Tina Turner (1939-)
Anna Mae Bullock, popularly known by her stage name ‘Tina Turner,’ is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and author. She is one of the most popular female rock artists, and is known as the ‘queen of the rock.’ Turner has received many ‘Grammy Awards’ in various categories, and has been inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ and ‘Grammy Hall of Fame.’ She has sold over 100 million copies of her albums worldwide, which is why she has been named as ‘one of the greatest singers of all time’ by ‘Rolling’ magazine. But all this success and fame did not come easy for her. She had to start from scratch as she had no formal training in singing. Above all, she faced a very difficult childhood.
DJ Khaled (1975-)
Khaled Mohamed Khaled, professionally known as DJ Khaled, is an American radio personality, YouTuber, rapper, disc jockey, record label executive, record producer, author, web celebrity, and hip hop sensation. His YouTube channel is very popular on the internet as it has managed to accumulate more than 8.6 million subscribers. Earlier, he was known by the name ‘Arab Attack,’ but after the 9/11 attacks, he changed his stage name to DJ Khaled. Khaled started his journey to stardom as a radio host and a DJ in a Florida-based radio station. He went on to join the hip hop band ‘Terror Squad’ in 1998. He worked as a radio host for the urban radio station ‘WEDR,’ located in Miami.
Emma Portner (1994-)
Emma Portner is a Canadian dancer and choreographer who became famous when her short dance film ‘Dancing in the Dark’ went viral. She was associated with Leeming DanceWorks and the National Ballet of Canada in her early years. However, she decided to break away from ballet and train in contemporary dance at Canterbury High School in Canada and later at The Ailey School in New York City. Her exposure to the industry grew rapidly in New York, and she started collaborating with many other dance groups. Her breakthrough arrived when her collaborative dance video with Matt Luck ‘Dancing in the Dark’ went viral.
Rita Ora (1990-)
Rita Ora is a British singer and actress who gained recognition after featuring as the main vocalist of DJ Fresh’s single ‘Hot Right Now.’ She caught the attention of Jay-Z, whose record label released her debut album ‘Ora.’ She took the music industry by storm after her singles topped the charts in the UK. Since then, she has appeared as a judge in a number of talent shows in the UK and the US, such as ‘The X Factor’ and ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ She is also an actor who is part of the ‘Fifty Shades’ movie franchise. After entering the UK as a refugee, she rose to prominence with hard work and perseverance. Ora, whose family faced oppression when she was young, is a philanthropist and advocate of women’s rights.
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (1988-)
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is an Icelandic strongman, actor, and former basketball player. He is the current holder of the title ‘World’s Strongest Man.’ Björnsson was the first person to win the three prestigious titles ‘Arnold Strongman Classic,’ ‘Europe’s Strongest Man,’ and ‘World’s Strongest Man’ in the same calendar year. Born into a family of well-built and athletic men, Björnsson is naturally blessed with a good physique. He started his career as a basketball player. He played with the ‘Division I’ team ‘Breioablik.’ He later moved to the ‘FSu Selfoss.’ However, he was constantly troubled by ankle injuries and had to undergo a surgery. After a 4-year-long career, he bid goodbye to the game.
Tamsin Egerton (1988-)
Tamsin Olivia Egerton is a model and actress from England who has garnered fame for portraying Holly Goodfellow in the film ‘Keeping Mum’, Chelsea Parker in the film ‘St Trinian’s’, and Guinevere in the TV series ‘Camelot’. As a model, she has been featured in ‘Vogue,’ ‘GQ,’ ‘InStyle Magazine,’ and ‘YOU,’ and appeared in the commercial campaigns for brands like Accessorize, Boden, and Lee Jeans. A Hampshire native, Egerton initially became interested in acting because her older sister was performing with a local youth theatre. She played Mary in Royal Shakespeare Company’s musical production of ‘The Secret Garden’ when she was seven years old.