For the 2nd half of 2011, new songs and new artists are entering the limelight. The likes of Nicki Minaj, Mike Posner, Miguel and etc. Unlike last week’s Top 10, Lil Wayne’s single ‘How to Love’ went down to the 5th spot.
For this month, Dj Khaled’s collaboration with Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne made it to the top of the list. The song entitled, ‘I’m On One’ mad it to the top of the list this week.
Jay-z, on the other hand made it to the top 2 with his single, Otis. Kelly Rowland and Beyonce made it to the 3rd and 4th with their single; ‘Motivation’ and ‘Best thing I never had.’ The rest of the Top 10 on the other hand, was dominated by Drake, Miguel and Big Sean; most of which are new to the top 10 with their new singles.
The Top 10 in MTV and its beginnings
For most of the time, songs that are on the top 10 are primarily shown on MTV. MTV started airing videos since August 1, 1991. At one time, MTV had a profound impact on the music industry and popular culture.
With MTV, the concept of the VJ was popularized and the medium of showing music to the world through video was introduced. MTV also became the place where certain events for the artists and the fans were made and promoted.
The first music video shown on MTV was The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star.
The main purpose of MTV was to show music videos 24/7 and cater to the needs of its subscribers.
Listening to Free Music
With MTV and other music channels, we as the general market of the industry are able to listen to it for free.
With the conveniences of technology, our generation is truly blessed being able to hear our favorite songs at the convenience of our own homes.
Compared to the previous years, most people would have to line up for hours just to watch their favorite band play live.
In our generation, most concerts can be seen in music channels like MTV and Channel V, the shows in which are available on replays at numerous times in a day.
With this in mind, we as a generation should learn to appreciate what we have and do our best to support the music industry so that the spirit of musicality within us will never die.