It’s hard to say whether Cher is more successful as a singer or as an actress. She’s definitely a master of reinvention. She’s the only recording artist with a No. 1 hit song spanning across six consecutive decades. She’s one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, and she’s won an Emmy, an Academy Award, a Grammy, and three Golden Globes.
She’s a pop culture icon who’s impossible to pin down. Cher also supports many causes — from humanitarian organizations to medical charity groups, she’s been an activist throughout her career, mainly for LGBT+ related issues.
Born in 1968 in Canada, Sarah McLachlan released her first album, "Touch", in 1988 when she was only twenty years old. Not surprising when you hear that she learned how to play her first instrument (ukelele) at the age of four.
As she grew older, she learned to accompany her lovely mezzo-soprano vocal range with a variety of other instruments such as piano, banjo, and harp. Her musical talent has won her two Grammys.
Jennifer Hudson had her big break in 2004 when she competed on “American Idol.” Oddly enough, she didn't win and only got to seventh place, but that was just the springboard she needed to have a full career as a respected musician.
Just a few short years after competing on "American Idol," Hudson won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress win for her performance in "Dreamgirls". The movie ha also won her a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award.
Known to many as the "Empress of Soul", Gladys Knight is definitely a voice you want to add to your playlist. Assuming it's not on it already, that is. With a career that spans more than half a century, Knight has a substantial footing in the industry.
Two of her most famous hits are “That’s What Friends Are For” and "Midnight Train to Georgia.” Those two hits were number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. Some of her many awards include no less than seven Grammys.
Grande's impressive music career started in 2011, with the soundtrack from her hit Nickelodeon show, "Victorious". Grande has gone on to earn three number-one albums on the US Billboard 200. Her album, "Dangerous Woman", hit #2 in 2016. She has also gotten six Top 5 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. She became the first artist in history to have top ten singles from all 4 of her albums. She also had the most Top 10 singles out of any artist in the same year!
People have compared her enormous range to Mariah Carey. Her accomplishments include three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and six Grammy Award nominations!