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Title: Influential People of Today and Yesterday

Influential People of Today and Yesterday
  • "Like the Dynamic Duo Eric B. Rakim Once
    Advised, It's Time to Follow the Leaders. Your
    Musical Lessons Begin Here."

Bob Marley
  •   The music that once sounded strange has become
    so popular.  He has influenced other singers such
    as Sean Paul who was 3 on the reggae artist of
    the year. 
  • Bob Marley made the cover of the rolling stone
    magazine on march 10th 2005, it stated "he
    changed our world forever."

Ozzy Osbourne
  • Ozzy Osbourne was born john Michael Osbourne in
    England in 1948.
  • He "was the lead singer of heavy metal pioneers
    black Sabbath." "They cranked up the volume" and
    recorded three album classic rock albums, black
    Sabbath, paranoid, and master of reality.
  • Ozzy left the band in 1979 and the fans followed
    him. Ozzy had many more successful albums but
    became well known for his crazy antics.
  • He once bit the head off a bat while on stage,
    and he was arrested in 1982 for urinating on the
  • Along with his family, his wacky life was
    exposed in 2002 in the MTV show the Osbournes.

Ray Charles
  • Ray Charles is one of the most influential
    entertainers of   the last century.
  • His music is a blend of four different styles in
    one...They include rb, country, gospel and
  • Some of today's most popular songs and beats have
    been inspired of taken from some part of ray
    Charles' music.

Michael Jackson/usher
  • Usher Raymond is one of the many talented RB
    artists who were inspired by The King of Pop,
    Michael Jackson.
  • Through Ushers style of dress to his clever
    dance moves, he evolved from his inspiration,
    Michael Jackson.

Usher/ Michael Jackson
  • Usher Raymonds confessions album, fourth
    album, broke an RB record. The album sold 1.1
    million the first week and continues to sell
    approximately one million each month. Confessions
    has sold eleven million  copies worldwide my
    way album earned six times platinum in the
    united states you make me Wanna, nice and
    slow, and U remind me all made 1 on RB
  • Usher won a total of eight Grammys Michael
    Jackson has set many records throughout his
    career and won many awards.
  • Usher has yet to continue making his mark and to
    follow the legendary Michael Jackson. Michael
    lesson perseveres through the work of usher

Avril Lavigne
  • Avril Lavigne made it in the music industry for
    bold and unique fashion.  Avril started the
    fashio0n trend of tank tops and ties.  This punk
    princess made a statement for herself and
    encouraged others to develop their own sense of
  • If there is any way to put sound with each person
    could you use bob Marleys song "Jammin," and
    Avril's "skater boy."

Justin Timberlake
  • Started off as Mickey Mousketeer and moved into
    the boy band craze, leading popular NSYNC into
    the new millennium.
  • Known as a ladies man, he branched off the boy
    band group into his own successful solo career in
    the early 2000's.
  • Most controversial stunt took place at the 2004
    Super Bowl halftime show, when Justin
    "accidentally" ripped off a piece of Janet
    Jackson's top, exposing her.
  • Dated fellow MMC member, Britney Spears but is
    now hooked up with actress Cameron Diaz.
  • Endorsed McDonalds, belting out "I'm lovin it" on
    airways worldwide.

Jennifer Lopez
  • J lo is a talented actress and pop artist
  • Influenced girls with having a bodacious and
    curvy body
  • She has her own clothing line and her fashion
    from her sunglasses to her perfume has made an
    impact on her fans

  • Good charlotte is a band consisting of five guys
    Benji, Joel, Paul, Billy and Chris
  • The genre of their music is mainly punk rock
  • Some of their album titles are the chronicles of
    life and death, the young and the hopeless, and
  • Punk rock is a type of music with harsh or
    offensive lyrics that usually expresses anger or
  • They influence a lot of young kids through their
    style of music and clothes
  • They wear a lot of black clothing, dyed hair, and
    tattoos -they attract alternative and punk rock

Linkin Park
  • The band Linkin park is known for its combination
    of old-school hip-hop, classic rock, and
  • After being turned down three times Warner bros.
    Signed the band in 1999 and they started to work
    on their first album called hybrid theory.
  • The album resembled music that was influenced by
    bands such as nine inch nails, the Deftones, and
    the roots. Singles such as crawling and one
    step closer made waves across radio stations and
    MTVs popular television show TRL.
  • Their second album Meteora hit 1 in the united
    states and the united kingdom. Along with touring
    in Ozzfest Linkin park has collaborated with
    other artists such as jay-z, and received awards
    for artist of the year, song of the year, and
    best group.

Gwen Stefani
  • Early pioneer to the punk rock scene, standing as
    the lead singer of no doubt.
  • Has been compared to the independent styles, both
    musically and materialistically, of Madonna.
  • Launched her own clothing line, L.A.M.B., Which
    is the acronym for her first solo album
  • Is fascinated with young trendy Japanese style,
    especially in well known Harajuku girls. Harajuku
    girls are mentioned in many of her songs and she
    even has 4 Japanese Harajuku backup dancers.

Jessica Simpson
  • Lead in MTV reality show, the newlyweds, with
    husband nick Lachey, lead singer of 98 degrees.
    They also starred in one time event the nick
    Jessica variety hour.
  • Known for her natural beauty and powerful voice,
    but even more so for her ditzy remarks on the
  • Has scored many celebrity spokesperson jobs since
    the show launched. Such companies include pizza
    hut, chicken of the sea, and her own fragrance
  • Will star in blockbuster remake of dukes of

Christina Aguilera
  • Christina Aguilera created her own "dirty" style
    along with piercings that had an influence on
    many girls.
  • Christina received a gay lesbian alliance
    against defamation (GLAAD) honor for her
    "beautiful" music video.
  • She also portrays through her video a stress on
    positive attitude of self-image.

  • Eminem aka Marshall Mathers or slim shady is a
    talented, outspoken rapper.
  • He uses his music as an outlet and emulates that
    through his lyrics.
  • There is much controversy because of Eminem's
  • However, this is only because he strongly
    believes in the freedom of speech.
  • He has his own clothing line, which influences
  • He made a movie called "8 mile", which shows the
    hardships of fulfilling dreams.
  • Influences society to not be afraid to be

Britney Spears
  • Was the first in the new string of female pop
  • Broke barriers by showing off her midriff, along
    with a belly button ring.
  • Became a role model for girls of all ages.
  • Received most the blame for provocative clothing,
    even though other female pop stars dressed the
    same way.
  • Launched her own fragrance, curious.
  • She's only 22 and has released 5 albums,
    including a greatest hits, and went on to sell
    millions of each album.

Quentin Tarantino
perhaps the most distinctive and volatile talent
to emerge in American film in the early '90s
Born 27 March 1963 Director/Screenwriter/Actor/P
roducer References from a wide range of film and
pop culture Westerns Kung Fu Films Cult Films
Mexican Standoffs
1994 quentin tarantino was nominated for an
academy award for best director, and also won an
academy award for best original screenplay for
his film Pulp Fiction.
  • Director Filmography
  • Inglorious Bastard (2006)
  • Sin City-Special Guest Director (2005)
  • Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
  • Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
  • Jackie Brown (1997)
  • Four Rooms (1995)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  • My Best Friends Birthday (1987)

Lance Armstrong
  • He was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He was
    told his odds of survival were not good, but made
    it through the cancer that had also spread to his
    lungs and his brain. Soon after being diagnosed
    with cancer, he started the lance Armstrong
  • Before cancer I just lived. Now I live strong.
    Lance Armstrong.
  • There are over 40 million people around the world
    that wear a LIVESTRONGä wristband to support
    people living with cancer.
  • He has since went on to win six tour de France

David and Victoria Beckham
  • David and Victoria Beckham - when they married
    they became posh n' Becks and perhaps the most
    famous and beloved couple throughout the world-
    they have a combined net worth close to 100
    million dollars--- and still counting- along with
    some celebrity couples, popularized the name
    tattoos, called partner marking .
  • David Beckham - the highest paid and most famous
    soccer player ever- David Beckham is more than a
    superstar footballer for real Madrid.  Blessed
    with good looks, a pop star wife and a talent for
    self-promotion, he is among the world's most
    influential fashion icons.  Being David Beckham
    is now a lifestyle for many people- his cornrow
    hairstyle, a series of parallel small plaits
    pulled tightly to the head, is the latest
    trend-setting cut that have included a Mohegan, a
    skin head and an Alice band in the past two
    years- he helped usher in the age of the metro
    sexual with his impeccable clothes and consummate
    grooming .
  • Victoria Beckham - a.K.A. Posh spice, a.K.A. Mrs.
    David Beckham- former spice girl member- just
    launched her own jeans clothing line called "VB
    rocks" collection for rock and republic- also
    designs clutch purses and baby bags.

Jon Stewartan Influential Celebrity
  • Viewers of his The Daily Show ended up better
    informed on the presidential candidates than
    people who didnt watch his show (Annenberg
  • Wrote a number one best selling book America A
    citizens guide to Democracy Inaction

Paris Hilton
  • Stars in the reality show the simple life, she
    has also acted in movies raising Helen,
  • Paris has trademarked her famous quote
    "that's hot" Paris has debuted her own line of
  • She has been called the queen of tabloids for her
    party girl ways.

Dave Chapelle
  • Started a new revolution of comedy.
  • Has put comedy in a way for everyone to enjoy.
  • Chappelle himself claims he's America's no. 1
    source for offensive comedy.
  • Is currently working on his forth season of the
    Chapelle show.

  • The Oprah Winfrey show is watched by about 30
    million viewers a week in the united states, and
    can be seen in 111 countries. - Oprah's book club
    has influenced readers' book selections, and her
    recommendations become best-sellers in no time. 
    "Oprah's favorite things" also influence buyers'
    shopping. .
  • The Oprah Winfrey foundation helps children
    across the world receive an education.  Oprah has
    developed schools, awarded scholarships to
    children, and donated money to other
    organizations promoting education.  Oprah's angel
    network has raised nearly 27 million for
    non-profit organizations throughout the world.
  • Oprah proposed the national child protection act
    in 1991, which president Clinton signed into law
    as the "Oprah bill".

M. Night Shyamalan
  • He first became an established filmmaker in 1999
    with his box-office hit, The Sixth Sense.
  • The Sixth Sense was nominated for six Academy
    Awards, including Best Director and Best picture.

  • He later went on to write/direct/produce
    Unbreakable (2000)
    Signs (2002)
    The Village (2004)
  • His hometown of Philadelphia is the setting for
    all his movies.
  • He is known for writing suspenseful movies with
    revealing twists.

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