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.
Along with blues, country music styles had an influence over rock as well. As stated in Rock Music Styles written by Katherine Charlton, “Racial barriers slowly eroded when white teenagers began to listen and dance to the rhythm and blues of such jump bands as Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five in the late 40s” (Charlton 5). This marked the era for not only the beginning of racial integration, but youth rebellion as
Synopsis Born in New York City in 1971, Tupac Shakur, known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper. Shakur has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Most of Tupac's songs are about growing up amid violence and hardship in ghettos, racism, other social problems and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry. Shakur was shot and killed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1996. CONTENTS Synopsis Early Life Debut as 2Pac Controversy Violent Death QUOTES "In my death, people will understand what I was talking about."
After that, he signed with Def Jam and released his next album, "In My Lifetime, Volume 1." This album had much to do with Jay-Z's life in his earlier years. It won platinum status. A year later, he released "Volume 2, Hard Knock Life," which has sold over five million copies and is five times platinum. With continued success, Jay-Z's net worth is expected to reach $1 billion or more within his lifetime.
I realized Elton John somehow demanded a certain level of respect that crosses all demographics. Again, a sharp contrast from a typical rock concert. Merandi-4 At that moment it struck me how long Elton John has been entertaining. It has truly been decades of wowing the world with his incredibly consistent and beautiful music. Elton John’s career started in the 60‘s and he has sold over 220 million albums (thebiographychannel).
Dropping out of school at the age of fourteen, he entered the rap world at a very young age and was quickly introduced to some of the most legendary icons from all around the world. He has put out some of the most famous albums of all time, as well as songs that will be listened to constantly until the day rap dies. Shortly after dropping out of the seventh grade, he released his first album Tha Block is Hot, going double platinum and reaching a spot of number three on billboard album charts (Star Pulse). In 2004, he released the first album of the ever-famous Tha Carter trilogy. Tha Carter trilogy has become easily the most controversial set of albums ever to be released by any rapper.
Soul music is a mixture of gospel with rhythm and blues. Although soul developed much earlier than 1950, it first gained popularity within the late 1950s and came to be called soul jazz which self-consciously used melodic figures or riffs derived from gospel music or folk blues. Soul has its roots in African-American culture and first made its appearance in the
His number one singles spent a total of 80 weeks at number one. i. These figures are only for the pop charts, and only in America. He was also a leading artist in the American country, R&B, and gospel fields, and his chart success in other countries was substantial. B. Elvis has also appeared on many television shows and in movies.
“The Harlem Renaissance emerged amid social and intellectual upheaval in the African American Community.”(Wintz1). Jazz was a specific type of music that black professionalized in. Blacks prospered significantly from Jazz. “Louis Armstrong became the first great jazz soloist when he moved from King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in Chicago to Fletcher Henderson's band in New York City in 1924”(Britannica). Armstrong was a famous jazz artist during the Harlem renaissance.