“Bohemian Rhapsody” is definitely one of those classic rock songs that just won’t go away. What makes it special from the rest, however, is the fact that it’s still breaking records to this present day.
Written by the late Freddie Mercury and originally released back in 1975, the track from Queen’s album ‘A Night At The Opera’ has recently been named as the most streamed song from the 20th century with 1.6 billion streams. The number, according to a CNET report, is “based on streams of the song itself across Spotify, Apple Music and other services, as well as the iconic video on YouTube.”
The song has officially surpassed other rock classics including Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1.5 billion streams) along with Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “November Rain.”
Legendary Queen guitarist (and astrophysicist) Brian May said about the new achievement:
“So the River of Rock Music has metamorphosed into streams! Very happy that our music is still flowing to the max!”
Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, added:
“Bohemian Rhapsody is one the greatest songs by one of the greatest bands in history. We are so proud to represent Queen and are thrilled to see the song still inspiring new fans around the world more than four decades after its release.”
Watch the song’s iconic music video here:
Meanwhile, the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury has likewise been making waves after it became history’s highest grossing music biopic jus five weeks after its release. The film has earned almost $600 million across the world and it has received two nominations for the Golden Globe Awards namely Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Performance in a Motion Picture (Drama) for an Actor.
Researchers have also named Freddie Mercury as the greatest singer ever because of his amazingly unusual vocal range.
Artist Tweaks Iconic Album Covers By Replacing Musicians With Cute Kittens
This is purr-fection!
If you're a cat loving person who's also a huge music fan, today is your lucky day. As you can tell from the headline and photo above, one digital artist has taken it upon himself to tweak some of the most iconic album covers in music history - by removing the musicians and replacing them with cats.
It's an adorable idea that has since attracted a lot of attention and love on social media On top of that, several news sites have also featured the story.
Meet digital artist Alfra Martini (also known as 'aymvisuals'), creator of The Kitten Covers. As you can tell, he came up with the cool idea of reimagining album covers as if they came from "a world dominated by kittens" - and now the internet can't get enough of his work.
Check out the cover recreations and be prepared fo some cuteness overload! ...
Julia Roberts’ Aging ‘Holes’ Headline Typo is Both Awkward and Hilarious
Don’t you just wish your ‘holes’ age as gracefully?
We all make mistakes and that's a fact of life. But when a 'leading' newspaper the size of The Post-Journal makes one, it's bound to create a different story — especially if it involves a well-known star like Julia Roberts.
An upstate newspaper called The Post-Journal may just have snagged what could have been the 'typo of the year' award with their latest story about Julia Roberts.
7 Celebrity Couples Who Met Online
#6 is a superfan’s dream come true!
Finding love is so much easier these days, thanks to online dating. However, it looks like regular people aren't the only ones who could get lucky on the internet. A few celebrity couples actually met online and some of them are proof that internet romances can work.
Although fans are always hoping for the best, some affairs simply don't last for long. Glee star Naya Rivera started following rapper Big Sean on Twitter before the musician asked her out on a date. The two announced their engagement after six months of dating but ultimately called it off in 2014. Here are seven other celebrity couples who got their start from the internet.
1. Calvin Harris And Rita Ora