Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian singer and songwriter. At age 16, she signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records. Her debut studio album, Let Go (2002), is the best-selling album of the 21st century by a Canadian artist. It yielded the singles "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi", which emphasized a skate punk persona and earned her the title "Pop-Punk Queen" from music publications. She is considered a key musician in the development of pop-punk music since she paved the way for female-driven, punk-influenced pop music in the early 2000s. Her second studio album, Under My Skin (2004), became Lavigne's first album to reach the top of the Billboard 200 chart in the United States, going on to sell 10 million copies worldwide.
Ayumi Hamasaki is a Japanese singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model, spokesperson, and entrepreneur. By 2002, Hamasaki had earned the nickname "Empress of J-pop" due to her popularity in Japan and throughout Asia, as well as being referred to as "the voice of the lost generation". Due to her success and relevance throughout her career, she is considered one of the top solo female artists of the Heisei era for her influence on the music industry and various fashion trends.
Akiko Yoshida is a Japanese singer and songwriter performing under the stage name Kokia. Her most well known songs are "Arigatō..." and "The Power of Smile" (which topped at No. 8 in the singles chart). She is also recognized for her numerous contributions to anime/game soundtracks, the most notable being "Ai no Melody/Chōwa Oto " for the film Origin: Spirits of the Past, "Follow the Nightingale" for the game Tales of Innocence, "Tatta Hitotsu no Omoi" for the anime Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, and "For Little Tail" for the game Tail Concerto.
Christina Judith Perri is an American singer and songwriter. After her debut single "Jar of Hearts" was featured on the television series So You Think You Can Dance in 2010, Perri signed with Atlantic Records and released her debut extended play, The Ocean Way Sessions. Her debut studio album, Lovestrong (2011), followed soon after and has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Chóngbài, known in English as "J'adore" (Chinese: 崇拜) is Malaysian Chinese Mandopop artist Fish Leong's (Chinese: 梁靜茹) ninth Mandarin studio album. It was released by Rock Records and B'in Music on 9 November 2007. It is particularly noted for its wide variety of styles of music, with French and Cantonese influences. This album has already sold over 100 thousand copies in Taiwan alone and over 1 million copies all over the Asia region.
The title track, "崇拜" (Admiration) won one of the Top 10 Songs of the Year at the 2008 HITO Radio Music Awards presented by Taiwanese radio station Hit FM.
Dato' Sri Hajah Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin is a Malaysian singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman with more than 300 local and international awards. She made her debut after she won a local singing competition show, Bintang HMI in 1995 when she was 16. Her debut single, Jerat Percintaan, won the 11th Anugerah Juara Lagu and another two awards for Best Performance and Best Ballad. Her debut album as of 2005 has sold more than 800,000 units in Malaysia. She has recorded and sung in multiple languages, including Malaysian, Minang, English, and Mandarin.
Ahmad Faizal bin Mohammad Tahir is a Malaysian singer-songwriter who shot to fame after becoming the first runner-up of the first season of One in a Million in 2006. He has won multiple Anugerah Industri Muzik awards, Anugerah Juara Lagu and Anugerah Planet Muzik awards. Now, he runs a production studio named Faithful Music which is home to young and rising artists such as Hanie Soraya Aziz Harun, Harris Baba, Nastia Band, Aizat Amdan, Caliph Buskers and Hannah Delisha. He also runs a charity movement named IAMFAITHMEN whose objective is to support and spread positivity by giving back to the unfortunate.
Margaret Elizabeth Lindemann is an American singer-songwriter. She is best known for her 2016 breakout single "Pretty Girl", which peaked at number 4 in Sweden, number 6 in Ireland, and number 8 the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Following the song, Lindemann transitioned her music into pop punk and alternative rock genres with the release of her debut EP, Paranoia (2021). Her debut album, Suckerpunch, was released on September 16, 2022.
Isaiah Faber, known professionally as Powfu, is a Canadian rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is the son of Dave Faber from the band Faber Drive. He amassed popularity following the release of his first charting single, "Death Bed ", featuring Beabadoobee which peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Hebe Tien is a Taiwanese singer and actress. She rose to fame in the early 2000s as a member of Taiwanese girl group S.H.E. The release of her debut album, To Hebe (2010), established her as a solo artist. Tien's song "A Little Happiness", the theme song of the 2015 Taiwanese film Our Times, was a major hit in most Mandarin-speaking parts of Asia.
Кис-Кис — российская рок-группа, основанная в ноябре 2018 года в Санкт-Петербурге. Коллектив состоит из четырех участников — барабанщицы Алины Олешевой, вокалистки Софьи Сомусевой, гитариста Юрия Заслонова и бас-гитариста Сергея Иванова. Коллектив получил известность благодаря альбому «Юность в стиле панк» и двум первым синглам "лбтд" и "молчи" . Почти за два года существования в общей сложности было снято 10 видеоклипов. Клип "молчи" получил вирусную популярность, за счет чего коллектив за первый год существования выступил на «Нашествии» и оказался в передаче «Вечерний Ургант».
Как гласит группа на интервью The Flow, они познакомились в музыкальной школе. Участницы вдохновлялись группами Linkin Park, Slipknot, Korn, Papa Roach.
Fredrik Backman is a Swedish author, blogger, and columnist. He wrote A Man Called Ove (2012), Things My Son Needs to Know about the World (2012), My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (2013), Britt-Marie Was Here (2014), Beartown (2017), Us Against You (2018), Anxious People (2020), and The Winners (2022). The books were number one bestsellers in his home country of Sweden. Backman's books have been published in more than twenty-five languages.