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1, Apr 2019
Surprising Facts About Popular Song Artists

The music industry is arguably the most popular and lucrative industry globally. It captures people coming from different parts of the world. However, there’re some hidden facts about some of these popular musicians that you probably didn’t know about. For example, do you know the natural color of Elvis Presley’s hair? How about the name meanings of some of the legendary bands? Well, in this post, we’ll take you through some surprising facts about famous song artists you didn’t know about. Let’s get started!

Bob Marley

Top on our list is the world’s most famous reggae musician, Bob Marley. Apart from being one of the eldest reggae musicians, Bob Marley is also known to have advocated a lot about the health benefits of the mint extract. This aside, he has lots of music albums, and some are even being produced decades after his demise. However, there’s one interesting fact about Bob Marley that we thought you should know; before succumbing to cancer, he told his son Ziggy that money couldn’t buy anyone’s life. Are you still surprised about this controversial statement? Well, you’re not alone!

Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley is a former American singer and actor and is one of the most important cultural icons of the twentieth century. He’s often nicknamed the “King of Rock and Roll” or just simply “The King.” That said, despite his famous dance moves and touching voice, another interesting fact that you should know is that Elvis Presley was a natural blonde. He used to dye his sandy blond hair to make it turn to pitch black.

Trisha Yearwood

music live concertA singer, wife, a step-mother to 3 beautiful daughters, and a chef, turns out that she has so much talent to offer apart from just singing country music. She was good at country music that trisha yearwood mother once said that her daughter was good at multi-tasking, but music should be her main hustle. However, of all her abilities, what stands out the most is her very successful chef career. Trisha Yearwood has had two best-selling cookbooks, and as you read, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen show is already in the 4th season. All in all, she’s an inspiration to those looking to succeed in the two worlds.

Michael Jackson

Now, who doesn’t know about this music icon and his great bleached skin that greatly surprised the whole world? His siblings didn’t follow in his footsteps though. Quickly moving forward, Michael Jackson has won many awards than you can imagine. In his trophy cabinet, he has 13 Grammy Awards, 23 Guinness World Records, 26 American Music Awards, and 40 Billboard Awards. Yes, that’s right! All these awards make him arguably the most famous musician in the world.

Def Leppard

When it comes to standing toe-to-toe with some of the best rock music names like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard band holds its own. Up until Joe Elliot who was the lead singer came up with the name Deaf Leppard, this legendary band was popularly known as Atomic Mass. However, the name was twisted to Def Leppard to make it resemble rock instead of a punk band.

Bruno Mars

Peter Gene Hernandez (his original name) is a fan-favorite among many Rhythm And Blues music lovers worldwide. However, did you know he was nicknamed “Bruno” as a kid? Well, Bruno grew up to be chubby with similar looks to the wrestler, Bruno Sammartino. It doesn’t end there though, the name “Mars” was a result of girls thinking that he’s “out of this world,” hence the name Bruno Mars.
Well, if you thought you knew all about your favorite singer, think again. The fact that most of these outstanding superstars are humans as well means that they too have their human moments. In short, most of them always have one or two secrets/stories to keep you still surprised.