17 Awesome Artist Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

17 Awesome artist facts

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1. Elvis Presley is regarded as the best selling individual artist of all time, with over 500 million records sold.
2. Karate was originally called "te". It was later influenced by material artists from China and called "kara te" meaning "Chinese hand"
3. Spotify pays 70% of its revenue out to artists and rights holders, while Tidal pays 75%—a small difference.
4. Artistic, imaginative, and creative people are most likely to complete the personal information sections on Facebook, according to a study.
5. In one Iron Man comic, Jarvis hands a resignation letter to Tony it was a real resignation letter from one of the Marvel artists.
6. More Picasso paintings have been stolen than those of any other artist.
7. To get back at her cheating husband, artist Frida Kahlo slept with the women that he cheated on her with.
8. Paul McCartney is the only musician who has topped the chart as a solo artist, in a duo, in a trio, in a quartet, and a quintet.
9. Whitney Houston holds the record for the only artist to chart seven consecutive number one Billboard Hot 100 hits.
10. Before he became an artist, Van Gogh tried to be a teacher, a bookshop clerk, and a preacher.
11. Akon is the #1 selling artist for ringtones in the world.
12. Mariah Carey is the only female artist (and second artist or group ever) to have 18 #1 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
13. Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde creates real clouds inside indoor spaces.
14. A British artist once created eyelashes made out of fly legs.
15. According to some researchers, established writers and artists are 18 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.
16. In Mexico, artists can pay their taxes with artwork.
17. Michael Jackson holds the Guinness World Record for highest earning deceased artist.
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