Getting your foot in the door within the music industry is not an easy task, and it is even harder to walk through the door, once you have made it there. Having the vocal ability and the talent isn’t enough to make it within the world of music, it takes someone with a massive amount of passion and determination to stand the test of time with the music industry.
Celine Dion’s passion for success started at a very young age. She had a natural born gift and has been a singing sensation since the tender age of twelve years old. Her manager saw her gift and star quality instantly, and was willing to do whatever it took to make her a star, including mortgaging his own home to finance her début album.
Celine first received recognition for her talent in the year of 1982, when she won the Gold Medal in Tokyo at the Yamaha World Song Event. It was there where she also won the coveted Musician’s Award for top performer as well. Then the following year she became the first Canadian to obtain a Gold Record in France. Celine was just scratching the surface, for her talents are still stopping the charts to this day. She has won numerous International and American Awards since her career first began, proving that she has and will continue to stand the test of time within the music industry.
Speaking of powerful and successful female vocal artists, Barbara Streisand is also a living legend. Streisand’s career took off when she won a Greenwich Valley talent contest, and she was hired for an acting part within the Broadway Musical, “I Can Get It for Your Wholesale.” She stole the show with her rendition of the frowsy clerical worker, Miss Marmelstein. Since that very moment, Barbara has been a fan favorite. She is not only one of the world’s most popular award winning female vocal artists, but she is also a versatile actress of the stage, a distinguished filmmaker and a producer. Barbara Streisand has dominated the music, Broadway and film industry for many decades and is the epitome of American entertainment.
Although Barbara’s talents know no bounds, her role as Fanny Brice in the Broadway musical “Funny Girl” initially paved the way to the endless possibilities within her professional career. Through the passing of the decades and a long list of chart topping hits within the world of music, Broadway and film, Barbara has proven that she strives for success and has what it takes to withstand anything.
A motivating and powerful legend within the music industry is the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. His musical ability continues to touch people worldwide. Starting his career as a child, accompanied by his four brothers, The Jackson Five, only scratched the surface to Michael’s musical talents. His versatility, and sometimes controversial approach to music, gave birth to pop music.
Michael’s performances captivated the world and opened up a whole new era within the music industry. He wasn’t afraid to take risks, and the world loved him for that. His fan base continues to grow, and he has also proven, that even in death, one can withstand the test of time within the world of music.
These are just a few magnificent musicians who have stood the test of time within the music industry. They took risks, and prevailed through hard work and determination. They are icons who have paved the way for future generations of superstars to follow.