- Madonna The Celebration Tour 🎶 We’re gonna party (It's a celebration) 🎶
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- Michael Jackson - Thriller 40th Anniversary World’s biggest-selling album with over 100 million sales
- Thriller Album turns 40 A release of a special 2-disc anniversary edition
Madonna The Celebration Tour
🎶 We’re gonna party (It's a celebration) 🎶
L’iconique Madonna is back ! Au programme du Celebration Tour ? Quatre shows démesurés pour fêter 40 ans d’une carrière légendaire. Cerise sur le gâteau (d’anniversaire), l’invitée spéciale de la tournée : Bob the Drag Queen !
Madonna a changé la trajectoire de la musique populaire peu de temps après que Borderline soit devenu son premier tube du Top 10 en 1984. Fusionnant la danse post-disco avec une pop effervescente, la chanson était inattendue et fraiche, une astuce qui est rapidement devenue sa signature. Au cours d’une carrière qui a duré des décennies, Madonna a introduit des sons underground dans le courant dominant, en se spécialisant dans les tendances qui percolent dans les clubs de danse.
À l’aube de l’ère MTV, elle a saisi les possibilités offertes par les vidéos musicales, créant une série de clips sexy et élégants qui lui ont valu la réputation de provocatrice tout en faisant de la chaine le bastion de la culture branchée des années 1980.
Madonna a enregistré un grand nombre des hymnes pop qui ont défini cette décennie - Like a Virgin, Material Girl, Live to Tell, Papa Don’t Preach, Open Your Heart, Like a Prayer, Express Yourself - et, ce faisant, elle a créé l’archétype de la pop star moderne : une star dont la musique est inextricablement liée à sa représentation visuelle et qui répugne à se reposer sur ses lauriers. Alors que Madonna entame sa deuxième décennie de célébrité, elle continue à prendre des risques artistiques ; elle se plonge dans le R&B moderne pour Bedtime Stories en 1994 et dans l’électronique pour Ray of Light en 1998. Au cours des années 2000 et 2010, Madonna a continué à être animée par cet esprit artistique sans cesse renouvelé, ce qui a permis de mettre en perspective l’ensemble de son œuvre, en soulignant les points communs et la cohérence qui traversent sa musique - des liens aussi évidents sur des albums comme Madame X en 2019 que sur des rétrospectives comme Finally Enough Love, une chronique de 2022 de ses succès dans les clubs de danse.
SIXTH AND FINAL LONDON SHOW ADDED
As part of her huge Celebration Tour, Madonna has added a sixth and final London date to her schedule, performing at London’s The O2 on Wednesday 6th December.
Madonna, the best-selling female solo touring artist of all time, announced that The Celebration Tour has sold-out 36 shows and counting across Toronto, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and more, with over 600,000 tickets sold. Due to overwhelming demand, 36 new dates have now been added across North America and Europe. The global run now includes second shows in Miami, Las Vegas, Milan, Barcelona and more as well as four nights in Paris, six nights in New York and Los Angeles, and a newly announced sixth and final night in London, with multiple added dates already sold-out.
The Celebration Tour will kick off on Saturday, July 15th at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC with stops in Phoenix, Seattle, Denver, and more before making its way to Europe where she will perform in 11 cities throughout the fall, including Antwerp, Copenhagen, Paris and Stockholm, among others. The Celebration Tour will then return to London to on Tuesday 5-December and Wednesday 6th December at The O2 to wrap up the European tour before returning to North America for additional and newly confirmed dates.
The Celebration Tour will offer a one-of-a-kind experience with special guest Bob the Drag Queen a.k.a. Caldwell Tidicue across all dates on the global tour.
Michael Jackson - Thriller 40th Anniversary
World’s biggest-selling album with over 100 million sales
Experience the world’s biggest-selling album with over 100 million in sales – and the first album to be certified triple Diamond by the RIAA – on this new Thriller 40th Anniversary 2CD set.
Disc 1: Michael Jackson’s 1982 smash album Thriller changed pop music forever. This original album, featuring seven top 10 hits including Billie Jean, Beat It and Thriller, helped Michael win a record-setting eight Grammy Awards in one night.
Disc 2: Features Thriller-era bonus material including previously unreleased demos.
Michael first wrote and started work on this song in 1980 but was still working on it in February 1982 and considered it as a song for the Thriller album.
When it failed to make the cut for Thriller, Michael considered it again for The Jacksons’ Victory album but chose to contribute three other songs to that album: State of Shock, Be Not Always (co-written with his brother Marlon) and The Hurt (co-written with his brother Randy, David Paich and Steve Porcaro). This demo has never been released previously.
- Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'
- Baby Be Mine
- The Girl Is Mine - Michael Jackson with Paul McCartney
- Beat It
- Billie Jean
- Human Nature
- P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
- The Lady in My Life
- Got the Hots
- Who Do You Know
- Behind The Mask
- Can’t Get Outta The Rain
- The Toy
- Sunset Driver
- What A Lovely Way To Go
- She’s Trouble
Thriller Album turns 40
A release of a special 2-disc anniversary edition
On November 30th, Michael Jackson’s Thriller turns 40 years old.
A special 2-disc anniversary edition of the album will be released at the end of the year and is available today for pre-order.
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- Thriller 40th Special Anniversary Mix We celebrate 40 years of Thriller!
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- France Joli Mix Special Tribute Over 79 minutes of Non-Stop Disco Music
- Madonna Special Weekend The Queen of Pop is ONAIR on August 19th to 21th
Special VALENTINE MIX
Saturday night @10pm only on Precious Radio. (February 11th, 2023)
The Special VALENTINE MIX RadioShow is mixed, edited & remixed with love by Zebra Mix & Precious Mix.
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DJ, PRODUCER & LABEL OWNER Zebra (born July 30, 1971) is a French musician, singer-songwriter and DJ. As a DJ, he is mainly known for his bootlegs. He is also a radio host-producer, producer for his label Zebramix. Since October 2021, manager for music programming and production of the Geneva association Post Tenebras Rock. Website : https://zebramix.fr/
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Two Hours of Pure Music on Saturday night December, 10th @10pm
Shambhala Fractal Forest Mix for Two Hours of Pure Music on Saturday night December, 10th @10pm only on Precious Radio.
Recorded live from the Fractal Forest, Shambhala Music Festival Salmo B.C Canada. Mixed, Edited & Remixed by A.SKILLZ.
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A.Skillz is a true party rocker behind the turntables, captivating crowds with his ability to embrace all aspects of music that he takes inspiration from and mash them up into a unique cocktail, infused with his own signature flavour of funk. With his DJ bookings taking him to the four corners of the world, he has appeared on stages big and small and no matter what venue or style, he always brings the house down.
Having clocked up over six million plays on his soundcloud page, his records have gained the support of the biggest names in the industry, from Jazzy Jeff to Pete Tong, Annie Mac to Zane Lowe, whilst his DJ mixes have won over an army of supporters and resulted in him being commissioned by Radio 1 to put together a special DJ mix for their Beatles tribute night, that even had Paul McCartney tapping his feet. His James Bond mini mix is the only ever mix to be played on every daytime show on Radio 1 in the UK, whilst his productions have appeared in films, TV adverts and many a computer game.
His label Jam City has released, alongside his own work, tracks from the likes of DJ Yoda, Doorly, the Cuban Brothers, Afrika Bambaataa, Jungle Brothers, Nightmares on Wax, Mica Paris to name a few, whilst his productions have seem him collaborate with a selection of some of the industry’s finest names including; Kurtis Blow, Dr Luke, Nasa, Krafty Kuts, DJ Numark, Beardyman, Nick Thayer and Z trip.
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Thriller 40th Special Anniversary Mix
We celebrate 40 years of Thriller!
Saturday night @10pm December, 3st 2022 - Don’t miss it…
Experience the world’s biggest-selling album with over 100 million in sales’ and the first album to be certified triple Diamond by the RIAA on this new Thriller 40th Anniversary only on Precious Radio.
Features Thriller-era including previously unreleased demos.
Michael Jackson’s 1982 smash album Thriller changed pop music forever. This original album, featuring seven top 10 hits including Billie Jean, Beat It and Thriller, helped Michael win a record-setting eight Grammy Awards in one night.
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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and philanthropist. Dubbed the King of Pop, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. Jackson influenced artists across many music genres; through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance moves such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name, as well as the robot. He is the most awarded musician in history.
The eighth child of the Jackson family, Jackson made his professional debut in 1964 with his older brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 (later known as the Jacksons). Jackson began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records. He became a solo star with his 1979 album Off the Wall. His music videos, including those for Beat It, Billie Jean, and Thriller from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an artform and promotional tool. He helped propel the success of MTV and continued to innovate with videos for the albums Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995). Thriller became the best-selling album of all time, while Bad was the first album to produce five U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles.
From the late 1980s, Jackson became a figure of controversy and speculation due to his changing appearance, relationships, behavior, and lifestyle. In 1993, he was accused of sexually abusing the child of a family friend. The lawsuit was settled out of civil court; Jackson was not indicted due to lack of evidence. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges. The FBI found no evidence of criminal conduct on Jackson’s behalf in either case. In 2009, while preparing for a series of comeback concerts, This Is It, he died from an overdose of propofol administered by his personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter.
Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 400 million records worldwide. He had 13 Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles (more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era) and was the first artist to have a top-ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades. He is regarded by the RIAA as the highest-selling individual music artist of all time worldwide. His honors include 15 Grammy Awards, 6 Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and 39 Guinness World Records, including the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time. Jackson’s inductions include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (twice), the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Dance Hall of Fame (the only recording artist to be inducted), and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame. In 2016, his estate earned $825 million, the highest yearly amount for a celebrity ever recorded by Forbes.
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MJ 80's Special Rare Multitrack Mix
Saturday night November 5, @10:00PM Mixed, Edited & Remixed by Precious Mix.
RADIOSHOW - Saturday Night 5 November 2022 at 22:00 UTC+01"MJ 80’s Special Rare Multitrack Mix" ONAIR on Precious Radio - Saturday night @10:00PM Mixed, Edited & Remixed by Precious Mix.
Multitrack recording (MTR), also known as multitracking or tracking, is a method of sound recording developed in 1955 that allows for the separate recording of multiple sound sources or of sound sources recorded at different times to create a cohesive whole. Multitracking became possible in the mid-1950s when the idea of simultaneously recording different audio channels to separate discrete “tracks” on the same reel-to-reel tape was developed. A “track” was simply a different channel recorded to its own discrete area on the tape whereby their relative sequence of recorded events would be preserved, and playback would be simultaneous or synchronized.
Michael Jackson’s stems. In the eyes of many worshipers of pop, inimitable voice, the manner of performing and repertoire of Michael Jackson stay the most striking expression of POP! Metronome, Drum Kit, Bass Synth, Electric Piano, Synthesizer 1, Synthesizer 2, Synthesizer 3, Synth Brass, Brass section, Misc., Backing Vocals & more…
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France Joli Mix Special Tribute
Over 79 minutes of Non-Stop Disco Music
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Born France Joly in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Joli grew up in Dorion. Her father was a hardware merchant and her mother was a teacher.
She is famous for being a Pop Singer. Her second album on the Epic label, Witch of Love (released in 1985), was produced by the American jazz and pop musician George Duke. France Joli’s age is 59. Famous for her 1979 disco hit Come to Me, which was released when she was just sixteen years old, this Canadian vocalist is also known for such chart-topping singles as Don’t Stop Dancing and Gonna Get Over You.
She recorded seven albums between 1979 and 1998. She made her television debut at the age of six and, by age eleven, was regularly featured on talent programs and in TV commercials. Her career took off after she signed with music manager Tony Green. Her 1983 album, Attitude, featured performances by guitarist Martin Page and bassist Richie Zito.
Joli’s Epic debut Attitude (1983), was produced by Pete Bellotte; Giorgio Moroder was credited as executive producer. The album personnel included Martin Page on electric guitar, Page’s Q-Feel sideman Brian Fairweather on electric bass and Richie Zito on electric bass and electric guitar: Zito also performed arranging duties. The tracks included Joli’s original Dumb Blond (co-written with Daniel Vail) and a remake of the Four Tops’ Standing in the Shadows of Love which featured Gladys Knight’s backing group the Pips; the latter was a moderate club success in tandem with the cuts “Girl in the 80s” and “Blue Eyed Technology” but despite a performance by Joli on Solid Gold the single “Girl in the 80s” – written by Jay Ferguson and Deborah Neal – garnered no evident mainstream interest.
Joli’s next Epic release was Witch of Love (1985), produced by George Duke: prior to the album’s release Joli had performed the Duke-penned track “Party Lights” at the Yamaha Music Festival in 1984 and had won the Grand Prix. The title cut of Witch of Love was a Joli-Vail composition as was the track “What About Me”. However, as with Attitude, the choice for single was a Ferguson-Neal composition: the rather quirky “Does He Dance”, which again failed at US radio – although it did become a Canadian airplay item – while becoming a moderate club hit boosted by a remix by Shep Pettibone. The commercial failure of both of her Epic album releases led to the label dropping Joli, who spent the next ten years with her career focused on performing rather than recording.
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Madonna Special Weekend
The Queen of Pop is ONAIR on August 19th to 21th
Madonna Special Weekend ! on Precious Radio. Happy B-DAY Madonna. The Queen of Pop is ONAIR non-stop 50 Number Ones, remixes, rare mixes and famous hits songs & more. Don’t miss it…
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Madonna, often addressed as the Queen of Pop, is one of the most popular international artists. She was born into a Catholic family and her mother was a staunch follower of her religion. After the demise of her mother, and her father_s remarriage, Madonna went through a radical change and turned into a rebel. She had an affinity towards dancing and dropped out of college to pursue a career in dancing. In a pursuit to chase her dream, she moved to New York. Life was not easy for her in New York, and to survive she had to engage in many odd jobs, which also included being a waitress and nude modelling. At the same time, she also carried on her dance training and participated in bands. Soon her talent got noticed and she got her first solo contract. Ever since the skilled performer has never looked back and has climbed the ladder of success steadily. She has created many records and registered her name in the Guinness World Record. The talented artist has uncountable awards to her credit. She has been regarded as a style icon and her some of her songs are believed to be classics. Controversies and Madonna go hand-in-hand, and this artist faces all challenges boldly and overcomes them.
In New York, she engaged in various odd jobs such as waitress, nude art modelling and also pursued her dance training simultaneously. She became a member at the The Breakfast Club band and later formed a band named Madonna & the Sky.
In 1979, she played a role in the film A Certain Sacrifice. In 1980s, she got a solo contract with the company named Sire Records which is owned by Warner Music Group. In 1982, her first solo album Everybody was launched which topped the dance charts, and the following year, another album Madonna was released. The albums fared well in the market and sold many copies. The year 1984, was a major breakthrough for this artist when her album Like a Virgin hit the music stores. This album soon became a huge success and launched Madonna as an international figure. The title track of the album retained the first position on Billboard Chart for six weeks.
In 1985, she worked in the film Desperately Seeking Susan and also lent her voice for the number Into the Groove in the film. This song too was a huge hit and registered number one in U.S. dance charts. The same year, she sang Crazy For You for the film Vision Quest and this too turned out to successful. Soon after, she went on her first concert tour called The Virgin Tour.
During 1986-90, this singer worked on several albums such as True Blue, You Can Dance, Who_s that Girl, Like a Prayer, and films which include Who’s That Girl, Dick Tracy, Bloodhounds of Broadway, Shanghai Surprise. During the same period, she also went on concerts tours like Who’s That Girl World Tour and Blond Ambition World Tour. In 1989, she signed an endorsement contract with Pepsi company but her controversial video Like a Prayer, led to annulment of the contract.
In 1990, her compilation album The Immaculate Collection was released and it received immense success making it the _best –selling compilation album by any solo artist in history’. In 1991, her first documentary film Madonna: Truth or Dare was released which dealt with the incidents that occurred during her Blond Ambition World Tour. The same year, she also worked in the film Shadows and Fog and the following year, she appeared in the film A League of Their Own She co-founded the Maverick Records music label in association with Warner Music Group in 1992. The same year, she published her book Sex which was an adult coffee table book containing erotic images of this artist; and her album Erotica was also launched during the same time.
During 1993-99, she was engaged in movies such as Body of Evidence, _ Dangerous Game_, _ Blue in the Face_, Four Rooms and Girl 6. She also launched some albums such as Bedtime Stories and Ray of Light, and was part of the concert tour The Girlie Show World Tour. In 1996, she portrayed Eva Perón in the musical drama Evita and her award winning performance was highly acclaimed by many. She continued to carry on her musical as well as acting career in spite of all the controversies she was surrounded with, and during the period 2000-12, she acted in movies such as The Next Big Thing, Swept Away, Die Another Day, I_m Going to Tell You a Secret, Arthur and the Invisibles. Her albums during the same period include Music, American Life, Confessions on a Dance Floor, Hard Candy, MDNA. In 2012, she was engaged in the concert tour named The MDNA Tour. In 2015, her album named Rebel Heart was released and she also embarked on a concert tour by the same name. She is associated with a few production companies and brands such as Semtex Girls, Hard Candy Fitness, Truth or Dare by Madonna.
Awards & Achievements
In 1989, she was awarded with the Artist of the Decade: Mega Artist by MTV. This artist has been the recipient of several eminent awards for her singing as well as her acting. Her first Grammy Awards was in the year 1992, for the Blond Ambition world Tour Live in the Best Music Video, Long Form category. This was followed by six more Grammy Awards for her works Ray of Light, Beautiful Strangers, Confessions on a Dance Floor and The Confession Tour. During 1996-2012, this talented artist has been credited with eleven Guinness World Records in categories such as Highest grossing music tour per concert by a female artist, Highest paid female singer on the planet, Most Number-one Albums in the UK charts, Largest TV audience Super Bowl in history. She has been the recipient of the Juno Awards twice for the song Vogue and her album True Blue. In 2006, the TRL Awards presented her with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Two years later, this artist was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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The King of the Pop
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Michael Jackson has won 15 Grammy awards, including the Legend and the Lifetime Achievement Awards, and 26 American Music Awards. He also had 13 #1 singles in the US. The first two are still-intact records, while the latter is a record for male artists. Jackson is the most awarded musician in history, with more than 200 awards. He also holds the record of having supported 39 charities, with the Guinness Book of Records recognizing his extensive humanitarian work in 2000.
A child prodigy, Jackson, or MJ, as he is more commonly known, continued his progress into adulthood, going on to become a pop culture phenomenon and one of the most iconic dancers in living history. His songs are the stuff of legends, and his various dance moves are ingrained into pop culture. He is also known for his humanitarian efforts, but is, conversely, equally infamous for the various scandals in his life.
Let’s take a deeper look into this legend’s life.Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana. The 8th of 10 children, Michael had his first tryst with music as a singer in the Jackson family band, Jackson 5, in 1964, at the tender age of five. Jackson 5 played at local nightclubs and also participated in competitions. Despite his young age, he soon carved a niche for himself as a singer and dancer of exceptional ability. Jackson 5 ruled the charts in the late ’60s and the early ’70s. After signing a contract with Motown, Jackson 5 had to shift their base to California. This was followed by chart busters like ‘I Want You Back,’, ‘Dancing Machine’, ‘The Love You Save’ and ‘I’ll Be There’ in 1970. Jackson 5 remained with Motown till 1975, while Jackson’s solo career started in 1972. In 1976, Jackson 5, now re-branded as the Jacksons, switched to Epic Records.
Jackson’s childhood was difficult, and had a heavy influence on his life. His father was a very strict disciplinarian, and though Michael later attributed his success to the strict singing practice conducted by his father, it also had a demoralizing effect on the budding entertainer’s mindset. He suffered from various psychological issues, including chronic and persistent sleep problems, due to his childhood.
Collaboration with Quincy Jones
Michael first met his future producer, Quincy Jones, on the sets of The Wiz, a musical version of The WIzard of Oz starring an all-African American cast. Despite his later success as a musician, Jackson was an actor in this film ; he played Scarecrow.
Jones was influential in Jackson’s most famous release, Thriller, in 1982. This record-busting album is reputed to have sold more than 60 million copies, though certified sales only indicate about 42.4 million. It is the highest-selling album in music history, and established Michael as the King of Pop, a moniker that has now very much become his own. 7 singles from the album reached the top 10 in the Billboard Top 100 chart, which is a joint record. The music video of ‘Billie Jean’ is among the most watched music videos of all time, and received regular airtime, consolidating the reputation of the nascent MTV in the process. It was also one of the very first music videos by a black artist to receive such consistent airtime, and one of the first to become equally popular across the racial divide. His success, aided by the furious efforts of CBS Music directors to get MTV to broadcast a black artist’s song, paved the way for future African American artists to receive as much airtime as white artists.
Quincy Jones first collaborated with Michael in 1979 on the album Off the Wall, a legendary production in its own right. Selling more than 20 million copies, it is also one of the best-selling albums of all time. With the success of Off the Wall, Jackson was able to secure the highest royalty rate in the music world : a whopping 37% of the album’s profits, which later equated to almost USD 2 for each copy !
Five years after Thriller, Jackson released his final album with Jones, Bad, in 1987. It was hugely popular, reputedly selling more than 30 million copies. Though it didn’t outsell Thriller, it bested it in one important aspect : five singles from Bad reached the top spot in the Billboard Top 100, which was the first time this feat had been achieved by a single album. It also became the first album to reach the top spot in 25 countries. The Bad world tour, held from September 1988-January 1989, broke multiple records of attendance in various countries ; the 570,000-strong people that watched him in Japan were almost three times the previous record in the country, and his seven sellout shows in Wembley Stadium London, totaling a crowd of 504,000 people, broke a Guinness World Record. In total, he performed 123 shows on this world tour, reaching out to 4.4 million people in the process.
One of the most famous images in the world, and the one most associated with Michael Jackson, is the fantastic ‘moonwalk’. It was first performed by him in public on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, a 1983 TV special commemorating the 25th year of the popular music production company, Motown Records.
Michael at first declined the invitation, due to his reluctance to rejoin his brothers for a mini-reunion of the Jacksons, but was persuaded by Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown, on the condition that Michael be allotted a solo slot in addition to the group gig.
According to some, Jackson only practiced the moonwalk once at his home before brandishing it on air. The iconic movement, where the performer appears to slide backwards while apparently walking forward, was not created by Jackson, but spread like wildfire after it was popularized by one of the premier artists of the time. It was performed during the song ‘Billie Jean’, and became a staple in Jackson’s subsequent live performances. This performance rocketed Jackson onto new heights of fame. In the words of Berry Gordy himself,
From the first beat of Billie Jean, I was mesmerized, and when he did his iconic moonwalk, I was shocked, it was magic, Michael Jackson went into orbit, and never came down.
In 1985, Jackson co-wrote We Are The World with Lionel Richie, for humanitarian purposes primarily in Africa. The song became one of the bestselling singles of all time.
Jackson didn’t relent his pursuit of musical innovation and success, with his album Dangerous selling more than 20 million certified copies. The album contained one of Jackson’s most famous songs, Black or White. This album was notable as the first Jackson album to feature a rapper, as well as one of the pioneering works in the new jack swing genre.
The Dangerous world tour, starting in June 1992 and ending 17 months later in November 1993, drew 3.5 million listeners in 70 concerts. HBO bagged the broadcast rights of the world tour for USD 20 million―a still-intact record.
In January 1993, Jackson also performed at the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVII. His performance, where he sang four songs, was the first halftime show to have more viewers than the match in progress!
HIStory : Past, Present and Future, released in 1995, went straight to the number one slot in several countries. It contained a compilation of MJ’s hit singles, and also featured the lavishly made science-fiction video ‘Scream’. The second single, ‘You Are Not Alone’, surpassed the success of ‘Scream’ by becoming the first ever song to debut at the top spot in the Billboard Top 100. ‘Earth Song’, the third single released from this album, reached the top position and became MJ’s most successful single in the UK. ‘Earth Song’ gave a strong message to the viewers, as it addressed issues related to the environment and poverty. This album was reissued in 2001 as Greatest Hits : HIStory Volume I along with a second installment, HIStory Continues, and became the best-selling double album in history, with more than 20 million copies sold. The HIStory world tour, conducted between September 1996 and October 1997, included 82 concerts for a total audience of 4.5 millions.
By Jackson’s astronomical standards, his only original album in the 2000s, Invincible, was not extremely popular. Having said that, it still managed to sell 13 million copies, in spite of being released at a time of a general slump in the music industry, without an accompanying world tour, and with very little promotion.
- Got to Be There (1972)
- Ben (1972)
- Music & Me (1973)
- Forever, Michael (1975)
- Off the Wall (1979)
- Thriller (1982)
- Bad (1987)
- Dangerous (1991)
- HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995)
- Invincible (2001)
Due to his fame, Michael Jackson’s life was always under the microscope. His complicated personality and various long-standing psychological issues meant that he was never far from a controversy. He faced multiple child sexual abuse allegations, as well as general rumors about his mental health. His close association with his pet chimpanzee, Bubbles, in particular, spawned worldwide mocking and parody.
“In the world of pop music, there is Michael Jackson and there is everybody else.” - THE NEW YORK TIMES
“When it’s allowed to be free, love is what makes life alive, joyful, and new.” - Michael Jackson
“That’s what’s so wonderful about traveling. I get to see all the cultures, people, and the children. It’s wonderful. It’s my greatest inspiration, I would say.” - Michael Jackson
“I love the whole world of dance, because dancing is really the emotions through bodily movement. And however you feel, you just bring out that inner feeling through your mood… Dancing is important, like laughing, to back off tension.” - Michael Jackson
“My dancing just comes about spontaneously. Some things I’ve done for years until people have marked them as my style, but it’s all spontaneous reactions.” - Michael Jackson
“That song means a lot to me because it was the first song I wrote as a whole.” - Michael Jackson on “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
“I like songs that touch the heart and that stay with a person for a lifetime. And that’s what’s important to me and to the people. That’s what I’m here for. I get things done the way I want them to be done.” - Michael Jackson
“Finally, and most importantly… I want you to know that when I first agreed to tour, I decided to donate all the money I make from our performances to charity.” - Michael Jackson
“The songwriting process is something very difficult to explain because it’s very spiritual…You really have it in the hands of God, and it’s as if it’s been written already – that’s the real truth. As if it’s been written in its entirety before we’re born and you’re just really the source through which the songs come.” - Michael Jackson
“I hate labels, because it should be just music. Call it disco, call it anything, it’s music to me, it’s beautiful to the ear, and that’s what counts.” - Michael Jackson
“I believe in my heart that the greatest challenge facing our nation—and the world—is to improve the quality of life for our children. President Carter and The Atlanta Project share my deep concern about the suffering of children all over the country.” - Michael Jackson
“Ever since I was a little kid, I used to always study composition, and it was Tchaikovsky that influenced me the most.” - Michael Jackson
“Make the world more beautiful by sharing with me the wonderful feeling you get when your soul is lifted up to become pure love.” - Michael Jackson
“I always try to be a pioneer and an innovator in whatever I do. ” - Michael Jackson
“Whatever I sing, that’s what I really mean. I don’t sing it if I don’t mean it.” - Michael Jackson
“Music is a way of getting across to people. People may not want to read, but they will always listen to music.” - Michael Jackson
“[Interacting with fans is] a wonderful feeling, especially when you see them smiling and I love the fans. I think it’s very sweet. I felt thankful is how I feel. I really do, I don’t take any of it for granted.” - Michael Jackson
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor, and director. He is known for his flamboyant and androgynous persona, eclectic work, and wide vocal range, which included a far-reaching falsetto and high-pitched screams. Prince’s music incorporated a wide variety of styles, including funk, R&B, rock, new wave, soul, synth-pop, pop, jazz, and hip-hop. He often played most or all instruments on his recordings. American musician Prince achieved worldwide fame in the 1980s with ‘1999’ and ‘Purple Rain,’ the latter album also serving as the soundtrack for the popular film of the same name.
Who Was Prince ?
Prince’s early music career saw the release of Prince, Dirty Mind and Controversy, which drew attention for their fusion of religious and sexual themes. He then released the popular albums 1999 and Purple Rain, cementing his superstar status with No. 1 hits like “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy.” A seven-time Grammy winner, Prince had a prodigious output that included later albums like Diamonds and Pearls, The Gold Experience and Musicology. He died on April 21, 2016, from an accidental drug overdose.
Famed singer, songwriter and musical innovator Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His parents were John Nelson, a musician whose stage name was Prince Rogers, and Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer who performed with the Prince Rogers Band.
Prince became interested in music at a young age and taught himself how to play the piano, guitar and drums. His parents broke up when he was about 10, and he and his sister split their time between their parents’ homes. He eventually ran away and moved in with neighbors, the Anderson family. In high school, Prince formed the band Grand Central (later known as Champagne) with André Anderson (who later changed his name to André Cymone) and Morris Day. In 1978, Prince was signed to Warner Bros. Records. In a 2009 interview with Tavis Smiley, Prince revealed that when he was a child, he suffered from epileptic seizures and that he was teased in school. He told Smiley, “Early in my career I tried to compensate by being as flashy and as noisy as I could.”
The ’80s : ‘Purple Rain’ and Beyond
With his band the Revolution, Prince went on to create the classic album Purple Rain (1984), which also served as the soundtrack to the film of the same name, grossing almost $70 millions at the U.S. box-office. Co-starring Apollonia Kotero and Day, the movie garnered an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score.
Its melancholy title track reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the hits “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy” both reached No. 1. While “Crazy” readily joined the pantheon of wild, electrifying rock songs, “Doves Cry” had one-of-a-kind signatures, displaying an otherworldly meld of electronic and funk elements without a traditional chorus. The soundtrack offered two other hits : “I Would Die 4 U” and “Take Me With U.” Prince simultaneously became a well-known visual icon with his trademark curls, flowing jackets and ruffled attire with punk embellishments.
“Darling Nikki” was another tune from Purple Rain that incited controversy due to its explicit visuals. After senator Al Gore’s wife Tipper Gore bought the album for their daughter and listened to the track, she eventually pushed for albums to sport labels that warned parents of graphic lyrics.
1985 saw the release of Around the World in a Day, which had the Top 10 tracks “Raspberry Beret,” a whimsical mid-tempo tune, and “Pop Life.” The record continued to feature Prince’s penchant for playing a range of instruments and desire to impart messages of self-love, as seen with “Paisley Park,” a track inspired by the name of his Minneapolis studios.
In 1986 Prince released his eighth studio album, Parade, which included his pulsating No. 1 pop/R&B single “Kiss.” Parade served as the soundtrack for the artist’s second film, Under the Cherry Moon, which he directed and starred in.
Career Takes Off : ‘Controversy’ and ‘1999’
In 1978, Prince dropped his debut album, For You, which was followed by Prince (1979). He played practically all of the instruments on the albums, and the sophomore release contained his first Top 20 pop hit, the easygoing “I Wanna Be Your Lover.” The critically acclaimed Dirty Mind dropped in 1980, consisting of material that was graphic in its exploration of sexuality and fantasy.
Controversy (1981) continued playing with the themes of its predecessor, as seen with the dance-oriented title track, which reached No. 3 on the R&B charts, as well as songs like “Sexuality” and “Do Me Baby.” Yet as Prince continued to develop his career, he would also be known for tracks that had a deep spirituality, with a yearning for majesty and wonder. The singer found international success with the release of his 1982 album, 1999, which included the Top 20 title track, an exquisite synth-funk ode about nuclear doomsday, as well as the Top 10 hits “Little Red Corvette” and “Delirious.”
‘Sign ‘O’ the Times,’ ‘Batman’ Soundtrack
After the disbanding of the Revolution, Prince was able to consolidate various shelved projects into what ultimately became the double album Sign ‘O’ the Times (1987), with the title track reaching No. 3 on the pop charts and No. 1 in R&B. The album was known for its stark commentary on social issues yet also contained fun jams like “U Got the Look,” a raucous duet with Scottish singer Sheena Easton that reached No. 2 on the pop charts. (He had previously penned the lasciviously charged pop/R&B hit “Sugar Walls” from her 1984 album A Private Heaven.) Sign was easily among Prince’s most critically acclaimed albums, yet its sales lagged in the U.S., finding more of an audience in Europe, where the artist launched a successful tour.
Maintaining a prodigious output, Prince released Lovesexy in 1988, known for its album cover featuring a photo of the artist in the nude as well as the Top 5 uptempo R&B hit “Alphabet St.”
By the time he released his 11th studio album, the soundtrack to Batman, in 1989, Prince had become one of America’s most commercially successful pop artists, continually making waves on the charts. Batman offered up the No. 1 romp “Batdance” as well as the Top 5 R&B hit “Partyman.” The video for “Batdance” famously featured Prince in split-effect makeup and costuming meant to symbolize both the film’s shadowy hero and his crazed nemesis, the Joker.
The Early ’90s : The New Power Generation
The early 1990s marked the launch of the New Power Generation, Prince’s latest band that featured a blend of contemporary R&B, hip-hop, jazz and soul along with the vocals of Rosie Gaines. The group was first called out in the soundtrack to Graffiti Bridge, a 1990 sequel to Purple Rain that didn’t fare well at the box-office yet still yielded the Top 10 track “Thieves in the Temple.”
With the NPG’s artistic contribution, Prince found success with his album Diamonds and Pearls (1991), which rose to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Diamonds included the romantic title ballad, the industrial strength “Gett Off,” the playful paean “Insatiable” and the saucy No. 1 single “Cream.”
Prince’s work with the NPG continued to unashamedly toy with ideas around sexuality, gender norms and the body. To promote the album, Prince had appeared on the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards to do a live performance of “Gett Off.” Echoing parts of the track’s music video, the performance featured an array of dancers and musicians in an onstage bacchanal, with the artist famously turning around towards the end of the song to show off his seatless pants.
In the fall of 1992 Prince had signed a record $100 millions dollar deal with Warner Bros., which was considered “the largest recording and music publishing contract in history” at the time and allowed him the freedom to pursue TV, film, book and merchandising deals separately. As a comparison, fellow industry giants Michael Jackson and Madonna had $60 million-plus contracts that were all-inclusive.
Provocative performances aside, Prince had well established himself as an in-demand collaborator and behind-the-scenes player whose songs were remade by other artists. In the mid-’80s, Chaka Khan released an ebullient, highly successful cover of his 1979 tune “I Feel For You,” while Sinead O’Connor’s biggest hit was Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U.” The Art of Noise and Tom Jones reached the U.K. Top 5 in 1988 with a remake of “Kiss,” and Alicia Keys covered “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore” on her own 2001 debut.
Prince also worked on specific album tracks for performers like Khan, Madonna, Tevin Campbell, Kate Bush, the Time, Martika, Patti Labelle and Janelle Monae. He was behind the girl group Vanity 6, led by singer/actress Vanity, and their No. 1 dance hit “Nasty Girl.” And he sent a song to the all-women’s band the Bangles that they would record to great effect, reaching No. 2 with the lush ode to a stressful workday, “Manic Monday.”
In 1992 Prince and the New Power Generation released Love Symbol Album. Though embraced by some critics, sales did not fare as well as Diamonds. Love only managed to have one Top 10 hit, the transcendent single “7,” though “My Name Is Prince” and the carnal “Sexy MF” garnered some attention as well. The following year Prince released the compilation box set The Hits/The B-Sides, which had an array of popular songs as well as the newly released “Pink Cashmere,” a tender number sung in falsetto.
Prince’s Symbol : ‘The Artist Formerly Known As Prince’
The lack of success for Love Symbol Album created tension between Prince and his record label Warner Bros. Over the ensuing years, the singer’s career went through a roller coaster of ups and downs. Turned off by feeling controlled by his label, Prince changed his name to the unpronounceable glyph O(+> in 1993, a fusion of female and male astrological symbols which he used until 2000.
During that time, he was more frequently referred to as “the artist formerly known as Prince,” and his new symbol was not embraced by most fans. He also started making appearances with the word “SLAVE” drawn on the side of his face, meant to convey the great disdain he had for his label. Prince did release the 1995 album The Gold Experience during this time of duress, and scored another Top 5 song with “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.”
Once he was released from all contractual obligations to Warner Bros., Prince released the triple album fittingly entitled Emancipation (1996), which went on to become certified platinum and featured the soul remake “Betcha by Golly, Wow.” Several other albums affiliated with his NPG label soon followed, including Crystal Ball (1998) and Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic (1999).
Musicology, Super Bowl and More Accolades
After several years of relative obscurity, Prince returned to the limelight in 2004 to perform at the Grammy Awards with Beyoncé Knowles, the same year he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That spring, he released Musicology with a tour that became the top concert draw in the United States. The album won two Grammys and added another dreamy ballad, “Call My Name,” to the Prince canon.
His next album, 3121, was released in 2006. That year, he wrote and performed “Song of the Heart” for the animated film Happy Feet, and won a Golden Globe (Best Original Song) for the composition. In 2007 he performed during the Super Bowl XLI halftime show on a massive stage shaped as his famous symbol amid pouring rain. The event was watched by 140 millions fans.
2010 was the year of accolades for Prince. He not only was lauded by Billboard.com as the greatest Super Bowl performer ever, but he was also featured in TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BET Awards. He ended the year with an induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Prince also continued to deliver the fruits of his studio efforts with Planet Earth (2007), LotusFlow3r (2009) and, in a joint deal with the Daily Mirror, 20Ten (2010).
On April 21, 2016, Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. The week prior, his plane made an emergency landing and the singer was hospitalized for what was purportedly a severe case of the flu, though reports later stated that the musician was actually given a life-saving “safe shot” for a Percocet overdose. The Carver County sheriff’s department and Midwest Medical Examiner’s office launched an investigation into the cause of death. After the autopsy was performed, his remains were cremated and his close family and friends gathered for a small, private funeral on April 23.
Almost two weeks after the musician’s death, a lawyer revealed that Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a California-based physician who specializes in treatment for those dependent upon and addicted to pain medication, had been called upon by Prince’s team to aid the musician. (The performer had undergone hip surgery some years earlier, and was believed to have endured recurring discomfort while giving concerts.) Kornfeld’s son had reportedly flown to Prince’s compound to initiate the recovery process and was among those who found him dead. While Prince’s state of health at the time of his death is unknown, attorney William Mauzy said the artist “was dealing with a grave medical emergency” when Kornfeld was called, as reported by The Minneapolis Star Tribune.
On June 2, 2016, the Midwest Medical Examiner’s office released results of its investigation, which determined that Prince died from an accidental overdose of “self-administered” fentanyl, a synthetic opiate.
Tributes to a profoundly unique artist poured in from fans across the globe, as evidenced by impromptu memorials and celebrations of his work. With love especially hailing from the city where Prince was born and continued to live, thousands of mourners sang “Purple Rain” in downtown Minneapolis on the night of his death.
His Minnesota home/studio, Paisley Park, officially opened its doors as a museum in October 2016. The following month, his first posthumous song, “Moonbeam Levels,” was released. Additionally, production began on a documentary about the singer’s early years, entitled Prince: R U Listening?
On April 19, 2018, Carver County concluded its two-year investigation with the announcement that no criminal charges would be filed in Prince’s death. Attorney Mark Metz said that it was unknown who supplied the musician with the fentanyl-laced pills that killed him, and that there was no evidence that any associates knew he was ingesting such a dangerous substance.
“There is no doubt that the actions of individuals around Prince will be criticized and judged in the days and weeks to come,” Metz said. “But suspicions and innuendo are not sufficient in bringing criminal charges.”
Prince was extremely private about his personal life and preferred to spend time at his Paisley Park compound, away from the celebrity spotlight.
In the 1980s, Prince had a long on-and-off relationship with singer-songwriter Susannah Melvoin, the twin sister of Wendy Melvoin, a guitarist in Prince’s band the Revolution. He was also romantically involved with drummer extraordinaire Sheila E. The two worked together on her albums The Glamorous Life, featuring the Top 10 pop/R&B title track, and Romance 1600, showcasing the single “A Love Bizarre.”
On Valentine’s Day 1996, Prince married backup singer and dancer Mayte Garcia. The couple had a son, who was born on October 16, 1996, and died a week later from Pfeiffer Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Prince and Garcia divorced in 1999.
In 2001, Prince married his second wife, Manuela Testolini, who had been employed by one of his charitable organizations. Their marriage ended in 2006. After their divorce, he had a relationship with one of his musical protégées, singer Bria Valente.
Religious Faith : Jehovah’s Witness
During the same year as his wedding to Testolini, Prince also became a Jehovah’s Witness, embracing the faith after years of study (he was raised as a Seventh-Day Adventist). His mentor as a Witness was bassist Larry Graham, who had played with Sly & the Family Stone and thus was also a major musical influence.
Prince was believed to have taken part in what’s referred to as field service for his faith, having once visited a Jewish couple in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and leaving behind a copy of the Witness publication The Watchtower. His language and performance sensibilities changed somewhat, with some fans questioning how some of the conservative aspects of his religion jibed with the explicit nature of past songs. Contradicting the rock/soul persona, others have pointed out that Prince has historically had songs that were clearly Christian in nature, as seen with “The Ladder,” “The Holy River,” “The Cross” and “God,” the gospel B-side to the single “Purple Rain.”
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Beyoncé Knowles is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist who’s acclaimed for her thrilling vocals, videos and live shows.
Who Is Beyoncé Knowles?
Beyoncé Knowles first captured the public’s eye as lead vocalist of the R&B group Destiny’s Child. She later established a solo career with her debut album Dangerously in Love, becoming one of music’s top-selling artists with sold-out tours and a slew of awards. Knowles has also starred in several films, including Dream Girls. She married hip-hop recording artist Jay-Z in 2008 and the couple has three children. She also holds the record for most Grammy wins ever by a female artist with 28.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas. She started singing at an early age, competing in local talent shows and winning many of these events by impressing audiences with her singing and dancing abilities.
Teaming up with her cousin Kelly Rowland and two classmates, Knowles formed an all-female singing group. Her father, Matthew Knowles, served as the band’s manager. The group went through some name and line-up changes before landing a record deal in 1997 with Columbia Records. Destiny’s Child soon became one of the most popular R&B acts, with the release of their first, self-titled album. Gaining momentum, the group scored its first No. 1 single on the pop charts with “Bills, Bills, Bills,” off their second album. The recording also featured another smash hit, “Say My Name.”
On the musical front, Knowles took center stage as a solo artist, releasing her first album, Dangerously in Love, in 2003. The recording became a huge success for her both commercially and critically. It sold millions of copies and won five Grammy Awards. On the album, Knowles worked with a number of different artists, including Missy Elliott, Sean Paul and Jay-Z. She was rumored to be dating Jay-Z around this time, but the couple did not publicly acknowledge their relationship.
Destiny’s Child released their last studio album, Destiny Fulfilled, in 2004, and officially broke up the following year.
On her own, Knowles continued to enjoy great success. Her second studio album, 2006’s B’Day featured such hits as “Irreplaceable” and “Deja Vu.” On the big screen, she starred opposite Jennifer Hudson, Jaime Foxx and Eddie Murphy in Dreamgirls. The film was adapted from the hit Broadway musical of the same name.
Marriage to Jay-Z
In 2008, Knowles married rapper and music mogul Jay-Z in a small, private ceremony in New York City. Among the guests sighted at the wedding were Knowles’ mother, Tina Knowles; father, Matthew; sister, Solange; Destiny’s Child members Rowland and Michelle Williams; and friend Gwyneth Paltrow.
The newlywed continued to work as hard as ever, promoting her latest effort, I am… Sasha Fierce (2008). Knowles scored two big hits off the album — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and “If I Were a Boy.” She also returned to the big screen that year, starring as R&B legend Etta James in Cadillac Records. The following January, Knowles sang James’ trademark song, “At Last,” for President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at his inaugural ball.
In addition to acting and performing, Knowles ran a clothing line called House of Dereon with her mother. She also launched her own fragrance, Heat, in 2010. Throughout her career, Knowles has served as a spokesperson and model for several other brands, including L’Oreal and Tommy Hilfiger.
Knowles found herself under fire after performing a private concert for Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi on New Year’s Eve in 2010. She later donated her fee from the event to help victims of the Haitian earthquake. According to some reports, Knowles said that her father had been responsible for arranging the Libyan concert. She decided to drop her father as her manager in March 2011. Later that year, Knowles reached the top of the album charts with her latest solo release, 4.
In January 2013, Knowles generated some negative headlines for her performance at President Obama’s second inauguration in Washington, D.C. She was criticized for reportedly pre-recording a version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and lip-syncing to her own track during the outdoor ceremony. Despite wide media coverage, in the days following the incident, Knowles did not publicly address the controversy.
Not long after, prior to her appearance at Super Bowl XLVII, Knowles performed the song live at a press conference. She explained to reporters that she had used a “backing track” at the inauguration, adding that she would “absolutely be singing live” at the NFL’s biggest event of the year, according to The Huffington Post.
Indeed, Knowles more than redeemed herself in the public eye at the Super Bowl on February 3, 2013. During the event’s halftime show, she took the stage and wowed the crowd, joined by her former Destiny’s Child bandmates Rowland and Williams for parts of her performance. Knowles also announced that her next major tour would start in the spring of 2013.
Awards, Accolades and Surprise Album
At the 2010 Grammy Awards, Knowles walked away with six honors — the most wins in a single night by a female artist. Her record was matched two years later by pop/soul artist Adele. In 2010, she also tied the record for most No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, which is based on radio airplay. In 2011, she made the Forbes Top 10 list of entertainment’s highest-earning women. By 2013, Knowles had won 16 Grammys.
Knowles broke records once again on December 13, 2013, with her fifth studio album, self-titled Beyoncé. The album surprised fans and critics alike, as no promotion for the album had been announced prior to its release. The record, which Knowles called a “visual album,” was released exclusively on iTunes, with physical discs available for purchase after December 18. The record-breaking album sold more than 800,000 copies throughout the weekend it was released alone.
The collection — which was the fastest-selling album ever distributed by iTunes—also marked Knowles’ fifth studio album to debut at No. 1, making her the first woman to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her first five albums. She released the Platinum Edition of the album in 2014, and the following year won three additional Grammys, including a Best R&B Performance award for “Drunk in Love.”
Second Super Bowl and ‘Lemonade’
In February 2016, Knowles returned to the Super Bowl stage, once again earning raves for her performance. This time around she appeared with Bruno Mars and Chris Martin of the band Coldplay, highlighting her new single “Formation” and subsequently announcing a world tour. The tune, its video and accompanying halftime show also garnered a wave of attention for politicized lyrics and imagery touching on everything from Black power to Hurricane Katrina.
Just two months later, the hour-long Knowles conceptual film, Lemonade, which presented tracks from the album of the same name released immediately afterward. The cable special showcased the singer reeling from the romantic and sexual betrayal of her partner while acknowledging the strength found in communities of African American women. Tennis star Serena Williams and young actress Quvenzhané Wallis also made appearances in the New Orleans-based project, which was helmed by a variety of directors and featured poetry from Warsan Shire.
Lemonade the album was only initially available via Tidal, the online streaming service backed by Knowles’ spouse, Jay-Z, and then eventually became available on iTunes and Amazon with its accompanying film. Musical contributors to the project, which quickly garnered acclaim, included Jack White, The Weeknd, James Blake and Kendrick Lamar. Lemonade debuted at No. 1, making Beyoncé the only artist in history to have all of her first six studio albums reach the top of Billboard’s album charts.
In February 2017, a pregnant Knowles delivered a surprise performance at the Grammys, singing songs from Lemonade amid a swirling spectacle of lights, holograms and backup dancers. Although she lost the coveted Album of the Year Grammy to Adele, she did take home two awards, for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video.
Coachella, OTR II and ‘Everything Is Love’
In March 2018, reports surfaced that Knowles was working on new music and preparing to hit the road with Jay-Z. Following a false alarm in which a tour announcement appeared and quickly disappeared from her Facebook page, the power couple officially announced that their On the Run II (or OTR II) Tour would kick off in Cardiff, Wales, on June 6.
One year after she canceled a planned appearance at Coachella because of her pregnancy, Knowles took the stage for an eagerly anticipated performance at the April 2018 music festival. The first Black woman to headline the event, Knowles wowed attendees and critics alike with her top-shelf singing and choreography, delivering favorites like “Crazy In Love” and a rendition of the civil rights anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” She was also joined during the two-hour set by hubby Jay-Z, sister Solange and her old Destiny’s Child cohorts, Rowland and Williams.
In June, Knowles and Jay-Z embarked on the European leg of their 48-date tour. While they lived up to expectations with their theatrics and swagger, the couple also surprised fans with the release of their joint album, Everything Is Love, following a London show on June 16. Initially available for streaming only on the Jay-Z-owned Tidal, the nine-track album was accompanied by a video for the track “Apes**t,” which featured the couple and their dancers gallivanting around some of the world’s most famous artworks at the Louvre in Paris.
‘Homecoming,’ ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Black Parade’ and ‘Black is King’
On April 17, 2019, Knowles released a documentary about her Coachella performance, Homecoming, and a surprise companion album which included 40 live tracks.
July brought the premiere of The Lion King, which featured Knowles as Nala, the childhood friend turned love interest of the titular character, played by Donald Glover. The singer also curated and produced a companion album for the production, titled The Lion King: The Gift, and released the single “Spirit” around the time of the film’s release.
In April 2020, Knowles surfaced on a remix of rapper Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” with proceeds going to coronavirus relief efforts in their shared hometown of Houston.
In June 2020, Knowles surprised fans by releasing the song “Black Parade,” in honor of Juneteenth. The song was nominated for four 2021 Grammy Awards and won for Best R&B song. Knowles also made history at the 2021 Grammys by breaking the record for the most wins ever by a female artist with 28 total wins during her career.
In July 2020, Knowles directed, wrote and executive produced the visual album Black is King, which “reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young king and queens in search of their own crowns.”
Following years of pregnancy rumors, Knowles and Jay-Z went public with the news of their impending new arrival in 2011, the mom-to-be showing off her growing baby bump at the MTV Video Music Awards that August.
Knowles and Jay-Z welcomed a baby daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, on January 7, 2012. The couple spared no expense to maintain their privacy during this special time, renting out a floor of New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital.
In February 2017, Knowles announced on Instagram that she and Jay-Z were expecting twins. Later, the iconic shot was revealed to be the year’s most-liked Instagram post, with 11.1 million fans offering their approval.
They welcomed twins, a boy and a girl, in June 2017. Although the couple didn’t immediately confirm the twins’ birth or their names, People magazine reported that they had filed trademark documents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the names Sir and Rumi. In the early morning hours of July 14, Knowles made it official, posting a photo in which she’s holding her one-month-old twins.
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter known for hit songs
Bruno Mars is Grammy-winning singer/songwriter known for such hit songs as Nothin’ on You, Just the Way You Are, Uptown Funk and That’s What I Like.
Who Is Bruno Mars?
Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars began to find success in the early 2000s by writing songs for popular artists, including K’Naan’s Wavin’ Flag. After several years as one of pop music’s premier songwriters, Mars broke out as a singer in his own right with the 2010 hit Nothin’ on You. Other popular songs by Mars include Just the Way You Are (2010), Locked Out of Heaven (2012) and the Grammy-winning tracks Uptown Funk (2015) and That’s What I Like (2017).
Born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, singer-songwriter Bruno Mars grew up in a very musical family. His father, Pete, was a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn, and his mother, Bernadette (Bernie), was a singer. Mars received his nickname, Bruno, while he was still a baby. The name Bruno came from baby times, older sister Jamie explained. Bruno was always so confident, independent, really strong-willed and kind of a brute—hence the name Bruno—and it kind of just stuck.
In Waikiki Beach, Mars’s family performed a Las Vegas-style revue that included Motown hits, doo-wop melodies and celebrity impersonations. Growing up around entertainers, Mars began picking up musical instruments from early childhood. I’ve always had a drum set, a piano, a guitar … and never got trained to play. It was just always there, he later recalled. That’s just how I learned, just being surrounded by it my whole life. At the age of 4, he joined the family musical act as an Elvis impersonator and quickly become one of the stars of the show. He continued to perform with his family throughout his childhood, and as he approached adolescence he added Michael Jackson to his impersonation repertoire.
Move to Los Angeles
Mars attended Roosevelt High School, where he and several friends formed a band, the School Boys, performing classic oldies hits alongside his family’s act at the Ilikai Hotel in Honolulu. Mars credits his fearless stage presence to his unusual childhood. Performing from such a young age just got me so comfortable on stage, he said. Growing up performing—that was normal for me. Everyone in my family sings, plays instruments. It’s what we do.After graduating from high school, Mars decided to leave Hawaii for Los Angeles, California. Over his first few years in L.A., he struggled to make a breakthrough in the music industry. And especially because he had performed so frequently while growing up in Honolulu, Mars grew frustrated with waiting for his career to move forward. It was during this period that Mars first turned to songwriting. I only started writing songs when I moved up to L.A. because when I was in Hawaii, I never really needed to, he recalled. _But it stemmed from just learning that you have to do everything by yourself. It’s not like what you see in movies, where you walk into a record company and you’re given all these great songs to sing. You have to write the song the world is going to want to hear and play it over and over again. I learned that the hard way here in L.A.Career Breakthrough
A friend introduced Mars to songwriter Phillip Lawrence, who agreed to help Mars compose material. They presented a song they had written and recorded to a record label, who liked it but wanted one of their own artists to perform it. Mars recalled, We were so broke and struggling, we had to do what we had to do, so we ended up selling the song. Initially, Mars was disappointed, but it proved to be an awakening experience. The light bulb went off, he explained. I decided to push the artist thing aside and get into the business this way. We can write songs and produce songs, so we just really focused our energy into writing for other artists. That’s how it all began.
By the early 2000s, Mars had begun to find success by writing songs for several popular artists, including Flo Rida’s smash hit Right ‘Round, Brandy’s Long Distance and Travie McCoy’s Billionaire. Mars also produced and co-wrote K’Naan’s Wavin’ Flag, Coca-Cola’s theme song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
After several years as one of the pop music industry’s premier songwriters, Mars finally broke out as a singer in his own right with the 2010 hit Nothin’ on You. The song was written for the Atlantic Records rapper B.o.B., but the record label decided to enlist Mars himself to croon the heartfelt chorus. The track proved an enormous hit, skyrocketing to No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart, and instantly transforming Bruno Mars from a behind-the-scenes composer into a pop performer.
Les Signes du Zodiac
La Personnalité du BELIER
Le Bélier est le premier signe de l’horoscope. Il est donc synonyme de commencement et de renouveau. Les natifs sont généralement impulsifs, spontanés, énergiques et parfois violents. La réflexion n’est pas son point fort puisqu’il a tendance à foncer tête baissée. Les natifs du Bélier sont également discrets, enthousiastes, courageux, créatifs et généreux. Les défauts de ce signe font références à l’impatience. Il est également un extrémiste, car avec lui c’est soit oui soit non, il n’y a pas de juste milieu. Le Bélier apprécie le mouvement, il souhaite donc devenir le chef et, dans le travail, il apprécie la compétition. Les natifs souffrent parfois de migraines et de troubles ophtalmologiques. Ils sont tout de même endurants, car ils n’apprécient pas la routine. Ainsi, en amour, il aime le dynamisme et le Bélier est généralement heureux dans ce domaine.
- Signes Compatibles : Lion, Sagittaire, Verseau et Gémeaux.
- Signes Incompatibles : Cancer, Taureau, Vierge, Scorpion, Capricorne et Poissons.
Bélier, Votre signe a pour élément le feu. Après une année en demi-teinte, la chance viendra à votre porte dans le courant de l’année. Vous en profiterez pour stabiliser vos acquis et commencer de nouveaux projets. Votre esprit sera en effervescence. Vous avancerez avec le soutien de l’amour.
Ayant souvent tendance à confondre vitesse et précipitation, le Bélier est un signe irréfléchi mais attendrissant. Cette année, ce signe incandescent devra apprendre à maîtriser ses élans s’il souhaite établir des relations durables.
Signe de feu tourné vers l’action et l’accomplissement personnel, le Bélier a été quelque peu ébranlé par l’année dernière. Cette année, il devra apprendre à dompter son énergie et à ne pas courir jusqu’à épuisement à la recherche du temps perdu.
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La Personnalité du TAUREAU
Comme ce signe astrologique intervient au printemps, le Taureau est calme, serein et en paix avec son entourage. Les natifs apprécient la nature, ils sont traditionalistes, conservateurs, épicuriens et ils ont la main verte. Ils sont généreux, mais le manque de discernement est généralement le plus grand défaut de ce signe. Le Taureau a des habitudes bien ancrées et il n’accepte pas les bouleversements. Il aime le beau, les objets et il est conscient de l’importance de l’argent. Les natifs ont donc tendance à être de vrais comptables. Dans le travail, les Taureaux sont persévérants, ils apprécient l’effort et sont donc capables de relever tous les défis. Les troubles thyroïdiens et les angines sont les principaux problèmes de santé. Sujet aux rhumatismes, le Taureau n’aime pas le sport. Il doit donc surveiller son poids, d’autant plus qu’il apprécie la gastronomie. En amour, les natifs sont stables, fidèles et sensuels. Ils expriment facilement leurs désirs et ils ont besoin d’une relation amoureuse solide.
- Signes Compatibles : Vierge, Poissons, Cancer et Capricorne.
- Signes Incompatibles : Bélier, Balance, Gémeaux, Lion, Sagittaire et Verseau.
Votre signe a pour élément la Terre. Cette année, vous poursuivrez les changements mis en place l’année dernière. Bousculé dans vos habitudes, vous devrez vous adapter. Cela se fera de façon plus ou moins lente. Vous ressortirez grandi de vos expériences pour envisager l’avenir avec le sourire et courage.
Brut de décoffrage, le Taureau ne se pare pas de mystère pour parvenir à ses fins. Ce signe de terre déterminé et sans fioritures va droit au but quand il veut conquérir le cœur de l’autre. Cette année, le Taureau ne changera en rien sa manière d’agir et se montrera particulièrement direct. Sa sensualité débridée pourra faire peur et ses partenaires regretteront parfois son manque de romantisme.
Travailleur et pragmatique, le Taureau recherche avant toute chose la sécurité. Il aime assurer ses arrières et se fondre dans un décor stable et réconfortant. Sanguin à ses heures, il ne se laisse pas marcher sur les pieds. Il souffrira parfois d’être bousculé dans ses habitudes. Pour accepter de revoir ses méthodes de travail, ce signe de terre exigera des compensations financières. Et parce qu’il est indispensable, il obtiendra gain de cause !
Réconcilié avec vous-même, vous prendrez soin de votre apparence et emprunterez même le chemin de la salle de sport.
La Personnalité des GEMEAUX
Ce signe est synonyme d’inquiétude et d’instabilité, mais les natifs sont joueurs et intelligents. La dualité des Gémeaux influence leurs réactions puisqu’ils ont tendance à effectuer plusieurs tâches en même temps. Les Gémeaux sont dotés d’une grande capacité intellectuelle et ils sont très manuels. Toutefois, la routine est destructrice pour ce signe astrologique, les natifs sont donc sans cesse à la recherche de nouveautés. Dans certaines situations, ils peuvent faire preuve d’exagération, mais ils respectent aisément la démocratie. Comme ils adorent la communication et qu’ils sont dotés d’une certaine intelligence, les Gémeaux sont de redoutables hommes d’affaires. Ils peuvent également être des artistes ou évoluer dans d’autres métiers en lien avec le travail manuel. Les natifs de ce signe s’avèrent être fragiles au niveau du système nerveux et des poumons. Ils ont donc besoin de grandes périodes de repos. En amour, les Gémeaux sont parfois infidèles, ils aiment les relations assez courtes, car ils ne les prennent pas au sérieux.
- Signes Compatibles : Verseau, Lion, Bélier et Balance.
Votre signe est associé à l’air. Place au renouveau cette année, avec des idées toutes fraiches sorties de votre chapeau. Grâce à Saturne, vous prendrez le temps de les concrétiser sans vous éparpiller. Côté cœur, vous pourrez accéder au bonheur avec un amour profond, réciproque.
Vif et agile d’esprit, le natif du Gémeaux ne se laisse pas facilement capturer. La dualité qui est la sienne le rend souvent incompréhensible aux yeux des autres. S’il n’agit pas par malice, il peut cependant décevoir lourdement. Les Gémeaux paraderont à la manière d’un paon. Victime de son succès, il devra parfois user de la ruse pour se défaire d’amours jugées encombrantes…
Socialement imbattable, le Gémeaux est un être à l’aise en tout lieu, qui maîtrise l’art de la conversation. Cette faculté innée le rend quelquefois antipathique aux autres signes qui considèrent qu’il a la vie facile. Le Gémeaux est une sorte de dandy aux prédispositions indéniables. Ce signe d’air se reposera sur ses lauriers tant que sa situation financière le lui permettra. Lorsqu’il sera lassé de stagner, il se hissera jusqu’aux cieux qu’il convoite.
Vos contrariétés ajoutées à un mode de vie douteux auront tendance à vous donner des migraines et parfois de l’anxiété.
La Personnalité de la CANCER
Le Cancer est sensible, loyal et il aime protéger son entourage. Les natifs ont tendance à redouter l’insécurité, ils apprécient donc la tranquillité et ils sont attentifs au bien-être de leurs proches. Le Cancer peut s’avérer susceptible, il a donc tendance à fuir les disputes. Certains natifs peuvent ainsi être considérés comme des lâches. Au niveau du travail, ils apprécient la communion et ils ont des difficultés à évoluer dans un monde parfois dur et réaliste. S’ils n’arrivent pas à s’épanouir dans leur profession, leur rendement a tendance à baisser. Ce signe souffre généralement de troubles digestifs qui sont lien avec son émotivité. Ainsi, lorsqu’il est contrarié, cela se répercute sur son estomac. Le Cancer est également nerveux et angoissé. Les natifs sont prêts à tout en amour, mais ils sont parfois étouffants, dominateurs et exigeants. En cas de disputes, il est très difficile de se réconcilier avec un natif du Cancer.
- Signes Compatibles : Poisson, Taureau, Vierge et Scorpion.
- Signes Incompatibles : Verseau, Gémeaux, Balance, Sagittaire, Bélier et Lion.
Votre signe est associé à l’élément de l’eau. Ouvert au changement, votre priorité sera néanmoins de sécuriser votre avenir. En conservant votre âme d’enfant, en sortant de votre coquille, la réussite et le bonheur seront au bout de votre chemin, pour aujourd’hui, comme pour demain.
Signe d’eau d’un naturel un peu méfiant, le Cancer est connu pour se replier sur lui-même chaque fois que ses sentiments le mettent en danger. Cette année, cet angoissé repoussera encore le moment des grandes déclarations et vivra ses passions intérieurement mais de manière intense.
Dans une famille, le Cancer serait le petit dernier. Choyé, chouchouté, maintenu dans l’enfance par des parents gourmands de sa jeunesse, ce signe d’eau, arrivé à l’âge adulte devient un être vif et éveillé. Fantaisiste et un peu capricieux, il est difficilement apte à faire face à la frustration. Cette année, le Cancer acceptera mal d’être infantilisé sur son lieu de travail. Fourmillant d’idées pour diversifier ses sources de revenus, il se fera mécène à l’occasion.
La pratique d’une activité comme le yoga ou la méditation serait tout indiquée pour vous. Et si vous ne souhaitez pas sortir de chez vous, sachez qu’il existe des cours en ligne !
La Personnalité du LION
Il est le signe le plus loyal et les natifs représentent très bien l’animal. Ainsi, le Lion aime être admiré, il a donc tendance à se mettre en valeur pour que son entourage le regarde. Les natifs attirent la sympathie, car ils sont généreux, mais également dominateurs. Ils ont des difficultés à dissimuler leur colère lorsqu’ils n’obtiennent pas ce qu’ils souhaitent. Même s’ils peuvent s’avérer autoritaires, ils ne sont pas méchants, mais ils peuvent bouder dans leur coin. Les natifs du Lion travaillent généralement dans des domaines qui demandent des responsabilités. Ils ont donc des difficultés à suivre les ordres, car ils se voient davantage comme un chef. Au niveau de la santé, le Lion est robuste et il ne souffre pas de maladies particulières. Il garde la forme en pratiquant une activité sportive. Les natifs de ce signe sont fidèles en amour et ils aiment se mettre en valeur. Toutefois, lorsqu’il est déçu par une relation amoureuse, il est susceptible de perdre confiance.
- Signes Compatibles : Bélier et Sagittaire.
- Signes Incompatibles : Taureau, Scorpion et Verseau.
LION (du 23 juillet au 22 août)
Lion, Votre signe à pour élément le feu. Que de défis à relever cette année ! Vous en serez essoufflé parfois, mais vous saurez rebondir de façon époustouflante. Il s’agira de ne pas rentrer dans des conflits d’égo, vibrer sur le bon tempo pour ne pas émettre quelques notes discordantes.
Avec son allure de monarque nonchalant, le Lion n’a que peu de souci à se faire en matière de séduction. Frustré par une année décevante, il aura à cœur de rattraper le temps perdu. Un “banquet” qui s’annonce sauvage…
Ambitieux et vaguement dominateur, le Lion n’est pas signé à se contenter d’une place de seconde zone. 2020 lui ayant laissé un goût d’inachevé, il mettra cette année toute son énergie à profit pour se réinventer. Un auditoire attentif galvanisera son envie d’aller toujours plus loin.
Hypotension, troubles de l’oreille interne, surmenage, vous serez susceptible de faire l’objet de pertes d’équilibre.
La Personnalité des VIERGES
La prudence et la raison caractérisent les Vierges. Les natifs de ce signe sont donc de fins observatrices et ils sont très méthodiques. Ils détestent les imprévus et ils sont capables de s’investir pleinement dans une tâche pour leur entourage. Toutefois, cette volonté d’aider autrui peut être pénalisante pour leur bien-être. Les natifs peuvent se laisser piétiner, car ils manquent de confiance en eux, mais ils sont modestes et honnêtes. Parfois, les natifs de la Vierge paraissent assez froids, mais cela dissimule en réalité une grande timidité. Ils n’apprécient pas les critiques et ils ne font pas preuve de largeur d’esprit. La Vierge aime le sens de l’ordre et dans le travail, elle est donc capable d’entreprendre toutes les tâches même les plus difficiles, qu’elle accomplit avec honnêteté. Au niveau de la santé, ils peuvent s’inventer des maladies, mais ils souffrent généralement de troubles digestifs à cause de leur anxiété. En amour, le mariage apporte la sécurité et la stabilité que les natifs recherchent. Pendant une dispute, les Vierge auront tendance à remettre la faute sur le/la conjoint(e).
- Signes Compatibles : Capricorne, Scorpion, Cancer et Taureau.
- Signes Incompatibles : Verseau, Balance, Gémeaux, Bélier et Lion.
Votre signe est associé à l’élément Terre. L’impression de vivre un grand huit presque en permanence vous fera passer par de multiples ascenseurs émotionnels. Changements, bouleversement, vous pourrez compter sur Mercure pour y voir plus clair sur vos engagements sentimentaux et pro.
Natif du signe de la Vierge, vos sentiments vous effraient. L’idée de perdre le contrôle et de vous laisser aller vous tourmente si fort que vous choisissez souvent la stratégie de l’évitement. Victime d’un coup de sang l’année dernière, vous paraitrez regretter un mouvement d’humeur aussi brutal qu’inattendu. Mais si tout cela était finalement pour le mieux ?
Vierge, votre sens du service et votre dévouement naturel font souvent de vous un fidèle bras droit. Les coulisses vous sont plus douces que les projecteurs… Cette année sera pleine de défis et l’occasion de vous lancer dans un jeu de rôle grandeur nature car cette fois… c’est vous qui tiendrez les rênes. À vous de jouer !
Protégé par la Maison III (lune noir), vous pourrez vous réjouir d’un bon état de santé général.
La Personnalité de la BALANCE
Les balances apprécient l’équilibre et l’harmonie sociale. Ils ont tendance à fuir les conflits, mais ils endossent assez facilement le rôle de médiateur. Parmi les qualités de la Balance, il est possible de citer, la tendresse, la sociabilité, le charme, la générosité ou encore la dévotion. La communication est primordiale et ils peuvent devenir de redoutables manipulateurs. Pour tenter d’être acceptés par la société, les natifs sont capables de dépasser les limites fixées par la loi. Ils sont raffinés, élégants et ils paraissent parfois superficiels à cause de leur goût pour le luxe. Grâce à leurs capacités en communication, ils sont excellents dans le monde des affaires. Ils apprécient également la musique et l’art. Pour évacuer les tensions, les natifs ont tendance à pratiquer une activité sportive. Ils peuvent compenser le manque d’amour par la nourriture, ce qui entraîne parfois une prise de poids importante. La Balance peut souffrir de problèmes respiratoires, hormonaux et de troubles de la circulation sanguine et des reins. Les natifs n’aiment pas la solitude. Ils sont prêts à s’investir dans une relation amoureuse dans laquelle ils ne s’épanouissent pas, car ils redoutent le célibat.
- Signes Compatibles : Balance, Gémeaux, Sagittaire et Verseau.
- Signes Incompatibles : Cancer, Vierge et Capricorne.
BALANCE (du 23 Septembre au 22 Octobre)
Votre signe à pour élément l’air. Le départ de Mars en Bélier fera la différence pour aborder l’année avec plus de sérénité. La chance et le succès vous accompagneront et tout deviendra soudainement plus facile d’accès. Certains rêves pourront se réaliser, grâce à vos efforts.
En pleine crise existentielle, la Balance peinera cette année à trouver l’équilibre : ce signe d’air hésitant s’apprête à traverser l’année du yoyo.
Aventureux mais plein de contradictions, le natif de la Balance déteste les habitudes, tout en appréciant le confort. Aussi n’est-il pas tout à fait prêt à sacrifier un travail rémunérateur sur un coup de tête. Pas tout de suite en tout cas… En revanche, pour les demandeurs d’emploi, l’année s’annonce pleine de changements !
Vos contrariétés familiales rejailliront sur votre état général et vous pourrez développer une certaine forme d’asthénie.
La Personnalité du SCORPION
Les scorpions sont idéalistes, directs, loyaux et ils débordent de sentiments. Ils peuvent se sacrifier pour autrui notamment lorsqu’ils estiment que la cause est juste. Le Scorpion fait preuve de courage, de fermeté, mais ce signe est également synonyme de conflits et de fantasmes. Son caractère est donc entier et les natifs peuvent être méchants à cause d’une extrême jalousie. Ils ont des difficultés à cacher leur agressivité, mais ils sont généralement généreux et sympathiques. Dans le monde du travail, le Scorpion s’adapte très facilement à toutes les situations. Ils excellent tout de même dans le domaine de la psychologie. Comme ils sont parfois très nerveux, ils souffrent de troubles digestifs. Les hommes ont une prostate fragile et les femmes rencontrent des problèmes hormonaux. En amour, le Scorpion est fidèle et il apprécie le mariage. Comme il est jaloux, il n’admettra pas que son conjoint soit infidèle. Dans ce cas de figure, il n’hésitera pas à quitter le domicile sans jamais y revenir.
- Signes Compatibles : Poissons et Cancer.
- Signes Incompatibles : Taureau, Lion et Verseau.
Votre signe à pour élément l’eau. Vous résisterez avec force à la tentation contre -productive de vous replier sur vous-même. Cette année sera l’objet d’une profonde remise en question, vous ouvrant des portes à partir du 14 mai. Vous ferez tout pour évoluer dans un environnement sain.
Signe d’eau réputé pour son caractère passionné, le Scorpion est en amour un monarque imprévisible capable d’élans de générosité comme de coups bas. Il aime avoir l’ascendant sur l’autre et ne se résout jamais à admettre ses torts, de peur de perdre la face. Il a aussi la rancune tenace. Le Scorpion domptera parfois ses démons en se montrant courtois, mais saura à l’occasion rappeler qu’il ne peut y avoir qu’un dominant… lui-même.
Tout droit sorti d’une pièce de Racine, le Scorpion aime la tragédie. Ses sentiments exacerbés ne manquent pas de le faire remarquer et pas toujours dans le bon sens ! Il est aussi un être particulièrement patient qui, mieux que personne, sait attendre son heure. Le Scorpion prendra son indépendance non sans avoir auparavant semé le chaos sur son lieu de travail ! Des décombres, ce signe d’eau tire souvent une force herculéenne…
Vous serez sujet à une légère dépression saisonnière que vous pourrez aisément soigner grâce à la photothérapie.
La Personnalité du SAGITTAIRE
La liberté et la sagesse sont les principales caractéristiques de ce signe astrologique. Le Sagittaire fait preuve d’audace, il est généreux et parfois impatient. Les natifs s’adaptent facilement à toutes les situations et ils ont des ambitions. La franchise est l’une des grandes qualités de ce signe, puisque le Sagittaire n’hésite pas à partager son point de vue même s’il est parfois blessant. Il est optimiste, mais, lorsqu’il se compare aux autres, il peut faire preuve d’insatisfaction. Les natifs n’acceptent pas les critiques, et ils sont parfois orgueilleux. Le contact social est son point fort, le Sagittaire excelle donc dans toutes les professions. Le poids est également son principal problème, car il ne fait pas attention à son alimentation. Il a donc des problèmes au niveau des os, de la moelle épinière et du cerveau. Les natifs de ce signe n’aiment pas la solitude, mais ils se méfient du mariage. La rupture sera toutefois inévitable lorsque la situation conjugale deviendra critique. Il peut aisément se défaire de son passé pour commencer une nouvelle vie.
- Signes Compatibles : Balance, Bélier, Lion et Verseau.
- Signes Incompatibles : Poissons, Capricorne, Scorpion, Vierge, Cancer et Taureau.
Votre signe a pour élément Le feu. Cette année, vous aurez pas mal de cartes en main pour concrétiser vos projets à condition de les mener avec ordre et méthode. Vous donnerez un nouveau sens à vos amours et relèverez les défis de l’existence avec optimisme et confiance à la seule condition de savoir vraiment ce que vous voulez.
Prosaïque et céleste, individualiste et généreux, le Sagittaire est un modèle de contradictions. Après une année 2020 sentimentalement agitée, l’année verra ce signe de feu rester fidèle à lui-même, c’est-à-dire instable.
Avide de découvertes et de savoir, le Sagittaire est connu pour vite se lasser de son emploi – lorsqu’il en trouve un… Ce signe de feu allergique à l’autorité sera mis à l’épreuve. Une année de tests au cours de laquelle il se démarquera par sa bonne volonté, ne ménageant pas ses efforts pour parvenir à ses fins.
Fatigue, hypoglycémie, mémoire qui flanche, vous serez vite rattrapé par vos manières d’agir, souvent en dépit du bon sens.
La Personnalité de la CAPRICORNE
Le signe du Capricorne est sans doute le plus raisonnable et il ne connaît pas la colère. Les natifs sont calmes et ils ont tendance à fuir les disputes. Ils sont dévoués aux autres et l’entourage peut aisément compter sur eux. Le Capricorne est sincère, fiable et honnête. Toutefois, il déteste la tromperie et il peut être avare. Les natifs paraissent parfois durs et froids, car ils n’exposent pas leurs problèmes. Dans le travail, ils détestent les imprévus et l’incertitude, car ils sont des adeptes de l’organisation. Le Capricorne est assez fragile sur le plan émotionnel et physique. Il est sujet aux dépressions et aux problèmes d’articulations, mais il a quelques difficultés à suivre le traitement prescrit par un professionnel de la santé. Les natifs de ce signe sont perfectionnistes, sélectifs et introvertis, cela peut donc leur poser quelques problèmes en amour. Ils ont du mal à trouver l’âme sœur, mais, lorsqu’ils sont en couple, ils sont fidèles et stables.
- Signes Compatibles : Poissons, Taureau, Scorpion et Vierge.
Votre signe à pour élément la Terre. Boosté par Uranus cette année, les changements vous feront moins peur s’ils contribuent à votre bonheur et bien-être. La surprise viendra du côté de votre cœur. Vous rassemblerez vos ambitions et vous montrerez tenace pour provoquer la chance.
Persévérant dans sa vie professionnelle comme dans ses relations amoureuses, le Capricorne est de ceux qui ne renoncent jamais. Ce signe de terre aux sabots opiniâtres avance quoi qu’il en coûte. Sa ténacité ne le dispensera pas de devoir parfois jouer aux Singes de la sagesse pour préserver son couple.
Pétri de doutes, le Capricorne manque singulièrement de confiance en lui. Pour cette raison, ce signe de terre requiert souvent l’approbation des autres. Il cherche des encouragements dans le regard de ses congénères. Plus persévérant et même compétent que les autres signes du zodiaque, il peine à faire reconnaître sa valeur. Le Capricorne devra apprendre à s’affranchir du jugement des autres. Cette émancipation sera la clé de sa réussite professionnelle.
Attention aux troubles musculo-squelettiques qui pourraient vous guetter. Choisissez un poste de travail ergonomique vous assurant une bonne posture.
La Personnalité du VERSEAU
Le Verseau représente les rêves et l’espoir. Les natifs du Verseau sont généralement des personnes intelligentes, idéalistes, généreuses et parfois introverties. En apparence, ils peuvent paraître assez froids, mais ils cherchent pourtant la communication. La principale qualité du Verseau correspond à sa capacité intellectuelle très importante. Toutefois, les natifs peuvent être coléreux et ils sont facilement irritables. Le Verseau peut parfois frôler l’incorrection, car il est intolérant et prend des décisions trop rapidement. Cela peut donc avoir des répercussions dans son travail. Pour la santé, il souffre généralement de troubles urinaires, hormonaux et de la circulation sanguine. Les difficultés respiratoires sont également observées chez certains natifs du Verseau. Enfin, ces derniers aiment la liberté, ils n’apprécient donc pas le mariage. Ils préfèrent l’union libre, mais la situation peut évoluer lorsqu’un enfant est présent. Le Verseau ne se confie pas facilement en amour et le conjoint devra faire en sorte que la routine ne s’installe pas.
- Signes Compatibles : Bélier, Gémeaux et Sagittaire.
- Signes Incompatibles : Capricorne, Cancer et Poissons.
Votre signe est associé à l’élément de l’air. Cette année, vous avancerez, mais il faudra ménager votre monture et miser sur la patience pour faire aboutir vos projets. Jupiter vous apportera les appuis nécessaires. Cependant des impondérables vous désorienteront. Adoptez le réflexe sérénité.
Faisant souvent preuve d’un cynisme à peine voilé, le Verseau porte sur le couple un regard condescendant. Ce signe d’air indépendant avait quitté triomphalement 2020, célébrant son célibat. L’absence de lien pourrait pourtant finir par lui peser.
Avant-gardiste, le Verseau est en quête perpétuelle d’évolution. Il aime (se) surprendre. Plein de bonne volonté, il tracera son chemin sur un terrain qu’il ignore encore miner. Son arrogance involontaire finira par “payer”.
Les petits bobos du quotidien ne vous tracasseront jamais et vous remettrez sans cesse au lendemain les consultations et passages en pharmacie.
La Personnalité des POISSONS
Le poisson, dernier signe de l’horoscope, possède différentes caractéristiques en lien avec cette position. Il représente la renaissance, la réincarnation ainsi que l’éternité. Généralement, les natifs sont désintéressés, loyaux et surtout généreux. Sa plus grande qualité concerne son écoute, et comme il est très tolérant, le Poisson a tendance à se sacrifier pour son entourage. Il s’adapte à toutes les situations et respecte ses proches. Toutefois, les natifs peuvent être timides, orgueilleux et pessimistes. Le plus grand défaut du Poisson concerne son manque de confiance. Dans le travail, il s’avère être excellent et les collègues apprécient sa collaboration. Au niveau de la santé, ce signe est souvent synonyme de rhumatismes (pieds et chevilles). Comme il se laisse aller à la mélancolie, il peut être sujet à une dépression. Le Poisson recherche l’idéal en amour et il est prêt à se marier dès qu’il a trouvé l’âme sœur. Toutefois, il peut s’avérer déçu lorsque la réalité ne correspond pas à ses rêves.
- Signes Compatibles : Cancer, Scorpion, Capricorne et Taureau.
- Signes Incompatibles : Gémeaux, Balance, Verseau, Lion, Sagittaire et Bélier.
Votre signe est associé à l’élément de l’eau. Il s’agira de bien préparer votre début d’année sans avoir les yeux plus gros que le ventre, car dès le 14 mai, Jupiter vous rendra visite pour que l’année rime avec succès. Vous passerez à travers les vagues avec l’amour qui vous accompagnera.
Avec pour devise “Peace and Love”, le Poissons n’est pas toujours chanceux en amour. En cause sa force d’inertie et son indéracinable pessimisme. A quoi bon se battre puisque tout est perdu ? pense, à tort, ce signe d’eau par ailleurs doté d’une grande élégance morale. Le Poissons s’aventurera parfois en territoire inconnu dans l’espoir de rencontrer une âme protectrice avec laquelle vivre le grand amour.
Aussi vulnérable que mystérieux, le Poissons se distingue par son caractère doux et non-violent. Réputé pour être un grand émotif, il s’efface en cas de conflit et plaide toujours pour la paix. Cela fait de ce signe d’eau un être parfois malmené car nul ne craint ses réactions. Le Poissons entreprendra une métamorphose en se montrant davantage à l’écoute de lui-même. Une grande année pour ce timide inventif !
D’un naturel anxieux, vous serez probablement sujet à des troubles psychologiques.