sábado, 12 de enero de 2013

THE END OF MY RESEARCH PROJECT

The research project of The Throne of Pop Music has come to an end, but this blog will still open so everybody will have a chance to talk about Michael Jackson, Madonna and Lady Gaga and they influence on the society. I would like to thank all the visitors for voting and comment in the blog because I have used all the opinions in my project.
 
The heritage that these three singers will leave in the world will prevail very present for the next generations, and that is what proves that they really have the crown of the throne of pop music.

viernes, 4 de enero de 2013

THE EVOLUTION, IDEOLOGIES AND STYLE OF MICHAEL JACKSON

The young boy started his career repressing his opinions because of the pressure that he felt by his family and music company, but time went by and he changed of label to start composing his own songs in which the beat was the most important. His illness caused his skin changed and he started to be besieged by the media. Moreover, his private scandals increased and he started talking about the pressure of the media and his unhappy childhood in his songs. Despite these scandals, Michael continued been a symbol for the black collectives and a star in the whole world achieving towering sales with his albums. 

viernes, 28 de diciembre de 2012

THE EVOLUTION, IDEOLOGIES AND STYLE OF LADY GAGA

In a big market of pop music, Lady Gaga decided to stand out from the other females with her original songs and ironical lyrics, but this was not the only that made her famous, because her extravagant and technological outfits appeared in the media around the world. She started to achieve a big number of fans which she called little monsters using the internet and the social networks and becoming one of the singers most followed in the net in history. Appealing to the freedom of people of different race or sexuality the singer was accused of plagiarizing Madonna. This criticism increased and some people compared her to other singers, but the truth is that a lot of pop stars started copying her style and in some occasions even The Queen of Pop praised her*.

sábado, 1 de diciembre de 2012

THE EVOLUTION, IDEOLOGIES AND STYLE OF MADONNA

Not to seem boring to her public, Madonna started to change her aspect and some ideologies in every album, so we could see her as a prostitute to a boxer or a soldier from the American army.  Furthermore, she used another technique to win popularity and make publicity of her music  appealing to the controversy in the age of a record and being more repressed in the next, to keep attracting the attention without ruining her career with excess. In the video below you can see all her transformations and metamorphoses, one per album. Of course, you can give your opinion of her changes and strategies in the comments or in the questionnaire.

domingo, 7 de octubre de 2012

RISE TO FAME

When an artist starts his/her career it’s hard to make differences among the others, and especially in pop music, a genre when a lot of external facts play a very important role in the success that any singer achieves. For our three singers, some moments or elements of their career were decisive and without them maybe we wouldn’t know who they are. 

MICHAEL JACKSON stood out from the other black singers of the company Motown due his fresh style, colorful clothes and synchronized choreographies with the members of his band. In his solo period he created new movements as the Moonwalker and started making short film productions in his musical videos. 

On the other hand, MADONNA appealed to the controversy to appear in the media of most of the countries in the world. She made declarations as “Crucifixes are sexy because there’s a naked man on it” or used striking clothes like a belt with the inscription “Boy Toy”. Facts like this made the Church point her as a bad influence, something that increased her success. 

LADY GAGA, on her part combined music with technology and fashion, something that made her seem more original than the other pop singers. In addition, her powerful performances with theatrical elements and her different artistic piano designs made her the new music superstar of the 21st Century.

sábado, 21 de julio de 2012

THE HARD BEGINNINGS


Behind every artist there’s a life, and in the case of the singers that compose their songs as the three main artists of this blog, we can know some of the things that have happened to them by listening to the lyrics of their songs. We can also find it out through the interviews or comments they make.

Michael Jackson, Madonna and Lady Gaga had hard youths, and maybe all the difficulties they suffered pushed them to fight for their dreams in a stronger way than other people.

The case of Michael Jackson was typical for every black person living in America at the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s: Every black family was discriminated and underestimated. A part from that, his father, Joe, used to attack and hit him. Joe introduced his children to the world of music, but Michael was too young for that and the press scandals and the pressure to be successful in a world of white singers marked him for life.

On the other hand, Madonna lost her mother with five years old and had to get used to see her father with another woman, a fact that in her youth she didn’t accept at all. In school, she tried to show her talent in dancing to the others or simply draw attention of her classmates because of her loneliness. When she grew up she decided to go to New York to get any artistic job, but she was alone there and without money, so she had to do things as pornographic photos to earn a living. In the streets of the city she was sexually abused too.
"It was the first time I'd ever taken a plane, the first time I'd ever gotten a taxi cab. I came here with $35 in my pocket. It was the bravest thing I'd ever done."
*Encyclopedia Madonnica, Matthew Rettenmund, Pg. 45

Lady Gaga hadn’t a good youth either. In the secondary school she started to be bullied by some classmates. In the MTV program Behind The Music she told that one day in the street some of the students of her school put her in a garbage container. Because of her loneliness she started to consume cocaine or induce herself vomiting, but her dream was to be singer, so with a few months she left this bad behavior.
                                 
Maybe this hard way to live taught them to be strong and follow their dreams. Perhaps without these experiences they wouldn’t have considered themselves strong enough to fight in the difficult world of music. Despite all these bad experiences, now the people that underestimated them just admire their work. 

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT A PART OF SOCIETY REFUSED THEM AND NOW THEY ARE ADMIRED ALL OVER THE WORLD?