Friday, June 19, 2009

Vocalist -- Sarah Brightman

Sarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960 in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, UK) is an English soprano and actress. She is the eldest of six children. Her ambition to be an artist was clear from a very early age. She often took ballet lessons and was an excellent student.

In 1976 she joined the dance group Pan’s People. She later went on to lead Hot Gossip, a mixed dance act who appeared regularly on The Kenny Everett Video Show. The group, who were somewhat more ‘raunchy’ than Pan’s People, had a chart-topping disco hit in this year with “I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper”, wherein she first discovered her vocal talents.

Her 1984 marriage to Andrew Lloyd Webber ended in 1990. After her divorce, Brightman became a crossover artist with former Enigma producer Frank Peterson. Her style, a blend of classical vocals and pop-inspired instrumentation and arrangement, earned her further success. Brightman has received 160 Gold and Platinum awards in 34 countries[1] and is the only artist to hold #1 spots on the Billboard Classical and Dance charts simultaneously. She has sold 26 million records worldwide thus far, making her the best selling soprano of all time,[2] and one of the biggest selling classical soloists of all time.[3] She is said to be worth as much as £30m (about US$42m).[4]

Famous Albums:

1. The Trees They Grow So High, (1988)

2. The Songs That Got Away (1989)

3. Time To Say Goodbye; (1997)

4. I Won't Forget You; (1999)

5. Symphony (2008)



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