usually known by his first name only, Usher rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice & Slow". The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the RIAA. His follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad". The album has been certified 4-times platinum by the RIAA.
Usher's 2004 album Confessions sold over 10 million copies in the United States, and has been certified diamond by the RIAA. Confessions has the highest first week sales for an R&B artist in history. It spawned four consecutive Billboard number-one hits—"Yeah!", "Burn", "Confessions Part II", and "My Boo". Usher's 2008 album Here I Stand sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and its lead single "Love in This Club" peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100.
On March 30, 2010, Usher released his sixth studio album Raymond v. Raymond, which became his third consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA, and spawned another Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit "OMG". The song became his ninth number one in the United States, making him the first 2010s artist to collect number one singles in three consecutive decades. He later released an extended play and deluxe edition of Raymond v. Raymond, entitled Versus, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Its lead single "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100.
The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. To date, he has sold over 65 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling music artists of all time. Usher has won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards. At the end of 2009, Usher was named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his 2004 album Confessions being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. Billboard also placed Usher at number six on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and has attained eighteen Hot 100 top-ten hits.

2. Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. He is the third-top-selling singles artist in the United Kingdom's history, with total sales of over 21 million units in the UK and has reportedly sold an estimated 250 million records worldwide.
With his backing group the Shadows, Richard, originally positioned as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard and Elvis Presley, dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His 1958 hit single "Move It" is often described as Britain's first authentic rock and roll song, and John Lennon once claimed that "before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music." Increased focus on his Christian faith and subsequent softening of his music later led to a more middle of the road pop image, sometimes venturing into contemporary Christian music.
Over a career spanning more than 50 years, Richard has become a fixture of the British entertainment world, amassing many gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards. He has had more than 130 singles, albums and EPs make the UK Top 20, more than any other artist and holds the record (with Elvis Presley) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades (1950s–2000s). He has achieved 14 UK No. 1 singles (or 18, depending on the counting methodology) and is the only singer to have had a No. 1 single in the UK in 5 consecutive decades: the 1950s through to the 1990s. In 2008, he celebrated his 50th anniversary in music by releasing a greatest hits album, featuring new track "Thank You for a Lifetime", which reached number 3 in the UK singles chart. His latest album, Soulicious, was released in October 2011. The album was supported by a short UK arena tour and gave Richard his 41st top ten UK hit album.
Richard has never achieved the same impact in the United States despite eight US Top 40 singles, including the million-selling "Devil Woman" and "We Don't Talk Anymore", the latter becoming the first to reach the Billboard Hot 100's top 40 in the 1980s by a singer who had been in the top 40 in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In Canada, Richard achieved moderate success in the 1980s with several albums reaching platinum status. He has remained a popular music, film, and television personality in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Northern Europe and Asia, and he retains a following in other countries.

3. Natalie Louise Maines Pasdar (born October 14, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter and activist who achieved success as the lead vocalist for the female alternative country band the Dixie Chicks. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Maines considers herself a rebel who "loved not thinking in the way I knew the majority of people thought."
In 1995, after leaving Berklee College of Music, Maines was recruited by the Dixie Chicks to replace their lead singer, Laura Lynch. With Maines as lead vocalist, the band earned 10 Country Music Association Awards and 13 Grammy Awards for their work between 1998 and 2007.
On the eve of the Iraq invasion, while in concert in London for the 2003 Top of the World Tour, Maines commented that the Dixie Chicks were "...ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." Negative public reaction in the United States to this comment resulted in boycotts by country music radio stations and death threats.
In 2006, with Maines still acting as lead singer, the Dixie Chicks released Taking the Long Way. The album subsequently won five Grammy Awards (including Album of the Year).
Maines released her solo album, Mother, on May 7, 2013.

4. Pia Ann Rose Toscano (born October 14, 198icon_cool is an American singer from Howard Beach, New York. Toscano placed ninth on the tenth season of American Idol. She was considered a frontrunner in the competition, and her elimination shocked judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler, all of whom were visibly and vocally upset. Some viewers and media outlets described Toscano's departure as one of the most shocking eliminations in American Idol history.

5. Savannah Outen (born October 14, 1992 in Hillsboro, Oregon) is an American singer who gained popularity on YouTube. Outen began posting videos of herself singing on YouTube in March 2007 along with Angelika Vee and Esmee Denters. In 2010 she collaborated with Boyce Avenue on their sixth acoustic album, New Acoustic Sessions. She appeared in the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2011.

6. Justin Hayward born October 14, 1946 is an English musician, best known as singer, songwriter and guitarist in the rock band The Moody Blues.
Hayward was born in Dean Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, England and educated at Shrivenham School, Berkshire and The Commonweal School, in Swindon.

7. Thomas Dolby (born Thomas Morgan Robertson; 14 October 195icon_cool is an English musician and producer. Best known for his 1982 hit "She Blinded Me with Science", and 1984 single "Hyperactive!" he has also worked extensively in production and as a session musician.


Last update on October 14, 2013 6:57 am by Kristian Eddie Lee-GVP.
KEVIN JONAS 26
Lead guitarist of the Jonas Brothers who appeared on an episode of Hannah Montana that broke cable records with 10.7 million viewers.
BRYAN ADAMS 54
Canadian singer-songwriter of "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" and "Summer of '69."
ROY ROGERS (1911-199icon_cool
Singer and actor who acted in more than one hundred movies, as well as on The Roy Rogers Show.
IKE TURNER (1931-2007)
Bandleader, singer, songwriter, and producer who worked in many different genres, like funk and blues who released "Rocket 88."
PETER NOONE 66
Lead singer of the 1960s British rock band, Herman's Hermits.
ART GARFUNKEL 72
Singing partner of Paul Simon, who pursued a solo musical career and acting.
ROBERT SWIRE THOMPSON 31
Lead singer for the drum and bass electronic band Pendulum, including "Vault" and "Still Grey."
RYAN ADAMS 39
Folk rock singer-songwriter whose albums Heartbreaker and Gold were both award winning works.
ANGELA GOSSOW 39
Singer and frontwoman of the death metal band Arch Enemy with whom she has released more than ten albums.
JONNY GREENWOOD 42
Lead guitarist of the seminal rock band Radiohead.
GRAM PARSONS (1946-1973)
Songwriter and guitarist, best known for his time with The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers.
DARYL HAYOTT 53
Drummer who was signed by Warner Brothers and has toured with many musicians including Black Ivory.
JAMIE MADROX 38
Born James Spaniolo, he is a rapper and member of the group Twiztid, whose 2009 album, W.I.C.K.E.D., peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200.
ANGELO MOORE 48
Saxophonist and singer for the band Fishbone who performs spoken word poetry under the name Dr. Madd Vibe.
DAVID GUETTA 46
French house music DJ who has sold over 6 million albums and became known for collaborating with artists such as Kelly Rowland, Kid Cudi, and Akon.
TINIE TEMPAH 25
English rapper who broke into the music scene with the #1 hit single 'Pass Out.'
JONI MITCHELL 70
Folk singer-songwriter whose album Blue is considered one of the greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone.
TOMMY THAYER 53
Lead guitar player for the rock band Kiss and for Black 'n Blue.
MATT CORBY 23
Folk-blues singer was the runner-up of the 2007 series of Australian Idol and released his muti-Platinum EP, Into the Flame, in 2011.
JOHNNY RIVERS 71
American rock 'n' roll singer and guitarist best known for hits including 'Secret Agent Man'.
JOAN SUTHERLAND (1926-2010)
Operatic coloratura soprano who sang in the Bel Canto style and played the title role in Alcina in 1960.
KRYSTAL HARRIS 32
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who sang the song "Supergirl!" which was featured in the Disney film The Princes Diaries with Anne Hathaway.
SHARLEEN SPITERI 46
Queen of Britpop and lead singer of the rock band Texas who sang "I Don't Want a Lover."
ZACH MYERS 30
Guitars of the rock group The Shinedown, also founded The Farewell.
NEIL HANNON 43
Singer, songwriter, and lead vocalist for the chamber pop band The Divine Comedy.
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