Well I think absolutely everyone has been exposed to Queen at some point in their lives. I had heard a lot of their songs growing up but I didn't really care for them much. More or less because they were old and I avoided old music. Then my boyfriend (who is a massive Queen fan) sent me a few songs and I was hooked after that.
First Song: You're My Best Friend
Favourite Song: Breakthru or Keep Yourself Alive
Well I am not really sure. I first heard of her when I was around thirteen. I can't remember if I found her from her Every Heart (English version) song or if my boyfriend at the time introduced me with Sara (English Version). Either way she quickly became my favourite artist. I tried to find all of her English stuff. The old English stuff of course, not her US album. But after awhile I really liked her Japanese and Korean music.
First Song: Every Heart (English version)
Favourite Song: 永遠 or Sara (English Version)
3. Emilie Autumn
I really like downloading new artists and a couple of my friends at the time really liked Emilie Autumn. She looked interesting and I was curious so they sent me a few songs. I really liked her lyrics and I ended up buying Opheliac.
First Song: Ever
Favourite Song: Marry Me
4 & 5 宇多田ヒカル, Utada
After I became interested in BoA I started looking for similar artists. I came across 宇多田ヒカル and I fell in love with her voice. I didn't know she sang the Kindom Hearts songs at first and was surprised when I realised how popular she was. Utada is my fifth most listened to artist so I figured as they are the same person I would group them together. I got into Utada because I heard 宇多田ヒカル was releasing English albums.
First 宇多田ヒカル Song: Simple And Clean
Favourite 宇多田ヒカル Song: Keep Tryin'
First Utada Song: Easy Breezy
Favourite Utada Song: Kremlin Dusk
6. Sweeney Todd [Stephen Sondheim]
Self explanatory. I went and watched the movie and I really liked the soundtrack so I downloaded it and listened to it a lot.
First Sweeney Todd [Stephen Sondheim] song: Opening Title
Favourite Sweeney Todd [Stephen Sondheim] song: Epiphany
I went through a phase where I was really into Linkin Park so I was looking for similar artists. Adema came up and I downloaded Immortal and really liked the song. From there I purchased their self titled album and loved every track on it.
First Adema Song: Immortal
Favourite Adema Song: Immortal
I only recently discovered OLIVIA. A lot of my friends and neighbours had her as one of their top artists. I never really bothered to look into her until one friend I added asked me about someone and then out of curiosity I asked them about OLIVIA. She only had good things to say and said she had a lot of English songs. I downloaded her albums and she became one of my favourite artists.
First OLIVIA song: Alone in our Castle
Favourite OLIVIA Song: Trinka trinka
9. Linkin Park
When I was little my Dad and brother were really into Linkin Park. I was into crazy music like Delta Goodrem and Mariah Carey. Anyway so I listened to one of my brothers CDs one day and I really liked them so I burned my own copies and listened to them constantly.
First Linkin Park Song: Somewhere I Belong
Favourite Linkin Park Song: Forgotten or Easier to Run
I stumbled upon 倖田來未 by downloading her covers of the songs from Final Fantasy X-2. After that I really liked her and preferred her covers so I downloaded more of her songs. She was harder to get into as opposed to my other Japanese artists which I really liked from the start.. But once I did, I really liked her.
First 倖田來未 Song: 1000 Words
Favourite 倖田來未 Song: SHAKE IT
Final Fantasy OSTs.. I don't think I need to say more.
First 植松伸夫 Song: Liberi Fatali
Favourite 植松伸夫 Song: Shuffle or Boogie
12. No Use for a Name
When I was fourteen or so a good friend of mine had the lyrics to Friends Of The Enemy in her MSN name and was going on about how good the band was. She sent me the song and I liked it a lot so I downloaded a few other songs and liked them as well. The rest is history.
First No Use For A Name Song: Friends Of The Enemy
Favourite No Use For A Name Song: International You Day
My friend at school who always tried to be different and cool was always bragging about how many musical people she knows and how different her music taste is. She would talk abotu how she talked to PlayRadioPlay! a lot and how much she liked his music. I wanted to listen to him to check him out and a long time later had the chance to download some of his music.. So I did. I was very surprised =].
First PlayRadioPlay! Song: Even Fairy Tale Characters Would Be Jealous
Favourite PlayRadioPlay! Song: I'm Afraid There's A Hole In My Brain
14. Imogen Heap
I was on the main page of last.fm and it came up that her popularity had gone up a certain percentage so I checked her out. I couldn't listen to any of her music but everyone was saying good things. When I went to Melbourne I went to JB HiFi with William and I asked about Speak for Yourself. They had a copy that a customer hadn't picked up after a long time and so I bought it. I loved every album on the album.
First Imogen Heap Song: Headlock
Favourite Imogen Heap Song: Goodnight and Go
15. Lily Allen
I heard about Lily Allen well.. I heard her on the radio. It's hard not to hear her on the radio. One of my best friends was really into her at the time as well and was singing me some lyrics. I was at my cousins house and decided to download her two albums and they were entertaining and addicitive.
First Lily Allen Song: The Fear
Favourite Lily Allen Song: Chinese or 22