Few centuries ago a scientist discovered a way of curing the headache, stomachache, fever and many other diseases through music; music has the power of not only curing diseases in different parts of the body but it also has ways of stimulating and manipulating a person’s soul, music has the power to bring variation in a person’s mood.
Music has the ability to fluctuate a man’s frame of mind, any kind of tune, a rhythm, an instrumental lay out or the beat of a drum can make a person spell bounded; music has its own language, a language which is easily understood by all. Music is a universal language, in every culture, every race and every country, despite all the differences music has its own special domicile. The composition of a musical instrument has the endowment to capture a person’s heart and soul, the beat of a drum or the variation of a guitar has the aptitude to mesmerize a person’s body parts. In simple words music is life.
Music has a very deep history and it is also a very deep study; music is like a heterogeneous substances. Like everything else in this world, music requires co-ordination; many instruments work together to create a masterpiece. The quality of the music depend upon the creativity of the composer, similarly the quality of a song depends upon the singer. Today music a very common element of any society, many young singers are rocking the world today with their marvelous compositions but not every singer is capable of enriching a person’s anima with pleasure, peace, contentment and joy. The history is bestowed with many extraordinary singers and composers but the best 10 singers are:
10. SARAH BRIGHTMAN:
Sarah Brightman is a classical English songwriter and singer, over the past few decades Sarah has composed many types of music including rock, metal, pop, dance, techno and folks etc; she has recorded songs in many other languages apart from English, her compositions are a refuge from turmoil , a bewitching spell which brings a remote kind of peace. She made her debut in the year 1981 as a theater singers but the 52 years old concert artist is still a diva. She has received over 180 awards up till now and has sold over millions of copies. ”Time to Say Goodbye”, her duet with an Italian singer became the highest selling record in Germany, she has recorded 7 albums in her career. She is the primary artist who has been invited to spread her magic at the Olympic Games twice.
9. NAZIA HASSAN:
Nazia Hassan was born at Karachi, Pakistan in 1965. She started singing at a very early age and was awarded as the youngest best female playback and was the only Pakistani to win a Film-fare award. She was a qualified lawyer as well from the London University. She made her debut at the age of 15 with the song “App jaisa koi Zindegi mai aye” for the movie “qurbani” in 1980; the song made her a star worldwide. Her first Album, “disco deewane”, which contained few duets with her brother Zohaib Hassan broke the record for the best selling album in Pakistan and India. Her second album “boom boom”, third album “naye tarane” and fourth album “hotline” were an equal success as her first album. She retired in 1992 after the release of her fifth and last album “camera camera”. After her retirement Nazia again went back to work for the United Nations. Few years after her retirement, the doctor diagnosed that she was suffering from cancer. She died at the age of 35 on 13 august 2000. Nazia Hassan is among the best singers the history has seen. Nazia is an icon, a symbol, she is a legend and legends never die; people die but memories live on. Nazia years ago yet she is alive in the hearts of all her fans, her music and charitable works still exist.
Akon, technically known as Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, is an American Hip Hop artist and is famous globally. Akon made his debut in 2004 through his first album “trouble”; his first album devastated the music world and brought him fame overnight, his second album “convicted” which was a duet with some other artists sold 286,000 copies in the first week, his composition “smack that” brought him from number 95 to 7 in the top 100. His latest album “angel” was released in 2010. Akon is not just a name, a singer or an artist; Akon is a brand. Akon does not compose hip hop, hip hop was created so that one day Akon will come to claim his right on it.
7. CELINE DION:
Celine Dion is a Canadian singer, she started her career as a teen star and she gambled everything she had in order to release her first album. She became a part of the music world after she won the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest and Yamaha World Popular Song Festival. She received the worldwide fame after her song “the life will go on” became a vital component of the movie “titanic”. Her music composition ranges from classic to gospel and from R&B to rock. Her vocal is something entirely different from the rest of the world; her songs captivate a person into its embrace.
6. ELVIS PRESLEY:
King of rock and roll, Elvis is a rubric; he was not only a singer but an actor too, he served in the army for some time. He was born in Mississippi in 1935; he made his debut 1953 at the Sun studio. His first two singles were a marvelous piece of music named “my happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin”, which were dedicated to his mother. This dedicated singer got his inspiration from the church he visited as a child, he got his first guitar at the age of 10 and as he grew up he decided to make music his profession rather than his hobby. People loved and adored this rising star; he continued to give hits after hits. Elvis died at the age of 42 as a result of the heart failure in 1977, the failure was caused as the result of the drugs (medications) he was receiving. This death was the biggest dilemma for his fan, they refused to accept his death for a long time and lived with a hope that their star may come back from somewhere but he never did.
5. NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN:
Born in 1948, Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani singer; his specialties are the Sufi music and qawal’lis. This artist has come from a family whose tradition is to sing qawal’li. He started his career on a national level in 1966 but after some time he became very famous worldwide, he took many tours to different parts of world and preached music. He is listed among the most amazing, stunning, prodigious and stupendous singers in the world. He can easily sing on such high note which is not an easy task for an ordinary singer. He devoted his entire life to music and brought some remarkable changes in the sphere of Sufi music; he did not only study music but also comprehended every sing note. He was an endowment to the world of music, this great artist died in 1997 at London.
4. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS:
Enrique Iglesias, a Spanish singer who was born in 1975 at Madrid made his debut with Mexican indie label Fonovisa. He has been ranked twice in the top 100 once as no 1 and no 3 the other time, he has been listed as the number 1 Spanish composer for nineteen times. He recorded his first proper Spanish album in 1995 named “Enrique Iglesias”. His second album “vivir” and third album “Cosas del Amor” assisted him in reaching to threshold for his career. In 1999 he started to compose English music, his first single “hero” of the album, was ranked as number in U.K as well as many other countries; Enrique has continued to stupefy the world with his narcotize, magnetic and induced compositions till now and is still in full spirit. Although he had a father who could have helped him into the music world but he didn’t let anyone assist him and made his way into this brutal glamorous world all alone.
Born 1958, Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone was brought up in a strict catholic family. She started her career as a dancer but later her interest grew up towards music and she finally became a singer. She was born at the Bay City to an Italian American family. Since her childhood Madonna has had an urge to break rules, therefore she did everything she has in power to violate the rules which a good human should follow. She started her career from various underground bands but she made her debut with Sire records in 1982. She presented some amazing combinations of pop and funk in her compositions, Madonna is the one who creates themes; what Madonna sings and does becomes the fashion. The market is very much influenced by her, she blessed this world with various songs but she mostly recorded singles.
2. FREEDIE MERCURY:
Farrokh Bulsara, who is known as Freddie Mercury in the music world was the lead vocalist and song writer of the band “queen”. He was born in an archipelago in East Africa to a Persian family but grew up in India, since a very early age Freddie had music in his veins. At the age of 17 his family moved to England where he studied at Ealing College of Art after he completed his A levels. He continued to be a part of various other bands until he found queen in 1971; Freddie knew that queen was his home. Freddie recorded his first single in 1983, he was an extraordinary singer who was capable of singing at a range of 4-octave. Once on the stage, it was Freddie and his music; he had a bond, a connection, a chemical reaction which was only possible between Freddie and his singing. No one knew that he has been suffering from aids; it was announced publically only one day before he died on 24 November 1991.
1. MICHAEL JACKSON:
The king of pop, Michael Jackson was born in Indiana in 1985; he start singing at the age of five, the first band he joined was the Jackson 5, all the five brothers including Michael laid the foundation of Jackson 5, Michael started performing gigs at local pubs. The Jackson 5 made their debut in 1969 through the album “Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5”; their first album was listed under the top 100s. Jackson started his solo career at the age of 13 but he also continued to work with his brothers. The singles, albums, the tours and fame continued; the fame and popularity not only continued but it kept on multiplying. Despite all the success and fame, Jackson was very shy person when not on stage. Michael Jackson was not only the king of pop but also the guide, mentor and father of pop. He left the pop music at the mercy of his world and died in 2009 as the result for a heart failure. He may have departed from this world physically but spiritually he is present here and everywhere. He left a very vast amount of music for his lovers and fans.