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Stevie Nicks

Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and a long successful solo career. Her ethereal visual style and symbolic lyrics have brought her critical acclaim and have proved influential to many female artists. She was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, as a member of Fleetwood Mac. Nicks has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards.

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Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue (born May 28, 1968, in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian pop singer who rose to fame after starring in the Australian TV soap Neighbours. Whilst her cover of The Loco-Motion in 1987 reached the Australian #1 spot, it was the Stock Aitken Waterman 'hit factory' which produced her first UK chart-topper, I Should Be So Lucky, in 1988. Throughout the late 1980s, Minogue was a phenomenon in both Australia and the UK, and also saw success in Asia and Europe.

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Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier (born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1962) is an American folk singer/songwriter. Given up at birth by a mother she never knew, Mary was adopted. At age 15, she ran away from home and stole her parents' car, and spent the next several years in detox, halfway houses, and living with friends; she spent her 18th birthday in jail. These experiences provided fodder for her songwriting later on (particularly her song "Drag Queens in Limousines").

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St. Vincent

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Annie Clark (born 28 September, 1982) is an American multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter who performs under the moniker St. Vincent. She was a member of The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens' touring band. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and as a teenager worked as the tour manager for her uncle's band Tuck & Patti. She grew up in Dallas and attended Lake Highlands High School, graduating in 2001. Following this, she went on to attend Berklee College of Music, dropping out 3 years later.

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Metric

Metric is an indie rock band formed in 1998 at Toronto, Canada and based at various times in Montreal, London, New York City and Los Angeles. The band members are Emily Haines (vocals, synthesizers), James Shaw (guitars), Josh Winstead (bass) and Joules Scott-Key (drums). Initially Metric was a duo made up by Haines and Shaw, then in 2001 Winstead and Scott-Key joined the band. They took the name "Metric" in 1999 after a synthesizer beat that Shaw used on his sampler and as a reference to their musical precision. The group's music encompasses elements of indie rock, new wave and dance music.

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Emilie Simon

Émilie Simon is a French singer and composer born on July 17, 1978 in Montpellier. She began her musical education at a French conservatory at 7 years old. By age 18, she was studying Musicology at the University in Montpellier, France, and then obtained her Master in Musicology at the Sorbonne in Paris. Émilie was intrigued by the idea of combining her traditional musical education with new music technologies and studio experimentations.

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Kate Miller-Heidke

Kate Miller-Heidke (born 16 November 1981) is a singer-songwriter from Brisbane, Queensland. Although trained as an opera singer, she has followed a career in quirky pop music.

In June 2004, she independently released her first seven-track EP, "Telegram". It was followed in April 2006 by "Circular Breathing" EP. Kate released her debut album Little Eve on 15 June 2007 (produced by Magoo). The album entered the charts at #11 and received four ARIA award nominations.

Miller-Heidke's second album, "Curiouser", will be released in the USA on March 16th 2010 and includes the bonus songs "Words" and "RUFKM". The album was recorded in Los Angeles, USA, with Miller-Heidke working with co-producers Keir Nuttall and Mickey Petralia, who has also produced albums for Beck and Flight of the Conchords.

Kate will be touring the US throughout the spring. Highlights include Joe's Pub in NY on March 15th, SXSW, Coachella and Ben Folds dates in April.

Miller-Heidke has been nominated for four aria awards in 2009 including best female, best pop release, best video for the last day on earth and single of the year for the same song.

As of 27th September 2013 Miller-Heidke reported that she had left her previous label 'Sony Music' and was pursuing a crowd-funded project though the crowd-funding platform Pledge Music. The new album 'O Vertigo!' was released via Cooking Vinyl on the 14th March 2014. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Olivia Newton-John

Born in Cambridge, England in1948, the youngest child of Professor Brin Newton-John and Irene, daughter of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Max Born, Olivia moved to Melbourne, Australia with her family when she was five. By the age of fifteen, she had formed an all-girl group called Sol Four. Later that year she won a talent contest on the popular TV show, “Sing, Sing, Sing,” which earned her a trip to London.

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