- Amy Winehouse
- Justin Timberlake
- Massive Attack
- Bruno Mars
Fashion Industry Broadcast’s Masters of Music Series is one of the most extensive and prestigious publishing initiatives ever released on this subject.
In this the sixth of our Music Series, and the second on Pop music we present our giant picture book on the careers of the biggest names in Pop.
Pop music is not a career for the faint-hearted. Very few make it through to the other side untouched…as was the case, sadly, with one of the most talented, Amy Jade Winehouse, who went on to self-destruct from alcohol poisoning and paparazzi at 27, after only two albums. Surrounded by people, but alone.
As Marilyn Monroe, who also died far too young, noted,
“Talent is developed in privacy, but fame makes you an open target. Everybody is always tugging at you. They’d all like a sort of chunk out of you. I don’t think they realise it, but it’s like ‘grrr do this, grr do that’, they’d kind of like to take pieces out of you. But you do want to stay intact and on two feet.”
One could ask the question, will Justin Bieber exist, after, or even before I finish writing this introduction?
Although Britney Spears, ex-Disney child star, for a brief moment, tween, then teen poppet, sexed herself into prehab as well as rehab and our ever-eager wallets. Even Britney’s old alumni Justin Timberlake, the everyman next door, now reinvented into a GQ supplement, is still known to exist, although, sadly the sartorial elegance of the talented Andre 3000 front man of the band Outkast, burst onto the scene then promptly burst out. Jennifer Lopez career JLo’d her name out of a contract, flirting with the silver screen, whilst conducting a well-publicized supermarket affair with Sean “Puffy” Holmes. There were crossovers – Shakira and Ricky Martin, humanitarians both, credibly reworked Latin, ex-Hawaiian Bruno Mars made reggae fusion accessible to the masses, Rihanna moved from Barbados at the age of 16 to the U.S. becoming one of the best-selling artists of all time at the tender age of 24. Since we can remember people have been talking about Pop music.