Top 5 Female Singers

Madonna

Madonna, the American singer, started her career in a few bands, but only became well known when she launched her solo career. She has a unique ability to change with the times, both her image and the type of music that she sings. She backed up her musical career with film appearances including playing the starring role in Evita for which she won a Golden Globe. She has sold over 300 million records and the Guinness Book of Records have her names as the worlds top selling female recording artist of all time.

Britney Spears

Britney’s career started when she was a child, when she had parts in television shows. She started her singing career in 1997 when she released her début album, Baby One More Time in 1999. It was this album and her next one which established her in the music business where she was always a prominent figure and she broke sales records. All of her subsequent albums produced hit singles. Despite having several breaks in her music career for personal reasons, including counseling through bipolar treatment centers, she is still held in high acclaim and was the best selling female artist of the first decade of the 21st century.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston is the female artists that has won the most awards including Emmys, Grammys and Billboard music awards. She has sold over 170 million records and is one of the worlds best selling artists. She comes from a family which has a selection of good female singers and began singing in her local gospel choir. She was discovered when performing in nightclubs with her mother and she released her début album in 1985. She has also acting in films where she has had songs in the soundtrack. Between 2003 and 2009 she released no albums apart from a compilation one. She was undergoing personal problems surrounding her marriage and father and was doing more acting than singing. [Read more…]

Kelly Osbourne Takes Over as Madonna’s Material Girl

It has been announced that Kelly Osbourne will be taking over as the representative for Madonna’s clothing line.

The clothing line, called Material Girl after one of Madonna’s early singles, belongs to Madonna and her daughter Lourdes. The clothing is 1980’s style fashion, based on the sorts of things that Madonna herself was wearing when she was given the ‘Material Girl’ title. The clothes tend to be a mix of leather and lace and are very similar to the sorts of things Madonna fans were wearing in the eighties. The range includes clothing, footwear, jewellery and handbags. The best thing about the range is that it is not too expensive. The original line cost form $12 to $40 and so teenagers could easily afford to get a piece of fashion designed by a pop icon and her famous and seemingly talented daughter.

The range is very intelligent as it has a good selection of items. If a mini skirt is not your thing then you could try the jeans. Or if you don’t like the motorcycle jacket with studs in a faux leather then why not try the bracelets. There are enough items to put together a whole look but with a good selection of individual items, it is easy to fit a piece in with your current wardrobe. A great idea for products for teenagers, who do not always have much money to spend on fashion and who always want the latest things.

The fashion line raised controversy when it was first launched due to another fashion line, L.A Triumph claiming that they had been using the Material Girl brand since 1997 and that by taking the same name they were causing confusion and should not be able to trade.

The fashion line, which is sold in Macy’s, was launched by Taylor Momsen, the 17 year old singer from The Pretty Reckless. Unfortunately she has received some bad press lately and was dropped by the fashion line. Rumours said that she was dropped due to bad behaviour and she later revealed in a ‘Revolver’ magazine that she had a bad attitude because of the way her parents brought her up. She did apologise for this later but Material Girl had already started looking for a replacement.

Kelly Osbourne is an interesting choice for the replacement. She is certainly well known for her fashion and after hosting ‘Fashion Police’ it would seem that she has a good knowledge too. This should have earned her some respect from those in the know about fashion and so having her as a representative could be a good move. However, she is rather older than Taylor Momsen. However, her somewhat unpredictable behaviour as a teenager, is not that dissimilar to Madonna’s and with her pale skin and blonde hair she not look that unlike her either.

It will be as interesting to see how she adapts to the role and what sort of reception she gets as it will be to see what the new line is like.