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    • Drake
      • 2006: Room for Improvement mix tape released featuring Trey Songz and Lupe Fiasco
      • 2007: Comeback Season mix tape released.m Track 'Replacement Girl' featured on BET
      • 2008: Drake joined Lil' Wayne's 'Young Money'
      • 2009: So Far Gone mix tape released featuring 'Best I ever Had'
      • In June 2009: Drake signed his record deal with Young Money
      • 2010: Thank Me Later was released featuring 'Over', 'Find Your Love' which was Drake's first UK No.1
      • 2011: Take Care released featuring 'Marvin's room', 'Headlines', Take Care
      • The Motto was released in November 2011 and HYFR was released in April 2012.
      • OVO records was formed in early 2012
      • Nothing was the Same was released in 2012 and he also hosted SNL
      • In February 2015 he released the mix tape 'Nothing was The Same' without any prior announcement
      • In July 2015 Drake was party to a now famous Twitter beef with rapper Meek Mill
      • This led to the song 'Back to Back' which gave drake an almost 'god-like' status
      • In September 2015 Drake and Future released the 'what a time to be alive' mixtape
      • He released the track Hotline Bling in the summer of 2015, which was MASSIVELY successful earning him his highest chart positions to date
      • He signed an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand
    • Taylor Swift
      • Taylor Swift was released in October 2006. The Album was praised by critics
      • One of the songs featured, 'Our Song' reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007
      • Teardrops on my Guitar became a minor pop hit placing at number 13.
      • Swift was nominated for best new artist at the 2008 MTV VMA awards but lost to A.W
      • In November 2008, Fearless was released
      • The album has an entire episode of 'Ellen' dedicated to it
      • Fearless debuted at No.1 and has sold over 8.6M copies to date.
      • Four singles were released including 'You Belong with Me' which peaked at Number 2 on the Billboard hot 100
      • Swift departed on a 105 date World Tour for Fearless which grossed over $63M and was attended by 1.1M
      • Her win at the 2009 VMA awards was interrupted by Kanye West, this launched her to fame
      • she won FOUR Grammy awards in 2010
      • Speak Now was released in October 2010, featuring 'Mean'
      • Speak Now world tour: 2011 and 2012. She invited many guests to star alongside her
      • Red was released in Oct 2012 and had first week sales of over 1 Million
      • 86-date Red tour. 1.7 million in attendance and $150Million grossed
      • Swift continued to win countless awards for her siingles
      • Swift's love life came under scrutiny
      • 1989 released in October 2014 which was the top selling album of that year.
    • One Direction
      • In 2010 all 5 boys entered the X-Factor as solo contestants but were grouped together
      • They finished third and were later signed to Syco records
      • They participated in the 'x Factor' live tour in 2011
      • 2011's 'What Makes you Beautiful debuted at number 1 in the UK and was the most preordered song in sony history
      • What Makes You Beautiful was released in US in 2012 and peaked at number 4
      • Up All Night was released globally in 2012 and it topped the charts in 16 countries
      • The album featured 'What Makes You Beautiful' and 'One Thing'
      • The band were sued in the United States by another group of the same name, which never developed
      • The boys embarked on their first UK headline tour for Up All Night which later extended across the US and Australia
      • As of August 2012 they had sales of 8 million singles and 3 million albums
      • Take Me Home is scheduled for release on 12 November 2012, and was preceded by lead single, "Live While We're Young", which was released on 28 September 2012.
      • One Direction headlined New York City's Madison Square Garden in December 2012.
      • 101 show World Tour in 2013
      • One Direction: This Is Us, a 3D documentary and concert movie was a huge success
      • the band announced their first stadium tour, the Where We Are Tour, which began in April 2014.
      • In 2013 the band participated in "1D Day", a day dedicated to One Direction fans.
      • Midnight Memories was released globally on 25 November 2013 and had a slightly rockier tone and debuted at No.1 in UK and US
      • The group was named Top Global artist of 2013
      • One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film - 2014
      • "Steal My Girl”. The music video, which was released on 24 October, broke the record for most views in 24 hours.
      • On 25 March 2015, the band released a statement announcing Zayn Malik's departure.
      • On 31 July 2015, the group released Drag Me Down without promotional material or announcement.
      • released MADE in THE AM
      • At the 2015 American Music Awards on 22 November, One Direction won the award for Artist of the Year for the second year in succession.
      • it was revealed that the group would be taking a break in 2016.

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