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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

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Francoise Hardy (フランソワーズ・アルディ)

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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Joao Donato

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Joao Donato started his recording career at 15, already a challenging task in an association with a great master, Altamiro Carrilho. He also recorded with Bud Schank, Ron Carter, Airto M ..more

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Marcos Valle

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Marcos Valle was the Renaissance man of Brazilian pop, a singer/songwriter/producer who straddled the country’s music world from the early days of the bossa nova craze well into the fusion-soaked s ..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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Astrud Gilberto

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The honey-toned chanteuse on the surprise Brazilian crossover hit The Girl From Ipanema, Astrud Gilberto parlayed her previously unscheduled appearance (and professional singing debut) on the ..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 par with that of Bob Dylan, Bob Marley ..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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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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