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Mike Posner

Michael “Mike” Posner (born February 12, 1988 in Southfield, Michigan) is an American producer, singer and rapper signed to J Records. He released his debut mixtape, Reflections of a Lost Teen, in 2006. His next two mixtapes, A Matter of Time and One Foot Out the Door, caught the attention of many major labels. His debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff was released August 10, 2010. Posner graduated from Duke University in May 2010 with a BA in Sociology and Business. He is close friends with rapper Big Sean.

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One Direction

One Direction is a five-member boy band made up of Liam Payne (born 29 August 1993) from Wolverhampton, Louis Tomlinson (born 24 December 1991) from Doncaster, Niall Horan (born 13th September 1993) from Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland, Harry Styles, (born 1 February 1994) from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire and Zayn Malik, (born 12 January 1993) from East Bowling, Bradford. They applied as solo candidates on the 2010 edition of the X Factor, but the judges, after a suggestion by Simon Cowell, put them in a band in London, UK; therefore qualifying for the Groups category.

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Sandi Thom

Sandi Thom’s infamous debut single, I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair) topped the charts in 7 countries with the ensuing album shifting over a million copies worldwide and winning her an Ivor Novello award.
That was 2006.
After touring the UK & Europe with new Blues Powerhouse Joe Bonamassa in late 2009, opening for the likes of BB King and Steve Winwood, Sandi was inspired to explore deeper and more organic musical roots with her next record.

Chumbawamba

Chumbawamba is a Leeds based English anarchist music group. It evolved from its punk roots, through pop, techno, and various other styles, to the folk group which it is now. The band is known for its polyphony and its non-conformant lyrics. In 2010, Chumbawamba is touring Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Czech Republic promoting their 2010 folk album 'ABCDEFG'. The band was formed in 1982 from two other bands based in Yorkshire, The Passion Killers and Chimp Eats Banana.

Midge Ure

Midge Ure OBE (born James Ure on October 10, 1953 in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a rock and roll guitarist, singer and songwriter from Scotland, who had particular success in the 1970s and 1980s. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of his real name, Jim. Beginning his career with bubblegum pop-rock band Slik, he would go on to play in The Rich Kids and temporarily for Thin Lizzy before replacing John Foxx as singer of electronic new wave band Ultravox in 1979. Shortly afterwards, they had a huge UK hit with "Vienna", and became one of Britain's top bands for several years.

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Sonny & The Sunsets

In 2007 San Francisco-based singer-songwriter, artist, and film director Sonny Smith formed the band Sonny & the Sunsets, a loose collective of friends including Shayde Sartin & Tim Cohen of The Fresh & Onlys, Sub Pop recording artist Kelley Stoltz, Ryan Browne, and Tahlia Harbour of Citay and The Dry Spells. The band recorded their debut LP, Tomorrow Is Alright, in various apartments in the Mission District in 2007 and 2008. In early 2009, shortly after the release of the band's debut 7" single Love & Death, Sonny Smith completed a songwriting residency at Marin Headlands.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania) is an American country pop singer-songwriter and actress. In 2006, she released her debut single "Tim McGraw", then her self-titled debut album, which was subsequently certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In November 2008, Swift released her second album, Fearless. Fearless and Taylor Swift finished 2008 at number-three and number-six respectively, with sales of 2.1 and 1.5 million. Fearless has topped the Billboard 200 in 11 non-consecutive weeks; no album has spent more time at No.

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Guy Sebastian

Guy Sebastian is a successful Australian singer/songwriter whose recording career was launched spectacularly when he won the inaugural Australian Idol competition in November 2003. Since then Sebastian has released 5 studio albums which have been awarded 10 platinum & 1 gold accreditation for albums, and 8 platinum and 2 gold accreditations for singles. On his 5 albums, Sebastian has collaborated with many fine musicians/artists such as John Mayer, Steve Cropper, Robin Thicke, David Ryan Harris, Brian McKnight and most recently a duet with Jordin Sparks.

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Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson is a singer/songwriter based in Melbourne, Australia. He first came to notice in early 1994 with the song "I Wanna Dance", a staple in the early days of Hitz-FM, where it regularly reached the no. 1 spot in the nightly countdown of songs voted by listeners. Several singles followed: "Move" later in 1994 (the video clip was played several times on Video Hits), and a danced-up cover of the Benny Mardones classic "Into The Night" in 1995.

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