Kimberley Locke was born and raised in Tennessee. She grew up singing, both in church and for fun, and by high school was a member of her school's singing and performance group. Locke studied business at Nashville's Belmont University and sang in various local bands before friends and family encouraged her to try out for American Idol's 2003 season. She did well, and before long she was standing in the semifinalist's circle with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. Though she was cut before the finals, Locke did land a spot on the program's resulting tour, and that exposure led to a recording contract with Curb. Her debut single, "8th World Wonder," appeared in March 2004; it was followed in May by the full-length One Love, which featured a comfortable mix of light pop, contemporary R&B, and adult contemporary ballads. For more info visit her VH1 artist page
In addition to scoring several big bubblegum pop hits in the late '80s, teen queen Tiffany also helped pave the way for the decade's ultimate (and most successful) teenybopper band, the New Kids on the Block. Born Tiffany Renee Darwish on October 2, 1971, in Oklahoma, Tiffany began singing at an early age, but it wasn't the light pop style that she would eventually become known for. In early 1986, Tiffany signed on with manager George Tobin, which would later lead to problems when it became known in later years that Tobin had "absolute control" over her career (since she was a minor at the time, Tiffany's mother signed for her, and later regretted having a divorce lawyer examine the papers instead of an entertainment lawyer). But Tobin did get the still-teenaged singer a recording contract with MCA, who issued Tiffany's self-titled debut in early 1987, and was promoted initially by a concert tour of U.S. malls. For more info visit her VH1 artist page
McCormick was born in Los Angeles, California to Irene Beckman and Richard McCormick. She went to Charles Evans Hughes Jr. High and then Taft High. McCormick made her television debut in 1964 doing Barbie doll commercials for Mattel, then an episode of Bewitched, and played guest roles in other programs such as I Dream of Jeannie and My Three Sons before winning the role of Marcia. She played that role for the duration of the program's production from 1969 until 1974 and in later Brady Bunch movies and spin-off series. Also during this time, she was asked to lend her voice to the then new Chatty Cathy doll. McCormick admitted to suffering from the eating disorder bulimia in her late teens and early 20s, after The Brady Bunch ended. "Back on the show, I could eat whatever I wanted," she told Entertainment Tonight in November 2006. "Things changed. I am 5-foot 3-inches. At some point I stopped growing, and it is harder when you are small. We never dealt with [eating disorders] on the show." - IMDB For more info visit her VH1 artist page
Da Brat was one of the first of a new breed of hard-edged female MCs to hit the hip-hop scene during the '90s. Although sexuality was certainly part of her image, it wasn't as important to her as it was to Lil' Kim or Foxy Brown; instead, Da Brat made her name as a tough, profane rhymer whose hardcore attitude and lyrical skills were never in doubt. Da Brat was born Shawntae Harris in Chicago in 1974, and started rapping at age 11. Still a teenager, she was discovered by producer Jermaine Dupri in 1992, when she won an amateur rap contest and got a chance to meet Dupri's protégés Kris Kross. With their endorsement, Dupri signed her to his So So Def label and produced her debut album, Funkdafied, which was released in 1994. The title track was an enormous hit, going to number two on the R&B charts and spending nearly three months on top of the rap singles chart. Its success -- as well as that of the follow-up singles Fa All Y'All and Give It 2 You -- helped Da Brat become the first female rapper ever to have a platinum-selling album. Funkdafied also hit number one on the R&B album chart, a staggering achievement for a debut release by a female rapper. For more info visit her VH1 artist page
Country music's answer to Weird Al Yankovic, Cledus T. Judd had a similar approach to song parody, recording backing tracks that were as similar as possible to the original versions. Like Yankovic, he also recorded some original material, but parodies of recent country hits were his bread and butter; also like Yankovic, a Judd parody came to be regarded as a badge of honor by many of the artists he reworked. Judd's albums weren't blockbusters, but they sold consistently enough to earn him a major-label contract with Sony's revived Monument imprint. His 2000 major-label debut, Just Another Day in Parodies, skewered material by the Dixie Chicks, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, and even Kid Rock. The follow-up, 2002's Cledus Envy, offered parodies of Faith Hill and Billy Gilman as well as O Brother, Where Art Thou?'s "Man of Constant Sorrow." Later that year, Judd issued his first holiday album, Cledus Navidad. He returned in 2003 with the mini-album Six Pack of Judd. In 2004 he moved to the Koch label and released Bipolar & Proud.For more info visit his VH1 artist page
Dustin Diamond is one of the most recognizable faces in show business today. He attended Zion Lutheran School in Anaheim, California. At the age of 8 he was discovered in a department store imitating a mannequin. While in the fifth grade, he auditioned for and was selected out of more than 5000 hopefuls for the role of Samuel "Screech" Powers in the DISNEY/NBC television series "Good Morning Miss Bliss". His character was carried over to NBC's Television series "Saved By The Bell" which ran for 10 seasons. "Saved By The Bell" is still seen in syndication 16 times per week in 105 countries.
With television, movies, and screenwriting it's hard to believe he also tours the country as a stand-up comic selling out colleges and comedy clubs around the country. Dustin is also an accomplished musician and songwriter. He's the bass player in his band SALTY THE POCKETKNIFE, which just finished recording their debut album for Sonance Records. The self-titled record was released nationally on October 21, 2003.
Dustin is no stranger to the big screen either. He has appeared in more than 18 feature films, including Made (which earned him a nomination for Best Cameo at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards), Jane White Is Sick and Twisted, and Dickie Roberts with David Spade.
Ross Mathews (also known as Ross the Intern - born September 24, 1979) is an American television personality known mostly for his role as a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. A former intern on that show, he is referred to by Jay Leno as "Ross the Intern". He is also known for contributing commentary to the E! networks various "101" specials, and as a member of the Red Team on the 2003 incarnation of the reality television show, Battle of the Network Reality Stars. Mathews has been a regular on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno since December 2001, covering movie premieres, the Academy Awards, two different Winter Olympics Games and countless other events. In addition to his role on The Tonight Show, Mathews also writes a very popular daily blog (www.nbc.com/rossblog) and produces and hosts an upcoming web-show on nbc.com with Tonight Show announcer John Melendez. - Wikipedia
Warren G grew up on the east side of Long Beach, California, where gang violence was rampant and a default way of life. He and childhood friends Calvin (Cordozar) Broadus (aka Snoop Dogg) and Nathaniel Hale (Nate Dogg) also had positive influences such as church and Pop Warner football, but they all played a delicate and tense balancing act. The three shared a bond beyond these typical experiences, though, and that was music. With Warren as the DJ, Snoop rapping and Nate singing, they formed a group called Three The Hard Way, referencing the classic Blaxploitation film starring Fred Williamson. Eventually calling themselves 213 (after Long Beach's area code at the time), they finally caught the ear of Dr. Dre (by then a successful producer and former member of N.W.A). Warren G, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg were quickly on the road to becoming international hip--hop heroes. The three would go on to collaborate with Dre on his 1992 album The Chronic and Snoop's 1993 album Doggystyle, which are still official benchmarks in hip-hop history. For more info visit his VH1 artist page