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The Story of Iron Maiden

December 6, 2023

Iron Maiden is one of my favourite heavy metal bands, and is one of my favourite musical groups overall as well. With their theatrical performances, complex musical arrangements and iconic songs...

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Lil Uzi Vert Announces Retirement from Music After “Luv is rage 3”

December 6, 2023

In a surprising turn of events, Lil Uzi Vert, the revolutionary Philadelphia rapper, has announced that their upcoming album, "Luv Is Rage 3," will mark the end of their prolific music career...

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Legendary Musical Collaborations That Push Beyond Genre

December 2, 2023

There is a vast amount of variety when it comes to genres, sub-genres, and styles of music. Normally, when two musical artists collaborate to create a new song, the individual artists both produce...

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The Return of the SICK NEW WORLD NU-METAL festival

November 29, 2023

In a groundbreaking turn of events, the eagerly anticipated music extravaganza, Sick New World, following last year returns to the city of Las Vegas on April 27, 2024...

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Virgil Abloh: Unparalleled Influence on Fashion and Music

November 29, 2023

Two years ago today, the fashion world lost one of its brightest stars, Virgil Abloh, at the young age of 41. A trailblazing designer known for his groundbreaking work with Off-White and Louis...

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The History of Rock n’ Roll

November 29, 2023

One of the most iconic and well known genres of music is rock. It has been around for many decades, and it continues to evolve to this day...

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Keinemusik: Revolutionizing the Electronic Scene

November 28, 2023

Keinemusik, an innovative music-creator collective from Berlin, represents a distinctive movement in the electronic music scene. The group's name, which translates to "no music" in German, embodies...

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Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign's Album: Anticipation Builds Amidst Controversy

November 28, 2023

The music world is buzzing with anticipation as Kanye West, now known as Ye, and Ty Dolla $ign are set to release their joint album, a project enveloped in both excitement and controversy...

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TikTok - Changing the Music Industry

November 24, 2023

There is no question that technology and the internet is changing the way in which many aspects of the world operate. The internet has rapidly accelerated the rate that information can be...

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Phonk Music and the Gym and Car Communities

November 24, 2023

People often say that music is a universal language. It is one of those things that all humans understand and enjoy, and it has an incredible ability to bring people together and create a sense...

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André 3000: Challenging the Notion of Age in Rap Music

November 24, 2023

In the world of hip-hop, André 3000 is a name that commands respect and admiration. As one-half of the iconic rap duo OutKast, he has left an indelible mark on the music industry...

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Chaz Mishan: Crafting for YG Entertainment's BABYMONSTER's Debut Single "Batter Up"

November 22, 2023

In a testament to the global nature of the music industry, Chaz Mishan, renowned producer and composer based in Los Angeles, has joined forces with YG Entertainment's talented songwriters...

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Olivia Rodrigo's Journey: One Year Since her First Album Release

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Photo: Olivia Rodrigo Sour Album Cover

It’s been one year since the young pop-star, Olivia Rodrigo, released her first music album “Sour”. Since her debut, Olivia Rodrigo has won 3 Grammy Awards and named Women of the Year in 2022. In two years her fame has skyrocketed, and she’s now one of the top pop singers in the decade.

She began learning music when she was in kindergarten, and began acting on TV when she became twelve. She played lead roles in Bizaardvark and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series where she started to gain recognition before her formal music debut.

In January 2021, Olivia released her first single “Driver’s License”, which became one of the best selling singles that year. “Driver’s License” is a break-up song about a teenage girl who looks back at her memories while driving down the suburbs after getting her driver’s license. The song was believed to be a representation of Olivia’s personal love life and gained a lot of attention in the media. However, that is not the only reason for her sudden popularity. The song had very relatable prospects to the teenage demographic, and her musical talent was embedded in people’s hearts. The song currently has 380M views on YouTube, and was awarded Song of the Year by MTV Video Music Awards.

The songs in her Sour album highlight emotions from heartbreak to jealousy to self-assurance, all emotions that we face. She has explained that songwriting is how she organizes her feelings, and writing sad songs in her room is her favorite thing in the world. Now, her songs are streamed and played on many radio stations across the world.

Photo: Ben Madden (Cool Accidents)

Currently, she has been on her Sour Tour around North America and Europe. She’s just finishing her last weeks in the US and then heads to Europe for the end of her journey. She has also invited other artists like Gracie Abrams and Holly Humberstone on her tour to perform. Olivia’s been taking this opportunity to meet fans around the world and provide unforgettable experiences for them. Her growth is unpredictable and we’re excited to see where her musical journey will lead her in the future.