The first song to sell a million copies on the label was “Shop Around”, written and performed by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Berry had started the most successful and influential era in the history of popular music. Motown Records made more than 180 number one hit songs and numerous top ten records. After many years at the top of Motown he stepped down taking the job as board chairman, allowing the younger generation to lead the company into a new era. No other record company in history has such an influence on popular music and culture.
From there, Cudi was put on the ‘artists to watch list’ in major music magazines including Rolling Stone, Vibe, and BBC News. In 2009 Cudi, released his first album named Man on the Moon: The End of Day (Kid Cudi biography). The album sold 104,419 copies in the first week topping the charts at #4. The album featured Kid Cudi’s lead single, Day ‘N’ Nite, which brought his biggest commercial success so far in his career (Birchmeier). His second album, the sequel, was released the next year.
During his career, Joe Montana has come from behind to win the game thirty-one times, a feat only surpassed by John Elway. In Joe Montana's first full year as starter, he led his team to a Superbowl victory. A great quarterback, it could be said, raises the ability of those around him. In 1993, after throwing only twenty-one passes in the previous season, and not playing a down in 1991, he was named the starter of the Kansas City Chiefs. In that season, Joe Montana led the Chiefs to their best season in more than twenty-five years, and took them all the way to the conference championships.
Clark created the American Music Awards as a rival to the Grammy’s. He wanted to appeal to a younger generation and their taste in music. The teenagers loved this show, and the view count has since surpassed the Grammy’s more times than not. The show that most people know Dick Clark for is Dick Clarks Rockin’ New Years Eve, which came out in 1972. This television program is aired every New Years Eve on ABC.
“As soon as I heard John Bonham play”, recalled Jones, “I knew this was going to be great...we locked together as a team immediately.” They played in front of a live audience for the first time at Gladsaxe, Denmark, on 7th September 1968. Following their time touring as The New Yardbirds, the issue of coming up with a new band name arose. One account of how the new band's name was chosen held that Keith Moon, member of The Rolling Stones, suggested that the group would go down like a “lead balloon”. The group dropped the “a” in lead, so that those unfamiliar with the phrase would not pronounce it “leed”. The word “balloon” was transformed into “zeppelin” exaggerating the humourous situation.
Entertainers thrive from his or her fan base. It is from this that they begin to become icons to his or her fans, country, and even the world. Jay-Z for example has a net worth of 500 million dollars. He was awarded 17 Grammy awards. As well as being placed number one on the 2006 MTV Greatest MC's of All Time list.
He was sentenced 18 months to 4.5 years. Five months later his new CD "Me Against The World" debuted at number one on all of the charts. It went on to go double platinum. Later that year, he married long time girlfriend Keisha Morris. Later he released the first ever two-disk CD.
Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj ( /mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is a Trinidadian-born American musician. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, and moved to the New York borough of Queens when she was five. After releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009 and being signed to Young Money Entertainment in August 2009, Minaj released her debut album, Pink Friday, in November 2010. It quickly became a commercial success, peaking at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and being certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) a month after its release.
“Blood Sugar Sex Magik” is the fifth studio album by one of the most influential bands in the World — Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released on September 24, 1991, produced by Rick Rubin. “Mother’s Milk” was their fourth studio album and it had a great commercial success (2 million copies were sold) but “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” became diamond in their discography. Blood Sugar Sex Magik has sold over 12 million copies worldwide and five singles of different songs from that album were released, including such B-Sides as “Soul to Squeeze” which became very popular. Recording sessions began in May, 1991, in mansion of Harry Houdini and ended in June.
Then for the next thirty years he established himself as the “King of Pop” ("Bio True Story", 2012). With lifelong fame and stardom came bourdons ("Bio True Story", 2012). Michael became so popular that his personal life became public information and led to public inquiry ("Bio True Story", 2012). Michael Jackson went on to become one of the most internationally famous award-winning solo pop sensations to date ("Bio True Story", 2012). His 2009 death stirred controversy and was ultimately ruled an accidental overdose ("Bio True Story", 2012).