Top 10 2015 Pop Culture Moments That Shook the World

Top 10 2015 Pop Culture Moments That Shook the World

Over the years, pop culture has always been a source of entertainment and intrigue for people worldwide. From viral memes to exciting fashion statements, there is always something to keep us talking. However, 2015 was the year that stood out with excellent moments that shook the status quo. Here are the top 10 2015 pop culture moments that shook the world.

1. Caitlyn Jenner’s Debut

Among the biggest stories to come out of 2015 was the Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner revealed her transition in a very public manner with a Vanity Fair cover, where she was photographed with the headline “Call Me Caitlyn.” Caitlyn Jenner became a prominent voice for the transgender community, using her celebrity to champion for the rights of the LGBTQ community.

2. Adele’s Comeback

After a three-year hiatus, Adele’s comeback in 2015 was nothing short of epic. With the release of “Hello,” Adele set several records, including being the first woman in the US to sell more than one million digital copies of a single song in its first week. Her album, ’25’, went on to become the best-selling album of 2015 and went diamond multiple times.

3. The Drake and Meek Mill Beef

Drake’s track “Back to Back” was a diss towards fellow rapper Meek Mill. The diss track received positive feedback from fans globally, while Meek Mill did not recover from the public humiliation.

4. Empire

Fox’s drama series, Empire, became the most-watched show on TV. The show featured several queer characters and follows the complicated family dynamics in the power-hungry Lyon dynasty.

5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” broke several box office records, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2015 and one of the highest-grossing films of all time. The movie resurrected the Star Wars saga and rekindled the love of millions of fans across the globe.

6. Taylor Swift vs. Apple Music

Taylor Swift spoke out against Apple Music, calling for the company to pay artists for their music during the three-month trial that Apple offers free subscriptions. Swift refused to have her album available on the platform, which ultimately contributed to Apple Musics’ decision to pay artists during their free trials.

7. Avengers: Age Of Ultron

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” became the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time after its release in 2015. The movie continued the adventures of the Avengers gang and introduced new characters while balancing humor and action.

8. The Black Lives Matter Movement

The Black Lives Matter movement was birthed in 2015, following the deaths of several unarmed black people at the hands of the police across the United States. The movement brought attention to systemic racism and police brutality and sparked conversations worldwide.

9. Donald Trump’s Presidential Candidacy Announcement

Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, which kicked off his campaign that would eventually see him elected president of the United States. His statements regarding immigrants and Muslims, among other issues, sparked global controversies and heated debates.

10. The Women’s Soccer World Cup

In 2015, the Women’s Soccer World Cup was held in Canada. The tournament became notable for the United States’ victory, their first world cup win in over a decade, featuring players regarded as some of the greatest athletes in soccer history.

In Conclusion

2015 was an incredible year in pop culture that brought many controversies and triumphs. From the Black Lives Matter movement to Star Wars, to the Women’s Soccer World Cup, the year had a variety of unforgettable moments. These events contributed to shaping popular culture and were pivotal in shaping the social landscape of our time.

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