Onika Tanya Maraj , known professionally as Nicki Minaj , is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Queens, New York, she gained public recognition after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 to 2009 and subsequently signed to Young Money Entertainment in 2009.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados and raised in Bridgetown, during 2003 she recorded demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers and signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip hop producer and rapper Jay Z. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl like Me , which charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the successful singles "Pon de Replay", "SOS" and "Unfaithful".
Richard Lewis Springthorpe is an Australian singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, actor and author, known by his stage name Rick Springfield. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his début single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972, when he moved to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the U.S., for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He followed with four more top 10 U.S. hits, "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody". Springfield's two U.S. top 10 albums are Working Class Dog and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet .
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.James A. Baldwin
He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.Chanakya
There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.William Barclay
Hold your head and your standards high even as people or circumstances try to pull you down.Tory Johnson*