Music Artists and Their Works

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Lil Wayne
Born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.in New Orleans, LA; In 1996, he formed the southern hip hop group Hot Boys and is the CEO of Young Money Entertainment

Tha Block is Hot
Tha Carter III
Lights Out
500 Degreez
Flo Rida
Born Tramar Lacel Dillard in Carol City, FL

Mail on Sunday
"Low"
Carrie Underwood
born in Muskogee, OK; she rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005

Some Hearts
Carnival Ride
Blown Away
"Jesus, Take the Wheel"
"Before He Cheats"
The Black Eyed Peas
an American hip hop group from Los Angeles; In February 2011, the group performed at the Super Bowl XLV halftime show.

Monkey Business
Elephunk
"Where is the Love?"
Jason Derulo
Born Jason Joel Desrouleaux in Miramar, FL;

"Whatcha Say"
"Don't Wanna Go Home"
"Wiggle"
"Talk Dirty"
Florida Georgia Line
American country music duo formed in Nashville, TN.

"Cruise"
Fall Out Boy
American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001;

Take This to Your Grave
From Under the Cork Tree
Infinity on High
Save Rock and Roll
*American Beauty/American Psycho
LMFAO
Los Angeles hip hop-electronic dance music duo consisting of uncle and nephew who are descendants of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr.; originated in Los Angeles;

"Party Rock Anthem"
"Sexy and I Know It"
Selena Gomez & the Scene
Electronica-inspired pop rock, electropop and dance-pop band from Hollywood, California, formed in 2008;

Kiss and Tell
"A Year Without Rain"
"Who Says"
"Love You Like a Love Song"
Maroon 5
American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California; the original members formed a band called Kara's Flowers in 1994

Songs About Jane
"Makes Me Wonder"
"One More Night"
Ariana Grande
born in Boca Raton, FL; she began her career in the Broadway musical 13, before landing the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious in 2009;

Yours Truly
"The Way"
My Everything
One Direction
English-Irish pop boy band based in London; The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after finishing third in the seventh season of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010.

Midnight Memories
Up All Night
Take Me Home
Four
Akon
Born Aliaume Damala Badara Thiam in St. Louis, MO;

Trouble
"Locked Up"
Konvicted
Train
American roots rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993;

Drops of Jupiter
My Private Nation
"Calling All Angels"
David Guetta
born in Paris, France; He is the "Grandfather of EDM (Electronic Dance Music)

One Love
Just a Little More Love
"When Love Takes Over"
"Gettin' Over You"
Nelly
Born Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. in Austin, TX;

Country Grammar
"Hot in Herre"
"Dilemma"
"Just a Dream"
Jason Mraz
born in Richmond, VA; His musical style, from rhythmic feeling to his use of nylon string guitars, has been heavily influenced by Brazilian music.

Waiting for My Rocket to Come
Mr. A-Z
"The Remedy (I Won't Worry)"
Justin Timberlake
born in Memphis, TN; rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time;

Justified
"Cry Me a River"
"Rock Your Body"
"SexyBack"
20/20 Experience
The Fray
American rock band from Denver, Colorado;

How to Save a Life
Helios
"Over My Head (Cable Car)"
Miley Cyrus
Born Destiny Hope Cyrus in Franklin, TN; she became a teen idol for her portrayal of the starring character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006;

Bangerz
"Wrecking Ball"
OneRepublic
American pop rock band formed in Colorado Springs, CO; the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.

Dreaming Out Loud
"Apologize"
Native
"If I Lose Myself"
John Legend
Born John Roger Stephens in Springfield, OH; he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2015 for writing the song "Glory" from the film Selma;

"All of Me"
T.I.
Born Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. in Atlanta, GA; His other stage name is TIP. He also popularized the hip hop subgenre trap music

Paper Trail
Timbaland
Born Timothy Zachery Mosley in Norfolk, VA; he produced many of Justin Timberlake's works

Shock Value
D'Angelo
born Michael Eugene Archer; Richmond, VA singer; After briefly being a member of a hip-hop group called I.D.U., his first major success came in 1994 as the co-writer and co-producer of "U Will Know".

Brown Sugar
Voodoo
"Untitled (How Does it Feel)"
Ed Sheeran
English singer. He dropped out of school at age 16 and moved to London to pursue a career in music

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"Thinking Out Loud"
"The A Team"
Taylor Swift
Reading, PA singer; In 2015, she became the youngest woman ever to be included on Forbes' "100 Most Powerful Women" list, ranked at number 64.

1989
Fearless
Our Song
"Bad Blood" ft. Kendrick Lamar
"Blank Space"
"Shake It Off"
The Weeknd
born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye; Canadian performer; He is the first artist to have 3 songs simultaneously hold the top 3 spots on Billboard

Beauty Behind the Madness
"Can't Feel My Face"
"The Hills"
Kendrick Lamar
Compton, CA singer; embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the moniker K-Dot

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"HiiiPoWer"
To Pimp a Butterfly
"i"
Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
Wiz Khalifa
Minot, ND singer; born Cameron Jibril Thomaz

Show and Prove
"Black and Yellow"
"See You Again" ft. Charlie Puth
Iggy Azalea
Australian rapper; Born Amethyst Amelia Kelly, she is the first non-American female rapper to reach the summit of the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

The New Classic
"Fancy" ft. Charli XCX
"Work"
Beyonce Knowles
Houston, TX singer; She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child.

Dangerously in Love
"Crazy in Love"
"Baby Boy"
I Am... Sasha Fierce
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
Pharrell Williams
Virginia Beach, VA singer; He and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo the Neptunes. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of the rock-funk-hip hop band NER*D.

In My Mind
Girl
"Happy"
"Frontin'"
Bruno Mars
Honolulu, HI singer AKA Peter Gene Hernandez; he co-founded the production team The Smeezingtons, which helped him becoming recognized as a solo artist.

Doo-Wops & Hooligans
"Grenade"
"Just the Way You Are"
*Unorthodox Jukebox"
"Locked Out of Heaven"
Lady Gaga
Born Stefani Germanotta, a Manhattan, NY singer and songwriter. She was originally a theater performer particularly in high school

Born This Way
The Fame
The Fame Monster
"Just Dance"
"Poker Face"
Artpop
Rihanna
Born Robyn Fenty, she is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. She is the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100

"Umbrella"
"Disturbia"
"We Found Love"
Unapologetic
Anti
Loud
Kanye West
He is a singer and songwriter from Atlanta, GA. His 2014 marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian has also been subject to widespread media coverage.

The College Dropout
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
"All of the Lights"
J. Cole
born in Frankfurt, West Germany and raised in Fayetteville, NC; he became the first rapper in 25 years to have a Platinum-selling album without any guest appearances or features.

Cole World: The Sideline Story
Born Sinner
2014 Forest Halls Drive
Nicki Minaj
Born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad; According to Billboard, she has the most Hot 100 entries in history amongst female rappers.

Pink Friday
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
"Super Bass"
"Starships"
Eminem
Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in Detroit, MI; The magazine Rolling Stone called him the King of Hip Hop

"Love the Way you Lie" ft. Rihanna
Relapse
Recovery
The Slim Shady LP
Infinite
Jay-Z
Born Shawn Corey Carter in Brooklyn, NY. He married Beyonce in 2008 and founded Roc Nation

"Empire State of Mind" ft. Alicia Keys
Reasonable Doubt
The Blueprint
The Black Album
Justin Bieber
Canadian singer; His fan base consists of beliebers. He is the first artist to surpass 10 billion total video views on Vevo.

My World
"Baby"
"What Do You Mean"
My World 2.0
Under the Mistletoe
Drake
Canadian rapper AKA Aubrey Graham; he is the global ambassador for the NBA team Toronto Raptors. He also made a clothing line under the 'OVO' moniker

Thank Me Later
Take Care
Nothing Was the Same
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