What Happened in 2015 Pop Culture?
Pop culture has always been a reflection of the society we live in, and 2015 was no exception. From the rise and fall of certain stars to the emergence of new trends and breakthroughs, 2015 was an eventful year in pop culture. Here’s a rundown of some of the most memorable events that took place:
The Music Industry
In 2015, the music industry was dominated by a few big artists such as Adele, Taylor Swift, and Drake. Adele broke music records with her highly anticipated album “25” which sold over 3.38 million copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling album of all time. Taylor Swift was also on the rise, with her album “1989” breaking records and earning her numerous awards.
On a sadder note, 2015 was also the year we lost several notable musicians including David Bowie, B.B. King, and Prince. The deaths of these music icons were a huge loss to the industry and left fans mourning.
The Film Industry
The film industry in 2015 saw the release of many highly anticipated movies such as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “Jurassic World” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. “The Force Awakens” became the highest-grossing movie of all time in North America, surpassing the previous record held by James Cameron’s “Avatar”.
The popular series “Fifty Shades of Grey” was also released in theaters in 2015, garnering mixed reviews from critics and fans alike.
The TV Industry
2015 was a big year for TV series, with many shows gaining popularity and receiving critical acclaim. “Empire” quickly became a fan favorite, with its portrayal of the music industry and complex characters. “Game of Thrones” continued to dominate the TV industry with its sixth season, which featured some of the most talked-about episodes in the show’s history.
Another popular TV show that aired in 2015 was “Making a Murderer”. The Netflix true-crime documentary series became a cultural phenomenon and sparked debates about the U.S. justice system.
The Fashion Industry
In the world of fashion, 2015 was the year of athleisure. The trend of wearing athletic clothing as a fashion statement emerged, with many celebrities and fashion brands embracing the trend. The rise of Athleisure was seen as a reflection of the growing health and fitness trends in society.
Another notable fashion moment of 2015 was the Met Gala, which was themed “China: Through the Looking Glass”. Many celebrities and fashionistas were criticized for cultural appropriation, highlighting the need for greater sensitivity around cultural appropriation in the fashion industry.
In conclusion, 2015 was an interesting year in pop culture. We saw the rise of new artists and trends, as well as the loss of beloved music icons. The film and TV industry also pushed boundaries, while the fashion industry tried to keep up with changing trends. It will always remain a year to remember in the world of pop culture.