We live in a world where people are constantly trying to save money and make the most of what they have in their homes, which is why so many people are now turning to food preservation. This way, you can keep your food fresh no matter how long you have them in your pantry, and it even gives you the opportunity to grow your own food. Canning is one of the best ways to preserve your food, and there are various ways to do this.
Many people think that pressure canning does the same job as a pressure cooker, but that just isn’t the case. Pressure canning can only be done in a pressure canner, which subjects your food to high-pressure steam and high temperatures. This process can only be used low foods with low levels of acidity, such as sauces, beans, meats, and soups.
Steam canning is easily done at home and only requires a few different utensils. All you have to do is fill jars with your favorite foods, and then pop them in a pot on the stove. The heat of the steam will process your food and preserve them for months. You will be able to open up your jars again when you want to enjoy the food inside.
Water Bath Canning
If you have high acidity foods that you want to preserve, then water canning will do the trick. You can do this with the likes of tomatoes, pickles, and fruits, and it’s a fairly simple process. Simply stick your jars in a water bath, and then place the lid on the top. As the temperature rises, the food will become perfectly preserved.
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The music industry would not have been the same in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s if it were not for these iconic female singers. However, some of these stars have gone off the grid since then. Where are they now?
Cyndi Lauper – Then
Cyndi Lauper released her first album, She’s So Unusual, in 1983 as a solo artist breaking into the scene, and it peaked at number four on music charts. She had been previously performing with the group Blue Angel but felt it was time to spread her wings. Her historical “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” along with the hit “Time After Time,” put Lauper on a musical pedestal and won her Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in 1985. However, her fourth album in 1993 caused an abyss of controversial criticisms.
Cyndi Lauper – Now
Despite the hiccup in the 90’s, Lauper went on to become a pop icon, selling more than 20 million singles and 50 million records in her entire career. Lauper was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, not to mention, her debut album was raved about by the Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Geri Horner – Then
Best known as Ginger Spice from the phenomenal British band called Spice Girls, Geri Hornel (formerly known as Geri Halliwell) signed with the rest of the Spice Girls in 1995 after the group was offered a record deal. The following year, the girls released a song that would reach number one in almost 40 countries worldwide and become the biggest-selling single ever recorded by an all-female group – the hit was “Wannabe.” Then, suddenly, in 1998, Geri announced she was leaving the Spice Girls on account of different views within the group.
Geri Horner – Now
From 1994 to 2004, Geri embarked on a solo music journey. While the Spice Girls sold 85 million records from across the seas, Geri failed to achieve the same success. In 2007, all Spice Girls reunited for a tour. Each band singer was reported to have made $15 million from the tour. In 2016, Horner announced her fans could expect new material from her very soon. In 2018, the Spice Girls confirmed a second reunion tour was set for the UK and U.S.
Belinda Carlisle – Then
The Go-Gos were co-founded by Belinda Carlisle in 1978, who joined forces with her fellow musicians and close friends Margot Olavarria, Elissa Bello and Jane Wiedlin. The release of Beauty and the Beat in 1981 made serious waves and pushed forward on the popularization of the new wave in America. From 1978 to 1985, The Go-Gos had sold 7 million records internationally. Then, Carlisle announced it was her time to go solo. Her first album included hits like “Leave a Light On” and “Heaven Is a Place on Earth.”
Belinda Carlisle – Now
Carlisle embarked on a U.S. tour with The Go-Gos between 2011 and 2012, then went on to release her first single in nearly two decades in 2013. Come 2015, Belinda confirmed rumors that she was recording a new album that was heavily inspired by Kundalini yoga. Apparently, Carlisle had taken a course in 1991 and had wanted to do something like it ever since.
Annie Lennox – Then
“The Tourists” gave Annie Lennox her big break in the 70’s, but her major mainstream success was reached when she joined “Eurythmics” in the 80’s. Lennox won “Best British Female Artist” six times and was named “The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive” by VH1. Come 1992, Lennox let go of her band-based past and moved on to pursue a solo career. Her debut album titled Diva had several hit singles, including “Walking on Broken Glass” and “Why.” Lennox was only beginning to make her mark.
Annie Lennox – Now
To date, Lennox has released six solo albums and a compilation album. Apart from her music career, Lennox is a passionate political activist that takes great pride in raising money for women and children infected with AIDS. Queen Elizabeth II appointed the singer in 2011 as the “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” for her “tireless charity campaigns and championing of humanitarian causes.” Lennox is estimated to have a net worth of $45 million and has been married three times.
Shania Twain – Then
Not many people know that Shania’s debut album that came out in 1993 failed to sell. Although it was not a complete flunk, Twain did not rise to stardom until six years later, when her second album, The Woman In Me, made platinum. Her country hit single “Any Man of Mine” was in this same album, and after the release of Come On Over in 1997, Shania was established as a singer who successfully crossed over from country to pop, selling 40 million copies internationally.
Shania Twain – Now
Shania was said to release new music for many years, but her fans were gravely disappointed when it became clear that was not going to happen. Finally, in 2011, her first single in six years was released. Rolling Stone Magazine reported that Twain revealed she had new music coming out in the summer of 2017 – and right on the dot, her album Now was released. Twain sold more than 100 million records in her entire career, and aside from music, the talented woman also appeared on TV several times.
Gloria Estefan – Then
Before she reached success with the 1985 hit “Conga,” Gloria Estefan was part of a band called Miami Latin Boys, which later became Miami Sound Machine. Ten albums were released by the band, a few of which even went triple platinum. In 1989, Estefan decided it was time to spread her wings and became a solo artist. The singer topped the charts with a total of 12 studio albums, making her a groundbreaking artist. Although she was no longer with the band, Estefan married former band leader Emilio Estefan back in 1976.
Gloria Estefan – Now
Estefan sold about 100 million records worldwide, out of which she has sold 31.5 million in the United States alone. Estefan was awarded a Hollywood Walk of Fame star and was added into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Estefan also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her enrichment of American music, and the Kennedy Center Honors for her part in the American Culture Life. Apart from music, Estefan appeared in various films, had a role in a Broadway production and owned several businesses, making her net worth estimated between $500-$700 million.
Debbie Harry – Then
The new wave band Blondie’s lead singer, Debbie Harry, became the embodiment of punk, a vibrant icon with her bleached blonde hair and mesmerizing cat eyes. It was this respectable mane that inspired the band’s name. Between 1976 and 1981, Debbie in the form of Blondie stormed the global charts and sold millions of albums. Come 1981, Debbie decided it was time to take a year-long hiatus to establish a voice of her own within the music industry. Then, in the late 90’s, Blondie reformed.
Debbie Harry – Now
Debbie appeared in nearly 70 movies throughout her entire career, among which were a few TV roles. The all-rounded star was initially known for her musical talent but then proved there was more to her than raspy voice. VH1 declared Debbie was an irrefutable singer who trumped at 12th place in the list of 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. “These things are important to my life now,” said Harry of her commitment to the arts, “I have the privilege of being able to get involved, so I do.”
Kate Bush – Then
At the young age of 19, Kate Bush topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks straight with her debut single “Wuthering Heights” in 1978. Bush’s style was referred to as an “eclectic, experimental and idiosyncratic music” by critics who raved about her unusual performances, too. Bush had phenomenal songwriting abilities which set her apart from other singers, and her undeniable talent landed her three Grammy Award nominations. In 2002, Kate received an Ivor Novello Award for her Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
Kate Bush – Now
Kate was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honors for her musical contribution. Her style has also been admired by artists including Tupac Shakur, Annie Lennox, and Stevie Nicks, among others. Many praised the vulnerability Bush portrayed in her songs. 35 years after her first tour, Bush stated that she intends on performing 22 live shows at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. In October 2017, Bush was nominated for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
Crystal Gayle – Then
Her country-pop crossover hit, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” really put Crystal Gayle on the map in 1977. After her initial success, Crystal went on to have twenty number one country songs, and her album We Must Believe in Magic enabled her to become the first female artist in country music history to gain platinum status. Disappointingly, her two 90’s albums, Ain’t Gonna Worry and Three Good Reasons, failed to chart and didn’t do well in sales, as the country music scene had abandoned older artists.
Crystal Gayle – Now
Gayle was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2009, the singer received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. In 2016, the celebrated performer received the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music, and later that year she was offered to join the Grand Ole Opry by American Idol winner Carrie Underwood. These days, Gayle is working on her newest album – the first one she has planned on releasing since her 13-year break. The album is said to consist of covers of country music classics.
Aretha Franklin – Then
The Queen of Soul had arguably the greatest voice in the history of popular music. She first began singing in her hometown of Detroit, the home of Motown. From there, she went on to have an illustrious career, touching the souls everyone who ever heard her sing.
Aretha Franklin – Now
In her later years, Franklin continued to perform well into her 80s. She even sang at President Obamas inauguration in 2009. Following a cover of Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep,’ Franklin became the first woman with 100 songs on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. She died sadly in 2018.
Grace Jones – Then
1997 was the year Grace Jones scored a record deal after she was recognized as a world-renowned supermodel. Jones was known as New York City’s Studio 54-based disco scene star. Then, in the 80’s, Jones tried out a different style, which brought tremendous success to her albums Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing, and Slave to the Rhythm. The BBC asserted that Jones had “delved into the worlds of disco, reggae, and funk much more successfully than most of her ‘alternative’ contemporaries.”
Grace Jones – Now
Jones failed several times while trying to come back into the music industry during the 90’s, which caused her to vow she would “never do an album again.” This promise was broken in 2008 when Jones released yet another album that did very poorly. It seemed Jones’ music career was over, so she moved on to other initiatives, such as raising millions for charity and writing her memoir. These different projects did keep her busy, but in 2017 Jones returned to doing what she loves most and recorded a song with the Gorillaz.
Donna Summer – Then
Summer rose to stardom in 1975 by a total chance. She recorded a demo and sent it to producers who absolutely loved it and signed her instantly. Her hit “Love To Love You Baby” stormed into the industry and shook the charts, and consequently paved the way for what would become a tremendously successful career in music. But then, in the mid 80’s, Summer was blamed for making an anti-gay remark, which led many to return her records. Still, Summer was referred to as the “Queen of Disco.”
Donna Summer – Now
Donna sold an unprecedented 140 million records worldwide, out of which 32 were made hit single rankings on the Billboard Hot 100. Summer married Brooklyn Dreams singer Bruce Sudano, and the pair had two daughters. In 1995, Donna and her family moved to Tennessee so that she could take a hiatus from music and dedicate her time to painting. Then, unexpectedly, Donna died at the age of 62 after a long battle with lung cancer. That same summer of 2012, many notable singers, including Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand, paid their tribute to the late singer.
Melissa Etheridge – Then
Melissa’s single “Bring Me Some Water” landed her underground success along with her self-titled album. That same single was nominated for a Grammy back in 1988, but it wasn’t until 1993 that she got her mainstream breakthrough. The album Yes I Am went platinum six times and spent nearly 140 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts. Etheridge then went on to win several awards and dominated the charts all throughout the 90’s. Critics, musicians and fans alike simply could not get enough of her songwriting abilities.
Melissa Etheridge – Now
Melissa came out as a lesbian in 1993 and revealed she was in a serious relationship with filmmaker Julie Cypher a year later. The pair decided they were ready for kids, so using a sperm donor, Julie gave birth to two children. Later, Julie admitted she was reconsidering her tendencies and the two had split. Melissa then dated actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, who had supported her when she was diagnosed with cancer. The two had twins but eventually split too. Nowadays, Melissa works as a part-time teacher at Andrean High School in Indiana.
Missy Elliott – Then
Before deciding to go solo in 1997, rapper Missy Elliot kick-started her career with the group Sista during the early 90’s. Her debut solo album, Supa Dupa Fly, ranked number three on the Billboard 200, which landed her the prestigious title of the highest-charting debut for a female rapper back then. Her second album saw just as much success, and soon, Missy Elliot turned into a household name. After many collaborations turned hits with some of the biggest artists in the industry (including Whitney Houston), Elliot also turned to producing.
Missy Elliot – Now
Selling more than 30 million records in the United States, Missy Elliot received four Grammy Awards and was declared the best-selling rap artist in the history of Nielsen Music. Missy also performed during the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show alongside pop singer Katy Perry. This single performance boosted sales of her songs tremendously, and the show became the most-watched one in NFL history. 118.5 million viewers watched that one halftime show in the United States. Missy has now accumulated a net worth of about $50 million.
Cher – Then
The folk-rock duo of husband and wife Sonny & Cher might have been what got her career rolling, but Cher was a talent in her own self from the very start. The duo’s single “I Got You Babe” placed number one in 1967 and caused them to sell 40 million records worldwide. Cher went ahead and launched her solo career simultaneously, releasing a hit titled “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” in 1966. However, it was Cher’s second album that helped her change musical direction and enter the pop field.
Cher – Now
Over 100 million Cher records were sold worldwide, a groundbreaking achievement that is especially respectable considering she had six very successful decades in the industry. Cher had also won an Academy Award for Best Actress in her 1988 performance on Moonstruck. Come 2008, Cher signed a $180 million deal to perform at the Colosseum Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years. Additionally, Cher continued to star in many films, one of which being Burlesque alongside triple threat singer-actress-dancer Christina Aguilera. Cher is still performing to this very day.
Pat Benatar – Then
Born to a beautician mother and sheet-metal worker father, Pat was far from claiming music was running in her blood. However, when she sang her first solo at the age of eight, Benatar understood theater and music were her real passion. In August 1979, Benatar’s debut album In the Heat of the Night was released and reached number 12 soon after. Benatar’s number one single, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” became her signature song. After that, Grammy Awards came swarming in.
Pat Benatar – Now
Since 1997, Benatar only released one album consisting of new material. The album was titled Go, and the title track became a huge success for Pat’s future concerts. In January 2017, Benatar recorded the single “Shine” to support the Women’s March, and this song was her first original non-holiday recording in more than a decade. Pat married her high school boyfriend at the age of 19, but the two divorced seven years later. The talented singer got remarried to guitarist Neil Giraldo, and the two have two daughters together.
Chaka Khan – Then
Khan began her career as the lead vocalist for funk band Rufus, but as the 70’s progressed, so did her need to go solo. Khan’s debut album consisted of the crossover disco number “I’m Every Woman,” which caused the album to go platinum as well as was marked as one of Khan’s best selling singles. Khan was named the first R&B singer to have a crossover hit collaborating with a rapper for her single “I Feel For You,” which managed to relaunch her career.
Chaka Khan – Now
Khan, now commonly referred to as the “Queen of Funk,” sold an estimated sum of 70 million records worldwide. Winning ten Grammys seemed like a walk in the park for the talented singer who was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011. Khan ventured out of music in 2015 and joined the cast of Dancing With The Stars, but much to her fans’ disappointment, the star canceled all live performances in 2016 on account of having to check herself into a rehab facility.
Joni Mitchell – Then
Joni Mitchell is “one of the greatest songwriters of all time,” claimed Rolling Stone Magazine, which is a highly reputable credit to her name. Mitchell earned a total of 9 Grammy Awards after she was celebrated for conveying her feelings to the world through her touching music for four decades. During the 70’s, Mitchel started to work with several jazz artists, including Wayne Shorter and Pat Metheny. The transition into jazz boosted her career and opened up her musical mind, thus earning her mainstream success.
Joni Mitchell – Now
Mitchel revealed she was diagnosed with Morgellons syndrome in 2009. The disease is a skin condition in which the body is under “delusional infestation.” Come 2010, Mitchel stated during an interview with the LA Times that she was in better health than she has been in a long time. Mitchel suffered from a brain aneurysm, which had affected her speech, and in July 2015, her representative confirmed the singer was undergoing a rehabilitation process but was unable to start walking again just yet.
Olivia Newton-John – Then
The album If Not For You made Olivia Newton-John a well-known name, especially thanks to that album’s title track. Three years after this 1971 release, Olivia competed at the Eurovision Song Contest and represented the UK with the song “Long Live Love.” The same song went on to be adapted for a US release in the country category. Olivia’s best year was 1978, as she landed her greatest role to date as Sandy in the musical film Grease. The same film earned her a nomination for an Academy Award.
Newton-John’s number “Physical” was declared as the biggest song of the decade in 2008. These days, Olivia continues her worldwide tour and performs her hits for her huge fanbase. In 2017, news hit the fan about Grease having a 40-year reunion with all of the original cast, but Olivia’s health had deteriorated due to her breast cancer spreading. Despite having gone through a partial mastectomy and chemotherapy, the singer found out through excruciating back pain that the cancer had metastasized to her spine, leaving her unable to walk.
Alanis Morissette – Then
Canadian native Alanis Morissette entered the scene in the early 90’s with a couple of pop albums, which consecutively lead to her being discovered by manager Scott Welch. Welch commended Morissette’s “spectacular voice,” and moving lyrics, and in 1995 her big break came in the form of the hit single “You Oughta Know.” Morissette’s biggest hit, “Ironic,” was quick to follow. Morissette landed the awards for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song (both for “You Oughta Know”), and Best Rock Album and Album of the Year at the 1996 Grammy Awards.
Alanis Morissette – Now
Alanis sold millions of her records worldwide during the 90’s and has also ventured into acting that same decade. Most recently, Alanis landed the role of Marisa Damia in the film The Price of Desire in 2014. Morissette dated actor Ryan Reynolds for five years after the two met at Drew Barrymore’s birthday party, and the two even announced their engagement. However, February 2007 brought ominous news, as Alanis and Ryan’s representatives announced both stars had decided to call the engagement off. Alanis is married to rapper Mario Treadway today.
Stevie Nicks – Then
Great things were in the cards for the talented Stevie Nicks. When she joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, the band achieved international recognition. Her decision to go solo in 1981 surprised no one. Her first solo album titled Bella Donna was number one in sales – instantly, Nicks was a worldwide superstar.
Stevie Nicks – Now
Nicks produced more than 40 Top 50 hits both as a solo artist and with Fleetwood Mac. She has also sold more than 140 million records worldwide, which automatically placed her on a pedestal and gained her the unofficial title of being the Queen of Rock and Roll. Nicks did not only become one of the best selling artists of all time, but she also won numerous awards for her art. Additionally, Nicks started a non-profit called “Stevie Nicks’ Band of Soldiers,” which aided injured military personnel.
Dolly Parton – Then
1967 was the beginning of the road for the blonde bombshell that is Dolly Parton. Her hit “Joshua” became a number one single in the early 70’s, a ranking which was soon followed by her numbers “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You.” When Dolly landed the Country Music Association Award for Best Female Vocalist in both 1975 and 1976, no one was surprised. But Parton was far from being done. Her tremendously successful hit “9 to 5” took the mainstream charts by storm, leaving her fans crying out for more.
Dolly Parton – Now
Come 2005, Parton received the honorable National Medal of Arts, which is the highest honor given by the U.S. government for pure excellence in the arts. Parton had tied with Bruce Springsteen for most Grammy nominations in history, as she had received 46 nominations in her five-decade-long career. Dolly sold a stunning 100 million records, and in 2012, the iconic singer published her own book, titled Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You. Her unprecedented success maintains to set an abnormally high record for other singers.
Barbra Streisand – Then
Barbra was named an “exciting new singer” from the early 60’s. Her debut album, The Barbra Streisand Album that came out early in 1963, made the top 10 list. Not to mention, the same album landed Barbra three Grammy Awards, which essentially makes Barbra the best-selling female vocalist in the U.S. Barbra might have been a recording goldmine, but she was not willing to give up on her other passion just yet – acting on Broadway. In 1968, Barbra won both a Golden Globe and Academy Award for her role in Funny Girl.
Barbra Streisand – Now
While Barbra Streisand is predominantly a pop singer, her voice has often been described as “semi-operatic,” mostly because of its strength and quality of tone. In recent years, critics and fans have taken notice of Streisand’s voice has become somewhat “lowered and acquired an occasionally husky edge.” However, she remains one of the most successful recording artists to this day. Come 2017, Barbra’s PR announced she was due to perform, star and produce the film adaptation of Gypsy, a celebrated musical.
Celine Dion – Then
Celine Dion is a well-known name around the world to this very day, but the record-breaking artist wasn’t always on a clearly paved professional path. Her international recognition came hand in hand with her winning the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival as well as the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. Her debut album, Unison, came out in 19990 and made her a star. Dion received platinum certificates for her two consecutive albums, Falling Into You and Let’s Talk About Love. But then, in 1999, Dion announced she was taking time off from the industry.
Celine Dion – Now
2002 was the greatest year of all according to Dion’s fans, as the singer returned to music with a four-year residency in Vegas “A New Day…” which eventually became the highest grossing residency of all time, making a whopping $285 million. Sadly, Celine canceled a residency and tour in 2014 and 2016 as she had to cope with her brother’s and husband’s untimely deaths. Both men were diagnosed with cancer earlier on. In 2018, Celine returned to her residency and announced she was working on a new album.
Tina Turner – Then
Talented Tina Turner began her musical journey in the late 50’s as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue duo. The group gained recognition with numbers like “A Fool In Love” and “Proud Mary,” but Turner was hiding a deep, dark secret the entire time she performed alongside Ike. As it turned out, Ike was domestically abusing Turner, and Tina decided it was time to split. In 1978 their divorce was settled, and Turner was invested in her comeback and solo career.
Tina Turner – Now
Turner’s solo career span successfully for several decades, her multi-platinum albums and best-selling singles (including “The Best” and “I Don’t Wanna Fight”) earned her a total of four Grammy Awards. Tina is often referred to as the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, a credit that does not come easily. Many argue that it is her mind-blowing energy and stage presence that put her up on that prestigious pedestal. Lately, talented Tina announced that she has been laboring on a musical based on her life titled “Tina.”
Barbara Mandrell – Then
Mandrell launched her career in 1970, with her fanbase largely consisting of country music enthusiasts. Her big break went hand in hand with her 1973 single “The Midnight Oil.” During the 70’s and 80’s, Mandrell succeeded in releasing one hit song about another, topping the country charts. Eventually, Barbara won “Entertainer of the Year” from the Country Music Association in 1980 and 1981, thus becoming the first woman ever to do so. Barbara joined forces with her sisters Louise and Irlene for the TV show Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.
Barbara Mandrell – Now
In 1984 Mandrell was in a severe car accident, which resulted in her having horrible injuries. She had a few broken bones, a concussion, and temporary memory loss, all of which translated into having a significant career setback. The accident had changed the country singer’s life entirely both psychologically and physically, leaving her unable to work for an extended amount of time. 13 years after the crash, in November 1992, Mandrell announced she was retiring from the industry in order to spend more time with her family.
Sinéad O’Connor – Then
Sinéad O’Connor rose to fame in the 80’s, after her debut album, The Lion and the Cobra, made major international waves. O’Connor’s music wasn’t the only thing that spiraled the media into a frenzy whenever her name was mentioned. In fact, he talent was often overshadowed by her controversial nature, which was condemned after she announced that she wouldn’t sing at her concerts if the United States National Anthem was played beforehand. After she received four Grammy Award nominations, O’Connor withdrew her name from consideration.
Sinéad O’Connor – Now
O’Connor revealed in 2014 that she was working on a new romantic album titled The Vishnu Room but later reported that the album title had been changed to I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss. Despite being married four times to men, O’Connor announced that she was a lesbian in 2000. Come 2017, the controversial singer changed her legal name to Magda Davitt, but she did not elaborate on whether or not that name had a hidden meaning. O’Connor also stated that she wished to be “free of parental curses.”
Marie Osmond – Then
Marie Osmond had enough of feeling as though she was not an integral part of The Osmonds, so come 1973, the singer released her own solo single titled “Paper Roses.” Immediately, the Anita Bryant cover became a hit, landing the number five spot on the Billboard chart. Marie joined forced with Donny in 1974, a collaboration that gave birth to singles “I’m Leaving It All Up to You” and “Morning Side of the Mountain.” The brother-sister duo was hugely successful as well.
Marie Osmond – Now
Marie admitted being a child star was a struggle for her. Since she constantly tried to keep up appearances, she fell into the dark abyss of eating disorders and psychological issues. In her adult life, Marie found love and tied the knot three times – to two different men. She continues to perform with her brother Donny in the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, which is what she has been doing ever since 2008. Their show received the Las Vegas award for the “Best Show.”