Friday, February 05, 2010

Where Are All the Male Performers At?

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YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Young D & Sean Shavers, Posted: Feb 03, 2010 Review it on NewsTrust

Women Know How to Make Themselves Shine
Ladies won big at the Grammys with famous artists like Beyonce, Fergie, Lady Gaga, and Pink in the building. The ladies cleaned up the house, especially Beyonce, who won six grammys and made history. Some people said women were the stars of the show. I think this was the Year of Women because female artists put in some serious work. In the entertainment business, you have to work daily to stay on top because new talent is always trying to come out. If you don't stay on top, you'll be forgotten real fast. This year, women just had more shine. I'm not saying they don't work hard. It's just that when you're making music, doing shows, making movies, and modeling, you have a better chance at being recognized and becoming big.

A lot of male artists don’t dance when they perform; they just rap. Singers who dance get more approval from their fans.

There aren't many popular male singers because there is serious competition to make some hot music. R&B music is a cool sound of music but I would not pay to see a male singer perform R&B because to me, R&B music was made for you to listen to with your lover. It's not really party music. Some of the stars like T Pain and Chris Brown collaborate with famous rappers on songs to boast their buzz.

The female artists, on the other hand, put on a show. I would see Beyonce perform any day. When I watch music videos by male rappers, I'm just looking at the females in their videos.

There are male rappers who bring the same level of energy as Beyonce brings, but not many dudes want to look at dudes performing on stage.

-- Young D