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In the twentieth century, one of the best-selling vocal artists *(were, was)* Ella Fitzgerald. Newport News *(were, was)* her birthplace, and Beverly Hills *(is, are)* where she passed away at the age of 79. *(He, She)* became famous throughout the world for *(their, her)* clear, sweet voice. The city of New York *(were, was)* where she grew up. The Apollo Theatre in Harlem featured her in one of *(their, its)* amateur nights, and Fitzgerald *(were, was)* "discovered" at age sixteen. She performed in a band, and then began working with Chick Webb in *(its, his)* Chick Webb Orchestra.
The 1950s *(were, was)* good years for Fitzgerald. *(Their, Her)* manager, Norman Granz, carefully chose her singing material, and *(he, they)* provided excellent jazz instrumental support for *(it, her)*. In fact, Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic featured Fitzgerald as *(their, its)* star attraction. Fitzgerald's singing style *(were, was)* so popular that many singers imitated Fitzgerald's style in *(his or her, their)* own performances. Fitzgerald also became famous for *(her, their)* "scat" singing. Singers of this style *(imitate, imitates)* a trumpet or saxophone with *(his or her, their)* voices. *Mack the Knife: Ella in Berlin (is, are)* one of her famed scat recordings. 4th Edition•ISBN: 9781567651157Harold Levine, Norman Levine, Robert T. Levine 1st Edition•ISBN: 9780028182940McGraw-Hill 1st Edition•ISBN: 9780838822586Nancy Fifer 4th Edition•ISBN: 9780669517583Margaret Ann Richek