We all have our favourite singers that we follow and enjoy listening to their music. Their voices have been a familiar sound in the airwaves, youtube, Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, Vimeo, and other digital music platforms. But have you ever wondered what first got them into music?
These artists have made a name for themselves and have been a constant in the music industry for many years. Let’s see how they got started their career in music.
Whitney Houston is an American singer known for her compelling voice and soulful renditions. Her voice was a constant in the 1980s when she first started her career. In the 1990s, her song “I Will Always Love You” was a soundtrack of the movie “The Bodyguard” that captured the audience’s heart and won her a Grammy Award in 1992.
Whitney Houston first discovered her love for music at a young age when she started singing in a church in Houston. Her passion for music continued in high school when she became a background vocalist in school. She got her first break when Clive Davis, a music magnate, discovered her. She was just 19 years old when the public heard her performance on “The Merv Griffin Show,” which her a lot of positive reviews.
Her career blossomed in 1985 when she released her first album, followed by another in 1987. During her decade’s long career, she became part of the US Billboard’s top hits on several occasions. She was one of the best-selling artists of all time, and the Guinness World Records recognized Houston as the most awarded female artist of all time. She might have gone, but her musical legacy will live on.
Britney Spears is an American singer who is well known as the Princess of Pop. She is also a songwriter, dancer and starred in a couple of Hollywood movies. From the late 1990s to the early 2000’s she was credited for the rise of the teen pop musical genre. Who would not be familiar with her songs like “Baby One More Time” or “Oops I Did It Again”.
She captured a global following with her trendy songs and lively music. Her personal life has been as colourful as her career. But did you know that she started her career at an early age? Britney Spears started at a very young age of 11 when she joined the Star Search in 1992. People already notice her stage presence and her oozing charisma.
Unfortunately, she lost to Marty Thomas, the eventual winner of Star Search 1992. She later became part of The Mickey Mouse Club and, through the years, made a name for herself with her series of smash hits in the 1990s. She is now dubbed as one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Demi Lovato is a multi-awarded artist who has sold two million albums and 20 million singles. Lovato has been awarded 14 Teen Choice Awards, 5 People’s Choice Awards, Guinness Worl Record, and MTV Video Music Award.
She also starred in “Camp Rock” and “Camp Rock 2”, which were Disney Channel’s music television films. She even collaborated with artists such as Joe Jonas, which eventually part of the top ten of the billboard hot 100. She also became the voice of “Smurfette” in the 2017 movie Smurfs: The Lost Village.
Demi Lovato has achieved a lot in the music industry. Who have thought her career will take off from her roles in Barney & Friends from 2002-2004. She started her love for music at a young age when she learned to play the piano at seven years old. She continued learning other instruments like the guitar at age ten and afterwards began acting and dancing lessons until she had her first break in Barney & Friends. As they said, start them young.
These artists have shown that with their passion for music and drive to succeed, they were able to reach the pinnacle of success. Their love for music and performance got them into the music industry. They are now part of our lives and will probably continue to influence our music.