2015 has been a big year for many people in different industries like sports, fashion, music, religious, political, and more. The following people have encountered success in many different ways.
After three years, Adele released her album titled “25.” The lead single from the album, “Hello”, had 27.7 million views in 24 hours, breaking the Vevo record for the most views in a day. The album had the largest single sales week since sales were monitored in 1991. Part of what made this album so interesting was the contrast to her previous albums. Adele labeled this album as a ‘makeup record’, while her last album 21 was a ‘breakup record’. She was also able to pull off her such success with little promotion before her single ‘Hello’. The ten-time grammy winner’s success is only increasing.
Cam Newton, quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, has helped with their undefeated record. After the Panther’s game against the Green Bay packers, Newton was named NFC offensive player of the week. In a game against the Washington Redskins, Newton became the only quarterback in NFL history with 100 plus pass TD and 25 plus rush TD in 1rst 5 seasons. As of now, the Panthers are the only undefeated team in the NFL.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Diane Von Furstenberg is a Belgian-born American fashion designer who is best known for introducing the wrap dress. Previously this year, the second season of “House of DVF” was launched. On “House of DVF”, young women compete to be the brand ambassador for ‘Diane Von Furstenberg.’ What many don’t know is the designer was formerly Princess Diane of Furstenberg after marrying a German prince. According to Forbes, she is also one of the most powerful women. Diane also spends a lot of her time as a spokesperson advocating leadership roles for young girls.
Prince William– Duke of Cambridge– and Catherine– Duchess of Cambridge– had their second child named Charlotte in May 2015. Not too often do they release pictures of their daughter, but when they do, they go viral. Prince William has spent his year attending charity events and traveling. Prince William and Princess Catherine announced they will be visiting India in Spring of 2016 to continue their charitable acts. The couple is very well liked from people around the world because of their amiable personalities and how in love they are.
2015 has been a big year for Kylie Jenner as she announced her clothing line with Topshop, became an ambassador for skin care line Nip and Fab, created her own personal website, a bestselling app, and recently launched her first lipstick line. Jenner gained publicity after her lips looked enhanced. In result, the “Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge” became popular among people. Following her sister Kendall’s lead, Kylie has been featured on covers of various magazines including Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan.
Pope Francis is admired by people around the world of all religions. He is known for his humble origin and concern towards the poor. In September, Pope Francis had his first visit to the United States visiting Philadelphia, New York, and Washington D.C. Throughout his time in the U.S., he said masses, gave speeches to the White House, and even went to a prison. Over 9,000 people gathered to hear the Pope speak on the White House’s South Lawn.
Gigi Hadid is a twenty-year-old model who is the daughter of former model Yolanda Foster. In 2015, Hadid’s career escalated. By May, she had modeled for designers like Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Chanel, and Jean Paul Gaultier. In early December, Hadid walked her first Victoria’s Secret fashion show. She also shot editorials for magazines like Elle and Vogue. Also, early this year Gigi announced she will be the brand ambassador for Maybelline makeup line.
Stephen Curry and his family have become a popular topic on Twitter this year. Curry plays for the Golden State Warriors and was named the 2015 Most Valuable Player. He is also a two time NBA All-Star. Curry became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1990 to score 118 points in the season’s first three games. Stephen and his wife, Ayesha, have two daughters Ryan and Riley Curry. Riley Curry has attended press conferences with her father while pictures and videos of her have gone viral.
As 2015 comes to a close, these men and women can reflect on the success they have encountered this year and hope for the same success next year.