Born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in England, Nicole Appleton is best known for her work with pop group All Saints - one of the most successful British girl groups of the 90s.
Nicole met fellow member Melanie Blatt while studying at Sylvia Young Theatre School in London; in 1995 they were joined by Shaznay Lewis and Appleton's sister Natalie to form All Saints. Since then they have sold over 10 million records worldwide.
After the group parted ways in 2001, Nicole formed a duo with her sister Natalie called Appleton. They released a self-penned album entitled Everything's Eventual, starred in and produced a documentary (Appleton Appleton), and appeared in the indie film Honest.
All Saints reunited in 2006 to record an album titled Studio 1.
Nicole's previous hosting duties include a music show for ITV Mobile called The Hot Desk.
Ron Fair is an accomplished executive, producer, arranger, and musician; this year marks his 30th in the business. He most recently held the position of Chairman at Geffen Records.
Ron Fair was born and raised in Los Angeles. He met his mentor, Oscar winning composer Bill Conti while engineering a recording session in Los Angeles in 1976. As Bill Conti’s assistant, Fair earned his first gold record - the recording and mixing of the original soundtrack to the classic film “ROCKY.” Since then, Fair was President of A&M Records for five years and held A&R positions at United Artists Music Publishing, RCA Records, Chrysalis Records, EMI Records, and Island Records-London.
Notably, Ron Fair discovered Christina Aguilera, championed The Black Eyed Peas, oversaw the success of the Pussycat Dolls, and has produced for countless superstar artists such as Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole, Queen Latifah and Counting Crows.
Ron Fair lives in Brentwood (Los Angeles) with his songwriter-producer wife Stefanie Ridel. They have three children. He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, loves gardening, cooking, swimming, and dressing elegantly.
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The sixth child born to Canadian parents, Jordan Knight was raised in Boston and was barely 14 when producer Maurice Starr recruited him to join New Kids On The Block in 1984. After the release of Hangin' Tough (1988) and Step By Step (1990), NKOTB achieved global megastardom and went on to sell over 80 million albums worldwide.
When the group disbanded in 1995, Jordan took a break from the spotlight. But in 1999 he returned, releasing the Top 10 hit "Give It To You". The single went platinum, and Jordan's self-titled debut album was certified Gold.
NKOTB reunited in 2008, embarking on a successful tour and released two Top 40 singles. Most recently the group teamed up with Backstreet Boys to form NKOTBSB, making dreams come true across the land and filling venues on a 2011 summer tour.
Jordan's most recent solo album Unfinished was released in May 2011.
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Deborah Cox was raised in Scarborough, Ontario and began singing for TV commercials at the age of 12. In the early 90s she performed as a backup vocalist for Celine Dion, then moved to Los Angeles after little interest from any Canadian labels.
Deborah was signed to Arista Records in 1995 by mogul Clive Davis and released her self-titled debut that same year. In 1998 she followed up with One Wish, which went platinum. Smash hit "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here" spent fourteen weeks at #1 on the Hot R&B Charts, a record held for nearly eight years.
In 2002 Cox released The Morning After, and in 2004 starred as Aida on Broadway. She released Destination Moon in 2007, and her fifth studio album The Promise in 2008. "Beautiful UR" became Deborah's tenth song to hit #1 on the US Dance charts, and was certified Gold for digital downloads.