Musicians have been part of our culture for thousands of years. A musician writes music or plays instruments, or sings and dances. Each culture has its own particular type of music, written and performed by musicians. Nowadays, musicians are often referred to as part of pop culture. Genres of music including rock, pop, classical, punk, electronic, world, jazz, reggae and hip hop. People can like all sorts of music, but often only listen to one or two genres. Aretha Franklin was an excellent musician, one of the best ever.

How do you become a musician?

Become a musician by practicing as much as you can either by playing an instrument or singing. Take lessons with a professional instructor if you can and join a band or orchestra. Also, study music theory, music education, musical history or music performance as it’ll expand your knowledge. A strong work ethic and skills will help you achieve your dreams of becoming a musician. Try to gain exposure through auditions, recitals or through your school.

How do musicians make money?

Musicians make money from music through various sources. They traditionally make money by recording and writing music, and earn royalties by their music being played by different venues. They also make money by performing that music live and advertising it. Musicians can further make money by producing other artists music. Today musicians can expand their money revenues through merchandise, movies and TV licensing, and fashion and perfume lines.

What are common qualities in a successful musician?

Common qualities of successful musicians include being confident, strong work ethic, and making enough time to practice. Other common qualities include being modest as being a musician does not guarantee becoming rich, patience, creativity, and educating themselves on the current trends and business. Musicians are also persistent, adventurous, are good with budgets, and are friendly with their audiences and fans.

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Drake
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Drake was born in Ontario, in 1986. He self released three mixtapes, before being signed by Young Money entertainment, in 2009. His first studio album, Thank Me Later, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. His next album earned him his first Grammy award in 2011. His music is often described as a mix of R&B, Hip hop, and rap. He is known for his lyrics about his personal life and relationships with women. His fourth album, Views, is Drake's best- selling album to date. He holds the record for the most successful digital singles artist.

Drake is 6 foot (1.83 m) tall.

Drake was born in Ontario, in 1986. He self released three mixtapes, before being signed by Young Money entertainment, in 2009. His first studio album, Thank Me Later, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. His music is often described as a mix of R&B, Hip hop, and rap.

Drake is 6 foot (1.83 m) tall.

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Aubrey Drake Graham
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Katy Perry
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Katy Perry is a famous pop star. Born Katheryn Hudson, she began her musical career as a teenager. After signing with Capitol Records in 2004, she rose to fame on the release of her second album entitled One Of The Boys. Her well known songs include I Kissed A Girl, Hot n Cold, and California Gurls. She is known for her catchy lyrics and uplifting pop sound. She is one of the most successful female musical artists of all time.

Katy Perry has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

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Katy Perry is a famous pop star. Born Katheryn Hudson, she began her musical career as a teenager. Her well known songs include I Kissed A Girl, Hot n Cold, and California Gurls. She is known for her catchy lyrics and uplifting pop sound which have made her one of the most successful female artists.

Katy Perry has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

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Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
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2001–present

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Bruno Mars
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Bruno Mars is an American singer-songwriter. He was born in 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii and later moved to Los Angeles to launch his music career. In 2010, Bruno Mars released the song ‘Just the way you are’ which reached number one in the US, UK, Canada, and several other countries. He is now one of the best selling musicians of all time, having sold over 26 million albums worldwide. He has won a total of eleven Grammy awards. He is a big fan of Elvis Presley, and says that the singer had a huge influence on his music.

Bruno Mars has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of Bruno Mars in a variety of poses
Bruno Mars is an American singer-songwriter. He was born in 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii and later moved to Los Angeles to launch his music career. He has won a total of eleven Grammy awards. He is a big fan of Elvis Presley, and says that the singer had a huge influence on his music.

Bruno Mars has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

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October 8, 1985
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Peter Gene Hernandez
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2004–present

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Cher
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Cher is an American singer. She was born in California, in 1946. She dropped out of school age 16 and began working as a backup singer. She met Sonny Bono during this time, and they launched their music career as a duo, rocketing to fame upon the release of ‘I Got You Babe’. She is known for her successful solo career, and hits ‘Believe’, and ‘Turn Back Time’. She is one of the best-selling artists in music history, and is considered a cult icon, known for her iconic style. She is a huge supporter of LGBTQ rights and is an icon within the gay community.

Cher has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Cher in assorted poses
Cher is an American singer. She was born in California, in 1946. She met Sonny Bono at an early age and they launched their music career as a duo, rocketing to fame upon the release of ‘I Got You Babe’. She is known for her successful solo career, and hits ‘Believe’, and ‘Turn Back Time’.

Cher has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

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Cherilyn Sarkisian
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1963–present

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Eminem
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Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, in Missouri, in 1972. He began rapping as a teenager, but gained recognition when he performed and recorded as Slim Shady, his more violent alter ego. In 2000, Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP to critical acclaim, selling 1.76 million copies in the first week. In 2002, he starred as a fictionalised version of himself in the film, 8 Mile, later winning an Academy Award for the song from the soundtrack, Just Lose It. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, and has won fifteen Grammy awards. He is a controversial figure, and has been investigated for a number of crimes.

Eminem is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, in Missouri, in 1972. He began rapping as a teenager, but gained recognition when he performed as Slim Shady, his more violent alter ego. In 2000, Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP to critical acclaim, selling 1.76 million copies in the first week.

Eminem is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

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