Muse is a tricky thing. It doesn’t appear on demand, and for some, it only appears once or twice for a one-hit-wonder before disappearing altogether. Carole King has probably trapped her muse in her basement as it seems inspiration keeps coming for her. How else would you explain her 118 entries on the Billboard Hot 100?
Her career has made her a household name both in the States and Europe. In fact, she has written 61 hits that made it to the U.K. charts from 1952 to 2005. That’s 50 years of success!
Australian singer Olivia Newton-John was mostly known for playing Sandy in "Grease", but her career in music was just as successful. She had four Grammys to attest to that. Her singles and albums have been consistently rated high on Billboard Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 solo albums.
14 of her albums, as well as eleven of her singles, got the gold certificate from the Recording Industry Association of America. In August 2022 Olivia sadly passed away after a long battle.
Don't let the picture fool you. This is not Courteney Cox's mother. After U2 and Liam Neeson, Enya is Ireland's pride and joy. Her personal life is incredibly private, but her work is world-famous.
Her work on "May It Be", the song from the successful film “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” has scored her nominations for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Some of her other awards include four Grammys and no less than seven World Music Awards!
Yes, Sia does, in fact, have a last name. For a long time, before rising to global fame, she wrote songs for A-list divas like Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera. It was only a matter of time until she started being recognized as an artist in her own right.
When she started performing as a solo artist, people were in awe of her talent. Sia's signature rasp is instantly recognizable, as is her slurry diction. Her electro-pop music would be an ear candy anyone would enjoy.
If you are ever in need of someone to sing you a lullaby, let us recommend Norah Jones for the part. As the daughter of the world-renowned musician Ravi Shankar, Jones knows her way around music.
Her smooth voice is internationally famous thanks to the 50 million records she sold globally. Critics obviously love her too or she wouldn't have won nine Grammy Awards.