Rarepeace wants to celebrate its favorite and most historically meaningful artist by introducing the zodiac “music” sign. The new highly anticipated album by FKA TWIGS named "CAPRISONGS" definitely inspired us to create this chart. Are you a Capricorn as well and you feel in someway related to these artists?
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FKA Twigs was born Tahliah Debrett Barnett on January 16th 1988. She is an English singer/songwriter best known for her unique visuals and eclectic sound.
A record producer, dancer, video director, actress and much more, FKA Twigs was raised in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, by her mom who was a dancer and a gymnast as well. Tahliah moved to South London at the age 17 where she became a backup dancer for artists such as Plan B, Kylie Minogue, Jessie J and many more. She decided to focus on her personal career and in August 2014 her debut studio album, 'LP1' was released receiving critical acclaim. She then released the M3LL155X EP in 2015 and following a four year hiatus, she released her second studio album Magdalene in 2019.
After signing with Atlantic Records, she released the mixtape Caprisongs in 2022. Her discography has been the subject of consistent critical acclaim, and her music has been described as "genre-bending", drawing on various genres including electronic music, trip hop, R&B, and avant-garde.
In her songs and music videos she incorporates elements of afrofuturism. Karen Vintges, of the University of Amsterdam, described Barnett's performance style as "porno-chic", and said it "refuses to conform to standard norms of heterosexual beauty". In her most recent collaboration with 645AR, she explored the artistic value of sex work.
Her work has been compared to that of Tricky as well as Kate Bush, Janet Jackson, the xx, and Massive Attack. The Wall Street Journal described her as "an heir to futuristic R&B muses like Aaliyah, Missy Elliott and others under the progressive sway of producer Timbaland."
Helen Folasade Adu was born in Ibadan, Nigeria ON January 16, 1959 Her father was Nigerian, a university teacher of economics; her mother was an English nurse.
Raised in London by her mother, Sade developed several interests as a teen, including singing, fashion design and modeling. She sang with a few local bands before signing with Epic Records and recording her first album, Diamond Life, in 1984 which became one of the best-selling albums of the era, and the best-selling debut by a British female vocalist.
Sade is considered to be one of the most successful British female artists in history, and she is often recognised as an influence on contemporary music. The New Yorker described Sade's voice as a "grainy contralto full of air that betrays a slight ache but no agony, and values even imperfect dignity over a show of pain", a "deeply English" quality that makes categorizing the artist's voice difficult.
Her voice was described by the BBC as "husky and restrained" and compared to singer Billie Holiday. BBC called her songwriting "sufficiently soulful and jazzy yet poppy, funky yet easy listening, to appeal to fans of all those genres.
Artists such as Talib Kweli have learned about precision from Sade due to her performance of Love Deluxe in its entirety at Madison Square Garden. Rapper Missy Elliott cited Sade's performance of "Smooth Operator" as one of her favorites. Hip hop group Souls of Mischief stated they grew up listening to Sade's music. Hip hop group Tanya Morgan also described Sade as one of their favorite artists.
“ I don't do regrets. Regrets are pointless. It's too late for regrets. You've already done it, haven't you? You've lived your life. No point wishing you could change it.”
Ian Fraser Kilmister was born on 24 December 1945 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Better known as Lemmy, he was an English musician who was the founder, lead singer, bassist and primary songwriter of the rock band Motörhead, of which he was the only continuous member.
A foundational force in the genre following the advent of the new wave of British heavy metal, Lemmy was known for his appearance, which included his signature friendly mutton chops, his military-influenced fashion sense and his gravelly rasp of a voice. It was once declared "one of the most recognisable voices in rock".He was also noted for his unique way of singing, which was once described as "looking up towards a towering microphone tilted down into his weather-beaten face".
When he moved to London in 1967 he got a job as a roadie for the Jimi Hendrix Experience band.
Lemmy was well known for his alcohol abuse. The documentary Motörhead: Live Fast Die Old stated that he drank a bottle of Jack Daniel's every day and had done so since he was 30 years old. In 2013, he stopped drinking Jack Daniel's for health reasons. He had also developed an appetite for amphetamine and LSD, particularly the former.
On 28 December 2015, four days after his 70th birthday, Lemmy died at his Los Angeles apartment from prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure. Motörhead announced his death on their official Facebook page later that day. According to the band, his cancer had only been diagnosed two days prior to his death.
Hayley Williams has shattered the glass ceilings as the lead singer of the popular alternative rock band Paramore, and for the music junkies who just can’t get enough of Paramore and Hayley’s (no longer) pop-orange hair color, absolutely no introduction is needed to prove her awesomeness.
In 2004, she formed Paramore alongside Josh Farro, Zac Farro, and Jeremy Davis. The band currently consists of Hayley Williams, Zac Farro and Taylor York. The band has released five studio albums: All We Know Is Falling (2005), Riot! (2007), Brand New Eyes (2009), Paramore (2013), and After Laughter (2017).
According to Williams, the name "Paramore" came from the maiden name of the mother of one of their first bass players. Once the group learned the meaning of the homophone "paramour" ("secret lover"), they decided to adopt the name, using the Paramore spelling.
Williams has been vocal about her experiences with depression, which caused her to briefly leave Paramore in mid-2015.
In a February 2020 interview, she revealed she had suicidal thoughts, but that she ultimately did not act on them.In a February 2021 interview, she discussed how she had been impacted by generational trauma and revealed that she has been in therapy since the conclusion of Paramore's After Laughter tour in 2018.
Williams is a soprano with a four-octave range. Emilee Lindner of MTV News has noted her ability to sing in the whistle register, and Maura Johnston of Rolling Stone her "acrobatic" singing style. Alternative Press wrote that Williams "has more charisma than singers twice her age, and her band aren't far behind in their chops, either.”
Bree Joanna Alice Robinson, famously known as Brody Dalle, was born on January 1 1979 in Melbourne,Australia.
Brody is a singer, songwriter, and musician who began playing music in her adolescence years and later moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18, where she founded the punk rock band The Distillers. Her musical career began at 13 years old, starting with guitar.She participated in Rock 'n' Roll High School (RnRHS), a Melbourne feminist collective started by Stephanie Bourke. She began training to be an Olympic swimmer as a teenager but she was soon expelled from two Catholic high schools in Melbourne before dropping out and pursuing music. She became interested in Black Flag, Discharge, and Flipper.In 1995, a few days before her 17th birthday, her first band, Sourpuss, played a set at Australia's Summersault Festival where she met Tim Armstrong, frontman of punk rock band Rancid. The two pursued a relationship and were engaged in 1997, shortly after Dalle turned 18. She moved with Armstrong from Melbourne to Los Angeles and there founded The Distillers.
The Distillers released their eponymous debut album in 2000, receiving acclaim and comparisons to Hole, with Dalle often compared to Courtney Love and later to PJ Harvey. By the recording of their second album, Sing Sing Death House, the band had a new line-up and by the time of their third album Coral Fang, Dalle was then the only remaining original member. The album was well-received thanks to tracks such a s “Drain The Blood’ and “The Hunger” .
David Robert Jones was born on 8 January 1947 in Brixton, London. Heis regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
Dubbed "The Greatest Rock Star Ever" by Rolling Stone magazine, he rose to international prominence in the 1970s with his innovative style of music.
Bowie initially developed an interest in music as a child. He studied art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. "Space Oddity", released in 1969, was his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The character was spearheaded by the success of Bowie's single "Starman" and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which won him widespread popularity.
He received a serious injury at school in 1962 when his friend George Underwood punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. After a series of operations during a four-month hospitalization, his doctors determined that the damage could not be fully repaired and Bowie was left with faulty depth perception and anisocoria (a permanently dilated pupil), which gave a false impression of a change in the iris' color, erroneously suggesting he had heterochromia iridum (one iris a different colour to the other); his eye later became one of Bowie's most recognisable features.
Despite their altercation, Bowie remained on good terms with Underwood, who went on to create the artwork for Bowie's early albums.
On 10 January 2016, Bowie died of liver cancer in his New York City apartment.He had been diagnosed 18 months earlier but had not made his condition public.
Patricia Lee Smith born on December 30 1946, s an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and poet who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
Called the "punk poet laureate", Smith fused rock and poetry in her work. Her most widely known song is "Because the Night", which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen.
In 1967 she moved to Manhattan in New York City where she met photographer Robert Mapplethorpe there while working at a bookstore with friend and poet Janet Hamill. She and Mapplethorpe had an intense romantic relationship, which was tumultuous as the pair struggled with times of poverty, and Mapplethorpe with his own sexuality. Smith considers Mapplethorpe to be one of the most important people in her life, and in her book Just Kids refers to him as "the artist of my life." Mapplethorpe's photographs of her became the covers for the Patti Smith Group albums, and they remained lifelong friends until Mapplethorpe's death in 1989.
With her androgynous, visual presentation echoing her unabashedly intellectual and uncompromising songwriting, Smith followed her muse wherever it took her, from structured rock songs to free-form experimentalism.
Her most avant-garde outings, such as 1975's Horses and the following year's Radio Ethiopia, borrowed improvisation and interplay from free jazz, but remained firmly rooted in primal three-chord rock & roll. A regular at CBGB's during New York punk's early days, the artiness and the raw musicianship of her work had a major impact on the movement among contemporaries.
Smith's creative streak continued during the 2010s. Her 2010 memoir about her life with Mapplethorpe, Just Kids, won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction for that year.
Alexander David Turner was born 6 January 1986 and he is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the frontman and principal songwriter of the rock band Arctic Monkeys, with whom he has released six albums. He has also recorded with his side project The Last Shadow Puppets and as a solo artist.
Turner's parents were both music fans and his earliest musical memories involve The Beatles and The Beach Boys. During car journeys, his mother played music by Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, and The Eagles. His father was a fan of jazz and swing music, particularly Frank Sinatra,and had played the saxophone, trumpet, and piano in big bands.Turner himself was taught some scales on the family keyboard by his father and took professional piano lessons until he was eight years old.
Turner, Helders, and Nicholson decided to start Arctic Monkeys in mid-2002.According to Nicholson, Turner already had "instruments about the house" and was conversant in the basics of musicianship because of his father's job as a music teacher.
In 2005, Arctic Monkeys self-released their first EP, ‘Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys’. Things picked up fast from there. In June, Domino Records offered them a recording contract, and in January 2006, their first album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not’ was released. Their debut album became the fastest-selling album in the history of British music. About 118,000 copies were sold on the first day, and 360,000 copies by the end of the week.
In 2007, they released their second album, ‘Favorite Worst Nightmare’. By this time, Alex Turner had started collaborating with other artists like Reverend and the Makers, Dizzee Rascal, and Tony Christie.
Their fifth studio album ‘AM’ was released in 2013. Turner also collaborated with Queens of the Stone Age’s sixth album ‘...Like Clockwork’, in the same year.
Singer and actress Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, the young singer competed unsuccessfully on the television program Star Search at age 11. Later that same year, she performed with R&B legend Gladys Knight, the former wife of her uncle and manager, Barry Hankerson, at a five-night stand in Las Vegas.
In 1994, at the age of 15, Aaliyah catapulted onto the R&B charts herself with her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing But a Number. Produced by the successful singer R. Kelly, the album quickly sold a million copies and eventually earned platinum status based largely on the success of two hit singles, "Back and Forth" and "At Your Best (You Are Love)."
While a student in the dance program at Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts (she graduated in 1997), Aaliyah released her sophomore album, One in a Million (1996). Helmed by the well-known pop producer Timbaland and featuring rap performer Missy Elliott, One in a Million portrayed the 17-year-old singer as a sultry hip-hop chanteuse with a self-confidence well beyond her years. The album garnered favorable reviews and sold two million copies.
Aaliyah described her sound as "street but sweet", which featured her "gentle" vocals over a "hard" beat.Though Aaliyah did not write any of her own material, her lyrics were described as in-depth.
She incorporated R&B, pop and hip hop into her music. Her songs were often uptempo and at the same time often dark, revolving around "matters of the heart".
Aaliyah's songs have been said to have "crisp production" and "staccato arrangements" that "extend genre boundaries" while containing "old-school" soul music.
Aaliyah passed away on August 25, 2001 following a plane crash in Marsh Harbor, The Bahamas.
Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on January 19, 1943 Breaking new ground for women in rock music, Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s and became known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals.
She grew up in a small Texas town known for its connections to the oil industry with a skyline dotted with oil tanks and refineries. For years, Joplin struggled to escape from this confining community, and spent even longer trying to overcome her memories of her difficult years there.
Developing a love for music at an early age, Joplin sang in her church choir as a child and showed some promise as a performer.
Musically, Janis Joplin gravitated toward blues and jazz, admiring such artists as Lead Belly. Joplin was also inspired by legendary blues vocalists Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and Odetta, an early leading figure in the folk music movement. She frequented local working-class bars in the nearby town of Vinton, Louisiana. By her senior year of high school, Joplin had developed a reputation as a ballsy, tough-talking girl who liked to drink and be outrageous.
in the summer of 1962, Joplin fled to the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied art. In Austin, Joplin began performing at folksongs—casual musical gatherings where anyone can perform—on campus and at Threadgill's, a gas station turned bar, with the Waller Creek Boys, a musical trio with whom she was friends. With her forceful, gutsy singing style, Joplin amazed many audience members. She was unlike any other white female vocalist at the time.
In 1967, Joplin rose to fame following an appearance at Monterey Pop Festival, where she was the lead singer of the then little-known San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. After releasing two albums with the band, she left Big Brother to continue as a solo artist with her own backing groups, Her most popular songs include her cover versions of "Piece of My Heart", "Cry Baby", "Down on Me", "Ball and Chain", and "Summertime"; and her original song "Mercedes Benz", her final recording.
Joplin died of a heroin overdose in 1970, at the age of 27, after releasing three albums.