Oasis, formerly known in a previous incarnation as Rain, was formed in Manchester, UK in 1991. It’s comprised of Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock. The band initially gained prominence performing on the Manchester club circuit. They were signed to independent record label Creation Records in 1993. Their debut album, Definitely Maybe was released in 1994. It was an immediate commercial success in the UK. It was the fastest selling debut album of all time in the UK when released, and has been certified seven times Platinum. Their first single, “Supersonic”, was released in April 1994, reaching number 31 in the charts. The release was followed by the single “Shakermaker”. Oasis released their third album, Be Here Now in 1997, which is the fastest-selling album in UK chart history. Since their debut, Oasis has released six records total. Oasis have sold over fifty million records worldwide, have had eight UK number-one singles and have collected fifteen New Musical Express Awards, five BRIT Awards, nine Q Awards and four MTV Europe Music Awards. Oasis has also won a Vodafone Live Music Award in 2007 for the album, Morning Glory.
David Cook was born in Houston, Texas on December 20, 1982. Though he was born in Texas he was raised in Blue Springs, Missouri, which is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri. His parents are Beth Frye and Stanley Cook and he is the youngest of three children. David Cook began singing in second grade, when his elementary school music teacher gave him a part in a school Christmas performance. He proceeded to perform in virtually every Christmas and PTA program. He received his first guitar at the age of 12. It was a Fender Stratocaster. He released his debut album, Analog Heart in May 2006. David Cook auditioned for the seventh season of American Idol in Nebraska. He won the seventh season of American Idol on May 21, 2008, receiving 56 percent of the votes, with 12 million votes over David Archuleta, the runner-up. Cook then sang “The Time of My Life”, the winning song of the 2008 American Idol Songwriter’s Competition. He released his self titled second album in November of 2008. It has since been certified platinum. David Cook’s eldest brother, Adam, battled brain cancer since 1998 and died at 11:52 P.M. on Saturday, May 2, 2009.
Christina Milian is the stage name of Christine Flores. She was born on September 26, 1981 in Jersey City, New Jersey. She was born to Don and Carmen Flores. Named Christine Flores, Milian changed her name and adopted her mother’s maiden name in the hopes of landing a wider range of acting roles. Christina Milian made her first professional musical appearance on rapper Ja Rule’s second studio album Rule 3:36 released in 2000. Her collaboration with Ja Rule led to a record deal with Def Jam; she traveled to Sweden and recorded her self-titled debut album, Christina Milian. The album was released in 2001. The album’s domestic release was delayed partly due to the September 11 attacks, which occurred just two weeks before the intended release date. Eventually the album was released in the United States in 2004. Christina Milian has since released three more albums and acted in several television shows and movies. Television shows she has been on include Sister, Sister in 1996, Smart Guy in 1997 and Movie Surfers in 1998. Christina Milian’s movie roles include Torque in 2004, Pulse in 2006 and Snowglobe in 2007. In 2008 she won the Imagen Foundation Award for Best TV Actress for Snowglobe.
Omari Ishmael Grandberry, better known by his stage name Omarion, was born on November 12, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. His parents names are Leslie Burrel and Trent Grandberry and he is the older brother of singer O’Ryan and half brother of R&B singer Marques Houston. He was the former former lead singer of B2K until it’s breakup up in 2004. In Feburary of 2005, Omarion released his debut album entitled “O”. It features the hit singles “O” which peaked at twenty-seven on the charts and “Touch” which peaked at ninety-four on the charts. It also spawned the single “I’m Tryna.” The albu has since sold 758,000 copies in the United States. In 2006, Omarion released his sophomore album 21. The album landed at number one in the Billboard 200, selling 119,000 copies in its first week. Since 21, Omarion has released Face Off in 2007 and has another album scheduled for 2009. He has also acted in several movies which include You Got Served, Fat Albert and Feel the Noise. He has also appeared in such television shows as The Bernie Mac Show and Cuts. Omarion has also been nominated for a number of awards such as the BET Favorite R&B Male Artist in 2005 and the Best Male Breakthrough Performance MTV award in 2004.