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10 country artists you should be listening to right now

  • We've picked 10 artists that we believe best represent the evolving industry, from chart-topping Lil Nas X to Grammy Award-winning Kacey Musgraves.
  • Rhett released his fourth album, "Center Point Road," in May 2019, and it immediately shot to the top of the charts, both country and pop.
  • Brown's success at blending country and hip hop music have helped bring the traditionally white genre into the 21st century.
  • Country music isn't generally the most progressive genre in terms of sexuality, so to have an openly gay, successful musician win Best Americana Album at the Grammys was a big deal.
  • Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" is inescapable — and undoubtedly a country song, though Billboard decided to take it off the charts for not being "country" enough (some critics took this as racist).

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Did the 80s Really Have the Most One-Hit Wonders?

  • If a definition of a one-hit wonder doesn’t include Kajagoogoo, it’s probably not a good definition.
  • So I decided that an equally simple, but probably more accurate measurement of a one-hit wonder is to simply find any band that had one and only one song reach a rank of 40 or better.
  • According to our initial findings, Blink-182 is considered a one-hit wonder because only one of their songs (“All the Small Things”) actually made it into the top 40.
  • So if we were to take a look at earlier results, you can see that both 50 Cent and Akon are considered to be one-hit wonders several-times over (which I know is kinda redundant) because each one of their hits has a slightly different artist name.

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Did the 80s Really Have the Most One-Hit Wonders?

  • If a definition of a one-hit wonder doesn’t include Kajagoogoo, it’s probably not a good definition.
  • So I decided that an equally simple, but probably more accurate measurement of a one-hit wonder is to simply find any band that had one and only one song reach a rank of 40 or better.
  • According to our initial findings, Blink-182 is considered a one-hit wonder because only one of their songs (“All the Small Things”) actually made it into the top 40.
  • So if we were to take a look at earlier results, you can see that both 50 Cent and Akon are considered to be one-hit wonders several-times over (which I know is kinda redundant) because each one of their hits has a slightly different artist name.

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Did the 80s Really Have the Most One-Hit Wonders?

  • If a definition of a one-hit wonder doesn’t include Kajagoogoo, it’s probably not a good definition.
  • So I decided that an equally simple, but probably more accurate measurement of a one-hit wonder is to simply find any band that had one and only one song reach a rank of 40 or better.
  • According to our initial findings, Blink-182 is considered a one-hit wonder because only one of their songs (“All the Small Things”) actually made it into the top 40.
  • So if we were to take a look at earlier results, you can see that both 50 Cent and Akon are considered to be one-hit wonders several-times over (which I know is kinda redundant) because each one of their hits has a slightly different artist name.

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Beyonce sends 'love letter to Africa' with the new Lion King album

  • Beyonce, who is also in the Lion King cast, has four solo songs on the album alongside collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and her daughter, Blu Ivy. Many of Nigeria's top Afrobeats stars including Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, and Yemi Alade appear on the album.
  • Beyonce says the album features many acts from Africa because she wants it to be about authentic music from the continent.
  • The album release is an acknowledgment of the growing reputation and reach that African music, especially the Afrobeats genre has, says music analyst, Segun Akande.
  • Nigerian artist, Wizkid, is one of the more successful Afrobeats stars in recent times.
  • In 2018, The Black Panther soundtrack featured top South African artists like Babes Wodumo and Sjava, and the album was credited with putting a global spotlight on the South African music genre.

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An artist is leaving mind-bending optical illusions on buildings worldwide, and they'll make you do a double-take

  • Artist Manuel Di Rita, who goes by the name Peeta, combines his love for sculpting and architecture with massive murals that look like they're bursting out of the wall.
  • Anamorphism, Peeta explained to INSIDER, gives the illusion that flat objects are three-dimensional.
  • Peeta said he started painting and studying art in the early 1990s, but he had a love for sculpting from a young age.
  • Using only paint, Peeta turns flat surfaces into masterpieces that appear three-dimensional.
  • Another example of the technique, which makes paintings and two-dimensional pieces of art appear to be jumping off a canvas or surface, is illustrated on the Guinness World Records website, which features the world's largest anamorphic painting.
  • Peeta said he doesn't aim for his abstract murals to convey a specific message, but he does see his work as an opportunity to bring interesting, inspiring art to cities and communities around the world.

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An artist reimagined famous artists and paintings as modern-day millennials

  • An artist known as Untitled.Save, who goes by his first name, Tiago, had the same questions — so he turned his visions about what iconic artists and their subjects would be like as young people in 2019 into reality.
  • Tiago told INSIDER that he creates these modern images of artists because he wants to inspire an audience that may be unfamiliar with art history.
  • Untitled.Save said his reimagined version of the "Mona Lisa" is not the first time people have replicated the famous painting.
  • Untitled.Save created what he said would be an iconic group of friends: artists Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and Gustav Klimt.
  • Untitled.Save's process starts with obtaining permission to use photos of each artist and portrait, which he said can be difficult.
  • Untitled.Save said he hopes people appreciate the relatable, modern scenes in which he placed the famous artists and icons.

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10 stars who were rejected from 'American Idol' but found success anyway

  • Several of ABC's " American Idol" contestants have gone on to have incredibly successful careers in the entertainment industry — even after they were rejected by the long-running singing competition.
  • She's been nominated for five Grammys and won twice: once for her collaboration with Jason Mraz and another for being a featured artist on Taylor Swift's "Fearless." She has released six albums.
  • Her first studio album came out in June 2018, and she was nominated for two Grammys in 2019, including best new artist.
  • Metz, now known for her role on "This Is Us," revealed her audition in her book "This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today." She told "Entertainment Tonight" that the experience made her realize that people weren't respecting her musical abilities.
  • Morris is a Grammy-nominated artist with a hit debut album under her belt.

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What's so special about the Mona Lisa?

  • However, art scholars have increasingly voiced doubts about whether the image in the Louvre can indeed be Vasari's "Lisa," for the style and techniques of the painting match far better Leonardo's later work from 1510 onwards.
  • Dianne Jones, an Aboriginal Australian artist of Noongar heritage, reprized the work in her inkjet photographic portraits of 2005, which are less pointed in their swipe at white European art and more luminous in their appropriation of Mona Lisa's sense of dream-like plenitude.
  • Meanwhile, the notorious theft of a work of art by German performance artist Ulay in 1976, in which he removed the most famous (and kitsch) painting in the National Gallery in Berlin, Carl Spitzweg's 1839 portrait of "The Poor Poet," was a reprise of the theft of the "Mona Lisa" in 1911.

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