Technology wise, the trend was also fast-emerging. The improvement of telecommunications played a key role in the success of the current technology. Scientifically speaking, there were several vital breakthroughs in science which led to further improvements in the succeeding years. There was also a recorded tremendous increase in the world's population and is actually one of the periods with the largest recorded rate of increase. The fashion and style aspect also rocketed during this period in time and there were many things which made the people, most especially the youth, go gaga and engrossed to their icons to the extent of imitating them in how they look, what they do and all sorts.
There are many other factors which made many people and even historians consider this era as a highly celebrated one in terms if the aforementioned reasons and events. However, as the saying goes, for every swing of the pendulum, there is always a counter-swing. This is because there are also several aspects which made people look at this era as an uncalled for- something which is ridiculed because of several negative implications that it brings to the people.
One aspect which suffered bittersweet treatments is the entertainment industry, more specifically the music industry. It was this specific industry which is home to one of the most celebrated yet criticized icons.
THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
The music industry was considered to be at its peak during this period. Much advancement such as technology, style, genres and other matters emerged during this time. Pop music during those times was more of the dance tunes and even reached the age of rock and rap because of the advancement.
Because of the great acceptance of the public to music, many musicians became icons which gained international fame and respect. To name some are Michael Jackson and Madonna- who were both extremely popular during their reign in the music industry.
Michael Jackson became famous with his style and his steps, most especially the moonwalk. He also holds a record for the best selling album entitled Thriller. His concerts and songs always sell like pancakes and he enjoyed every drop of fame and glory which resulted with him being crowned as the King of Pop.
Jackson's counterpart, the Queen of Pop Madonna also gained prominence because of her songs which captivated many music lovers and listeners. She became a crowd favorite because of her versatility in many genres of music such as hip-hop, pop and even dance music.
They are just few of the very popular pop icons during that time. There are hundreds of them and some still continues to produce music and perform. Because many deemed the path of music as a ticket to fame, many tried their luck to stardom. While others succeeded, others also failed but the success really made them great artists and icons. This era is considered home to the best and well-renowned artists of all times whose achievements are still unbeatable and unequalled by other stars.
POP MUSIC DEFINED
Pop music is named after the word popular music because it is the current fab of music in a certain period of time. Pop music rose to fame when many musicians, composers and singers struggled to make a living out of what they have in common- music. Pop music is also termed "commercial music" (Donald, 2001)