Announced on May 21, 2013, the Xbox One had an emphasis on internet-based features, including the ability to record and stream gameplay, and the ability to integrate the ability to watch cable or satellite TV through the console with an enhanced guide. The console was released in November 2013 and has sold 46.9 million units as of October 2019. The two most famous games to be playable on the console are Minecraft and Fortnite. Since November 2014, Microsoft has stated it will not release sales numbers for the Xbox One line. Industry estimates project global sales of the Xbox One family to be 46.9 million as of 2019
On May 16th, 2013, American sitcom The Office aired its final episode on NBC. More importantly, however, was the abrupt cancellation of beloved FOX sitcom, The Cleveland Show. Premiering on September 27th, 2009, The Cleveland Show starred Family Guy alumnus Cleveland Brown, as he ventures off to Stoolbend, Virginia with his new family. Throughout its succinct yet innovative run, The Cleveland Show was the proud recipient of multiple award nominations from the likes of the Teen Choice Awards, the Annie Awards, the Primetime Emmy Awards; this program also won the prestigious title for “Top Television Series” by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Despite the overwhelming praise for this sensational series, The Cleveland Show was stripped of its right to air alongside mediocre programming like The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers. Still, fans rejoiced when Cleveland Brown returned to Quahog in the 2014 episode of Family Guy, “He’s Bla-ack!” As of 2021, reruns of The Cleveland Show can be found on Comedy Central, BET, and VH1.
“Can’t Hold Us” is a song written and performed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and singer Ray Dalton, originally released on August 16, 2011 as the second single from the duo’s debut studio album The Heist. The music video was nominated for Best Music Video at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014. Macklemore premiered the music video for “Can’t Hold Us” on April 17 in 2013.
Throughout the 1990’s, Stone Temple Pilots was one of the most successful bands in the alternative music scene. They were known for their heavy and experimental instrumentation, as well as having one of the wildest front-man of the grunge era. Lead-vocalist Scott Weiland was notorious for his antics, both on and off the stage. His crippling drug addiction fueled multiple conflicts within the band; by the early 2010’s, tension between Weiland and his bandmates were so high that he was ousted from the band in February of 2013. On May 18th, 2013, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was officially unveiled as the new lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots. During his time with STP, the band released an EP titled “High Rise”, released on October 8th, 2013. In late 2015, Bennington parted ways with STP, announcing he desired to refocus his career towards performing in Linkin Park. Over a month after Bennington’s departure, original lead-singer Scott Weiland was found dead in his tour bus from an accidental drug overdose. Tragically, over a year and a half later, Bennington would commit suicide in his California home. Both lead singers are sorely missed and their contributions to the rock genre will not be forgotten. Since their passing, Stone Temple Pilots have found continued success with new lead singer Jeff Gutt, releasing two studio albums within the past few years; Linkin Park, meanwhile, has recently began working on new music, as announced by bassist Dave Farrell in April 2020.