Pop Music Stars
Set of 5 titles
Their songs are everywhere, and the next hit to drop is always right around the corner. Today's Pop Music Stars have skyrocketed to fame as those catchy songs become part of the soundtrack to life. From their early days to their climb to the top, this series brings today's popular music superstars into focus. Each volume spotlights the breakthrough moment that propelled each star from musical unknown to household name. Learn what goes into making a chart-topping hit, and peek behind the curtain of a massive concert tour. Big stars are a big business, and these stars have some of the best-known brands in entertainment. Pop Music Stars gives readers a front row seat to learn all they want to know about their favorite singers.
Pop Music Stars
SLJ: Five popular Grammy Award winning artists are the subjects of these informative volumes. Readers learn of their breakthrough and significant moments: Adele was the first artist to top the Billboard charts in several genres and Harry Styles’s flubbed performance on X-factor led to the formation of his band New Direction. Struggles are also addressed: Lady Gaga was bullied in school and Lil Nas X was a loner due to his homosexuality. Big moments in their careers are highlighted such as their Grammy wins, appearances on Saturday Night Live, and their chart-topping albums. The accompanying photographs will entice fans as will the tidbits about their homes and lifestyles. However, those looking for intimate details about relationships and controversies will be greatly disappointed. The author comes across more as a gushing fan than a serious biographer. Phrases such as “a portrait of kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity” ( Adele) and “has done more charity work and good deeds than most others in a lifetime” (Eilish) frequently appear and there is much emphasis on their charitable works. Still, these volumes will appeal to die-hard fans craving anything on their favorite artists. VERDICT While there is nothing outstanding about any of these titles, purchasers should consider based on demands of the subjects’ fans.