But the artist who draws everyone’s attention, everyone has heard of and makes many want to constantly be listening to her and be like her, someone who is a key element of my generation has to be Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga has been making a name for herself as soon as her pop music hit the radio. Her first hit was “Just Dance” release in 2008. Hitting #1 in the billboard charts in 2009 followed by the release of her first album, The Fame. This really got people listening and earned her 8 Grammy nomination and 2 wins.
Lady Gaga’s team understood that imagery was a large element of her brand and utilized the platform that YouTube offered. The social media strategy also included setting up personal interviews with influential music bloggers, which generated over 10 million impressions, and recording "webisodes" with flip-cams that captured her behind the scenes intimate moments. Lady Gaga’s brand can be described as authentic and passionate; passionate because the bond between Gaga and her fans is genuine as she is in charge of her social media activities. While the shock value of her character can be blinding, the talent she possesses outweighs and lends itself to her long-term brand authenticity. The key brand attributes for the brand are her artistic/eccentric sense of style and meticulous
Selena is a great role model to children and as well as teenagers because she is a woman who ‘does it all’ and is driven to succeed. Not only is she an actress, but she is also a business woman with her own clothing line and has a music career touring worldwide. She inspires many of her fans to do just about anything they put their minds to. Regardless of the death threats she gets for dating Justin Bieber, she manages to keep her head up and have a positive outlook in life. She is definitely not a typical young Hollywood star because she stays grounded and has a kind relationship with her fans.
She has a great impact on American pop culture and the lives of women with her empowering music by planting a message in the society that being a female means she is in control and aiming to success comes with hard work. Beyonce Knowles is an influential icon in popular culture with her award-winning songs and top quality performances while at the same time, managing her million dollars businesses and playing the role of a wife and mother. She marks her place as a female artist that will be remembered over many years to come because she sets the standard of perfection in the music industry and she has inspired fellow singers and performers to follow her footsteps. British singer Leona Lewis commented, “Beyonce is great, so lovely and down to earth and talented. She’s inspiring”.
Experiencing the works of Britney first hand is the most amazing feeling in the world. The way that she moved up on stage and got the crowd going really made me look up to her as a role model. Her vocals and the way she interacted with us made it such an enjoyable experience. If I had to choose to see anyone in the world for my first concert I would say her name without hesitation. Even through the chaos within her life, I still listen to her music.
She believed in empowering women and is known today as a strong feminist icon. Cameron Russell: a Victoria’s secret model that gives TED talks about the fashion industry’s obsession with beauty and weight and is also a great inspiration and spokeswoman for young girls today. Angelina Jolie: a 21-century feminist that was named as the most powerful celeb in the world today and brings together every aspect of female empowerment and liberation. Gloria Steinem: an American feminist, journalist and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s. Nellie McClung: a Canadian feminist, politician, author, and social activist who was one of the “Famous Five” Alberta women who initiated and won the person’s case to have women recognized as persons under the BNA Act.
Songwriting Task: Comment on the difference between in approach of four different songwriters who compose in contrasting styles. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, otherwise known in popular culture as Lady Gaga, is a singer-writer who originated in New York. Lady Gaga is most known as a pop singer, composing mainly dance-pop and electronic songs. However, in her earlier years of music, before she met with fame under her pseudo-name, her music was much more driven by acoustic sounds, using real sounds such as piano and electric guitars so achieve a much more rock driven sound. Despite having made a shift in genres, Lady Gaga still manages to achieve a rock sound in many of her songs, working with rock producers and artists like Robert “Mutt” Lange and Queen’s guitarist Brian May.
Songs about relationships, heartbreak, parties, alcohol, and sex, quite a dramatic change from previous songs, causing a drastic change of audience. Miley now writes her songs in a more personal manner, about her life and family as oppose to a more general topic. Miley still amazes people with her high and low pitches, and had continued to
She’s known at her shows for her impromptu style; she’ll perform a brand new song at random, or do a call-and-response section in the middle of her song unbeknownst to her band and/or back-up singers. What I like about her is her resistance to the status quo, her sounds has been to her original style for over ten years. Badu’s fifth studio album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) will be released on March 30, 2010. While it is important to know all about my favorite singer, I cannot say she is the first to have such a diverse style. She was heavily influenced by no other than the late, great, “Lady of Song,” Ms. Ella Fitzgerald.
She was given this award by the International Court System, one of the oldest and largest predominantly gay organizations in the world, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Conway is one of the first truly successful transgendered persons to come out of long-term secrecy and tell her story, and that story should give hope to young transsexuals. It should help parents see possibilities for happiness for a transsexual daughter-to-be, especially if they were to support their child's efforts to transform a "boy's" body and become a woman early enough in life. It should also give employers pause for thought before firing someone - just because of their transsexualism. The day will come when gender transition is no longer be seen as a sad, somewhat shameful and tragic event, but instead as a wonderful life-giving miracle for those so unfortunate as to have been mis-gendered at birth.