The Success of Christina Aguilera’s Debut Album

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Christina Aguilera

Bruce Furst has spent nearly 18 years as president of Ashber Corporation in Austin. Over the course of his career in licensing music for use in film productions, Bruce Furst has worked with or produced projects involving Tony Bennett, Christina Aguilera, Luther Vandross, and many other artists.

Christina Aguilera is one of the best-selling popular artists of all time. She has released seven full-length studio albums, in addition to various collaborations and singles, which have sold a combined 50 million units around the world.

Aguilera experienced significant success early in her career, as her self-titled debut album premiered at No. 1 on the US Billboard charts and spawned a number of popular singles. The record is perhaps best known for its lead single, “Genie in a Bottle,” which spent five weeks as the No. 1 song in the country.

Aguilera’s self-titled album sold 14 million copies around the world, including nearly 10 million in America, and charted in the top 20 of seven countries. In addition to “Genie in a Bottle,” the album sent “What a Girl Wants” and “Come On Over” to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.


Tony Bennett’s Music Transcends Time


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Tony Bennett

Bruce Furst has spent nearly two decades as president of Ashber Corporation, a company that specializes in licensing music content for use in films. More recently, he has joined the team at Intergalactic Royalty Operations Corporation. Over the course of his career, Bruce Furst has distributed music featuring high-profile artists including Christina Aguilera, Luther Vandross, and Tony Bennett.

Tony Bennett’s career has consisted of numerous successful singles, including 30 charting singles and three No. 1 hits. In 1967, Bennett released “For Once in My Life,” which peaked at No. 91 in the United States. It would stand as his last top 100 single for nearly 35 years.

In 2011, Tony Bennett achieved a unique record with the release of “Body and Soul.” The single charted at No. 87, bringing an end to the longest gap between charting singles for a living artist. Bennett sang alongside Amy Winehouse for “Body and Soul,” which was followed by duets with popular singers such as Michael Buble and Lady Gaga. The renewed interest in Bennett’s career resulted in his 2014 album of duets with Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. At 85, he became the oldest living artist to secure a No. 1 album.

MTV Names Lady Gaga as 2017’s Hottest Summer Superstar

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Lady Gaga

After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s in political science, Bruce Furst went on to earn a juris doctor. He is currently serving as the president of Ashber Corporation, a music production company based in Austin, Texas. Bruce Furst has engaged in contract talks with many high-profile potential clients, one of whom is Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga is one of the most decorated artists currently performing. A consummate musician, she already has multiple Grammy Awards under her belt. She has also been recognized in the acting department, having earned a Golden Globe for her role on the television series American Horror Story.

In yet another addition to her long list of awards, the Perfect Illusions singer was recently named the hottest summer superstar by MTV. The winner of the competition was determined by an online poll where she took the top spot with over 65 million votes. She blazed past other competition, leaving behind Zara Larsson in second place with 40 million votes and Justin Bieber with 15 million.

Lady Gaga is currently on a world tour featuring her latest album, Joanne. Recently, she was recognized as the first female artist to have ever headlined at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

Actor and Performer Boo Boo Stewart

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Boo Boo Stewart

A graduate of UCLA, Bruce Furst has headed Austin, Texas-based Ashber Corporation for the last 15 years. In this capacity, Bruce Furst has overseen executive production and casting efforts for a number of films such as Fly Kidz, which featured emerging actor and performer Boo Boo Stewart.

Born in 1994, Nils Allen Stewart, Jr. (also known as Boo Boo Stewart) has built a successful career in film, music, and dance over the last decade. The son of a stunt coordinator, he was a decorated martial artist during his childhood and held the title of multi-division World Champion in 2002 and 2003. The next year, Stewart appeared in his first feature film, Yard Sale, before he was selected for a role in dance film Fly Kidz.

Also an accomplished singer, Stewart toured with Miley Cyrus during her Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds Tour, and recorded a track for the DisneyMania 7 compilation CD in 2010. He has since gained worldwide notoriety for his role as Seth Clearwater in The Twilight Saga and as Warpath in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Most recently, he appeared in the Disney Channel original movie Descendants.