and sang a duet on her album

Marco Antonio Muñiz (born September 16, 1968), better known by his stage name as Marc Anthony, is an American record producer, singer-songwriter, fashion designer, actor and television producer. Anthony is also the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. The two-time Grammyand four-time Latin Grammy winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. He is best known for his Latin salsa numbers and ballads. Anthony has won numerous awards, and his achievements have been honored through various recognitions. He was the recipient of the 2009 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Chair’s Award. He also received the “2009 CHCI Chair’s Lifetime Achievement Award” on September 16, 2009.

Marco Antonio Muñiz, known professionally by his stage name Marc Anthony, was born in New York City, to Puerto Rican parents Guillermina, a housewife, and Felipe Muñiz, a musician and hospital lunchroom worker from Guayama, Puerto Rico. Anthony’s parents named him after Mexican singer Marco Antonio Muñiz. Anthony grew up in East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem and El Barrio, and is the youngest of eight surviving children. He was raised Roman Catholic.

Muñiz began his career as a session vocalist for freestyle and Underground New York house music acts. After changing his name to avoid confusion with his namesake, Anthony worked as a songwriter and backing vocalist for pop acts including Menudo and the Latin Rascals. His first album was a freestyle music record, “Rebel”, in 1988 on Bluedog Records. That same year he wrote and produced “Boy I’ve Been Told” for fellow freestyle artist Sa-Fire. Then in 1989, he sang backup vocals for Ann-Marie on the freestyle club hit, “With or Without You” produced by Little Louie Vega and Todd Terry. A year later, 1990, with Little Louie Vega and Todd Terry, Marc wrote and whispered a duet with Chrissy I-eece, called “You Should Know By Now”. In 1992, still working with Todd Terry, he provided vocals for “Love Change” which is on the flip-side of a 12" vinyl released by Elan and The Powermachine titled “Here’s Your Hat”, production of Todd Terry. At the same time, he collaborated with music producer Little Louie Vega, who featured the singer on many another freestyle-flavored club hits “Ride On The Rhythm” and the “When The Night Is Over” album, which featured the Freestyle classic “Time”. In 1992, Vega and Anthony opened for Latin bandleader Tito Puente at New York's Madison Square Garden. After 1992, he changed his style from freestyle to salsa and other Latin styles.

Otra Nota (1993) Anthony was initially reluctant to become a salsa musician and declined an offer to make a salsa album when Ralph Mercado, president of RMM Records, asked him. Anthony was in a taxi when he heard Juan Gabriel’s hit song, “Hasta Que Te Conocí” which influenced him to change his mind and ask Mercado if he could record it as a salsa tune. Inspired by the music of Tito Puente, Hector Lavoe, Rubén Blades and Juan Gabriel, Anthony released his Spanish-language debut, Otra nota, in 1993. Anthony performed at the Radio y Musica Convention hosted by Alfredo Alonso. "Si Tu No Te Fueras", “El Ultimo Beso”, “Palabras Del Alma”, The album also included a cover of Bread’s song, “Make It with You”. Subsequent tours throughout the Americas, including an opening slot for Blades, established Anthony as one of the new stars in salsa. In 1994, he was featured in La India’s album Dicen Que Soy, on the song “Vivir Lo Nuestro”.

His 1995 follow-up, Todo a su tiempo, won Anthony a Billboard award for Hot Tropical Artist of the Year. The album was also nominated for a Grammy with songs like “Te Conozco Bien”, “Hasta Ayer”, “Nadie Como Ella”, “Se Me Sigue Olvidando”, “Te Amare”, and “Llegaste A Mi”. The album has sold more than 800,000 copies and has become established gold in the US and in Puerto Rico.

Anthony’s next Spanish language album, Contra La Coriente, was followed by the television special Marc Anthony: The Concert from Madison Square Garden, broadcast on HBO onValentine’s Day 2000. The special was nominated for Music Special of the Year from TV Guide. The album’s song “Y Hubo Alguien” became his first number-one single on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Chart and the first by a salsa musician. The album became the first salsa album to enter the English language Billboard 200 chart. After an ongoing battle with RMM, he severed ties with Ralph Mercado and left the label in 1999.

Anthony subsequently recorded the duet “No Me Ames” with Jennifer Lopez on her album On the 6, giving her an assist in her Spanish language crossover attempt.

In 1999, riding the crossover wave of Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin in the Anglophone market, Anthony, working with producers Walter AfanasieffCory RooneyDan Shea, and Rodney Jerkins, released an English-language, self-titled album with the US Top 5 single “I Need to Know”, and the Spanish version, “Dímelo”. His song “You Sang To Me” was featured in Runaway Bride. A dance version was remixed by Dutch producer Rene Van Verseveld. The album debuted at number eight on the Billboard album chart, and six weeks later went platinum; it eventually was certified triple platinum.The song “I Need To Know” earned a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

In June 2004, Anthony released a Latin pop album, Amar Sin Mentiras. The following month, he reintroduced its songs with a danceable salsa rhythm in another album, Valio La Pena. The song “Escapémonos” was a duet with Jennifer Lopez. In the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, his Amar Sin Mentiras won best Latin Pop Album of The Year, and his Valió La Pena won Best Tropical Album of the Year. Lopez and Anthony performed “Escapémonos” at the 2005 Grammy Awards.In 2001, he debuted another salsa album, Libre, which was certified gold with songs like “Celos”, “Este Loco Que Te Mira”, and “Viviendo”. The album spent 14 weeks at the number-one spot on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The year after that, he made another English-language album, Mended.

On December 2012, it was announced that Anthony was recording a salsa album alongside with longtime producer Sergio GeorgeVivir Mi Vida, a Spanish adaptation of Khaled’s song “C'est la vie”, was released as the lead single on April 25, 2013. In July 2013, Anthony released 3.0, a salsa album including his song “Vivir Mi Vida”. Since the release, the album has been certified Platinum. In addition to the new album, Anthony announced his Vivir Mi Vida World Tour, and plans to travel across 15 countries on 3 continents.On July 11, 2006, Anthony released Sigo Siendo Yo, a Spanish greatest-hits album. On May 2010 he released Iconos, a tribute to old Latin songs by artists such as José Luis PeralesJuan Gabriel and José José. In 2012, he released a new song called “Cautivo De Este Amor.” In the same year, Anthony was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame.

Anthony played supporting roles in projects including 1995's Hackers, and 1996's Big Night and The Substitute. He appeared with Rubén Bladesand Puerto Rican pop singer Ednita Nazario in Paul Simon’s 1998 stage musical, The Capeman, which ran for 68 performances. He had a role inMartin Scorsese’s 1999 drama Bringing Out the Dead, and in 2001, opposite Salma Hayek, was in the film In the Time of the Butterflies. In Man On Fire (2004), Anthony, opposite Denzel Washington, played a wealthy businessman who hires a former U.S. Marine to protect his daughter from kidnappers in Mexico City. In 2007, Anthony starred in El Cantante, a biographical drama about the life of salsa music legend Héctor Lavoe, who died in 1993 from AIDS complications. Anthony’s then-wife, Jennifer Lopez, narrated the story and portrayed Lavoe’s wife. The film, released in August 2007, received strong reviews. In 2010, Anthony guest-starred in two episodes of the TNT medical drama “HawthoRNe” as a detective and the title character’s (Jada Pinkett Smith) love interest. He was later named the executive music producer of the show. Anthony worked with ex-wife Lopez and director-choeographer Jamie King in late 2011 on a Latin talent series created by Simon Fuller, called Q'Viva! The Chosen. It follows Lopez and Anthony as they travel across 21 countries to find new talent. In 2012, Anthony guest mentored on Season 2 of The X Factor (U.S. TV series).

Anthony is a Democrat and performed the National Anthem at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Anthony also sang “God Bless America” at Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in New York on July 16, 2013. While Anthony is an American cit­i­zen, born and raised in New York of Puerto Rican descent, numer­ous offen­sive tweets made the rounds, say­ing “shouldn’t an Amer­i­can be singing God Bless America?” under the mistaken belief that Anthony is actu­ally from Mex­ico or Cuba. The Anti-Defamation League spoke out against the offensive tweets.

In 1994, Anthony’s ex-girlfriend Debbie Rosado, a NYC police officer, gave birth to their daughter Ariana.

Marc married former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres on May 9, 2000 in Las Vegas. They have two sons, Cristian Anthony Muñiz (February 5, 2001) who Anthony named after the Mexican singer Cristian Castro, and Ryan Anthony Muñiz (August 16, 2003). There were many problems in the marriage, and the couple separated in early 2002. They later reconciled and renewed their vows in a formal ceremony on December 7, 2002 at San Juan’s Cathedral in Puerto Rico. The rocky marriage came to an end in October 2003 with Dayanara filing for divorce in January 2004. To help in her recovery from the divorce, Dayanara traded her engagement ring for a diamond-encrusted Cartier watch and wrote the book Married to Me: How Committing to Myself Led to Triumph After Divorce.

When his divorce proceedings began, Anthony was spotted with long-time friend Jennifer Lopez. Prior to his first marriage and her second, they had briefly dated. Lopez and Anthony married on June 5, 2004, less than a week after his divorce was finalized. Guests had been invited to an “afternoon party”, unaware they were attending a wedding. Lopez gave birth to their children, twins Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximillian David Muñiz on February 22, 2008. People (magazine) paid $6 million for the first photos of the twins. In 2009, Anthony and Lopez purchased a stake in the Miami Dolphins. They joined several personalities in buying small stakes in the club, including Gloria and Emilio EstefanVenus and Serena Williams, and Fergie. They bought two houses in Brookville, New York but Anthony and Lopez announced their separation in July 2011, with Anthony filing for divorce on April 9, 2012. Their divorce was finalized on June 18, 2014, with Lopez winning primary custody of the children.

Love Me Like You Did — A Single Dad!Calum AU

Summary: Calum is a solo artist and you are a nanny hired to go on tour with him so that you can watch his five-year-old daughter
Rating: T (for now 😇)
Word Count: 7,427
A/N: This is the first piece of writing I’ve posted in a reeeaally long time, and I’m feeling more than a little rusty, but I have some really nice things planned for this story, and, if you read it, I hope you like it :^)

Thank you to @anarchyaustralia​ for helping me out by reading this over!

— PART 1 —

You were woken up by the sound of your cell phone ringing. You groaned as you reached for it and noticed the incoming call was from a number you didn’t recognize. Swearing under your breath, you answered the call, trying your hardest to make it sound like you hadn’t just been asleep.  

“Hello?” You felt your eyes drooping closed as you laid back against your pillows. Inwardly you prayed it was a wrong number so that you could go back to sleep.

“Yes, hi, is this (Y/N)?” The voice on the other end was masculine and unfamiliar.

“Yeah, it is.” You sat up in bed, trying to hide your disappointment that whoever it was actually meant to call you. “Who’s this?”

“My name is John Feldmann. I’m calling in response to one of your flyers. Are you still available to offer your services as a nanny?”

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Girlfriend & Muse

Françoise Madeleine Hardy [17.01.44]

French singer and actress Françoise Hardy became famous in the 1960s as the leading girl of the yé-yé music scene. Besides her lovely voice, her good looks and fashion style made her famous all over the world. She was pursued by the likes of Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger. At the time, she was in a relationship with photographer Jean-Marie Périer. In 1967, she started dating fellow French singer Jacques Dutronc. They had a son, Thomas Dutronc (born 1973), before getting married in 1981. Although the couple is still legally married, they live in separated houses. They have worked together, and Dutronc sang a duet with her, Puisque vous partez en voyage, for her album Clair-obscur (2000). Hardy is mentioned in a poem by Bob Dylan, Some other kinds of songs, which he wrote on the cover of his album Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964).

Her regular visits to London came at the height of the swinging 60s and she rubbed shoulders with some of its biggest stars, including the Beatles, the Animals and the Rolling Stones.From the moment I went to England, I had more confidence. In France, the image I had was of a shy girl – a poor lonely girl and not too good-looking. When I went to England I had another image. I felt the journalists were much more interested in my looks than in my songs.” [x]

I was like a shy fan, you know. I met him on the street and he smiled at me and I thought I would never recover. He was like an angel – a dark angel. He doesn’t know this, but he was the first one who gave me a little more confidence in myself because in an interview for a French magazine for young girls he said that I was his ideal woman.” -about meeting Jagger

Then suddenly, someone came to me and said that Dylan would not return to the stage unless I went to his dressing room to say hello. So I did. It was awkward. I didn’t speak English very well and he couldn’t speak much French. I was shocked by how he looked. He looked very sick. I have a tendency to see things in black, so I said to myself, ‘He’s not going to live very long!’” -about meeting Dylan

She was the ultimate pin-up of most hip, Chelsea, beat bedroom walls, and I know for a fact, many of the groups who were notorious and slowly becoming successful, such as the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones and Mick Jagger, the Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and many other groups all were desperately interested in having Françoise Hardy become their girlfriend in some way.” -Malcolm McLaren

I was for a very long time passionately in love with her, as I’m sure she’s guessed. Every male in the world, and a number of females also were, and we all still are.” -David Bowie

anonymous asked:

Gwen said in her billboard interview that she agreed to work with busbee because she loved what he did with Pink. Or is Pink also country now because she sang with kenny? 😒seriously which song on gwen's christmas album sound country? Even having blake on the duet didnt make that sound country. And Christmas Eve only sounds country on B's album because he rearranged it. Why why why wd G want to go country, i cant even with these anons.

Me either!

-L

Exclusive interview with Taylor Swift

Only in this weekend’s Mail on Sunday, read a brilliant interview with the world’s hottest pop star Taylor Swift.

The multi million album-selling, seven-times Grammy award winning Swift talks exclusively about her unforgettable duet with Prince William when they sang the Bon Jovi hit Livin’ on a Prayer and reveals what she really thinks about the Prince’s singing talent. Plus, the truth about her ‘man-eater’ reputation, her views on Playboy and her secret kitchen passion. 

Don’t miss this weekend’s Mail on Sunday.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/prmts/article-2548834/Exclusive-interview-Taylor-Swift.html#ixzz2rwUxDejl

Her views on Playboy? As in doing it or just in general? This’ll be good.

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harry connick jr. and kelli o'hara