March 2020 started off with social distancing and zoom socializing. This grew into an increase in Tiktok and youtube use than ever before.

TikTok’s popularity as a platform skyrocketed over the past year, proving the power it had to influence masses. Several of the past year’s most popular songs were given a substantial boost by TikTok, such as “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, “Say So” by Doja Cat, “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion and “positions” by Ariana Grande.

Quarantine was also a time when several artists broke into the mainstream music scene. Bolstered by several viral singles and well-received albums, Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion solidified their places as influential musicians.

As movie theatres across the country closed and more people became stuck at home, streaming media giants Netflix, Hulu and Disney+, tightened their hold on the TV and film industry. On Netflix, “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Tiger King” and “Bridgerton” garnered millions of viewers

Movies that were released on streaming platforms like “The Trial of the Chicago Seven,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “Sound of Metal,” are currently contenders for several major awards. Other notable films released in the past year include, “Soul,” “Hamilton” and “Mulan.”