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'.
Khaled Mohamed Khaled, known professionally world over as DJ Khaled, is a radio personality, YouTuber, rapper, disc jockey, American record label executive, record producer, author, web celebrity and hip hop sensation. With over 2.4 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, he is a huge YouTube star. He was known earlier by the name Arab Attack but after the 9/11 attacks, he changed the name. Khaled started his journey to stardom as a radio host and a DJ in a Florida based radio station. He went on to join the hip hop band Terror Squad in 1998. He still works as radio host for the urban radio station WEDR located in Miami. His snapchat videos which were popularized by the You Tube channel h3h3 productions gained him a lot of popularity and made him an internet celebrity. DJ Khaled has made many albums (bonus tracks & remixes) in collaboration with many celebrities like Rick Ross, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Akon, Kanye West and Jadakiss. He even received two Grammy nominations and won the DJ of the Year Award in 2008 at the Ozone Awards. In 2006, DJ Khaled wrote a book titled The Keys where he inspires everyone to pursue their dreams and turn them to reality. The book reveals his keys to success with his mogul talks.
August Anthony Alsina, Jr. is an American rhythm and blues singer and recording artist. He is associated with the American record label, ˜Def Jam Recordings'. Coming from a troubled family background he faced several hardships in his childhood which however could not deter him from his passion for music. While still in his teens, he came out with covers of songs by Musiq Soulchild and Lyfe Jennings and uploaded them on YouTube. The songs soon garnered thousands of views. As the situation in family deteriorated he got involved into drug dealings. However the incident of his brother's murder was an eye opener for him. It led him to channel his energy back to music again and he came out with a mix tape titled ˜The Product' (2012). One of its tracks ˜Sucka' featured American R&B singer Lloyd. The first single of ˜The Product 2' (2013), his second mixtape, titled ˜I Luv This Shit' climbed at # 13 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart and ranked #48 at the list of Hot 100. He furthered his fame with his 2014 debut studio album titled ˜Testimony' that climbed at #2 on the albums charts. Other notable musical endeavours of Alsina includes the 2013 EP titled ˜Downtown: Life Under The Gun' and 2015 album ˜This Thing Called Life'.
Peyton Williams Manning is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). Before that he had a successful run with the Indianapolis Colts for fourteen seasons. He started out by playing college football for the University of Tennessee and later the Indianapolis Colts selected him to play for their team. Although he suffered from minor setbacks in his rookie year but over the next 13 years, Manning became unquestionably the game's best quarterback and the face of a high-powered Colts team that regularly contended for the NFL's top record. In 2011, he underwent neck surgery to lessen the neck pain and arm weakness before signing a five-year, $90 million contract extension with the Colts but he did not play for the whole season since his condition did not allow it and in the following year the Colts released him, and the Broncos singed him on. Before the 2013 season had even finished, the ˜Sports Illustration' named him their Sportsman of the Year. Manning is also a writer and authored and co-authored two books with his father, former NFL quarterback Archie Manning, and elder brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
Reese Witherspoon is an Academy Award winning American actress who has also made a foray into film production. Witherspoon started off as a teenage actor and through her roles in television as well as films and mini-series; she managed to get a foothold in Hollywood. She is famous for roles in films like ˜Legally Blonde', ˜Sweet Home Alabama', ˜Four Christmases' and plenty of other romantic comedies. However, it would be a mistake to typecast Reese Witherspoon as a specialist of romantic comedies since throughout her career she has come up with stupendous performances in in intense films like ˜Walk the Line', ˜Wild', ˜Vanity Fair' and ˜Rendition'. Witherspoon is one of those rare actresses who have successfully struck a balance between commercial success and critical appreciation, which is why it is not a surprise that she is considered among the most bankable stars in Hollywood. Witherspoon has also been an advocate children's and women's welfare across the world and is actively involved with the Children's Defence Fund. It is not an exaggeration to state that Reese Witherspoon is one of the greatest modern stars in Hollywood and her range of films will continue to enthral audiences for generations.
A versatile persona, Tyler Perry is famous as an actor, screenwriter, playwright, director, producer, author and songwriter. With the highly successful ˜Tyler Perry's House of Payne', a TV series, he became one of the highest earning people in the entertainment business for the year 2011. His plays, films and sitcoms, based on the themes of typical African-American households, are very popular for their dramatization and satirical tones. His main character ˜Madea', a grandmother, played by Perry himself, has garnered him immense fame. ˜Madea' is a wise and brave woman, who is always protecting and taking care of family and friends, at all costs. Inspired by the personality of his mother, Perry created this character and gave her the best appeal ever. About this character, Oprah Winfrey once made a comment I think that's what Madea really is: a compilation of all those strong black women that I know and maybe you do too? And so the reason it works is because people see themselves." She also believes in the fact that, since Perry was raised by a strong, black women, he was very much inspired to create a character which not only celebrates her, but also immortalizes her. Therefore, his subjects and themes which reflect the strength, weaknesses, achievements, failures and problems of the African-Americans, center on this character.
Birdman, born as Bryan Christopher Williams, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and record producer. He is the public face and co-founder of Cash Money Records as well as a member of the hip hop duo, Big Tymers. Till date, Birdman has released four solo studio albums, two mixtapes, one collaborative album, twenty-three music videos and forty-eight singles (including seven promotional singles and twenty-three as a featured artist). The American artist is also reputed for contributing to ˜Young Money Cash Money Billionaires' or YMCMB. The rapper is also an entrepreneur. Very few people know that Birdman owns an oil and gas exploration company. He also runs a merchandise line. On a personal note, the rapper cum entrepreneur is a loving husband and father of two kids. He loves to spend his spare time with his family. Birdman, who is active on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, has millions of fans on these social networking sites.
NFL quarterback who was named MVP of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI while leading the New York Giants to victory over the New England Patriots on both occasions. He was selected first overall by the San Diego Chargers in 2004, then traded directly to the Giants. He is the younger brother of fellow Super Bowl MVP <a title='Peyton Manning' href='/famous/peyton-manning.htm'>Peyton Manning</a>.
Louisiana-born comedian, stage and screen actor, and costume designer best known for his live drag queen performances in New York City and New Orleans. He was the 2014 champion of the RuPaul's Drag Race reality series.
Lil' Fizz is an American rapper, TV personality, and record producer. He is best recognized for being the rapper and youngest member of the R&B group, B2K. He is also known for appearing in many television programs and movies. As an actor, he has starred in the shows ˜Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood' and ˜The War at Home' as well as in the movies ˜You Got Served' and ˜Steppin: The Movie'. As a singer, he has released several singles, both as a lead and featured artist. Fizz, who is also a record producer, co-owns a recording company called Fizz & Boog Inc. Having developed an interest in the performing arts as a child, the rapper is today living his childhood dream of being a famous entertainer. On the personal front, he has two siblings with whom he often spends his spare time. He also has a son with his ex-girlfriend. He likes to connect with his fans and admirers on social media platforms and is active on Twitter and Instagram.
Stevie Boebi is an American "YouTuber," producer, and actor. She owns two 'YouTube' channels and has also created a number of collaborative channels. Stevie is known for her bold and mature content that makes her channels apt platforms for discussing objectionable and debatable issues. She is lesbian and supports the freedom of expressing one's sexual orientation. Stevie is a big supporter of the LGBTQ community, and through her vlogs, she wishes to make people aware of healthy sexual life, freedom in relationships, homosexuality, and other such topics. Stevie has a successful career in the media and entertainment field, too. She has had multiple relationships.
Louis Armstrong was an American jazz trumpeter and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz music. Famous for his innovative methods of playing the trumpet and cornet, he was also a highly talented singer blessed with a powerful gravelly voice. Known for his improvisation skills, Armstrong could bend and twist the lyrics and melody of a song with dramatic effects. Coming to prominence in the mid 20th century America when racism was much prevalent, he was one of the first African-American entertainers to be highly popular among both the white and the colored segments of the society. Fondly nicknamed Satchmo or Pops by his fans, he is often regarded to be the founding father of jazz as a uniquely American art form. Born into poverty in New Orleans, he had a very difficult childhood after his father abandoned the family. As a young boy, he sought solace in music and started playing musical instruments as a teenager to earn his living. He soon discovered that he was naturally gifted in music and over a period of years established himself as a much respected player of jazz music. He entertained millions over the course of his long and illustrious career and went on to become one of the first great celebrities of the 20th century.