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The popularity of television shows like American Idol, X Factor, and America Got talent revealed that Americans are infatuated with music icons. For example America is obsessed with Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Michael Jackson, The Beatles and Britney Spears. What these artists have in common is that they are wealthy, famous, and have amazing talent. This is what it takes for American’s to become interested in music icons. If you ask a young child who they want to be when they grow up they will say these following names; Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Michael Jackson, the Beatles and Britney Spears and not both senators Bachman and Obama. This is because at an early age children recognizes what fame is and hopes to claims this as well. When you turn on your television or flip through magazines you see these music icons. Americans are so obsessed with these music icons that they Google them constantly. For example Britney Spears gets goggled 500,000 a minute. Pepsi gave each of these stars a million dollars to be a part of their commercial which is only forty five seconds. Another example is the magazine industry will pay millions to either get pregnant stars baby pictures or for a star to tell about a sad time in their lives. In many societies through time the poor worshiped the wealthy. Americans are obsessed with living like the house wives of Atlanta and the Kardashians. In many music videos viewer see artists with big houses, diamond chains, and private jets. For example hip hop star Lil Wayne has his teeth made of diamonds and his private islands. Another example is when Beyoncé goes to awards shows covered in a diamonds head to toe. Americans are influenced by seeing thing like this and the life style that comes with it. The last characteristic that makes pop stars appealing is that they are extraordinary talented. Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Michael Jackson, the Beatles and
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