We have songs that use profanity, degrade women, men, children, and even animals. There are other things that helped though; firstly there was a huge gap in the market where teenagers were concerned.
These songs were made many years ago, but their beautiful tune still live on today through covers. While both had their problems with drugs and alcohol, they managed to have extremely successful careers within the music industry.
However, as a student in the Pre-International Baccalaureate Program, I was required to enroll in the physics I class. In fact, he was a church singer when he was just young, explaining his exposure to gospel songs.
The one component that really defines a musical prodigy is the ability to make a performance dynamic with the audience that's charming and, at times, overwhelming. The rhythm contrasts in the chorus, however, where syncopation is used moderately, which supports the unusual use of chords in this section.
His record-breaking career set a higher bar to many more musicians.