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Christina Aguilera is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter renowned for her powerful voice and hit songs. Throughout her career, she has sold more than 43 million records worldwide. Aguilera has achieved five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the fourth female artist to top the chart over three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s). She has won six Grammy Awards including one Latin Grammy Award. She has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and holds the prestigious honor of being the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 2011 she entered the world of television as a coach on NBC’s Emmy Award nominated show The Voice. Aguilera continues to use her voice for good. She has served as global spokesperson for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort since 2009 and has helped raise over $150 million for the World Food Program and other hunger relief agencies. Christina’s upcoming 6th studio album, Liberation, will be released on June 15th and is available for pre-order now.
Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor Carlos Vives found his fame as a star of Colombian and Puerto Rican telenovelas. Although he released three ballad albums, he gained his musical fame after he landed the TV role of vallenato composer Rafael Escalona. He sang the composer’s songs in the series and the two soundtrack albums brought him national success. After that, Vives’ musical career went from strength to strength. In 2001, his album Déjame Entrar won him his first Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album. Mixing traditional vallenato with rock elements, Vives keeps on putting out successful albums. He tours regularly and also used his experience and expertise as a coach on the Colombian version of The Voice. In 2017, he released his 15th studio album, Vives, which included the hit single La Bicicleta, featuring Shakira.
Grace Jones redefined the eighties' pop and dance scene with hits like I’ve Seen That Face Before, La Vie En Rose, Pull Up To The Bumper, and Slave To The Rhythm. Thanks to the astonishing accompanying videos, the Jamaican-born diva became a fixture on MTV. She also acted in films including A View To A Kill (James Bond) and inspired the artist Andy Warhol. With her androgynous looks and deadly stare, Jones influenced such artists as Annie Lennox and Lady Gaga. Three years ago Jones wrote about her eventful life in her autobiography I’ll Never Write My Memoirs. Although her latest album Hurricane stems from 2008, making it ten years old, Jones is hardly resting on her laurels. Last year, she played several European festivals and collaborated with British virtual band Gorillaz. This singer, actress, supermodel, and style icon is far from ready for the final chapter!
Although CeeLo Green is best known as a solo artist, many fans fondly remember when he broke through as half of the duo Gnarls Barkley; the other half being the famous producer Danger Mouse. Their song Crazy from 2006 made the soul duo’s name: the Grammy Award-winning mega hit has its own Wikipedia page which is longer than that of many artists! Although Gnarls Barkley never officially disbanded, their second and last album dates from ten years ago. Since then, with his unique high-pitched voice, CeeLo has proven himself as a solo artist as evidenced by the hit single Fuck You! (2010), which reached number one on the Dutch Top 40.
KC & The Sunshine Band
KC and The Sunshine Band are an American disco and funk band named after its founder Harry Wayne Casey’s last name (KC) and their home state of Florida (‘the Sunshine state’). Starting out in 1973, the band became well-known for their numerous hit singles, among which That's the Way (I Like It), (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty, Keep It Comin' Love, Get Down Tonight, Please Don’t Go, and Give It Up. They became the first act to score four #1 pop singles in one 12-month period since the Beatles in 1964. Always having loved music, band founder and leader ‘KC’ experimented at mixing three musical genres together: pop, reggae, and Latin. What came out was what we now know as the ‘Sunshine Sound’ which is still guaranteed to bring people to the dance floor.
Virtually everyone in the world knows a song by Burt Bacharach, whether consciously or unconsciously. The master composer wrote the majority of his classics with lyricist Hal David. Songs like Walk On By, What The World Needs Now Is Love and I Say A Little Prayer are just a small sample from this living legend’s enormous repertoire. Bacharach and David composed their first song in 1957. Today, this dynamic composer remains active, releasing new works and performing live across the globe. In 2016 he released Burt Bacharach: A Life In Song, a live registration, following it up with the movie soundtrack to A Boy Called Po last year.
Michel Camilo Trio
Pianist and composer Michel Camilo, considered by many as an ambassador of latin jazz, has been around for quite some time. He stems from a musical family where he first took up the accordion, but later became more interested in his grandfather's piano. He wrote his first song when he was just five. When Camilo turned 25, he moved from the Dominican Republic to New York, where his interest in jazz was further spurred on. In the 1980s, he became a commercial success and at the same time was praised by jazz critics for his virtuoso piano playing. Concerts in prestigious venues soon followed and in 2003 he received a Grammy Award for his album Live At The Blue Note. Camilo is a true musical jack-off-all-trades; he can work wonders with a big band, during his solo piano recitals as well as with his trio, which he will bring to Curaçao.