“It is what we make out of what we have given, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”
– Nelson Mandela
- Over 150 Million Records Sold
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee
- Multi-Award Winner – Grammy, Billboard, American Music
- Emmy Award Winner
As the lead singer of Aerosmith, Tyler stands as one of the most iconic rock stars in history. During the band’s remarkable career, he has played in front of millions of people. He has performed for President Obama, appeared at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert and collaborated with everyone from Taylor Swift to the members of Led Zeppelin. In November 2015, Tyler founded his philanthropic initiative Janie’s Fund (www.JaniesFund.org), in partnership with Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Janie’s Fund has raised over $2.5 million, directly helping more than 525 girls and providing over 66,000 days of therapeutic care. He is also deeply involved in the fight to protect the rights of established and emerging songwriters as a member of the GRAMMY Creators’ Alliance, and a tireless advocate for raising awareness of addiction issues and recovery solutions.
- Grammy Award Winner
- Multi-Platinum Certified
The music that Wyclef Jean has written, performed, and produced — both as a solo superstar and as founder and guiding member of the Fugees — has been a consistently powerful, pop cultural force for over two decades. Wyclef has been rewarded for his creativity and adventurousness with three Grammy Awards, a spot on the cover of Rolling Stone’s special “Top 50 Hip Hop Players,” and the opportunity to make music with such legends as Michael Jackson, Queen, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kenny Rogers, and Tom Jones. As a solo artist, he has released six albums that have sold nearly nine million copies worldwide, including his 1997 debut The Carnival and 2000’s aptly titled The Eclectic: 2 Sides II a Book, which even turned wrestling superstar/action hero The Rock into a pop star with the international hit single “It Doesn’t Matter.” Through it all, Wyclef kept an ear cocked for new talent. He helped launch Beyoncé‘s career with Destiny’s Child’s early hit “No, No, No”.
- Nobel Prize Nominee
As a musician, Bob Geldof is probably best known for the formation of The Boomtown Rats in 1975, and for the single ‘I Don’t Like Mondays. Having watched a BBC documentary about the Ethiopian poverty and famine in 1984 and been inspired to do what they could to help, Geldof and Ultravox frontman Midge Ure co-wrote the charity single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ recorded and performed under the name Band Aid, it featured some of the biggest pop and rock stars of the time, and quickly became the best-selling single in UK history all the while raising millions for charity. Following the success of this single, Geldof became heavily involved in plans for Live Aid, a charity concert designed to raise money for the African poor. Two marathon shows were held simultaneously in July 1985, one at Wembley Stadium in London and one at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. The event raised millions for charity, and is still widely applauded as one of the greatest live shows ever. His charity work has been recognized throughout the world, and as a result, he has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize and received a knighthood.
“King of the mbalax” in Senegal, singer African with the international fame, he is also boss of press from 2003 and the foundation of the group Future Media. He joined the anti-Wade movement and became, within the Mbaye government, Minister of Culture and Tourism of Senegal from April 4, 2012 and Minister of Tourism and Recreation from October 29, 2012 to September 2, 2013, before joining President Macky Sall as Minister-Counselor.
- Grammy Nominee
- Multi-Platinum Selling
Guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt made his name with the eclectic hard rock band Extreme. As a soloist, Bettencourt’s most immediately recognizable influence was Eddie Van Halen, but as a songwriter, he draws from Queen, the Beatles, Prince, and anything in between. The youngest of ten children in a musical family, Bettencourt was born in the town of Praia da Vitoria, on the island of Terceira in the Azores. His family moved to Boston when he was four and he began playing music as a teenager, trying out drums, bass, and keyboards, but settling on guitar.
Nuno rose to international prominence as guitar player with the Boston area group Extreme. The group signed with A&M and released their debut album in 1989. Nuno was immediately recognized as an innovator in the world of rock & roll. Extreme have released five ground breaking albums, plus a greatest hits set—selling over 10 million records worldwide. To date, the Grammy-nominated band is one of the most successful rock acts of the early to mid 1990s.
Rui Veloso, is a Portuguese rock and blues singer and musician. Although he was born in Lisbon, his family moved to the northern city of Porto when he was just three months old. This composer and interpreter had a great impact on the Portuguese music scene with the record, Ar de Rock (April 1980), whose influences were Eric Clapton and B.B.King. This album is considered a landmark of rock music in Portugal, and the one that started the boom in rock music in Portugal in the 1980s.
Songs such as Chico Fininho and A Rapariguinha do Shopping became instant classics when the album was released in 1980. His lyrics, normally written by Carlos Tê, are strongly influenced by the Porto culture. An unconditional lover of the blues, he has played with B.B. King several times. He became one of the most productive and renowned Portuguese musicians, as his discography clearly shows today.
- Multi Grammy Award Winners
- Emmy Award Winners
- Oscar Nominated
Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in 2002 when their first album “Voices of Heaven” was recorded and went on to reach the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s World Music Chart within 3 weeks of its release in the US. They have since toured as one of the most beloved gospel choirs in the world garnering them features in several prestigious magazines and books including in Time Magazine and in Andrew Zuckerman’s “Music”, alongside such music heavyweights as Russell Simmons, Herbie Hancock, Ozzy Osbourne, John Legend and Mark Knopfler. They performed at the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Concert in Soweto, and as long time Mandela supporters the choir has performed for many tribute events with President Bill Clinton and Morgan Freeman and have performed with many music legends including Bono, Peter Gabriel, John Legend, Shakira and more. Soweto Gospel Choir was invited to perform at the Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey on 3 March. This historic occasion was attended by such prominent people as Archbishop Tutu, Prime Minister David Cameron, Prince Harry, The Lord Mayor of London, the Mandela family and many more.
Jimmy P, alter ego for Joel Plácido, was born in Barreiro, but his history is associated with several geographies, namely Angola, the homeland of his parents, Paris, where he lived during adolescence, and the city Invicta, where he begins to give the first steps in music. It was precisely the taste and habit of listening to Rap, acquired in the time he lived in Paris, and the influence of other musical styles, inherited by his father (Semba, Morna, Coladera, Salsa, Reggae, Jazz), that awakened his a penchant for writing, leading him to take his experiences and the way he saw the world to paper. In 2013 Jimmy P edits his first full length – # 1 – which surprised critics and audiences. The album sold out in a little over a month and had the basis of an intense tour that took him to travel the country from North to South. The fusion of Hip-Hop, Reggae, R & B and Rock, combined with a high level of performance, make it a unique and chameleon artist, desired by promoters and audiences alike.