Music is something that transcends all social and geographical boundaries. It creates a strong bond between people from all over the world in an almost magical manner. It is amazing to see how a lullaby can affect the mood of a little infant who has no perception of the world around it. Music is not only a form of entertainment, but can also be part of a rich cultural heritage. This culturally rich form of music involves traditional dancing and the use of indigenous instruments specific to the region. On the other hand, some forms of music have no such significance and is created just so that people can have a good time.
But whatever kind of music is being considered, it is sure to connect a number of people from different backgrounds and cultures in a unique way. An example of this connection is the number of concerts and music events that take place on a global scale every year.
Music really has become a universal language these days, but one of the saddest things that happen in the musical world is when an iconic artist passes away, leaving behind only a history of their excellence.
Off to a Sad Year Already
The music industry has given us a number of artists to look up to. These people have taken hold of their fans’ hearts not only through their music, but also their stories. Some of them have built amazing careers for themselves, even though they were born and brought up in difficult circumstances.
This year, the world mourns the passing of many such artists. The most recent musical icon to pass away, Prince, was well loved by countless people around the world. Others, like David Bowie, Otis Clay, and Glenn Frey, were equally revered in the music industry. The loss of such legends has made this one of the saddest years in music history.
A True Prince
Prince’s real name was Rogers Nelson. He was an American singer and songwriter, as well as an actor, who could play numerous instruments. His music combines a wide array of genres including funk, R&B, soul, and pop. In his lifetime, he sold more than 100 million records worldwide, which made him one of the best-selling artists the music industry has ever seen. He also won seven Grammies and a Golden Globe Award. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, cementing his spot among the world’s best musicians.
Notable singer and producer, Ne-Yo, termed the loss of this legend as being surreal. Prince was like a father figure to Ne-Yo, and his loss is something that the artist has taken very seriously. He says that music has the power to make artists into one big family, and the loss of Prince feels like a member of the family has been lost.
We cannot compensate for the loss of such a brilliant artist, but Prince will always live in our hearts and minds, thanks to the connection he was able to create with our hearts over the course of his musical career. Losing not just Prince but so many notable artists so suddenly, this year really has taken off as being one of the saddest in music history.