4 most expensive musical instruments in the world

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Musicians use various musical instruments to play music. Some instruments are made of very fine materials. There are musical instruments that are very expensive. The high price of these instruments is not only due to the craftsmanship, but also due to the famous artists that used them, and the story behind it. Here is a list of the most expensive musical instrument that exists.

Stradivari Viola

This instrument is made by Antonio Stradivari. He is a very famous maker of musical instruments, and this is his most expensive piece. It costs 45 million dollars and can only be found very rarely. It is assumed that only ten pieces of this instrument exist now. It is known for its high quality. The instrument is 300 years old.

Duport Stradivari Cello

Jean-Louis Duport played this cello in 1800. There is a rumor that Napoleon Bonaparte asked Duport to play the cello. But Bonaparte made some dents in the instrument by holding it improperly. The dent is still known to be visible today. It’s selling price is more than $20 million.

Vieuxtemps Violin by Giuseppe Guarneri

This violin was manufactured in 1741 by Giuseppe Guarneri. It was sold for $16 million. Guarneri was a good friend of Stradivari. This is said to be the last instrument made by Guarneri.

The Kreutzer Violin by Antonio Stradivari

This instrument was made in 1731 by Antonio Stradivari. After switching hands many times, it finally came to the Clark family. It stayed there for 90 years. The quality of this is instrument is great and seems that it will last for many more years to come.  It has an estimated price of $8.5 to $10 million.

Though these instruments are very expensive, they carry a story and are manufactured by the legendary makers. The qualities of these instruments are unparallel which is why despite being so old, they are still in a very good condition.

5 interesting facts about the Grammy Awards

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Grammy Awards is the largest music award ceremony that is held every year. Grammy Award is given to musicians for achieving excellence in English-speaking music. Many of us anticipate for this event anxiously to know whether our favorite artist is on the list of nominees or winners. These are some interesting facts about the Grammy Awards that may surprise you.

  1. It is the second-most watched award show that people watch every year. To the musicians and anyone related to the music industry, it is a fun-filled night that shows appreciation for the hard work they have done and the great music they have presented throughout the year.
  2. Music artist Steve Wonder got the highest number of Grammy Awards ever. He received 28 Grammy Awards, including one Lifetime Achievement Award.
  3. The puppet Elmo has won three Grammy Awards. In 1998, the puppet received a Grammy for best music album for Children called ‘Elmopalooza.’
  4. The youngest winner of Grammy Awards is the 14-year old LeAnn Rimes, and the oldest artist is George Burns. He received the award at the age of 94.
  5. Though the event is about music, musicians, and others related to the music industry, use this platform to show off their style their lovely dresses in front of the town. Their style and dresses make up the headline of newspapers and magazines the following day.

Many people are unaware of these facts about the Grammy Awards. These facts make this ceremony even more special and one of the most awaited events of the whole year.

Top 4 music artists of all times

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Every year we see lots of new talents in the music industry. We love some of their music, and after a few years, we tend to forget many of these artists. But some music artists will live in our hearts generations after generations for the greatest music they have given us. Here are the top four music artists of all time.

The Beatles

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They were an English rock band that was formed in 1960 in Liverpool. John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr were the members. They are known as the most influential singers of the rock era. They experimented with various types of music including pop ballads, Indian music, hard rock, psychedelia, etc.

Michael Jackson

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He was a multitalented musician. He was a singer, songwriter, choreographer, producer and a complete entertainer. He not only left a mark in the music industry, but also on the humanitarian ground. He donated about 300,000,000 dollars to charity. He is known as the King of Pop. His album ‘Thriller’ released in 1982 is the highest selling albums of all time.

 Led Zeppelin

They were an English rock band that was formed in 1968 in London. The heavy guitar sound of the band was unique. Their songs are thought to be rooted in blues and psychedelia. They are one of the most influential rock bands in history.

Elvis Presley

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He was a famous American musician and actor. He was known as ‘The King.’ His best singles include ‘Heartbreak Hotel,’ ‘Jailhouse Rock,’ ‘Hound Dog,’ etc.

These artists and bands will be popular among every generation of people. Their fame is untouchable, and we might not get many musicians with such talent in future.