Today we are ending the first week of January, 1/4 of the month, 1/52 of the year gone, ready to see who steps into the first spotlight of 2016. Before recognizing the first for the new year let's step back to this same time last year. The first No.1 spotlight for 2015 shone brightly on Taylor Swift's hit single 'Blank Space'.
2015 'Blank Space' blasted from No.13 to the No. 1 spot with its 7th week at the top placing it the first No.1 of 2015. The song finds Swift sending up her image as a heartbreaker who writes all of her songs about former boyfriends. She warns us that she's "got a long list of ex-lovers, they'll tell you I'm insane" plus she has, "a blank space baby, and I'll write your name."
Welcome into the 2016 Spotlight...
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, aka Adele: a throwback, soulful sound made this recording artist an international success
After shattering records left and right with her third album, Adele has announced that she will be taking her act on the road for an Adele Live tour in 2016. In the meantime, she is holding the first No.1 spot in 2016 with her album 25.
2016 Adele broke records at the end of 2015 with the release of her album 25. Now, to kick off the new year, her smash song "Hello" has joined the elite list of hits to log 10 or more weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Adele's "Hello" is just the 31st of 1,048 total Hot 100 leaders to reign for double-digit weeks.[Source: billboard.com]
There are records (music) to be made and records (stats) to be broken! 25 has already sold at least 2.433 million in slightly more than three days.
2007 Spice Girl Victoria Beckham was named the worst dressed celebrity in an annual list of fashion disasters. Fashion critic Richard Blackwell, who had compiled the poll every year since 1960, said Beckham stepped out in "one skinny-mini monstrosity after another".
Amy Winehouse's trademark beehive and tattoos helped earn her second place in the list.
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...