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Madonna (entertainer)
Madonna
Madonna
Louise Ciccone (/tʃɪˈkoʊni/; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna
Madonna
is known for pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music, as well as visual imagery in music videos and on stage. She has also frequently reinvented both her music and image while maintaining autonomy within the recording industry. Besides sparking controversy, her works have been praised by music critics. Madonna
Madonna
is often cited as an influence by other artists. Born and raised in Michigan, Madonna
Madonna
moved to New York City
New York City
in 1978 to pursue a career in modern dance
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Grammy Award
"24K Magic"Record of the Year "This Is America"A Grammy Award
Grammy Award
(stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy
The Recording Academy
to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest
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Recording Industry Association Of America
The Recording Industry Association of America
Recording Industry Association of America
(RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States
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Lisbon
Lisbon
Lisbon
(/ˈlɪzbən/; Portuguese: Lisboa [liʒˈbo.ɐ] (listen))[4] is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526[1] within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2.[5] Lisbon's urban area extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the 11th-most populous urban area in the European Union.[3] About 3 million people live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, including the Portuguese Riviera
Portuguese Riviera
(which represents approximately 27% of the country's population).[2] It is mainland Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon
Lisbon
lies in the western Iberian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
on the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
and the River Tagus
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Confirmation
In Christianity, Confirmation
Confirmation
is seen as the sealing of Christianity created in Baptism. Those being confirmed are known as confirmands. In some denominations, such as the Anglican
Anglican
Communion[1] and Methodist Churches,[2] confirmation bestows full membership in a local congregation upon the recipient. In others, such as the Roman Catholic Church, Confirmation
Confirmation
"renders the bond with the Church more perfect",[3] because, while a baptized person is already a member,[4] "reception of the sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation
is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace".[5] Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Latter-Day Saint
Saint
Churches view Confirmation
Confirmation
as a sacrament. In the East it is conferred immediately after baptism
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Guinness World Records
Guinness
Guinness
World Records, known from its inception from 1819 until 2000 as The Guinness
Guinness
Book of Records and in previous United States
United States
editions as The Guinness
Guinness
Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The brainchild of Sir Hugh Beaver, the book was co-founded by brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter in Fleet Street, London in August 1819. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. As of the 2019 edition, it is now in its 64th year of publication, published in 100 countries and 23 languages. The international franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums
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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The annual ceremony at which the awards are presented is a major part of the film industry's awards season, which culminates each year in the Academy Awards.[1] The eligibility period for the Golden Globes corresponds to the calendar year (i.e. January 1 through December 31). The most recent ceremony, the 75th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television in 2017, was held on January 7, 2018
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Stockholm
Stockholm
Stockholm
(/ˈstɒkhoʊm, -hoʊlm/;[8] Swedish pronunciation: [²stɔkːhɔlm] or [²stɔkːɔlm] ( listen))[9] is the capital of Sweden
Sweden
and the most populous city in the Nordic countries;[10][a] 949,761 people live in the municipality,[11] approximately 1.5 million in the urban area,[5] and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area.[3] The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren
Mälaren
flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm
Stockholm
archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the capital of Stockholm
Stockholm
County. Stockholm
Stockholm
is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden
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New York City
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor
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Rock Music
Rock music
Rock music
is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States
United States
in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United States
United States
and the United Kingdom.[1][2] It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse
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Music Criticism
The Oxford Companion to Music
The Oxford Companion to Music
defines music criticism as 'the intellectual activity of formulating judgements on the value and degree of excellence of individual works of music, or whole groups or genres'.[1] In this sense, it is a branch of musical aesthetics
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Interscope Records
Interscope Records is an American major record label. An imprint of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, its parent company is Universal Music Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi
Vivendi
SA. Interscope was founded in 1990 by Jimmy Iovine
Jimmy Iovine
and Ted Field as a $20 million joint venture with Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records. At the time, it differed from most record companies by giving decision-making authority to its A&R staff, and allowing artists and producers complete creative control.[1] It had its first hit records less than a year after it was founded and achieved profitability in 1993.[2] Iovine served as chairman and CEO until May 2014, when he was succeeded by John Janick.[3] In 1992, Interscope acquired the exclusive rights to market and distribute the hardcore rap label Death Row Records, whose artists included hip hop stars Tupac Shakur, Dr
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Michigan
Michigan
Michigan
(/ˈmɪʃɪɡən/ ( listen)) is a state in the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
and Midwestern regions of the United States. The state's name, Michigan, originates from the ( Ojibwe
Ojibwe
word) mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake".[3][7] Michigan
Michigan
is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area, and the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi
Mississippi
River.[b] Michigan's capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Michigan
Michigan
is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan
Michigan
was originally applied, is often noted to be shaped like a mitten
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List Of Highest-certified Music Artists In The United States
This is the list of the top 100 highest-certified music artists in the United States
United States
based on album certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[1] RIAA certifications are based on wholesale shipments rather than retail sales. Since 2016, the RIAA album certification has also included on-demand audio/video streams (1,500 streams = 1 album unit) and track sale equivalent (10 track sales = 1 album unit).[2] Additionally, awards are only presented if and when a record company applies for certification
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Electronic Dance Music
Electronic dance music
Electronic dance music
(EDM), also known as dance music, club music, or simply dance,[1] is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves and festivals. It is generally produced for playback by disc jockeys who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix by segueing from one recording to another.[2] EDM producers also perform their music live in a concert or festival setting in what is sometimes called a live PA. In Europe, EDM is more commonly called 'dance music', or simply 'dance'.[3] In the late 1980s and early 1990s, following the emergence of raving, pirate radios and an upsurge of interest in club culture, EDM achieved widespread mainstream popularity in Europe
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Sire Records
Sire Records is an American record label that is owned by Warner Music Group and distributed by Warner Bros. Records.Contents1 Label history1.1 Beginnings 1.2 Acquisition by Warner2 Current artists 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksLabel history[edit] Beginnings[edit] The label was founded in 1966 as Sire Productions by Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer, each investing ten thousand dollars into the new company.[1] Its early releases, in 1968, were distributed by London Records. From the beginning, Sire introduced underground, progressive British bands to the American market. Early releases included the Climax Blues Band, Barclay James Harvest, Tomorrow, Matthews Southern Comfort and proto-punks The Deviants
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