In October we celebrates the Italian American heritage by recognizing the contributions and achievements of Italian Americans. More than 26 million Americans of Italian descent currently reside in the United States, making them the seventh largest ethnic group in the United States.
Italian American Heritage Month celebrates the distinguished cultural contributions of Americans of Italian heritage.
In this issue of KB Magazine, we celebrate Italian American culture with amazing women who have made great contributions to the entertainment industry.
Alicia Keys is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She began writing songs at age 12 and was signed to Columbia Records at age 15. She was the first woman to host the Grammys since 2005.
Ariana's music career began in 2011 with the soundtrack album "Music from Victorious". In 2013, she released her first studio album Yours Truly, which entered atop the US Billboard 200. The album's lead single, The Way, opened in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with critics comparing her wide vocal range to that of Mariah Carey.
Ariana's second studio album, My Everything (2014), entered at number one in the US and charted in the top 10 in 24 other countries. With the lead single, Problem, and several other singles, she was continuously in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 for 34 weeks and had the most top 10 singles of any artist in 2014.
Ariana's music videos had been viewed a total of more than nine billion times online. Her accolades include three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, and four Grammy Award nominations. All three of her albums have been certified platinum by the RIAA. She has supported a range of charities and has a large following on social media. In 2016, Time named Ariana one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list. Ariana is Spotify's most streamed artist worldwide.
The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide.She recently became the first female artist to earn Billboard 200 top 10 albums in each decade since the 1980s.
Lady Gaga has gained numerous awards and nominations for a string of hits; her first album spawned several more smash hits 'Paparazzi', 'Loveame' and 'Poker Face'); while touring the album Gaga wrote 'The Fame Monster, an EP examining the darker side to her new-found fame. The Fame Monster was released in 2009 and won multiple awards, spawning her most iconic single 'Bad Romance' as well as 'Telephone' and 'Alejandro'. During this time Gaga came under increased public and critical scrutiny for her eccentric and often bizarre style choices. Gaga embarked on her second tour, The Monster Ball; upon finishing in May 2011, the critically acclaimed and commercially accomplished tour ran for over one and a half years and grossed $227.4 million, making it one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time and the highest-grossing for a debut headlining artist.
Gaga made her acting debut in Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills (2013), the sequel to his 2010 film Machete, and also appeared in Rodriguez's sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014). In 2018, she starred with Bradley Cooper, who also directed, in A Star Is Born (2018) and House of Gucci (2021). Gaga received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the role in A Star is Born.
Did you know that she is the first woman In history To win 4 major Awards In the same year on 2019?
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