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Old 10-24-2009, 05:34 PM   #21
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Other artists that are legitimately bigger than U2 in America right now:

Lil Wayne
Kanye West
Jay-Z
Lady Gaga
Miley Cyrus
Rihanna

All are more relevant and more on the pulse of the youth of America.
our children are fucking stupid, there is no hope. Bring on 2012!!




Seriously, if that list is accurate, and im sure it is, what terrible company to keep. What a waste of talent, records, videos, airwaves, oxygen, etc. Awful, horrible music that is consumed by stupid stupid people.

Not one of those "acts" above could fill a stadium by themselves. It would probably take all of them just to fill one. And not one of those hacks has THE CLAW, not to mention three motherfucking CLAWS. Eat that bitches. U2 are the Godfathers of Biggest Band in the World. everyone else can suck it.
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That list is actually the best argument for U2, not against them.

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our children are fucking stupid, there is no hope. Bring on 2012!!




Seriously, if that list is accurate, and im sure it is, what terrible company to keep. What a waste of talent, records, videos, airwaves, oxygen, etc. Awful, horrible music that is consumed by stupid stupid people.

Not one of those "acts" above could fill a stadium by themselves. It would probably take all of them just to fill one. And not one of those hacks has THE CLAW, not to mention three motherfucking CLAWS. Eat that bitches. U2 are the Godfathers of Biggest Band in the World. everyone else can suck it.
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Depends how you measure it. Do you look at popularity as overall, or based on the performance of the most recent output? If the album sold enough to be one of the year's top releases but didn't generate any big hits and didn't really resonate in the wider mainstream, is it truly a success? Does it matter if the band fills the stadiums largely on the back of their older material? Is it really fair to compare the bands like U2, who rose to popularity in a completely different musical climate, to the newer bands from this decade?
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It's an outdated title which probably had some relevance a couple of decades ago, but now it's hard to give a shit.

I suppose Coldplay and Kings of Leon are more popular at the moment, even though U2 are always there.
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U2 right now are exactly like they were in 1997. And all those artists mentioned above -- Taylor Swift, Kings of Leon, Rihanna, etc. -- are exactly like Hanson, Jewel, and Puff Daddy were in 1997. That is, 12 years from now, they'll be minor artists with small profiles.

Whether U2 makes another jump back into the pop charts remains to be seen, but I wouldn't bet against them as they seem to be like Jason in Friday the 13th -- they just never go away.
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they're the biggest band in MY world. i don't really care about anyone else's.
My thoughts exactly. U2's albums will always sell the most in my heart.
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. . . 'and that', said the Cat in the Hat, 'is that'.

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Like it or not, the biggest artist in American popular music today is Taylor Swift. Check the numbers. Walk down the street and see what song is bumpin out of the stereos. Check the cultural impact and, yes, relevance.
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Since they are not catering to the current generation of young music fans who follow the current trends I'd say NO.

Not that it's a bad thing. Most people I know don't follow today's music and have no idea what's going on in the charts. Man, I'm getting old.
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Not one of those "acts" above could fill a stadium by themselves. It would probably take all of them just to fill one.
I hate to be the one to inform you, but Miley Cyrus does, in fact, fill stadiums by herself.
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I hate to be the one to inform you, but Miley Cyrus does, in fact, fill stadiums by herself.
Outside the US tho, and what stadiums? The Rose Bowl? Cant say i have heard of her doing it in the UK
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she would.
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she would.
She would What?
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fill stadiums by herself. if the wiggles can sell out multiple arena shows in new zealand, miley cyrus could sell out stadiums almost anywhere.
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^ Why isnt she cashing in on these untapped market then? She is a money making exercise after all! Nothing less. practically anyone could have been a Mylie Cyrus(given the same backing....thats the sad part for me. I dont think she could do a stadium tour outside of the Americas
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I don't think she could do a stadium tour in the Americas. She is absolutely loathed by the vast majority of rational people over the age of eleven here.
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She is well-loathed by a very large potion of the US.
And well-loved, for that matter. So is every other major entertainer.
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I don't think she could do a stadium tour in the Americas. She is absolutely loathed by the vast majority of rational people over the age of eleven here.
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I hate to be the one to inform you, but Miley Cyrus does, in fact, fill stadiums by herself.
well there was a huge demand for her a couple of years ago but that was for arena tour not stadium, at least here, but if she is filling stadiums or has in the last couple of years its news to me. And i would like to see the boxscores on that just out of curiousity, i suppose. I guess the average age of her typical fan is 10-12? Most of those kids will have forgotten about her in 3 years, if not sooner.

Is anyone else doing a stadium tour right now?
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