Figures who are involved in entertainment industries such as movie actors, actresses, and singers always get attention from people. Each of them surely have a lot of fans scattered all over the world. Therefore, a great singer is not the one who can create good songs and sing well but also deliver positive messages and influence as well as inspire people through his/her songs, life story, lifestyle, and his/her contribution to humanitarian activities. Here are 10 singers who inspire the the world (nonconsecutive):
1. Justin Bieber
Who is not familiar with this phenomenal teen? He might be one of the most influential teenagers in the present era. Justin was found by Scooter Braun in 2008 on Youtube and then arranged for him to meet with Usher. That meeting was the beginning of Justin's success. His success story inspires millions of people around the world to realize their dreams. From then, many people use Youtube to demonstrate their singing talent.
Quote: "I'm telling you, people. Everyday we wake up is another blessing. Follow your dreams and don't let anyone stop you. Never say never."
2. Taylor Swift
This girl who was born in Nashville, December 13, 1989 now becomes a role model for young girls around the world. Has a good looking, made her own music, can sing while playing a musical instrument, as well as being a humble person and far from controversy, are her characteristics that made her loved by many people. She may be famous and wealthy now, but still no major changes in her attitude and habit, unlike many other famous singers who fall into hedonistic lifestyle. Taylor also often show a sense of solidarity to people who affected by natural disasters such as earthquake in Haiti and Japan, the flood victims in Nashville, and the tornado victims in Alabama.
Quote: "You're lucky enough to be different, never change"
3. Andrea Bocelli
Born with impaired eyesight and finally became completely blind at the age of twelve, could not hinder him to become a maestro in opera and classical music. What a remarkable achievement considering blindness is a major obstacle to work or do normal activities.
Quote: "Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you. You have to persevere, you have to insist."
4. Sarah McLachlan
This Canadian singer is famous for her songs entitled "Building a Mystery" and "Angel". She is also known as a generous figure by engaging in a musical concert called "One World: The Concert for Tsunami Relief" which raised 3.6 million dollars for tsunami victims in South and Southeast Asia. She also becomes a supporter and spokeperson for ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) which is an organization dedicated to prevent cruelty to animals.
Quote: “I don't tend to question things that much. If it feels right, I go for it.“
5. Susan Boyle
TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009 won't be forgotten by people who admire Susan Boyle. Although she wasn't young anymore, she managed to amaze the audience with an amazing voice when singing "I Dreamed a Dream". Nothing special about her physical appearance, but it didn't prevent her to achieve success until now. She might be unpopular when she was young, had never been married and kissed but now she becomes inspiration for many people. From zero to hero!
Quote: “I want to raise awareness - I want to turn my disability into ability.”
6. Celine Dion
Without a doubt, Celine's vocal technique and songs are incredible. Although she's at the age of 40 but her performance is still excellent and never goes out by the invasion of rap, RnB and electro pop music genres. Her songs are always colors every talent show auditions because many women idolize her and want to be like her.
Quote: "Everything that I decide to do means something, otherwise I don't do them."
7. Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder has been blind since he was born, but it didn't prevent him for achieving success. He even became one of the legendary singers who loved by many people. He proved that people with disabilities can do things that are done by normal people, even more.
Quote: "Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there."
Paul David Hewson, better known by the name Bono is the lead vocalist of the legendary Irish rock band, U2. Bono began heavily involved in humanitarian organizations and events, especially in Africa, since 1999. His song titled "Don't Give Up" is dedicated for children affected by AIDS in Africa and India. In 2006, he created a brand called Product Red which aimed to raise funds to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
Quote: “Music can change the world because it can change people.”
9. John Lennon
John Lennon was one of The Beatles members who quite controversial for his political and peace activities. He showed his rebellious nature with songs, writings, pictures and interviews. John Lennon created songs like "Working Class Hero", "Power of The People", "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", "Give Peace a Chance", and "Imagine" which tell us about social and peace issues. Unfortunately, his story didn't end well, he was killed with four shots in the back by his own fans, Mark David Chapman.
Quote: “All you need is love.”
10. Michael Jackson
Although now he has gone, the influence of the King of Pop is never vanish. He might have experienced many problems in his life, but through his songs and music concerts, he proved that he is a maestro. Michael Jackson also showed his concerns for the mother earth and peace. Songs like "We are The World", "Black or White", "Heal The World", and "Earth Song" completely change the human point of view regarding earth and war problems.
Quote: "If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with."
Those are 10 singers that inspire the world.