In June 2008, the release of the third installment of Tha Carter series was released, titled Tha Carter III. Tha Carter III has already sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide, making it the highest selling album of 2008 outselling Coldplay by a mere 700,000 (Hip Hop Crunch). Tha Carter III has already made four number one singles: “A Milli”, “Got Money”, “Mrs. Officer”, and “Lollipop”. Mr. Carter also has many other projects coming up in the future such as the release of his next album Tha Carter IV, along with some group projects with artists such as Juelz Santana and T-Pain.
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.
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."
It has so far been supported by the singles "Started from the Bottom" and "Hold On, We're Going Home".Drake has sold over 5 million albums worldwide.  His work has earned him aGrammy Award, three Juno Awards, six BET Awards, and set several significantBillboard records. With twelve number-one singles, Drake has more than any other artist on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart. With ten number-one singles, he also has more than any other rapper on Billboard 's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, passingJay-Z in August 2012.  He is one of two artists (the other being 50 Cent) that has simultaneously occupied the chart's top three positions.Drake, along with being a record producer under the pseudonym C. Papi, has also written songs for other artists, including Alicia Keys ("Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)"),Rita Ora ("R.I.P.
Thriller is still among the biggest-selling albums in history, with sales of more than 45 million worldwide. At the 1983 Motown Records 25th Anniversary television special, Michael mesmerized the audience as he performed the hit song "Billie Jean," and debuted his now-famous "moon walk" dance steps. The show was seen by more than 50 million people around the world and was a major turning point in his career. Michael's trademark attire was his glittering costumes and sequined white glove. In 1985, he helped organize the USA For Africa famine relief benefit and co-wrote "We Are The World," on which he was a featured performer.
EPISODE GUIDES Soul Deep - The Story Of Black Popular Music The Birth Of Soul - Ep1/6 BBC Two 7 May, 9.00-10.00pm Soul music has conquered the world in the last 50 years - growing from the raw, electric rhythms of the black underclass, it is now a billion dollar industry with R&B and hip-hop dominating the world's charts. It's been the soundtrack to some of the most extraordinary social, political and cultural shifts. And, together with the civil rights movement, it has challenged the white hegemony, helped breakdown segregation and encouraged the fight for racial equality. This new six part series, made by the BBC team who produced the critically-acclaimed Lost Highway, Walk On By and Dancing In The Street series, charts the evolution of
Elton John’s career started in the 60‘s and he has sold over 220 million albums (thebiographychannel). Consequently, there is a wonderfully mixed crowd. It was like a beautiful mosaic that seemed to perfectly fit together. His appeal is totally mass appealing and that realization was very eye
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.
Drawing his inspirations from the Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac; Pyrex Jones aims to follow the same loose and easy flow. He also wishes to incorporate some of the social problems including: hardships, difficulties of violence, and some of the ethnic and racial dilemmas. This transforms into a huge fan following because the common listener could easily relate to this kind of music. Instilled with a real hustler’s ambition, Pyrex Jones has been making buzz locally with mixed tapes such as Microwave Music 1, Mafia Muzik, and various videos and performances.
He was introduced to up-and-coming hip-hop artist Kanye West, and the two musicians work together on one another's demos. Legend's debut album, 2004's Get Lifted, went platinum thanks in part to the hit single "Ordinary People," a song that he originally penned for the Black Eyed Peas. He went home with three Grammy Awards for Get Lifted: for best R&B album, best R&B male vocal performance and best new artist. Legend's musical talent has made him a mainstream star. In 2006, he performed at Super Bowl XL in Detroit, the NBA All-Star Game, and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Pittsburgh.