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.
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.
The Lady Gaga brand is memorable, meaningful, likable, transferable, adaptable, and protectable. Gaga’s brand there is no mistake that Lady Gaga’s brand, no matter how different, is distinct. Lady Gaga has developed and created her own brand and image, successfully setting her apart from all of the other artists. Not only is Lady Gaga is a very worldwide and well-known name but she has managed to maintain a very strong target market positioning slot. Lady Gaga's success was built on more than just her talents as an entertainer.
But the REVLON advertisement clearly conveys why their make- up collection is best. In this ad the diction used appeals to more females. The advertiser used celebrity endorsement to persuade one to purchase their product. Susan Sarandon is a well-known actress. The close up on Susan Sarandon’s face is used to show how beautiful she is because she uses REVLON.
2.1. Style changing During her carreer, Madonna allways decided to change styles and to adapt hersleft and her music to the world around. The fact that she has allways been succefull is obviously related to her intelligence and her good choises when she decided to change her style and her music. As I said before, Madonna’s succès is related to the constant changes of styles but allsaw to the fact that the changes has been made at the tight time and in the right form to touch a new réceptive public without loosing the old one(s). Sometimes, there is a relation beeween the a style and the next one and sometimes not but this change is allways smartly made : either she wants to shoc, either she wants to keep a continuity in what she is doing and that dépend from his succès at this moment or from the évolution of the music and the world.
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.
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”.
The concerned expression on her face in the image reinforces her mood about the issue of porn in pop videos, and the simple declarative quote in the caption sums the article up. The main body of the article starts off with nouns in apposition “singer Annie Lennox”. This ensures that anyone who may be unsure as to who Lennox is, is made aware that she is in the music business and again emphasises her authority on the topic. There is then a quote from her, saying that music videos have become “highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment”. The adverb ‘highly’ intensifies her point that the ‘pornography’ is styled as to be hidden by a layer of entertainment unlike regular porn, and the noun “accompaniment”
The G-string is a symbol of society’s control over women. The G-string is seen as a societal need in order to be sexy and dictates how others see us and defines our power of seduction. In the story, the mischievous panties become the standard of sexy which every woman must meet. Gillian feels she needs to wear a G-string in order to fit in, be sexy, desirable to men, and most of all modern. Gillian strives to be more like the stereotypical character, Jeanie who originally introduces her to the G-string.
With the constant change in culture because of what society finds acceptable at that time react from our given surrounds in a specific time period. In this current time period there are three major trends in American culture. Starting off with the biggest is reality television, shows such as “Jersey Shore,” “Teen Mom,” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” All these reality shows are a huge hit in America, by being able to watch these people’s personal issues play out is fascinating to some people and boring to others. The second major trend but one of the oldest trends sticking out through many of years would be body modification. Getting things such as tattoos, body piercings, and now things like plastic surgery, such as breast implants are all new ways of people to find joy in enjoying their bodies.