If there is one band that doesn't need an introduction, it is The Beatles. Active from 1970 to 1960, the Liverpudlian outfit has made a significant mark on the history of popular music and popular culture by and large.
Formed in 1984 in Seattle, Soundgarden are recognized as godfathers of grunge along with Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Nirvana of course.
Coachella is an annual music festival held in April in the vincinity of Palm Springs, California. It features some of the hottest alternative, hip hop and electro acts around.
Formed in 1985 and led by the iconic Thom Yorke, Radiohead is one of the most successful alternative bands out there, both in terms of sales and critical acclaim.
One of the most successful metal bands of all time, Metallica was formed in Los Angeles in 1981. The outfit made its mark on rock music on several occasions with highly acclaimed albums such as Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets and The Black Album.
She is a singer, songrwriter and fiddler famous for her career in country music of the bluegrass variety. She has been awarded a whopping 27 Grammy Awards throughout her career.
Born in 1943, he is a Canadian musician and singer / songwriter who was part of the world-famous group known as The Band.
Born in 1941, Paul Simon is a singer / songwriter. Along with Garfunkel he formed the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel before launching a succesful solo career. He is the winner of 13 Grammy awards and is a Rock & Roll hall of fame inductee.
Born in 1987, Wiz Khalifa aka Cameron Jibril Thomaz is a rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After a stint with Warner Bros he is now signed to Atlantic Records.
Born in 1982, Kelly Brianne Clarkson is a singer / songwriter as well as an actress. She won the first season of American Idol.
After Nirvana disbanded, drummer Dave Grohl founded the Foo Fighters, an alternative rock band. The Foo Fighters have conquered the hearts of fans and critics alike, with three Grammy Award wins for Best Rock album throughout their career.
Born in 1981 Jennifer Hudson is a recording artist, actress. She rose to fame in 2004 when she was a contestant on American idol and finished in seventh place. She later appeared alongside Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy in 'Dreamgirls'.
Born in 1949, Bruce Springsteen is a singer and songwriter who began his career in 1972 and has made a profound impact on American culture. They don't call him The Boss for nothing.
One of America's most notorious music festivals, Lollapalooza was born in 1991. Focusing on punk rock, alternative, heavy metal, hip hop but also dance and comedy, the festival has played a big role in the breakthrough of a number of bands.
Born in 1942, Aretha Franklin is a singer-songwriter. Widely recognized as one of the greatest singers of all time, she has been dubbed the Queen of Soul, and she is one of the artists with the most Grammy awards, 20 in total.
Born in 1989, Chris Brown is a R&B singer and dancer. 2011 is set to be a busy year for him, he's already his F.A.M.E. album and plans to follow-up with another LP entitled Fortune.
Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi is a cult FM rock band hailing from New Jersey. Its members are Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Tico Torres and David Bryan.
Born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. in 1982, Lil Wayne is one of America's most succesful rappers. He's been part of the Cash Money Records family since age 9 and has sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
One of the iconic voices of West Coast rap, Nate Dogg aka Nathaniel Dwayne Hale was a rapper and singer hailing from Long Beach, CA. His first steps in the rap game were with Warren G and Snoop Dogg, and he later got discovered by Dr Dre. He passed away on...
Drake, also known as Aubrey Clark Graham is a Canadian singer who got his breakthrough after acting in TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation