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France Gall

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Although she was best known as the pretty, perky teenager who won the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest with her hit Poupee de Cire, Poupee de Son, French pop singer France Gall had a much longer and ..more


Bob Marley  &  The Wailers

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For marketing purposes, Bob Marley, the Wailers, and Bob Marley & the Wailers have become interchangeable names, used indiscriminately to refer to recordings actually made by separate entitie ..more


Luis Fonsi

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Initially molded as a traditional Latin balladeer, one who sings romantic songs with much dramatic flair over sweeping string arrangements, Luis Fonsi enjoyed much success as such, though he began ..more


Francoise Hardy

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Usually thought of as a middle-of-the-road popular singer, Francoise Hardy -- at the beginning of her career, at least -- covered more stylistic ground and owed more debts to pop/rock than she’s gi ..more


Hermeto Pascoal

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A self-taught musician, Hermeto Pascoal ascended from his humble upcountry origins to an international acknowledgment still unfair to his musical stature. Developing his ears from an early age at h ..more


Sylvie Vartan (シルヴィ・ヴァルタン)

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Although actor/pop singer Sylvie Vartan is Bulgarian, she would eventually receive recognition from the French, usually singing entirely in the language of her adopted homeland. Born August 15, ..more


Bob Marley

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Reggae’s most transcendent and iconic figure, Bob Marley was the first Jamaican artist to achieve international superstardom, in the process introducing the music of his native island nation to ..more


Celtic Woman

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Celtic Woman is a female vocal ensemble that performs a mix of Celtic, new age, and adult contemporary music. Often compared to such artists as Clannad, Enya, and Loreena McKennitt, Celt ..more


Brigitte Bardot

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The archetypal sex kitten, Brigitte Bardot was the first foreign-language star ever to attain a level of international success comparable to America’s most popular homegrown talents. While the vast ..more


Antonio Carlos Jobim

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It has been said that Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim was the George Gershwin of Brazil, and there is a solid ring of truth in that, for both contributed large bodies of songs to the ..more


Simona Molinari

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Born in Naples in 1983, Italian singer Simona Molinari started singing as a child, showing an early fondness for jazz and eventually graduating from the Conservatory of L’Aquila. After some piano b ..more


Carla Bruni

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Before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a professional singer and songwriter, Carla Bruni had already been included on Business Age’s list of the 20 highest-paid models, had appear ..more


Jane Birkin

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The heavy-breathing vocalist on one of the most infamous chart-toppers in British history, Jane Birkin enjoyed a long film and recording career. Born in London in 1946, she followed in her mother’s ..more


Maria Rita

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Maria Rita took the MPB world by storm in 2003 with her debut album, winning all kinds of awards and crossing over abroad in light of her mammoth success. The beautiful and beautiful-sounding yo ..more



Shakira  Artist TOP All Items

After achieving superstardom throughout Latin America, Colombian-born Shakira became Latin pop’s biggest female crossover artist since Jennifer Lopez. Noted for her aggressive, rock-influenced a ..more


The Chieftains

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The original traditional Irish folk band, as far as anyone who came of age in the 1970s or ’80s is concerned, is the Chieftains. Their sound, built largely on Paddy Moloney’s pipes, is otherw ..more



Pentangle  Artist TOP All Items

Were Pentangle a folk group, a folk-rock group, or something that resists classification? They could hardly be called a rock & roll act; they didn’t use electric instruments often, and were built a ..more


Michel Polnareff

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Known for his eccentric nature, French pop songwriter Michel Polnareff created a buzz for himself in the early to mid-’60s when his debut single, La Poupee Qui Fait Non, rocketed to the top ..more