John Royce “Johnny” Mathis was musically educated from a young age, and grew up to be a multitalented musical artist. Because of his Latin heritage, his discography includes traditional Brazilian and Spanish music, but also soul, R&B, soft rock, blues, country music, and even disco. Mathis has also recorded 6 Christmas albums! This superstar has sold more than 350 million records and has been listed on 73(!) Billboard charts, making him the third best selling musician in the 20th century. His awards include the honorary Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and he’s also an been inductee of the Grammy Hall of Fame (for three different recordings), as well as the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame.
He owes his fortune to his lucrative career, reportedly selling 350 million albums worldwide of which he wrote and co wrote many of the songs featured, but he’s also made wise investment with his money over the years. He owns restaurant chains, stocks and holdings, owns a football team, and has even dabbled in the fashion business. Not to mention that Johnny Mathis is one of the few artists of his caliber that can still sell out tickets whenever he goes on your tours and appearances. Not only is Mathis a talented musician but he’s also a gourmet cook, and has published a cookbook inn the past, and a gifted athlete, especially in his younger days. It is said that he could have potentially been an Olympic athlete if he had missed the tryouts for the high jump. He remains an avid golfer to this day.
Before he became known as Stevie Wonder, he was Stevland Hardaway Judkins from Saginaw, Michigan. Despite Wonder becoming blind as an infant, his family recognized from a young age that he was musically gifted and nurtured his talent. By the age of 11 he was a skilled singer and a multi-instrumentalist, and was signed with Motown's Tamla label. Among Wonder's works are hit singles such as "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Superstition", "I Just Called to Say I Love You", and "You Are the Sunshine of My Life".
Stevie Wonder has over 30 U.S. top-ten hits, received 25 Grammy's, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists in the industry. Іn 2014, Wоndеr rесеіvеd thе Рrеѕіdеntіаl Меdаl оf Frееdоm frоm former Рrеѕіdеnt Ваrасk Оbаmа, and Both the Unіvеrѕіtу оf Аlаbаmа аnd Yаlе Unіvеrѕіtу have granted hіm wіth an honorary Doctorate оf Мuѕіс. Wonder is widely regarded as one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century. He has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame among many others.
Born and raised in Tennessee, this singer, dancer, songwriter and businessman made his television debut on the TV shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. Later, in the late 1990s, he rose to prominence as one of the lead vocalists of the boy band NSYNC, which would eventually become one of the best-selling bands of all time. Timberlake began to adopt a more mature image as an artist when he launched his solo career which would turn out to be just as successful. From 2008 through 2012, Timberlake shifted his focused to acting, landing roles in the films Friends with Benefits, The Social Network, Bad Teacher, and In Time.
Throughout his solo career, Timberlake has sold over 32 million albums and 56 million singles globally, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. He's the recipient of numerous awards, including 10 Grammys, 4 Emmy, 3 Brit Awards, and 9 Billboard Music Awards. In 2017 Billboard listed Timberlake among the best performing male soloist in the history of the Mainstream music, and later Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and once again in 2013.
Jimmy Buffett is best known for his "island escapism" lifestyle vibe in his music. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Jimmy Buffett has recorded many hit songs, including "Margaritaville" (ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of "Songs of the Century") and "Come Monday". His devoted base of fans is known as "Parrotheads".
Aside from his successful career in music, Buffett was also a best-selling writer and was involved in two restaurant chains, named after two of his best-known songs; he owned the chain of restaurants, Margaritaville Cafe, and he also co-developed the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain.
Born Laura Pergolizzi, but known more popularly as LP, this American singer and songwriter has had success both behind and on the stage. The singer may not be in the lime-light as much as the rest of the folks on the list, but LP is behind some really iconic songs. In fact, she was the one who wrote the massively popular Rihanna hit "Cheers to That". She has also written for Cher, the Backstreet Boys, Leona Lewis, Mylène Farmer, Céline Dion and Christina Aguilera.
While she's not always center stage, LP has released albums in the past, including 'Suburban Sprawl and Alcohol', 'Forever for Now', 'Lost on You', and more. In 2012, she was dubbed artist of the week in Vogue Magazine, and in 2018, her hit song "Lost on You" reached commercial success of massive proportions when it topped the charts of thirteen different countries. It was announced on Instagram in 2019 that she will be doing some vocals for a soon to be released Linkin Park Album.