With a small following, Nirvana took the world by storm with their second album “Nevermind” at the end of 1989 with several hits (Erlewine). On January 11, 1992, the sensation “Smells like Teen Spirit” reached number six on the billboard 100 (Top 100 Hits of 1992). It also made the top ten songs in Britain (Erlewine). Not expecting this outcome, the publishing company sold out of the initial 50,000 copies of the album and had to quickly produce more to meet the demands (Erlewine). When all was said and done, the album had become triple platinum (Erlewine).
The band hired Travis Barker; drummer for supporting act The Aquabats after Travis learned the bands 45 minute set in 20 minutes during a tour date. Just two years later Blink 182 had released their third album titles Enema of The State, this album is acclaimed to be what sent Blink 182 into the height of their popularity and the biggest pop-punk act of the era. Three singles released from the album “What’s My Age Again?” “All The Small Things” and “Adam’s Song” all featured major commercial success. Enema Of The State had reached multi-platinum status in almost no time at all Later after Blink’s first major arena tour and cameo appearance on hit film American Pie, the band released their fourth studio album in 2001 named “Take Off Your Pants And Jacket” which debuted at number 1 in Canada, USA and Germany. The singles “First Date” and “The Rock Show” continued the bands mainstream success.
Last year the band tied Britney Spears with eight sold-out shows at Los Angeles Staples Center. On April 16, 2012, the band returned to Los Angeles for a record breaking three sold out nights at the Staples Center jumping past Britney Spears for a record of eleven shows”( http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/touring/mana-jumps-past-britney-spears-in-record-1006779752.story). On May 1st, 2012, Mana’ performed at the Pepsi Center for their second leg of their Drama Y Luz World Tour here in Denver, Colorado. The band had not performed a show in Denver for over ten years. The show lasted for 2 hours and twenty minutes.
As the entertainment market changers, Madonna changes. By changing with the competitive environment, Madonna has sold over 300 million albums to date and is the world’s most successful female singer. Madonna seems to have defied all generational laws (Prieto-Arranz, 2012). Relevant Factual Information about the Problem or Decision the Organization Faced Madonna is an exceptionally businesswoman, she is a fifty-four year old entertainer who still has the ability to identify strategy alternatives as the competitive environment
With his most recent album, The Carter IV, selling over three million copies in only five months; all he has to do is say something negative or positive about someone and all of his fans automatically have the same opinion. The man has got a substantial amount of power. Financially supporting the artist wouldn’t be an issue at all considering he has more money than
Each of these fabulous artists has been regarded as "one of the greatest pop acts of all time" and dubbed the "Queen of Pop" by various sources. In the same way Madonna and Spears are in the Guinness World Records but Madonna is listed as the world's most successful female recording artist of all time and the top-earning female singer in the world with an estimated net worth of US$490 million, having sold over 200 million records worldwide while Spears also holds the title to multiple records such as Most Searched Person on the Internet (2009). In addition, Madonna and Britney are both legends not only in their genre but universally. There was no bigger legend in pop than Madonna. No one, not even singers like Janet Jackson has achieved what Madonna did.
She is the second child of Lynne Irene and James Parnell | |Spears. She began performing as a happy and energetic child, landing acting roles in stage productions and television shows. | When Britney was 17 years old, she released her debut album “Baby One More Time” in early 1999. it was an instant success, becoming a pop hit around the globe as it was sold 13 million copies worldwide. For the next few years, she became the only female in music history to have her first four studio albums debut at number one. Already becoming a world's pop phenomenon, She won numerous awards internationally, including Grammy Award and Billboard Music Awards.
Gaga came to prominence as a recording artist following the release of her debut album The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success that topped charts around the world and included the international number-one singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". After embarking on the Fame Ball Tour, Gaga followed the album with The Fame Monster (2009), which spawned the worldwide hit singles "Bad Romance", "Telephone" and "Alejandro" and allowed her to embark on the eighteen-month long Monster Ball Tour, which later became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time. Her most recent album Born This Way (2011), topped the charts of several major markets and generated more international chart-topping singles that include "Born This Way", "Judas" and "The Edge of Glory". Aside her musical career, Gaga has also involved herself with humanitarian causes and LGBT activism. Influenced by such acts as David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Queen, Gaga is well-recognized for her flamboyant, diverse and outré contributions to the music industry through fashion, performance and music videos.
“We Found Love” Pop star Rihanna has reached new limits in the music world by her combination of artistic talent and scandalous drama. She has eleven number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100. This current sensation has achieved all this success by not necessarily being the most talented, but by having a way of connecting with her audience through catchy beats and sharing her public life. Chris Brown, Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend, assaulted her, which shocked the nation and brought fans to a very personal level with Rihanna. One of her most famous songs, “We Found Love,” remained number one worldwide for over ten weeks.
Then she studied shortly at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before she stopped to pursue her music career. She wrote songs for various artists until being discovered by R&B singer Akon. In 2008 she released her debut album, The Fame, which was a big success and the hit song "Poker Face" reached the top of the charts in almost every category, in almost every country. Her parents are Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta. Lady Gaga was skilled , she was accepted to The Juilliard School, but instead went to a catholic private school.