ZZ Hill

Name ZZ Hill
Profession World Music Singer
Date of Birth 1935-09-30
Place of Birth Naples, TX
Age 48 yrs
Death Date 1984-04-27
Birth Sign Libra

About ZZ Hill

Texan blues singer who released “Someone Else Is Steppin’ In,” “Open House,” and “Down Home Blues.”

Early Life of ZZ Hill

He toured around Texas singing gospel music as a teenager.

Trivia

For nearly two years his album Down Home stayed on the Billboard charts.

Family Life

He has a brother named Matt who he recorded on his M.H. label before signing to Kent Records.

Associated With

He was a fan of B.B. King.

Metta World Peace

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Name Metta World Peace
Profession Basketball Player
Date of Birth 1979-11-13
Place of Birth New York City, NY
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Birth Sign Scorpio

About Metta World Peace

Fiery and unpredictable NBA swingman who entered the league as Ron Artest with the Chicago Bulls in 1999. He played for the Indiana Pacers from 2002 to 2006 and won an NBA Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010.

Early Life of Metta World Peace

He played on the same AAU team as Lamar Odom and Elton Brand.

Trivia

He changed his name from Ron Artest to Metta World Peace in 2011 in order to inspire and bring youth together all around the world.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Kimsha, whom he married in 2003 and divorced in 2009. He also had a son named Jeron with Jennifer Palma.

Associated With

He played alongside Kobe Bryant on the Lakers from 2009 to 2013.

Nora Ariffin

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Name Nora Ariffin
Profession World Music Singer
Date of Birth 1973-07-26
Place of Birth Malaysia
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Birth Sign Leo

About Nora Ariffin

Known simply as Nora, she rose to fame in 1994 after the release of her debut album Sandiwara. She would go on to release over a dozen more studio albums and compilations albums throughout her over two decade long career. 

Early Life of Nora Ariffin

An aspiring singer even as a schoolgirl, she participated in talent contests as a child. She would later kick off her career by winning HMI Star in 1991. 

Trivia

She has won numerous Malaysian Music Industry Awards including the 1995 award for Best New Female Artist. 

Family Life

She and her late husband Johan Nawawi co-created the animated series Ummi…Ceritalah Pada Kami in 2012. The couple had one son, Mohd Syakir Iman. 

Associated With

Her 1997 single “Cinta Di Akhir Garisan” featured Ziana Zain and Ning Baizura. 

Noel Rosa

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Name Noel Rosa
Profession World Music Singer
Date of Birth 1910-12-11
Place of Birth Brazil
Age 26 yrs
Death Date 1937-05-04
Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Noel Rosa

Singer, guitarist and mandolin player who became one of the most popular names in Brazilian music with acclaimed singles like “Com que roupa?” Sadly, his life was cut short by tuberculosis at the age of just 26.

Early Life of Noel Rosa

He grew up in Vila Isabel and studied medicine before deciding to pursue a career in music.

Trivia

A forceps mishap during his birth caused him to have a malformed chin, which he would be self-conscious about throughout his life.

Family Life

He married Lindaura Martins but was known for having affairs with many women.

Associated With

He collaborated with songwriter and composer Ary Barroso on the song “De qualquer maneira.”

Naomi Diaz

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Name Naomi Diaz
Profession World Music Singer
Date of Birth 1994-12-13
Place of Birth France
Age
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Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Naomi Diaz

French-Cuban world music singer/songwriter who rose to fame as one half of the music duo Ibeyi. As a member of Ibeyi she assumed the duties of Peruvian/Cuban percussion instruments such as the cajon. 

Early Life of Naomi Diaz

In an interview she stated that she first began playing the cajon at the age of 11.

Trivia

The duo released their debut studio album Ibeyi through XL Recordings in 2015. 

Family Life

She is the daughter of Cuban percussionist Anga Díaz and the twin sister of fellow Ibeyi member Lisa-Kaindé Diaz.

Associated With

Both she and Adele have released music through XL Recordings. 

Nadia Batson

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Name Nadia Batson
Profession World Music Singer
Date of Birth 1976-12-07
Place of Birth Port Of Spain,
Trinidad And Tobago
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Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Nadia Batson

Trinidadian singer, songwriter, and producer who gained fame when she was the runner-up in the Power Category at the 2007 International Soca Monarch with her song Kees Dieffenthaller.

Early Life of Nadia Batson

She has been writing songs and singing since the age of eight.

Trivia

She has 200,000 followers on Instagram.

Family Life

She posted a pic on Instagram with her mom in March 2017.

Associated With

She posted a video watching an NBA game featuring Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Nina Abdel Malak

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Name Nina Abdel Malak
Profession World Music Singer
Date of Birth 1992-09-25
Place of Birth Lebanon
Age
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Birth Sign Libra

About Nina Abdel Malak

Both a solo artist and the front woman of a band called UAT, she was a Star Academy 8 participant who followed the show by releasing three singles.

Early Life of Nina Abdel Malak

In 2001, she released a song called “Bayni w Baynak.” She began her career as a singer when she was 18 years old.

Trivia

She was an Audio-Visual student and a filmmaking graduate. She is a social media influencer with more than 2.2 million Instagram followers, 450,00 Facebook page likes and 120,000 followers on Twitter. Her YouTube channel also has more than 440,000 subscribers.

Family Life

She is from Beirut, Lebanon.

Associated With

She and Elissa are both Lebanese singers.

Natasha Khan

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Name Natasha Khan
Profession World Music Singer
Date of Birth 1979-10-25
Place of Birth England
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Birth Sign Scorpio

About Natasha Khan

Musician better known as Bat for Lashes who was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in 2009 for the song “Daniel.”

Early Life of Natasha Khan

She studied music at the University of Brighton, and she then taught at a nursery school.

Trivia

She released her first album in 2006 titled Fur and Gold; the album received a Mercury Prize nomination.

Family Life

Her dad, Rehmat Khan, is a famous former squash player from the country of Pakistan.

Associated With

Her music style has been compared to that of Tori Amos.

Helen Ochoa

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Name Helen Ochoa
Profession World Music Singer
Date of Birth 1985-01-08
Place of Birth Mendota, CA
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Birth Sign Capricorn

About Helen Ochoa

Singer who first rose to fame competing in the Puerto Rican talent contest Objetivo Fama. She later went on to release her debut single “Si te desperté” and then to join dozens of other Mexican singers on Evolucion360.

Early Life of Helen Ochoa

Even at four years old she knew she wanted to be a singer and by eight she was taking her place on stage.

Trivia

She has grown incredibly popular on social media, particularly on Instagram where she’s gained more than 60,000 dedicated fans.

Family Life

She grew up listening to her uncles sing and play guitar and fell in love with music. Both of her parents are from Mexico. Her daughter is model Gia Zoleigh. 

Associated With

She has worked with artists like Adriel Favela and posted photos with them on her Instagram account.

Henry Santos

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Name Henry Santos
Profession World Music Singer
Date of Birth 1979-12-15
Place of Birth Moca,
Dominican Republic
Age
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Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Henry Santos

Popular bachata singer with the group Aventura who also had a solo hit with the album Introducing Henry Santos. In Aventura, he was joined by Romeo Santos, Lenny Santos and Toby Love.

Early Life of Henry Santos

As the singer, songwriter, and producer for Aventura, he made their hits “Deja Vu” and “Princesita.”

Trivia

He had a remarkable run on the Univision reality dancing competition Mira Quién Baila, winning season 12.

Family Life

He was born in Moca, Dominican Republic, moving to New York with his family at age thirteen.

Associated With

Antony Santos was another member of Aventura who embarked upon a solo career.