1. Contemporary R&B – Contemporary R&B, also known as simply R&B, is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, soul, funk, pop, hip hop and dance. Teddy Riley began producing R&B recordings that included hip hop influences. Sure!, Guy, Jodeci and Bell Biv DeVoe. The style later experienced a resurgence. In 1990 Mariah Carey released Vision of Love as her debut single. It propelled Mariah's carrier. The song brought it in to mainstream R&B. During the mid-1990s, Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album sold over million copies worldwide becoming the best-selling soundtrack of all time. Janet Jackson's self-titled fifth studio album janet. which came after her historic multimillion-dollar contract with Virgin Records, sold over twenty million copies worldwide. Carey, TLC released albums in 1994 and 1995 -- Daydream, II and CrazySexyCool. Hill and Missy Elliott further blurred the line between hip hop by recording both styles. Beginning in 1995, the Grammy Awards enacted the Grammy Award with II by Boyz II Men becoming the first recipient. At the end of 1999, Billboard magazine ranked Janet Jackson as the first and second most successful artists of the 1990s. R&B acts such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton are some of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 2001, Alicia Keys released "Fallin" as her debut single.Contemporary R&B – Whitney Houston.
2. Scooter Braun – Scott Samuel "Scooter" Braun is an American talent manager and businessman. He owns two record labels: Raymond-Braun Media Group. RBMG is a joint venture with R&B performer Usher. Three of the most prominent artists Braun represents are Justin Bieber, Martin Garrix. For School Boy Records, his represented acts include Psy, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted among others. Braun was born to Ervin and Susan Braun. The film then placed third overall. A member of Braun's family sent the film to Steven Spielberg's office, who, in turn, submitted Braun's video to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Braun has said Spielberg's response was one of the most inspirational moments in his life. Braun began his career by organizing parties while studying at Emory University in Atlanta. In 2002, Braun was hired featuring Ludacris and Eminem. This launch into the world of hip-hop led Braun to producer Jermaine Dupri, the director of So So Def Records. Still in his sophomore year at Emory, Braun was working at So So operating his party promotion business. Some of his larger events included parties on Britney Spears' Onyx Hotel Tour. Eventually Braun left So Def to go on his private venture.Scooter Braun – Braun on stage at Tech Crunch Disrupt in 2010.
3. YouTube – YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion. YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries. Unregistered users can watch videos on the site, but registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed potentially offensive are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old. In July 2016, the website was ranked by a web traffic company. YouTube earns revenue from a program which targets ads according to site audience. YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Chen and Karim studied science at Urbana-Champaign. Karim could not easily find video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site. YouTube began as a venture capital-funded startup, primarily from an $ million investment by Sequoia Capital between April 2006. YouTube's early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California. The domain name www.youtube.com was activated on February 14, 2005, the website was developed over the subsequent months. The first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.YouTube – From left to right: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim
4. Usher (entertainer) – Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor. Born in Dallas, Texas but lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee until moving to Atlanta, Georgia. At the age of 12, his mother put him before catching the attention of a music A&R from LaFace Records. In August 1994 he released Usher. His third album 8701, produced the number-one singles "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad". The former won his first Grammy Award in 2002, along with "U Don't Have to Call" in 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Confessions established him as one of the musical artists of the 2000s decade. It sold 20 million copies worldwide, bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one singles; "Yeah!", "Burn", "Confessions Part II", "My Boo". It has been certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America, earning three Grammy Awards in 2005. Versus, also produced the Hot 100 top-five single "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love". Looking 4 Myself, also produced the Hot 100 top-ten single "Scream". Looking 4 Myself received Grammy Awards for R&B singles "There Goes My Baby" and "Climax". Hard II Love was released, peaking at number five of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Usher has sold 38.2 million digital songs in the United States. To date, his worldwide sales stand at 75 million records overall, making him one of the best-selling music artists.Usher (entertainer) – Usher during the Division 1 launch party, 2010
5. Atlanta – Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. A small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta is "world city", exerting a significant impact upon commerce, finance, research, technology, education, media, art, entertainment. It ranks 36th among world 8th in the nation with a gross domestic product of $270 billion. Atlanta's economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors including logistics, professional and business services, information technology. Topographically, Atlanta is marked by dense tree coverage. Revitalization of Atlanta's neighborhoods, initially spurred by the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, has intensified in the 21st century, altering the city's demographics, culture. Prior to the arrival of European settlers in north Georgia, Creek Indians inhabited the area. A Creek village located where Peachtree Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River, was the closest Indian settlement to what is now Atlanta. The initial route was to run southward from Chattanooga to a terminus east of the Chattahoochee River, which would then be linked to Savannah. After engineers surveyed possible locations for the terminus, the "zero milepost" was driven into the ground in what is now Five Points. By 1842, the town was renamed "Marthasville" to honor the Governor's daughter. Chief Engineer of the Georgia Railroad, suggested the town be renamed "Atlantica-Pacifica,", shortened to "Atlanta". The town was incorporated as Atlanta on December 29, 1847.Atlanta – From top to bottom left to right: Atlanta skyline seen from Buckhead, the Fox Theatre, the Georgia State Capitol, Centennial Olympic Park, Millennium Gate, the Canopy Walk, the Georgia Aquarium, The Phoenix statue, and the Midtown skyline
6. Island Records – Island Records is a Jamaican-American record label that operates as a division of the Universal Music Group. It was founded by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall and Leslie Kong in Jamaica in 1959. Blackwell sold the label to PolyGram in 1989. The label has been operating as one of Universal Music Group's standalone labels since 2014, also handling Mercury Records. As of February 2014, three Island labels exist in the world: Island Australia. Key people of Island Records include executive vice president and general manager Eric Wong. Partially due to the label's significant legacy, Island remains one of UMG's pre-eminent record labels. Island Records was founded in Jamaica on 4 July 1959 by Leslie Kong, partially financed by Stanley Borden from RKO. Its name was inspired by the Harry Belafonte song "Island in the Sun". Blackwell explained in 2009: "I loved music much, I just wanted to be as close to it as I could." The label's sales manager between 1967, referred to the early period of the label in the UK as "organized chaos". "My Boy Lollipop", sung by Millie Small, was led to a tour that also involved Blackwell. Blackwell explained in a 50-year-anniversary documentary that he was only interested in building long-term careers at that stage in time, rather than short-term projects. Suzette Newman and Chris Salewicz were the editors for the book “The Story of Island Records: Keep On Running”. Blackwell relocated in May 1962 to garner greater levels of attention after the Jamaican sound systems proved to be overwhelmingly successful.Island Records – Island Records
7. L.A. Reid – Antonio M. "L.A." Reid is an American music executive, musician, songwriter, record producer, author and former television music competition judge. He is currently the CEO of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Reid first began his music career with his first appearance on record being with the Cincinnati funk rock outfit Pure Essence. Pure Essence released one solitary 45 in the mid-1970s. The group was renamed ` Essence'. The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100. Reid signed 14-year-old Usher to the label, whose six album releases have sold million units worldwide. Popular acts on the label during its peak include Toni Braxton, TLC, Outkast. Both TLC and Toni Braxton went on becoming two of the most successful acts in music history. Initially headquartered in Atlanta, the label played a significant role in building the current landscape of the Atlanta industry. He gave his first position as an inter-level creative person at Hitco. In May 2000, Edmonds and Reid sold their remaining 50 % stake in LaFace to company BMG. The label became an imprint of Arista Records, with Arista taking on sales, promotional duties for its acts. At this time, Reid also succeeded his mentor Clive Davis as president of Arista Records. In 2000, LaFace was merged with Reid being promoted to president and CEO of Arista Records.L.A. Reid – Reid at The X Factor in June 2011
8. One Time (song) – "One Time" is the debut single of Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. Bieber is the single released from My World. Bieber was first solicited on May 2009. Bieber was released during autumn 2009. An acoustic version of the song, called the "My Heart Edition" was released on December 2009. The song, moderately paced with hip-hop influences, is an ode to young love. The song received positive reviews from critics, commending its quality of lyrics. The single has been certified Platinum in Canada and the United States. The accompanying video features his mentor, Usher and hometown friend, Ryan Butler. As of October 2016, the video had been viewed over 490 million times on the video-sharing website YouTube. Bieber performed the song in a number of live appearances including The Dome, The Next Star, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. "One Time" was produced by Stewart and duo The Movement, while Harrell provided vocal production. The Movement also received writing credits for the song as did Thabiso Nkhereanye. Bieber recorded the song a few hours away from Bieber's current home of Atlanta, Georgia. Bieber also recorded some of the track at The Boom Boom Room in Burbank, California.One Time (song) – "One Time"
9. My World (EP) – My World is the debut extended play by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. Bieber was released on 17 November 2009, by Island Records. The album is considered the first half of a two-piece project, later being supplemented by his debut album My World 2.0. Its music lyrically discusses teen romance and coming of age situations. Upon its release, My World received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who complimented its production. Bieber debuted with first-week sales of 137,000 copies. Upon the release of My World 2.0 in March 2010, its predecessor peaked at number five. Less than two months after its release, the record was certified platinum for sales exceeding one million copies. Internationally, the extended play attained similar success. Bieber debuted atop the Canadian Albums Chart, where it was later certified double platinum. Bieber additionally attained double recognition in the United Kingdom. Two singles were released from My World, both of which became international successes. The singles "Love Me" and "Favorite Girl" peaked in the top forty of the US Billboard Hot 100. The project was additionally promoted in 2010. On February 2016, the EP was released on vinyl for the first time.My World (EP) – Bieber performing in Bogor, Indonesia during his My World Tour, 2010.
10. RIAA certification – Other countries have similar awards. Certification is not automatic; for an award to be made, the record label must request certification. The audit is conducted after returns, which includes albums sold directly to retailers and one-stops, other outlets. Presently, an RIAA-certified record is a single or album that has sold 500,000 units. In 1975, the additional requirement of 500,000 units sold was added for Gold albums. Reflecting growth in record sales, the award was added for albums selling one million units, singles selling two million units. The Multi-Platinum award was introduced in 1984, signifying multiple Platinum levels of albums and singles. In 1989, the sales thresholds for singles were reduced to 500,000 for Gold and 1,000,000 for Platinum, reflecting a decrease in sales of singles. In 1992, RIAA began counting each disc in a multi-disc set as one unit toward certification. Reflecting additional growth in music sales, the Diamond award was instituted for albums or singles selling million units. Because of these changes in criteria, the sales level associated with a particular award depends on when the award was made. Nielsen SoundScan figures are not used in RIAA certification; the RIAA system includes outlets Nielsen misses. This system has allowed, for record labels to promote an album as Platinum simply based on large shipments. For instance, in 1978 the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band soundtrack shipped platinum but was a sales bust, with two million returns.RIAA certification – A platinum award for the album GHV2 of Madonna.
11. Billboard Hot 100 – The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for singles, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, online streaming. Airplay, which unlike sales figures and streaming data, is readily available on a real-time basis and is tracked on a Monday to Sunday cycle. A new chart is compiled and officially released to the public on Tuesdays. Of the issue for the week ending December 31, 2016, the Hot 100 has had 1,058 different number-one hits. The current number-one is "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane. Prior to 1955, Billboard did not have a all-encompassing popularity chart, instead measuring songs by individual metrics. At the start of the era in 1955, three such charts existed: Best Sellers in Stores was the first Billboard chart, established in 1936. This chart ranked the biggest singles in retail stores, as reported by merchants surveyed throughout the country. Most Played by Jockeys was Billboard's original chart. It ranked the most played songs on United States radio stations, as reported by radio jockeys radio stations. Most Played in Jukeboxes ranked the most played songs across the United States. On the week ending November 1955, Billboard published The Top 100 for the first time. The Top 100 combined all aspects of a single's performance, based on a system that typically gave sales more weight than radio airplay. The Best Sellers In Stores, Most Played by Jockeys and Most Played in Jukeboxes charts continued to be published concurrently with the new Top 100 chart.Billboard Hot 100 – The Billboard logo
12. My World 2.0 – My World 2.0 is the debut studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber. It was released on March 19, 2010, by Island Records. It is considered the second half of a two-piece project, being supplemented by his debut extended play My World. The record follows in the vein of My World, incorporating pop and R&B styles, also experiments with hip hop elements. Lyrically, it discusses teen romance and coming of age situations. Upon its release, My World 2.0 received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who complimented its production. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 283,000 copies. In doing so, Bieber became the youngest solo male artist to top the chart since Stevie Wonder in 1963. With My World peaking at number five that week, he became the first artist to occupy two top-five positions since Nelly in 2004. It also charted in the top ten of fifteen other countries. Bieber supported the album with his very first headlining tour, the My World Tour. The album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2011 ceremony. I just wanted to be able to show my vocal abilities." The album has been described as "edgier and more mature" than its predecessor, also has a more prominent R&B feel to it. Bieber stated, "I wanted to do something, a little bit more R&B and that could reach out to everyone.My World 2.0 – My World 2.0
13. Baby (Justin Bieber song) – "Baby" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. It was released as My World 2.0. It was available for digital download on January 2010. The song received directly after release, officially impacting mainstream and rhythmic radio on January 26, 2010. The song is uptempo R&B, blending together hip-hop elements, while using influences of doo-wop music. The accompanying video takes place in a mall/bowling-alley setting. The video features several cameos such as Drake, Lil Twist and Tinashe, in which Bieber chases after a girl. As of May 2013, the song has sold million digital downloads in the United States. The official video is the seventeenth most-viewed video all-time on YouTube, is also, as of 2016, the YouTube video with the most dislikes. It had been the most-viewed until November 24, 2012, when it was surpassed by the music video for "Gangnam Style" by Psy. Bieber performed several times including Saturday Night Live, the ninth season of American Idol. Bieber also performed an acoustic rendition of the remix version at the 2010 Juno Awards. The official remix in the United Kingdom features hip-hop artist Chipmunk. When asked how the collaboration initially came about, Bieber said, " both live in Atlanta. We figured it was a perfect collaboration for him, so we invited him out to do it."Baby (Justin Bieber song) – "Baby"
14. My World Tour – The My World Tour was the debut concert tour by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. It is Bieber's first tour which supports his two-part debut album My World and My World 2.0. The tour was officially announced on March 2010, a week before My World 2.0 was released. Rising Sony artist Jasmine Villegas joined the tour as opening act for the second leg. The first leg of the tour is estimated to have grossed $35.6 million inflation. The tour made a total of $ worldwide. The tour was officially announced on March 2010, a week before the release of his second studio album, My World 2.0. There are going to be some electronic things that haven't been seen before, for sure." All concerts were professionally filmed with just one angle. The October 2011 concert in São Paulo, Brazil was filmed with different cameras and angles professionally. Later, some songs are skipped. Justin Bieber: News: Tickets for "My World" TourMy World Tour – Promotional poster for the tour
15. My Worlds Acoustic – My Worlds Acoustic is the first remix album by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. It was initially sold exclusively at Walmart retail stores and Sam's Club. The new versions of the songs were produced by Bieber's director, Dan Kanter, also producer Rob Wells. Internationally, the set is included as a part of My Worlds: The Collection, which included songs from the previous two releases. My Worlds Acoustic was released on February 8, 2011. According to Bieber, he wanted to release the album for the naysayers who critiqued his actual ability. The singer said that he wanted to reflect the effect of production on his vocals. Although labeled as an acoustic album, the songs still include subtle usages of electronic sounds such as synthesizers. The album received generally favorable reviews from critics, however most critics were not satisfied that the album was not genuinely acoustic. My Worlds Acoustic debuted on the US Billboard 200 selling 115,000 copies in its first week, becoming Bieber's third consecutive top ten album. Days later, on October 2010, he revealed that the album was set for release on November 26, 2010. In the same interview he confirmed that "Baby" and other My World 2.0 songs were re-recorded, well as a new song. It was later confirmed that the song was an inspirational song entitled, "Pray." According to Bieber, the song is a gift to his fans. Vocally, Bieber's vocals are sung in a lower key compared to previous singles.My Worlds Acoustic – My Worlds Acoustic
16. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is a 2011 3-D concert film centering on singer Justin Bieber. It was released on February 11, 2011. A sequel to Never Say Never was released on December 2013 entitled Justin Bieber's Believe. It shows footage of the performances during this period from his My World Tour. Bieber himself is not. Various instances of praying together before a show are shown. The film also includes a Bieber made to his hometown while being in Canada for the tour. He is scolded for having damaged his voice while having fun with his old friends. Reluctantly he accepts the postponement of a performance in Syracuse. He is not allowed to speak at MSG. Also included are some stories and old videos of Bieber's childhood. He was raised by his mother but also had a very special bond with his maternal step-grandfather. The latter still gets emotional about the time that his mother moved to Atlanta. The website also reported that the film, described as a "biopic" would be directed by the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth's director Davis Guggenheim. The untitled film was said to also include performances throughout.Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – Theatrical release poster
17. Under the Mistletoe – Under the Mistletoe is the first Christmas album and second studio album by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. It was released by Island Records. On August 2011, Bieber announced that he would be releasing his first Christmas album and second studio album later in 2011. It was announced that Boyz II Men, Usher, The Band Perry were also collaborating with Bieber on the album. On September 2011, Bieber released the official album cover and album name on Facebook. Justin's version of the song "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" samples the song I Want You Back by the Jackson 5. The album's single "Mistletoe", was written and produced with The Messengers, it was released on October 17, 2011. The album debuted on the US Billboard 200 shipping 210,000 units during its opening week. Bieber also became the first artist to have three number-one albums before his 18th birthday. For all of 2011, the album was the eleventh best-selling album of the year. As of December 2015, the album had sold 1,510,000 copies in the United States. The album also debuted in Spain, Australia, Norway, the Netherlands.Under the Mistletoe – Under the Mistletoe
18. American Music Awards of 2010 – The 38th American Music Awards were held November 21, 2010, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The awards recognized the most popular albums from 2010's list. Nominees were announced on October 12, 2010. Justin Bieber was nominated for, won, four awards, including Artist of the Year. Usher and Eminem both won two awards; the former was nominated for five. The nominees for the 38th American Music Awards were announced by Taio Cruz. Winners are highlighted in boldface. The ceremony was watched by 11.6 million viewers and received a 4.3 preliminary rating in the 18–49 demographic. This marked the lowest-ever ratings for the ceremony, with competition coming from NBC Sunday Night Football. American Music Awards of 2010 at the Internet Movie DatabaseAmerican Music Awards of 2010 – Eminem
19. Best New Artist – The Grammy Award for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1959. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for records released in the previous year. The award was not presented in 1967. Note that this is not necessarily the first album released by an artist. I feel sorry for everyone who's gotten it since." The category is also notable for being the only category in which a Grammy Award was vacated. This occurred in 1990 after it was revealed winners Milli Vanilli did not do their own vocals on their album. The award was not handed out to another artist. Between 2003, all the winners were solo female artists. Also, from 1993 to 2005, no winner was a male artist. In 2006, John Legend broke this trend, which started in 1992. 1984 marked the first time that all of the nominees were from outside of the United States. Over the years, the eligibility rules for this category have changed several times. In 2010, Lady Gaga's exclusion from the Best New category caused the Recording Academy to change eligibility requirements for the next ceremony. She was ineligible for the nomination because her hit "Just Dance" had been nominated in 2008.Best New Artist – The Beatles members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison (clockwise from top left)
20. Best Pop Vocal Album – The honor was first presented in 1968 at the 10th Grammy Awards as Best Contemporary Album to The Beatles for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The category was then discontinued until 1995 where it emerged with the new Best Pop Album. In 2001, the category became known as Best Pop Vocal Album. ^ Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year. Billboard 200 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album List of popular music genres Official site of the Grammy AwardsBest Pop Vocal Album – The Beatles, the 1968 award-winning band for Best Contemporary Album.
21. 53rd Grammy Awards – The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. They were broadcast with a rating of 26.6 million viewers. Barbra Streisand was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year two nights prior to the telecast on February 11. A total of 109 awards were presented. The period was September 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010. For the third year, nominations were announced as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia at L.A. Live. Arcade Fire won Album of the Year for The Suburbs surprising many viewers and critics. Esperanza Spalding was awarded Best New Artist. Lady Antebellum won five awards including Record of the Song of the Year for "Need You Now". Multiple winners include: David Frost, John Legend, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Jeff Beck with three awards each. The Black Keys, Eminem, Herbie Hancock, Alicia Keys, The Roots, BeBe Winans won two awards each. Love People. Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina Mark Donahue, John Hill & Dirk Sobotka, engineers Have You Ever Been...? NARAS Award Fields & categories Award category description guide CBS GRAMMY Site53rd Grammy Awards – 53rd Annual Grammy Awards
22. Justin Bieber – Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer and songwriter. It was certified platinum in the U.S. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, in 2010. It debuted at or near number one in several countries and was certified triple platinum in the U.S. It was preceded by his most successful single to date, "Baby". He released his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe, in November 2011, when it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Bieber released his third studio album, Believe, in 2012. His fourth studio album Purpose was released in November 2015. His U.S. album and singles sales total 44.7 million. He has sold an estimated 100 million records, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He has won numerous fan-voted awards, including American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012. In his career, he has received three Grammy nominations, winning one for Best Dance Recording for the song "Where Are Ü Now" at the 2016 ceremony. His fan base, dubbed "beliebers", largely consists of early to mid-adolescent girls. He has been listed four times by Forbes magazine among the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world in 2011, 2012, 2013.Justin Bieber – Bieber at the 2012 NRJ Music Awards
23. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (film) – Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is a 2011 3-D concert film centering on singer Justin Bieber. It was released on February 2011. A sequel to Never Say Never was released on December 25, 2013 entitled Justin Bieber's Believe. It shows footage of the performances during this period from his My World Tour. The main people around Bieber, being like family and good friends to him, are interviewed, but Bieber himself is not. Various instances of praying together before a show are shown. The film also includes a Bieber made while being in Canada for the tour. He is scolded for having damaged his voice while having fun with his old friends. Reluctantly he accepts the postponement of a performance in Syracuse. He is not allowed to speak for some days, thus recovers enough to do the next performance, at MSG. Also included are some stories and old videos of Bieber's childhood. He was raised by his mother but also had a very special bond with his maternal step-grandfather. The latter still gets emotional about the time that Bieber and his mother moved to Atlanta. The website also reported that the film, described as a "feature biopic" would be directed by the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth's director Davis Guggenheim. The untitled film was said to also include performances from Bieber's My World Tour throughout.Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (film) – Theatrical release poster
24. RealD Cinema – RealD 3D is a digital stereoscopic projection technology made and sold by RealD. It is currently the most widely used technology for watching 3D films in theatres. RealD 3D is installed by approximately 1,200 exhibitors in 72 countries as of June 2015. 3D technology is a polarized 3D system that uses circularly polarized light to produce stereoscopic image projection. However, as with other systems, any significant tilt will prevent the brain from correctly fusing the stereoscopic images. The high-resolution, digital cinema projector alternately projects right-eye frames and left-eye frames, switching between them 144 times per second. The projector is either a Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing device or Sony's reflective LCOS. A liquid crystal modulator called a ZScreen is placed immediately in front of the projector lens to alternately polarize each frame. It circularly polarizes the frames clockwise for the right eye and counter-clockwise for the left eye. The audience wears circularly polarized glasses that have oppositely polarized lenses that ensures each eye sees only its designated frame. In RealD Cinema, each frame is projected three times to reduce flicker, a system called triple flash. The video is usually produced at 24 frames per second per eye, which may result in subtle stuttering on horizontal camera movements. The result is a 3D picture that seems to extend behind and in front of the screen itself. 3D systems for movies using polarized light cause a significant loss of screen brightness due to the inherent filter absorption. This results in less than 25% of the projected light reaching the eyes of the viewer.RealD Cinema – RealD glasses.
25. Documentary – "Documentary" has been described as mode of reception", continually evolving and is without clear boundaries. Polish writer and filmmaker Bolesław Matuszewski was among those who identified the mode of documentary film. He wrote two of the earliest texts on cinema Une nouvelle source de l'histoire and La photographie animée. Both were published among the written works to consider the historical and documentary value of the film. The American film critic Pare Lorentz defines a documentary film as "a factual film, dramatic." Documentary practice is the complex process of creating documentary projects. Documentary filmmaking can be used as a form of journalism, advocacy, or personal expression. Early film was dominated by the novelty of showing an event. They were single-shot moments captured on film: a train entering a station, a boat docking, or factory workers leaving work. These short films were called "actuality" films; the term "documentary" was not coined until 1926. Many of the first films, such as those made by Auguste and Louis Lumière, were a minute or less in length, due to technological limitations. Films showing many people were often made for commercial reasons: the people being filmed were eager to see, for payment, the film showing them. One notable film clocked in at over an hour and a half, The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight. Using pioneering film-looping technology, Enoch J. Rector presented the entirety of a famous 1897 prize-fight on cinema screens across the United States.Documentary – This 16 mm spring-wound Bolex "H16" Reflex camera is a popular entry level camera used in film schools.
26. Deadline.com – Deadline.com, also known as Deadline Hollywood, is an online magazine founded by Nikki Finke. It is part of Jay Penske's PMC. The site is updated a day, with the infotainment industry as its focus. In September 2009, additional cities were added, including New York and London. In November 2013, Finke left Deadline after Penske, who had bought Variety, a competing trade magazine and website. In Nellie Andreeva, writer for The Hollywood Reporter was hired to helm the site's television coverage. Official website About Deadline.com at PMCDeadline.com – Deadline.com
27. Paramount Pictures – Paramount Pictures Corp. is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994. Paramount is a member of Motion Picture Association of America. In 2014, Paramount Pictures became the major Hollywood studio to distribute all of its films in digital form only. It is the major film studio still headquartered in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Paramount Pictures dates its existence from the 1912 date of the Famous Players Film Company. Adolph Zukor, an early investor in nickelodeons, saw that movies appealed mainly to working-class immigrants. By mid-1913, Zukor was on his way to success. Its first film was Les Amours de la reine Élisabeth, which starred Sarah Bernhardt. The Lasky company hired as their first employee a stage director with virtually no film experience, Cecil B. DeMille, who would find a suitable location site in Hollywood, near Los Angeles, for his first feature film, The Squaw Man. Director, producer Hobart Bosworth had started production of a series of Jack London movies. Paramount was the first nationwide distributor; until this time, films were sold on a statewide or regional basis which had proved costly to film producers. Also, Lasky were privately owned while Paramount was a corporation. In 1916, Zukor maneuvered a three-way merger of his Famous Players, Paramount. Zukor and Lasky merged the three companies into one.Paramount Pictures – Logo used as of 2012
28. Academy Award – The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS. The awards ceremony was first broadcast to radio in 1930 and televised for first time in 1953. It can be streamed online. The 88th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 and hosted by Chris Rock. A total of 2,947 Oscars have been awarded from the inception of the award through the 87th. The post-awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel. The cost of guest tickets for that night's ceremony was $5. Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists, other participants in the film-making industry of the time, during the 1927 -- 28 period. The ceremony ran for 15 minutes. Winners had been announced to media three months earlier; however, changed for the second ceremony in 1930. For the rest of the first decade, the results were given at 11:00 pm on the night of the awards. The first Actor awarded was Emil Jannings, for The Way of All Flesh. With the fourth ceremony, however, the system changed, professionals were honored for a specific performance in a single film. For the first six ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned two calendar years. At the 29th ceremony, held on March 27, 1957, the Best Foreign Language Film category was introduced.Academy Award – Academy Awards
30. Davis Guggenheim – Philip Davis Guggenheim is an American film and television director and producer. Since 2006, Guggenheim is the only filmmaker to release three different documentaries that were ranked within the top 100 highest-grossing documentaries of all time. He was born Philip Davis Guggenheim in producer Charles Guggenheim. His mother was Episcopalian. He graduated from Sidwell Friends School, from Brown University. Guggenheim joined the HBO Western drama Deadwood in 2004. The series was focused on a growing town in the American West. Guggenheim directed "Sold Under Sin". Guggenheim left the crew at the end of Season 1. The episode of The Unit was directed by Guggenheim. An Inconvenient Truth, was produced and directed by Davis Guggenheim. An Inconvenient Truth won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film, released in 2006, featured Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and his international slideshow on global warming. Guggenheim's goal was to shine a bright light a subject that critics brushed off more than an exaggeration or a hoax.Davis Guggenheim – Davis Guggenheim
31. Island Def Jam – In 2011, Motown Records was split from the Universal Motown Republic Group and was subsequently merged into The Island Def Jam Music Group. Barry Weiss served as the most recent Chairman and CEO of the company. The company also operated the Lost Highway Records label. In 2011, L.A. Reid stepped down as head of the company and was replaced by Weiss. On April 2014, it was announced that Island Def Jam will longer be running following the resigning of CEO Barry Weiss. In another press release by Universal Music Group, the label will now be reorganizing Def Jam Recordings, Island Records and Motown Records all as separate entities. Artium Recordings Desert Storm Records Disturbing Tha Peace GOOD Music Radio Killa Records Def Jam South The Inc.Island Def Jam – The Island Def Jam Music Group
32. Valentine's Day – Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love by presenting flowers, sending greeting cards. Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. Saint Valentine's Day is an official day in the Anglican Communion, well as in the Lutheran Church. Christian martyrs were named Valentine. The Valentines honored on February 14 are Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni. The flower-crowned skull of Saint Valentine is exhibited in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome. Other relics are found at Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland. Valentine of Terni is said to have been martyred under Emperor Aurelian in 273. He is buried from Valentine of Rome. His relics are at the Basilica of Saint Valentine in Terni. Jack B. Oruch states that "abstracts of the acts of the two saints were in nearly every church and monastery of Europe."Valentine's Day – Antique Valentine's card
33. Twitter – Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Registered users can post and read tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter through mobile app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world. In 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day, the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet". As of March 2016, Twitter had more than 310 million monthly active users. Twitter's origins lie in a "daylong brainstorming session" held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo. Jack Dorsey, then an undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group. The developers initially considered "10958" as a short code, but later changed it to "40404" for "ease of use and memorability". Dorsey has explained the origin of the "Twitter" title:...we came across the word'twitter', it was just perfect. The definition was'a short burst of inconsequential information,' and'chirps from birds'. And that's exactly what the product was. Williams fired Glass, silent about his part in Twitter's startup until 2011. Twitter spun off into its own company in April 2007.Twitter – A blueprint sketch, c. 2006, by Jack Dorsey, envisioning an SMS -based social network.
34. Madison Square Garden – Madison Square Garden is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Located in Midtown Manhattan between 7th and 8th Avenues to 33rd Streets, Madison Square is situated atop Pennsylvania Station. Macy's at Herald Square. The Garden is the oldest major sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area. Madison Square is the second-oldest arena in the National Basketball Association. At a total cost of approximately $1.1 billion, MSG has been ranked as one of the 10 most expensive stadium venues ever built. Madison Square is part of retail complex. Other operating entities related to the Garden share its name. It is formed at 23rd Street in Manhattan. Madison Square was named after James Madison, fourth President of the United States. Two venues called Madison Square Garden were located just northeast from 1879 to 1890, the second from 1890 to 1925. The first Garden, leased to P. T. Barnum, was inconvenient to use during inclement weather, so it was demolished after 11 years. Madison Square Garden II was designed by noted architect Stanford White. The new building was built by a syndicate which included J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, P. T. Barnum, Darius Mills, W. W. Astor. Madison Square had a 1,200-seat theatre, a concert hall with a capacity of 1,500, a roof garden cabaret.Madison Square Garden – The Eighth Avenue facade of Madison Square Garden in August 2009
35. Extended play – An EP is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post said, "EPs -- originally ` single' releases that are shorter than traditional albums -- have long been popular with punk and indie bands." In the United Kingdom, the Official Chart Company defines album classification at 25 minutes of length or four tracks. EPs were released in various sizes in different eras. The earliest multi-track records, issued by Grey Gull Records, were vertically cut 78 rpm discs known as "2-in-1" records. These had finer than usual grooves, like Edison Disc Records. Partly as an attempt to compete with the LP introduced by rival Columbia, RCA Victor introduced "Extended Play" 45s during 1952. These were usually 10-inch LPs sold separately or together in gatefold covers. This practice became much less common with the advent of triple-speed-available phonographs. In the 1990s, they began appearing on compact discs. During the 1950s, RCA published several EP albums of Walt Disney movies, containing both the songs. These usually featured the original casts of actresses. Each album contained a fully illustrated booklet containing the text of the recording, so that children could follow along by reading. Because of the popularity of 7" and other formats, the production of SPs in Japan was suspended in 1963. Record Retailer printed the first EP chart in 1960.Extended play – Extended-play vinyl record
36. Tricky Stewart – Christopher Alan "Tricky" Stewart is an American songwriter, record producer, music publisher, executive producer, recording industry executive and recording studio owner. Stewart is also a former president of A&R at Epic Records. In a career spanning over 20 years, Stewart, at the helm of his company RedZone Entertainment, is responsible for over million records sold. Stewart is noted for producing many hip hop, R&B and chart topping singles, often with The-Dream. In 2012, Stewart was included in a list of music executives "who are propelling our industry with their artistic and business vision." He was born in Markham, Illinois. Raised in a musical family, Stewart was playing guitar, writing songs by the age of 12. Before graduating high school, he had placements with artists such as Aaron Hall, Chanté Moore. He credits his work with opening many doors for him in his burgeoning music career. In 1994, he produced "Treat U Right" for Blackgirl. Around this time, he met L.A. Reid, who offered him a deal to move his production company to Atlanta. Stewart's reputation continued to grow, achieving a major breakthrough in 1999 when he co-wrote the single "Who Dat" for JT Money. "Who Dat" was a No. 1 rap single, ASCAP reached No. 5 on the Billboard pop chart. As a talent manager, Stewart and RedZone helped grow the careers of such artists as Solé and Sam Salter. It stayed in the Top 10 for three months.Tricky Stewart – Tricky Stewart
37. The-Dream – Terius Youngdell Nash, better known by his stage name The-Dream, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. He released five studio albums between 2007 and 2013: Love Hate, Love vs. Money, Love King, Terius Nash: 1977 and IV Play. Terius Nash was born in North Carolina. Nash moved to Atlanta when he was two years old. After first learning to play trumpet in elementary school, he learned how to play the guitar. His mother died in 1992 when Nash was fifteen years old, an event which would inspire him to write songs. Nash moved with his grandfather, a concrete mason who instilled a strong work ethic in young Nash. So I've always had a different outlook on life. There's nothing I can't do." Stewart helped him get a publishing deal after Nash wrote "Everything" for B2K's album Pandemonium!. Under the name "The-Dream," he began writing lyrics for many popular artists. Nash co-wrote Britney Spears' hit "Me Against the Music" In the Zone. "Umbrella" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2008 Grammy Awards. In 2007 he began working on his debut studio album Love Hate.The-Dream – The-Dream performing on September 10, 2008 in New York City
38. Coming of age – Coming of age is a young person's transition from being a child to being an adult. The certain age at which this transition takes place changes in society, as does the nature of the change. It can be part of a ritual or spiritual event, as practiced by many societies. In the past, in some societies such a change is associated with the age of sexual maturity, especially menarche and spermarche. In others, it is associated with an age of religious responsibility. Particularly in western societies, legal conventions which stipulate points in late adolescence or early adulthood are the focus of the transition. In either case, many cultures retain ceremonies to confirm significant benefits come with the change. Coming of age is often a topic of fiction, in the form of a coming-of-age story. In written literature, a novel which deals with the moral growth often associated with coming of age is sometimes called a bildungsroman. Similar stories that are told in film are called coming-of-age films. Turning 15, the "age of maturity," as it, is a time when a child is considered spiritually mature.. Declared Baha'is that have reached the age of maturity are expected to begin fasting. Theravada boys, typically just under the age of 20 years, undergo a Shinbyu ceremony, where they are initiated into the Temple as Novice Monks. A ceremony called Ji Li, for young women. At around the age of 20, they would receive their name.Coming of age – Confirmation (Roman Catholic)
39. Pop (music) – The terms "popular music" and "music" are often used interchangeably, although the former includes many styles. "Pop" and "rock" were synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they were increasingly used in opposition from each other. Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music. Identifying factors include generally short to medium-length songs written in a basic format, as well as the common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, hooks. Stephen Millward define pop music as "a body of music, distinguishable from popular, folk musics". According to Pete Seeger, music is "professional music which draws upon both folk fine arts music". Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music. The music charts contain songs including novelty songs. Music, as a genre, is seen as developing separately. Thus "music" may be used to describe a distinct genre, often characterized as a softer alternative to rock and roll. Musicologist Allan Moore surmises that the term "pop music" itself may have originated from Pop art. Additionally, it's important to note that music is always evolving, which means that the definition of music can change, too. It's also important to be cognizant of the distinction between pop music and popular music. The term "song" was first recorded as being used in the sense of a piece of music "having popular appeal". However, the term was in mainstream use at least ten years earlier.Pop (music) – The Oxford Dictionary of Music states that the term "pop" refers to music performed by such artists as the Rolling Stones (pictured here in a 2006 performance)
40. Billboard 200 – The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart is based mostly on sales of albums in the United States. A new chart is published the following Tuesday with an issue post-dated to the Saturday of the following week. The chart's schedule is also tracked from Friday to Thursday. New product is released to the American market on Fridays. Digital downloads of albums are also included in Billboard 200 tabulation. Albums that are not licensed for retail sale in the United States are not eligible to chart. As of the issue dated December 2016, the number-one album on the Billboard 200 is 4 Your Eyez Only by J. Cole. Billboard began an chart in 1945. Only five positions long the album chart was not published on a weekly basis, sometimes three to seven weeks passing before it was updated. A biweekly, Best-Selling Popular Albums chart appeared in 1955. The count varied anywhere from 10 to 30 albums. The number-one album on the new weekly list was Belafonte by Harry Belafonte.Billboard 200 – Contents
41. Susan Boyle – Her first album was debuted as the best-selling album on charts around the globe. Before she had finished the song's opening phrase, a standing ovation for Boyle had erupted. Boyle received an international response. Boyle eventually finished on the show behind troupe Diversity. Boyle's album, I Dreamed a Dream, became the UK's best-selling album of all time, beating the previous record held by Spirit by Leona Lewis. I Dreamed a Dream set a record according to the Official Chart Company in the United Kingdom. Topping the Billboard 200 for six weeks, it was the best-selling album in the US. On 12 she returned to Britain's Got Talent to perform as a guest in the final, singing "You'll See". Boyle performed at Windsor Castle for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant singing "Mull of Kintyre". Boyle played her first Susan Boyle in Concert solo tour in July 2013 with 7 concert dates in Scotland. Boyle's net worth was estimated at £22 million in April 2012. She is known for supporting various charitable causes, has appeared on the UK charity telethons BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief. As of 2013, Boyle received two Grammy nominations. On 21 she carried the Queen's Baton for the 2014 Commonwealth Games which would be held in Glasgow. She picked up the baton at Yorkhill Royal Hospital for Sick Children and then took it to show to children in one of the wards.Susan Boyle – Susan Boyle in July 2013
42. I Dreamed a Dream (album) – I Dreamed a Dream is the debut studio album by Scottish singer Susan Boyle. It was released on 23 November 2009 by Columbia Records in the United States one day later. It quickly became the world's biggest album of 2009. The album has sold almost million copies worldwide. The album remained for four weeks becoming the biggest selling album in the UK in 2009. I Dreamed a Dream became the biggest opening sales week of 2009 in the U.S. beating out Eminem's Relapse which sold 608,000. It was the second-biggest selling album of 2009 with 3.1 million copies sold, right behind Taylor Swift's Fearless at 3.2 million copies. In only six weeks of sales, it became the biggest album in the world for 2009. In August 2008, Boyle was accepted after a preliminary audition in Glasgow. Programme judge Amanda Holden remarked upon the subsequent "biggest wake-up call ever" upon hearing her performance. Tens of millions of people viewed the video on YouTube. Boyle was "absolutely gobsmacked" by the strength of this reaction. Since the appearance, Paige has called her "a role model for everyone who has a dream". However, Boyle began the production of the album soon after the show. Cowell compiled a list of around 150 songs that had in part been accumulated from "various A&R guys" who sent them to him.I Dreamed a Dream (album) – I Dreamed a Dream
43. RIAA – The Recording Industry Association of America is a continental North and South American trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States. The RIAA headquarters is in Washington, D.C. The RIAA was formed in 1952. Its original mission was to administer recording copyright fees and problems, do research relating to the record industry and government regulations. Since 2001, the RIAA has spent each year on lobbying in the United States. Cary Sherman has been the RIAA's CEO since 2011. Mitch Glazier has been the RIAA's senior executive president since 2011. He served from 2000 to 2011. CEO is the Mitch Bainwol, who served from 2003 to 2011. He left in 2011 to become CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. The board of directors consists of 26 members of the board, drawn mostly from the big three members of the RIAA. The RIAA operates an program for albums that sell a large number of copies. The program originally began with a Gold Award for singles and albums that reach $1,000,000 in sales. The criterion was changed in 1975 with albums selling 500,000 copies awarded the Gold Award. In 1976, a Award was added for one million sales.RIAA – Recording Industry Association of America
44. British Phonographic Industry – The BPI Limited, commonly known as the British Phonographic Industry or BPI, is the British recorded music industry's trade association. In 2007, the association's legal name was changed from British Phonographic Industry Limited. It founded the annual BRIT Awards in 1977, later, The Classic BRIT Awards. BRIT Awards Limited, is a fully owned subsidiary of the BPI. In September 2013, the BPI presented the first ever BRITs Icon Award to Sir Elton John. The BPI also endorsed the launch of the Mercury Prize for the Album of the Year in 1992. In September 2008, the BPI became one of the founding members of an umbrella organisation representing the interests of all parts of the industry. The BRIT Trust is the only charity actively supporting all types of education across the entire spectrum of music. Opened in September 1991, the BRIT School is the Department for Education and Skills. Based at Selhurst in Croydon, the school is the only fee-paying performing arts school in the UK. It teaches up to each year aged from 14 -- 19 years in music, dance, drama, musical theatre, production, media and art & design. Students are not required to stick to their own discipline; dancers learn songwriting, pianists can learn photography. The BPI administers the Platinum, Silver awards scheme for music releases in the United Kingdom. The level of the award varies depending on the level of sales achieved. Member companies do, however, still have the option to certify titles based on shipment levels if they choose to.British Phonographic Industry – A gold certification for Eric Clapton 's album August.
45. One Less Lonely Girl – "One Less Lonely Girl" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. The song was positively received, with critics comparing it to pop-R & B songs by Chris Brown and Rihanna. It also also charted in Austria, Australia, United Kingdom. "One Less Lonely Girl" was released digitally on the iTunes Store on October 2009. 'I'm gonna put you first, I'll show you what you're worth/If you let me inside your world,' he sings. The speech is hard to resist, especially when set to an arrangement that follows the lineage of hit midtempo ballads "With You", "Irreplaceable". His tender vocals blend well with the song's easy-flowing beat." Jon Caramanica of The New York Times called the song along with "Down to Earth", "earnest." Andy Kellman of Allmusic listed the song from the album. Bieber scored the second highest debut of the week, only being surpassed by Britney Spears. It dropped the next week on the Hot 100, but rose again to twenty-six the following week. The single peaked on the pop chart. As of February 2011, the single has sold over 1,025,000 digital copies in the United States. The song debuted on the issue dated October 24, 2009. It debuted at number fifty-four where it peaked, remained four weeks on the chart.One Less Lonely Girl – "One Less Lonely Girl"
46. ITunes Store – The iTunes Store is a software-based online digital media store operated by Apple Inc. It offers over 45,000 films as of September 12, 2012. The iTunes Store's revenues in the first quarter of 2011 totalled nearly US$ billion; by May 2014, the store had sold billion songs worldwide. On January 6, 2009, Apple announced that DRM had been removed from 80% of its music catalog in the US. Before the iTunes Store, most of the online music was download through websites like Napster. Steve Jobs expressed concern that people were illegally obtaining music because it was the only option they had. In 2002, Steve Jobs made an agreement with the five major record labels to offer their content through iTunes. The iTunes Store was introduced at a Worldwide Developer's Conference to give a legal alternative to peer-to-peer sharing networks. When it opened, it was the only legal digital catalog of music to offer songs from all five major record labels. At first, it was only available on Mac OS X and the iPod. Following the introduction of the iTunes Store, individual songs were all sold for the same price, though Apple introduced multiple prices in 2007. Music in the store is in the Advanced Audio Coding format, the MPEG-4-specified successor to MP3. Originally, songs were only available with DRM and were encoded at 128 kbit/s. Previously, this model, known as "iTunes Plus", had been available only for music from EMI and some independent labels. Users can sample songs by listening to previews, ninety seconds in length, or thirty seconds for short tracks.ITunes Store – Sales of iTunes songs, 2003—2010.
47. My World (Justin Bieber album) – My World is the debut extended play by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. It was released on 17 November 2009, by Island Records. The album is considered the first half of a two-piece project, later being supplemented by his album My World 2.0. Its music lyrically discusses coming of age situations. Upon its release, My World received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who complimented its production. It debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 137,000 copies. Upon the release of My World 2.0 in March 2010, its predecessor peaked at number five. Less than two months after its release, the record was certified platinum for sales exceeding million copies. Internationally, the extended play attained similar success. It debuted atop the Canadian Albums Chart, where it was later certified double platinum. It additionally attained double platinum recognition in the United Kingdom. Two singles were released from My World, both of which became international successes. The promotional singles "Love Me" and "Favorite Girl" peaked in the top forty of the US Billboard Hot 100. The project was additionally promoted through television appearances and the My World Tour in 2010. On February 12, 2016, the EP was released on vinyl for the first time.My World (Justin Bieber album) – Bieber performing in Bogor, Indonesia during his My World Tour, 2010.
48. Pop music – The terms "popular music" and "music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music, popular and includes many styles. "Pop" and "rock" were synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they were increasingly used from each other. Although music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music. Identifying factors hooks. Stephen Millward define pop music as "a body of music, distinguishable from popular, jazz, folk musics". According to Pete Seeger, music is "professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music". Although music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all music. The music charts contain songs including classical, jazz, rock, novelty songs. Music, as a genre, is seen as existing and developing separately. Thus "music" may be used to describe a distinct genre, aimed at a youth market, often characterized as a softer alternative to rock and roll. Musicologist Allan Moore surmises that the term "music" itself may have originated from Pop art. Additionally, it's important to note that music is always evolving, which means that the definition of pop music can change, too. It's also important to be cognizant of the distinction between popular music. The term "song" was first recorded as being used in 1926, in the sense of a piece of music "having popular appeal". However, the term was in use at least ten years earlier.Pop music – The Oxford Dictionary of Music states that the term "pop" refers to music performed by such artists as the Rolling Stones (pictured here in a 2006 performance)
49. Chris Brown (American singer) – Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year. With his first single "Run It!" His second album Exclusive spawned his Hot 100 one "Kiss Kiss", to "With You" and "Forever". The album was also certified double platinum by the RIAA. The songs have peaked at number three, number nine and number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100 respectively. Graffiti included the single "I Can Transform Ya". Brown's fourth album F.A.M.E. Became his first to top the Billboard 200; it spawned the singles "Yeah 3x", "Look at Me Now", "Beautiful People". F.A.M.E. Earned Brown his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. His fifth album Fortune was released in 2012. Brown's seventh studio album Royalty was released on December 18, 2015. Apart from his work in the music industry, Brown has pursued an acting career.Chris Brown (American singer) – Brown performing at Supafest Australia, April 2012
50. Fearless Tour – The Fearless Tour was the debut concert tour by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Also referred to the Fearless Tour 2010, it was launched in support of her second studio album Fearless. On the tour, she was joined by guests Kellie Pickler and Gloriana. Teen singer Justin Bieber joined her as an act for the tour when she went to England in November 2009. During the tour, Swift performed with guests such as John Mayer, Faith Hill. It grossed $63,705,590 from a audience of 1,138,977. Swift also played several dates including two shows at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London. Also, in the midst of her own tour, Swift began opening shows for Keith Urban on his Escape Together World Tour 2009. The tour was announced on January 2009, via her official website. The initial release announced that Swift would visit 54 cities in 39 states and provinces in the United States and Canada. Joining her on the tour would be Gloriana, as well as former American Idol contestant, Kellie Pickler. The tour kicked off in Evansville, Indiana at Roberts Stadium. The tour features a theatrical presentation of graphics, visual elements all designed by Swift herself. The show showcases Swift playing five different guitars as well as the piano. The show features a fairy-tale castle illuminated by more than a million lumens of light.Fearless Tour – Swift performing "Tim McGraw" during the Fearless Tour in 2009
51. The Next Star – The Next Star is a Canadian reality television show on YTV hosted by Adamo Ruggiero and Carlos Bustamante. . Winning contestants are Dunnery Bond, Tianda Flegal, Diego Gomes, Melissa "Charlie" Storwick, Brooklyn Roebuck, Jory Zechner. In addition to host Adamo Ruggiero, the judges for the first 4 seasons included Suzie McNeil, Christopher Ward. The current judges are Keshia Chante, Tara Oram. Season 5 aired on YTV to September 23, 2012. The coaches are Jasmine Denham-Baird, Michael Riccio, Peter Papapetrou, Dee Daly. As of season 6, Carlos Bustamante is replacing the show's former host, Web Host Mark "Suki" Suknanan was added to the cast. On September 2013, YTV announced that The Next Star was getting a spin-off show, entitled, The Next Star - Supergroups. It will be about groups of singers performing. The very first episode premiered March 2014. The season finale premiered April 13, 2014. On March 2014, the show's Facebook page confirmed that The Next Star will continue onto season seven and premiered on July 14, 2014. Season 7 has Dan Kanter replacing Keshia Chante as a judge. These were the top 100 contestants of season one.The Next Star – The current logo
52. The Vampire Diaries – The series premiered on September 10, 2009. The episode attracted the largest audience for The CW of any series premiere since the network began in 2006. The first season averaged million viewers. It was the most-watched series on the network before being supplanted by Arrow. The show has received numerous award nominations, winning many Teen Choice Awards. He returned for season 8. Dobrev returned to record a voiceover for the season seven finale. The season began airing on October 2016. Both brothers protect Elena as they face various villains and threats including Katherine. The town's mythology are revealed through flashbacks as the series goes on. The town's politics are orchestrated by descendants of the founding families, all comprising a "Founders' Council." The founding families of Mystic Falls includes the Salvatores, the Gilberts, the Fells, the Lockwoods. They guard the town mainly from vampires, although there are many more supernatural threats such as werewolves, witches, hybrids, many more. This results in her being drawn with the show following her struggles in surviving supernatural events in the town. Dobrev also portrays Katerina Petrova also known as Katherine Pierce, the secondary antagonist of the second season.The Vampire Diaries – Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley at PaleyFest 2014
53. Katerina Graham – Katerina Alexandre Hartford "Kat" Graham is a Swiss-born American actress, model, singer and dancer. Her film roles include The Parent Trap, 17 Again, Honey 2. Graham is known for her role of Bonnie Bennett on The CW drama The Vampire Diaries. She was raised in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Natasha, is Jewish. Graham's father was the godfather of two of Quincy Jones' children. Her paternal grandfather was a UN Ambassador, serving for 40 years in Sweden, Romania and Kenya. Her parents divorced when she was five. Graham has Yakov, born in Tel Aviv, Israel. She attended Hebrew school. She began her career at age six. Over the next eight years, Graham appeared including those for Barbie, K-Mart, Pop-Tarts and Edison. She followed her BET Awards appearance as a background dancer for Missy Elliott, Pharrell, Jamie Foxx, choreographers Hi-Hat and Michael Rooney. At age 17, she participated in a national campaign to advertise Coca-Cola's soft drink Fanta. She appeared in the campaign as a member of the "Fantanas", known as Capri, also known as Strawberry.Katerina Graham – Graham in 2015
54. Somebody to Love (Justin Bieber song) – "Somebody to Love" is a song performed by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. The song served from his album, My World 2.0. It was produced by the latter. The song was originally recorded by Bieber's mentor, R&B singer, Usher, for his sixth studio album, Raymond v. Raymond. After things went stale with Usher's label, The Stereotypes were encouraged to give the song to Bieber, who recorded it, with Usher performing background vocals. The song is an dance-pop song, which also derives from R&B genre, while making use of Eurodisco influences. It impacted US rhythmic radio on April 20, 2010. Usher re-recorded featured vocals for the official remix of the song, released on June 2010. A variation of the track with slightly different production done by Benny Blanco, features Bieber as the featured artist. It is included on the release of Raymond v. Raymond, titled Versus. In Japan, the song was released dually with "Never Say Never" as a double single. The song received positive reviews, with critics complimenting the lyrical content. "Somebody to Love" became his fourth consecutive top twenty single in the United States. It also reached the top twenty in Germany, New Zealand and Australia. The accompanying video for the official remix, directed by Dave Meyers, was intended to rely solely on choreography, integrate different styles of dance.Somebody to Love (Justin Bieber song) – "Somebody to Love"
55. Justin Bieber discography – Justin Bieber has released four studio albums, four compilation albums, one extended play, twenty-nine singles, seventeen promotional singles. As of 2015, Bieber had sold million records in the United States, of which 10.7 million account for aggregated album sales. At the age of thirteen, Bieber was subsequently signed by R&B singer Usher to RBMG. The EP also produced the follow-up single "One Less Lonely Girl", well as the promotional singles "Favorite Girl" and "Love Me". My World 2.0, was released in March 2010. The album was a commercial success, topping the charts in countries such as Australia, the United States. My World 2.0 received multi-platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America. The album was preceded by a collaboration with American rapper Ludacris. It reached the top five in countries such as Canada, the United States. It was followed by the singles "Somebody to Love" and "U Smile". In 2011, Bieber released the album Never Say Never: The Remixes, which topped the charts in Canada and the United States. Its lead single, "Never Say Never", also hit the top ten in several countries. His second album Under the Mistletoe was released in November 2011, topping the charts in Canada and the United States. Its single "Mistletoe" reached the top ten in Canada and Denmark. Bieber's third studio album, followed in June 2012.Justin Bieber discography – Bieber in 2012
56. Believe (Justin Bieber album) – Believe is the third studio album by Canadian singer Justin Bieber, released on June 15, 2012, by Island Records. As executive producers, manager Scooter Braun enlisted collaborators including Darkchild, Hit-Boy, Diplo and Max Martin with the intention of creating a mature-sounding project. Upon its release, Believe received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who appreciated its progression from Bieber's earlier works. Internationally, the record enjoyed similar success. It debuted atop the Canadian Albums Chart, where it eventually attained double-platinum recognition. The album additionally was later certified gold there. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Believe was the sixth best-selling album of 2012 with sales of three million copies. Five singles were released from Believe, several of which became international successes. Its lead single "Boyfriend" reached number one on the Canadian Hot 100. Follow-ups "As Long as You Me" and "Beauty and a Beat" performed moderately worldwide, positioned within the top-ten in the United States and Canada. The project was additionally promoted through the Believe Tour in 2013. The remix album Believe Acoustic was released in January 2013. The song was produced by Posner and Mason Levy. Bieber also invited his fans to participate in one of the creative decisions for the "Boyfriend" single. Fans were encouraged to vote for which one they preferred.Believe (Justin Bieber album) – Believe
57. My Worlds: The Collection – My Worlds: The Collection is the first compilation album released by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. The new versions of the songs were produced by Bieber's director, Dan Kanter, his vocal producer Kuk Harrell, also producer Rob Wells. While most reviewers complimented the set, several thought that its release was unneeded. The album charted moderately in Europe, reaching the top half of several album charts. According to Bieber, "Pray" is a gift to his fans. Vocally, Bieber's vocals are sung in a lower key compared to previous singles. Bieber plays guitar on the acoustic versions, along with his guitarist and musical director Dan Kanter. The acoustic versions of the songs were produced by Kanter, also producer Rob Wells. The album was released on November 2010. "Pray" was released on in select countries on December 3, 2010. It charted moderately, reaching number sixty-three in Austria, appeared on the Tip charts in Belgium. The compilation received mixed reviews from critics. Andy Kellman of Allmusic gave four out of five stars. Hermonie Hoby of The Guardian said that "regifting" following his past two releases noted that "the billion or so Beliebers" wouldn't feel "churlish." Due to its limited release in European countries, the album was only eligible to chart in those territories.My Worlds: The Collection – My Worlds: The Collection
58. Never Say Never: The Remixes – Never Say Never: The Remixes is the second remix album by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. Released on February 2011, the album accompanies the release of his film, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. In addition a new track is also included. In December 2010, Bieber stated that he was collaborating with American country Rascal Flatts, presumably for his second studio album. In an interview with WSIX, lead singer Gary LeVox said " asked us to do a duet with him on his next record. It's actually a really good song! The kid is really talented. He plays six different instruments really well." Bieber also confirmed the collaboration in-the-works on Twitter. Also a conversation on Twitter, Bieber revealed that they were also working together on new music. Warren said "It's a beautiful song. That's a good difference between Cher and Justin -- 40 years!" Additionally, singer-songwriter Ester Dean confirmed she worked on the project for Bieber's film. New contributions came from Rascal Flatts and Chris Brown adding parts to "That Should Be Me" and "Up", respectively. Cognata appreciated the album's mixture, stating "the album actually has something for all walks of not just Beliebers."Never Say Never: The Remixes – Never Say Never: The Remixes
59. Believe Acoustic – Believe Acoustic is the third remix album by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. It was released through Island Records as the follow-up to his second remix album Never Say Never: The Remixes. This also marks the acoustic album following My Worlds Acoustic. The album features live versions of songs from his third studio album Believe, as well as three new recordings. Bieber confirmed the project by tweeting "Been writing a lot... new stuff... and yeah. New arrangements, is happening". The listing for the EP was revealed on December 22, 2012, featuring 8 tracks. Believe Acoustic received generally mixed reviews from music critics. He noted that it's "less of an issue" on the album's three new songs. He concluded that: "we'd prefer any day". Andrew Leahy of The Washington Times cited Believe Acoustic to be a way of "squeezing extra cash out of material that already has been released". He wrote that only a few of the new arrangements "shine any new light" on the original versions. Andy Kellman of Allmusic wrote that like My Worlds Acoustic, Believe Acoustic "maintains the flow following a proper studio album". Jody Rosen of Rolling Stone wrote that as "cash-grab" remix albums go, Believe Acoustic offers a "added value, for hardcore fans, at least." His raspy, soulful vocal tone stands out nicely against the stark musical backdrop".Believe Acoustic – Believe Acoustic
60. U Smile – "U Smile" is a song performed by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. Bieber was produced by Duplessis and Altino. According to Bieber, the song is dedicated to his special fans. The song was released as the second digital-only single on March 16, 2010. A piano and instrument driven blue-eyed soul ballad, garnered acclaim from critics as a standout track from the album. The song later charted in the United Kingdom. It performed the song to "Baby" on the ninth season of American Idol and on Saturday Night Live. ... I wrote it for all my fans who got me here." It confirmed he co-wrote the track with August Rigo. He also told his fans to enjoy it as they are the ones who give his strength in this. In August 2010, a Florida-based sound artist, slowed down Bieber's song 800 % to produce a 35-minute-long track. Bieber was including the works of Sigur Rós. The track became an internet meme to late 2010. "U Smile" is a blue-eyed ballad, driven by piano and other instruments.U Smile – "U Smile"
61. Pray (Justin Bieber song) – "Pray" is a song performed by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. The song was written by Bieber with the latter duo producing the track. The song is taken as My Worlds: The Collection. In the United States and Canada, the song is included on My Worlds Acoustic. According to Bieber, he was inspired by Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" when writing the song. The song is a Christian song, while deriving from pop and R&B influences, using a world music backdrop. It primarily features acoustic instruments, however does make small usages of electronic sounds. "Pray" received generally positive reviews, with critics appreciating the message portrayed in the song. The song's video premiered on Facebook on December 11, 2010. Bieber performed the song on the American Music Awards, accompanied by a full choir. "Pray" was written by Nasri Atweh of The Messengers. It definitely comes from the heart. It's very beautiful. I definitely thought of Michael'Man in the Mirror' when I was writing it." The song was released as a CD single on December 3, 2010.Pray (Justin Bieber song) – "Pray"
62. Never Say Never (Justin Bieber song) – "Never Say Never" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. The song features rap interludes from the film's star, Jaden Smith. It was originally a risque demo with sexual lyrics performed by American singer Travis Garland, it was produced by The Messengers, Omarr Rambert. However, for unknown reasons, Bieber was tapped to record the song for the film. He re-wrote the song with The Messengers, Rambert, his vocal producer Kuk Harrell, to feature inspirational lyrics to foil the film's theme. The song contains pop elements while merging hip-hop. The song was released on June 8, 2010. He has notably performed the song on his My World Tour. Smith joined Bieber during the tour's stop at Madison Square Garden to perform the song for scenes in Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. A demo of the song, "Sexy Together" was originally recorded by Travis Garland. Reportedly the song was re-written by his vocal producer Kuk Harrell, while Smith added lines. Carina Adly MacKenzie of Zap2it preferred Smith's version, commenting, "No wonder Bieb skipped this version -- it's a total snoozer. You'd think that a song about sex would be more interesting than a song about little kids doing karate... but no." The song was confirmed when the listing for the soundtrack was revealed. It was released on June 8, 2010.Never Say Never (Justin Bieber song) – "Never Say Never"
63. Mistletoe (Justin Bieber song) – "Mistletoe" is a Christmas song by Canadian singer Justin Bieber. It was produced by Nasri, Adam Messinger. The song was released on October 2011 as the lead single from his Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe. "Mistletoe" is a pop and song, that has reggae influences. "Mistletoe" received generally positive reviews from most music critics. The song's accompanying video was directed by Roman White. It features the singing on a snowy, lit-up street. Bieber first premiered the song live at Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the performance, Bieber confirmed that the song would be released on iTunes worldwide on October 2011. In an interview with MTV News, Bieber said, "I'm really excited. Really catchy. I know all my fans are going to love it. It's something that I feel like they're going to be singing every Christmas." "Mistletoe" was produced by Nasri, Adam Messinger. It is a Christmas song, sonically derived while making use of reggae elements.Mistletoe (Justin Bieber song) – "Mistletoe"
64. Boyfriend (Justin Bieber song) – "Boyfriend" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, taken from his third studio album Believe. Bieber explained that the track would surprise people in different ways, since it is a musical departure from his previous material. A snippet of "Boyfriend" was previewed on March 1, 2012, Bieber's 18th birthday. The song was released on March 26, 2012. The art was revealed on March 19, 2012. Musically, "Boyfriend" is a R&B influenced song that features pop beats reminiscent of American record producer Pharrell Williams and band'N Sync. The instrumentation is kept in a lower sound to highlight Bieber's vocals. However, critics dismissed the lyrics as silly. "Boyfriend" was a commercial success, debuting at number two after selling a total of 521,000 digital units of the single. The song has also charted at number 9 on the Pop Songs component chart. It also debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. The rapping duo Ying Yang Twins also released a remixed version of the track with new verses added. Another remix of "Boyfriend" features 2 Chainz, Asher Roth. He later revealed that Believe would surprise people in different ways, since it musically is a departure from his previous works. "Boyfriend" was written by Bieber, Michael Posner, Mat Musto.Boyfriend (Justin Bieber song) – "Boyfriend"
65. As Long as You Love Me (Justin Bieber song) – "As Long as You Love Me" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, from his third studio album, Believe. The track features American rapper Big Sean. It was produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and Andre Lindal. On Billboard's Rhythmic Airplay Chart, the single reached one, giving Bieber his first number one single on an American airplay music chart. It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has sold 2,240,000 copies in the US as December 2012. The video features actor Michael Madsen. He later revealed that Believe would surprise people in different ways, since it musically is a departure from his previous works. I want to do it at my own pace. I don't want to start singing about things like sex, drugs and swearing. Maybe I'll get more into making love when I'm older. I want to be someone, respected by everybody." After releasing "Boyfriend" as the lead single, Bieber announced that he will release promotional singles to promote Believe. The first single "Die in Your Arms" was released to iTunes on May 29, 2012. The second "All Around The World" was released on June 4, 2012.As Long as You Love Me (Justin Bieber song) – "As Long as You Love Me"
66. Beauty and a Beat – "Beauty and a Beat" is a song by Canadian singer Justin Bieber from his third studio album Believe. Bieber features Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj, who co-wrote it with Savan Kotecha, Zedd. Bieber was also produced with a heavy drum machine and "rushing" synthesizers. Lyrically, Bieber speaks about Bieber wanting to take his interest to a club, where they can "party like it's 3012". Bieber is the only song from Believe that Bieber did not co-write. The song became the third official single from the album. Following the release of Believe, "a Beat" debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at 72 due to strong digital downloads. After the release of the song's video, Bieber re-entered the Hot 100 at number 72 and peaked at 5. Bieber also debuted at 47. "a Beat" was originally written by Anton Zaslavski for his debut album, Clarity. Maraj, known by her stage-name Nicki Minaj, provides guest vocals on the track. It later spoke with Minaj saying: "I wanted a female rapper and I think that she is the best choice. I felt she just fit on the song perfectly." An album of remixes was released on December 2012. "a Beat" is an uptempo EDM and electropop song that lasts 3 minutes and 48 seconds.Beauty and a Beat – "Beauty and a Beat"
67. All Around the World (Justin Bieber song) – "All Around the World" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, from his third studio album, Believe. It was written with Ludacris, who guest features. This was the second collaboration between Bieber and Ludacris, having previously collaborated on "Baby". It was first released from the album. The fifth and final US single on February 26, 2013. The Eurodance track features a similar instrumentation to songs by Britney Spears, Usher. Lyrically, it features Bieber singing to his interest that "all around the world, people want to be loved". "All Around the World" received mostly positive reviews from music critics, who welcomed the song's Eurodance style. The song had moderate success worldwide, reaching the top ten such as Belgium, Canada and Norway. Bieber promoted the song through a music video. He later revealed that Believe would surprise people in different ways, since it is musically a departure from his previous works. "All Around the World" was produced by The Messengers and Nolan Lambroza, while Bieber and Ludacris wrote additional lyrics. On May 2012, an unmastered version of the track leaked online. The track was released on iTunes Store through The Island Def Jam Music Group. The fifth and final US single on February 26, 2013.All Around the World (Justin Bieber song) – "All Around the World"
68. We Are the World 25 for Haiti – "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" is a charity single recorded by the supergroup Artists for Haiti in 2010. The song was recorded over eighty artists on February 2010. It was produced by Quincy Jones, executively produced by Lionel Richie, Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean. A music video directed by Paul Haggis was released to accompany and promote the song. The song was also recorded in Spanish by a Latin supergroup and was named Somos el Mundo. The song was directed by Emilio Estefan and his wife, Gloria Estefan. His sister Janet duets with him on the song, his nephews Taj, TJ, Taryll—collectively known as 3T—feature on the track's chorus. However, the song was commercially successful worldwide, charting within the top 20 in multiple countries. In 1985, "We Are the World", a song and charity single originally recorded by USA for Africa was released. It was written by American musicians Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. The song was well received by music critics and was the recipient of several awards. On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake. It was the country's most severe earthquake in over 200 years and caused widespread damage. The epicenter of the quake was just outside the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. It has been estimated that the death toll could reach 200,000.We Are the World 25 for Haiti – Earthquake damage in Port-au-Prince
69. Wavin' Flag – "Wavin' Flag" is a song by Somali-Canadian artist K'naan from his album Troubadour. The song was originally written for freedom. The song became a truly global hit when it was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, hosted by South Africa. This amended international version with additional lyrics reached the top ten in more than twenty different charts around the world. The English version was released by K'naan to differentiate it from the original Canadian hit or from the Canadian Haiti charity hit. The Spanish cover featuring David Bisbal became very popular. A version of the song featuring David Guetta was targeted for international markets. Many other country-specific versions were released. In 2012, K'naan published a children's book, When I Get Older: The Story Behind Wavin' Flag, about its history. The single of "Wavin' Flag" appeared originally on his album Troubadour. K'naan first performed the song acoustically live on Q TV, where he gave a preview of Troubadour prior to its release.Wavin' Flag – "Wavin' Flag"
70. Eenie Meenie – "Eenie Meenie" is a song by American singer Sean Kingston and Canadian singer Justin Bieber. The song was produced by Blanco. However, it is included on Bieber's My World 2.0. A dance-pop number with Kingston's reggae influences and Bieber's R&B vocals, is lyrically about an indecisive lover. The song reached the top twenty in Australia, Canada, Ireland and the United States. The accompanying video features Kingston and Bieber at a pool party at a condo, being pursued by the same girl. It was released officially on March 23, 2010, in the United States. It is set in common time. Kyle Anderson of MTV said that "Eenie Meenie" melds Sean Kingston's island-inflected dance-pop with Bieber's sweet R&B." Although he called the song catchy, Chris Richards of The Washington Post said Kingston "the mike" on the song. Rudy Klapper of Sputnikmusic wrote on the album review, that those are "disturbing", but at the same time "unintentionally hilarious." Luke O'Neil from The Boston Globe noted "Sultry reggaeton is repackaged here for the tween set with Sean Kingston's'Eenie Meenie.' ` Shorty' was never sung literally." It dropped three places, stayed there for another additional week. As of February 2011, the single was sold 1,238,000 times.Eenie Meenie – "Eenie Meenie"
71. Next to You (Chris Brown song) – The song features Canadian singer Justin Bieber. Brown co-wrote the song with The Messengers, with additional writing from Amber "Sevyn" Streeter of RichGirl. Musically, "Next to You" is a R&B and number, with lyrics pertaining to the love between two in a relationship. Most music critics positively reviewed the song, complimenting the blending of Brown and Bieber's vocals. However a common criticism of the track was how it stood out into the more lyrically explicit music on F.A.M.E.. After the release of the album, the song appeared in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom. It was released for digital download on June 2011, as the album's fifth single. The song was written with Nasri Atweh and Adam Messinger of production team The Messengers. The latter duo receive production credits on the track. In December 2010, Brown tweeted that he would be collaborating with Bieber. The song first appeared online on March 2011. "Next to You" is a R&B and song. Eliot Glazer of MTV Buzzworthy said that the song also contained inspirational lyrics. It features "digitized" violins. It is composed with Bieber and Brown's vocal ranges spanning from the low-note of G3 to the high-note of C6.Next to You (Chris Brown song) – "Next to You"
72. Live My Life (song) – "Live My Life" is a song by American group Far East Movement from their fourth studio album Dirty Bass. The song was released on February 25, 2012 as the album's lead single. It features vocals from Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber. The song was produced by RedOne and De Paris. The official remix of the song, subtitled "Live My Life", features vocals from Redfoo of LMFAO. The track was released on March 6, 2012 as a digital download. Also, it was included as the last track of the standard edition of Dirty Bass. The Party Rock crew does. They are seen throughout the video partying in the Party Rock bus. They also perform a synchronized routine in a mob-style. Far East Movement perform their respective verses. The video has over million views. An alternate edit was made at a total length of four minutes and thirty-eight seconds. It features the same scenes from the original and includes Redfoo performing his verse. This version has over 16 million views.Live My Life (song) – "Live My Life"
73. Love Me (Justin Bieber song) – "Love Me" is a song by Canadian recording artist, Justin Bieber. The track was produced by DJ Frank E. Bieber was released exclusively to iTunes as My World on October 26, 2009. The chorus interpolates the 1996 single "Lovefool" by the Swedish band The Cardigans. The song peaked in the U.S. at twelve and thirty-seven, respectively. The song also charted on its main chart and R&B chart, in Australia. The video for the song was released on August 3, 2010 and serves as a "tribute to his worldwide fans, thanking them for their support". The dominant scenes are made of up of live performances, Bieber standing in front of a blue and white backdrop dancing. It opened every show with the song. The song was produced by DJ Frank E at Side 3 Studios in Denver, Colorado. The song recorded at Serenity Sound Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mixing was done by Jaycen-Joshua Fowler, at Larrabee Studios in North Hollywood, California. Taylor Graves and Bonnie McKee provided background vocals. A week before the release, Bieber announced that a new song, "Love Me" would be released. Bieber was released a day early on October 26.Love Me (Justin Bieber song) – "Love Me" cover
74. Favorite Girl – "Favorite Girl" is a song by Canadian recording artist, Justin Bieber. Delisha Thomas also receive writing credits. The song was later released exclusively to iTunes as My World on November 4, 2009. The song merges teen pop and R&B elements. The song debuted in Canada and the United States, respectively. In response to Swift using his song, Bieber posted an acoustic rendition of the then never-before heard "Favorite Girl" on his YouTube. When asked about his learning of Swift using his song, Bieber stated, "It was really funny because I heard from a fan. It was hilarious!" The song was written by Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II, Antea Birchett, Delisha Thomas. Emile also has production credits. The song was recorded by Blake Eisemen at Icon Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, where Bieber's career is based. Mixing was done by Jaycen-Joshua Fowler, at Larrabee Studios in North Hollywood, California. The song became a popular trending topic on the day of its release. "Favorite Girl" be is a teen-pop song, which integrates characteristics of R&B music. It is composed in the key of E minor with Bieber's vocals spanning to the high-note of B4.Favorite Girl – "Favorite Girl" cover
75. Never Let You Go (Justin Bieber song) – "Never Let You Go" is a song performed by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. The track was produced by production duo Johntá Austin and Bryan-Michael Cox. It was originally released as My World 2.0 on March 2010. "Never Let You Go" published in common time with moderate tempo. "Never Let You Go" with the progression B ♭ - Dm-C. Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly noted similarities between "Never calling a "fraternal twin" to the latter. "Never Let You Go" debuted and peaked at number twenty-one in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100. It was listed on the chart for two weeks before dropping off. It peaked after spending four weeks on the Canadian Hot 100 it dropped off. Via digital sales behind the release of My World 2.0, "Never Let You Go" reached eighty-four on the UK Singles Chart. Actress Paige Hurd portrays Bieber's love interest in the video. The video premiered on March 30, 2010 on Vevo. It was the new joint on BET's 106 & Park on April 5, 2010. Bieber is definitely growing up a lot in this video -- nuzzling with her boyfriend. Shots of the pair in silhouette holding hands play into the video's plot of two young teens falling in love in a very exotic locale."Never Let You Go (Justin Bieber song) – "Never Let You Go" cover
76. Die in Your Arms – "Die in Your Arms" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, from his third studio album, Believe. The song has charted in several countries such as Australia, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States. He later revealed that Believe would surprise people in different ways, since it musically is a departure from his previous works. The track samples Michael Jackson's "We've Got a Good Thing Going", written by Alphonso Mizell, Berry Gordy Jr. Deke Richards, Freddie Perren. "Die in Your Arms" was released as a promotional single through The Island Def Jam Music Group. The track incorporates hip hop beats, finger snaps and melodic piano chords in its instrumentation and is similar to early tracks by Jackson 5. Lyrically, "Die in Your Arms" is a song about the affection that Bieber feels for his love interest. Jason Lipshutz of Billboard deemed it as "a more classically arranged offering" when compared to Bieber's previous single "Boyfriend". Leah Collins of the National Post described the song as a "Baby 2.0", adding that "like'Baby', ` Die in Your Arms' has a old-fashioned pop flavour." "Die in Your Arms" received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Bueno added that Bieber also "sounds a lot more like his younger self in this practically guaranteed hit." I will refrain because, ugh, I just died in your arms this year, Bieber. Even the robo-melisma doesn't bug. What is happening to me?" Tanar Anitai of MTV compared the song's style to the ones of Duffy, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars.Die in Your Arms – "Die in Your Arms"
77. Bigger (Justin Bieber song) – "Bigger" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, included as a track on his debut release, My World, released on November 17, 2009. It was written with the latter duo and Dapo producing the song. Musically, the song is a R&B number which infuses elements of teen dance-pop, while including influences of new jack swing. The song's lyrics refer to one working to reach goals. The song received generally positive reception from critics who reviewed the album, with a Billboard reviewer commenting that Bieber had "genuine swagger" on the song. Some reviews however questioned the lyrical content. "Bigger" was co-written by Bieber, Odd Future collective member Frank Ocean, Dapo Torimiro, Waynne Nugent of Midi Mafia. Midi Mafia and Dapo have production credits. It was mixed at Larrabee Studios in North Hollywood, California. The track was one of three songs on the standard edition of the album that Bieber co-wrote. "Bigger", described as fast, is a R&B song with a length of three minutes and seventeen seconds, with inclinations toward teen pop and dance-pop. The song has a tempo of 104 beats per minute. It features Cm11 and Fm9. The song debuted on the Hot Digital Songs chart in the US, therefore consecutively appeared at number ninety-four on the Hot 100. In Canada, it debuted at seventy-eight.Bigger (Justin Bieber song) – Monica Herrerra of Billboard said that Bieber (pictured) had "genuine swagger" on "Bigger"
78. First Dance (song) – "First Dance" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, included as a track on his debut release, My World, released on November 17, 2009. "First Dance" is a R&B and teen song, that sees Bieber and Usher trade lines, with lyrics literally about a first dance. "First Dance" was written by Bieber, Usher, Jesse Wilson, Ryan Lovette, Dwight Reynolds, Jr.. With the exception of Usher, all other contributors to the song do not have any other credits on the album. The track was one of three songs on the standard edition of the album that Bieber co-wrote. Dwight "Skrapp" Reynolds is responsible for the keyboards in the song. "First Dance", described to be in a moderate pace, is a R&B song with a length of forty-two, with inclinations toward teen pop. Bieber described the song as "a slow song that people can dance to". Jon Caramanica of The New York Times said that the song echoed Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone." The song has a tempo of 100 beats per minute. Allison Stewart of The Washington Post called the song as a "yearning ballad". . . Girl, I promise I’ll be gentle/ I know we gotta do it slowly’ in a song literally about prom." It dropped off the following week.First Dance (song) – Critics appreciated the appearance of Usher (pictured) as the album's only feature.
79. That Should Be Me – The song was written alongside Luke Boyd and Nasri Atweh and Adam Messinger of The Messengers, the production team who produced the track. It debuted at number ninety-two on the Billboard Hot 100 following the release of My World 2.0. It also serves as the eighth track of Justin's first remix album My Worlds Acoustic. In December 2010, it was announced that Bieber would be working with American country Rascal Flatts on new music, presumably for his second studio album. The song was recorded at NH Studios in North Hollywood, California. Instrumentation and all vocal arrangements were done by Atweh and Messinger. Additional engineering was performed by Pat Thrall, while the track was mixed by Manny Marroquin at Larrabee Studios, also in North Hollywood. The mix was assisted by Erik Madrid, whereas Atweh and Luke Boyd perform background vocals on the song. The song follows in the progression of Cm -- A ♭ 2 -- E ♭ -- G/B. Described by Monica Hererra of Billboard, Bieber "pleads the girl he left behind to take him back." Herrera said that Bieber plays the "scorned ex" in the song. Rudy Klapper of Sputnikmusic criticized Bieber's constant role on the album pointing out "That Should Be Me" as an example. "That Should Be Me" also appeared on the UK Singles Chart at number 179. It's actually a really good song! The kid is really talented.That Should Be Me – Gary LeVox, lead singer of Rascal Flatts
80. Turn to You (Mother's Day Dedication) – "Turn to You" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. The song was released on May 11, 2012, two days before Mother's Day. The song was composed by Justin Bieber, Nasri, Jacob Pena, Tom Strahle. The record was produced by Bieber with Adam Messinger. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsTurn to You (Mother's Day Dedication) – "Turn to You (Mother's Day Dedication)"
81. All Around the World Tour – The Believe Tour was the second concert tour by Canadian singer Justin Bieber. It was launched in support of Believe. Beginning in September 2012, the tour played in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia. In 2012, the tour placed 23rd on Pollstar's "Top 50 Worldwide Tours". The tour earned $ million from 35 shows. For 2013, it ranked 5th on Pollstar's "Top 100 Worldwide Tours -- Mid Year"; earning $ million from 67 shows. The tour was announced during Bieber's appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Dates were revealed for shows in the United States and Canada later in the day. Bieber stated the tour would be the biggest show on Earth. Rehearsals began in late July 2012 at the Long Beach Arena in California. His crew would conduct 10-hour rehearsal days. He stated he had a lot to prove with this tour. The tour was an early success in the United States, with many dates selling out in one hour. The two shows at Madison Square Garden were sold out in 30 seconds. In August, the singer conducted an online search on the tour.All Around the World Tour – Believe Tour
82. Justin Bieber on Twitter – Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer and songwriter. It was certified platinum in the U.S. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, in 2010. It debuted at or near number one in several countries and was certified triple platinum in the U.S. It was preceded by his most successful single to date, "Baby". He released his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe, in November 2011, when it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Bieber released his third studio album, Believe, in 2012. His fourth studio album Purpose was released in November 2015. His U.S. album and singles sales total 44.7 million. He has sold an estimated 100 million records, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He has won numerous fan-voted awards, including American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012. In his career, he has received three Grammy nominations, winning one for Best Dance Recording for the song "Where Are Ü Now" at the 2016 ceremony. His fan base, dubbed "beliebers", largely consists of early to mid-adolescent girls. He has been listed four times by Forbes magazine among the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world in 2011, 2012, 2013.Justin Bieber on Twitter – Bieber at the 2012 NRJ Music Awards
83. Wikimedia – The Wikimedia movement is the global community of contributors to Wikimedia projects. The movement has since expanded to many other projects, including the Wikipedia community with around 70,000 volunteers. Volunteers for other Wikimedia projects such as Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons, volunteer software developers contributing to MediaWiki. These volunteers are supported by numerous organizations including the Wikimedia Foundation, related chapters, thematic organizations, user groups. The Wikipedia community is the community of contributors of the online Wikipedia. It consists of Administrators, known as Admin. Wikimedia projects include: The Wikimedia Foundation is an American charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. It operates most of the movement's websites, like Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia, as well as Wikimedia Commons. The WMF was founded by Jimmy Wales as a way to fund Wikipedia and its sister projects through non-profit means. Chapters are organizations that support Wikimedia projects in geographical regions, mostly countries. There are 41 chapters. Wikimedia Deutschland is the largest chapter, with a total budget of $ million. WMDE allocates approximately $ million to support the corporation responsible for distributing donations, $4 million for transfer to the WMF. To have the same procedure, every chapter follows requests its yearly budget at the funds dissemination committee. A total of Mio USD is distributed via this way to chapters and thematic organizations.Wikimedia – Executive director Lila Tretikov, 2014
84. Prometheus Global Media – Prometheus Global Media is a New York City-based B2B media company. Guggenheim acquired Pluribus's stake in the company in January 2013, giving full ownership under the division of Guggenheim Digital Media. On December 2015, it was announced that Guggenheim would spin out its media properties to a group led by former executive Todd Boehly. Two Nielsen properties, Editor & Publisher, Kirkus Reviews, were to be shut down. Kirkus Reviews would be sold to Herbert Simon. The new format was meant to compete against up-and-coming blogs focusing on news, such as Deadline.com and TheWrap, along with its then-struggling rival Variety. In late-2011, Prometheus went through a number of cost-cutting measures. In April 2013, Guggenheim made its CEO John Amato president of the Billboard Group -- a new group consisting of Billboard, Backstage, Sonicbids. In a January 2014 restructuring, Levinsohn no longer directly manages the Prometheus properties. The remaining properties, consisting of Film Expo Group, are led by Jeff Wilbur. The acquisition did not include Mediabistro's business, which were retained under the name Mecklermedia. On January 2015, Adweek and Film Expo Group were merged into Mediabistro to form a new Prometheus subsidiary, Mediabistro Holdings. At the same time, all of Mediabistro's social media-oriented blogs were merged into SocialTimes. In March 2015, Guggenheim Partners reported that its president Todd Boehly was exploring the possibility of forming his own company.Prometheus Global Media – Prometheus Global Media