There's a lot to be happy about in music. Online streaming is finally starting to make sense, money is being made, and exciting new artists are popping up every day. But Lykke Li once said that "sadness is a blessing," so we try to balance out the positives with some negatives. Don't get too happy; there is still plenty to be depressed about.
Artists who have never had No. 1 Billboard singles: Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin.
Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci" video has over 42 million views on YouTube. Her debut album sold 3,900 copies in the first week.
Otis Redding's "Dock of the Bay" was recorded just days before his death. It was released after he died and became his most successful song ever.