Last week I mentioned some pop stars who had some chops that might have surprised you. This time around I have some pop music facts that will probably make any good rock fan feel a little sad inside. Here are some of the highlights, or low lights.
*maybe Gene Simmons was on the right track in his assessment of the state of music.
Please note, some of these facts are disturbing…
- Ke$ha’s single “Tik-Tok” sold more copies than ANY Beatles or Nirvana single.
- The Baha Men have a Grammy award – unlike stellar acts like The Kinks, Tupac Shakur, and Iggy Pop.
- Celine Dion’s “Falling Into You” sold more copies than any Queen, Nirvana, or Bruce Springsteen single.
- Il Divo have sold almost twice as many albums as Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters.
- Creed have sold more records in the US than Jimi Hendrix.
Here’s the rest… http://www.buzzfeed.com/kimberleydadds/disappointing-music-facts#2nv6m3i