Beal was born in Riverside, California. She has won three Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammys, and is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music to date. In 2008, Hill released her first Christmas album, titled Joy to the World. She was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. Her breakthrough role was in the 2000 film Traffic, for which she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. Berggren's original role in the band was equal with her sister, Linn, although the first singles chosen by the record company had Linn, Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles "Fast Car", "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "Give Me One Reason" and "Telling Stories". Growing up in Malibu, California, she began learning the violin at the age of four and left regular school five years later with the goal of becoming a world-class violinist; she practiced eight or nine hours a day and read a wide range of literature. With the advice of her singing coach, Lee Farrell, Adams moved to Kansas City where she did a variety of local gigs. Simpson was born in Denver, Colorado. The Spice Girls signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single, "Wannabe", which hit number-one in more than 30 countries and helped establish the group as a "global phenomenon". Khan's debut album, Fur and Gold, released in 2006, peaked at number forty-eight on the UK Albums Chart and was shortlisted for the 2007 Mercury Prize. The group eventually became Ace of Base. La sua estensione normale è la seguente: Alcune celebri cantanti del passato, pur essendo veri contralti, avevano un'estensione di voce assai maggiore, specialmente verso l'acuto: tanto che potevano cantare al tempo stesso parti di contralto e parti di soprano. In the 1980s, Tyler worked with rock music songwriter Jim Steinman, and she gained further international success with her number one hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in 1983. The following year, she, her brother Merald, sister Brenda, and cousins William and Elenor Guest formed a musical group called The Pips (named after another cousin, James "Pip" Woods). I hope that my music has some of the big themes—sex, death, love, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988), better known simply as Adele (stylized as ADELE), is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Produced by her friend Michael J. Powell (from the Detroit soul band Chapter 8), Baker wrote several tracks for the album herself, Lucy Lawless, MNZM (born Lucille Frances Ryan 29 March 1968) is a New Zealand actress and musician best known for playing the title character of the internationally successful television series Xena: The Warrior Princess. In more recent years, Tyler has continued to have success in Continental Europe, and her 2003 single, "Si demain... (Turn Around)" (a duet with French singer Kareen Antonn), reached the top of the French charts for 10 weeks. The album produced such hit singles as "Get the Party Started", "Don't Let Me Get Me", "Just Like a Pill" and "Family Portrait". Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan, known professionally as Gloria Estefan (born September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-born American singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur. Anne Marjanna Nurmi (born August 22, 1968 in Tampere) is a Finnish singer, composer and keyboard player who is a member of the band Lacrimosa. She returned to public attention when she appeared in the 2008 series of Dancing On Ice. Since her career began in 1981, Gerrard has been involved in a wide range of projects. Having overcome cocaine addiction, and dependency on tranquilizers, Nicks remains a popular solo performer. She co-wrote "Sister Morphine", which is featured on the Stones' Sticky Fingers album. The daughter of an aspiring actress, Marie De Carlo, and a salesman, William Middleton, De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton in Point Grey, now part of Vancouver, British Columbia, and nicknamed 'Peggy'. Thornton died in a plane crash near Bassersdorf, Switzerland. Who are instead of who is will make this answer a little easier. She subsequently spent several months moving between Denmark, Sweden, the UK and Ireland, where she co-wrote and recorded her debut album, Gotta Tell You. Her maternal grandfather, Leonardo García, immigrated to Cuba from Pola de Siero, Asturias, Spain, where he married Gloria's maternal grandmother, originally from Logroño, Spain. Beal was the sole vocalist; instrumentalists included pianists Adolph Baller, Jakob Gimpel, and Marguerite Campbell; violinist Yehudi Menuhin; and an, Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican American singer, actress and model. Kate has a half-Chinese, half-Scottish mother and an Irish father. They went on to become one of the most, Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975), best known by her stage name Lita, is the lead singer for the band The Luchagors as well as a retired professional wrestler and WWE Diva active from 1999 to 2006. A contralto is a rare case of a deeper-sounding female singing voice. ABOUT. As a. Yıldız Kaplan (born October 28, 1970, Bafra, Turkey) is a Turkish actress, fashion model and pop singer. Tilo was so fascinated by Anne's voice that he invited her to join his project and so Anne became a member of Lacrimosa in 1994. "I was taken to the symphony a lot because my mother loved classical music. In, Christine McVie (born Christine Anne Perfect, 12 July 1943, in Bouth, near Ulverston, Lancashire, England) is an English rock singer, keyboardist, and songwriter. Her father was Richard L. Simon (co-founder of Simon & Schuster), a pianist who often played Chopin and Beethoven at home. Actress: She debuted in 2007 with Coco, which included hit singles "Bubbly" and "Realize". Her father, Peter Mumba, is from Zambia and was formerly an aircraft engineer, her mother is Irish. Although the latter went to Number One in Canada, she has not released an album for BNA. Stone's third album, Introducing Joss Stone, released in March 2007, achieved gold record status by the RIAA and yielded the second-ever highest debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard 200, which became Stone's first Top 5 album in the United States and first non-Top 10, Natalie Anne Merchant (born October 26, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She also produced 3 Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles top 3 hits, "Fallin'", "If I Ain't Got You" and "No, Nouhad Wadi Haddad (Arabic: نهاد حداد) (born November 21, 1935), known as Fairuz (Arabic: فيروز, also spelled Fairouz or Fayrouz, meaning "Turquoise" in Arabic) is a Lebanese singer who is among the most widely admired and deeply respected living singers in the Arab world. The album has also helped her receive numerous other awards, including two Brit Awards and three American Music Awards. She graduated from Wooster School in Connecticut, then attended Tufts University. Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. At age eleven, Brooks became fascinated with the guitar and she soon learned how to play it. Etheridge was discovered in a. Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong ( /ˈdaɪdoʊ/; born 25 December 1971), known as Dido, is an English singer-songwriter. To date the album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the tenth best-selling album of all time. During the promotion for Ace of Base's first album, Linn was the principal lead vocalist for the majority of the singles and was generally the main focus in the videos, although on some singles (The Sign, Waiting for Magic) and album tracks Jenny and Linn shared leads. Settling in Southern California, Mitchell and her popular songs like "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Woodstock" helped define an era and a generation. Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning multiple Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominations. The 1952 film, With a Song in My Heart, is based on her life. She also starred in the 2008 biopic romantic thriller Death Defying Acts. The band then changed its name to Two Witches and started writing its lyrics in English. She is also a cousin of the late Whitney Houston. New : Save your favorite arias, videos and singers! Sade was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. A well-received performance in the film Silkwood earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress of 1983. The resulting self-titled debut, Garbage, was a worldwide hit, and was followed by three studio albums, including the, Vanessa Amorosi (born 8 August 1981) is an Australian singer-songwriter and recording artist. She continued recording until her death in 2002. She was raised Catholic. Here, Alice Perry introduces four to look out for, alongside a couple of legends from yesteryear…. In 2009, she returned to the spotlight with "Yesterday", a #12 R&B hit which serves as the first single off her new album Pulse, released on May 4, 2010, which debuted at #1 on Billboard R&B Album Chart. Scabbia is featured in a Megadeth song, "À Tout le Monde (Set Me Free)". Her musical influence comes from the crib, her grandmother used to sing on the radio, and her great aunt and uncle played percussion, piano, cello, and violin. Tennille sang backup vocals on Pink Floyd's The Wall as well as Art Garfunkel's Breakaway. She is also the featured artist in the Apocalyptica song "S.O.S. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 hits include "You're So Vain", "Nobody Does It Better", and "Coming Around Again". The, Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), better known by her stage name Erykah Badu /ˈɛrɨkə bɑːˈduː/, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist and actress. Cerca qui la traduzione inglese-spagnolo di contralto nel dizionario PONS! In pop music, however, a soprano is not required to sing the extreme notes found in classical music, but she will share the most common characteristics of the soprano, a light to medium weight, sweet agile voice, e.g. a hugely versatile opera singer Swedish Contralto/Mezzo soprano Anna Larsson is renowned as a consummate interpreter of Mahler, which she has sung with the world's greatest orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Lucerne Festival, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony orchestras and New York Philharmonic. She started her career in the 1950s as a gospel, pop and jazz singer, scoring a hit with her 1959 single "Don't You Know?". Philadelphia, PA Native. Having been interested and involved in music since her childhood, she formed the band in 1987, along with her sister Jenny, her brother Jonas and their friend Ulf Ekberg. She is the older sister of another famous Persian singer, Mahasti. She has won four Grammy Awards from her 21 nominations, including Best R&B Album. Michael and Margaret worked in the home of the British field marshall Lord Kitchener, as his livery servant and his secretary. Zeta-Jones subsequently starred as Velma Kelly in the 2002 film adaptation of the musical Chicago, a critical and commercial success, and received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Contralto Eula Beal sings Schubert's "Erlkoenig", accompanied by Marguerite Campbell The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK; in the US the album has held the top, Sara Beth Bareilles ( /bəˈrɛlɪs/ bə-REL-is; born December 7, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She graduated in 1979 from Leavenworth High School (LHS), 10th Avenue and Halderman. In 1925 she won a competition that was sponsored by the New York Philharmonic. Dumas had an off-screen relationship with Matt Hardy, which ended in 2005 after an affair with Adam Copeland. Beckham has brought out her own range of sunglasses and fragrance, entitled Intimately Beckham, which has been released in the UK and the US. Johnette is currently a resident of Joshua Tree, California. ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS ARE WELCOME AND WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED. Her greatest success in Berlin was the top-selling single "Take My Breath Away", the love theme in the film Top Gun. Vitamin C has her own Tommy Hilfiger lipstick color developed after her signature yellow and orange hair. She started beat boxing for the hip-hop group Ladies Fresh and was one of the, Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. In 2010, Perry released her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010), which topped the Billboard 200 chart, and spawned five number one singles—"California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T." In 1929, Ball landed work as a model and later began her, Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 25, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress. In 2001, she was named one of the "30 Most Powerful Women in America" by Ladies Home Journal. Sometimes referred to as "The Queen of Country Pop", Twain has sold more than 85 million albums worldwide and is ranked 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era. Hill has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, the American Music Awards and the People's Choice Awards. L.A. Reid replaced Jones with Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and the group was signed in 1991 as TLC. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Philadelphia, PA Native. Lady Gaga came to prominence as a recording artist following the release of her debut album The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success that topped charts around the world and included the international number-one singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". In 1946, Nico and her mother relocated to downtown Berlin, where Nico worked as a seamstress. Christine was born in the small village of Bouth in the Lake District of England and grew up in the Bearwood area of Smethwick near Birmingham, where her father, Cyril P.A.Perfect, was a concert violinist and music lecturer at St Peter's College of Education, Saltley, Birmingham. Browse through all opera roles for contralto, divided by language. In 2008 Halliwell published a book series named Ugenia Lavender. She and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters, commonly called The Carpenters. Her fanbase reached far beyond Hong Kong into much of Asia, such as Taiwan, Mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as the overseas market. Cline was best known for her rich tone, emotionally expressive and bold contralto voice and her role as a country music industry pioneer. MY NAME IS ASHOT ARAKELYAN. Registration is fast, free and easy. Chapter 8 were subsequently dropped from the label roster. In the early 1980s, Brooks performed at a number of clubs in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and in Washington, where she was popular to a broad range of fans. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008. She was able to sing from Soprano to Bass, but her strongest register was her chest register, which gave her a powerful Tenor/Baritone sound. Always a tall girl, the 5'10" Latifah was a power forward on her high school women basketball team. Except, of course, I could go see bands, and that was the kick. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. Erisso was a ballerina for the Max Reinhardt Company during her early years, and danced in productions of works by the, Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975) is an English R&B and pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress, author, television presenter and model. She was employed to record backup vocals for the choruses of songs on their demo tape, but the band, Emilie Autumn Liddell (born on September 22, 1979), better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and violinist. She endured a poverty stricken childhood and was raised alone from the age of five by her mother. High quality Contralto gifts and merchandise. Her mother Máire (better known by her nickname, Baba)(née Ní Dhúgáin or Duggan in English) was a music teacher and her father Leo, Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), better known by her stage name Nina Simone /ˈniːnə sɨˈmoʊn/, was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. However there are a handful of notably talented contraltos working today. On December 11, 2009, Billboard magazine named her the second Jazz artist of the 2000–09 decade, establishing her as one of the best-selling artists of her time. Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins on 8 June 1951) is a British singer. She also writes an advice column in the popular rock magazine Revolver, alongside musician Vinnie Paul. Macdonald rose to fame in 2007 with her debut album, This Is the Life (2007) and its fourth single, "This Is the Life". In the early 1970s, she went on to play as the pitcher on the Carpenters' official softball team. Her songs have been covered by Jeff Buckley, Tricky, Massive Attack, and LCD Soundsystem. She lives in Australia. Co-founding the, Yulia (full name Yulia MacLean) is a Russian-born New Zealand classical crossover singer. Diana's only sibling, Michelle, is a former, Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart (born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Signed to Mercury Records in 1995, she released her self-titled debut that year. When she was two years old, she moved with her mother and grandfather to the Spreewald forest outside of Berlin. It’s one of the unusual aspects of the real contralto timbre. In the following years, she starred in a string of hit films including Mask, The Witches of Eastwick, and Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1988. She is the first (and currently only) female artist in history to have 3 consecutive albums reach diamond status, certified by the RIAA. Etheridge's interest in music began early; she picked up her first guitar at 8. She has an older brother Peter, an actuary. Her father was a shoemaker, and the family moved many times in her youth: Chezkoslovakia, Austria, Italy, Germany and Poland, finally to Graz, in Austria, where she had her first voice lessons as a girl in her early teens. In television, Helen was the first Australian to host her own one-hour weekly primetime variety show on an American network, along with several specials that were seen in over forty countries. Her mother Joyce is a former singer (she was signed to Motown as a teenager and opened for Stevie Wonder and Al Green) and is now her stylist. 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