Alphabet: S

Donita Sparks

Background information Birth name Donita Sparks Born April 8, 1963 (age 52) Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Genres Alternative metal Grunge Alternative rock Punk rock Heavy metal Instruments Guitar Vocals Bass guitar Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter Guitarist Years Active 1985–present Labels Epitaph Records Sub Pop Slash Records Man’s Ruin Records Wax Tadpole Records CASH Music Associated acts L7 Donita […]

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Hillary Scott

Background information Birth name Hillary Dawn Scott Born April 1, 1986 (age 29) Nashville, Tennessee Genres Country Country pop Instruments Vocals Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter Labels Capitol Nashville Associated acts Lady Antebellum Linda Davis Hillary Dawn Scott-Tyrrell, known professionally as Hillary Scott, is an American country music singer-songwriter. She is the co-lead singer of Lady Antebellum, a country […]

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Regina Spektor By Louise MacDonald

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor By Louise MacDonald

Background information Birth name Regina Ilyinichna Spektor Born  February 18, 1980 (age 35) Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Genres Anti-folk Indie folk Baroque pop Jazz Indie pop Instruments Vocals Piano Guitar Bass guitar Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter Record producer Labels Sire Warner Bros. Associated acts Only Son Sondre Lerche Ben Folds Kill Kenada The Strokes, Dufus Regina […]

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Jordin Sparks

Background information Birth name Jordin Brianna Sparks Born  December 22, 1989 (age 25) Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Genres R&B Pop Dance-pop Occupation(s) Singer Songwriter Actress Model Instruments Vocals Guitar Years active 2007-Present Labels Louder Than Life 19 RAL Jive RCA Website http://www.jordinsparks.com/ Jordin Brianna Sparks is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she rose […]

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Jill Scott

Background information Birth name Jill Scott Born  April 4, 1972 (age 42) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US Genres R&B Soul Neo Soul Jazz Hip Hop Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter Model Poet Actress Instruments Vocals Years active 1999-Present Associated acts Alicia Keys Gwen Stefani Missy Elliott Swizz Beatz DMX Labels Hidden Beach Blues Babe Warner Bros Atlantic Website www.missjillscott.com Jill Scott […]

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Sade

Background information Birth name Helen Folasade Adu Born  16 January 1959 (age 56) Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria Genres Smooth jazz Soul R&B Adult contemporary Occupation(s) Singer Songwriter Composer Arranger Record producer Instruments Vocals Years active 1983–present Associated acts Sade (band) Website http://www.sade.com Helen Folasade Adu, known as Sade, is a British Nigerian singer, songwriter, composer, […]

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A Fine Frenzy (Alison Sudol)

Background information Birth name Alison Loren Sudol Born  December 23, 1984 (age 30) Seattle, Washington, US Genres Adult alternative Pop Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter Pianist Instruments Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Percussion Years active 2006–present Labels Virgin EMI Website www.afinefrenzy.com A Fine Frenzy, the musical stage name of Alison Sudol, is an American alternative singer-songwriter, pianist. Her debut album, […]

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Marnie Stern

Background information Birth name Marnie Stern Born  March 18, 1976 (age 38) Genres Experimental rock Noise rock Math rock Indie rock Occupation(s) Musician Singer-songwriter Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Years active 2007-present Labels Kill Rock Stars Website http://marniestern.net/ Marnie Stern is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. She has garnered acclaim for her technical skill and tapping style […]

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Nita Strauss

Background information Birth name Nita Strauss Born December 7, 1986 (age 28) Los Angeles, California, United States Genres Heavy metal Hard rock Tribute Occupation(s) Musician Instruments Guitar Years active 2003—Present Labels Powerslave Records Associated acts The Iron Maidens As Blood Runs Black Jermaine Jackson Femme Fatale Critical Hit LA KISS Alice Cooper Website nitastrauss.com Nita Strauss […]

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Bessie Smith

Background information Birth name Bessie Smith Born April 15, 1894 Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. Died September 26, 1937 (aged 43) Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S. Genres Blues Jazz Blues Occupation(s) Singer Actress Instruments Vocals Years active 1912–1937 Labels Columbia Associated acts Ma Rainey Alberta Hunter Ethel Waters Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_Smith Excerpt from Bessie’s Facebook Page: “The first major blues […]

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