Miley Cyrus is a popular name amongst youngsters. She was born in Franklin, Tennessee. Having lived in a countryside wide 500-acre land, she took the strong decision to shift her base to Hollywood and try her hand at acting/singing. Her birth name was Destiny Hope Cyrus, which she officially changed to Miley Cyrus in 2008. Miley is short form for Smiley, which is her nickname. Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus belongs to the singing background too. Cyrus completed her education at Heritage Elementary School and followed the religious belief of Christianity. Her acting career began at a mere age of 11, when she starred as Miley Stewart in the Disney TV show Hannah Montana. This show gave her immense popularity and made her a youth icon. Interestingly, she auditioned for the role of Hannah’s friend but eventually ended up getting the lead role.

During her venture as Hannah Montana, she released many albums in the same name such as The Best of Both Worlds, I Learned From You, and more that constantly topped the charts like Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah became the first song under her original name, and it continued to fetch her success. Ready, Set, Don’t Go featured on Hot Country songs at the top. The second season of Hannah Montana ran from April 23, 2007 to October 12, 2008 and then she later signed a four album deal with Disney.

Her album, ‘See you again’ fetched her 10th position on Billboard Hot 100 chart. She went to Best of Both World tour in 2007, which was a successful event of her life. The year 2008, however, brought some unwanted controversies, but her songs like seven things remained the center of attraction of the popular charts. She fetched a Golden Globe Nomination award for I Thought I Lost You. Miley starred in the film, Hannah Montana: The Movie, where she co-wrote the songs and performed the lead character as well. Her song, The Climb, and Party in the U.S.A brought her huge popularity. Her singles like ‘Can’t be Tamed’ and ‘Who owns my heart’ brought her into the adult limelight making her aloof of the teenage fan following and Hannah Montana image. She then took a break in 2009 from singing, to focus more on her acting career. She went on for Gypsy Heart Tour to send out her love for fans. Simultaneously, she was also a part of many charity events. Her album, We Can’t Stop made here VEVO certified. She was in a relationship with Liam Hemsworth till 2013, after which her closeness grew towards Patrick Schwarzenegger.

 

 

Mariah Carey English Actress

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey, 45, was born in Long Island, New York. She is a multi-talented artist. Her work ranges from singing, songwriting, to acting. She began taking voice lessons at the age of four. Her career started off as an R&B singer. And she rose to fame with her song “Vision of Love”, Mariah produced several more chart-topping singles which led her to become Columbia’s highest-selling artist. She has been signed with various other labels like Virgin, Def Jam, Monar C, etc. Some of her most famous songs are Obsessed, Make It Happen, I Still Believe, Endless Love, Hero, Someday, etc.  Mariah was adorned with the title of the top “pop diva” of the 1990s. More than 160 million album copies of her songs have been sold worldwide. She is known for her five-octave vocal range and use of the whistle register. She has left behind a legacy in singing. Many upcoming artists have named her as one of their influences, some of them being singers like Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Pink, Sam Smith, Justin Beiber, etc.  Before being a famous singer, Mariah worked as a waitress and a coat check girl. She also imbibed cosmetology. Apart from being a singer she is a songwriter and writes her own compositions. She has also appeared in several movies like The Bachelor, You Don’t mess with the Zohan, Precious, A Christmas Melody, Glitter, etc. Moreover, she has starred as a judge on the 12th season of the popular FOX Television show “American Idol” along with Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.  Apart from Mariah’s music career, her philanthropic works include her providing funds for a non-profit agency that helps the disadvantaged children in the city of New York to spend their summer vacations free. She also jointly started a camp located in Fishkill, New York, that helps the youth living in the innermost portions of the city to imbibe the arts. It also allowed them to explore career opportunities.  Mariah fetched the Congressional Horizon Award for her exemplary philanthropic work related to the youngsters. She also works actively with the make-a-wish foundation. Besides her career, in her private life, she has claimed to be a devout Christian. She had been married to Tommy Mottola and Nick Cannon. She is currently engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer, and she is a mother of two children. Her net worth is over$ five hundred million as of a December 2011 estimate.

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Ricky Martin

QUICK VIEW: Enrique Martin Morales, commonly known as Ricky Martin was born on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a singer, actor and an author by profession. FAMILY DETAILS: Martin was born to Nereida Morales and Enrique Martín Negroni, who were an accountant and psychologist respectively. Unfortunately, Martin's parents got divorced when he was two. EARLY LIFE: Martin was influenced by his mother's side of the family where they were musically inclined. He became a singer as well as a poet at the age of six. After noticing an advertisement about auditions for a television commercial, Martin began to appear for commercials like soft drinks, fast foods, etc. by he age of 9. In a year and a half, he appeared in eleven commercials. HIS LIFE AT MENUDO: Then came a golden opportunity to participate in the audition to join “MENUDO” a Puerto Rican Boy Band. He was initially rejected by the team just because he was short. Finally after three auditions, his persistence and perseverance paid off. In 1984, thirteen-year-old Martin became a member of the Puerto Rican Boy Band. He enjoyed travelling to a variety of places and performing with Menudo but as days passed by the reputation of the band started to fade away. After recording almost eleven albums with Menudo, he decided to quit the band and plan for his future. ACTING AND MUSIC CAREER: After leaving Menudo, he was admitted to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. But unfortunately, a month before his classes began he moved to Mexico City for an opportunity to perform in play “Mama Ama el Rock (Mom Loves Rock)”. On noticing the acting expertise of Martin, a producer offered him a role in “telenovela Alcanzar Una Estrella” a Mexican play. He joined the crew for the second season also. In 1990, he joined Sony Discos for his first ever solo album in Spanish, which was released in November 1991. He travelled throughout Latin America to promote his album “Ricky Martin”. He then recorded his second album for Juan Carlos Calderon named “Me Amaras”. He also continued to act in an American sitcom “Getting By” and on the soap opera “General Hospital”. Later on, he began a successful career in music and acting. Several awards and recognitions added feathers to his crown in the field of both music and acting industry. He travelled all over the world spreading his talent in singing. PERSONAL LIFE: Martin is open to all religions though he likes Buddhism. He began practicing yoga from 1997. Martin enjoys surfing, skydiving and vacationing in India specifically for its spiritual places. Martin got married to Rebecca de Alba, who was a Mexican TV host and became the father of twin boys Matteo and Valentino, born by a surrogate mother, though. OTHER INTERESTS: Other than his passion for music, acting and poetry, he also developed an interest in social works especially in the prevention of trafficking, protection of youngest victims of child trafficking and so on. “Ricky Martin Foundation” is a non-profit organisation started to support for the goodness of children around the world. His primary project focused on eliminating the trafficking of children which he named as “People for children Project”. Tsunami Relief by his foundation grabbed everyone's attention towards his service to the society. He volunteered himself to visit the affected places directly which was highly notable. He still continues his service to both society and music industry.

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Ricky Martin English Actor