Why is Michael Jackson called the King of Pop?

Why is Michael Jackson called the King of Pop?

Michael Jackson was considered as the biggest pop star ever. Until now, he is still the King of Pop as he was the one changed music and its industry also during his career than anyone. His artistic innovation still has a huge impact on modern pop music.

The Biggest Pop Star Ever

At the age of 22, Michael Jackson was not only one of the most beloved pop artists, but also one of the most famous people in the world. His career peak really appeared when he released the 1981 Thriller and Become one of the best selling albums of all time. There are 7 of the 9 songs of the album that were in the Top 10 most popular songs. Thriller continued to dominate the charts for two years and during the 37-week period, his album had no rival.

Moonwalk

Not only that, on March 25, 1983, Michael Jackson marked another peak in his career when he unveiled a unique dance called moonwalk. For a long time later, his awesome dance became an inspiration for young artists around the world.

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“We are the world”

The voluntary activities of the King of Pop are also very impressive. Along with Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson wrote the song “We Are the World” in 1985 for the purpose of charitable donations and collected about $ 50 million to support the fight against poverty in Africa. This is also an indispensable song in many humanitarian programs around the world for many years to come.

The King of Pop

Although his personal life is a bit eccentric, Michael Jackson’s musical talent is undeniable. His sudden death at age 50 made many people around the world shocked and saddened. Until now, decades have passed, it seems that no one has been able to defeat Michael Jackson to become the King of pop music.  His music and choreography still impress music lovers.

Black Pink and TWICE, Who Is New K-Pop Girl Group at Japan’s “Dome”?

Black Pink and TWICE, Who Is New K-Pop Girl Group at Japan’s “Dome”?

The record that Black Pink and TWICE are holding is easy to confuse the audience and imagine the two groups won each other’s records.

K-Pop fans must all know from thedome stadiums in Japan, which are the largest stadiums in the country. Holding concerts in dome is always the dream of every singer and group. Because there are only the most popular, most crowded artists who can perform at the dome. And making Japan’s largest five dome tour, is a milestone to show that the artist is really the top star in this country.
Previously, only K-Pop boy bands performed at the domes. Like TVXQ, BIG BANG, EXO, SHINee, Super Junior. The number of girl groups that are attractive enough to make concerts at dome is less, only with KARA and SNSD. And not long ago, JYP company proudly showed that TWICE will perform dome tour in Japan in 2019. The girls will have four nights, in three major stadiums: Tokyo Dome, Nagoya Dome and Kyocera Dome. . So TWICE will become the first and fastest K-Pop girl group to perform dome tour.


Everything will be nothing to say, if Black Pink group recently performed a concert at Kyocera Dome, it became a K-Pop girl group with the fastest dome concert. The two records that Black Pink and TWICE are holding at first may be confusing.
But with TWICE, it was the girl group that made the concert tour (dome tour) in the shortest time since their Japanese debut, and Black Pink is the fastest K-Pop girl group in the night job. solo performances at a stadium. And the achievements of Black Pink and TWICE have made K-Pop fans proud.
Recently, the prestigious New York Times newspaper published a list of 65 best songs in the world in 2018, based on the evaluation of the music critic of this newspaper. An artist / group may have multiple songs appearing in this chart, as long as they meet the criteria.
The Black Pink girls have the right to be proud when the song DDU-DU DDU-DU is ranked 31. This is the theme song for the debut mini album Square Up that the group released in June.

Kpop Stars Comeback At The End Of 2018

Kpop Stars Comeback At The End Of 2018

2018 is nearing the end but Kpop is still very exciting with a series of new products from the leading entertainment companies.
Although 2018 is entering the end of the year, it seems that this is a golden time for a large group of idolgroup back. In the last two weeks of 2018, fans will enjoy a wide range of new music from celebrity groups and singers, not to mention the representatives. came from Kpop trio “boss” like SM and YG.
More specifically, with the YG artists, WINNER will release their single “Millions” on December 19th. It is known that the studio album of the group is expected to debut next year. As for iKON, the group will be releasing their debut album on December 31st.

Meanwhile, the SM boygroup DBSK will release their 15th anniversary special album on December 26th. Thus, these two guys will be in the situation of being “sandwiched” by two groups of men YG on the Kpop racing floor last year.

Besides, Kpop fans will be meeting 2 members of popular girl group 2nd generation Sooyoung (SNSD) and Jiyeon (T-ara). With the long legs of the national girlgroup, this is the first time to debut with Sooyoung’s solo singer after leaving SM and focusing on acting career. She will be releasing “Winter Breath” on December 20th. Similar to Jiyeon, the single “One Day” aired on Dec. 22 is also T-ara’s first musical “goddess” after nearly a year leaving MBK.
In addition, the idolgroup will also be taking advantage of the last days of 2018 to release new songs like Kim Minseok (MeloMance) debuting their single on December 18, SEVENTEEN with “Getting Closer” on December 21, Andy ( Shinhwa) with “A’NDY to Z” on December 24th.

2018 continues to be a very unsuccessful year for GFRIEND as two of the group’s music releases last year did not leave much of a mark as the six girls did in previous years. Although “Time For The Moon Night” is a step upstream on the music charts, but the summer song “Sunny Summer” is a complete failure when not bring GFRIEND any trophy. on the music stage last week. However, the fans do not need to worry anymore because the source management company has confirmed that GFRIEND will come back in January with the second full album of his career. This is the group’s first comeback since July, 1818, and also the first full album since “LOL” released in mid-2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Thank you, Next – Ariana Grande “Breaks” Youtube?

How Thank you, Next – Ariana Grande “Breaks” Youtube?

Ariana Grande has officially returned to the music video “Thank u, next” and the product only took 10 hours to reach the 30 million views.

Ariana Grande‘s fifth studio album is entering its finale and is set to hit stores next year. The owner of the hit God Is Woman has upgraded Thank u, next to the lead-single “paving the way” by unleashing a non-physical MV. This promises the next “seismic” from her. Especially when she is no longer “busy” love story anymore and is “up close” with tour Sweetener is going to “wave” in the coming time.

You have just recently updated Ariana story takes only 10 hours to reach 30 million views on Youtube. And audiences anticipated after the 24 hours of MV’s will break BTS’s record set up earlier with IDOL (55 million views). At the same time became the MV received many “hit” most within 24.
But if you simply think that the MV Thank u, next is a story with the content “dedicated” to “swing” the old-love that can “storm” the wrong then?. MV Thank u, next after all is the story about the feelings of self-ego-lift.

As the trailer was released earlier, Ariana Grande borrows the mind of the story in the once-young teenage movie Mean Girls and opens with the members of the jury who have released the news. “Rumors” around her life Ariana Grande. Ironically, the rumors are that the bearers bear the consequences. This clever opening has the message: Never gossip about someone else because you will not know one day that you are the victim of rumors.
Throughout the MV, you will have the opportunity to look back on comedy-like feelings like Mean Girls, Bring It On, 13 Going On 30 or Legally Blonde. In particular, the scene of Regina George character and friends walking in the hall or the classic Crime Scene of Mean Girls are featured. But rest assured that Thank u, next is not MV Parody like others teen comedy but the smart cut array to Ariana frankly laughed the story around her life.

However, above all, MV Thank u, next can break-in-the-world virtual in just a few hours of positive energy and optimistic spirit Ariana Grande conveyed from the lyrics as well as image. No matter how you go through so much pain in love, no matter what pulls you down with a series of “sad combo”, let’s calmly and cheerfully said: “Thank you”, as the character Kris Jenner said at the end of the MV.

November 2018 Flames With The Return of “Beast” K-pop Stars

November 2018 Flames With The Return of “Beast” K-pop Stars

Before the end of year ceremonies, awards in Korea, various of K-pop groups and artists all return the race with qualified music products.

EXO

Fired a shot for the beginning of November 2018 is the return of EXO – the king of Gen 3 pop music. Releasing the hit “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” on 2nd, November, EXO recorded their name on Billboard with more than 1,1 millions of pre-orders. That proved their fans’ expectations after a long time waiting for their comeback.

TWICE

After having the impressive cut in album “Summer Nights”, the top girl group TWICE will come back with their third album in this 2018. Once – their fanclub name – expect to have a breakthrough towards a series of grand prizes at the end of the year as TWICE’s previous comeback was fairly secure.

WANNA ONE

The boy band coming out of Mnet’s Produce 101 season 2 will be making their final comeback on November 19th before officially disband at the end of this year. “Spring Breeze”- the titled song is a deep ballad with soft melodies, covering the 58 seconds of teaser is a colorful scene suiting for each member of Wanna One. This final album has two version and is considered to be confronted with EXO at year-end awards.

EXID

LEGGO- EXID’s official fanclub is definitely excited for this return as this is the return of all 5 member of EXID after Solji being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in 2016. This album is also marked their first time to play role as musicians.

NU’EST W

The new release in November 2018 was the last time NU’EST W appearing on K-pop map. After Hwang Min-hyun took over for Wanna One, the other four members of NU’EST formed a unit group called NU’EST W. With Wanna One preparing to break up, the group will return to 5-member squad. Their fans responded enthusiastically when NU’EST W announced the final product and then officially disbanded.

Top 5 Must-See Mega Concerts Hitting the Road This 2018

Top 5 Must-See Mega Concerts Hitting the Road This 2018

2018 is a splendid year for pop concert stages with big names lining up to feed their audience with their satisfying performances.

Here are the top 5 list of exciting international pop performers with widely-anticipated performances this year:

  • … Ready for It? Taylor Swift the Queen is Back!

Pop Royalty Tay Tay will be back to conquer the stage for her colossal Reputation Stadium Tour. The ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ hitmaker will begin to rock the stage again on May 8 in Glendale and throughout the states. She will also be expected to ‘shake it off’ in United Kingdom and Australia for a string of dates in June.

And, ooh na-na, get ready for a summer night bursting with pop anthems as she will be joined by two other leading support acts Charli XCX and Camila Cabello.

  • ‘Don’t’ – Ever Miss Ed Sheeran’s ÷ Tour

Delight yourself with a night of rhythm, nostalgia and teeming with guitar heroics as Ed Sheeran continues his highly-anticipated tour. You know this guy just perfectly owned the music charts last year 2017 – best-selling album worldwide, most streamed artist on Spotify and commanding the airwaves everywhere – so this one night concert is absolutely hard to miss.

Ed’s 2018 tour kick-started on March 2 in Perth, Australia and he is set to conquer the North Americas in August 18 starting in Pasadena, California. The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ hitmaker’s last leg of US concert is slated on November 10 in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Every Girl’s Crush Harry Styles Extended Debut Concert, Harry Styles – Live on Tour

This ‘sweet creature’s’ 2017 concert was such a big hit, saying his tickets were selling like hotcakes could be an understatement. So, Harry is set for another round of his debut solo concert this 2018. The concert tour kicked off on March 11 in Basel, Switzerland and will be running through to July across Asia, Europe, United States and Australia.

Joining on stage with the pop star famous for his ‘Sign of the Times’ solo single, are Kacey Musgraves, the American Indie Rock Band Warpaint and Leon Bridges.

  • Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues Tour – Sorry but Nobody Wants to Go Home Just Yet

Form rock-tinged performances to pop-oriented tunes to funky and dance-inspired music – admit it, you can’t just get enough of this ‘This Love’ pop band hitmaker. Well, for sure you’d be delighted to know that America’s favorite band, Maroon 5 is set to show off their ‘Moves Like Jagger’ on the concert stage. The band’s Red Pill Blues tour started on March 1 in Ecuador with the second leg of the tour set to begin on May 30 in Tacoma, Washington. The tour is expected to run until the middle of October.

  • Calling All My Lovelies! Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour

Sure, there are a lot of reasons why this guy is one of the biggest touring acts of all time. Grammy-award winner and show master Bruno Mars is set to spread a magically pumped-up performance as a continuation of his 24K Magic Worldwide tour.

After rocking the Asian stage, Bruno is set to begin the leg 10 of his concert in Europe and Africa on June 16.

Should The Big Five Be Disbanded? You Decide!

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Eurovision is a widely viewed international musical contest where some of the countries musical talents participate in a contest to determine who’s the best. It’s almost like the Olympics, but with music rather than various sports.

Of course something this widely popular and watched has it’s own line of controversies. But one of the big ones other there is something called the Big Five. Today we will be looking at the controversy and raising points for and against the disbanded or not.

Reasons Against Disbandment

First let’s take a look at what this rule actually entails as a lot of the arguments for that stem from this rule being in place. This rule is in place to bring five countries: UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, and France into the finals of this competition regardless of their standing overall in the competition.

On the surface it sounds completely unfair, however it’s important to note that Italy didn’t participate for 13 years before joining back on regularly every year. Furthermore the other four countries are the largest backers of Eurovision. Essentially without these countries involved, Eurovision wouldn’t be as lucrative, or as massive as it is now.

This rule is put in place as a sort of incentive in the end. For Italy, being part of the Big 5 is more of a “thank you for coming back” gift. After all, it would dampen anyones mood if this was the first time they joined the contest in a long time only to fall short and not participate in the contest fully. For the other four it’s due to the amount of money they put in. A lot of times you only need a small glimmer of winning as a good incentive to invest.

Another thing to keep in mind with this rule is since this rule has been in place there’s been only one winner from the Big 5 since the year 2000. As much as it’s a big advantage it’s also fair since the other performers still have good chances if not the same chance as the other competitors.

Reasons For Disbandment

Reasons for disbanding the Big 5 is also prominent as well and there are many good points for disbanding the Big 5. The first of which is looking at consumer engagement. For most users watching from outside the event they will more than likely be watching during the semis that are held. They wouldn’t care much about what led up to that. What’s also important to note is the Big 5’s musician of choice only performs during the finals. There’s certainly promotion done during the semis, but no live performances until the actual finals.

Because of this, a voter will more than likely be swayed to vote for a semi-final content who made it to the finals rather than someone who was already in the Big 5. This can explain why out of the years this rule is in place, only one instance has a Big 5 member actually won the contest.

Another thing to note is also the countries choice in band to send as well. Because the Big 5 are guaranteed a spot it means they can send anyone they like. In many instances the fans have noticed that the Big 5 tend to serve up bands that aren’t as great as the other countries participants. It’s fair to say that because of this particular status it’s led the Big 5 to get comfortable with sending bands only for exposure rather than putting a quality performance and winning.

Because of this fact it makes sense to disband as the Big 5 have no distinct advantage and use this rule as a means of sending lower quality performers. They also gimp themselves because the band doesn’t perform until the end of the week in the finals.

What Are Your Thoughts?

Each side has it’s own good cases to keep the Big 5 or to disband it, but let’s hear your thoughts below on the subject! What do you think they should do? Should they keep it? Disband it? Or maybe make some changes to the rule?

BTS – What You Should Know About the K-Pop Sensation Taking the World by Storm

BTS

From being the first Korean pop group to make a performance at the AMA or American Music Awards to becoming Time Magazine’s one of the top 25 most influential people on the internet, and recently winning as the 2018 Billboard Music Awards’ Top Social Artist– BTS band is making history as the seven-member boy group literally take over the world.

Admit it, even if you are not so familiar with K-pop, BTS is simply difficult to ignore. You see, you can hear and see them almost everywhere you turn to. BTS may have been in the music industry for just a few years but they already have a massive fan base and they are even growing. Music fans are raving for BTS, and these are not just Koreans nor Asian fans but international fans. Why are these boys loved by their fans from all over the world? How in the world are they able to make fans scream and overwhelmed by emotions by merely appearing on stage?

Check out some facts that you should know about the world’s latest boy band sensation below.

BTS – What it stands for and How the Group Started Out

BTS stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan the Korean for Bulletproof Boy Scouts, which translates as Bangtan Boys in English. The group is consist of seven South Korean boy members formed by South Korean entertainment company, Big Hit Entertainment. The group has made their debut on June 12, 2013. Their song ‘No More Dream’ from 2 Cool 4 Skool, their first album became instant hit and the group gained subsequent popularity for their next series of albums. BTS’ third studio album Love Yourself: Tear which was released on May 18, 2018 has debuted as top one on the US Billboard 200 which rapidly catapulted the group to global recognition.

Who are the Members of the Group?

  • Jin or Kim Seok-jin

Jin is the group’s oldest member and one of the band’s vocalists as well. He was born on December 4, 1992 and studied film at Konkuk University.

  • RM or Rap Monster, Kim Nam-joon

The leader of the band and was actually the first member to be chosen for the group. He is known for his rapping abilities and has already worked with a number of hip hop artists.

  • Suga or Min Yoon-gi

Suga was born on March 9, 1993 in Bukgu, Daegu South Korea and is popular for his rapping skills.

  • J-Hope or Jung Ho-seok

Before J-Hope joined BTS he was a former member of Neuron, a street dance team. He was born on February 18, 1994 and fans are rooting for his impressive dance moves and cheery personality.

  • JIMIN or Park Ji-min

Born on October 13, 1995, JIMIN is one of the group’s lead vocalists and main dancer. He used to be enrolled at Busan High School of Arts. He later on moved to Korea Arts High School.

  • V or Kim Tae-hyung

He is the last member of the group to be known to the public. Born on December 30, 1995, V likes photography and art and had a role in Korean drama ‘Hwarang’.

  • Jungkook or Jeon Jeong-guk

Jungkook was born on September 1, 1997. He is the youngest member of the group and is an extremely talented singer and dancer.

10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Nicki Minaj

10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Nicki Minaj

Without a doubt, Nicki Minaj is one of the largest female rap stars in the world. With this kind of popularity though comes an unveiling of a lot of her personal life. Think what you will of her music, however her story is one riddled with a lot of pain, sorrow, but also triumph. Below is an assortment of info that you might not know about her and those tiny details.

  1. Nicki’s birthplace – Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, she was raised by her grandmother before moving to New York at the age of five.
  2. Her desire to kill her father – Her father was both abusive and addicted to drugs. Often times he would sell furniture specifically for drug money. There was also a time where he tried to kill Nicki’s mother through setting the house on fire.
  3. The single tattoo – Believe it or not, Nicki only has one tattoo on her body. It is located on her arm with the words “God is always with you” written in Chinese. She was 16 and regrets the decision of having it.
  4. Nicki Minaj is the first solo female artist that has seven singles on a US Hot 100 Chart at the same time – The other entires on include songs like Ludacris’ ‘My Chick Bad,’ Trey Songz’ ‘Bottomos Up,’ and more.
  5. She didn’t enjoy recording ‘Pink Friday’ – In an interview with Vibe in 2012, Nicki stated she wanted to prove on ‘Pink Friday’ that a female rapper could make a great album without the need to talk about their p**sy in it.
  6. Her experience in guest features – Guest features in songs helped Nicki get back on her feet after ‘Pink Friday’, however Nicki also has had guest features in the past, appearing in songs like Kanye’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ and others.
  7. She’s got a longtime boyfriend – His name is Safaree “SB” Samuels and he plays the roles of assistant, hype man, and her best friend.
  8. The song ‘Super Bass’ – What really helped Nicki explode was the fact her song ‘Super Bass’ was covered by so many people. From among them there was Taylor Swift as well as Selena Gomez.
  9. She actually hates her stage name – Nicki Minaj is her stage name, but she hates it. How she got that name stemmed from the first production deal she signed. The man wanted the name Minaj for her, but she fought against it hard. She eventually was persuaded, no doubt after a slight compromise, and now is stuck with the stage name Nicki Minaj.
  10. Young Life – Since Nicki was raised in a pretty bad household, it’s not too surprising that Nicki escaped to her room several times. When she was younger she had an alter ego named “Cookie” who she used to escape her fighting parents. She also read a lot of books when she was younger. With stories of big houses filled with nice stuff, she deeply wished that could be her family.

Conclusion

Nicki has led an interesting life. Sad, yes, however it’s all paid off quite well in where she is at right now in life. What sort of facts surprised you the most? Let’s hear your thoughts below!

4 Best Pop Songs of 2017

4 Best Pop Songs of 2017

Although we are halfway into 2018 and there’s been certainly some amazing music that has come out, we shouldn’t immediately dismiss songs from last year. There were a lot of catchy tunes that caught our attention so let’s walk down memory lane to a not so distant past and point out some quality tunes.

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”

Cardi B

Let’s start off with a song that has done some incredible stuff. Not only did Cardi B’s song top the pop charts last year, it knocked down the Queen of Pop from that comfortable position. Not only that, but it’s been almost 20 years since a female rapper managed to nab a number one song since Lauryn Hill’s work in 1998.

It makes sense though that this song made it to the top. Cardi B has amassed a lot of fans on Instagram from her personality and her overall tonne that’s taken in this song. Not bad for a first time female rapper.

Dua Lipa – “New Rules”

4 Best Pop Songs of 2017

This singer came out of the blue last year with launching her debut and making impressive sales along with scoring tours with both Coldplay and Bruno Mars. These days, her popularity is so massive that the singer is embarking on her own tour. The reason she’s pulled this off and more is primarily from this song that is both mournful but oddly upbeat as well. The timing of this song though was perfect as it came around the time where not many people felt there wasn’t much to be happy about. Pay attention to the lyrics as there’s plenty of valuable life lessons in there.

NERD ft. Rihanna – “Lemon”

NERD ft. Rihanna

You know those songs that when you hear the opening notes, you want to play this on repeat? Right? Yeah this song is one of those ones. With lines that we can connect with and that killer beat that hits you like you’re in the middle of some dizzyingly lit club, no wonder this song is a good song and you’ll hear it all over the place.

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Cut to the Feeling”

Carly Rae Jepsen

Literally pop music at the purest form. The album Carly Rae Jepsen released, Emotion, was THE album that stars like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have strived to make and are still trying to make. Overall the songs are smart and are almost pulled from some bubblegum lab if it wasn’t stuffed to the brim with great tastes. One song that caught our attention from the album is “Cut to the Feeling” which gives off some serious 80’s vibes and makes you want to dance like you just don’t care. Take a listen to this album and just let Jepsen take you to a magical world where there are no problems at all.

Conclusion

As you can tell, there were many great songs that have come out last year that are well worth looking into. Just because there were certainly some low points in pop music from big hits like Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and others, this low point has brought some amazing stars up into the limelight and release some great songs. Definitely check them out.