Crystal Mendez From Elvis to J-Lo: 50 Years of Pop Music Jill Van Nostrand Early Legends of Rock ‘n Roll Another Legend is Elvis Presley, the phenomenon, Elvis, changed the music, film, and television world forever. He had 149 different albums and singles that became certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 18 of his songs went to number one on the charts totaling 80 weeks. He took many influences throughout his life, combined it, and ratified the way music will be used forever. To put a cherry on top of this sundae would be to also mention that 40%, almost 1/2) of his record sales, was outside of the United States.
Elvis is the single highest-selling performer in history. Elvis was put on the postage stamp in 1993. He was also referred to as “Elvis the Pelvis. Elvis Presley’s later years. Especially in the 60’s and 70’s, Elvis toured constantly, performing all over the country until his death.
With continued success, Jay-Z's net worth is expected to reach $1 billion or more within his lifetime. A truly incredible achievement for any celebrity. Here are the facts: Clothing: Jay sold Rocaware clothing, which he co-founded, for $204 million back in 2007. If Rocaware met certain performance milestones he could pull down an additional $35 million in Iconix (the buyer) stock. Records: Every single album he's ever released (over 15)
Kenny Chesney Kenny Chesney was born March 26, 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He went gold with Me and You in 1996, platinum with I Will Stand in 1997 and double platinum with Everywhere We Go in 1999. By 2000, Chesney was a bona fide star who was adored by legions of country music fans. In 2001 he released his first Greatest Hits album. In 2008 he toured, and was nominated for seven CMA Awards.
Soon Motown became a successful independent company that recorded some of the most successful groups and songs such as ‘The Supremes’, ‘Stevie Wonder’, ‘Four Tops’, ‘Martha and Vandellas’, ‘Marvin Gaye’, Jr. Walker & the All-Stars’, ‘Michael Jackson’ and ‘Smokey Robinson’. The first hit song produced by Motown was ‘Way Over There’ by Smokey Robinson released in 1960. Berry co-wrote 240 songs for Motown’s Jobete music catalogue which
It was at number 4 on the bill bored top 200 album charts. The compilation has been certified double platinum and has sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. In February of 2004 she received a Grammy Award nomination for best dance recording for her song “Love One Another” during the same year Sonny and Cher dvd was released with nine of there shows from the Sonny and
He died on September 13, 1996, Las Vegas, California. Tupac Amaru Shakur, known by his stage names 2Pac and Machiavelli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Aubrey Drake Graham is my favorite rapper. He was born October 24, 1986.
According to Steven Knopper, a reporter for Rolling Stone, the song We Owned the Night by Lady Antebellum jumped to number 1 in the first week, “selling 347,000 copies” (Knopper). In 2006 Hillary Scott, Charles Kelly, and Dave Haywood came together to create a band, which they later named Lady Antebellum. Lady Antebellum is a family of musicans that has been influenced by artists such as the Allman Brothers Band and The Eagles, and they have won countless awards on their many songs. Many different people have influenced Lady Antebellum. In an interview with the lead guitarist Dave Haywood, Patrick Luce- a reporter for Monsters and Critics, reported that the three of them “pull from vocal groups like the Eagles and Allman Brothers” (Luce).
Boyz 2 men is an American R&B vocal group best known for their emotional songs and a cappella harmonies. The quartet won 4 grammys and the trio won 2. They are the most successful R&B groups of all time selling over 60 million albums worldwide. The group was originally a quartet but Michael McCary left the group in 2003 due to his health issues. the groups first single was end of the road which hit number one on charts, it stayed number one for 13 weeks straight.