Evita is a soundtrack album by American singer and songwriter Madonna, released on November 12, 1996 by Warner Bros. Records. It was released to promote and accompany the 1996 motion picture, Evita. The soundtrack also includes performances by Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce and Jimmy Nail, but is considered a Madonna album since the majority of the songs are sung by her. The RIAA certified it Gold and Platinum on January 24, 1997 and 5× Multi Platinum on March 29, 1999, recognizing 2.5 million shipments throughout the United States (as it is a double album and exceeds 100 minutes in length, the RIAA counts each unit sale twice).
The soundtrack was released in two different versions: a two-disc edition entitled Evita: The Motion Picture Music Soundtrack featured all the tracks from the film, and Evita: Music from the Motion Picture, a single-disc edition contained a selection of highlights from the soundtrack. The soundtrack includes three singles by Madonna; "You Must Love Me" (#18 in the US and #10 in the UK), "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" (#8 in the US, #3 in the UK, and #1 in France) and "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" (#7 in the UK).
Evita is a British melodic metalcore band from Bristol, UK formed in 2006. The band are notable for drastically changing the sound of their music between their first EP and their debut album.
Evita started off with Aaron [Beider, vocals] and Jack [Sims, former guitarist] messing around making some acoustic songs back in August, 2006. However this soon developed into a full band, with the aim to try and make some fun but interesting music that was a bit different from what was popular at the time.
After several line-up changes, they released their debut EP a year later on 19 November 2007. Entitled Like An Ocean We Rise Again, this five-track record was recorded by the band and released by the Bristol-based label Glasstone Records. The EP received positive reviews from popular music magazines, including 7/10 ratings from Rock Sound and Metal Hammer.
The band began writing for their debut full length album in January 2008, however shortly after in March, Jack left the band in order to study at university, and was replaced by Mike [Thomson, rhythm guitar and backing vocals]. Shortly after in May 2008, Lewis [Robbins, drums] left the band due to commitment issues and was replaced by Johno [Fisher, drums], creating Evita’s final line-up.
Eva is a female given name, the Latinate counterpart of English Eve, derived from a Hebrew name meaning "life" or "living one." It can also mean full of Life or mother of life. It is the standard biblical form of Eve in many European languages.
During the 1990 United States Census, approximately 0.159 percent of females counted had the first name Eva. The popularity of the name Eva has been consistently in the top 300s, according to the Social Security Administration website. Popularity peaked in 1989 when the name hit No. 31. It began to dip, gradually falling into top 300s, until the turn of the 20th to the 21st century, when the frequency of the name Eva began to rise. As of 2006, it sat at No. 124.
In England and Wales, Eva was reasonably popular around 1900, but it has been little used since, Eve and Evie being the more popular forms today. The name is traditionally more popular in Ireland and Scotland, as an anglicisation of the GaelicAoife, meaning "shining" or "radiant". The name is often mistaken as Eve.
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