Kanye West is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Raised in Chicago, West briefly attended art school before becoming known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay Z and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success. He went on to explore a variety of different musical styles on subsequent albums that included the baroque-inflected Late Registration (2005), the arena-inspired Graduation (2007), and the polarizing 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his critically acclaimed fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and the following year he collaborated with Jay Z on the joint LP Watch the Throne (2011). West released his sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. West's seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016. West is among the most acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide. He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist of his age. Three of his albums rank on Rolling Stone's 2012 "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063835/bk_acx0_063835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter. One of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Her 2006 self-titled debut album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 and spent the most weeks on the chart in the 2000s. The album's third single, "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the success of pop crossover singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the US. The album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest Album of the Year winner. As a songwriter, Swift has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was included in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in 2015. She is also the recipient of 10 Grammys, six Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and 12 Country Music Association Awards. Swift is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums - including 27.8 million in the US - and 130 million single downloads. She has appeared in Time's 100 most influential people in the world (2010 and 2015), Forbes' top-earning women in music (2011-2015), Forbes' 100 most powerful women (2015), and Forbes' Celebrity 100 (2016). Her inclusion in the third of these made her the youngest woman on the list, and she ranked first in Celebrity 100. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire De Cleene Neigenfind. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125251/bk_acx0_125251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The All-American Rejects are an American four-piece rock band from Stillwater, Oklahoma, formed in 1999. The band consists of lead vocalist and bass guitarist Tyson Ritter, lead guitarist and keyboardist Nick Wheeler, rhythm guitarist Mike Kennerty, and drummer Chris Gaylor. The band achieved mainstream success with their debut self-titled studio album, The All-American Rejects, released in 2002. The album spawned the the hit single "Swing, Swing" and was certified platinum by the RIAA. The band's second album, Move Along (2005), brought the band more mainstream success. The album produced three hit singles, "It Ends Tonight", "Dirty Little Secret" and "Move Along", all of which charted in the top fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Move Along" was certified double platinum with over two million digital downloads in the United States, while "Dirty Little Secret" was certified platinum. The album itself was certified double platinum by the RIAA.
"Gold Digger" is a song recorded by American rapper Kanye West featuring guest vocals by Jamie Foxx. Released as the second single from West's second album, Late Registration, "Gold Digger" peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 on September 6, 2005, becoming West's and Foxx's second number one single. Co-produced with Jon Brion, the song contains an interpolation of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman" by Foxx. The single broke a record for the most digital downloads in a week, selling over 80,000 digital downloads, and was also the fastest selling digital download of all time, both records have since been broken. It was 2005's second-longest running number one on the Billboard Hot 100 at ten weeks, behind Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together". "Gold Digger" was nominated for Record of the Year at the 2006 Grammy Awards (losing to Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams") and won the award for Best Rap Solo Performance. The song lists at number 49 on Billboard magazine's All Time Top 100 and at 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. The song was voted number 20 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A division of Sony Pictures Digital, SoapCity was the home to the official websites for the American daytime soap operas Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless. When announced in 1999, SoapCity was planned to be the online component to a Sony-produced cable channel of the same name, which would air same-day repeats and archives of these same shows. However the channel would never air after being beaten to the market by ABC/Disney''s SoapNet, and because of distribution problems with Sony''s Game Show Network. SoapCity covers all daytime soap operas and provides in-depth storyline analysis, additional storyline material, exclusive photographs, and behind-the-scenes information. SoapCity offered daily digital downloads of the past four weeks of Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless.
All together easy Ensemble! is a series of flexible arrangements for students venturing forth into ensemble playing for the first time. These well-known pieces are suitable for beginning performers. Since this is an important step in the development of many young musicians, arranger James Rae makes sure that all parts are important and integral and that all lines lie comfortably on the instrument. An optional piano part is included, to enhance the ensemble if necessary, and parts are included for a wide range of instrumentations. Shostakovich's stirring Waltz No. 2 will be thoroughly enjoyed by players and audiences alike and, together with the much-quoted La donna è mobile, the traditional American song Yankee Doodle and James Rae's own Cha-Cha Cubano, makes a contrasting assortment of possibilities for the next school concert. Very easy arrangements of well-known works for various instrumentations for the first experiences of ensemble playing Ideal for concerts and examinations All parts are of equal importance and any number of players can join each part Includes an optional piano part to support the ensemble For brass ensemble, further brass parts are available as free downloads Instrumentation: for flexible ensemble / piano ad lib.
American Folk Tunes for Ukulele presents a collection of 37 pieces for solo fingerstyle ukulele playing. Drawn from the rich tradition of American folk music the collection covers a range of styles including some popular, as well as lesser known pieces. Experienced ukulele player and teacher Colin Tribe provide notes on all of the pieces, as well as technical aspects of the playing style. This volume is accompanied by a CD with a recording of all tunes. German and French translations of all texts are available as PDF downloads from the Schott Music website. Suitable for players of grades 3-8. Instrumentation: ukelele
Jason Joel Desrouleaux (born September 21, 1989), better known by his stage name Jason Derulo, is an American singer-songwriter, actor and dancer. After producing records for several artists and writing songs for Cash Money Records, co-founder of the label Birdman, Young Money Entertainment owner Lil Wayne and rapper Diddy, Derulo signed to minor recording label Beluga Heights. After Beluga Heights became part of the Warner Music Group, Derulo released his debut single, 'Whatcha Say' in May 2009, which sold over five million digital downloads, gaining an RIAA certification of double platinum, and reaching number 1 in the U.S. and New Zealand. Derulo released his second single, 'In My Head', in December 2009. His debut album, Jason Derülo, was released on March 2, 2010. He released his second studio album, Future History on September 16, 2011. This book is your ultimate resource for Jason Derulo. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Jason Derulo's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Jason Derülo, 2010 Teen Choice Awards, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Breathing (Jason Derülo song), Dillard High School, Don't Wanna Go Home, Fight for You, Fuego (producer), Future History, Future History (album), Hide and Seek (Imogen Heap song), Imogen Heap, In My Head (Jason Derülo song), It Girl (song), Jason Derülo (album), Jason Derülo World Tour, Jason Derülo discography, Jin Akanishi, Jordin Sparks, Ridin' Solo, Showtime at the Apollo, The Sky's the Limit (song), Undefeated (Jason Derülo song), What If (Jason Derülo song), Whatcha Say, Jason Derulo 156...and more pages! Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.
Charlie Morrow is a N.Y. businessman who's also a veteran of the first Gulf War, an ex-marine sniper who keeps his rifle in his closet. He meets an exotic Palestinian woman, Leila Khan. They begin dating, but unknown to him, FBI Agent Bob Borland and his collaborator Becky Feldman are watching Leila too. They have evidence that Leila heads a terrorist cell and she's funding a secret biotechnology factory built to engineer a lethal virus. Borland has one month to find that factory. Becky's an American-educated Israeli Mossad agent who went to college with Borland years before. She offers to get closer to Charlie so they can learn where Leila gets her money, where she's building the factory and more importantly, if Charlie's implicated in the plot. Charlie meets Becky on one of his frequent business trips to Germany. He's attracted to her short skirt and long legs. He thinks she's there by coincidence. Unknown to him, Becky had volunteered to get closer to Charlie. He tells her that he's leaving Germany to travel on to the U.K. on business and she fabricates a reason to follow him there from Germany. At breakfast in London the next morning, she introduces him to Borland, who traveled there specifically to meet Charlie. She explains that she's been following him because he's been dating Leila. Together they ask Charlie for his help. His ego is hurt but he consents to let them know the next time Leila's out of her apartment for a few hours. That's all he has to do. A week or so later, while Charlie and Leila are dining out, Becky's operatives enter Leila's apartment and plant listening devices. They also bug Leila's computer so it downloads information in the middle of the night. Charlie and Leila become lovers. Leila gets up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night and she sees her computer working when she knows she had shut it down. It doesn't take her long to suspect Charlie has tampered with it because he had explained to her that he's a computer expert at work. Supposedly no one else has been in her apartment. Charlie and Becky begin dating in spite of the original reason they had met. They become lovers too and Becky warns him that they suspect Leila is a terrorist. He doesn't know whom to believe but he's elated by his sudden change in luck with women. Borland's Task Force develops enough evidence, including some volunteered by Charlie, to conclude that the factory is in Springfield, Illinois and they plan a raid. Unknown to them, Charlie finds it too because his company sells products to biotechnology companies and he turns up the location by combing his company's database. Charlie plans to visit the factory just to confirm his own suspicions and he plans a trip. He convinces his old buddy Aristotle Constantine, whom he calls Greco to accompany him. Aristotle and Charlie were the two halves of a sniper team when they served together in Kuwait and they've stayed in touch. They plan a trip to Springfield to begin their own surveillance. They establish a camouflaged perch across the street from to the suspected factory so Charlie can confirm his suspicions. Just as he was trained to do, Charlie has brought his sniper rifle although he tells Aristotle that he doesn't plan to do any shooting. He just wants to watch. Suddenly they see Leila from their hideout and Charlie is suddenly convinced that she's evil. Aristotle is surprised Charlie knows her. They're still watching when Borland's task force begins its raid and they watch the entire thing.