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How Come There Aren't Any Black Pop Stars?

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ArtyRoberto   Paws Up 366
ArtyRoberto

UMM WHAT? MICHAEL JACKSON

Janet Jackson

Whitney Houston

Beyonce

Rihanna

Yes they might have mainly done music outside of the pop genre, but most of their biggest hits ARE pop music. You can't call Crazy in Love, Only Girl in the World and I Wanna Dance With Somebody RnB only songs, they are pretty much pure pop songs with RnB influences.

Plus Michael + Janet Jackson were ALL pop in the 80's and onwards.

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Illuminati   Paws Up 5,845
Illuminati

There were plenty. But many are more interested in doing rap.

 

Halsey is like half black too whether you want to accept it or not

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jaXXXon   Paws Up 63
jaXXXon

Ehm, Rihanna and Beyonce are both contemporary pop stars. What else would you call them? Rap stars?

Rihanna's music maybe playing with other genres but it's still POP MUSIC. What pop star is doing pure pop? Because even Madonna, Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera have been mixing hip hop and R&B into their music, doesn't make them any less pop.

By your logic, Avril Lavigne is a pure rock star, while Taylor is country star, no matter what she's doing now because you seem to ignore the fact that both Beyonce and Rihanna have been pop too. 

Besides, pop means a mix of genres made into easy and melodic radio songs and it's always been like that. There's literally NEVER been a pure pop star. Even the Backstreet Boys or NSync were heavily influenced by R&B and New Jack Swing. 

I don't see the point of this thread tbh :madge:

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MonsterPaws   Paws Up 1,303
MonsterPaws
On 9/7/2017 at 5:31 PM, JeremiJello said:

he became white

Okay wow.

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JeremiJello   Paws Up 813
JeremiJello
13 hours ago, Hybrid Rose said:

Where are the mods tho? :poot:

mods for what?

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JeremiJello   Paws Up 813
JeremiJello

why do people keep bumping this old thread?

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RAMROD   Paws Up 21,969
RAMROD
10 minutes ago, JeremiJello said:

why do people keep bumping this old thread?

 

You will have to get used to it, fam!

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JeremiJello   Paws Up 813
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Just now, RAMROD said:

 

You will have to get used to it, fam!

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RAMROD   Paws Up 21,969
RAMROD
1 minute ago, JeremiJello said:

:interestinga:

 

The price for being controvershul ain't cheap, fam!

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alejandreaux   Paws Up 1,038
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On 9/7/2017 at 4:23 PM, JeremiJello said:

I'm also talking about the way they sing they sing the same sort of way all the time. While other people experiment with their voice. (yes I know gonna get ALOT of backlash for this comment) :nails:

you do know that most popular genres that are around today were developed from African-American styles of music right? Black people believe it or not created rock and roll in the 1940s-50s, which then spawned into pop music (that Michael Jackson, a black artist, solidified forever). Of course hip-hop, the most popular genre in america was invented by black people too. even country was originated from old types of soul/gospel music that was created by black people.

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Monster2015   Paws Up 823
Monster2015

Aside from Rihanna and The Weeknd, I agree with you that black artists don't appear in CURRENT pop music. 

 

Edit: Above comment is 100% correct. Also, many of the songs on the radio have black influences.

 

Ugh I hate making everything about race

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GhettoFabulous   Paws Up 13,485
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This mess of a thread is still open but the pewdiepie one is closed.......ok :lolly:

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Umm OT:  Tinashe, Rihanna????????? Are they not popstars? 

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