John Mayer enrolled in Berkeley College of Music in Boston, but dropped out and moved to Atlanta with his pal, Clay Cook. Mayer and Cook formed a band called Lo-Fi Masters. They soon split, but Mayer continued to play at clubs and gain a loyal band of followers. After a performance at South by Southwest, he got signed to Columbia Records, which released his first EP. Two of his following albums -Room for Squares (2001) and Heavier Things (2003), gained multi-platinum status. In 2003, John won the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards, for the single “Your Body Is a Wonderland”.
Mayer doesn’t stop there. He dabbles in television hosting, comedy, and writing; he has written for magazines such as Esquire. He supports various causes and has performed at many benefits.
Selena Gomez is an actress, singer, and songwriter from Grand Praire, Texas. She started her career in 2002 as a child actor on the Disney Channel, with one of her earliest roles being on Barney and Friends.
After her time on with Disney, she went to pursue a singing and songwriting career and has writing credits on over 40 songs. As of today, she enjoys a hefty estimated net worth of $75 million.
George Strait is also known as the "King of Country" and is widely considered one of the most influential recording artists of all time, and is credited for returning country music back to its roots, driving away from the pop country era of the 1980s. His musical style includes a combination of country, bluegrass, western swing, and honky tonk.
Strait has sold over 100 million records worldwide making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His certifications include 33 platinum, 13 multi-platinum, and 38 gold albums. His best-selling album is Pure Country (1992), which sold 6 million (6 times platinum). Strait was named as the Country Music Association (CMA) entertainer of the year in 1989 and 1990. He's also has been nominated for more CMA and Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards and has received more wins than any other artist. In 2009 he broke Conway Twitty’s record for the most number one hits.
A child of the 70’s, Beck took a liking to hip-hop and folk and started to perform at coffeehouses and clubs around L.A. In the 1980’s, he moved to NYC and became involved in the anti-folk movement. After moving back to L.A. in the 90’s, he debuted his breakthrough single "Loser," which became a global hit. Soon after that, he released his first major album, Mellow Gold.
With a variety of musical styles under his belt, unique and ironic lyrics, drum machines, live instruments and wild effects, Beck has been named among the most creative musicians of the 90’s and 2000’s. Two of Beck's recordings were ranked on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. He is also a four time platinum artist and many of his songs have been used as soundtracks.
Bruce Springsteen is an American vocalist, lyricist and pioneer of the E. Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss," he is recognized for his beautiful verses, his Jersey Shore roots, his unmistakable voice, and extensive, fiery stage presence.
Springsteen has recorded both shake collections and progressively dismal, people arranged works. His best studio collections, Born to Run (1975) and Born in the U.S.A. (1984) discover joys in the battles of everyday American life. He has sold 135 million records worldwide and 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world's top selling artists. He has earned various honors for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, a Tony Award (for Springsteen on Broadway) and is in both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.