Princess Hours

Princess Hours MV - Destiny

Princess Hours (Korean: 궁, Hanja: 宫, romanized as Goong) is a South Korean television drama series based on the manhwa Goong by Park So-Hee. It was broadcast from January 11 to March 30, 2006 on MBC and stars Yoon Eun Hye, Joo Ji Hoon, Kim Jeong Hoon and Song Ji-hyo. The US DVD release by YA Entertainment uses the title Palace.

Princess Hours was one of MBC's most popular dramas of 2006, second only to Jumong.Overall, the show was the tenth most popular drama of 2006, according to TNS Media. Due to the success of the first season, a second season was to be produced. However, it will no longer be produced due to the withdrawal of two main actors. A spin-off series, Goong S, was broadcast on January 10, 2007.
Set in an alternate 21st-century reality where Korea possesses a royal family, since 1945 to present, this show revolves around the lives of the Crown Prince Lee Shin, and his new bride, Chae-kyeong.

The series starts off with the news that the King, Shin's father, is very ill. With the grim outlook on the King's health, the royal family scrambles to find a wife for Shin, so as to allow him to take over the royal throne if the situation requires. Despite being in love with another girl, the ambitious and talented ballerina Hyo-rin whom Shin initially proposed to (she rejects him to pursue her ballet dreams), Shin eventually marries a commoner to whom he was betrothed by his late grandfather in an old agreement with the girl's grandfather. Shin marries the headstrong yet lovable Chae-kyeong after Hyo-rin's rejection. Despite initially feeling nothing for Chae-kyeong, love eventually blossoms between the couple as time passes.
In the meantime, however, matters are further complicated with the return of Lee Yul and his mother Lady Hwa-Young, who was once the Crown Princess before the death of her husband, the late Crown Prince, older brother of the current King. Yul and his mother were chased out of the palace some time after the death of his father, and it is later revealed that this was due to the King's discovery of an affair between Yul's mother and the current King who was his father's younger brother. Yul's mother had returned with a sinister motive in mind; to restore her son back to the throne, which would have been his eventually, if his father had not died. A series of events befall the palace with the schemes Yul's mother carries out, and is further intensified by the various scandals involving the royal family, which are inclusive of the Shin's continuing relationship with his old flame Hyo-rin, and the budding love Yul develops for Chae-kyeong, his cousin's new-found bride. Things get out of hand and many incidents happen.

Shin visits Thailand. Hyo-rin meets him there and asks him to take her to the airport, setting him up for a date.
Shin Chae-kyeong is a very creative and outgoing, normal high school girl. She attends the same school as Lee Shin, the Crown Prince of Korea. Her grandfather was best friends with the previous king. To honor his friend, the previous king dictated that Chae-kyeong is to become the Crown Princess, which means that she is to marry whoever is the Crown Prince at the time of the marriage (Lee Shin). Although she often seems immature and irritating, she is a kindhearted, innocent, honest person. Often called "Pig" by her younger brother, Chae-kyeong marries the prince because of the promise made between her grandfather and Shin's. Her initial reaction to Lee Shin is one of irritation but she falls in love with him in the earlier part of the series, not knowing that he, in return, feels the same way, until the last few episodes. Although she regards Lee Yul only as a friend and cousin-in-law, he falls in love with her.
Joo Ji Hoon as Lee Shin (Template:Lng)

The crown prince of Korea, Lee Shin, is seen as a smug, indifferent, insensitive young man. After getting rejected by his girlfriend when he proposes to her, he decides to go along with his elders' arranged marriage with Shin Chae-kyeong. At first, he was irritated by her naivete and enthusiasm, but as he recognizes how genuinely sweet she is, he begins to open his heart to her, and falls in love. Throughout the series, it becomes obvious that inside, he is just a lonely, sensitive, warm and kind young man. He also owns a teddy bear, Alfred, the only thing that he can let his guard down for, which is used as a focal point throughout the series. As his cousin re-enters the picture after being forced out of the country many years earlier, the prince quickly butts head with him, as Lee Yul is a contender not only for the throne, but for the crown princess Chae-kyeong's love. Chae-kyeong does not realize this until later on in the story.
Kim Jeong Hoon (김정훈), as Eui-Sung Yul

Yul left Korea at the age of 5. He "was supposed to be the crown prince", but his father passed away in a car accident and he and his mom were kicked out of the palace. He was the one who was supposed to marry Chae-Kyeong, but because of this accident he couldn't. He has a crush on Chae-Kyeong and he tried to tell her that he is her fiancé, but she couldn't understand. His mom is getting revenge for him. He is also best friends with Prince Willam; that made them call each other "bros"
Shim Hye-jin (심혜진), as Lady Hwa-Yong (Yul's mother)

After being kicked out of the palace. she and her son Yul go to England. Years later she returns with a sinister plan to get back the throne. She uses Hyo-Rin to cause prince Shin and Chae-Kyeoung to divorce. She causes chaos by releasing photos to the press of Hyo-rin and Shin in Thailand on a date. She also tells the press that Shin punched Yul. So people will start to doubt him of being capable of running the kingdom.

Camilla Belle new

Camilla Belle (born October 2, 1986) is an American actress. Her works include The Lost World: Jurassic Park, When a Stranger Calls, 10,000 BC, The Quiet, and Push.
Belle was born as Camilla Belle Routh in Los Angeles. Her mother, Cristina, is a Brazilian-born fashion designer, and her father, Jack Wesley Routh, owns a construction company and was a composer of country music. Belle was raised in a strict Catholic household. She attended St. Paul's Catholic Elementary School and then the Marlborough School, an all-girl high school in Los Angeles. She is a fluent speaker of Spanish and Portuguese.
She made her professonal debut in a print ad at nine months. At age five she was cast as a lead in her first film, NBC's thriller, Trapped Beneath the Earth.Belle began her career with a small role in the film production of the novel A Little Princess starring Liesel Matthews.
When A Stranger Calls. Her next role was in the feature film 10,000 BC, directed by Roland Emmerich, a film about prehistoric humans. Belle's next big release was playing the role of Kira Hollis in Push, a sci-fi thriller involving a group of super-powered youths, hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency.
Following a turn as Steven Seagal's daughter in The Patriot (1998), she earned a 1999 Youth in Film Young Artist Award nomination for her portrayal of Sandra Bullock's character as a girl in Practical Magic
as well as another nomination the same year for her guest appearance on the TV series Walker: Texas Ranger. She received her third and fourth Young Artist Award nominations respectively for the telefilm Replacing Dad (1999) and for her role in the Disney Channel TV Movie Rip Girls (2000).
She was ranked #3 on the list of "Most Beautiful Faces 2009" and #1 on "Most Beautiful Faces 2010". In 2011, she was ranked #5 on People's "25 Beauties (and Hotties) at 25" list.
In October 2008, Belle began a relationship with Joe Jonas after starring in the band's music video for the song "Lovebug".n late July 2009, Belle and Jonas ended their relationship.

Super Junior

Super Junior(슈퍼주니어) _ BONAMANA(미인아) _ MusicVideo

Super Junior (Korean: 슈퍼주니어 Japanese: スーパージュニア), often referred to as SJ or SuJu (슈주), is a popular boy band from South Korea formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2005. The group debuted with 12 members: Leeteuk (Leader), Heechul, Han Geng, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook, Kibum and later added a 13th member named Kyuhyun; they are one of the largest boy bands in the world. As of 2010, 10 members are active, due to Han Geng's lawsuit with SM Entertainment which led to him leaving the group (now pursuing his own singing career in the Mandarin-Pop entertainment industry), Kangin's temporary leave of absence for mandatory military service and Kibum's pursuit of an acting career. However, the other members have insisted that the three (Kangin, Kibum and Han Geng) are still part of the group, the group also mentioned that they are saddened by Han Geng's departure from the group.

Super Junior has released and contributed in 20 different kinds of records with varying degrees of success.Over the years, they have been divided into smaller sub groups, simultaneously targeting different music industries and audiences. Largely due to Super Junior's success as entertainers, other Korean entertainment managements began to train their music groups in other areas of entertainment, such as acting and hosting. In addition to their commercial success, Super Junior has earned seven music awards from the Asian Music Awards, eleven from the Golden Disk Awards, and is the second singing group to win Favorite Artist Korea at the 2008 MTV Asia Awards after JTL in 2003.
In 2001, the company held their first overseas casting auditions and discovered Han Geng in Beijing, China, who was chosen from among three thousand applicants.That same year, Yesung was discovered under Seoul's casting system. Sungmin and Donghae became trainees after jointly winning the first place in Best Outward Appearance in an SM-sponsored contest. In 2002, Heechul and Kangin were recruited along with Kibum, who was discovered in Los Angeles. Siwon was recruited in 2003 after being scouted at 16 in front of his high school, and Ryeowook in 2004, in which the latter was discovered through the Chin Chin Youth Festival singing competition.In 2005, Shindong was selected. The last member, Cho Kyuhyun, was then discovered after winning third place at the Chin Chin Singing Competition in 2005.
Not long after boy band TVXQ's debut in 2003, news about Lee's unprecedented plans of forming another boy band quickly spread on the Internet. In early 2005, Lee confirmed the news and announced that an all-boy project group of twelve members would debut near the end of the year, promoting this singing group to be "The Gateway to Stardom of Asia."Lee announced that that most members in this group were chosen because of their performing experiences as actors, MCs, models, and radio hosts prior debut. Heechul and Kibum were already established entertainers, and most of the other members had already made various kinds of appearances on television and media.Highly inspired by the rotational concept of Japan's girl group Morning Musume, this group would also experience line-up changes, with new members replacing some selected members every year to keep the group constantly young and all-rounded. This concept was then newly introduced to the K-pop market.
For a while the group was rumored to be called O.V.E.R, the acronym for "Obey the Voice for Each Rhythm." However, before the group settled with their current name, SM simply referred to them as Junior, a representation of the members' young ages when they first became SM trainees. After the members' showcased their different talents to the company at a picnic, the company finalized their concept name to Super Junior. The group thereafter became officially Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior.Leeteuk said on Star Golden Bell "at first Super Junior name was SM Junior, but after Lee Soo Man see our performance and he say we have super talent and quickly change our name to Super Junior"
Super Junior 05 made their pre-debut on the Korean channel Mnet on September 11, 2005. At the showcase, they performed various styles of hip hop dancing. The group danced to B2K's "Take It To The Floor." Han Geng, Eunhyuk, and Donghae also performed a separate dance away from the group, dancing to Usher's "Caught Up." However, the performance did not air on television until May 16, 2006 as a segment in the Super Junior Show, the group's first television documentary.
Super Junior 05 debuted on SBS's music program Popular Song on November 6, 2005, performing their first single, "TWINS (Knock Out)." A digital single with "TWINS (Knock Out)", "You are the one", and three additional tracks were released online on November 8. A physical CD single was scheduled to be released the following week but a more complete album, SuperJunior05 (TWINS), was released on December 6, 2005 instead. Their debut album sold 28,536 copies in the first month of release and debuted at #3 in the monthly chart of December 2005.In that same month, they released "Show Me Your Love," a collaboration single with TVXQ. "Show Me Your Love" became the best-selling record of December 2005, selling 49,945 copies that month.
In February 2006, Super Junior 05 began performances for "Miracle", the second promotional single from their debut album. "Miracle" was the group's first single to peak #1 in online music charts of South Korea as well as the music charts of Thailand, drawing interest from international markets.As promotions for "Miracle" came to an end, SM Entertainment began selecting new members for Super Junior's second line-up project, Super Junior 06. The company even prepared a list of chosen members that were to graduate from the group. However, no members were taken out and a thirteenth member was added instead in May 2006. The line-up project has been abandoned since then, and the group became known as just Super Junior, without the suffix "05"


Tarkan - Dudu

Tarkan Tevetoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [taɾˈkan teveˈtoːɫu]; born October 17, 1972), simply known as Tarkan, is a World Music award winning Turkish pop singer. He was born in Alzey, West Germany, and raised in Turkey. Tarkan has been known for the use of sexual and romantic themes in his work and has been nicknamed the "Prince of Pop" by the media.has released several platinum-selling albums during his career, with an estimated 29 million albums and singles sold. He also produces music through his company HITT Music, which he established in February 1997. One of a few European singers that has managed to span chart success over three continents without singing in English, the artist is also noted for his live stage performances. Tarkan's effect on Turkey has been compared by The Washington Post as analogous to Elvis in America circa 1957 and Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegün described him as one of the best live performers he had ever seen. He has also been listed by Rhapsody as a key artist in the history of European pop music, with his signature song "Şımarık" as a keystone track that moved the genre forward.
Tarkan was born in Alzey, West Germany, to Ali and Neşe Tevetçioğlu, and was named after a popular 1960s Turkish comic book character. The name is said to originate from an ancient Turkic king or title, meaning bold and strong (cf. Tarkhan). In 2009 it was discovered that Tarkan was in fact his middle name and his first name was Hüsamettin, which means "sword of faith".

His parents were part of the generation of Turkish immigrants that came to West Germany during that country's economic boom. His father's family has a decorated military past as war heroes that fought in the Ottoman armies in the Russo-Turkish Wars, while his mother's family comes from a long line of talented Turkmen folk singers. Tarkan chose to cover a song in 2003 by Turkish minstrel Aşık Veysel Şatıroğlu as a nod to his roots. In the early stages of his career he was seen sporting a necklace with the crescent and star, the symbol of the Turkish flag, making it a fashion accessory amongst the Turkish youth - as the entertainer Madonna had done globally with the crucifix.
Tarkan has three older half-siblings named Adnan, Gülay and Nuray from his mother's first marriage, and a brother, Hakan, and younger sister, Handan from her marriage to his father. Although Tarkan was raised in Alzey until the age of 13, his father Ali suddenly decided to move the family back to Turkey in 1986. His father died of a heart attack in 1995 at the age of 49, and was buried in his home village of Rüzgarlı Köy, in the Turkish district of Ikizdere in the Rize Province situated in the Turkish Black Sea region. His mother later married an architect, Seyhun Kahraman. Tarkan keeps close ties with his family in Turkey and Germany. He still understands the German language though speaks little, since he has been living in the USA and Turkey for 20 years.
Tarkan has charted both in Europe and in the Americas with his definitive song "Şımarık" (Spoilt/Kiss Kiss/Chanson Du Bisou/Besos). As a result of its widespread success and immediately recognizable sound of Tarkan kissing on the track, "Şımarık" was reincarnated into English as "Kiss Kiss" by Stella Soleil and later Holly Valance (which notched her a UK number one hit), after the composer Sezen Aksu sold the music rights. It has been covered by various artists across the world in various languages. Another successful Aksu collaboration was the hit single "Şıkıdım" (Shake).His entry into the European musical consciousness started a Turkish pop boom in Germany and Turkey in the 1990s, with his European successes signalling that the musical borders between Turkey and Europe, more specifically Germany, were dissolving. Because of his success, he became the prime example of Turkish pop obtaining an audience outside Turkey.Over the years his works have maintained their popularity, with Tarkan's 2007 studio album Metamorfoz selling over a quarter of a million copies in the first two weeks of its release on December 25, 2007.
When the Tevetoğlu family relocated to Turkey, Tarkan began to study music in Karamürsel at high school, before being accepted at the Üsküdar Musiki Cemiyeti Academy in Istanbul.After his family moved to Istanbul in 1988, he began to prepare for University entrance exams in 1990, but had a difficult time in Istanbul with little money, and worked in low-paying jobs including a stint as a wedding singer.Music legend has it just as he was preparing to return to Germany, he met Mehmet Söğütoğlu, chairman of the record company İstanbul Plak Produced by Söğütoğlu, his debut album Yine Sensiz (Without You Again) sold 750 thousand copies after its release in December 1992 For the album he had teamed up with then little known songwriter-composer Ozan Çolakoğlu, who later co-produced his albums. Tarkan's debut provoked mingled feelings among the Turks, but it seemed that young people in Turkish cities who were satisfying their hunger with new sounds from Westerns acts such as Michael Jackson and U2 were looking for their own home grown idol. Considered rebellious for his lyrics, his dressing style and his earrings by traditionalists made him even more attractive to the young. Although his debut album was not extraordinary when compared to other pop albums of the period, what distinguished Tarkan from the earliest days of his musical career was his unique style and image.
The success of Tarkan in the early 90s was seen by some as a sign of growing admiration for Western music, and the artist's real success came two years later. Collaborating with Turkey's "little sparrow", prominent producer and songwriter Sezen Aksu,Tarkan's highly anticipated second album Aacayipsin (Oh - You're Something Else) sold more than two million copies in Turkey and 750 thousand copies in Europe. Such high European sales were a first-time feat for a Turkish performer. Aksu wrote two songs for the album, the radio friendly "Hepsi Senin Mi?", which was later relicensed as "Şıkıdım" (Shake) for the European market, and a pop-rock number "Şeytan Azapta". "Hepsi Senin Mi?" incorporated shaky Turkish rhythms and lyrics of pure slang, and in the video to the song Tarkan slanted his body to the rhythmic melody of the song while displaying a naked chest. This was considered to be bold and daring in the newly opening but still conservative Turkish music industry.Building on his taboo-breaking and rebellious image, the video to "Şeytan Azapta" incorporated scenes from the tour that followed, where dancers would strip Tarkan naked on stage. This erotic persona was enhanced by the artist posing naked and semi-naked for the most popular Turkish magazines of the period including becoming the first male to make the front cover of the domestic edition of the Cosmopolitan (Cosmo).
In 1994 he experienced a dip in the new found celebrity status the album had generated, when he made a live broadcast gaffe on private Turkish TV channel ATV's anniversary celebration during an interview. His response when asked how he was, captured live on camera, was "Çişim var, ağabey." ("I've gotta pee, man.") He was publicly criticised for the comment and only after performing traditional songs on another TV special did he endear himself again to the nation.

Tamer Hosny

Tamer Hosny - Noor 3eini (Light of my Eyes)

Tamer Hosny (Arabic: تامر حسني; born August 16, 1977) is an Egyptian singer, actor, composer , director , producer and songwriter.Tamer Hosny is known as the King of generation for 21st centry and Generation's Singer. Although Tamer Hosny had many problems due to his family and standerds, he managed to solve, and get over many of them. He has also managed to work really hard and reach his goals and aims as been a great singer, actor, composer , director , producer and songwriter. Before becoming that, Tamer dreamed and wanted to beacome a footballer and play for his country - Egypt. He has been into different acdamies and clubs and played for almost 9 years. As he moved from one football team to another, things changed and problems occurred which has made Tamer end his proffisional career, and start singing then include acting in films and movies. His first soap episodes was in 2011 during the month of Ramdan, and it was called "Adam". During all the past years untill this moment, he mentioned that behind his success and hard work, he had many help and encourgment from many of his friends, fans although mostly his mum. As she believed since he was a little kid that he was and still is very talented. She always told him too never give up and keep trying and stood beside him through his whole journy.
Tamer's dad left him, his mum and brother at a young age, and he spent time trying to find his dad. ALthough, he has discovered that he left the country. He sacrificed alot in life just to help his family and try to live. And as I believe he has done a great job and proved his strength, respect and beliefs in equality, what he thinks is right and believed that Allah (God) was always with him. He acceptes and respects the difference in people and their caltures, religion, and race. Beacuse at the end of the day we are all humans and all one. He shows this from his music and the lyrics he writes, his personality and actions also everyone aproves of this beacuse its a fact that can't be denied. Some of his songs are not only spoken in arabic, their spoken in french but mostly english, as he has a message to pass on the world and wish many people to listen and understand his point. The difference in the language helps to reach the people and as its a world known plus spoken language makes it easier.
Tamer is been very successful in life and hopes to achieve more in the future too. He has relased some albums with many songs, and has been involved and taken parts in different movies which he also was the main/ one of the main characters. That isin't all, Tamer done many concerts in different countries and different continents e.g. Africa, Asia and Europe. Tamer has won many different awards for the best singer of the year, actor, and for getting the most hits during the year and relasing many new exciting pieces of his work. Some famouse and great singers from this generation and the generation before are compiting against Tamer and his work, or finding Tamer Hosny as a compition in the world of music. This is typical for any singers around the world, and wishing all of them the best - but this shows that Tamer is progressing and many singers are looking up to him and finding him good to compete with. This does not mean that Tamer Hosny is not looking up to any singers, infact before joining the career of music and singing there where many singers he adored and learnt from such as "Abd al Halim Hafiz" and he has bought that up through his journy.

His mother brought him up alongside his older brother Hossam in the absence of their father, Hosny Sherif Abbas. Tamer Hosny grew up with an interest with soccer and played for 9 years. He graduated from October 6 University,with a Bachelor's degree in Media Studies.

He was introduced by Salma El Shamaa to the Opera. Afterwords, he was recognized by Nasr Mahrous, the manager and owner of Free Music production company. Later on he signed a contract with Free Music in 2002. Tamer didn't debut with Sherine's first mix tape. Instead, he was featured in previous mix tapes, and one of them featured other artists like Khaled Agag and Mohamed Mounir. He released 5 Successful albums with Free Music .

Then In 2009, He signed with Mazzika group Alam El PhanTill Now.

He is an endorser of Pepsi, a well-known soft drink around the world.

He was the "first Arab celebrity" to advertise the Police brand of sunglasses

In 2004, he released his first studio album as a solo artist. Titled Hob, the album featured the single "Arrab Habibi". The album was quite a success with his hit, "Arrab Habibi", was subject to heavily rotation on satellite music channels.

'Anaya Bathibak

'Anaya Bathibak (My Eyes Love You) is his second full-length studio album , released at the end of 2005.Produced by Free Music. The album's main hits were "Anaya Bathibak" and "Ba'ish". The album was a great success in Egypt and the Middle East.

Ya Bent El-Eih

Ya Bent El-Eih is his Third full length studio album, released in March 2007. Produced by Free Music. The album featured thirteen songs, nine of them were stolen and leaked on the internet before it was released to the market almost a week before. The Egyptian media says about this album: "It's a nice album that considered being his first real step in his musical life". In this album 7 great hits composed and written by him, who is also known as one of the most romantic lyricists. • "A'reft Elly Feha" • "Allah Yebarekli Feek" • "Ana Walla A'aref" • " Sotek" These four songs were filmed in his film "Omar & Salma" 1st part.
Tamer Hosny Best Pose
Ikhtart Sah

Ikhtart Sah is His seventh studio album released in 2010. This is the second studio album recorded under Mohsen Gaber's Alam El Phan. It was commercially successful. Including one English song named "Sweet Melody", it was his second English song. From This album Tamer Hosny filmed 3 music videos " saheet ala sotha" it was 1st experience for Tamer Hosny in directing, "Taarafy" and "law hakoun gher leek" Both were directed by Mohamed Sami .

Elly Gai Ahla

Elly Gai Ahla is the 8th studio album by Tamer Hosny released in 2011. This is the Third studio album recorded under Mohsen Gaber's Alam El Phan. It has achieved a very big commercially successful. From This album Tamer Hosny hits four music videos 1- Elly Gai Ahla Directed By :Yasser Sami. 2- Dayman Ma'ak Directed by : Yasser Sami. 3 - Matsaa'lnesh Tamer Hosny FT the new singer Bassma Directed by : Hossam L Hosseiny. 4- Aklemha Directed by : Hossam L Hosseiny. This album reached to number 1 on the charts on its first week out.
[edit] Directing career

Tamer Hosny has started his first directorial experience in 2010. By directing his music video "saheet ala sotha" the music video achieved a very big success. Tamer Hosny was tended to direction field as he always dreams to make his music video by his own vision.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with transforming the medium into an art form and a promotional tool, and the popularity of these videos helped to bring the relatively new television channel MTV to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made him a staple on MTV in the 1990s. Through stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style have influenced numerous hip hop, pop, contemporary R&B, and rock artists.Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time. His other records, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling. Jackson is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He was also inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame as the first (and currently only) dancer from the world of pop and rock 'n' roll. Some of his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records; 13 Grammy Awards (as well as the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award); 26 American Music Awards (more than any other artist, including the "Artist of the Century"); 13 number-one singles in the United States in his solo career (more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era); and the estimated sale of over 750 million records worldwide. Jackson won hundreds of awards, which have made him the most-awarded recording artist in the history of popular music.
Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, the eighth of ten children in an African American working-class family who lived in a small 3-room house in Gary, Indiana, an industrial city near Chicago. His mother, Katherine Esther Scruse, was a devout Jehovah's Witness, and his father, Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson, was a steel mill worker who performed with an R&B band called The Falcons. Jackson had three sisters: Rebbie, La Toya, and Janet, and five brothers: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Randy. A sixth brother, Brandon, died shortly after birth.Jackson had a troubled relationship with his father, Joe. Joseph acknowledged in 2003 that he regularly whipped Jackson as a boy. Jackson stated that he was physically and emotionally abused during incessant rehearsals, though he also credited his father's strict discipline with playing a large role in his success. Jackson first spoke openly about his childhood abuse in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, broadcast in February 1993. He admitted that he had often cried from loneliness and he would vomit on the sight of his father. Jackson's father was also said to have verbally abused Jackson, saying that he had a fat nose on numerous occasions. In fact, Michael Jackson's deep dissatisfaction with his appearance, his nightmares and chronic sleep problems, his tendency to remain hyper-compliant especially with his father, and to remain child-like throughout his adult life are in many ways consistent with the effects of this chronic maltreatment he endured as a young child.
In an interview with Martin Bashir, later included in the 2003 broadcast of Living with Michael Jackson, Jackson acknowledged that his father hurt him when he was a child, but was nonetheless a "genius", as he admitted his father's strict discipline played a huge role in his success. When Bashir dismissed the positive remark and continued asking about beatings, Jackson put his hand over his face and objected to the questions. He recalled that Joseph sat in a chair with a belt in his hand as he and his siblings rehearsed, and that "if you didn't do it the right way, he would tear you up, really get you".
In 1964, Michael and Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers—a band formed by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine—as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine. Jackson later began performing backup vocals and dancing. When he was eight, Jackson began sharing the lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine, and the group's name was changed to The Jackson 5. The band toured the Midwest extensively from 1966 to 1968, frequently performing at a string of black clubs known as the "chitlin' circuit", where they often opened stripteases and other adult acts. In 1966, they won a major local talent show with renditions of Motown hits and James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)", led by Michael.
The Jackson 5 recorded several songs, including "Big Boy", for the local record label Steeltown in 1967, before signing with Motown Records in 1968. Rolling Stone magazine later described the young Michael as "a prodigy" with "overwhelming musical gifts," writing that he "quickly emerged as the main draw and lead singer."The group set a chart record when its first four singles ("I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There") peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Between 1972 and 1975, Michael released four solo studio albums with Motown, among them Got to Be There and Ben, released as part of the Jackson 5 franchise, and producing successful singles such as "Got to Be There", "Ben", and a remake of Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin". The group's sales began declining in 1973, and the band members chafed under Motown's strict refusal to allow them creative control or input. Although they scored several top 40 hits, including the top 5 disco single "Dancing Machine" and the top 20 hit "I Am Love", the Jackson 5 left Motown in 1975.
In June 1975, the Jackson 5 signed with Epic Records, a subsidiary of CBS Records and renamed themselves the Jacksons. Younger brother Randy formally joined the band around this time, while Jermaine left to pursue a solo career. They continued to tour internationally, releasing six more albums between 1976 and 1984, during which Michael was the lead songwriter, writing hits such as "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", "This Place Hotel," and "Can You Feel It". In 1978, he starred as the scarecrow in the musical, The Wiz, a box-office disaster. It was here that he teamed up with Quincy Jones, who was arranging the film's musical score. Jones agreed to produce Jackson's next solo album, Off the Wall. In 1979, Jackson broke his nose during a complex dance routine. His subsequent rhinoplasty was not a complete success; he complained of breathing difficulties that would affect his career. He was referred to Dr. Steven Hoefflin, who performed Jackson's second rhinoplasty and subsequent operations.
Jones and Jackson produced the Off the Wall album together. Songwriters for the album included Jackson, Rod Temperton, Stevie Wonder, and Paul McCartney. Released in 1979, it was the first solo album to generate four U.S. top 10 hits, including the chart-topping singles "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" and "Rock with You" It reached number three on the Billboard 200 and eventually sold over 20 million copies worldwide. In 1980, Jackson won three awards at the American Music Awards for his solo efforts: Favorite Soul/R&B Album, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, and Favorite Soul/R&B Single for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough". That year, he also won Billboard Year-End for Top Black Artist and Top Black Album and a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, also for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough". Jackson again won at the American Music Awards in 1981 for Favorite Soul/R&B Album and Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist. Despite its commercial success, Jackson felt Off the Wall should have made a much bigger impact, and was determined to exceed expectations with his next release. In 1980, he secured the highest royalty rate in the music industry: 37 percent of wholesale album profit.


Anjaana Anjaani [Theatrical Trailer]

Anjaana Anjaani is an upcoming Hindi film produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. The starcast of the film includes Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Zayed Khan. The promos the film look very promising and I am really looking forward to this upcoming movie. It is also to be seen how Ranbir and Priyanka's chemistry works out on the big screen. The film would be releasing on 24 September, 2010.
Anjaana Anjaani is an upcoming Hindi film directed by Siddharth Anand, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Zayed Khan. The film is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt. Ltd banner and Sharan Kapoor under his IBC Motion Pictures banner. The film’s music has been composed by Vishal-Shekhar, who have composed the music for all of Siddharth’s three films in the past. The cinematography is handled By Ravi K. Chandran. Anjaana Anjaani is set to release on 1 October 2010.
Anjaana Anjaani Cast and Crew :
Actors :
Ranbir Kapoor
Priyanka Chopra
Zayed Khan
Directed by :Siddharth Anand
Produced by :Sajid Nadiadwala,Sharan Kapoor
Music By : Vishal-Shekhar
Anjaana Anjaani Release Date:
Anjaana Anjaani is set to release on 1 October 2010.
Filming began on 12 December 2009 and was completed early July 2010. The film was earlier slated for release on September 24, 2010, but the release date was postponed due to its clash with Babri Masjid verdict. The film will now be released on 1 October 2010

Preview of Anjaana Anjaani Ranbir plays Akash and Priyanka essays Kiara and they are the perfect strangers often bumping into each other at various places, be it on ATM machine queue, on flight, in a cab, under the sea (scuba diving) and even on the bench outside the romantic gateway of Taj Mahal.
But the weirdness is that they wish to remain strangers and remain so without even realizing that they have fallen head over heels for each other. They experience the jubilance of love and the anguish of separation. As destiny rolls its fate, a bi-coastal journey brings them together as they journey together f.
or their respective purposes.
Ranbir does not have a particular favorite show but he likes to watch Travel and Living in his spare time. His other pastimes include spending time with his family, friends and dogs, watching movies, playing on his Xbox and Playstation, playing football and randomly staring at the ceiling. Before joining the film industry in an actor’s capacity, Ranbir increased his film knowledge by watching movies of stalwarts such as Guru Dutt and Mehboob Khan. Ranbir’s favorite Bollywood actors Rishi Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna and Kajol. His fav Hollywood actors are Dustin Hoffman and Jennifer Connelly. His fav movies are Shree 420 and Life is Beautiful. His fav scene from Saawariya is the scene where Raj confesses his love to Lillypop while his fav song is Pari. The success of APKGK and the failure of Rocket Singh really surprised him.
Ranbir did his schooling at Bombay Scottish. He attended HR College before setting off to New York to pursue a course in acting and direction at Lee Strasberg Institute and School of Visual Arts where he made about 300 short films. He chose the school because of its “colorful website.” In school, Ranbir barely managed to scrape through his classes, though he was the first male from the Kapoor family to graduate tenth grade. He was very good at football and even played a the district level.
Ranbir loves to play football, cricket and chess. His favorite football team is Barcelona and his favorite player is Lionel Messi. After retiring, Ranbir wants to become a football coach but that’s after some 40 odd years.

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