They make music with instruments they were born with - their voices. Gifted vocalists have entertained audiences across musical genres from the tour de force arias of Luciano Pavarotti to the classic crooning of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett to the soulful vocals of artists like Aretha Franklin and Mahalia Jackson. With their powerful lyricism, singers like Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Bruce Springsteen became poet laureates of American music while artists including Joan Baez and Joe Strummer used their voices to prompt social change while they entertained. Rockers from Elvis Presley to The Beatles to Kurt Cobain helped define their generations through their songs while icons like Michael Jackson, Cher and Whitney Houston shaped pop culture with their larger-than-life voices and personas. See these and more famous singers who have struck a chord in musical history.
Toni Braxton has confirmed she and Birdman are engaged. The singer, who is about to drop her first solo album in eight years, announced to her sisters that she is engaged to the rapper in a teaser for her TV show, 'Braxton Family Values.'
TMZ is reporting that the spice girls -- including Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie C -- are planning a reunion tour to kick off in late summer, beginning in England and moving to the U.S. The rumors started after Emma Bunton posted a photo with the girls on Instagram.
At last night’s Grammys, singer Janelle Monae gave a poignant speech for Time’s Up: “We say time’s up for pay inequality. Time’s up for discrimination. Time’s up for harassment of any kind.” Before the show, she Tweeted that 90.7% of 2013-2018 nominees have been male.