New York City is an attractive tourist destination for many reasons. It is the film set for timeless cinema productions like Home Alone and Sex and the City. It is where you can take a selfie with the Statue of Liberty. Or observe the skyscrapers from the top of the Empire State Building. Tourists also dream about meeting some of their fashion, cinema, or music idols because New York is home to many of them. Let’s find out who are the most famous pop singers born in New York:
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, who took her stage pseudonym from Queen’s song Radio Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born in 1986 in Manhattan, New York. Her parents found that she had a talent when she was four and began to create music by ear. She was also very good at playing the piano.
Gaga became world-famous in 2008 when she released her debut album “The Fame.” The two leading singles – Poker Face and Just Dance, broke all global charts. At the annual Grammy Awards ceremony in 2008, “The Fame” won in the category for Best Dance/Electronica Album.
Today Gaga is one of the most successful pop singers in the world. In 2016 she played the main role in the musical drama film A Star Is Born. Her contribution to the film’s music and the single Shallow she wrote for the film made her the first woman to win an Academy, BAFTA, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award in the same year.
Lana Del Rey
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant was born in 1985 in Manhattan, New York. She took the stage name Lana from her favorite actress Lana Turner and added Del Rey from the Brazilian sedan, Ford Del Rey. She wanted a name that reminds her of the seaside, and Lana Del Rey is the combination she loved.
Lana’s music is easily recognizable because of its melancholic sound. She made her breakthrough by streaming videos of her singing in front of the webcam. She uploaded two singles – Blue Jeans and Video Games, and both of them became viral. In 2012, she released her second studio album, Paradise, and won the award for Best Alternative Performer at the MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony.
Coca-Cola may decide when it is time for Christmas, but try to remember a December without hearing that all Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is you. The American pop singer and songwriter was born in Huntington, New York. Her career began in 1988 when the Columbia Records producer Tommy Mottola heard her demo tape. She signed with the company and soon released her first album, which was a huge success. At the Grammy Awards ceremony, Mariah won the award for Best New Artist, and her single Vision of Love became the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 1994, the singer released a holiday album with a lead single – All I Want For Christmas Is You. It is still the best-selling Christmas and one of the best-selling singles in general.
Christina Maria Aguilera is an American pop singer from Staten Island, New York. As a child, she was a victim of her father’s abusive temper and used music as a way to escape from the toxic domestic environment. In 1998 she signed to RCA Records and a year later released her debut album. Her singles Genie in a Bottle and What a Girl Want reached number one positions in all leading U.S charts.
Christina is a contemporary icon, especially for the LGBT community. They used her song Beautiful (2002) as an anthem. Other her famous singles are Ain’t No Other Man, Dirrty, Hurt, and the collaboration “Lady Marmalade.”
These are the most famous pop singers born in New York. And here are the RnB singers!