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Taylor Swift Sees 4 Albums Back on Billboard 200 After Streaming Return
After Taylor Swift’s catalog returned to all streaming platforms on June 9, four of the superstar’s five studio albums re-enter the Billboard 200 chart dated July 1, including 1989, which jumps straight back into the top 40 at No. 31. The album has been absent from the top 40 for more than a year. (The latest chart’s tracking week ended on June 15, and the chart in full is scheduled to be posted to Billboard’s websites on June 20.)

Swift’s songs earned a 551 percent gain in on-demand audio streams in latest tracking week.

After Taylor Swift’s catalog returned to all streaming platforms on June 9, four of the superstar’s five studio albums re-enter the Billboard 200 chart dated July 1, including 1989, which jumps straight back into the top 40 at No. 31. The album has been absent from the top 40 for more than a year. (The latest chart’s tracking week ended on June 15, and the chart in full is scheduled to be posted to Billboard’s websites on June 20.)

In total, Swift’s catalog earned a 551 percent gain in on-demand audio streams in the week ending June 15, according to Nielsen Music. Her songs tallied 47.51 million streams in the week, up from 7.3 million in the week previous.

Swift’s most recent album, 2014’s 1989, generated 18.85 million steams for its songs in the latest tracking frame. The set returns to the Billboard 200 at No. 31 with 16,000 equivalent album units earned (mainly generated from streams). It was last in the top 40 dated June 4, 2016, when it ranked at No. 26. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Swift’s Red album bounces back to the chart at No. 88 (8,000 units, with a little more than 6,000 in SEA units: 9.51 million streams). Fearless also flies back onto the tally at No. 119 (6,000 units, of which 5,000 are SEA units, equaling 7.19 million streams), as does Speak Now at No. 133 (6,000 units; a little more than 4,000 SEA units: 6.7 million streams).

Swift’s self-titled debut album misses the Billboard 200 but still generated a little more than 3,000 units, of which slightly more than 2,000 were in SEA units (3.75 million streams).

None of Swift’s songs return to the Streaming Songs or Country Streaming Songs charts. However, her most streamed songs of the week were her Zayn collaboration “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (which was already available widely on streaming services via the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack) with 2.99 million on-demand audio streams (up 6.2 percent), followed by “Blank Space” (2.38 million, up 906 percent), “Shake It Off” (2.27 million, up 747 percent), “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar (2.02 million, up 910 percent), and “Wildest Dreams” (1.96 million, up 950 percent).

my mother opens the sunroof on a roadtrip at midnight and i don’t bother pretending that the stars are small enough for me to count. instead, i talk about how the closest star is 4.24 light years away and how the next closest star is 4.37 light years away and how what we see now happened years ago.

i talk about how small we are. how we’re spinning at an alarming rate but we are so incredibly minuscule compared to our planet that it’s okay. one of my brothers doesn’t care and the other is tipsy, so i’m pretty sure i’m trying to get through to myself more than anyone else.

i just forget that we aren’t important sometimes, i guess. i have the audacity to think i’ll matter in 4.24 or 4.37 light years when i’m too quiet, too human to matter now. i could die or sleep forever or never get out of bed again and all of the stars are still exploding, you know? earth is still spinning and the sun is still burning. i’m not really sure if this makes me want to thrive, or if i want to explode myself now

—  there are 7 billion, 47 million people on the planet and i have the audacity to think i matter (catherine w // sempiternalwriting)

Beyoncé Knowles: 20 times Grammy Award winner, the second most honored female artist by the Grammys and the most nominated woman in Grammy Award history with 52 nominations. She has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. RIAA recognized her as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s decade. As of December 2015, Beyoncé has sold 16 million albums and over 47 million digital songs in the United States as a solo artist. Critics hail her as one of the best entertainers in contemporary popular music. Forbes magazine listed her as the most powerful female musician of 2015.

Taylor Swift: 10 time Grammy Award winner, at 20 she became the youngest person ever to win Album of the Year at the Grammys with Fearless, a country album and at 26 she became the only female solo act in history to receive that award twice with 1989, a pop album. She has sold 27.67 million albums (March 2015) in the United States, making her the seventh-largest-selling female artist. She has written every single song of every album she has ever released. She’s the only artist in history to have three consecutive albums sold more than 1 million copies in its first week. Swift owns the most awarded country album in music history (Fearless) and the most awarded pop album in music history (1989). This year, BMI will present Taylor Swift with an award bearing her name in recognition of her incomparable creative and artistic talent and influence on music lovers throughout the world. (This is only the second time in BMI’s 76-year history that the company has presented an award in someone’s name. The first was to Michael Jackson in 1990).

Adele: Academy Award Winner for best original song in a motion picture with Skyfall (2013) and 10 time Grammy Award Winner. She and Beyoncé hold the record of most Grammys won by a female artist in one night with six each. With 21 non-consecutive weeks at number 1 in the US, Adele broke the record for the longest number-1 album by a woman in Billboard history, beating the record formerly held by Whitney Houston’s soundtrack The Bodyguard.21 spent its 23rd week at number one in March 2012, making it the longest-running album at number one since 1985 and it became the fourth best-selling album of the past 10 years in the United States. 25 is the first album to sell more than 3 million copies in a week in Nielsen history, and only the second to surpass 2 million sold in a single frame. Adele is easily the best voice in music industry nowadays.

Beyoncé, Taylor, Adele, Gaga, Rihanna… You know one thing they all have in common? They make art maintaining true to themselves, they are unique in what they do, and that’s the key to their success. All these women can be successful at the same time in the same universe, crazy huh? Stop pitting women against each other.

Lost Series - Part Seven

Part One  Part Two  Part Three  Part Four  Part Five  Part Six

Pairing : Jerome x Fem. Reader

Warning : Smut .. Kinda.. Lol.

Requests are open. xx

Originally posted by that-hardcore-fangirl

Originally posted by begavet


“Just stay away from Theo, please?” I asked Jerome.

He rolled his eyes, “he got us out of Arkham, doll. And in case you didn’t realize.. We’re kinda living with him. Plus, I don’t really have anything against him.”

“I do though! I don’t trust him and if I don’t then you shouldn’t either.” I spoke, sitting next to the ginger.

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Taylor Swift Sees 4 Albums Back on Billboard 200 After Streaming Return

Swift’s songs earned a 551 percent gain in on-demand audio streams in latest tracking week.

After Taylor Swift’s catalog returned to all streaming platforms on June 9, four of the superstar’s five studio albums re-enter the Billboard 200 chart dated July 1, including 1989, which jumps straight back into the top 40 at No. 31. The album has been absent from the top 40 for more than a year. (The latest chart’s tracking week ended on June 15, and the chart in full is scheduled to be posted to Billboard’s websites on June 20.)

In total, Swift’s catalog earned a 551 percent gain in on-demand audio streams in the week ending June 15, according to Nielsen Music. Her songs tallied 47.51 million streams in the week, up from 7.3 million in the week previous.

Swift’s most recent album, 2014’s 1989, generated 18.85 million steams for its songs in the latest tracking frame. The set returns to the Billboard 200 at No. 31 with 16,000 equivalent album units earned (mainly generated from streams). It was last in the top 40 dated June 4, 2016, when it ranked at No. 26. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Swift’s Red album bounces back to the chart at No. 88 (8,000 units, with a little more than 6,000 in SEA units: 9.51 million streams). Fearless also flies back onto the tally at No. 119 (6,000 units, of which 5,000 are SEA units, equaling 7.19 million streams), as does Speak Now at No. 133 (6,000 units; a little more than 4,000 SEA units: 6.7 million streams).

Swift’s self-titled debut album misses the Billboard 200 but still generated a little more than 3,000 units, of which slightly more than 2,000 were in SEA units (3.75 million streams).

None of Swift’s songs return to the Streaming Songs or Country Streaming Songs charts. However, her most streamed songs of the week were her Zayn collaboration “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (which was already available widely on streaming services via the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack) with 2.99 million on-demand audio streams (up 6.2 percent), followed by “Blank Space” (2.38 million, up 906 percent), “Shake It Off” (2.27 million, up 747 percent), “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar (2.02 million, up 910 percent), and “Wildest Dreams” (1.96 million, up 950 percent).

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BREAKING: Emmanuel Macron (EM!) wins the 2017 French Presidential Election
Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron will be the 25th president of France having beaten the far-right National Party's Marine Le Pen in the final round of the election on Sunday evening, according to exit polls.
By Gemma Acton

Gemma Acton at CNBC: 

Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron will be the 25th president of France having beaten the far-right National Party’s Marine Le Pen in the final round of the election on Sunday evening, according to exit polls.

Voter turnout was recorded at 65.30 percent as of 5:00 p.m. local time, according to an official statement from the Interior Ministry.

That figure compares to 71.96 percent at the same time during the last election in 2012 and 75.11 percent in 2007.

At 39-years old, Macron is set to be the youngest ever French president with his victory being interpreted as a boost for European cooperation, a concept of which he is a fervent advocate.

He is expected to push for a harder line on behalf of the European Union as the U.K. negotiates its exit from the trading bloc. On the other hand, while on the campaign trail, losing candidate Le Pen had advocated abandoning the euro currency used within the EU as well as closing the Union’s open borders.

A spokesperson for Macron’s En Marche movement claimed on Friday to have been aggressively hit by a “massive and co-ordinated” anonymous hacking operation which had resulted in 9 gigabytes’ worth of emails and financial data being posted online to a document sharing site called Pastebin.

This came at the tail end of a dramatic campaigning period that has seen a series of scandals, demonstrations and vicious rhetoric shake news and markets.

France has a population of around 64.89 million people, according to the latest estimates from the United Nations, with approximately 47 million eligible to vote in Sunday’s election.

Thank God Le Pen lost big time.

Such a Joker (22/?)

http://jeromesxreader16.tumblr.com/post/156065026542/such-a-joker-21

Jim POV:

“Valeska has red hair, crazy laugh. Might be rolling with a pretty young number.” Harvey says to a suspect mentioning my daughter in the process. I clench my fist and breath deeply.

“I-I don’t know anything.” The man says scared. “You believe him?” “ Nope.” “Me neither.” “It’s the truth! But, hey, I-I can help you guys, you know, spread the word and stuff.” He says putting his hands up. 

“Valeska killed a friend of ours. Anybody hides him, anybody protects him, they go down, too, you got it? Now spread the word! Harvey yells.

I go sit at my desk and rest my head in my hands. “Ugh (y/n) what have you gotten yourself into?”

(Y/n) POV: 
Jerome, Tabatha, and I go to visit Jerome’s father. We stand in his apartment snooping when the door opens.

“Who’s there? I know someone’s there.” The old man says in his scratchy voice.

Jerome jumps and cover the mans mouth. “Hi-ya, Pops. Long time no see.” I giggle at his bad pun. “Good one baby!” “Thanks dollface.” Jerome winks at me.


We place old man in a chair tied down. “So, how you doing? Ah, the silent treatment, eh? Here, I’ll tell you a story. You remember Kansas City, Dad? The circus went through town every spring right around my birthday. There was this guy.
Him and my mom used to drink and fornicate and beat the crap out of me. They’d make a whole night out of it. And I remember one time it was my ninth birthday him and my mom had just finished round one of boozing, boning, beating up Jerome, and were deciding to take a little break. Anyway Mm. I was outside the trailer, and you were there.
And you said, “Why are you crying, Jerome?” “It’s my birthday. And my mom and the snake guy are beating me. ” then you said, “This world doesn’t care about you “or anyone else, Jerome.
Better to realize that now. ” And that was it.”

I cross my arms over Jerome’s shoulders and hug him. “Such a bad father Mr. Cicero! How could you treat such a nice boy like that?” Jerome kisses my arm. “You see, there’s this guy, Dad. He believes in me. He believes in (y/n) and I. He thinks I’m gonna be a star. And, tonight, all of Gotham will see that, too. Except for you. ‘Cause you’ll be, you know, dead.” Jerome laughs.

“Jerome” his father tries to speak. “Is this the part where you say how sorry you are? Hmm? How you should have believed in me, how it’s not too late to start again? News flash, Dad: it’s too late.” Jerome growls.

“You don’t have to do this.” I laugh throwing my head back. “No. I’m pretty sure he does.” “I was a bad father, but I did love you. To kill me for that.” Jerome rolls his eyes. “That’s not why I’m gonna kill you. Plans to Arkham Asylum. Look at these.
Ah. Letters between you and your troubled son.
Innocent at first glance, but Detective Gordon you remember him, right? he’ll feel little bumps. A secret message written in Braille between you and your son, discussing my escape. Finally, the knockout gas used to disable the orderlies.
'Cause, you see, Dad, this guy I was telling you about, he’s the one who broke me out of Arkham.
He doesn’t want anyone to know about that.
Obviously. So the police will find these letters, mmm, and they’ll think, “The blind old fool really loved his son. What a wonderful father.” Oh. There won’t be a dry eye in the house.” Jerome wipes his father’s eyes dramatically.

“They’ll never believe it.” “Ah, sure, they will.
Cops are dumb. Isn’t that right (y/n)?” “Oh the dumbest!” I laugh.

“There’s nothing to eat in this dump. Finish up and let’s go.” Tabitha says frustrated. “Sorry you’re gonna miss my big night, Dad. But, hey, you’re psychic. So, tell me, do I kill?”

“You Will be a curse upon Gotham.
Children will wake from sleeps screaming at the thought of you. Your legacy will be death and madness.”

“Ha, ha, ha. Well say hi to Mom for me.” Jerome says seconds away from stabbing the man’s brains.

“GCPD! GCPD! Mr.Cicero, it’s Detective Gordon.
We need to speak with you about your son.” Jerome motions for me to run out to the fire escape, and I listen not wanting to be caught by my dumb cop father.

Jerome POV:
Jim waddles out of the door all loopy and such. “That gas sure packs a wallop, huh?” He tries to raise his gun at me. “That’s cute.” I laugh and take his gun away only for him to place his hands around my neck. “I’m sensing anger.” I say laughing. “You killed Sarah Essen. Now I’m gonna kill you.” “Correction! Your daughter pulled that trigger! Ah she’s a good girl Gordon. Let her be free!” I laugh and point the gun at his head.

“Don’t shoot him. How about a little flesh wound?” Tabatha says kicking him in the face and knocking him cold.


(Y/n) POV:
I brush my dress down getting all the wrinkles out so it lays flat and nice against my body. “Hmm someone looks delicious!” Jerome says kissing my neck and rubbing his hands all over my sides. “Well you know. Only the best.” “Only if I could take you out of this. Oh you don’t know what I’d do.” “3 years of fucking and something new? Surprise me.” I say wrapping my arms around him and bringing his lips to mine. “Hm that comes later tonight babygirl. To celebrate our victory! Now let’s get going. Don’t want to be late baby. Can’t miss the show!” He laughs and drags me oh the door.

When we get to the banquet Jerome, Barbara and I go through the back door. “Get the magician.” I say to Babs. As the magician that is supposed to perform tonight walk through the door we tackle him and tie him up placing him in a chest.

“Thank you for filling in on such short notice.
But how did you hear our magician dropped out Mr?” “Rodolfo. Well, you know, magic.” Jerome says in his ridiculous accent. “Oh, I won’t be needing that.” Jerome says and we shut the chest.

I walk over to J and adjust his suit. “Be careful out there J. Give them the best show they’ve ever seen!” “Oh no problem there baby. Stay back here. I don’t want you getting caught.” I tug on his suit smirking. “Yes sir.”

“Without further ado, please allow me to present to you the Great Rodolfo.”

“Ha! Greetings, ladies and germs! I am indeed the Great Rodolfo. Please ogle my lovely assistant.
Ooh! For my first act, I’ll require a volunteer. Let me see. Duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck goose!” Jerome points to Bruce Wayne.

Babs goes out into the crowd and brings him back. “Hello, young man. Does this handsome gentleman have a name?” “Bruce.” “Bruce! Well, Bruce, this won’t hurt a bit. Is there a doctor in the house?”

Jerome sticks one of the blades in the box along with the other one getting the audience to gasp and applauded him. “Give ‘em a wave. Some people say Bruce has a split personality. For my next illusion, I’d like to call to the stage esteemed Deputy Mayor Harrison Kane.”

From then on all hell breaks loose. Jerome kills the deputy mayor and gunfire is started along with the rest of the show because who can stop at just there? Ha! Not J.

Lee’s phone rings and Jerome picks it up. He ten looks at me and smiles. “Are you outside? You are, aren’t you? Oh, goody! I swear to God, if you’ve hurt her Breathe, James. I haven’t touched a hair on your girlfriend’s pretty head. See for yourself.
This is live television after all. The feed just came back.”

“True, but not the point. Hey, let’s talk about what I want. $47 million, a helicopter, obviously, the dry cleaning I left at Mr. Chang’s be careful, the man is a crook, your daughter and I to live happily ever after and, mm, I don’t know, a pony. Uh You got ten minutes, or I start killing people. Remember, this is being broadcast to every home in Gotham, so, you know, don’t let people die. Bye.” Jerome laughs into the phone and hangs up. “I think that went well.” “Enough! You need to pack up your pathetic little sideshow and leave.” Glavan says walking up to the stage. “Is that right?” Jerome asks with a sexy smirk. “It may be presumptuous to speak for all the citizens of Gotham. But we are sick of you! You’re a small, vicious man with a pathetic need for attention. Enough, man. For God’s sakes, enough.” “I’m curious what your leverage is here, Mr ?” Theo Galavan” “Well, Mr.
Theo Galavan, if you don’t sit down, uh, I’m going to shoot you. In the face.” I know there is some human decency left in you.
you said something about living happily ever after? If you need to take a hostage, take me. But let these people go home to their families, to their children.” Babs hits him over the head knocking him out. “Boring.” “Right?”

Jerome continues to play around with people making me laugh harder behind the curtains. “Hold very still. Oh. I can’t look. Someone tell me how it turns out.” He placed his hand over his eyes and pulls the trigger to the gun only for water to come out. “Damn! Turn around.”

Jerome turns the man around and shoots the Apple off his head. “Well, clap!” Jerome says and immediately the crowd begins to clap.

“Well I think it’s time for tonight’s first official victim, you all know and love, poor rich boy, parents murdered in an alley, and my favorite volunteer.
Where is Bruce Wayne?! You know I’m an orphan, too, Bruce.I killed my parents though. Where are you hiding? Bruce! Where are you, buddy? Kill his butler.”

They get rich boys butler all roughed up. “Last chance, Bruce, but it’s about to get very butler brain out here.”

“I’m bored.” Babs says rolling her eye. “Shoot the butler.” “Stop!” Bruce yells as he steps out.

Jerome places the blade against Bruce’s neck. “Seems like we got ourselves a pickle. What do you say, Brucey boy? Want to boost our ratings, huh? Smile.”

Galavan get up and stride to Jerome. “I said, enough!” Jerome turns around. It all happens so fast. A knife is plunged into my jokersters neck.
“NO!” I scream and run over to him. I fall to my knees beside him while blood spills from his neck and mouth. “Jerome. No. I love you!” I sob over him. “Doll face no tears. Smile. I want to see that beautiful smile.” He places his hand on my cheek and wipes my tears. Seconds. In seconds the light leaves his eyes and his skin grows cold. “No! No! You bastard!” I scream at Galavan.

Jerome’s body is moved out and transferred to the morgue while I am put on expected trial for murder and being insane.

Luckily my father doesn’t have that type of stomach for his own blood. He can’t send me to Arkham. He can’t even send me to a jail cell. That’s why I’ve been sitting in my room for over the past week. Barely eating. Barely breathing.

A knock on my door is heard and second later it’s opened. “Hey sweetie. I got some food if you want it. I know you don’t want to but you need to (y/n). Please for me.” My dad sits on the end of the bed and rubs my calf setting to food on the table.

“I’ll do anything honey. Just say it.” I wipe my eyes and roll over to face him. “I just need time. I need to think. Clear my mind. I need distraction.” “I can get you a job. A job is a great distraction!” “In time daddy. I’ll be ready.” I say flipping on my side again. “Of course (y/n). I’m sorry you’re feeling so low.”

“Daddy wait.” “Yes?” I get up and hug him. “Please don’t send me away.” I say crying into his chest. “Never again. Never.” My father kisses my head crying with me.

Originally posted by kwon-trbl

Originally posted by mi-soledad-me-esta-matando

You son of a bitch.”

True, but not the point. Hey, let’s talk about what I want. $47 million, a helicopter, obviously, the dry cleaning I left at Mr. Chang’s - Be careful the man is a crook - And, mm, I don’t know, a pony. Uh you got ten minutes, or I start killing people. Remember, this is being broadcast to every home in Gotham, so, you know, don’t let people die. Bye!

Jerome Valeska [Gotham] - aka everyone’s favorite sinnamon roll 

[NEWS] BLACKPINK Breaks Another YouTube Record With 70M Views For “As If It’s Your Last”

BLACKPINK has broken a record once again!

On July 18, the girl group’s music video for “As If It’s Your Last” hit 70 million views on YouTube at around 2:40 p.m. KST. This was achieved in 25 days and 20 hours, breaking the record for fastest K-pop group to reach 70 million.

They took to their official Instagram to celebrate this new feat!

So far, this music video has broken the K-pop group record for each increment of 10 million views, reaching 10 million in 17 hours, 20 million in 47 hours, 30 million in 107 hours, 40 million in nine days, 50 million in 14 days, and 60 million in 20 days. The video is on track to hit 100 million views soon, joining BLACKPINK’s previous music videos for “Boombayah,” “Playing With Fire,” and “Whistle.”

Meanwhile, BLACKPINK is gearing up to make their official debut in Japan this summer. Their debut showcase will be held on July 20, and their first Japanese album will be released on August 30.

© Soompi

  • [Lotor is holding Lance hostage]
  • Keith: You son of a bitch!
  • Prince Lotor: True, but not the point. Let's talk about what I want: $47 million, a helicopter, obviously, the dry cleaning I left at Mr. Chang's - be careful, the man is a crook - and, oh, I don't know, a pony. You got 10 minutes or I start killing people. And remember, this is being broadcast to every home in the universe, so, ya know, don't let people die. Bye! [laughs hysterically, hangs up] I think that went well.
Just how popular was Swift on streaming platforms now that she’s re-arrived back on Spotify? According to Nielsen Music, the superstar racked up 47.5 million streams in the past week. The seven days prior, when the majority of her music wasn’t playable on the largest streaming site, she only earned 7.3 million streams, for the most part on lesser services.
—  Forbes on the huge gains Taylor made in streaming this past week
100 Michael Jackson Facts
  • 1. Michael Jackson's favorite animated character was Pinocchio
  • 2. When he was a child his favorite books included Rip Van Winkle and The Old Man and the Sea
  • 3. Michael Jackson was very ticklish
  • 4. Saint Vincent, an island in the Caribbean, once issued Michael Jackson stamps
  • 5. The singer once owned a boa constrictor called “Muscles”
  • 6. As a youngster he used to put spiders in sister La Toyah’s bed
  • 7. He played a scarecrow in The Wiz, a movie version of the Wizard of Oz
  • 8. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (one for himself and one as part of the Jackson Five)
  • 9. Quincy Jones nicknamed him “smelly” – a slang term similar to “funky”
  • 10. Jackson described his own voice on early Jackson 5 records as “like Minnie Mouse”
  • 11. He was a big fan of The Three Stooges
  • 12. He is an Exeter City fan
  • 13. He had two llamas called Louis and Lola
  • 14. Thriller spent 37 weeks at number one in the US Billboard chart.
  • 15. In 1984 he won eight Grammys – the joint highest amount ever won by one person in a single year
  • 16. He gave his first public performance at the age of 5 singing Climb Every Mountain
  • 17. He had eight brothers and sisters
  • 18. His marriage to Lisa-Marie Presley lasted only 19 months
  • 19. Jackson paid $47 million for the publishing rights to the Beatles back catalogue in 1985 and sold a share of to Sony in 1995 for $95 million
  • 20. His middle name was Joseph
  • 21. He was born on Aug 29, 1958
  • 22. At the Brit Awards in 1996 Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker took exception to his bombastic performance of Earth Song and ran on to the stage
  • 23. Jackson was very fond of Mexican food
  • 24. In 1993 Jackson’s dermatologist said he had a rare skin disease called vitiligo, which causes sufferers to lose pigmentation in their skin
  • 25. Thriller is the world’s best-selling record of all time with an estimated 150 million copies sold worldwide
  • 26. Two of his other albums – Bad and Dangerous – are also among the world’s best-selling records
  • 27. He popularised dance moves including the robot and the moonwalk
  • 28. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice
  • 29. He won 13 Grammy Awards
  • 30. Billie Jean was the first video by a black artist to air on MTV.
  • 31. Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State Anthem, South Carolina on My Mind.
  • 32. He has waxworks in five Madame Tussauds museums across the world. Only Elvis Presley and Madonna have more.
  • 33. He has sold more than 300 million records worldwide
  • 34. His favourite superhero is Morph from X-Men
  • 35. He had a pet ram called Mr Tibbs
  • 36. His total lifetime earnings from music are estimated at $500 million
  • 37. Jackson regularly wore a black armband to remind people of children suffering around the world.
  • 38. The moonwalk was picked up from street dancers
  • 39. Little Richard wanted to be played by Jackson in a biopic
  • 40. Jackson had a pet python called Crusher
  • 41. In 1984 a French fan committed suicide because he couldn’t have surgery to look like Jackson
  • 42. The video for Scream was the most expensive ever at £3.8 million.
  • 43. A library once accused the singer of owing $1 million in overdue book fines
  • 44. Jackson was a vegetarian
  • 45. He won an MTV award for Best Movie Song in 1994. It was for Will You Be There from the movie Free Willy
  • 46. HIStory was the biggest selling double album ever released in the United States
  • 47. Jackson was given a royal title in the Ivory Coast in 1992
  • 48. Before concerts he would drink Ricola candy dissolved in hot water
  • 49. His birthplace Gary, Indiana, is planning a museum in his honour
  • 50. The singer patented a shoe device that allowed dancers to lean forward at gravity defying angles
  • 51. He was a best man at Liza Minnelli’s wedding to David Gest
  • 52. The largest television audience in US history watched him perform at half time during the 1993 Super Bowl
  • 53. Martin Scorcese once directed a Jackson video
  • 54. A survey in 1997 declared him the Most Famous Person in the World
  • 55. He paid $1.5 million in 1999 to buy for the 1939 Oscar for best film won by Gone With The Wind
  • 56. Jackson once described Elizabeth Taylor as “a warm cuddly blanket that I love to snuggle up to”
  • 57. He recorded a voice-over on The Simpsons
  • 58. Macauley Culkin is godfather to two of Jackson’s children
  • 59. Jackson co-wrote We Are The World with Lionel Richie
  • 60. He is godfather to Nicole Richie
  • 61. He is also godfather to Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb’s son Michael
  • 62. Jackson shares a birthday with Sir Richard Attenborough and actress Rebecca DeMornay
  • 63. At the time of his death Jackson was rehearsing for his greatest comeback, with 50 shows scheduled in London
  • 64. He was four years old when he began singing with his brothers Marlon, Jermaine, Jackie and Tito in the Jackson 5
  • 65. The Jackson 5’s number one hits included “I Want You Back,” “ABC” and “I’ll Be There”
  • 66. In 2002 Jackson caused controversy when he playfully dangled his infant son, Prince Michael II, over a hotel balcony in Berlin in front of fans
  • 67. MC Hammer once challenged Jackson to a dance off
  • 68. In a TV documentary he acknowledged sharing his bed with children but described the practice as sweet, and not sexual
  • 69. During production of a 1984 Pepsi advertisement Jackson sustained burns when an explosion set his hair on fire
  • 70. Jackson’s 13 number one hits on the US Billboard charts put him behind only Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Mariah Carey
  • 71. Jackson’s father Joseph worked in a steel mill
  • 72. Joseph Jackson and his brother Luther were in an R&B band called The Falcons
  • 73. Michael was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness by his mother
  • 74. In a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey the singer spoke of a traumatic childhood including suffering from loneliness
  • 75. Jackson showed his singing talent at the age of five when he performed at a Christmas recital
  • 76. The family band was originally called the Jackson Brothers
  • 77. Michael was promoted to joint lead vocals at the age of eight and the band became the Jackson 5
  • 78. They toured extensively in the US Midwest from 1966 to 1968
  • 79. Hestrongly disliked the “Wacko Jacko” nickname
  • 80. Wild stories about him included that he slept in an oxygen chamber and that he bought the bones of The Elephant Man.
  • 81. During the world tour for Bad he performed to 4.4 million people
  • 82. His first autobiography, Moonwalk, took four years to complete
  • 83. The book reached the top of The New York Times best sellers’ list
  • 84. Jackson had 8 siblings; 5 brothers and 3 sisters
  • 85. He suggested weight loss and a strict vegetarian diet had contributed to the change in his appearance
  • 86. He paid $17 million in 1988 for the land in California that became the Neverland Ranch
  • 87. The 2,700-acre property had a theme park, a menagerie, and a movie theatre.
  • 88. Its grounds were protected by a security staff of 40
  • 89. Neverland was valued at $100 million in 2003
  • 90. The profits from his single “Man in the Mirror” went to charity
  • 91. In 1991 he signed a contract with Sony worth $65 million
  • 92. In 1992 he founded the Heal the World Foundation which brought underprivileged children to Neverland and made donations worldwide
  • 93. When he visited the African country of Gabon 100,000 people turned out to see him
  • 94. Jackson’s most famous pet was Bubbles the chimpanzee
  • 95. Bubbles was adopted at the age of three from a cancer research clinic in Texas.
  • 96. Bubbles sat in on recording sessions for the Bad album and accompanied Jackson to Tokyo
  • 97. The artist Jeff Koons made a series of sculptures of Jackson and Bubbles
  • 98. Jackson fathered two children with Deborah Jeanne Rowe – Michael Joseph Jackson Junior (also known as “Prince”) and a daughter, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson
  • 99. The couple divorced in 1999 and Rowe gave full custody rights to Jackson
  • 100. Vitiligo, the skin disease from which he suffered, affects 1 to 2 percent of the population
  • ~Courtesy of The Telegraph
Taylor Swift’s Spotify Songs Made an Insane Amount of Money in a Week

Taylor Swift’s decision to return to streaming on Spotify has paid off for the singer. In one week, her songs have already made nearly $400,000.

Swift added her entire back catalogue to Spotify, Pandora, Tidal and on June 8, after leaving the streaming services in 2014.

Her songs have already generated 47.5 million streams, according to Billboard. This leaves her bringing in about $397,000 all together.

Swift’s songs were already available on Music. The singer announced the move in a post on her Taylor Nation Instagram account.

“In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 Million Albums Worldwide and the RIAA’s 100 Million Song Certification announcement, Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalog available to all streaming services tonight at midnight,” the caption read.

In 2014, Swift said she would be leaving streaming sites, aside from Apple Music, due to their low payments to artists.

“I tried it and I didn’t like the way it felt,” Swift told TIME after pulling her music from the services. “I think there should be an inherent value placed on art.”

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anonymous asked:

Ooooooooh can I ask for a Bakugou or Izuku Scenario (or HCs if it's easier) where S/O is quirkless and somehow ends up as a Civilian in Distress for some villains bullshit. They're freaking out and rushing to save S/O and they bust in and- S/O is WRECKING the villain's shit like, "I got this babe"

YES YOU CAN! I had a hard time choosing between the two, but I ended up with Izuku. I feel like I didn’t quite do the request correctly?? Idk I hope you like it. If not, I’ll do it again with Bakugo.

It was kind of a quiet evening for you as it was the weekend and you had finished all work needed to be done yesterday. You rested your tea on the coffee table at your feet as you heard a crash in your kitchen. Your first instinct was to text Izuku who was likely working out somewhere in the city. 

Someone is in my house. Sent 9:47 PM

A million thoughts race through your head as you begin to question what kind of quirk this perp has. He could freeze you to death, electric shock you into paralysis, or maybe perhaps be able to generate knives from his hands! You peeked around the corner to see a man with an outlandish purple skin-tight costume who has crash landed through your window and into your freshly washed dishes.

The villain’s quirk becomes apparent as he begins to look around in an oddly slow manner. He literally has four eyes. You begin to grab a pan for defense on the nearby counter as the phone you left in the living room shoots off text tones left and right, undoubtedly Izuku attempting to reach contact. The villain looks up and spots you. 

He rushes at you with a pounding force as you close your eyes tightly, facing away.

“(Y/N)?! I heard the screaming!” your oh-so gallant boyfriend shouts as the door slams open.

Izuku rushes to the kitchen only to find you looking proud with stars in your eyes, gazing down at your latest conquest passed out on the floor. The weapon of choice, your frying pan, lays next to villain as you look at Izuku beaming with pride. He doesn’t know whether to be concerned or comforted. Either way, he is rendered speechless as he walks closer to you with his eyes staying glued to the sight of the villain knocked out.

“Wow, (Y/N)…” He hugs you gingerly, still unable to look away from your feat. When he feels a squeeze back, he is knocked out of his shock and his focus turns to you. Your smile, almost a little devious, never leaves your face as he looks you up and down for injury.

“I was so scared! When you didn’t text back I knew something was wrong, but I would never have imagined this!” he explains at a pace faster than usual, relief apparent in his tone. 

“Yeah, well, I guess I’m stronger than I look,” you say, to which Izuku laughs as if agreeing.

“I guess so.”