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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

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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

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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

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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

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Shakira

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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

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Charlotte Gainsbourg (シャルロット・ゲンズブール)

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Charlotte Gainsbourg may be better known as an accomplished actress than as a musician, but her singing career has also been significant. Around the same time she began acting, Gainsbourg also s ..more

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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

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Pentangle

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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

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France Gall

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Although she’s 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 has had a much ..more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Joao Gilberto

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Without Gilberto, Bossa nova would not have been what it is like now. Combined with Antonio Carlos Jobim’s brilliant compositions, Gilberto’s original approach with softly whispering singing and Batid ..more

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Tribalistas

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Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown, and Marisa Monte -- three noted Brazilian pop artists -- formed Tribalistas and released a self-titled album in 2003. Mostly acoustic, with splashes of ..more

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Anouar Brahem

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The role of the Arabic, lute-like, stringed instrument, the oud, has been revolutionized through the playing of Anouar Brahem. While used in the past to accompany vocalists, the oud is used by Br ..more

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Caetano Veloso

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A true heavyweight, Caetano Veloso is a pop musician/poet/filmmaker/political activist whose stature in the pantheon of international pop musicians is on a par with that of Bob Dylan, Bo ..more

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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

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