Born Aubrey Drake Graham, he first gained fame for his role as basketball player Jimmy Brooks on the TV series Degrassi, then went on to become a rap phenomenon after his album Thank Me Later went platinum in 2010. His second album Take Care won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and was certified quadruple platinum.
Colleen Ballinger is an American comedian, actress, singer and YouTube personality best known for her quirky alter-ego, Miranda Sings. Not only do comedy lovers all over the world love her one-woman act as the egocentric and talentless Miranda who sings and dances badly, her prowess as a YouTuber has also won her numerous awards. Interested in music from a young age, she fell in love with theater as a little girl. As a teenager she enrolled in the Azusa Pacific University's vocal-performance program but did not enjoy her college years. Fun loving and unconventional, she wanted to do something really exciting which led her to an acting career. Eventually she turned to the YouTube through which she would ultimately enjoy unprecedented success as a comedian. Her character of Miranda Sings has catapulted Colleen to the status of a YouTube superstar with millions of views to boot. Her internet fame has also translated into a highly successful career as a live comedy performer.
Although the world boasts of many pop icons today, Lady Gaga has proved that she's poles apart from the rest of her kind. Apart from her foot-tapping numbers, the singer is also world-renowned for her eccentric personality. Her sense of fashion has become a great source of inspiration for many youngsters across the world. Putting her education at stake, during her teens, Gaga decided to embark on a path which would lead her towards her dream. Although she struggled for a break during the initial couple of years, Gaga's decision proved to be totally worth. She got her first break in 2008 through the album ˜The Fame', and since then this celebrity's fame has just grown by leaps and bounds. ˜The Beatles', ˜Stevie Wonder', ˜Pink Floyd', ˜Led Zeppelin' and ˜Mariah Carey' are some of the few artists who influenced this woman to turn towards music. Her songs not only became chartbusters and party anthems, but also won her three time ˜Grammy' award winner, which in itself in an incredible accomplishment. Though few individuals from across the world opine that her songs promote Satanism, Gaga's popularity has continued to soar higher and higher over the past few years.
If you are one of those people who live to be fashionista then, Wengie is one person who can give you tons of tips to up your game. This 30-year-old YouTuber has some easy and amazing tips up her sleeves that can crack you into a smile in a jiffy. From diet and fitness to beauty and cosmetics videos to simple everyday hacks, Wengie has it all in her one channel. Basically a Chinese, Wengie has been bought up in Australia and hence all her beauty tips and hacks have a multicultural tinge to it. This mix is her USP and one of the main reasons why people all over the world are super attracted to her YouTube channel. With over 5 million subscribers and way more than 50 million views, her impact on the youth of today is well explained. She quit her full time corporate job and decided to make her dreams of making it big in the world of videos a reality. While quitting a secure job is not something most people can do, Wengie decided to take the leap of faith and she sure has made a smart move, influencing lives of millions in a positive way.
If you are a fan of funny videos on YouTube, then there's no way you would not have heard of Jenna Marbles. With over 16 million subscribers (as of May 2016), she is the proud woman behind the seventh most subscribed channel on YouTube. Plus hers is the top channel operated by a lady. Becoming an internationally famous YouTuber was not exactly the first thing on the mind of the young lady when she completed her Master of Education in Sport Psychology and Counseling from the Boston University. In fact, as a young girl she wanted to be a vet, zookeeper, or soccer player even though she was pretty bad at soccer. This fun-loving and quirky girl was quite popular in college though she was unclear about her professional ambitions. After working half-heartedly in a string of odd jobs, she finally found her true passion”making videos. One thing led to another and she was soon a highly popular, much beloved comedian with her own YouTube channel, blog and vlog with millions of followers to boot. Today this funny lady is so famous that even celebrities like Justin Bieber, Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks, and Lady Gaga follow her on Twitter.
Josh has had a remarkable journey from a TV child artist to a Hollywood star. Identifying his passion at the age of 8, he knew right from the start that he was going to make it big. He has an inherent sense of humor, and since his childhood he has used it to the utmost. From stand-up comedy to television shows; from a voice actor to landing himself a movie with Dan Bradley, he has shown the world that with hard work one can achieve all they desire. Always aspiring to be a role model for generations to come, he has a huge fan following on ˜Twitter' with 1.98 million fans at his heels, he loves using forums like ˜Snapchat' and ˜Instagram' to keep his viewers updated and connected, where he has approximately 3.5 million followers. He is also a ˜Vine' star and collaborates with vines to create six seconds of comic relief.
Call her an actress or a fashion designer, an author or a businesswoman, a producer or an equestrian, Mary-Kate Olsen is all these and more! Along with her twin sister <a title='Ashley Olsen' href='/famous/ashley-olsen-tvactress.htm'>Ashley Olsen</a>, she forms the multi-talented sister duo who has carved a niche in the world of entertainment and fashion with their artistry. Coming from a completely unrelated background, the uncertainties that prevailed in the celebrity world did not deter the twins from carving their route. In fact, the prodigious sisters started off even before hitting their first birthday. At nine months, the Olsen sisters' career as actors started, as they shared the role of Michelle Tanner on the ABC sitcom ˜Full House.' Their careers evolved as they grew up. They even started a limited liability company Dualstar which produced a long string of TV movies and direct-to-video releases featuring the girls. Having made their mark on the world of acting, they proceeded to their first love, fashion. Today, the sisters are proud owners and founders of the luxury fashion brands ˜The Row' and ˜Elizabeth and James', and of the more affordable lines ˜Olsenboye' and ˜StyleMint'. With their entrepreneurial skills, they have upscaled their company to newer heights. In 2007, Forbes jointly ranked the twins as the eleventh-richest women in entertainment, with an estimated combined net worth of $100 million.
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is a popular English actor, model, producer and musician, known for portraying roles such as Cedric Diggory in ˜Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', and Edward Cullen, in the ˜Twilight' movie series. Born in London, England, Pattinson started acting from his school days. His professional career began at the age of 17 when he appeared in the popular movie ˜Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'. He was later cast in the Twilight movie series, which were based on the Twilight Novels by Stephanie Meyer. The series consisted of five films in which Pattinson portrayed the vampire Edward Cullen. The movies were highly successful, and earned Pattinson much fame and prominence worldwide. He has won several awards in his career such as the ˜Hollywood Film Festival' award and the ˜Scream Award.' He has also been named one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, as well as Forbes' one of the most powerful celebrities in the World. Known for his philanthropic activities as well, he has helped raise awareness about cancer through his involvement with ˜The Cancer Bites Campaign.' He has also worked with the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation.
Drake Bell is an American actor and musician. He made his acting debut in the early 1990s at the age of five. Recognizing his interest in acting and music, his father encouraged him from a young age. She starred in his first TV commercial when he was just five years old. He also started learning music from the age of 12. He got some minor roles in a number of TV shows and movies. Drake's career got a major boost in the year 2004, when he got a lead role in the Nickelodeon's ˜Drake and Josh' show which was named after him. The show was a success and made him a favourite among children and teenagers. Drake also continued his interest in music and released albums which were available globally. Some of his music albums were rated high on Billboard's music lists. Interestingly, some of his music albums were more popular in Mexico than in the USA.
Lindsay Lohan is undoubtedly one of the most-loved and most-controversial actresses of our time. Although her career began with modelling, she was soon recognized for her screen presence and started getting offers from the Hollywood. She starred in a number of soap operas and made her motion picture debut with an evergreen Disney classic, ˜The Parent Trap', which catapulted her to fame. Soon, a number of films like ˜Freaky Friday', ˜Herbie: Fully Loaded' and ˜A Prairie Home Companion' followed. Alongside acting, she released her debut recording album, ˜Speak' and followed this with ˜A Little More Personal' - both these albums were certified platinum and gold, respectively. Although her career had a brilliant start, she experienced a slump and got entangled in several controversies towards the end of her teenage years. She had a troubled relationship with her father and made frequent visits to rehabilitation centres, which cost her several movie contracts. However, she gradually overcame all the difficulties and went on to launch her own clothing line and resumed her acting career. She has also faced several legal suits.
Megan Fox is an American actress and model. At the tender age of five, she enrolled in dance and drama classes. She continued training even after her family moved to Florida. She began modelling at 13, and won several awards. Her acting debut was at the age of 15 in the film Holiday in the Sun, co-starring Ashley Olsen. Her breakthrough role was as Mikaela Banes, opposite Shia LaBeouf in Transformers for which she was also nominated for a MTV Movie Award in the Breakthrough Performance category, and for three Teen Choice Awards. However, it was her role in the sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen that brought her much acclaim, and she was awarded the Teen Choice Award in two categories namely Choice Female Hottie and Choice Summer Movie Star Female. The movie also won her Scream Award's Best Sci-Fi Actress. Her role in Jennifer's Body was also well received by her fans, and she won the Teen Choice Awards in the categories Choice Female Hottie and Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller.
Ellie Goulding is an English singer, songwriter and record producer who conquered the UK music field at the age of 23 and went on to win over fans all over the world within a year. A determined child, at the age of eight, she told her mother that she would become famous one day. She learned to play musical instruments and began writing songs when she was still a teenager. She won a singing competition while in college, and went on to win the 'Brit Awards' with her signature brand of "folktronica" music following the release of her debut EP 'An Introduction to Ellie Goulding'. She immediately made an impact with her unique soprano voice. She has so far released three studio albums, 'Lights', 'Halcyon' and 'Delirium'. As a music and fashion icon, she has been featured on magazines, such as 'Elle' and 'Glamour' among others, and as a fitness enthusiast, she has appeared on the covers of magazines like 'Shape' and 'Women's Health'. A social activist and philanthropist, she has participated in many charity events, especially to support underprivileged children and homeless people.