- Entertainment and Media»
- Performing Arts»
Six Wonderful African American Singers
Gloria Gaynor was born September 7, 1949. Her family was rather poor and lived in a housing project. Her family was very into singing. Her brothers sang in with a friend, but she was not allowed to sing with them, because she was "just a girl"
She always wanted to sing, but nobody in the house paid attention to her, once again because she was just a girl. However, she gathered the courage and started her singing career in 1965. Not much happened until 1975 when she released an album called " Never Can Say Goodbye"
However, she still had difficulty when it came to music until it came to the song " I Will Survive"
This song is amazing. It is basically about the way women can live without men
I Will Survive
Tina Turner was born on November 26, 1939. She began her musical career in the mid 1950's, when African Americans were facing severe racism. However, even though racism held many African Americans back, she was very successful.
Some of her most famous songs were " Proud Mary", "Let's Stay Together", " Private Dance", and " I will Survive "
She is an amazing woman. Even though she was abused by her husband, Ike Turner, whom she divorced, her spirit for singing never died. She is loved by millions. Here is one my most favorite songs from Tina Turner.
You Better Be Good To Me
Sister Sledge is an African American musical group that consisted of four African American sisters. The oldest was born in 1954, while the youngest was born in 1959.
Their family was very supportive of them. Their names are Debbie Sledge, Kim Sledge, Joni Sledge, and Kathy Sledge. Their first major hit was the song " We Are Family" Unfortunately the group disbanded in 1989. But, the song " We Are Family" will always be one of this hubber's favorites.
We Are Family
The Weather Girls
The Weather Girls whose names are Izora Armstead and Martha Wash, are basically one hit wonders. But their song "It's Raining Men" Will always be one of my favorites!
It's Raining Men
Salt N Pepa
Salt N Pepa is a hip hop trip. their names are Cheryl James, Sandra Denton, and Deirdra Roper. They were the first all female rap group. They also came out at a time when African American women were starting to become stronger when it came to making videos.
My very favorite video they made is called " Push It"
Paula Abdul is an amazing woman. She has won so many awards I am not going to mention all of them. She has always loved dancing and singing, and as you know she is now on the X-Factor.
My favorite video by Paula Abdula is " Cold Hearted"
I hope you enjoy it!
From Gloria Gaynor to Paula Abdul, African American women have been through a lot when it came to making music and videos. They are strong and they keep getting stronger. They are not going to stop, and to this hubber, that is wonderful!