Wow, this is painful. Well, not for Mr. Justin Bieber, but for all Beatles fans. About 50 years ago, the Fab-Four rules the world of Rock ‘n’ Roll – we might just say, the world of Music, in general, give their omnipresence. Also, the Beatles phenomenon withstood the test of time and likely will for the foreseeable future. However, strictly from a commercial recognition perspective, there is a new Sheriff in town. His name is Justin Bieber. He just broke the Beatles’ record with having 17 songs on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart-list.
Not only that, Bieber has three of his musical manifest in the Top 10. His current album release “Purpose” just claimed the top spot in the Top 200 album charts.
Now, of course, there is two sides to each story. While I mean no disrespect to Mr. Bieber and his continued success story, we need to keep in mind that we’re comparing apples with oranges. The Beatles in their heydays had two distribution avenues for their music relative to measuring commercial success: selling physical media, predominantly vinyl and getting air time on the radio. In contrast, an ambitious artist these days has simply more options to cater his music to the masses – yes, for example, the Internet and its blessings.
Well, it is what it is. Since I’m not familiar with Justin Bieber’s material – other than the occasional commercial or TV appearance, I’m completely oblivious to his work-product – I can’t even objectively comment here. But sometimes you don’t need to know what you don’t know to take sides, right? Anyway, I will venture to predict that the Beatles’ legacy will continue, while Mr. Bieber’s gift to the world has a time stamp on it. With an expedited deadline.
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