Musicians Who Are Single Handedly Dominating The Music Industry

It is an established fact that music is one of the most popular types of entertainment. The estimated time that an average song takes at this current time is 3 to 5 minutes. It is increasingly hard for a singer or song writer to fit meaningful words that rhyme in this given amount of time. However, this does not mean it is impossible. This article will take a look at a few musical artists who have taken the world at a storm, and contributed to the growth of the music industry.


This musicians’ first debut was in a girl group originally consisting of four girls known as the ‘Destiny’s child’. While this group began while she was still a teenager, she played a large role in making it known to the world. The group however had some issues and two members left.

In an effort to maintain the group, Beyonce, and one of the other remaining singers’ reqruited one more girl and made ‘Destiny’s child’ a three African American girl group. This too, however, did not last long. After sometime, the group was dismantled due to some personal issues and everyone decided to debut themselves as individual musicians.

This is when Beyonce established her brand name. In an effort to realize her dreams, and to ‘prove a point to the world’, as most people term it, she released hit song, after hit song. She originally focused her songs in the R&B genre of music, but has however broadened her reach to a bit of rap and soul music too.

With Instagram followers of over fifty million people and hitting platinum in the sale of her albums, Beyonce has come to be known as one of the world’s favorite musicians. If this is not enough, she is one of the world’s best performing artists. With her ability to release and perform timeless music, Beyonce undisputedly known as the queen of R&B.

Niki Minaj

Now this is a female artist of African American descent that has also taken the world by storm. ‘Niki’, as most people refer to her, is a female rap musician. This is a type of music industry that most female musicians shy away from. It is a male dominated genre, but she, however, has printed her name into the wall of fame. In the beginning, Niki Minaj was not generally embraced by the world as her style of rap was somewhat different, and it had been a while since a female rap musician had a song debut.

The world was not very receptive of her, but through her persistence and hard work, most people have come to love and appreciate her music. She has, for a number of years since she begun won the award for the best female rap artist, in many musical award ceremonies, year after year.

A new female artist by the name if ‘Iggy Azalea’, has however recently emerged and has begun to threaten Nikis’ stance as the world’s best female rap artist. Iggy Azalea is of Australian descent and is currently Niki Minajs’ number one competitor.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is a female musician of American descent who chose to debut herself as a country singer in her mid teenage years. She won several awards in her early musical years and is still winning more to date. Taylor, as she is well known is a singer, a song writer, and she also plays several instruments. The world embraced this young American girl when she released her first album and her fame has continued to grow since them. Her songs are not only one of the most viewed songs on you tube, some with billions of views, but she is also the woman with the most Instagram followers. Her followers on Instagram alone are over sixty million.

She caused a social media frenzy a few years ago, when she decided to completely transition her musical genre. Taylor decided to stop singing country music, and she then had a debut of her first pop album, selling millions of copies worldwide. This was contrary to critiques expectations. Taylor is not only an award winning singer and song writer, but is also a performing artist. She has held several world tours, in different countries around the world, and has had her tickets sold out before each show. She is also a fashion icon, and a role model to many of the youth who are her followers and her diehard fans.

A Beginner’s Guide To Saving Money On Electronics For Home Media Stations

Setting a home media centre is a labour intensive affair. There are a lot of considerations that you have to make so that you can set a centre that reflects you and your taste. It is very easy for you to choose and put together a very expensive home media centre. However, at the end of the day, you will feel as though the value you gain doesn’t match what you spent on the home media centre. If this is the first time that you have bought a home media centre, then you should be meticulous about it. Never rush into a decision simply because you feel compelled to do; the following tips will enable you get those essential electronics for your home media centre whilst saving a lot of money in the process.

1. Buy the goods online

There are a lot of online stores that offer great deals on products. Take your time to find out which ones are competitive and make the leap.

2. Explore other alternatives other the brands you are familiar with

Some of the well-known brands are very pricy. The obscure ones that work just as well, are very cheap and will make you a lot of savings in the long run.

3. Be wary of add-ons

If you intend to save money, then you should avoid add-ons that you will not use from the product. Some companies just want you buy something that you won’t need in the long run.

4. Know the policies of the store

It is important that you know about the policies of the stores. Find out what the various terms and conditions are regarding discounts and coupons. This way you can rest easy knowing that you made the right choice regarding the product.

5. Know about the product in superb detail

It is absolutely vital that you know about the product is detail. You have to know what the recommended retail price of the product so that you can know if the shops that you intend to buy the product from are giving you a fair deal. You must understand the specs and performance of the product. Overall, knowledge is vital as it will enable you make an informed decision in the long run.

6. Timing is everything

The time of the year when you buy home media electronics is very important. It actually determines how much you save. There are peak times of the year where deals are very hard to come by like Christmas Eve, for example. If you want to make savings on electronics for your home media station, it is absolutely critical that you buy them when the demand for such products is low. This means that you have to lie in wait and hold off on plans to buy these electronics. The wait will be worth it in the end, therefore be patient.

7. Refurbished products are just as good as the new thing

When you think ‘refurbished’, the first thing that you think about is the product being very low quality. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, factory refurbished products work as good as new and are cheaper to new products. If you are looking to save money and not compromise on quality, then refurbished products are a great fit for you. However, you have to ensure that the product you have works well and the way it is supposed to. You have to be wary of products that say they have great quality and end getting spoilt as soon as you go plug them in. Even as you buy refurbished products, you have to ensure that they have a warranty.

8. Performance is key: Forget about the name

Most people go for those high end brands that are on everybody’s lips. It seems cool to have such and such a product in your home media centre just because it is an expensive brand that commands the attention of whomever enters the home media room. However, the name should not be your essential consideration; you have to think about the performance as well. When you do some digging, you will find out that some obscure names that you rarely hear of have very high performing products. Others you will find, have perform equally as well as the product with the high end name. The beauty about these products that are not so well known is that they end up being cheaper than the branded ones. Therefore, you should ensure that you do your due diligence about the performance and longevity of the product before you purchase it.

Top 10 Highly Anticipated Movies Of 2016

The box office is expected to show a variety of great movies this year. In essence, if you are like the movie theatre experience, you will treasure this year because this when the major releases are coming out. For some reason, studios have invested a lot in getting people to go the movies. In essence, the movie goer is spoilt for choice in regard to the movies that they are likely to see. Below is a brief dissection of the highly anticipated movies of the year.

1. Captain America: Civil War

What happens when a ‘bromance’ goes wrong? When your best friend from the past shows up just when things with your new best friend start going good? What if you gave one guy an impenetrable robot suit and another a serum that makes him not only super strong, but agile as well? Civil War that’s what. Marvel Studios have come up with a third instalment of the Captain America franchise. In a nutshell, billionaire genius inventor and all round incorrigible Tony Stark go head to head with the likeable Steve Rodgers and Bucky Barnes. Who will emerge victorious? Guess we have to wait until May 5th this year to find out.

2. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

The battle between the icons of justice is predicted to be epic. Zack Snyder has put out all the stops to ensure that we have an unforgettable cinematic experience. ‘The Last Son of Krypton’ goes toe to toe with ‘The Dark Knight’. Two interesting questions will be finally answered: Does a god bleed and whether Ben Affleck will fit or even exceed the large shoes left by Christian Bale. Zack Snyder has done as much as he can to ensure that the movie is similar to the comics.

3. Hail Caesar

The Coen Brothers (Fargo) are directing this golden age story. They direct a star studded cast of Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton. With those many stars in one movie, what could go wrong?

4. Dead pool

We saw him in Wolverine origins: an uninspired, loud-mouthed killing machine whose lips were sewn shut because he talked too much. The Marvel Universe has a lot of characters but Deadpool hasn’t been represented in the way that most people know him from comics. However, this year, they get another bite at the cherry with this movie but will dazzle as the other X-men franchises and Spiderman?

5. Rouge One: A Star Wars Story

After almost shattering Box office records set by James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’, the ‘Star Wars’ franchise is aim for another bite of the cherry. Felicity Jones is set to reprise her role in this movie. However, the icing on the cake has to be the villain that will be played by Mads Mikkelsen, the titular character in the cancelled NBC series Hannibal.

6. Assassin’s Creed

There has been no shortage of the video game to screen failures, there are always those franchises that have waiting with bated breath. Assassin’s Creed is expected to be one of the latter. A high power cast is expected to feature with Michael Fassbender leading the charge.

7. Steve Jobs

While Ashton Kutcher’s spin on this brilliant IT icon was okay, it is expected that Danny Boyle will bring Michael Fassbender’s Jobs to life on screen. However, seeing is believing and most of us expect that this spin will shed more insight about the man. You should expect to see it on screens on February 4.

8. Spotlight

The uncovering of the Catholic Church’s child abuse scandal a few years back by a dedicated team of The Boston Globe sent tongues wagging. Tom McCarthy directs a stellar ensemble case of Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton in this much anticipated flick. It is expected to hit cinemas on January 28.

9. Finding Dory

Pixar are awesome at animations and everything they touch simply turns into gold. This movie is expected to be a very huge hit as Ellen DeGeneres voicing Dory. Other cast members are Idris Elba, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill and Ty Burell.

10. Fantastic beasts and where to find them

Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling has come up with the screenplay of her adaptation of her 2001 book. This is a first in many slated to come. Oscar Award winner, Eddie Redmayne is the leading man, Newt Scamander. Will the lady who gave us the amazing Harry Potter series deliver?