All Articles Tagged "Celeb Directory"

Kim Kardashian

Kimberly Noel “Kim” Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) is an American celebutante, socialite, model, actress, businesswoman, and television personality. She is best known for her social life and her role on the E! reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kardashian is of Armenian and Scottish and Dutch descent. She has two sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, and one brother, Robert. She is currently dating NFL player Reggie Bush.

Bossip Nickname: Kimmy Cakes

Beyonce

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981), often referred to mononymously as Beyoncé, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and model. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the girl group Destiny’s Child. Knowles has sold more than 50 million records worldwide with the group and over 75 million records in her total career.

Bossip Nickname: Bey Bey (pronounced Bay Bay)

50 Cent

Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975) better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003) and The Massacre (2005). Both albums achieved multi-platinum success, selling more than twenty-one million copies combined. Born in South Jamaica, Queens 50 Cent was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre—who produced his first major commercial successes—he became one of the world’s highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers

Bossip Nickname: Bugsy, No Cents

Lenny Kravitz

Leonard Albert “Lenny” Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and arranger whose “retro” style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk and ballads. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and percussion himself when recording. He is known for his elaborate stage performances and music videos. He is also the father of actress/model Zoe Kravitz.

Amber Rose

Amber Rose (born October 21, 1982) is an American model, socialite and former exotic dancer, best known for her relationship with musician Kanye West. Her mother is of Cape Verdean descent & her father is of Italian descent. She is the youngest child of Shauna and Juan Palmer. Her parents divorced when she was 3 years old, and she was raised by her maternal aunt, Mary Lakes. Rose originally wanted to own a restaurant because she enjoyed food but instead turned to modeling as a career.

Bossip Nickname: The Bald Headed Beast

Kanye West

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z’s album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing ’70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synth-pop, and classical music.

Bossip Nickname: Ye’, Yeezy

Jay-Z

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969),better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America,having a net worth of over $150 million, selling over 30 million copies of his albums in the United States alone and receiving several Grammy Awards for his musical work. Jay-Z co-owns The 40/40 Club and the NBA’s New Jersey Nets and is also the creator of the clothing line Rocawear. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings, one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records and recently, the founder of his new venture Roc Nation. He is also the current holder for the record of most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200.

Bossip Nickname: Camel, Hov, Hovvy Hov

Rihanna

Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), better known mononymously as Rihanna, is a Barbadian recording artist and occasional model. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a recording career under the guidance of record producer Evan Rogers. She subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for then-label head Jay-Z. In 2005, Rihanna released her debut studio album, Music of the Sun, which peaked within the top ten of the Billboard 200.

Bossip Nickname: RihRih, RiRi, Rih Rih

Cassie

Cassandra Ventura (born August 26, 1986), known by her stage name Cassie, is an American singer, model, and an occasional actress. Cassie was born in New London, Connecticut, and moved to New York City after graduating high school to continue her music and modeling career. After being introduced to music producer Ryan Leslie, she was signed to his music-media company, NextSelection. Leslie wrote and produced Cassie’s first single, “Me & U”, which became a major hit in 2006.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American recording artist, musician and actress. She was raised by a single mother in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan in New York City. At age seven, Keys began to play classical music on the piano. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. She later attended Columbia University before dropping out to pursue her music career. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records.

Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons (born Kimora Lee Perkins; May 4, 1975) is an American fashion model, author, and the president and Creative Director for Phat Fashions. Formerly the Creative Director of Baby Phat, Simmons became CEO of Phat Fashions after ex-husband Russell Simmons stepped down. A 2007 reality television show, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, focuses on her life as a mother and CEO of Phat Fashions. She has appeared in music videos and was a judge on the first season of America’s Next Top Model. She will return to the show as a judge starting with cycle 14

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and she became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993, a series of hit records established her position as Columbia’s highest-selling act. According to Billboard magazine, she was the most successful artist of the 1990s in the United States. She is married to actor Nick Cannon.

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