Carole King and Friends - All Star Night with Alicia Keys, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Herb Alpert, John Legend, Katy Perry, Lani Hall, Vince Gill, Jack Nicholson, and Quincy Jones
She was most successful as a performer in the first half of the 1970s, although she was a successful songwriter long before and long after. She had her first No. 1 hit as a songwriter in 1961, at age 18, with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", which she wrote with Gerry Goffin. In 1997, she co-wrote "The Reason" for Aerosmith, but instead it was sung by Celine Dion.
In 2000, Joel Whitburn, a Billboard Magazine pop music researcher, named her the most successful female songwriter of 1955–99, because she wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
King has made 25 solo albums, the most successful being Tapestry. Her most recent non-compilation album is Live at the Troubadour, a collaboration with James Taylor, which reached No.4 on the charts in its first week, and has sold over 600,000 copies.
She has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. In 2009, Carole King was inducted into the "Hit Parade" Hall of Fame. She holds the record for the longest time for an album by a female to remain on the charts and the longest time for an album by a female to hold the No.1 position, both for Tapestry.
Alicia Keys: Born in 1981, in New York, Alicia Keys began piano lessons at age 7. After graduating from the Professional Performance Arts School, she signed a deal with Clive Davis, the head of Arista Records. Davis left Arista to start J Records and Keys followed. Her debut album Songs in A Minor (2001) went platinum five times over and earned her five Grammys. She followed up with hit albums such as The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), As I Am (2007) and Girl on Fire (2009), all of which won the artist Grammys.
In July 2010, Keys married hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz and the couple welcomed their first child together in October 2010, a son named Egypt Daoud Dean. In December 2014, they welcomed their second son, Genesis Ali Dean.
In 2016, Keyes joined pop star Miley Cyrus as new judges on the TV singing competition The Voice. (from biography.com)
Amy Grant: GRAMMY ® Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, philanthropist and mother of four, Amy Grant will release her first new, non-Christmas music in five years with the May 5 release of She Colors My Day EP exclusively on iTunes ® and in partnership with the skin care brand Philosophy.
Grant will debut two new songs for Mother's Day: "She Colors My Day", a fun pop-song about a mother's love for her daughter, and the beautiful soul-stirring "Unafraid" which is a tribute to Amy's own mother. Available May 5 exclusively on iTunes ®, the 4-song EP also includes classic Grant hits "Baby Baby" and "Oh, How The Years Go By". The colorful music video for "She Colors My Day" will hit Amazon.com exclusive on May 14.
Amy Grant and songwriters Cristina Carlino (Philosophy founder and creator) & Stuart Mathis are donating all artist and publishing royalties generated by the sale of the song "She Colors My Day" to the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's' Cancer Research Fund.
Alongside Grant's EP, Philosophy is partnering with online photo and artwork company Snapfish to create personalized books for Mother's Day. For each book that is created, Snapfish will donate 50 percent of the net proceeds to the "She Colors My Day" project, a Philosophy non-profit initiative to assist in raising funds to create a cure for breast cancer. Philosophy is also releasing a bubble bath in honor of the charity.
Vince Gill: Country music star Vince Gill has proven throughout his career that he can play nice with others. Gill's brief tenure as lead singer of Pure Prairie League produced the hit single "Let Me Love You Tonight", as well as some of the group's biggest tour dates. His collaborations with other hit artists have won countless awards, including Grammys for his work with Randy Scruggs, Rosanne Cash, and Chet Atkins. While Vince Gill has proven his talent with teamwork, it's his illustrious solo career that will soon be honored at his 20th Anniversary celebration at the Grand Ole Opry this year. It's also the work that his fans are lining up to see on Gill's 20th Anniversary, 2011 tour dates this summer/fall.
Vincent Gill learned how to play the guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin, dobro, and fiddle as a child and joined many bluegrass bands as a teen. Major exposure for Gill came when he was invited to replace George Powell as lead singer for Pure Prairie League. He recorded three hit albums with the band until they lost their record contract in 1982 and Gill decided to leave and pursue a solo career. Gill scored big in 1989 with When I Call Your Name, which featured a hit duet with Reba McEntire on "Oklahoma Swing" and a Grammy Award for the album's title track. Gill continued to release hugely successful albums, including the chart-topping The Key in 1998, which was followed by a hit duet with Barbara Streisand called "If You Ever Leave Me." Gill's many achievements over the years were finally honored in 2005 when he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Fans are ecstatic over the country legend's upcoming US tour dates in 2011, which include his anniversary celebration at the Grand Old Opry, appearances a numerous fairs and casinos, and a brief 12 Days of Christmas Tour at the end of the year. For all the details on Vince Gill's many 2011 tour dates, be sure to check Eventful.
John Legend: Not only has nine time Grammy Award-winner John Legend achieved astounding solo success, he's also responsible for hits by some of the biggest names in rap, hip hop, and R&B. He is known for his old school approach to R&B, which showcases his velvety vocals and melodic beats. John Legend's tour dates have become popular amongst jazz and R&B fans, and also attract a wider audience of music lovers.
While attending the University of Pennsylvania, John Legend was the president of a co-ed jazz and pop a cappella group called Counterparts, which began to cultivate John's personal sound. Also while attending college, he was introduced to Lauryn Hill who asked him to play piano on a song from her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, titled "Everything is Everything".
In 2001, John Legend was introduced to a record producer that was trying to become a solo artist by the name of Kanye West, and John began singing backup vocals for him. He was eventually signed to West's GOOD Music label in 2003 and began singing backup for artists like Alicia Keys and Jay-Z, in the studio and on tour dates. It was at this time that John Stephens adopted the stage name "Legend," born from a reference to John's classic style by poet J. Ivy. John Legend's debut album, Get Lifted, was released in late 2004 and was instantly a success. It debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 and the single "Ordinary People" shot to #1 on the singles charts.
John Legend's follow-up album, Once Again, was released in 2006 with some production assistance from Kanye West and Will.I.Am. The album nearly achieved the same success as his previous one, reaching #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts, eventually going platinum. Bolstered by the success of the previous two albums, Legend attempted to experiment with the range of styles without straying too far from his signature style. The result was the 2008 album, Evolver, which has become one of the most popular among John Legend's fans. In 2010, John conceived another musical undertaking when he recorded a collaboration album, Wake Up!, with The Roots, who shared Legend's interest in a classic R&B style.
Katy Perry: First she kissed a girl and liked it, then she turned a little Hot N Cold, before Waking up in Vegas. Last, but perhaps most important, she is really and truly one of those California Gurls. She is of course, the inimitable Katy Perry, and she's on tour right now. Use Eventful to track Katy Perry tour dates both in the U.S. and internationally.
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, by Christian pastor parents, the guaranteed to be sold-out Katy Perry tour dates of today were barely a glint in the eye of the would-be superstar as she grew up listening to and singing gospel music almost exclusively.
Such an upbringing is a far cry from the massive club hits, fun - sometimes even risqué pop songs, false eyelashes and outlandish outfits which earmark Katy Perry tour dates these days. With fans the world over, the Katy Perry concert schedule is a busy one. To date, she has touched down in more than 24 different countries, and with the announcement of each new Katy Perry concert schedule, it seems that the number of appearances and size of venues played, continues to increase. Indeed, the most current set of Katy Perry tour dates will see the star travel across the U.S and Canada, South America, the UK and Europe, Asia and Australia. At this stage in her career, and with the success of both her 2008 and 2010 albums, One of the Boys and Teenage Dream behind her, the eye-catching young performer that is Katy Perry has definitely proven herself to be much more than a one hit wonder. And it seems that few are immune to her charm: the star managed to win over an unlikely fanbase off the back of 47 Katy Perry tour dates as part of 2008's Warped Tour.
Despite the ongoing Katy Perry tour dates and concert schedules being a force onto themselves, the starlet still manages to find time to engage herself in other mediums and entertainment-related activities. In 2010 alone, she appeared as a guest judge on both the UK’s X Factor and American Idol, as well as playing herself on Sesame Street and The Simpsons. In between Katy Perry tour dates, the young singer also found time to host the MTV Europe Music Awards - twice.
In 2013, Perry released her fourth studio album, Prism, to no shortage of enthusiasm on the part of fans and critics alike. The album featured a darker tone, which the singer admitted was due to her recent breakup with husband Russell Brand. The singer's more serious side didn't affect the exciting debut of the album, which shot to the top of the Billboard charts. With Perry back to her old self after some personal setbacks, fans are excited to see the return of the infectious, bubbly star they've come to love.
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Jack Nicholson: Abandoned by his father in his childhood, he was raised believing his grandmother was his mother and his mother was his older sister. The truth was revealed to him years later when a Rolling Stone magazine researcher uncovered the truth while preparing a story on the star. Jack had an on-and-off relationship with actress Anjelica Huston, which spanned 16 years before they split in 1989, after Rebecca Broussard was carrying his child.