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There are multiple artists with this name:
1) A quintet from Finland.
2) Stella Zelcer, a 60's singer from France.
3) A band from Estonia.
4) An artist from Ipswich, England.
5) An band from Hamburg, Germany
6) Belgium's participant at the 1982 song contest.
7) An American / band.
8) Stella Mwangi, a Norwegian artist..
9) An band from Clonmel in Ireland.

1)
Stella, a rock quintet from Joensuu, Finland, have just released (23.04.2008) their third album called Löytäjä saa pitää. The band got their big break in 2005 in the aftermath of the second Finnish Idols competition, when finalist Katri Ylander's version of piste. grabbed people's attention. The band first got signed to Sony in 2002 and released their first LP Kuuntelija in 2003. Singles off the first record got modest reviews and some airplay. Due to the expectations and media visibility created by Piste in the Idols competition, Stella's second LP Pelkääjän paikalla debuted at number five in the official Finnish record chart.

2)
Stella Zelcer (born 12.12.1950, Paris), born into a Polish Family, was 13 when she recorded her first EP. Between 1963 and 1969, she recorded 9 EPs, 2 singles and an LP (also issued in the US). Her songs were always funny and ironic. Her uncle Chorenslup used to write her lyrics.

In the 70s, Stella married Christian Vander, drummer and spiritual leader of Magma, the most legendary French progressive band. She was actually part of the band too. She had another solo LP in '91 as Stella Vander.

3)
Stella is a band from Tallinn, Estonia (founded autumn/winter 2005).

Band members:
Lotte Jürjendal (vocals, synth)
Carmen Lindam (violin)
Maris Rätte (drums)
Katrin Rätte (DJ-machinery)
Tauno Pääslane (guitar)

4)
Stella is an /experimental/ artist from Ipswich, England.

5)
Stella is an experimental band from Hamburg, Germany, including:
Elena Lange (guitar, vocals)
Thies Mynther (Electronics)
Mense Reents (drums, vocals, guitar)
Egoexpress Hendrik Weber (bass, electronics)

They started in 1996 and released their first 12" on L'age d'or. The first album "Extralife" came out in 1998. Their last album "Better Days Sounds Great" was released in 2004.

6)
Stella is the name of the singer that represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1982 with the song "Si tu aimes ma musique".

7)
Stella was an indie / emo band with vocals from Andi Camp, who went on to be in Ribbon Fix. They released an EP that was recorded in 1995 on Grafton.

8)
Stella Mwangi (also known as Stella and STL), is a Norwegian hip-hop artist on MTG records. She will release an album called Living for Music autumn 2008.

She was born in Kenya, but moved to Norway as a 4-year old. In 2006, she released an EP with some famous Kenyan guest artists, and became the best female newcomer in Kenya. Her songs is used on many TV series and movies like "American Pie", "Save the Last Dance 2", "CSI New York" and "Ghost Whisperer".

9)
Stella was an indie band from Clonmel, Tipperary in Ireland, active from 1994 to 1999.

Still in school, they set out to play all-original punky pop influenced by Manic Street Preachers, Stone Roses and The Clash. Unfortunately, all that exists of their efforts is a bootleg of a so-so performance of unknown date.

Band Members:
Ronan Doyle - vocals, guitar
Maurice Meaney - lead guitar
Niall Slattery - bass
Brian O'Gorman - drums

10)
This artist name also scrobbles viewings of the canceled Comedy Central show, "Stella," an absurdist comedy starring Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, and David Wain.

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