10 Fire Moments in Pop Culture From 2018 I CBC Kids News

10 Fire Moments in Pop Culture From 2018 I CBC Kids News



It's the end of 2018
and we're counting down 10 fire moments that really set
the pop culture world ablaze. At number 10,
it's Shane Dawson. Whether it was his probe
into the failed TanaCon, or his documentary series
investigating famous YouTubers like Jake Paul,
and Jeffrey Star, Shane Dawson proved
where he goes, people tend to follow. At number 9,
it's the six king himself. Drake. The proud Canadian rapper
made waves with his song, "In my Feelings", which you'll probably remember
inspired a dance craze. But what's most
notable about the artist formerly known
as Jimmy from Degrassi? Well, he's the most
streamed artist of 2018 on both Apple Music
and Spotify. ♪ And I need you,
and I'm down for you always ♪ Speaking of music, sitting at number 8
is K-pop and its huge influence
in North America this year. From BTS' Global Kindness
campaign with the U.N., to their record
smashing videos like "Idol", to Dua Lipa's collab
with Blackpink, one thing is certain –
K-pop is here to stay. And it's not just music. K-pop style is being praised
by Vogue again, and again. And the letters B-T-S
are probably worn down on a few keyboards. At number 7
the nominees are in, and the youngest Golden Globe
nominee this year is just 15 years old. If you don't know Elsie Fisher
yet, get to know her. She gave a critically acclaimed
performance in "Eighth Grade", and she's already got
two more movies on the way. One more week
of eighth grade right? Yeah. At number 6, it was
the wedding of the year. For…some. Justin Bieber and
Hayley Baldwin's wedding was busted out so much because
no one knew it even happened. There was a lot
of mystery around it and people just wanted an
answer until it was revealed Hayley legally changed
her last name to Bieber. And there's your answer. To say Fortnite was
a small influence in 2018 would be a huge
understatement. It, and one of its dance moves,
come in at number 5. An estimated 40 million
people play worldwide, and so naturally,
a few things from the game made their way
into the real world. Enter flossing. It's a dance move
popularized by the game and you have probably
tried it yourself. Some people get it, and… some people…well,
it takes a bit of practice. But one thing's for sure. This move has
dethroned dabbing as this year's
favourite party trick. Taylor Swift comes
in at number 4 because of her
big reputation. She had sold-out tours
across North America, huge videos, and singles
topping the charts, and now Billboard has named
"Reputation" Album of the Year. ♪ I'm sorry, ♪ the old Taylor can't
come to the phone right now ♪ The old Taylor may not be able
to come to the phone right now, but sounds like the new one
is fitting right in. Number three. Welcome to Wakanda. We are home. Where heroes don't wear capes. Think claws,
super cool defence weapons, and armour so evolved,
Batman could never. This year, Black Panther
rocked the box offices, and brought black representation
to the superhero genre in ways the world
had never seen. As of March 2018, the film had made
$1.23 billion worldwide. Coming in hot at number 2, Ariana Grande
may have made headlines for her relationships
and pet pig, but she's Woman of the Year
for a whole other reason. In 2018,
she pumped out hit after hit ending with "Thank You, Next" heard just in the
nick of time bop. that was instantly fire. In the first 24 hours, the video
was viewed 55 million times, a YouTube record, and in the first four days, it had been viewed one hundred
million times on VEVO. At number 1, it's the role
of the young activist. Every generation
has groups of young people fighting for what
they believe in. And this generation
is no exception. It's a global movement. This year,
13-year-old Madison Tevlin fought stereotypes
about Down syndrome. She told CBC "I want people
to believe in themselves like my family taught me". 14-year-old, Jed Sears, fought
for better representation of LGBTQ issues through his work
volunteering with the NDP and the Gay Straight Alliance. 16-year-old,
Abhayjeet Singh Sachal, co-founded an organization
called Break the Divide to connect distant
communities to the north to discuss action plans for slowing and
correcting climate change, and to bridge gaps between
social and economic divides. And these three young fighters
are just the tip of the iceberg. I'm Saara Chaudry, and that's what's
fire this year.

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