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Abba

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...In becoming the most significant Swedish music export, ABBA transformed the pop and disco landscape across the globe. In 1966, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, both veterans of multiple bands, began writing songs while simultaneously...

Benga

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...The British dubstep producer Benga emerged from the country’s pirate radio scene to become one of the genre’s first innovators. Born in east London in 1986, Benga and his family relocated to the suburb of Croydon, where he would spend...

Boney M

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...Boney M. is a Caribbean-tinged disco/vocal group created by German producer Frank Farian (born 1941, also known for his work with Milli Vanilli) in 1976. Originally consisting of Liz Mitchell (born 1952) and Marcia Barrett (born 1948) from...
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...Charley Patton was not the first to play Delta Blues as a genre but was dubbed the “king” or “father” of the Delta Blues for being one of the genre’s most popular guitarists. In his time, he was a celebrity. One of the reasons for his...
...One of the first American pop vocal groups to gain international fame, the Ink Spots were responsible for stylistic innovations which led to rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and doo-wop. Originally formed in 1931 in Indianapolis, Indiana...

Muddy Waters

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...Muddy Waters, nicknamed “The Father of Chicago Blues,” was a major influence in contemporary blues, though his music has also inspired many rock artists. Muddy Waters was born McKinley Morganfield on April 4, 1915, in Mississippi, USA...

Shabba Ranks

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...Shabba Ranks is a Jamaican pop dancehall musician, known for his toasting (or rapping) reggae music. Ranks is the first dancehall reggae artist to have won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Ranks was born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon...

Skream

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...Skream is a London-based music producer and DJ who was the central figure in the development and popularity of the dubstep genre during the early 2000s. He has since been exploring other electronica genres such as house and techno. Skream...
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...Considered one of the first songwriters and producers to have brought disco music to the international stage, Giorgio Moroder paved the way for pop music’s contemporary focus on electronic production. Born in Italy in 1940, Moroder toured...

Sepultura

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...Sepultura is a Brazilian band that was a major influence in the genres of thrash metal, death metal, and groove metal in Brazil, and later globally, during the 1980s and 1990s. The band has gone through several changes of band members...