Country by country, genre by genre, act by act, MTV World Rock and Pop Records surprises and informs you on all sorts of wonderful and weird subjects, from the biggest selling albums of all time to the first ever video to play on TV, from the No. 1 R 'n' B solo artist to the biggest Rock 'n' Roll band out of Australia, and from the most successful country act to the most downloaded songs ever. This book has everything that today's discerning pop fan - the youth of the MTV generation - is interested in.
Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton enjoyed London-based careers in the music business before co-founding the Media Research & Information Bureau (MRIB) in 1981, which became the largest chart-compiling and music research agency in Europe. Previously the official adjudicators for the Ivor Novello awards and the World Music Awards, Dafydd and Luke are currently voting members for the Grammy Awards, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They co-wrote the Q Magazine Encyclopedia of Rock Stars, Rock and Roll Year By Year, The Guinness Book of Rock Stars, Rock Movers and Shakers, and Wham! The Official Biography, as well as biographies of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Barry White and Bob Marley. They are both based in the USA.