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Why can't Asian artists make it big in America?
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
because american are so full of themselves and always think they are the best
i think a lot of asian artist r hips more talented and work more hard than those so-called hollywood stars
but who cares ??? it is enough that they r well known in asian and we r proud to have such talented artists
Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
Difference in sounds between the music.

Japanese and Korean usually sound more happier and energetic than all the rap and stuff in America.
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coz we're asians..
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dunno why...but (no offense here) i think its just racists..
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
their english probably not that great
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Rain debuted in AMerica~ Only to go through a whole mess of getting sued for his name lol..
SE7EN debuted/is debuting too~
Dir en grey is doing pretty good~ at least among the gothic crowd.
Leehom Wang just played a sold-out show in Vegas.
Some are there, they're just not explosively popular haha.
Like someone said, because the style of music is different and not necessarily what's in right now.
Give it time
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American's don't like change, they want to be the top of the world. Sorry not want, they are the world power atm.

Who know's really, it could be because American's don't understand Asian languages, it could be because the're racist lol, it could also be because America does not want too much integration between Asian cultures and Western cultures. America may only want to build on what they have produced hence making their own country bigger and more powerful.

Who know's really? Only way to answer this would be to poll American's which I doubt will happen. =)

Just my thoughts, Seeya!
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08

Asian artists are different from western artists whatever~
A typical example is the difference between the fans of Asian groups/singers/actors and those of American g/s/a. We all know how crazy and obsessed the fans can be in Asia - their idols are like half of their entire life! Asian girls might like cute or girlish boys and some are YAOI Addict but few American girls would find them cute I suppose.
Also surely the difference in race can be a reason~
Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
yehh. realli, y cant azn be famous in de U.S onli spanish and otha.
waht rong wiht having azn pple famous in the U.S.? dat juz fuck upp
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BECAUSE when they try girls are too sluty and boys too vulgar!! if they didn't try to imitate american they will be better off
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juspasby wrote:

cuz their slanted eye is not big enough


Whats that have to do with anything o_
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lack of english skills perhaps
Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
Is this thread reffering to artists who are big in Asia or just people of Asian descent?

Anyways, Americans aren't used to and probably don't want to accept an Asian artist. I wouldn't call it racism, it's just that Asians are the smallest minority and haven't really defined themselves as people who have great voices or great dancing skills. Popular music did not originate in Asia, so the cream is not expected to from there. The only time you see a very popular Asian is in martial arts. There are Asian singers, models, and dancers, but none of them are as popular as Jackie Chan.

BTW, this is not what I think of Asian singers, but what I think the average American would think. I would love to see artists like M-flo, Emyli, Rain, and Utada Hikaru in the mainstream, but it won't happen for a while. I don't think Asian artists have made enough of a push to become mainstream. Most of them come out with one song and stop after that. For example, the rapper Jin. His debut song was pretty popular, but after that, he didn't really come out with any more videos for MTV or BET (at least not to my knowledge). Utada Hikaru only came out with one album in the states and it had no advertisement at all. No Asian artist to my knowledge has come out with consecutive videos, been on music shows, etc. like the average debut artist. I don't know if it's the record companies or whatever. Maybe it's not that Americans aren't ready for an Asian artist, but that an Asian artist hasn't been given as much exposure as the average debut artist.
Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08

RyoujokuNoAme wrote:

that's weird, cuz as far as i've noticed,
asian (well, especially japanese) music
is very popular. O.o


popular, but not mainstream. It's never played on the radio and the videos aren't shown on TV, except for the asian channels.
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