Gl!! Parabéns!! Bemvindo ao teu site de parabéns oficial, feito só para ti!
Queria estar aí para te poder dar um abraço de anos, mas vais ter que o imaginar (provavelmente fazias um barulhinho de ficar esmagado).
Pus aqui umas histórias de grandes artistas que me inspiram! Achei que se calhar também ias gostar!
O que eu gosto mais das histórias é que dá para perceber que são sobre pessoas normais como eu e tu, e que toda a gente as ignorou ou criticou no principio. Foi à medida que a dedicação delas foi resultando em coisas fantásticas, que foram ganhando successo.
Já deves conhecer algumas destas histórias!
Um abraço grande!!
Lady Gaga
Gaga began playing the piano at the age of 4, went on to write her first piano ballad at 13, and started to perform at open mike nights by the age of 14.
When she finished high-school, her mother encouraged her to apply for a musical theatre training conservatory at New York University's School of the Arts.
There she always felt that she was more creative than some of her classmates. "Once you learn how to think about art, you can teach yourself," Lady Gaga said.
By the second semester of her 2nd year, she withdrew from New York University to focus on her musical career. Her father agreed to pay her rent for a year, on the condition that she re-enroll if unsuccessful.
"I left my entire family, got the cheapest apartment I could find, and ate shit until somebody would listen," she remembers. Settled in a small apartment in the summer of 2005, Gaga recorded a couple of songs with hip-hop singer Grandmaster Melle Mel, for an audio book accompanying the children's book The Portal in the Park, by Cricket Casey. She also began a band called the Stefani Germanotta Band (SGBand) with some friends from university.
SGBand were selling their records at gigs around New York while becoming a regular band in the club scene. Gaga was in the process of trying to come up with a stage name when she received a text message from a friend that read "Lady Gaga." Her friend explained, "Every day, when Stef came to the studio, instead of saying hello, I would start singing 'Radio Ga Ga'. That was her entrance song".
Gaga was signed to the Def Jam Recording Company in September 2006 with the intention of having an album ready in nine months. However, she was dropped by the label after only three months – an unfortunate period of her life that later inspired the 2011 music video "Marry the Night". Devastated, Gaga returned to the solace of the family home for Christmas and returned to the nightlife culture of the Lower East Side of New York.
She became increasingly experimental: fascinating herself with emerging neo-burlesque shows, go-go dancing at bars dressed in little more than a bikini. During this time, she met performance artist Lady Starlight, who helped mold her on-stage persona. Their live performance art piece was known as "Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue" and, billed as "The Ultimate Pop Burlesque Rockshow." It was a low-fi tribute to 1970s variety acts.
Soon after, the two were invited to play at the 2007 Lollapalooza music festival in August that year. The show was critically acclaimed, and their performance received positive reviews.
Lady Gaga was initially focused on avant-garde electronic dance music, but Gaga had found her musical style when she began to incorporate David Bowie and Queen into her music. While Gaga and Starlight were busy performing, her producer Rob Fusari continued to work on the songs he had created with Gaga. Fusari sent these songs to his friend, producer and record executive Vincent Herbert. Gaga later credited Herbert as the man who discovered her, adding "I really feel like we made pop history, and we're gonna keep going."
Gaga subsequently struck a music publishing deal with Sony. As a result, she was hired to write songs for Britney Spears and labelmates New Kids on the Block, Fergie, and the Pussycat Dolls. While Gaga was writing at Interscope, singer-songwriter Akon recognized her vocal abilities when she sang a reference vocal for one of his tracks in studio.
The first song she produced with producer RedOne was "Boys Boys Boys", a mash-up inspired by Mötley Crüe's "Girls, Girls, Girls" and AC/DC's "T.N.T.".
Gaga continued her collaboration with RedOne in the recording studio for a week on her debut album making the chart-topping singles "Just Dance", "Poker Face" and "LoveGame" together. By 2008, Gaga had relocated to Los Angeles, where she worked extensively with her record label to complete her debut album. A sleeper hit, "Just Dance" hit the summit of the charts in six countries – Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States – in January 2009.
The Grammy Award-nominated song provoked the instant success of The Fame. The album went to number-one in countries like the United Kingdom, Canada, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland while appearing in the top-five in Australia, the United States and fifteen other countries.
James Franco
In his high school years, Franco was arrested for underage drinking, graffiti and for being a part of a group that stole designer fragrances from department stores and sold them to classmates. These arrests led to him briefly becoming a ward of the state. Facing the possibility of juvenile hall, Franco was given a second chance by the judge. "It was teen angst. I was uncomfortable in my own skin. I was shy. I changed my ways just in time to get good grades", he recalled of his troubles with the law.
Although the idea of becoming a marine zoologist interested him, Franco had always secretly wanted to become an actor but feared rejection. He enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as an English major, but dropped out after his freshman year against his parents' wishes to pursue a career as an actor. Franco chose to take acting lessons with Robert Carnegie at the Playhouse West. Around this time, Franco took up a late-night job at McDonald's to support himself since his parents refused to do so. He was a vegetarian until working there. While working at the establishment, for his acting classes, he would practice accents on customers. Knowing that the aspiring actor was doing his best to follow his passion, Carnegie told Franco to pay him what he could and later on pay him back.
After 15 months of training, he began auditioning in Los Angeles, and started professionally acting in 1997 with guest roles on television shows. His first break came in 1999, after he was cast in a leading role on the short-lived but well-reviewed television series Freaks and Geeks. The program, which ran for 18 episodes and was canceled due to low viewership, later became a cult hit among audiences. He has described the series as "one of the most fun" work experiences that he has had. In another interview, Franco said: "When we were doing Freaks and Geeks, I didn’t quite understand how movies and TV worked, and I would improvise even if the camera wasn’t on me."
Franco made his film debut in a brief role in the 1999 Drew Barrymore-starring Never Been Kissed and his first major movie was the romantic teen comedy Whatever It Takes (2000).
He was then cast as the title role in director Mark Rydell's 2001 TV biographical film James Dean. To immerse himself in the role, Franco went from being a non-smoker to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, dyed his dark brown hair blond, and learned to ride a motorcycle as well as play guitar and the bongos. To have a greater understanding of Dean, Franco spent hours with two of Dean's associates. Other research included reading books on Dean and studying his movies. While filming James Dean, the actor, to get into character, cut off communication with his family and friends, as well as his then-girlfriend. "It was a very lonely existence," he notes. "If I wasn't on a set, I was watching James Dean. That was my whole thinking. James Dean. James Dean." He received a Golden Globe Award and nominations for an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG).
Franco achieved worldwide fame and attention, in the 2002 superhero film Spider-Man, when he played Harry Osborn, the son of the villainous Green Goblin and best friend of the Spider-Man. Franco was nominated for most of the high-profile awards, notably an Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG.
J.K. Rowling
As a child, Rowling often wrote fantasy stories, which she would usually then read to her sister.
Rowling studied French and Classics at the University of Exeter, which she says was a "bit of a shock" as she "was expecting to be amongst lots of similar people – thinking radical thoughts." Once she made friends with "some like-minded people" she says she began to enjoy herself.
After a year of study in Paris, Rowling moved to London to work as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International. After working at Amnesty International in London, Rowling and her then-boyfriend decided to move to Manchester. Rowling then moved to Porto in Portugal to teach English as a foreign language. While there she married Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes. During this period Rowling was diagnosed with clinical depression, and contemplated suicide. It was the feeling of her illness which brought her the idea of Dementors, soul-sucking creatures introduced in the third book.
Seven years after graduating from university, Rowling saw herself as "the biggest failure I knew." Her marriage had failed, she was jobless with a dependent child, but she described her failure as liberating:
“Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
In 1995, Rowling finished her manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on an old manual typewriter. Upon the enthusiastic response of Bryony Evens, a reader who had been asked to review the book's first three chapters, he agreed to represent Rowling in her quest for a publisher. The book was submitted to twelve publishing houses, all of which rejected the manuscript.
A year later she was finally given the green light (and a £1500 advance) by editor Barry Cunningham from Bloomsbury, a small publishing house in London. The decision to publish Rowling's book apparently owes much to the eight-year-old daughter of Bloomsbury's chairman, who was given the first chapter to review by her father and immediately demanded the next. Although Bloomsbury agreed to publish the book, Cunningham says that he advised Rowling to get a day job, since she had little chance of making money in children's books.
Soon after, in 1997, Rowling received an £8000 grant from the Scottish Arts Council to enable her to continue writing. The following spring, an auction was held in the United States for the rights to publish the novel, and was won by Scholastic Inc., for $105,000. Rowling has said she "nearly died" when she heard the news. Five months later, the book won its first award, a Nestlé Smarties Book Prize. In February, the novel won the prestigious British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, and later, the Children's Book Award.
Many years later Harry Potter is now a global brand worth an estimated £7 billion ($15 billion) and the last four Harry Potter books have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history.
Miguel S.G. Oliveira
Even at 3 years-old, Miguel would never stop drawing. At this age he would sometimes start drawing women upside-down, starting from the shoes down to the head.
Throughout his teenage years Miguel was involved in all kinds of arts: painting, origami, digital art, cooking, and makeup. While he studied dentristry, Miguel became more serious in makeup doing work that was on par with professional work.