Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicCelebrities · 8 years ago

Why do bad American artists become so famous...?

I mean, think about it, For example, Kesha, Miley Cyrus, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, etc... all just cannot sing that good. I mean you do get good ones once in a while like Beyonce but when I was on iTunes, I noticed how most of the British singers like Adele, Amy Winehouse, Florence and the Machine, Coldplay, etc... can actually sing. Even Jessie J who is British can sing live and has an amazing voice and hits very high notes but it annoys me how American stars who aren't even that talented go so far. There should be another British invasion because they gave us bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen, Led Zeppelin, etc... I guess the British just do it better

And American singers don't even sing in their own accent, they sing lower than their actually accents to the extent where they sound British (for example Bruno Mars), the only Americans who actually sound American are Kesha and Owl City (the guy who sings Fire Flies)

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Why do American artists that aren't all that talented get so famous world wide?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    It's ironic that most of the great British artists you have mentioned were influenced originally by American music, primarily black American soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and straight blues. Coldplay is probably the only exception.

    I guess the music market in America has become increasingly commercialized, since the 1980s (with Madonna and Michael Jackson). The only interesting thing that has happened for quite awhile was grunge, but that didn't last long after Cobain went.

    The British have also had their crap music though - in the early 1990s, the radio was dominated by the likes of Stock Aitken and Waterman, everything they produced was horrible, but they were very successful at formulaic pop music. The UK have also had their bubblegum pop stars and paparazzi personalities.

  • 8 years ago

    Anything that comes out of America is going to have a huge audience no matter what. Other countries all look to the US to provide at least some of the entertainment they expect (think about all the american TV shows that get screened on televisions all over the world, all the american films that get distributed to cinemas in every country, etc etc).

    As for why the bad artists are so popular... People these days don't seem to like 'thinking'. They'd rather be spoon-fed everything, whether that be through extremely simple lyrics (like that of Katy Perry's), bland TV shows (Keeping Up With The Kardashians) or un-involving films (like Transformers).

    People who sing about having a 'sexy time on the dance floor' are gonna hit it big because of people wanting to be able to listen to a song and do nothing but dance. They don't want to think about their problems, they just want to feel good and have a good time whilst listening to the music.

    Hope that makes sense.

  • 4 years ago

    One of the most diverse muscles in our bodies is the tongue. This amazing tool not only helps you talk, but also helps you properly sing. When you sing, it is important that your tongue rest in specific areas as certain notes or scales are attempted. Learn here how to sing

    The tip of the tongue is the easiest to control, but is not what is used the most in singing. When you sing, the tip of your tongue should be lightly pressed against the back of the lower teeth. This will ensure that it doesn't get in the way, or hinder the middle, sides, or back of the tongue when attempting certain notes. The back of the tongue, probably one of the hardest areas to control, should be the section that is relaxed. Once you get used to keeping the tip of your tongue lightly pressed against the back of your teeth, this should be easier to do. You can even put the tip a little lower if you feel it's in the way or becomes irritated. So, the back of the tongue should be relaxed, yet ready for use. You should be able to control it a little bit at this point. As you practice singing a little more, try to notice what the back and middle section of your tongue are doing. On lower tones or notes, the tongue will lie flat. On higher tones, the contrary. When it comes to lower tones, the tongue doesn't have as much work to do because the lower sound that is emitted originates in the chest cavity and is formed through the throat. With higher tones, however, the higher the tone, the more 'active' this back section of the tongue must be. Now that the tongue has been covered in some detail, it should be noted that singing is difficult on the muscles and surrounding cavities and ligaments. However, difficult does not mean painful. If in hopes of reaching a certain tone or trying to hold a sound, you thereby cause stress to your neck or throat muscles, you are not going to last long. Controlling these muscles, as steadily as possible, and working them to a certain point each day, without strain, is one of the most important factors when it comes to practicing and learning how to sing. Remember, you should never feel pain nor strain.

  • 8 years ago

    American audiences are dumb, and will buy any music that they are told is 'popular'.

    British audiences don't buy music unless the singer/band is actually talented.

    It's a difference in culture - Brits prefer to think about things more, while Americans prefer to just do what everyone else is doing.

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  • 3 years ago


    Source(s): Professional Singing Techniques
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