THE WRAP UP OF 2015!!!!

Ian Isaiah

You will all the hottest stories and my personal opinion below!!!!!!!! What A Way To Wrap Up 2015!!!!!! ;)

#1 Best Product That Were Introduced In 2015!! (The Canary)

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Home security made simple: Standing just six inches tall and weighing less than one pound, the standalone security system has it all for $249: an HD camera; a microphone; a speaker; a 90-decibel siren; a Wi-Fi connection to your smartphone; sensors to detect temperature, humidity, and air quality; and the ability to learn over time, so your cat won't always be tripping Canary's notification system. The company also claims to use "bank-level security": Any data that Canary collects is instantly encrypted--even the video you view on your smartphone. "Home security is just a terrible unsolved problem. So many people install complex, ugly systems and don't even use them. I like how Canary promises to be simple to use and accessible to renters as well as homeowners."--Ellen Lupton, curator of Contemporary Design at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art

Worst New Products In 2015? (Google Glass)

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Year released: 2011

Revenue in year released: $29.3 billion

Announced in 2011, Google Glass was developed in Google’s GOOG, +0.10% secretive Google X laboratory. Google offered the wearable computer prototype to only several thousand “explorers” through an application process. Each Glass explorer paid $1,500 to test the prototype. After Google announce it would discontinue Glass, the New York Times reported that the product’s imperfections were widely acknowledged within the company even before its launch. Glass was met with an explosion of hype, with celebrities trying it in public and tech magazines calling it a great invention. However, it wasn’t long before users reported software bugs and privacy concerns were raised. Glass was immediately banned from movie theaters, casinos, and bars, for example, to prevent customers from making recordings. Google announced in January, not four years after its launch, it would discontinue the experimental product.

Top Two Grossing Movies In 2015!!!!

Jurassic World

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Top Gross in 2015- $652,198,010

#2 in the rank of "Top Grossing Movies Of 2015"

Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens

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Top Gross in 2015- $742,208,942

#1 in the rank of "Top Grossing Movies Of 2015"

Top Two Musical Artists Of 2015!!!

ADELE

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Adele's '25' Biggest-Selling Album Released Since 2011, Spends Fourth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

As expected, Adele’s 25 holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fourth week -- and by a large margin. The set earned 825,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 17 (up 13 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 790,000 were in pure album sales (up 14 percent). The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Jan. 2, 2016-dated chart (where Adele is No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Adele Breaks Record for Fastest-Selling Album in U.K. Chart History. In 25’s first four weeks of release, it sold 5.98 million copies. With its most recent sales week, 25 has surpassed the sales of Taylor Swift’s 1989 (5.57 million) to become the biggest selling album released in the U.S. since Adele’s last album, 21, which was issued in 2011. It has sold 11.37 million.

Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber Jumps to No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart

Justin Bieber scores his third No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Jan. 2), as "Sorry" surges 2-1. It's the second straight leader for Bieber, whose "What Do You Mean?" managed four weeks at the top, starting Oct. 31. Three years earlier, "As Long as You Love Me," featuring Big Sean, spent a week at the summit. "Sorry" is also on the verge of cresting Dance Club Songs, up 4-2 this week as the chart's Greatest Gainer. In addition to the commercially available Latino Remix by J Balvin, mixes from DJ Kue, Mayfair Media and Wide Awake, among others, are leading Bieber's charge up the dance charts. Justin Bieber Tops Pop Songs Chart With 'Sorry'. As previously reported, "Sorry" hits No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart and holds at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Top Five Influential Public Figures From 2015!!

Kanye West

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Kanye West would be the first person to tell you he belongs on this list. The dude doesn’t believe in false modesty, and he shouldn’t. Kanye’s belief in himself and his incredible tenacity—he performed his first single with his jaw wired shut—got him to where he is today. And he fought for his place in the cultural pantheon with a purpose. In his debut album, over a decade ago, Kanye issued what amounted to a social critique and a call to arms (with a beat): “We rappers is role models: we rap, we don’t think.” But Kanye does think. Constantly. About everything. And he wants everybody else to do the same: to engage, question, push boundaries. Now that he’s a pop-culture juggernaut, he has the platform to achieve just that. He’s not afraid of being judged or ridiculed in the process. Kanye’s been playing the long game all along, and we’re only just beginning to see why.

Lee Daniels

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Nothing quite prepared me for working with Lee Daniels. Two years ago, I stepped onto the set of The Butler for my first appearance in a movie in 15 years. Lee was directing my first scene when he suddenly came from behind the camera, rushed over to me and shouted, “Stop acting!” That’s the reason actors love working with Lee. He forces you, in every breath, to stay in character. To find the bone-marrow truth in every scene, no matter what it takes to get there. He’s a truth seeker. “Less is more” is his credo. “Give me 1/8 of that” is one of my favorite notes from him. And now with the runaway success of Fox’s Empire, his seductive new hip-hop drama, it seems like there is nothing Lee can’t do. He is taking us all on an uninhibited, bodacious ride, bringing in new viewers each week at a pace that is unheard of in today’s television landscape.

Muhammadu Buhari

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Muhammadu Buhari made history in March by becoming the first candidate to oust a sitting Nigerian President through the ballot box. Now he has to live up to voters’ expectations. From battling the Boko Haram insurgency to tackling endemic corruption, Buhari has many challenges ahead. The greatest may be overcoming his past as a military ruler who seized power in 1983. Already the born-again democrat is demonstrating the inclusivity necessary to lead a nation riven by ethnic and religious tensions. “We must begin to heal the wounds and work toward a better future,” he said in his April 1 victory speech. “We do this first by extending a hand of friendship and conciliation across the political divide.” It’s a promising start for a President-to-be who wants to leave a legacy to match the historic conditions of his election.

Misty Copeland

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Like all gymnasts, I’ve done some ballet—it’s a part of our program. And people don’t realize the tremendous amount of time and work you have to put in to do the maneuvers they do. Ballerinas like Misty Copeland look so beautiful and perfect, but it takes thousands of hours of hard work to make it look that easy. It was an honor to learn that a movie about me inspired a 7-year-old Misty to see the joy in movement. When I competed in the 1976 Olympics, no one thought that a 14-year-old from a place people couldn’t find on a map could contend. Misty proves that success is not about how you grow up or the color of your skin. Her story—of overcoming personal and physical challenges to become a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre—is the story of someone who followed her dreams and refused to give up. In that way, she is a model for all young girls. It doesn’t matter where you’re from. If you have the passion like Misty, you can be the best at what you do.

Tim McGraw

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“Art reflects life,” Tim McGraw says, alluding to an idea that goes back to Plato and Aristotle, “and life reflects art.” When he first went to Nashville more than two decades ago, he was, as he puts it, “young, single and tearing it up,” and his early songs reflected his life’s manic pace. Now married to the luminous Faith Hill, with whom he has three daughters, McGraw is making music that’s more about raising a family than raising hell—more about seeking lasting connection and celebrating continuity. His song “Shotgun Rider” is an ode to enduring love: “I don’t ever want to wake up/ Lookin’ into someone else’s eyes.” After a brilliant performance at the Oscars in February, he’s got a movie (Tomorrowland, with George Clooney) coming out in May and a 36-city tour beginning in June. He moves between genres with the same down-to-earth grace that’s always on display at the Nashville high school football games he never misses. A big reader of serious novels and of history, McGraw’s a kind of Renaissance man in a cowboy hat, and it’s clear he’s got a lot of life left to live and art still to make—good news for the rest of us.

New Year’s Resolutions

Personal Improvement: Enjoying life to the fullest and never giving up hope.

Family and Friends: Maintaining long lasting friendships.

School and the Outside World: Handle negative situations better.