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.
The cast of Glee has more Billboard Hot 100 hits than any artist, ever.
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.
Record store sales dropped over 75% between 2000 and 2010.
Between 2000 and 2009, album sales dropped by over 50%.
Now at over 1.5 billion plays, PSY's "Gangnam Style" is the most watched video on YouTube.
Kurt Cobain didn't like performing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" live.
Flo Rida's top five hits have sold more than Eminem's, Kanye West's, Jay-Z's, and Lil Wayne's.
Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" was the most popular song of 2010.
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.