Paul McCartney was the first musician ever to live broadcast in outer space.
Metallica holds the world record for performing on all seven continents in a single year.
The most-streamed song of the 20th century is Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Katy Perry was the first person to have more than 100 million followers on Twitter.
Eminem’s “Rap God” has 1,560 words, making it the record-holder for the most words in a song.
Concerts became a regular part of life in the 19th century.
Daddy Yankee was the first Latin artist to hit Number One on Spotify.
Elvis Presley remains the best-selling solo-artist in the world, even today.
A violin is made of 70 different pieces of wood.
The Japanese word “karaoke” means “empty orchestra.”
Bluegrass country music originated in Kentucky.
Don McLean’s song “The Day the Music Died” refers to two plane crashes that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and Cowboy Copas.
Dolly Parton told Elvis “no” when he wanted to record her hit song “I Will Always Love You” because his manager asked for half of all profits.
Country artist George Strait has more Number One hits than any artist of any genre, with 60 songs landing in the top spot.
Jazz inspired the word hipster, as the root word “hep” was 1930s slang for someone considered fashionable.
Michael Jackson’s album Thriller is the most selling album of all time, selling over 66 million copies worldwide.
In Japan, people still buy a lot of CDs, with 85% of all music sales coming from CD purchases.
The Beatles’ 1966 song “Got to Get You into My Life” on their album Revolver was about marijuana.
Before she became the Queen of Pop, Madonna was a drummer for the band Breakfast Club in the 1970s.
The frame of a piano is made out of iron, not wood.
Country singer LeAnn Rimes won a Grammy at age 14, making her the youngest person to ever receive the award.
Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Though mostly known for his music, Willie Nelson is also a prolific published author, having written numerous books.
Paul McCartney has a net worth of $1.3 billion, making him the wealthiest musician in the world.
Listening to music you enjoy can help relieve stress and help you relax.