Fisher is a band consisting of songwriter Ron Wasserman and vocalist Kathy Fisher. The band is known for their selling songs through internet marketing; they received a record deal from their success at MP3.com. In 2000, Time magazine said that they were “about to become the biggest Internet-based band ever”. Their song “I Will Love You” hit #36 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart in 2000. In 2000, it was named the most downloaded song in Internet history.

Their song “You” from the 2005 album The Lovely Years was featured on the television program Bones.

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I Miss You is from this Finnish artist’s 2005 album, “Seasons of Life.” Born Janita Maria Ervi née Raukko in Helsinki on December 28, 1978, she started her career in Finland and later moved to Brooklyn at the age of 17. Janita has released five albums in her native Finland—one of which, Tunteita (2001), was released in English to the U.S. market. Seasons of Life was released in the United States on 16 May 2006 and in Japan on 21 September 2006. Her latest album, Haunted, was released worldwide on 27 July 2010 by Engine Company Records.

Before moving to Brooklyn as a seventeen-year-old, Janita had already been a superstar outside of the United States. In her native Finland she was a national icon, the premiere recording artist on radio and television, awash with awards, constant touring and commercial success: a historic and pioneering career, all while still a teenager. She was quickly signed by Sony after moving to New York, capitalizing on her international celebrity. Her eponymous debut was followed by 2001’s I’ll Be Fine and 2006’s Seasons Of Life, the latter scoring her two Top-40 hits on the US Charts. But throughout, Janita saw her own musical vision often being pushed aside for what she was told would be “safer” and in everyone’s best interest.

On the heels of her most commercially successful release to date, Janita returns with her highly anticipated new album, Haunted. The latest in an already acclaimed discography, Haunted is helmed by an artist with the courage and determination to evolve—not only out of artistic desire, but personal necessity.

“The great artists aren’t afraid to grow while retaining what was unique about them in the first place.”

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Ciara: The Evolution became Ciara’s first number one album on the US Billboard 200 and second on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts with sales of more than 338,000 becoming her highest first week of sales to date. The album went on to be certified platinum by the RIAA in the United States, within only five weeks of its release, and has sold 1.3 million copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It sold over two million copies worldwide. The album’s international lead single “Get Up” which features Chamillionaire reached number seven in the United States and gained a platinum accreditation. It reached number five in New Zealand. The song was used for the film Step Up and featured on the film’s soundtrack.

Ciara is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and fashion model. She said that watching Destiny’s Child and Janet Jackson perform on a television program while staying home from school inspired her to pursue a career in music, and cites superstar siblings Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson as her biggest inspiration. Ciara is quoted to have reached what she considered “a career pinnacle” when she recorded with Janet Jackson on Jackson’s 2008 Discipline album. In October 2008 Ciara was honored as Billboard’s “Woman of the Year”, because of her success as a recording artist and leadership in embracing the changing music business.

In 2009 Ciara signed a multi-million dollar deal with the modeling agency Wilhelmina Models. On November 9, 2009 it was announced that Ciara would be modeling in the German edition of “Vogue”. During that time, it was also announced that Ciara would be the new face of a major multimedia ad campaign for Verizon’s smartphone the LG Chocolate Touch. In March 2010 it was officially confirmed and announced that Ciara was the spokesperson in the new ad campaign for Adidas Originals.

For now, Ciara is focusing on promoting Basic Instinct, an album she hopes will inspire her fans – both to have fun to and to pursue their dreams. It’s also a landmark record for an artist who has hit a comfortable creative stride. “I’m really running with my ‘basic instinct’ — the first feeling. I’m even giving more of myself, too, because I’m really private. Over the years, my music has been my voice. With Basic Instinct, I wanted to give more.”

Source: Official Ciara Website | Wikipedia

If you don’t know who Peter Frampton is, you’re probably hibernating somewhere in Tibet where internet access is a spurt of a few minutes each month (LOL!) No reason to say you weren’t born yet. “Baby, I Love Your Way” was the soundtrack to the 1994 “Reality Bites,” featured in the episodes of Californication, Cold Case, Family Guy, and That 70s Show, including movies such as Halloween and High Fidelity. Even Filipino Bossa Nova singer Sitti recorded a version of this song in her second album.

“Baby, I Love Your Way” was written and performed by Peter Frampton that was first featured on Frampton’s 1975 album, Frampton. His international breakthrough album was his live release, Frampton Comes Alive! The album sold over 6 million copies in the United States alone and spawned several hits, also peaking at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The success of Frampton Comes Alive! put him on the cover of Rolling Stone, in a famous shirtless photo.

Today, Peter is on the road with The Frampton Comes Alive 35th Anniversary Tour that showcased and followed exactly the songs played at that famed night in San Francisco where the famous Frampton Comes Alive album was recorded. The concerts each night started with the prerecorded thump of a microphone being turned on, that was so familiar to many fans of the album, followed by that recorded voice saying, “If there was ever a musician that was an honorary member of San Francisco society, Mr. Peter Frampton”…and then the crowd goes wild. He played the album song for song to a dizzying 69 locations between June 15, 2011 and October 22, 2011 throughout the United States.

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The iconic motion picture of the millennium, Notting Hill, got Ronan Keating to record its version for the romantic comedy film starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. The soundtrack was recorded while Keating was still a member of Boyzone. When the single peaked at number one in the UK charts, this led to Keating going solo and releasing his debut solo album Ronan in 2000 which sold 750,000 copies and became one of the top selling albums of the year in the United Kingdom. Several additional songs written by other artists include Elvis Costello’s cover of the Charles Aznavour song “She”, and Shania Twain’s remixed version of “You’ve Got A Way.”

Notting Hill was nominated several times and also won a few awards, including:

  • Audience Award for Most Popular Film at the BAFTAs in 2000
  • Nominated for Outstanding British Film of the year in The Alexander Korda Award
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a supporting role for Rhys Ifans
  • Best Comedy Film at the British Comedy Awards
  • Best Soundtrack at the Brit Awards
  • Best British Film at the Empire Awards
  • Best British Director for Roger Michell at the Empire Awards
  • Best British Actor for Hugh Grant at the Empire Awards
  • Three nominations at the Golden Globes, in the categories
  • Nominated Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical at the Golden Globes
  • Nominated Best Motion Picture Actor – Comedy/Musical for Hugh Grant at the Golden Globes
  • Nominated Best Motion Picture Actress – Comedy/Musical for Julia Roberts  at the Golden Globes

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