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    through the music industry. For this investigation, I wanted to see the differences in success of an artist through their race. Looking from mathematical standpoint, is there really a difference between the success of black artists and white artists? If so, is this the reason why black artists can have many more nominations for Grammy awards than white artists while still winning a similar amount of Grammy…

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    her mother for safety. Christina Aguilera says, “Growing up I did not feel safe. Feeling powerless is the worst feeling in the world.” One particular beating resulted in her face being covered in blood influenced her mother to take the daughters and move away. From that point, Christina turned to singing to block out the pain and trauma. Aguilera revealed in an interview, “I turned to singing as an outlet. The pain at home is where my love for music came from.” As she grew up, she solely focused…

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    Evaluation Paper #2 The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize “ artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to the album sales or chart position.” Album of the year is easily the most prestigious award category at the Grammy’s and has been since 1959. Kendrick Lamar, a West Coast rapper, was recently nominated for 11 Grammys; almost…

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    myself, as cheesy as it sounds. I'm better with knowing my strengths and weaknesses. This year's Grammy Awards was accompanied by the most musical performances I have ever seen! There was an array of music genres so most likely everyone who watched liked at least one of the performances. Kanye West had a touching and eye-catching performance. He performed a song in the dark with neon and glowing clothes and glasses and the disk jockeys were also wearing neon bodysuits. The best part was when…

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    The Grammy Museum

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    While heading to Grammy Museum I was able to arrive before it open, I waited for about 15 minutes outside. While waiting I was able to walk around and see the Grammy Awards that have been won throughout the years. They were displayed on the sidewalk heading towards the Museum. I was able to identity some bands and artists that I knew such as; Ray Charles, Norah Jones as well as Green Day. I was truly surprised to have seen these names displayed. Outside of the museum I was able to hear a variety…

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    This song spent a record breaking thirteen weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It also won Grammys for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Best R&B song. “It is ranked as the 6th most successful song of the 1990-99 decade. Methodology Generic Criticism is a practice within rhetorical criticism for exploring artifacts in terms of their genre: “the set of generic expectations, conventions, and constraints that guide their production and interpretation.” Generic…

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    Who Is Selena Quintanilla

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    This essay will be about important events in the life of Selena Quintanilla Pérez, from beginning to end. Her life was filled with success but unfortunately, she did not live a very long life. She was a famous Tejano singer and a fashion designer, she performed in the band, Selena y los Dinos. Selena was born on April 16th, 1971 in Lake Jackson Texas to Marcella & Abraham Quintanilla. She was the youngest of 3 children, her brother is AB and her sister is Suzette Quintanilla. As children…

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    Ryan Adamson

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    He currently works as an Artist Advisor at the Denis Wick/Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio in downtown Chicago, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Jazz Orchestra as their Director of Educational Programs. Ryan also chairs the mentoring program of the Jazz Education Network. Doug Beach formed the publishing company bearing his name in 1975. As Director of Jazz Studies for over 35 years, his Elmhurst College (IL) Jazz Band regularly appears with such greats as Gary Smulyan,…

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    force in Pop. Moreover, her first single, Just Dance marked her as an upcoming pop star, and the second single Poker Face asserted her status in the mainstream society. As a result, with time, Gaga could influence the world of politics, fashion, pop art, fashion and pop music (Darmayasa 4). Even though she is blunt about her beliefs, Lady Gaga crafts her perceptions in her music videos that are multifaceted escapades in her ideologies. Poker Face is from Gaga’s debut album The Fame, and it…

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    Blurred Lines If you’ve heard the lyrics to the song Blurred Lines, could you be able to imagine those words spoken in a loving, sexual relationship? Probably not, as there has been a lot of controversy about the “hidden” meaning behind the song. The 2013 hit single by Robin Thicke has caused many people discomfort as a result of some sickening lines and easily misinterpreted lyrics. Maybe Thicke didn’t purposely write a song about rape and mistreating women, but if one person can interpret the…

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