Marilyn Bergman, wife, mother, grandmother and one of the most respected figures in music. A multi-award-winning lyricist with three Academy Awards, four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and one Cable Ace Award among others. For over sixty years in collaboration with her husband, Alan, Marilyn won Oscars for the songs, "The Windmills of Your Mind,” "The Way We Were,”and for the score for "Yentl.” Since their first Oscar nomination in 1968, they have been nominated sixteen times -- for such songs as "It Might Be You" from "Tootsie,” "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?"from "Best Friends,” "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" and "The Way He Makes Me Feel" from "Yentl" and "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?” from “The Happy Ending.” “The Windmills of Your Mind" and "The Way We Were” also received Golden Globe awards and “The Way We Were” earned two Grammys. The four Emmys are for "Sybil," "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom,” “Ordinary Miracles” and “A Ticket to Dream.” In 1996 they were nominated for a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award and a Grammy Award for their song “Moonlight”performed by Sting from the Sydney Pollack film, “Sabrina.”
All it takes is one listen to know there’s something uniquely special about DOE. Between the purity of her vocals, intuitive lyrics and soul-captivating sound, the singer-songwriter-musician — born Dominique Jones — is poised to usher in a new era of gospel/inspirational music that transcends traditional perceptions.
Music fans first heard DOE’s multifaceted talent in October 2020 with the release of her debut single “Brighter.” The ebullient hit track was the lead-off to her self-titled EP, released through gospel star Jonathan McReynolds’ Life Room Label in partnership with RCA Inspiration. Now DOE is ready to welcome everyone into her fearless world with Clarity, her debut full-length album due February 18th, 2022. The project borrows its title from one of the 11 tracks comprising the timely and cohesive package.
Cuban-American, International Superstar, Gloria Estefan, is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, author of two New York Times best-selling children's books, philanthropist and humanitarian. Also one of the founder's of the Miami Sound Machine. She is considered one of the world's most recognizable and beloved performers. Billboard Magazine considers her the single most successfulLatin crossover artist in music history. Having sold over 100mllion records worldwide she's been award with 8 Grammy Awards, an Oscar nominated performance for the song "Music Of My Heart," a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, an induction into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Singer/Songwriter Siedah Garrett was first discovered by Quincy Jones and has toured internationally as a backup and featured vocalist with Jones, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and others. She is best known for co-writing Michael Jackson’s mega-hit “Man in the Mirror,” and for having recorded as MJ’s duet partner on his chart-topping BAD album lead single “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”. Garrett won a GRAMMY Award and earned anOscar nomination for her original song “Love You, I Do” performed by Jennifer Hudson in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, and her second Academy Award nominationcame as the result of co-writing the song “Real In Rio” with Sergio Mendes, from the animated film, Rio. As a recording artist, Siedah is well known for her timeless duets, including the top R&B single “Don’t Look Any Further” with ex-Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards, and her duet with Chaka Khan,“The Places You Find Love”.
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers began singing together during high school and have remained partners ever since, adopting the moniker Indigo Girls in 1985. That partnership has proven profitable for the folk rock duo. Epic records signed them to a recording contract in 1988. The following year, they released the eponymously titled Indigo Girls (1989), featuring the hit single “Closer to Fine.” The album earned Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Folk Recording—they received the Grammy in the latter category. Indigo Girls have subsequently released Nomads*Indians*Saints (1990), Rites of Passage (1992), Swamp Ophelia (1994), Shaming the Sun (1997), as well as the live discs Back on the Bus, Y'all (1991) and 1200 Curfews (1995). In addition, Indigo Girls have appeared as themselves in the feature film Boys on the Side (1995) and on the television situation comedy Ellen (1994).
“To make it in this business, you either have to be first, great or different, and I was the first to ever go into Nashville, singin’ it like the women lived it.” by Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn has long been established as the undisputed Queen of Country Music, with more than 60 years of recording and touring to her name. A self-taught guitarist and songwriter, Lynn was one of the most distinctive performers in Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s. She shook up Nashville by writing her own songs, many of which tackled boundary-pushing topics drawn from her own life experiences as a wife and mother. “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Fist City” and “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” are just three of 16 country No. 1 singles.
Rose Marie McCoy was blessed with many talents. She was able to write both lyrics and music, and she was a talented singer. As an independent songwriter, not connected to one publishing company, she went from publisher to publisher to plug her songs. From a tin top shack in Arkansa to having her own office in the Brill Building, hers is truly an inspirational story.
Rose Marie McCoy broke into the white male-dominated business side of the recording industry in 1953, becoming not only one of the most sought after songwriters of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ’70s, but also a record producer and music publisher. Her first song was recorded in 1946 and her last creations came out in 2013 on a country album. She has written over 850 songs.
GRAMMY winner Dr. Jody Watley, singer/songwriter/producer/businesswoman/motivational speaker, is one of the architects of 21st century pop. From her groundbreaking marriage of rap & R&B (1989’s “Friends,” a collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim pairing that is the first to crossover R&B/Hip-Hop, Pop and Dance into the Billboard Top 10 “Friends,” to her vision-forward marriage of high fashion, street fashion and music in the ‘80s (long before it became the norm), to her fusion of jazz and underground club culture with keen pop instincts, and the ease with which she crossed and still crosses genre, Jody Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.June 2022 the music icon is set to be honored with Jody Watley Day at the Georgia State Capitol and receive the prestigious Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. She will also be inducted into the Women’s Songwriters Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. that same month.
2022 Junko Yagami -- Profile Junko Yagami is a singer-songwriter whose music, carefully delivered word by word, inspire listeners. She made her professional debut with the single "Omoide wa utsukushisugite" in 1978. Her third single "Mizuiro no Ame" was a big hit, followed by a string of best sellers including "Omoide no sukuriin," "Polar Star," "Mr. Blue – watashi no chikyu" and "Purple Town." She moved her base to Los Angeles in 1987. In 2012, live performances in Japan were resumed in full scale. Her 20th original album "TERRA~here we will stay" was released on September 29th, 2021, after a five-and-a-half-year break. Her discography includes "Here I am -Head to Toe-," "There you are" and others. She is active performing throughout Japan with various types of musicians in live concerts: such as special concert "Yaga Matsuri" at Shibuya Bunkamura Orchard Hall, "To your town" "Billboard live – The Night Flight" and "Premium symphonic concert."
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Renee did a Special TRIBUTE Song on behalf of The Legendary Roberta Flack, where she received a Standing Ovation, moving the audience with her THUNDEROUS Sound!
B.B. King’s late band director, Calvin Owens. Calvin offered Evelyn a multi-album contract. Their collaboration led to the Billboard chart topping album, “Hombres”. In March of 2016 “Hombres” landed #1, #3, and #6 within three different categories on Billboard.
Lisa Marie Williams has opened for artist like Morris Day and the Time, Hiroshima, and the Drifters. Her song, "Selfish" was written by her and has been on the top of the music charts for weeks.
Lisa Marie now has TV Channel on the Roku Network that streams 24/7 called "Inside IndieArtists". She features Indie Artists all over the US, including musicians from London and Germany. The Lisa Marie Show where she interviews musicians is now featured on the Blog Talk Radio.
Te’Cheetah Lopez is a singer/songwriter/Actress and performer who defies traditional music boundaries. She creates music that moves the body, stirs the soul and stimulates the mind. Love songs, sambas, R & B, funk and jazz, transform into new musical experiences every time she graces the stage.
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