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It seems that the year 2020 is a decisive one for many of us. The year 2020 came with a lot of changes, better and worse news, and taking into account everything, the pandemic and many other events, the year 2020 is a special one.

Likewise for many celebrities, 2020 was a life-changing year. Some artists I simply looked for to see what they were doing, and others amazed me with the events of their lives, encouraged us and even some of them disappointed us. Many celebrities this year have enlarged the family with another member, someone else lost a lot of weight, and someone else got into bad situations.

Bemorepanda found the 10 most searched musicians on Google this year. We will provide you with information about what changes they had in 2020, and in some cases you will refresh the information you already know about them.

1) Shakira


She recorded her first album before she graduated from school, and by the time she came of age she was known all over the world and was personally acquainted with the Pope.


Shakira was born in 1977 into a large family, her parents raised eight more children - all from her father's previous marriages. The family was wealthy enough. Father - Lebanese William Mebarak Shadid - owned a jewelry store, so he could provide the children with everything they needed. Mother - Colombian Nidia Ripol - took care of the house.


Shakira began to read and write early, by the age of four she was already ready to go to school and wrote the first poem La Rosa De Cristal, dedicated to her mother. Then the girl was sent to dance.


At the age of seven, she was already typing poetry on her own typewriter, which she chose as a Christmas present. On Fridays, children from her school traveled to the poorer parts of the city to help those who could not study. Then Shakira decided that if she earned enough money, she would do everything to fix the situation.


At school, she attracted attention to herself. The girl did not know how to sit around, she danced at every competition and meeting, participated in any event.


From the age of ten, Shakira constantly performed at concerts in her hometown. She signed her first contract already at 13. Then Ciro Vargas from Sony Colombia heard her and arranged an audition for the studio executives. The young singer impressed them, and the studio signed a contract with her.


The first of the albums was released in 1991, it was called Magia. Shakira wrote most of the tracks herself, sang in Spanish. They even shot a video for the title track. The girl performed in several cities in Colombia to draw attention to the collection, but sales were modest - just over a thousand copies. But the tracks got into rotation on the radio. Also imperceptibly, Peligro came out in 1993, it had 10 tracks. Shakira considered her first works immature, so she did not republish.


 The first English-language album of the performer was released in 2001, she called it Laundry Service, translated as "Laundry". The artist compares love and music with soap and water, together they help to purify and revive. The singer was going to write the tracks herself, so first she had to improve her English. She studied the texts of Bob Dylan, read poetry and studied with a tutor. The artist herself came up with the cover: it is a close-up, and on the shoulder is a Laundry Service tattoo. Two years later, work on the album ended and the hit Whenever, wherever played on radio stations around the world. The track peaked at number one on the charts in 19 countries and entered the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100.


During her career, the performer has released 11 albums and received more than 200 awards. At home, a five-meter monument made of Colombian iron was installed for her.


He depicts Shakira dancing with a guitar in her hands, but appeared not only because of the artist's musical talent. When the singer was only 18, she founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which helps children to get education. At his expense, seven schools were built in Colombia. The foundation not only allowed children to study, but also provided jobs for many adults. Pies Descalzos has a rule that parents can get a job at the school.



2) August Alsina


In 2020, American singer August Alsina stated that he had been the lover of Will Smith's 48-year-old wife Jada for several years.


According to August, the actor knew about the relationship of the 48-year-old lover and was not against the adventures of his wife. The performer spoke about this in an interview with radio host Angela Ye.


The singer said that he met Jada in 2015 through a friend and her son Jaden. He says they became very close and even vacationed with their family in Hawaii in 2016.


“I completely surrendered myself to this relationship for the years of my life, and I sincerely and truly, very deeply love and feel a great love for her. then ", - said August about the relationship with Jada.


Now they are not together, but the singer is glad that they had love.


"I loved the person very much, I felt it and I know how it is, and some people will never have this in their lives," the singer noted.


The guy said that he loved the Smith family, and his wife did not instruct Will, as outsiders think about it.


"Actually, Will and I sat down and talked about transforming their marriage into a life partnership ... he gave me his blessing," Alsina assured.


Despite the fact that Will Smith's wife refutes this novel, in 2017 the couple went to one of the ceremonies together.


Note that rumors about an open relationship between Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have been circulating for a long time. Like, the spouses allow themselves a relationship on the side and at the same time they have had a happy marriage for 22 years.


3) Adele


Fans love the British singer Adele for her enchanting strong voice that penetrates to the core. And now, in addition, everyone began to admire her new fit figure. The girl has been “in the body” all her life, and it seems that this did not bother her at all. But a few months ago, she decided to change and began to lose weight. We will tell you what was the reason and how the artist was able to get rid of 40 kilograms.


Why did Adele decide to lose weight?


Glory came to the singer in 2008, and she almost immediately began to categorically defend her non-standard forms. “Even when the contracts were signed, everyone in the music business knew that if someone dared to say that I needed to lose weight, he would definitely not work with me. I am not a product, no one will turn me into it. My weight has nothing to do with my career, ”- boldly declared Adele.


However, last fall, she still abruptly changed her life, and recently exposed the result of a colossal work for everyone to see. The last photo on Instagram shows how much the singer's figure has changed. What made her change her views?


Talent is more important than waist size. Melissa McCarthy conquered the world of cinema without a model figure

Journalists made fun of the Hollywood actress, but she still achieved success. And now she has also lost weight.


Naturally, it has nothing to do with a career. To anyone, but Adele does not have to complain about the lack of demand, popularity and recognition. The singer did not have any complexes about extra pounds. Adele herself has not yet spoken publicly on the topic of losing weight, but the British press has already found out through sources that pushed the girl to such a step.


Now the most important thing in the singer's life is her seven-year-old son Angelo, and for him Adele changed her lifestyle. “Everyone sees only the transformation of the figure, but, in fact, everything is much more complicated there. Her health worsened, and she realized that something needed to be changed. She wants to stay healthy for her son. Adele focuses on improving her health, treating her body more correctly. It was not at all about losing weight, it was only an additional effect after she cut down on alcohol and began to eat right. But she is also pleased with the transformation of her figure. She has become more confident, began to dress differently and generally looks happier than before, "- quotes an anonymous source, The People.


It can be assumed that the new appearance helps Adele to cope with the experiences in her personal life: a year ago she broke up with her husband. They say that now the artist has already overcome this difficult stage and found harmony. As always, music also helps her in this: soon the singer should present new songs to the public.


How did Adele manage to lose 40 kilograms?


The first reports that Adele changed her nutrition plan and began to exercise hard appeared in the summer of 2019. She did it before, but the simulators made her bored. “Mostly I just grunt, training does not give me pleasure,” she said in 2016. But even then, the star was ready for a lot for the sake of her son: she reduced her sugar intake, quit smoking. “I loved smoking, but if I died of a disease caused by smoking, it would break my son's heart. Not cool at all. "



Around the same time, Adele got acquainted with the fashionable sirtfood diet, which we have already described in detail at the "Championship". It is a nutritional program that focuses on foods that activate the body's production of sirtuins. They regulate the aging process, speed up metabolism, burn fat and suppress appetite. You won't have to starve on such a diet, you can even drink red wine and eat dark chocolate, and it has a positive effect on the state of the nervous system.


Adele really lost some weight in previous years, because in 2008 she was a real plump! But, obviously, she got down to business seriously only in 2019, and now the total weight loss has already reached 40 kg.


4) Doja Cat


After meeting the artist of the music label Sony Music Doja Cat, whom you already know from the song "Say So", you will not have a chance - you will want to listen to all her songs, subscribe to Instagram and settle on her YouTube channel.


Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini was born into a family of artists. Father - South African actor, danced in Broadway musicals. Her Mother, an American with Jewish roots, was an artist and is now in visual design, and, according to Doja, "loves to sing behind closed doors." The girl credits her creative parents with influencing her current career: "I took from both of them a little bit of everything." For example, my mother instilled in the girl a taste for music such as: Erykah Badu, Fugees, Jamiroquai, Seal, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane.


At about 11 years old, she took up break dance, and danced in a gang in Los Angeles. She also went to surf camp when she grew up.


Doja dropped out of high school in 11th grade and took up music. She recorded tracks on GarageBand and uploaded them to SoundCloud.


Doja at the age of 16 decided that "Dodge" sounded like the name of a cute girl, and since she loves cats, she took "cat" as an addition.


Doja came across his most popular YouTube video (7,000,000 views) "Honeypie". She did not like the track at all, but the girl was hooked by the artist's pants and the way he moved in them. Wanting to see more, she went and checked his Instagram account before posting under the photo that she loved him. Johnny playfully gave her an answer and the guys never parted.


Rumor has it that Chris Brown is now courting the girl.


Doja Cat's musical career kicked off when she began releasing songs on SoundCloud in 2013. At the age of 16, Doge dropped her first single, "So High". And less than a year later, she signed a contract with RCA Records, which collaborates with Sony Music.


Doja believes that her style of creating a track is spontaneous: she uses a variety of methods to write songs. According to her, sometimes she writes a text from the end, starting with a punch, and then thinks out the beginning.


Doja was inspired by the thought of two strangers who never looked away from each other. But the girl is too scared to approach. Doge said that she locked herself in her room and went to work headlong to write a single:


The track is about when you came somewhere, saw someone, but he is with a girl and cannot approach you, although you both look at each other and feel attracted.


She added that she loves vintage e-type funk from the 70s and feels that it suits her very well. This is why Say So is so full of disco vibes.



5) Grimes


Claire Boucher, known as Grimes, is one of the top newsmakers of 2020. She gave birth to baby X Æ A-XII, appeared on the cover of the May issue of Vogue Italia and put up a piece of her soul for $ 10 million for sale, and the other day she also started an important discussion about positioning herself as an artist in the comments under her post with a candid photo. Here's how thoughtful self-presentation helped her achieve fame and recognition - in the world of music, art and fashion.


Boucher began dating Elon Musk and was burdened by the status of a billionaire girl, changed her name to C, where c is the speed of light in a vacuum, released one of her best albums and gave birth to baby X Æ A-Xii. What has not changed is the priorities voiced five years ago and the habit of juggling roles. Whether Grimes is Miss Anthropocene or Marie Antoinette at a rave, all of her looks show an unwillingness to be described by one pre-existing genre or style.


There were many contrasts in the life of Grimes from an early age. She grew up in Vancouver in an English-speaking family with Ukrainian roots and loved Russian, studied ballet professionally, studied at a Catholic school and came to classes, smoked marijuana, dreamed of a career as an astrophysicist, did not enter and eventually went to study philosophy and neurobiology. But in local Canadian newspapers she became famous not as a young luminary, but as the same girl who traveled with a friend during a vacation on the Mississippi River in a houseboat loaded with several dozen bags of potatoes and live chickens. The first musical experiences - under the name Grimes Claire Boucher began to create in 2007 - aroused much less interest than this story.


Her debut two albums - Geidi Primes and Halfaxa - she recorded in 2010 at her home. By that time, her image and style had not yet finally taken shape, but after the very first attempts, an understanding appeared that she wanted to make music, not science. In 2011, she dropped out of university and released Vanessa's first viral video.


Boucher, who at the beginning of her career stated that she did not have a single designer item in her wardrobe, in the video for the song Violence has already starred in the futuristic couture look Iris Van Herpen. She herself, as it was recently revealed, is also not averse to trying herself in the design of technological clothes - but only digital. However, it is unlikely that it will be very soon - a lot of time and effort is now being spent on taking care of the firstborn.


However, Grimes was obviously not destined to become a diligent housewife. On December 1, she posted a post-announcement about her collaboration with the creators of the video game Cyberpunk: 2077 - it will play the Grimes soundtrack and one of the heroines will speak in her voice. The ad was accompanied by a nude photograph of the singer.


6) Van Halen

Eddie van Halen, guitarist, composer, founder of the rock band Van Halen, died of cancer. He was 65 years old.


“I can't believe I have to write this, but my father Edward Lodewijk van Halen lost a long and difficult battle with cancer,” his son Wolfgang William van Halen tweeted. “Every moment with him on and off stage was a gift ".


Edward (Eddie) Lodewijk van Halen was born on January 26, 1955 in the city of Nijmegen (Netherlands). In 1962, when he was seven years old, the van Halens emigrated to the United States. In the early 70s, Eddie founded with his brother Alex the group Van Halen, which in the late 1970s and early 1980s was one of the most successful in rock music.


In 2007, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Eddie van Halen was ranked eighth on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest guitarists of all time.


Eddie Van Halen, along with his brother Alex, emigrated to the United States from the Netherlands during the heyday of rock and roll in the late 60s and soon left the piano for drums and electric guitar. They spent years playing in small clubs, beer bars and house parties, forming the band's current lineup along the way.


Van Halen was opened to the public in March 1977 and, as Eddie himself noted, was somewhat reminiscent of a scene from a movie. One day, Mo Austin, then president and chairman of Warner Brothers, and producer Ted Templeman saw them performing at the Starwood Club in Los Angeles. They also convinced the newly minted musicians to record an album.


Over the course of three weeks, the band, with Eddie and brother Alex on drums, Michael Anthony on bass and lead singer Dave Lee Roth, recorded 40 songs, including "Running with the Devil", the fiery guitar solo "Eruption", and a cover of "You Really Got Me »The Kinks, and embarked on a nine-month tour of the US and Europe.


Templeman insisted that Eddie pick up the guitar. In one session, the Van Halen brothers improvised on the theme of "Eruption" and the producer demanded that they record a solo.


7) Lizzo


At the last Grammy ceremony, only one person could compete with Billie Eilish. Meet 31-year-old Melissa Vivian Jefferson, known under the pseudonym Lizzo. She has about 140 kg, she loves to sing about healthy self-love and sex, reads fem-rap and just exudes (body) positive. In 2018, Forbes included the singer in the "30 under 30" rating. Her fan list includes billionaires, superstars and Forbes Woman.


In the US, everyone is crazy about Lizzo. Time magazine publishes her photo on the cover. "Lizzo, I fucking love you!" - Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler shouts from the stage at the Grammy ceremony. Support from other industry figures like Rihanna or Missy Elliot is not surprising, but even the richest man in the world Jeff Bezos posts a selfie with the singer and the caption “I just did a DNA test, and it turns out that I am a 100% fan of Lizzo!”, To paraphrase lines from the main hit of the rapper "Truth hurts" (I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm 100% that bitch).


10 years ago, the aspiring singer lived on the streets of Houston, sleeping in a car. It was with this fact that all the articles in the American press began, anticipating her victory at the Grammy. Between the lines it read: look, another "American dream" that has come true - thanks to painstaking work, even a dark-skinned lesbian in a body (almost like a one-legged heroine of a common joke) can collect stadiums. But in the case of Lizzo, the emphasis should not be on that at all, but on her amazing talents - after all, how many pop artists do you know who play flute freely? Moreover, those who have this very flute is an integral part of the stage show? Well, except for Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull.


The first group Melissa gathered at school. From school and hobby for the flute - an instrument actually imposed on music lessons, and the nickname Lizzo in honor of the famous Jay-Z song "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)". After school, the singer changed several bands and even managed to be the vocalist of the prog-rock band Ellypseas. Left after the death of her father without a livelihood, Lizzo did not give up her dream of a musical career and continued to make her way to fame, even if in the evenings she "often cried to somehow fall asleep."


Last year was a key one for the singer in connection with another event: on the day of the release of Lizzo's new album Cuz I Love You in April, the romantic comedy "Someone Great" was released on Netflix, where the same Truth Hurts sounded in one of the key scenes. The same night, the track began to actively "shazam" and download, by July the song reached the first place in the Billboard Top 100 chart. The rest is history: hundreds of millions of views on YouTube, the very three Grammys (one of them - for "Truth Hurts), a selfie with Bezos, and a $ 37,000 dress by Greek designer Mary Katranzu on the cover of Time.


How much Lizzo earns is not known for certain, but it is obvious that the turn of 2019-2020 was marked for her by a sharp increase in income. According to the singer herself, concert activity in 2018 brought her a million dollars. At the same time, ticket prices for the show skyrocketed throughout 2019 - for example, for the rise in the price of tickets for a concert in Dublin from £ 44 to £ 140, Lizzo was sharply criticized by fans. Some of the American media, after the singer won the Grammy, valued her brand at $ 10 million. Compared to 2019, this figure has quadrupled - both the success of Truth Hurts and subsequent singles, and the fact that Lizzo's music was sold to advertise the supermarket chain Walmart, and she herself became the brand ambassador of Absolut vodka.


8) Tamar Braxton


Toni Braxton was born on October 7, 1967 in Severn, Maryland, to Michael Conrad and Evelyn Jackson. Both parents were very religious: her mother, a retired opera singer, was a pastor in a local Methodist church, her father helped her in his free time on the power grid. Children - and after Tony they had five more - sang in the church choir from an early age.


In addition, in 1973, the family joined the Apostolic Pentecostal sect, where children were not allowed to make noise, and all girls and women had to hide their bodies from prying eyes. This sect was not the only one in Tony's childhood, but over the years, his parents changed their minds and returned to their usual way of life.


In the late 1980s, Tony and her four younger sisters - Tracey, Towanda, Trina and Tamar - formed The Braxtons. At the time, it was a good way to promote the most talented of children (examples are Michael and Janet Jackson). In 1989, after several concerts in the surrounding towns, they signed a contract with Arista Records. Pretty soon it became clear that Toni Braxton was better off performing solo.


The first album in the R&B genre was released in 1993 and was named after her (another tradition of that time) - Toni Braxton. The songs soared to the top of the charts, Tony received many awards, including three Grammy Awards.


The second Secrets album appeared in 1996, and the single Un-Break My Heart ("Don't break my heart") conquered the charts in different countries of the world. Tony received two more Grammys, she began to be recognized on the streets and recognized as the most successful black singer of the 90s.


Toni Braxton's career developed, she was preparing to record the third album ... and then it turned out that the famous singer was bankrupt! It was not her direct fault in this, just the contract was drawn up very cunningly. The proceedings led to a monstrous failure of Tony's reputation: she was even forced to return the Grammy and other awards.


She put up all her property for sale, but the conflict was soon settled.


Obviously, during this period, her talent needed a new application - and Tony was invited to Broadway.


For half a year, from August 1998 to February 1999, she played the main role in the musical Beauty and the Beast. This was the first (and so far the last) time a black singer played a Disney princess on Broadway.


By the way, in 2003 she once again returned to this stage to play in “Aida”.


In 1998, Toni Braxton met musician Keri Lewis, and they began an affair. Some time later, she had an abortion, which she later regretted. In 2001, the musicians got married, and on December 2, Tony gave birth to a son named Denim Kai.


Her third album after the bankruptcy scandal did not sell well, and the company was in a hurry to release a fourth. In the summer of 2002, Tony became pregnant again, this time everything went hard, she was forced to lie for several months. But the studio rushed her and did not postpone the release of the album More Than a Woman. It came out in November and was not successful either.


On March 31, 2003, Toni Braxton gave birth to her second son, who was named Diesel Kai.


Three years later, he was diagnosed with autism. The singer was very sorry that this had not happened before, but the boy was lucky: he managed to compensate for his development, and now he is studying in a regular school. Toni Braxton herself has since supported international autism organizations.


9) Quando Rondo


In 2020, Quando Rondo released the song "End Of Story". In it, the rapper comments on King Von's death and talks about his role in it.


“Sometimes it’s better not to answer that at all,” the track Rondo begins. “Today, it’s like all the fans have appointed themselves the police. You are gangsters only in words and in tears when your person is lying, but you have to be responsible for the bazaar. Hey, if it were the other way around , no one would say that he was wrong. "


"Damn, of course, we're shouting about self-defense, you shouldn't have attacked me," says Rondo about the start of the shootout, referring to the video of his fight with the rapper.


A week after King Von's death, an Atlanta club announced the cancellation of Quando Rondo's concert "for legal reasons." Rumors circulated online that a large number of tickets for the show were purchased by Lil Durk. On Instagram, Derk expressed his grief over the death of Von, after which he deleted the account.


"To be clear, I was not going to perform in Atlanta," Rondo responds to rumors in the track. "A million for my head, so they say. Just? Bitch, put all eight!"


Chicago-based rapper King Von was gunned down outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge in Atlanta on November 6 during a conflict with the Quando Rondo entourage, and two other people were killed and another was taken to hospital in critical condition. Charged with the murder is Timothy "Lul Timm" Leeks, close to Rondo.


An outdoor camera footage that appeared online showed that the scuffle allegedly began between Von and Rondo. In the video, Von with dreadlocks in a white T-shirt walks up to Rondo (in a black T-shirt) and hits several times. A fight ensues between them, they are separated, after which the crowd scatters to the sides.

10) Tory Lanez

In 2020, rapper Tory Lanez was indicted on multiple counts in connection with a high-profile shooting that severely injured hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. As the girl previously said, there was a quarrel between them - and the artist, being intoxicated, fired a shot in her direction when she tried to leave his car. Now the musician faces almost 23 years in prison.


According to TMZ, the musician is accused of assault with semi-automatic firearms, as well as carrying unregistered firearms. In addition, the district attorney insists that the rapper is guilty of causing grievous bodily harm. The accusations against Tory Lanez, notably, were filed just days after he released his new album "Daystar", in which he declares his innocence.


If Peterson is found guilty on these counts, he faces almost 23 years in prison.


A high-profile incident involving 28-year-old Tory Lanez, who previously had no such serious legal problems, and 25-year-old Megan Thee Stallion (they were credited with a romantic relationship) occurred in July this year. Then the musician was arrested in Los Angeles after a house party, where there was a quarrel that turned violent, and accused of illegal possession of weapons in the car.


Megan Thee Stallion was in the car with him at the time of the arrest - the police noticed injuries on the girl's leg. She later explained that the injury was the result of “a crime with the use of a firearm, which was committed with the intention of causing her physical harm,” but did not disclose the identity of the attacker. However, the artist later stated that it was Tory Lanez who fired the shot.


According to Megan, there was a quarrel between her and Peterson, she got out of the car, after which the rapper shot in her direction. The injury of the hip-hop star turned out to be really serious - she even had to lie on the operating table for the doctors to remove the bullets from the injured leg.


According to sources close to Peterson, a mitigating circumstance may appear in the case that will at least reduce the rapper's term: Megan Thee Stallion is expected to call the shooting "accidental" at the trial. The girl's apologies to the attacker could have influenced such a decision. According to insiders, shortly after the incident, he sent Meghan several messages stating that he was "truly sorry." In addition, the performer referred to severe intoxication and admitted that he felt terrible.


According to media reports, after Tory Lanez was publicly accused by Meghan, his auditions fell more than threefold. In addition, some industry colleagues allegedly refused to cooperate with him, who were deeply impressed by the incident.


In 2016, lawsuits were filed against Tory Lanez following a concert in Texas, where a violent fight took place between law enforcement officers and listeners. It was noted that it was the musician who shouted calls for riots that provoked the fight.

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