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 Faye's music has been inspired by many equally talented musicians as herself.  Below are some that was said to have inspired her to acheive what she has become today.
Thought to be the best female singer China has ever had in the past few decades, Teresa  was born in the early 50s and became very famous in the middle 70s and 80s. Her major charm lied in her sweet voice and her infectious performance. When asked for the secret of her popularity, "I have no secret means, but I  guess whatever one is doing - though I'm a singer now, when I'm singing a song, I'll express all my emotions, all my feelings with my voice," she said, "All the feelings deep in my  heart, whatever it's  happiness, loniness or  bitterness, which I'll just  express with my songs."  Her  life ended in a sudden asthma attack, on May 8, 1995, at Chiang Mai, Thailand.  
Listen to her music : Walking Slowly Through Life
Having played piano from the tender age of three, and being ejected from Baltimore's prestigious Peabody Conservatory at only eleven, Tori Amos truly had the makings of a musical wildchild... Tori amazed the music scene with Little Earthquakes in which Music-buyers and critics alike were stunned by its unearthly bluntness, its in-your-face honesty and its fragile openheartedness. Fast forwarding to the present, Tori offers her latest From the Choirgirl Hotel which is another fine example of the strength, emotional depth and versatility of her work.  
Listen to her music : Jackie's Strength (From the Choirgirl Hotel)
Björk Guðmundsdottír was born in Reykjavik, Iceland on November 21, 1965. She attended a music school for several years before making her first solo album titled Björk. She made this album when she was only 11. From there, she became big in the Icelandic punk scene. She then formed the group Sugercubes with members of Kukl, but after 4 albums without much success, they called it quits in 1992. Later Björk found Nelee Hooper and produced Debut with him which became an instant success with the hit "Human Behaviour". By the time Post, her second album came out, Debut had sold over 5 million copies worldwide. So far it has sold over 3 million copies worldwide and is still on the top of the charts in the UK as well as other countries. Her latest offering is Homogenic.  
Listen to her music : Bachelorette (Homogenic)
It began in 1982, when Robin Guthrie and Elizabeth Fraser  moved to London from Scotland. A year later, they signed to a the record company called 4AD and released their first album, Garlands. By the end of 1983, the duo had recruited bassist Simon Raymonde from a band called the Drowning Craze, and sped into '84 with a UK hit single called Pearly-Dewdrops Drops.  Throughout the years, the Cocteau Twins remained a closed book. The band's lyrics were virtually unintelligible. All meetings with the band were conducted in an atmosphere of trust  and understanding. In 1993, the band released Four-Calendar Cafe with their new record company. Just after the Four-Calendar Cafe World Tour ended, the trio adjourned to their studio in Twickenham. The result is Milk & Kisses, the band's ninth album. Like its two predecessors Heaven Or Las Vegas and Four Calendar Cafe, the lyrics on Milk & Kisses are half discernable lyrics, half a phonetic stream of unconsciousness.  Despite that, Milk & Kisses is without doubt their most assured work to date.
'OK boys, show us your stuff' - that was how Dolores O'Riordan introduced herself to the Cranberries in 1990. At the time, Noel and Mike Hogan (guitar and bass) and Fergal Lawler (drums) had been looking around for a lead singer for their band. Needless to say she got the job.  When the band's demo tape was released to journalists, it was met with an ecstatic reaction. The band was described as 'the future' and created high expectations for their first single Uncertain released in 1991. After all the hype around the band, the band went for a 'low-key' single that came nowhere near the quality of the original demo tapes. The single was described as a 'second-grade' song and The Cranberries started to learn about the fickle nature of the music industry. To make matters worse, the band were going through complex problems with their first manager and as the band was about to record their first album, they were on the verge of breaking up. The band found a new manager though, Geoff Travis of Rough Trade Records, and finished off their debut album, which was recorded in Dublin in 1992. By the end of 93, Everybody Else Is Doing it So Why Can't We? topped the million mark in America and the band returned home with a hero welcome in Ireland. They went into the studio to record their follow up album, No Need To Argue, in March 94. No Need to Argue was released in October 94 and proved to be an instant success, selling 1 million copies in its first three weeks of release.  The rest of No Need to Argue was written when the band were on tour in the US in '93. At the end of 1994, The Cranberries looked on as No Need To Argue became a huge worldwide seller.