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Compilation music book of today's most popular minority female singers.
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A compilation music book highlighting the achievements of some of the 90's and early 2000's biggest female singers, Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Beyonce, Destiny's Child, Jennifer Lopez and Mya.
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Sheila M Goss (Music Editor for Bella Online, Celebrity Interviewer, Book Reviewer, Best Selling Author)
If you're a fan of Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Beyonce, Destiny's Child, Jennifer Lopez, or Mya, then you will find this a must have for your book collection. The author provides a chronological account of each of their careers as well as provide photos of the artists.
If you're studying women in music, this book will give you an insight to some of the more popular Pop and R & B singers of this time.
Heather Covington (Disilgold Soul Literary Review)
"CELEBRITY BIOS HAVE TAKEN OVER!"-Divas of the New Millennium exposes a candid, in depth and star-studded behind- the- scenes look at today's hottest and most captivating female artists of the millennium like Mya, Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Beyonce' and Jennifer Lopez.
Divas of the New Millennium are the trendsetters and true movers and shakers who brought fashion, head-turning hairstyles, groundbreaking dance moves, ritzy hair, glamour girl make-up, beauty, talent and poise to match phenomenal intelligent minds destined for success. Every woman in America and internationally were inspired to step up their inner DIVA thanks to these artists.
The singers in Divas in the Millennium are still on fire with celebrated stories of their lives captured in full mode by Stacy-Deanne, writer of the Mya, Ahsanti and Jennifer stories; Kelly Kenyatta, author of the Destiny's Child story; Natasha Lowery, author of the Alicia Key's story and Kwynn Sanders, author of the Beyonce', Kelly and Michelle's story.
You'll find how Alicia Key's upbringing influenced her meteoric rise to fame from the age of 15 when she landed a record deal and why she needed to break out of her first record deal. Be prepared to find out what really happened as Destiny's Child set out to be a girl's group. Do you remember the controversy? Discover how Beyonce' rerouted herself on a fast track to superstardom. Find out also, what motivated Jennifer Lopez to go against all odds and succeed. Finally, you'll be amazed by Ashanti's determination to make it to the top in the challenging music industry.
Divas of the New Millennium will keep readers entertained from beginning to end and new fans wondering how could they miss the reign of these divas who simply were a cut above the rest and what many music listeners are saying will be hard to replace with new divas for many years to come. I was amazed to find out things I did not even know about these starlets on the rise.
"From the first page of this photo-filled page turner, readers get all of the answers to the mysterious controversy, private lives, and journey each artist had to face. Divas of the Millennium is like stepping into these artist's private diaries. The ultimate series of music celebrity biographical "IT" books are born!"
Delores Thornton (BlackRefer.com reviewer, radio show host , book reviewer and author)
In Divas of the New Millennium, readers get an insider's view of some of today's brightest stars! The background information on Alicia Keys mentions her childhood years in "Hell's Kitchen" an area in New York. A biracial child, Alicia is encouraged to embrace her Italian, as well as, her African American heritage. A very focused individual, Alicia finishes high school at sixteen and receives a scholarship from Columbia University.
Ashanti is born to Kincaid and Tina Douglas on October 13, 1980. Her mother enrolls the hyperactive Ashanti in dance classes at an early age. During her childhood, Ashanti also enjoys running track, modeling and singing. She is awarded a role in 1989's "Polly," and later works at the Black Spectrum Theater.
Beyonce' Knowles burst onto the national scene as part of Destiny's Child (Beyonce', Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland), but the group has performed previously with the Girl's Tyme group. Although the group is popular in Houston, their first big break comes when they perform on "Star Search." After they lose the competition, Matthew Knowles, Beyonce's father, becomes the co-manager.
And then there's Jennifer Lopez or J.Lo, one of the most popular actresses and singers of the past decade. Truly a pioneer for the Hispanic culture, J.Lo infuses R&B/Hip-Hop with Spanish vibes. Her biggest break is a spot as a dancer on the comedy show, "In Living Color."
The last diva is Mya Harrison, born October 10, 1979 in Washington, DC. Dancing in the reflecting pool between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, two year old Mya astonishes her parents who enroll her in ballet school. Mya also enjoys hip-hop, tap dancing, and she even tries her hand at fashion design. In 1996 Mya meets Dru Hill and decides to turn her singing talent into a career.
All these divas struggle and overcome great odds, but they never compromise their dignity. A very insightful read!!
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