Before he became known as Stevie Wonder, he was Stevland Hardaway Judkins from Saginaw, Michigan. Despite Wonder becoming blind as an infant, his family recognized from a young age that he was musically gifted and nurtured his talent. By the age of 11 he was a skilled singer and a multi-instrumentalist, and was signed with Motown’s Tamla label. Among Wonder’s works are hit singles such as “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”, “Superstition”, “I Just Called to Say I Love You”, and “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”.
Stevie Wonder has over 30 U.S. top-ten hits, received 25 Grammy’s, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists in the industry. Іn 2014, Wоndеr rесеіvеd thе Рrеѕіdеntіаl Меdаl оf Frееdоm frоm former Рrеѕіdеnt Ваrасk Оbаmа, and Both the Unіvеrѕіtу оf Аlаbаmа аnd Yаlе Unіvеrѕіtу have granted hіm wіth an honorary Doctorate оf Мuѕіс. Wonder is widely regarded as one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century. He has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame among many others.
With a multitude of awards under his belt and an impressive 16 Grammys, Sting has had quite the amazing career.
He was the main songwriter and lead singer for the rock band the Police, from 1977 to 1984. He also launched a solo career in 1985. With his band the Police, Sting became one of the world's best-selling music artists. Both on his own and with the Police, he has sold over 100 million records. In 2006, he was ranked number 62 out of the 100 best living songwriters. He was also named number 63 on VH1's 100 greatest artists of rock. Q magazine has also named him in their list of 100 greatest musical stars of the 20th century.
Jon Bon Jovi gained his fame in 1983 as the face of the band Bon Jovi. He has also released two solo albums, along with 12 Studio albums with Bon Jovi. The albums have sold over a hundred and thirty million copies. This makes them one of the world's best-selling artists.
As if his musical fame wasn't enough, he started an acting career in the 1990s. He got several starring movie roles, including: Moonlight and Valentino and U-571. He has also made several TV appearances in various TV shows, including: Sex and the City and Ally McBeal. Despite his acting success, he still shines as a musician - and in 2009, Bon Jovi was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Born and raised in Tennessee, this singer, dancer, songwriter and businessman made his television debut on the TV shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. Later, in the late 1990s, he rose to prominence as one of the lead vocalists of the boy band NSYNC, which would eventually become one of the best-selling bands of all time. Timberlake began to adopt a more mature image as an artist when he launched his solo career which would turn out to be just as successful. From 2008 through 2012, Timberlake shifted his focused to acting, landing roles in the films Friends with Benefits, The Social Network, Bad Teacher, and In Time.
Throughout his solo career, Timberlake has sold over 32 million albums and 56 million singles globally, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. He's the recipient of numerous awards, including 10 Grammys, 4 Emmy, 3 Brit Awards, and 9 Billboard Music Awards. In 2017 Billboard listed Timberlake among the best performing male soloist in the history of the Mainstream music, and later Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and once again in 2013.
John Royce "Johnny" Mathis was musically educated from a young age, and grew up to be a multitalented musical artist. Because of his Latin heritage, his discography includes traditional Brazilian and Spanish music, but also soul, R&B, soft rock, blues, country music, and even disco. Mathis has also recorded 6 Christmas albums! This superstar has sold more than 350 million records and has been listed on 73(!) Billboard charts, making him the third best selling musician in the 20th century. His awards include the honorary Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and he's also an been inductee of the Grammy Hall of Fame (for three different recordings), as well as the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame.
He owes his fortune to his lucrative career, reportedly selling 350 million albums worldwide of which he wrote and co wrote many of the songs featured, but he's also made wise investment with his money over the years. He owns restaurant chains, stocks and holdings, owns a football team, and has even dabbled in the fashion business. Not to mention that Johnny Mathis is one of the few artists of his caliber that can still sell out tickets whenever he goes on your tours and appearances. Not only is Mathis a talented musician but he's also a gourmet cook, and has published a cookbook inn the past, and a gifted athlete, especially in his younger days. It is said that he could have potentially been an Olympic athlete if he had missed the tryouts for the high jump. He remains an avid golfer to this day.