Nicki Minaj is a popular rap artist in the US who shot to fame within a short span of time. The talented vocalist and songwriter has established herself as an award-winning singer, rapper, hip-hop artist, television host, and icon of female empowerment. Her unique voice (which often makes use of various accents), and vigorous, fast-flow rap style have made her popular both as a solo artist and as a featured cameo voice on other albums. In addition to her music, Minaj is also widely known for bold, loud fashion statements, including brightly colored makeup, outrageous hair styles, and unconventional costumes. She has overcome many obstacles along her path to stardom, having been born outside the United States, moving with her family to New York at a young age, enduring an abusive and drug-addicted father, and paying her dues by working several odd jobs before finally finding recognition as a major artist. While her hasty temper has caused friction and drama with other celebrities (including Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey), fans love her fierce, in-your-face persona. In less than ten years, she has gone from a social media hopeful to successful multi-media mogul, including multiple recording projects, TV hosting, and even a Super Bowl appearance. With no signs of slowing down, Nicki Minaj continues to wow audiences with her chart-topping numbers
Tati Westbrook is an American makeup artist and stylist who rose to fame with her YouTube channel, ˜GlamLifeGuru'. An image consultant once, Westbrook's career took a major leap when she started off vlogging. What started as a mere fun activity turned out to become her full-time profession, as she gave up her job to pursue her career in social media! While Westbrook had earned herself a name in the Hollywood, it was her channel that made her a household name. Through it, she not just provides her audience with tips and tutorials on how to use, apply and buy makeup and skin care products but she also gives a detailed review and comparison between local drugstore variants from its expensive and niche branded counterparts. Westbrook has 272K followers on her twitter handle and 808K on instagram. Her YouTube subscribers list has gone past 2.7 million and counting.
Rebecca Zamolo is not a new name for anyone who swears by social media, especially Musical.ly and YouTube. Known for her eccentric genres of video content that will have you both spellbound and in splits, Rebecca's career over the internet is a blend of entertainment and empowerment. Never stopping at anything that could brighten up her fans' day, Rebecca's activity over the net has only proved just how far hard work and perseverance can go. From performing since the age of nine, to taking ownership of her destiny after college, to even battling an illness with sheer strength and courage, her list of amazingness does not end! And for those who need a boost of some awesome video content to help them overcome any kind of blues, tuning into her Musical.ly and YouTube channels will do no less than the best job! With over a million followers on various platforms, her fame is making its way through the roofs and we sure are thrilled to see what she has in store of us!
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is a famous American hip hop recording artist who has achieved several feats in the field including winning the prestigious Grammy Award. Starting off as a pro at the age of nine with ˜Cash Money Records', Wayne became part of the American teenage hip-hop duo, ˜The B.G.'z' along with rapper Lil' Doogie. After a couple of years, he joined American hip hop group ˜Hot Boys' along with Young Turk, Juvenile and Lil' Doogie, who is now known as B.G. Eventually, the group's fame zoomed with its single ˜Bling Bling' and platinum-selling album ˜Guerrilla Warfare'. He came out with his solo debut album during that time titled ˜Tha Block Is Hot' which received a platinum certification from ˜Recording Industry Association of America' (RIAA). This was followed by a series of other hit and popular albums by the hip hop sensation that not only earned him international fame but also cemented his position among the notable international hip hop artists. He became one of the all-time best selling music artists with a global sale of over 100 million records. His most remarkable and successful album ˜Tha Carter III' sold more than one million copies in the US in its first-week and won him the ˜Grammy Award' for ˜Best Rap Album'. Lil Wayne founded his own record label ˜Young Money Entertainment'.
Pawel Tomasz Wasilewski, popularly known as Paul Wesley, is an award-winning actor, producer, and director, best known for his role in the popular television drama series ˜The Vampire Diaries'. For his role in the TV series, he has earned several awards and nominations, including the ˜Teen Choice Awards' as well as the ˜Young Hollywood Awards'. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in the United States, Wesley showed an interest in acting from his school years. Later, he enrolled at the Rutgers University. However, after realizing his potential as an actor, and knowing that he could make a career out of his incredible acting skills, he dropped out. His first appearance on TV was in the popular American TV soap opera ˜Another World'. Two years later, he appeared in a lead role in ˜Wolf Lake', a TV series that aired on CBS network. His career reached a turning point after he started playing the role of Stefan Salvatore, in the popular American TV series ˜The Vampire Diaries'. He has directed a few episodes of the series as well. Since he made his film debut in the movie ˜The Last Run', he has also appeared in several popular movies. He was recently seen in the movies ˜Mothers and Daughters', and ˜The Late Bloomer', in supporting roles.
Gone are the days when becoming famous was as challenging as conquering the Mount Everest. Perhaps we need to thank the internet for making it so easy for many people to hog the limelight in a jiffy. Internet platforms like ˜Facebook' and ˜YouTube,' in particular, have been immensely helping big daddies of the entertainment world in scouting for talent. These websites have also helped young powerhouses of talent, especially teens, in getting their due. Youngsters have been sharing their work on such platforms and the critical acclaim they garner has been catapulting them to stardom overnight. Jesse Wellens is one of the many young turks who rose to fame in such a manner. The pranks of Wellens have been leaving many netizens in split, resulting in an unbelievable fan following of millions. Several videos of his, uploaded on YouTube, have gone viral. Wellens overnight rise to stardom is perhaps the best example to prove that in today's era, talent seldom goes unnoticed, thanks to a great platform like the internet. The need of a godfather to scale up the ladder of success is a thing of the past.
Priyanka Chopra is an Indian film actress and singer who has emerged as one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India. Born in Jamshedpur, a small town in India, to physician parents, she was schooled in different cities across India until the age of 13, when she was sent to the United States. In America, besides academics, she also volunteered for dancing and singing activities, but desired to become an engineer or psychologist rather than a performer. Upon returning to her homeland, she took part in the Femina Miss India contest and was selected to represent India at the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned ˜Miss World 2000'. After winning the beauty pageant, she left her studies midway to join the film industry. Although she started her career with a Tamil film ˜Thamizan' it was not long before she made her debut in Bollywood as the second lead in the 2003 film ˜The Hero'. She was noted for the glamorous role she portrayed in her next film ˜Andaaz' and also earned a Filmfare Award for it. Thereafter, she starred in numerous box-office successes including ˜Aitraaz', ˜Krrish', ˜7 Khoon Maaf', ˜Fashion' and ˜Barfi!'. She has received several awards and much appreciation for her performances in films over the years. Along with acting, she has also made a mark as an international singer with tracks such as ˜In My City' and ˜Exotic.' She is married to American singer-songwriter Nick Jonas.
Sebastian Stan is a Romanian-American film and television actor. He started performing at an early age, starring in school productions of ˜West Side Story', ˜Over Here!', ˜Harvey', ˜Cyrano de Bergerac', and ˜Little Shop of Horrors'. He spent a year in England studying acting at ˜Shakespeare Globe Theatre' in London. His first role on television came about in 2003, when he played Justin Capshaw in the ˜Law & Order' episode, ˜Sheltered'. He debuted on Broadway with ˜Talk Radio' in 2007 with Liev Schreiber, Stephanie March, and Peter Hermann as his co-stars. From 2007 to 2010 he portrayed the recurring character Carter Baizen on the ˜CW' teen drama ˜Gossip Girl'. In season one and two of ABC's ˜Once Upon a Time', he played Jefferson/Mad Hatter. In 2010, he signed a nine-picture contract with Marvel to portray James Buchanan Bucky Barnes. ˜Captain America: The first Avenger', his first outing as the character, was released in July 2011. He was cast as T. J. Hammond in the 2012 miniseries ˜Political Animals'. In 2013, he received a ˜Critics Choice Television Awards' nomination for the role.
Officially known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. She married <a title='Prince William' href='/famous/prince-william.htm'>Prince William</a>, Duke of Cambridge, in April 2011 after dating him for nine years. She is the daughter-in-law of the late <a title='Princess Diana' href='/famous/princess-diana.htm'>Princess Diana</a>.
Jodie Sweetin is an American actress, television personality, singer and dancer who forayed into the world of entertainment as a child artist. Starting her career with commercials, she landed up with her debut TV role in the famous sitcom ˜Valerie' at just five years of age. Thereafter, she was cast as Stephanie Tanner in yet another sitcom ˜Full House' that garnered much popularity giving Jodie, who regularly performed in the show till its end, a solid foundation and much deserved acclaim as a child artist. Her fans still request her to deliver her much popular catchphrase in the show How rude!. Her popularity in the show saw her reprising the role after two decades in its sequel ˜Fuller House' where she presently features. She has also featured in other TV productions including series like ˜The All-New Mickey Mouse Club' and ˜Can't Get Arrested'; films like ˜Singled Out' and ˜Defending Santa'; and shows like ˜Pants-Off Dance-Off' and ˜Dancing with the Stars'. She has also featured in flicks like ˜Port City', ˜Redefining Love' and ˜Small Bits of Happiness'.
Kelly Clarkson is an American singer and songwriter who became the sweetheart of the nation after winning the 'American Idol' title in the first season of the show. The win not only catapulted her to stardom, but also earned her a multi-album record deal with RCA Records, 19 Recordings, and S Records. Since then, she has released seven studio albums, three of which reached the top of the 'US Billboard 200' chart, while the other albums narrowly missed the coveted spot by peaking at number two and three. She is one of the most successful artists to come out of the 'American Idol' series. As she achieved success, she experimented with different themes and music styles, often co-writing her songs to soak them with her personal feelings. She earned critical acclaim, as well as a number of prestigious awards for her individuality and singing prowess. Most notably, she has won the 'Grammy Award' three times. Apart from her music career, she has appeared in films and television shows, wrote the children's book 'River Rose and the Magical Lullaby', and has been involved with various charitable organizations.
Jared Padalecki is an established American television and film actor. He rose to fame after winning the show ˜Claim to Fame Contest'. He has starred in the hit comedy series ˜Gilmore Girls' and is best known for his performance as Sam Winchester in the horror television series ˜Supernatural'. He originally planned on continuing his studies at the ˜University of Texas' after completing his high school, but later decided on moving to California to launch his career. As a young boy from Texas, he got his first breakthrough in the entertainment industry with a minor role in the film ˜A Little Inside'. Within the next seven years he landed lead roles in blockbuster films such as ˜House of Wax', ˜Friday the 13th' and ˜Cry Wolf'. Along with the critical applaud, he has bagged for his versatile skills as an actor, he has won several awards for his portrayal of Sam Winchester, a trapper of demons and supernatural creatures.